E3’s gone dark for another year, and as we bid farewell to the rip-roarin’-est show in years we find ourselves buzzing with anticipation. The FPS field is crowded, as usual, with several massive sequels (and a handful of promising but unproven new titles). Since you need to know which of these are worth your time and money, we’ve selected a few top-shelf shooters for comparison. Let the merciless scrutiny begin!
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Getting one of the best platformers of all time with four player support should be a godsend, right? Sorta. And even though the game retains the DS’s impeccable tight and intuitive, the characters goofily occupy a physical space in a relatively small field. “Up To Four Friends!” can now halt your movement, ruin timed jumps, and even swallow you while riding on Yoshi. Furthermore, one player
1) A Lego game will finally let you build your own levels, Lego-styleLego Indiana Jones 2 will feature new levels based on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, along with “re-imaginings” of scenes from the first three films that appear differently than they did in the original Lego Indy. Horrified yet? Well, here’s a piece of news that might lift your spirits
The biggest gaming show of the year isn't over quite yet, but the three biggest conferences have already come and gone. So what was your favorite moment? Best announcement? Most awkward presenter? Did your favorite company meet your expectations? Tell us what you thought!
E3 2009 is alive and kicking, and T-Dar is bringing you the first of many updates from the show floor. Up first is a look at Batman: Arkham Asylum, Just Cause 2, Aliens vs Predator, Microsoft’s Natal motion tech, the big three press conferences and oh so much more.
For the first time ever, GamesRadar will be live-blogging the three major press conferences of E3 – Microsoft (Monday, 10:30am PST), Nintendo (Tuesday, 9:00am PST) and Sony (Tuesday, 11:00am). Naturally we’ll be here all week reporting every scrap of information we can about the biggest and loudest E3 in years
Before we dunk our collective heads into the salty man-pool that is E3 2009, let’s take a moment to reflect on the events and images of E3 2004. Just five years ago Nintendo was struggling, Sony was unquestionably on top and Microsoft only had Halo 2 to keep fans attentive. Today… well, it’s a little different, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves
Contrary to what you might think, E3 isn’t all brilliant new games, booth babes and free beer. A lot of the time the biggest, best and most exciting games event on the planet is actually as dull and hope-dashing as a Sony graph-led press conference. And whether it’s dealing with console delays or waiting in a line (with enough BO to erode titanium) to play Wii Sports, the history of the event has been riddled with letdowns. So to
In this week’s trailer trash, we’ve selected videos for casual games to outrage your brain. From downloadable shovelware to half-hearted licensed schlock, something here is guaranteed to make you shake your head in disgust.
Next week, we’ll know. Next week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will begin and nearly every major publisher and developer will reveal their secrets. Next week, we’ll know which rumors were true and which games actually exist. After next week, the future will be (somewhat) clear. Seriously, though, where’s the fun in that? We prefer this week, when the mystery still remains and our imaginations can still roam wild.