We love games. We love films. And most of all, we love a good pun. That’s why we’ve taken some of our favourite movies and games and stuffed them into a giant blender for mighty mash-up results. Ever wondered what would happen if Kratos collided with the Corleone crime family? Or if Sackboy met Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes? Well wonder no more, because we've answered your day-dreaming prayers with the following mash-up movie
Thanks to his videogame-based cinematic failures, Uwe Boll is one of the most loathed men on the internet right now. In fact his detractors hate his work so much that most of them have never watched any of it.
So in the interests of scientific endeavor, we picked up three Boll DVDs and commited ourselves to watching them all in one night. Does Boll deserve the vitriol he so readily receives from the gaming community? Read on and find out.
Alone in the Dark invented the survival horror genre. Hell, the original Alone in the Dark was arguably the first to introduce fear itself into the gaming experience. You wouldn't believe how terrified we were of a couple of shadowy strategically placed polygon blocks back in 1994...
Now imagine what the franchise can do with cutting edge graphics, surround sound, real world physics and cinematic storytelling. More importantly, after
So many sequels, so much hype, so little time... Let our foolproof guide help you cut through the crap before it's even released
2008's Alone in the Dark can be summarized in two words: poor execution. The game was a technical mess, wrapped within a ridiculous story, but its ambition and attempt at innovation are impossible to deny. In fact, Alan Wake – which released last week to mostly positive reviews – shares many of the same ideas and concepts.
The one very distinguishable difference? Alan Wake is actually good, while Alone in the Dark is clearly not. Here's how two surprisingly similar games ended up so far apart in quality...
Say what you will about Alone in the Dark, but 2008's fatally flawed horror/fire adventure had one thing that even its angriest critics found hard to hate: an awesome musical score. Performed by all-female choir group Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, the music perfectly sets the stage for an pitched battle against a monolithic and unknowable evil. And if you listen to Who Am I?, its most prominent track, with the game's premise in mind (a race against time to prevent the apocalypse in a single night), the desperate vocals and crashing symphony arrangement are enough to inspire chills - something the game itself failed to do...
Not all sequels are destined for greatness. Tag along as we remember the follow-ups that time forgot...
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In the concluding part of our in-depth look at Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's new espionage RPG, today we're revealing new and exclusive details about the game's sexy femme fatales and how getting into bed with a female operative is about more than just carnal desire.
We’ve already considered armed conflict, stealth and gadgets as essential parts of the super spy’s armoury, but there’s one more vital component which no successful operative can ignore and that’s the language d’amour; or to put it another way, the ability to sweet talk the honeys into giving you just what you require.
In the coming week we'll be going in deep with Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's new espionage RPG and revealing new and exclusive details. Each day we'll post new info on a particular element of the game: today we're looking at the array of weapons at your disposal and customisable combat system.
In Alpha Protocol, your biggest weapon may be choice, but as any serious super spy will tell you, it doesn’t hurt to back up your choices with a locker full of deadly firepower. Fortunately Michael Thorton, Alpha Protocol’s protagonist, doesn’t just rely on silky smooth seduction skills, gadget mania or stealthy lurking about in the shadows, but can draw on a veritable arsenal of destruction every bit as impressive as any Bourne or Bond.