Seriously, we know you’re busy people! We also know a lot of you reading GamesRadar haven’t ever listened to our filthy, stupid podcast: TalkRadar. We understand your trepidation. They're too long, podcasts are boring, etc… Well, here’s a bite-sized clip we humbly ask that you try super-quick like! It may not be what you were expecting
So I was playing Uncharted 2 a little over a month ago and was left in absolute awe over the design of each and every elaborate Temple. And by that I mean purely from a gameplay perspective, and certainly not as an architectural compliment. Pulleys, footholds, and movable crates may make for a fun PlayStation experience, but when it comes to protecting The Sacred This or That... Good Gods, they fail miserably!
Alright, so obviously having your games displayed in native 1080p doesn't matter like, say, remembering never to cross the streams if you and a friend ever find yourselves firing proton packs. Still, there's a little pixel whore inside all of us who demands attention, wants to be bought nice things and always desires that slightly higher resolution in her games.
She died a little having to play the sub HD Halo 3, Modern Warfare 2 and Alan Wake, then wept for joy when she realised she could play Full Auto 2: Battlelines and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 1080p. But with the news that 3D PS3 games will only be able to run at 720p and below, games outputting at the magic snowboarding number may soon become an endangered species. The question is, do you care?
You've read this sort of feature before. Website X points out that Character Y looks a whole lot like Celebrity Z. Readers agree or disagree. Publish and repeat. The articles are always fun, but eventually, the same obvious choices show up again and again.
So what makes mine any different? I didn't decide these matches – an all-knowing, face-recognizing, database-searching, algorithm-crunching computer did!
With E3 right on the horizon, the tidal wave of major releases we’ve been enduring for what seems like months has finally subsided. With companies focused on their big press events, you’ll finally have some time to sit down with that huge pile of games that’s lurking in your room. At least until the E3 announcements are made, at which point you’ll be grabbing for your credit card to pre-order the next wave of greatness.
Liked Uncharted 2's gorgeous (if overpopulated with weird Yeti men) snow environments? Of course you did. Well, there's potential good news for all those that love a bit of the digital powered stuff, because Uncharted 3 could feature a snow-covered Norwegian town according to a German website run by Sony.
As much as we love the idea of catching hypothermia with Drake again, there are other mystical places we'd love the enterprising adventurer to explore. So if you've ever wondered what would happen if Nathan braved the pyramids or lost city of Atlantis, read inside.
Regardless of whether you've noticed, or whether we're being completely pedantic about this whole issue, a lot of A-grade games have duff flaws in them. And what do we do? Accept it. We play all the way through the game ignoring some of the stuff that in any other title we'd have dashed back to the shop and demanded a refund.
So here's a look at the some of the biggest games we could find that contain incredible flaws that we we're happy to overlook...
Last night I finished Just Cause 2. My lasting memories of the game will be its incredibly beautiful world, the massive array of brilliant vehicles to drive/pilot and the amount of stuff you can mindlessly blow the shit out of. But there'll be a sadness there too. Despite these thrills the boss battles kicked me hard in the balls due to their unbelievably mundane, by-the-numbers exploits. So what is it with game’s frequently missing the target with boss fights?
While playing a bit of Spirit Tracks I bumped into a tiny old man named Niko, who’s apparently been a part of Link and Zelda’s watery quests since the Wind Waker days. After that revelation shook its way through my bones, I realized, oh hey, his name’s Niko… as in Niko Bellic!
GamesRadar is the premiere source for everything that matters in the world of video games. Casual or core, console or handheld - whatever systems you own or whatever genres you love, GamesRadar is there to filter out what's worth your time and to help you get even more from your games. We deliver the best advice, the most in-depth features, expert reviews, and the essential guides for all the top games.