Thursday 18 January 2007
To Wii or not to Wii? That is the fan-angering, sniggersome question provoked by Nintendo's dithering back and forth as to just how we'll be playing Super Paper Mario. One second it's a GameCube exclusive, the next it's also on the Wii, and now it's apparently only on the Wii. Nintendo doesn't seem to know what's going on; leading us to make plans to hijack the next Ask Iwata session to squeeze answers from the head honchos.
The game adopts the charming 2D stylings of
Turquoise waypoints angle like zigzag avionics over flak-lit terrain zoomed mile-high: ETA 1:33. Perfect. we pull the trigger on a squad of spider-legged siege bots (they'll scamper north to scout a fog-cloaked resource field) then drop back low, panning a few hundred feet over desiccated riverbeds and scrub-covered hills before finding our base - a plateau tattooed with power plants feeding circuit-riddled factories, generators, fabricators, turbines, and missile launchers.
By the river, our
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That was unexpected. Facing off against three other players - Red, Green and Blue - we've just been defeated. And it was going so well: we'd been conducting constant, searching raids against all our opponents. We'd made steady progress - taking out our enemies' production facilities scattered all over the ice-plains.
And then, trouble. A UFO slowly looms across the screen. Our anti-air batteries are weak and barely scratch its surface. The UFO's metal shell opens. A single laser fires from its
The Silent Hill series
It's a safe bet that we all play games the same way: lights on, volume at a reasonable level, perhaps other stuff going on in the background as well. For most games, that's totally cool. But there are some that you have not even begun to experience. Yes, some games demand that you completely alter your surroundings and let the mood seep through your skull, soaking every cell in your body with excessive atmosphere.
So, we mined our collective memories and came up with
Forgot the 1996 USDA study that found nearly 80 percent of America's ground beef contained cow-manure bacteria. Because cheeseburgers... mmmm, so luscious. We stomp Texas-Double-Whoppers into the face orifices of any nearby children. And after feedy-time, we keep the young'uns completely immobile with Burger King video
Every year is a good year for the PC. Computer gamers needn't worry about console launches, system shortages or a dearth of quality titles. They customize their own systems, they upgrade whenever they want or need to, and they get to play practically every game in some form. Usually with the best possible graphics. Last-gen, current-gen, next-gen... the PC is always in the cutting-edge generation.
Although this technological freedom translates into a variety and depth of games limited only by
The Zone may be something of a solitary place when you're adventuring through the story mode, but S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 's multiplayer component is anything but lonely. Spread across three distinct gameplay types, the competitive action is fast and deadly. Some of the multiplayer features are obviously inspired by previous hits - such as buying weapons before each round - while others are new innovations that help keep the run-and-gun action feeling
When you first start playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s single player adventure, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out who (and what) else is out there. Because all of the different factions have their own motivations, it falls to the player to determine who is friend and who is foe.
Exploring the early levels, we ran across three competing factions of stalkers: Duty, Freedom and Loners. The Duty faction is composed of ex-military personnel who are driven by a desire to protect the world from
You murder friends and strangers everyday. Your bullets might shred their insides. Your missiles might leave them in chunks on the floor. But afterwards, you always fantasize about draining their life savings, leaving their family starving and homeless as the unsympathetic wind carries their tortured howls into nothingness.
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