Numbers. Man, there must be millions of ‘em. Seems like every other game on the shelf has a number in it. Boy, I bet you could count to a hundred using just videogame titles and related items. Let’s see if I’m right.
After a long two-week absence, Shane Patterson rejoins the crew just in time to celebrate TalkRadar’s 18th birthday. With our podcast finally old enough to vote, buy cigarettes and go to the mall by itself, we briefly put aside our usual yammering for a weirdly serious talk about the ethics of software piracy.
Another year, another grueling E3 experience for all involved. As press, we have to be in constant motion, reading, writing and presenting all the information that's blasted at our eyes and ears. As readers, you're tasked with digesting an ocean of content in 72 constantly updated hours. It's a hell of a ride and we're glad to be at the end, especially given the rather dismal nature of this year's show.
Instead of wasting your weekend
Amusement Vision’s brace of Ryu Ga Gotoku games on the PS2 (the first of which was released in the west as Yakuza) effectively picked up where Sega-AM2’s unfinished Shenmue series left off, full of memorable characters and big fight scenes. Some things have changed in Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan! aka Yakuza 3. This third game in the series is set in 17th century Kyoto and its surroundings, and concerns itself more with samurai
Walking. Brooding. Staring. They’re all popular activities in Japanese crime series Yakuza, and this - the third - is the talkiest, broodiest, stariest installment yet. Oh, it’s changed a bit - the sudden shift from the present day to the 1640s is a bit jarring at first - but the important things are still present and correct. You still stamp on men’s faces. You still hang out with giggling ladies. And you still talk a
Russian publisher 1C recently announced plans to launch an attack on the West with a massive collection of new titles. Partnering with Atari, 1C hopes to serve the West's insatiable appetite for games with a wide selection of titles ranging from fresh first-person shooters to big rig truck simulators and medieval warfare titles. Read on for our impressions on their nine new titles and follow the links for new screens and trailers.
Cryostasis: This first-person shooter places you aboard an
Yakuza 2, the sequel to Segas sprawling gang-land saga, was just released in Japan. We loved the original so much – seriously, go get it – that we couldnt wait to rip off the plastic and get back to beating the crap out of henchmen. Too bad the game wouldnt let us for over a half hour. What!? This isnt Xenosaga, Sega. We dont want forty minutes of cutscenes before the game even starts. If every game let us beat up a yakuza henchman on the title screen, then surely the videogame
Look around. You'd almost think companies were never going to release a PS2 game ever again. We're constantly being bombarded with images of the latest and greatest upcoming titles for the PS3, 360 and the Wii.
One thing that's easy to forget in all the next-gen hype, though, is that there are over 100 million PS2s out there in the world. With those kinds of numbers, publishers would be crazy to quit cold turkey. As a matter of fact, there are still lots of PS2 titles coming - they're just not
Okay, so you're still saving your pennies in the hope that someday you'll be able to get a shiny, new PlayStation 3. Don't feel like there's nothing at all to play on your PS2. It may not be the new hotness, but it's got plenty to keep you from going into the irradiated wasteland some call "outside".
Tomb Raider Anniversary - Crystal Dynamics - PS2 - ETA: June 2007
Why is a remake of a ten-year-old game so important? Because Laras original adventure is one of PlayStations all-time greats, and
Often cited as Super Nintendo's last great hurrah, the original Yoshi's Island was a cracking twist on the Mario platforming template and a rare star outing for the plumber's trusty steed.
Brought back from the grave a couple of years ago on Nintendo's portable Resurrection Engine (known to the general public as GBA), as the confusingly named Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's baby-ferrying jump-a-thon has weathered the years remarkably well.
It just goes to show that good game