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!
Super Stardust HD, the top-down shooter from the PS3, has a new
iteration bound for the Vita, Super Stardust: Delta. We go hands on with the
twin-stick shooter and blow up some mega sized space rocks...
UPDATE: Well, that's all she wrote. But even if you missed it, you can check out our two-hours of video in the article.
As The Old Republic servers boot up and invite players in, Star Wars Galaxies is shutting down, ending its nearly nine years of service with battles and celebrations. To celebrate the twilight of this fading star, we're going to be live streaming the last two hours of the game starting at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT, enjoying the final events and talking to fans of the important, influential MMO.
To many, Star Wars Galaxies was their first experience in an MMORPG. I was one such person. I played the game based not on my love for the genre or devotion to Sony Online Entertainment, but because of the license. But far after the allure of Jedi and Stormtroopers wore off I stayed, and had the time of my life...
Join us as we talk about some of our favorite soundtracks of
2011. Think you know your videogame music? Test your knowledge by answering the
trivia question for a chance to win a copy of the soundtrack for Deux Ex: Human Revolution.
The greatest games you probably didn’t play this year. From beautifully old-school side-scrollers and puzzle adventures to a shooter with roughly 9,000 “boner” jokes, these poorly selling, poorly marketed underdogs deserve (and need) your attention…
December, we close out our year of coverage with our officially annual Platinum
Chalice awards, choosing our Game of the Year and doling out accolades to the
best games of the past 12 months. We won’t actually hand those out until next Friday, though; in the meantime, we’ve
decided to unplug from the collective GamesRadar hive mind and take this opportunity
to honor the games that really deserve it – which is to say, our personal
favorites of 2011...
Ryu. Street Fighter's most noble and stoic warrior. A proud but selfless man on an endless quest for self-improvement. A pure, incorruptible soul, and one of the strongest weapons the world has in the battle against evil.
Also, a dirty car-f*cking mechanophile, with the intense, soul-chilling glare of a serial killer.
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