Our amigos in the animal kingdom do the darndest things, don’t they? Rolling around in shit. Playing poker in iconic paintings. Whopping you at Wii tennis. What, you didn’t know that your pets could totally annihilate your ass at games? If you need further proof just cast your peepers down below to see a variety of chimps, cats and dogs totally owning everything from Pac man to Metal Gear Solid. Hell, your gerbil’s probably
It is nothing short of a miracle that the English-speaking world just received the fighting game mash-up Tatsunoko vs Capcom. The brawler has a gathering of Capcom characters facing off against creations from Tatsunoko, a decades-old animation house whose name isn’t well known outside Japan, though you may know some of its work, like Speed Racer and Samurai Pizza Cats.
MGS Peace Walker's weapons get musicalAbove: Get ready for Snake's weapons to serenade you Poor Hideo Kojima. With the news that MGS: Peace Walker is set to include singing weapons, it seems the Metal Gear mastermind has finally gone of his rocker.
Publisher Konami announced that the game’s weapons can also speak to each other using something called VOCALOID technology. Supposedly, this will make them über smart. Forget
Few sounds in this life are sweeter than the "boop" or “ding” noise that comes when you have earned an Achievement on 360 or Trophy on PS3. Not only do you get the satisfaction of completing an in-game goal, but points get added to the overall score attached to your online profile, showing your friends how awesome you are.
Everyone knows Tetris. Everyone loves Tetris. But did you know that Tetris can teach you much more than just how to tidy things up in a nice, orderly fashion? Well it can. Visualised through the medium of seven different coloured shapes, Tetris is a tiny parallel microcosm of our own lives. We are possibly talking bollocks, but these are, in our opinion, the things that Tetris teaches us about life. Prepare for existential
Facelifts and other forms of cosmetic surgery aren’t just for aging MILFs, dried-up Hollywood C-listers and 40 stone blobs who have to get forklifted out of their beds. No, sometimes our favourite game stars need a bit of a nip and tuck too. After all, there’s no point battling hordes of the undead or saving the planet from a cult of religious alien zealots if you’re sporting last season’s armour or an out of date
With the possible exception of unexplainable, extraordinary inspiration, the factors which define a game’s quality are roughly quantifiable. The success of a game, however, involves slightly more chance, as the variables are less precise. When is the best time to launch a new PS3 exclusive FPS? Is there a market for fighting games on the Wii? The Western audience likes Final Fantasy – shouldn’t it like other Japanese RPGs?
When brilliant tactical masterminds aren't.
Every dog has its day. But we're not talking about dogs. We're talking about video games. Video games that were once great and mighty and strong but have for whatever reason failed to retain their status as being a big deal. These are all games that at one time or another created a deafening, self-perpetuating buzz around themselves. But now...? Well, they're just 'big' games that don't get the love like they used to.
We like to end things on a positive note. That’s why 2009 was capped with not only our annual Platinum Chalice Awards, but also a whole week’s worth of celebratory articles talking about the accomplishments of the past decade. Now though, with ’09 safely out of range for a retaliatory strike, we can piss all over the idiotic, baffling and just plain dumb occurrences that peppered our otherwise fine year.