If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then the following games are the biggest kiss asses of all time. Whether photocopying the entire structure of a monumental platform game or cloning every character and move from a beloved beat 'em up, these titles have no qualms about knocking-off other developers’ work
7. Banjo Kazooie
Ripped off: Super Mario 64
The photocopied premise: A fat character jumps through portals into a
This week the team talk about how they build features, what character they'd be in a game and Cundy's impressive 'tache
We'll admit it: we've got a massive man crush on Robert De Niro. He's starred in some of the greatest war and crime flicks ever, any one of which would make awesome adult games. That's why we've taken the best movies from the 'Greatest Actor Ever' TM and mashed them up with brilliant games, to create the most badass Bobby titles ever.
We're celebrating St. Paddy's Day with a tour of gaming's most popular bars. Grab a mug and tag along! But please, enjoy responsibly...
Originally posted on May 22, 2007
Months before the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony Computer Entertainment of America flew a small army of journalists down to its headquarters in San Diego for its Gamer's Day, a pre-E3 sneak peek at games set to arrive on its PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP platforms. Featuring dozens of games from Sony and third-party publishers, several of which were unveiled and/or made playable for the first time, the event was a staggering look at a swarm
Editors Brett Elston and Chris Antista snuffed out the raging nerd-flames that demanded they stay on the move at last week's Comic-Con and sat down for some some 'professional' discourse with some of this year's biggest developers. The entire collection of interviews can be heard in the TalkRadar Comic-Con special, but if you're picky, you can listen to any of the individual interviews here. Allons-y!
Chris Antista and Brett Elston spent their weekends slaving away over hot laptops to bring you this very special episode of TalkRadar, which delivers all the Comic-Con game coverage you could possibly care to hear out of ear buds.
So who is this dark-haired hero, star of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII? Recognize him from the original Final Fantasy VII? Remember him from that shiny movie, Advent Children? No? Well then, you’ve been missing out on Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Compilation, a series of games and movies that serve as a sort of official fanfiction for the beloved Final Fantasy VII. The Final Fantasy VII Compilation was first conceived by Square
Has it really only been 12 months since the last avalanche of “Best Games of 200X” awards? Well, we all love a good list, and you won’t find a better barf bag of random praises than our own Platinum Chalice awards, the place to have someone else’s gaming opinions shoved upon you. How important are these awards? So important. Real important. What do the other guys have, gold trophies? Screw that.
Yesterday we played goody two shoes and honored the most effective and selfless Final Fantasy heroes in the series’s history. Today, we’re treading the Sith-tinged “fast and easy” path and cuddling up to the franchise’s worst (as in best) villains. Like it or not, they make the story what it is – without their sociopathic antics, we wouldn’t even have a game to play.