Sure, you could totally pick your favorite gun, find a side arm that
fits your style, and tweak the Killstreaks, Deathstreaks, and Perks to
your liking, but then you'll just end up doing well. You don't want to
do well. You want to be annoying. You want to be the player the other
players curse and scream about. You want to be so annoying that you make
other players rage quit and write angry comments online about how bad
the game's multiplayer is. That's what you want, and we're here to help.
We've put together a list of not the best, but the most brutally
dickish custom classes we've come up with to help ruin other players'
While in no way included simply to one-up the previous Modern
Warfare games' respective nuke-death and No Russian moments, MW3's London bombing scene certainly made an
impact when it appeared online last week. Mainly because a little girl
gets blown to smithereens. That kind of thing will cause a fuss.
however controversial her death may be, there's something far more
offensive in that scene. Something that infiltrates every corner of the
frame, and oozes from every pixel with reptilian depravity. Yes, I'm
talking about the disgusting, badly-observed stereotyping of the noble
British people. Seriously, were I not so affronted it would be hilarious. Click on, and I'll tear this tower of brutal deceit right down. For God and the Commonwealth.
Brawlers are practically nonexistent on consoles outside of the Wii, and
with the next Super Smash Bros. coming out in who knows when, what are mascot
rumble enthusiasts to do? Enter Cartoon Network’s Punch Time Explosion XL – a
brawler featuring the popular cartoon characters from Cartoon Network’s many
T.V. shows. With 26 playable characters including: the Powerpuff Girls,
Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, and narration
by Space Ghost’s George Lowe, it's a game brawler fans will want to check
We're tired of hearing people say that there's nothing to play on the 3DS. Sure, it doesn't have the robust library of the original DS, but it's a new console, and it's going through some growing pains. But that's the thing with growing pains - once they're over, you're bigger, and the 3DS's library is no different. Next month, Cave Story 3D is coming out on the system, and it looks like it has the capacity to be the best version yet. We recently sat down with Jack Niida from NIS America and took a tour through one of the game's earlier levels, checking out the popular indie platformer's first retail release.
may not be Halloween just yet, but you can at least start prepping yourself
early. To help get you in the mood, we’ve brought together some of our favorite
Halloween-themed content from across the gaming spectrum in one video. Only a
few games over the years have actually taken place on the last day of October (although) some MMOs like to live it up with awesome Halloween celebrations, but plenty of gamers have picked up the slack by creating their
own custom content with mods for some of their favorite games. We’ve pulled
together some of the best of both, sotake a look and re-live some old favorites (or discover some new ones)!
NO! We’re not talking about frigging hockey masks! Nobody has
ever strapped on this mouthless,
empty-eyed, bone-colored facial façade with the intent of instilling a victim
with the fear and intimidation that comes with facing down a goaltender. No, virtually
every game character not playing for the NHL who’s ever put on a hockey mask is
doing it for one reason, and one reason only: to crib from Jason Voorhees. And
that’s our incredibly loose criteria here.
With that in mind, we tried to find as many instances of
characters dressing up as Friday the 13th’s hero (yes, he is the hero) in honor of Halloween. So turn out your lights and put
the lawyers to bed... it’s time for Jason Masks. Let’s start with the obvious...
before unboxing a “Special” edition meant netting anything from a Master Chief
helmet to an Altair action figure, the act usually consisted of cracking the
shrink wrap on a tin case to discover a miniature art book or making-of DVD.
While scooping up these limited releases has gotten more exciting – and expensive
– in recent years, this season’s offerings seem to be scaling back. Some
publishers seem to think downloadable extras are an acceptable substitute for
cool swag, and Activision’s even shelving their annual Call of Duty Prestige
Edition – you know, the one that previously gave us working night-vision
goggles – for an all-digital Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition...
Crytek said that Crysis was too “advanced” to run on
consoles when it came out in 2007. Now, four short years later, the state of
the industry has changed, and getting Crysis to run on the Xbox 360 and
PlayStation 3 is more important than it was when the PC exclusive FPS launched
to rave reviews. Even after EA and Crytek made the announcement we were still skeptical
as to how it would work, but after getting hands-on with the game we’re happy
with the result, even if some hefty concessions had to be made...
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...
The first-ever Call of Duty XP was, as you may have seen in
our earlier video, a two-day orgy of ziplines, paintball and Modern Warfare 3
multiplayer – but it was also a chance for developers Sledgehammer and
Beachhead to show off what they’ve been able to accomplish at the reins of the
world’s biggest gaming franchise. At the event, we caught up with a
representative of each company – specifically Sledgehammer’s co-founder Glen
Schofield and Beachhead Product Manager Noah Heller – to get their thoughts on
XP, fan reaction to Call of Duty Elite and what it’s like to step into Infinity