In 2008, Visual Concepts found itself in the unenviable position of picking up the 2K hockey series in mid-development, with only five months to build and complete NHL 2K9. The critics assailed the game with an average Metacritic rating of 6.8. The company took the beating, focused its new team and, in response, built a deep, impressive-looking follow-up that packs a massive array of visual upgrades, customizable options and online features.
From its inception, the idea behind Week of Geek has been “as niche as possible.” To some, an article about videogame music is obscure enough, but as an ardent fan of all things VGM, I wanted to truly geek out and talk about game music that references other game music.
In a medium full of perfect teeth, washboard stomachs and breasts that have their own gravitational pull, it’s rare to see characters with disabilities. But they do exist… and they’ve done some badass things. Be it killing gods, eating hardened soldiers or even creating the Nintendo universe; being physically challenged never got in the way of this bunch’s fun.
Disabled and deadly in: Metal Gear Solid 3:
Once again, Trailer Trash saves you from the boredom of slick, glossy, overproduced game trailers with a fine selection of craptacular awfulness guaranteed to make you\xA0 give up your favorite hobby. To wit: we have an entire page dedicated to Daisy Fuentes and her immovable boobs (that's page 2 if you want to click ahead.)
Where were we when we last saw Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2? Oh right, we were a bit taken aback by Sigma’s lack of gore compared to the original Ninja Gaiden II on 360.
Game cheats have spawned an entire industry of their own. It began in the back pages of magazines, then in full cheat books, and finally settled on the internet, where sharing cheats is as established as sharing ultra-niche Bolivian porn. Just ask our tireless CheatPlanet editor, Paul Ryan, and he’ll probably tell you, “Yeah, cheats. People like those.”
Everyone expects certain movies to receive the video game treatment. It's pretty much law, for example, that all kid films and superhero flicks are converted for the purposes of gaming entertainment. But sometimes a movie tie-in that absolutely nobody was waiting for comes out of nowhere and surprises us all. They're the games based on the movies that really have no business ever being made into a game. Here are 10 such examples of misfiring
New Super Mario Bros Wii takes the classic Mario format into unfamiliar multiplayer territory. While we’ve had the occasional battle and race modes in previous handheld versions, this is the first time the game has been built from the ground up around a four-player competitive mechanic.
We recently got the chance to spend some extended time with the game and its ten varied levels.
You may be familiar with Andy Riley's superb book The Bunny Suicides. We liked it so much, we thought we'd create an homage to it, using everyone's favourite flower-headed people.
These Pikmin burned too bright for this world. Rest in pieces
Ever wondered what it would be like to have video game characters in your Pokemon party? Why choose boring old Bulbasaur when you can choose a beautiful Kasumi? Or a level 50 Sackboy?
We've given 21 game characters the Pokemon treatment, with four moves to choose from and some evolutionary states too.
Who would you choose?