When the hero's mistakes end the world instead of saving it.
Much like the Oscars tend to ignore movies released between January and September, end-of-year game awards usually forget the top-notch software released in the first six months. It’s true that the holiday shopping season is stacked with surefire hits, but let’s not forget the games that kept boredom at bay when 2009 was still the New Year.
Summer’s right around the corner (starting tomorrow in fact) and despite the glorious weather that comes with it, this time of year is usually thought of as the unsufferable months until the real games come out this winter. Seriously, we’re getting tired of a hundred games flooding stores between October and December. Spread the love throughout the year, dummies!
Everyone loves looking at celebrities. And based on our current cheats traffic, everyone loves playing The Sims 3. Following that infallible logic, a combination of the two could, should and would win the hearts, minds and clicks of the entire internet!
That was the idea, anyway. Then I actually headed over to The Sims 3 official website, started browsing their user exchange and discovered the horrible, horrible truth.
EXCLUSIVE: Radar competes, reports, and brings you all the videos
Why can’t some people just call a spade a spade? Or, in the case of video games, call a health pack a health pack, instead of a multi-purpose, cosmic healitron 3000. We’re sick of developers trying to give their games extra context or dimension by pasting unnecessary and sometimes baffling terminology onto simple, every day game actions or objects. It’s convoluted, embarrassing and totally comically. Below are some of the
Splinter Cell Conviction
Sam Fisher’s gone through some midlife crisis-sized changes over the past couple of years. One minute he’s a tortured emo agent on the run, with as little respect for the law as he does for kept facial hair. The next he’s a malicious murderer, who makes Jack Bauer look like Jack Osborne.
Above: From badly groomed to just plain bad
The Conviction of 2007 has heavy influences from
At E3 this year, we experimented with a new type of video, what we’ve dubbed the “one-shot.” The idea is simple: to capture as much of the thrill and bustle of the show floor as possible in a single 60 second take, closing with a velvet-rope cameo by a famed developer. Let us know what you think – if you like ‘em, we’ll do moar next year!
This week's topics:
Top 7… E3 announcements you missed – the stories and games that slipped right past us.
Nintendo’s E3 press conference – was a lot like last year’s, and we’ve got the audio evidence.
Prototype Super Review – Mikel finally admits he accepts bribes from Microsoft. And Activision. Oh and Sony. Probably Nintendo too.
You never knew they were so wrong...