Need a break from the lurid bursts of awesomeness screaming out of San Diego? Then we suggest having a look at some of this week’s worst trailers in another thrilling edition of Trailer Trash. No packed-to-the-gills special appearances by Hayao Miyazaki or spectacular Green Hornet reveals, just the most futile bits of video game video we could find, rounded out with sardonic commentary. Enjoy!
Listening to pundits, parents, and politicians, you'd think that videogames were the worst plague ever visited upon humankind. They make us dumb. They make us violent. They make us perverted. They make us twitchy and impatient. They make us disconnected loners and social misfits.
Here's the antidote to such overblown criticism – seven games that will make you smarter. Next time someone's trying to tell you that your hobby is stupid, show them one of these and see if they can solve even a fraction of its brilliance...
When you look back over the past ten years, what will you remember? The sparkly new consoles? The fantastic new franchises? The exciting, unforgettable moments that made you proud to be a gamer?
Yeah, we’ll certainly reminisce about those over the coming week of decade-themed features. We’ll pick the best characters, the sexiest stars, the most memorable moments and the important-est games.
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.)
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.
Looking for categories like Best PSP Driving Game? Greatest Achievement in Control Layout, Artistic? Eastern European Developer Most Worth Watching in 2011? Then our end-of-year awards might not be for you.
GamesRadar's Platinum Chalices are different. We're not interested in checking off a massively tedious list of genres, platforms and technical subdivisions… we'd much rather focus on the stuff that makes this hobby, you know, fun. And reward whichever games delivered the most of that stuff.
So if you're looking for the best fan service, most satisfying gore or greatest achievement in old-school kickassery in 2010, you've definitely come to the right celebration. Let's get it started…
Who doesn't love zombies? Well, apart from Jill Valentine, communists and possibly the Wolfman. It's also a well known science type fact that the living dead automatically make any game they appear in amazing. And who are we to dispute scienticians? That's why we've taken some games we'd love to see stuffed full of the undead and, thanks to Photoshop, made our zombie dreams so.
Not a single E3 goes by without a whole host of corporate screw-ups and bloopers happening live on stage in front of millions of people. And as GamesRadar, it's our moral and ethical duty to mercilessly mock the merry hell out of them all.
Last year, we did that with a little custom video that proved once and for all that video game music absolutely makes E3 better. But for this year's video, we've enlisted the service of the internet's premiere dispenser of sarcastic music mockery to wipe the floor with every embarrassing moment at the show. And at E3 2010, there were a hell of a lot. Whether it's Shiggy Miyamoto spectacularly failing to play his own game due to WiFi issues or the whole mortifying debacle that was Microsoft's conference, he's going to nail them all in one comprehensive two-and-a-half minute assault. So with no more time to waste, off he goes. Play E3 off, Keyboard Cat.
Once again, we begin our yearly celebration of all things great in gaming, the Platinum Chalices. For
our sixth annual awards event, though, we’re doing things a little differently, posting the Chalices in three parts. So while you can still
expect to see our “normal” Chalices later in the day, as well as our Game of
the Year, we’re starting today off with our special and console-exclusive
awards. If a game deserved a nod for doing something unique this year, or stood out as
the best title to only be available on one platform, you’ll find it here.
Be sure to check back later this afternoon, as our Platinum Chalices continue!
Though gaming is, all things considered, quite enjoyable, it can sometimes plummet you into the dark depths of despair. These are the moments that make us scream out to the heavens in anger...