Once again, we begin our yearly celebration of all things great in gaming, the Platinum Chalices. For
our sixth annual awards event, though, we’re doing things a little differently, posting the Chalices in three parts. So while you can still
expect to see our “normal” Chalices later in the day, as well as our Game of
the Year, we’re starting today off with our special and console-exclusive
awards. If a game deserved a nod for doing something unique this year, or stood out as
the best title to only be available on one platform, you’ll find it here.
Be sure to check back later this afternoon, as our Platinum Chalices continue!
GamesRadar’s Platinum Chalice awards begins this Friday, so to stoke anticipation for the occasion we’re revealing one of our five Game of the Year nominees each day this week. Be sure to check out the videos for the previous days’ nominees, Portal 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The Chalices will be posted on Friday afternoon (Pacific time), after which we’ll reveal a video of our winner.
While Portal and Zelda are obvious contenders, a slightly less likely candidate, especially for the many gamers that don’t play on their PCs, is The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
Classic Christmas movies adapted into video games, from Home Alone to Gremlins to Die Hard and beyond. Each played out in five seconds or less, with special effects in the style of MS Paint. Why? Whyever the hell not?
In just a matter of months CM Punk has gone from
undervalued and underrated to the one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE,
currently holding the top title belt in the promotion. Thanks in part to his
appeal to older fans and his respect for wrestling’s past, he’s at the top of
his game these days. It seems the rest of sports entertainment has finally
caught on to what hardcore fans have known for years: CM Punk is the best in
We're in the midst of the annual downpour of sales and doorbuster deals. If you're a GR regular who wants to gently steer a non-gamer toward a few titles on your wish list, or if you're someone who's not really into videogames but needs to pick up a surefire winner for the discerning gamer in your life, our video guide of 10 perfect holiday picks will help you make an informed decision!
Eating at Panda Express can hardly be considered an achievement in real life, but if you get your tubby Pandaren rolling, you can earn the "Panda Express" achievement in the new expansion for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. At Blizzcon 2011, we entered the beautiful and lush world of Pandaria to get some hands-on time with our male Pandaren monk named George.
PC gaming has gone through a shift in the past few years. While analysts have been predicting its demise at the hands of pirates and consoles, the industry has adapted not by charging more, but by charging less. Now, publishers that scrambled to adapt their business to support console development are rapidly throwing things in reverse, and finding ways to bring their games onto the PC with a free-to-play business model.
The kings of PC gaming are being dethroned by free titles trying to give players the biggest bang for their buck – a trend that Xfire president Mark Donovan has been following closely. We recently had a chat with Donovan about Xfire, PC gaming, and how free-to-play titles are changing everything...
WWE SmackDown vs Raw is no more, and in its place is the new and easy to remember title WWE '12. After years of dominating the world of wrestling games, THQ is out to make a fresh start, though the publisher and the Yuke's development team aren't forgetting what made SmackDown so huge. Not too long ago we saw the gameplay tweaks and creation suite updates, and now we've seen the single player offerings. Fan favorite modes Road to WrestleMania and WWE Universe are back, but just how much have they changed for this new era?
War of the Worlds, the book, is perhaps the most recognizable title in science
fiction. The War of the Worlds, the radio drama, famously inspired mass panic in its listeners. The War of the Worlds, the films, have earned
Academy Awards and hundreds of millions of dollars.
what is special and memorable about The War of the Worlds, the videogame, due
on XBLA and PSN late this year? Find out in our full-access video preview, featuring Martian insects, violent electrocution, Out of This World references, narration by the mesmerizing Patrick Stewart and more...
to the ever-expanding selection of viable digital distribution platforms -
including Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and the iOS App Store -
it's easier than ever for independent game developers to dream up fantastic new
ideas and get them into the hands of willing players. And they're responding in
kind by spawning some truly amazing and slick-looking game ideas for all sorts
of platforms, many of which recently enthralled us while wandering the floor at
PAX. We've collected 10 of our most anticipated indies across various platforms
and genres, so if you're seeking something fresh and unique in the months ahead,
here's a look at some of the more enticing possibilities on the horizon...