Pokémon Name: Butterfree
Classification: Butterfly Pokemon
Pokédex Number: 012
Ability: Compound Eyes
Location Found: Evolve Metapod to level 10
Useful Attacks: Sleep Powder
We've said some harsh words about Butterfree's longevity, but you can't deny its usefulness early in the game. As a fast-evolving Pokemon, you can get access to some reliable moves by pushing Metapod to level 10 - Stun Spore and Sleep Powder, for example, are quite handy in the initial
Pokémon Name: Bulbasaur
Type: Grass / Poison
Classification: Seed Pokemon
Pokédex Number: 001
Location Found: Kanto starter - transfer from FireRed or LeafGreen
Useful Attacks: Vine Whip
The very first starter of the very first game. Pokemon 001 didnt become popular just for being the first, however, as its move set and evolutions make it a constant favorite. This little guy's been made into countless forms of merchandise, from plastic toys to overgrown plush
Aug 22, 2007
Joe Booth, FIFA 08 (PS3, Xbox 360), Lead Producer
Unlike Leeds United, in FIFA Soccer 08 you will actually be able to pull off skill moves on the pitch :) [Ed's note: Don't worry, Leeds fans, he's already declared his own love of Leeds ] We listened to everyone on the forums and we made it a priority this year. Our vision this year is to deliver a really next-gen experience and its only through our new animation engine that we are able to blend from one move to the other to
Three years. It's been three whole years since a the little known German developer called Crytek amazed the PC first-person shooter world with its debut game Far Cry. It came out of nowhere, and proceeded to blow everyone away.
But despite its critical and commercial success, the game's publisher Ubisoft then decided to focus its efforts on console development where the franchise was concerned, and it was only last month that it finally announced the long-awaited return of Far Cry to the
1) Capcom is taking its time over the game instead of rushing it out to cash in on the success of Resident Evil 4. Chief producer Jun Takeuchi confirmed recently that it wont be released until 2009.
2) Theres some top, seasoned talent onboard. Writer Haruo Murata and director Kenichi Ueda also did the same jobs on RE 4, while producer Jun Takeuchi worked on the first three Onimusha games as well as Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for Xbox 360.
3) After two years of speculation, Chris Redfield
GamesRadar: What sort of fanboys do you meet through working in a game store?
Employee #1: Final Fantasy fans are the worst. I like the series… but people automatically assume its the best thing in the world, above anything else, thats what FF fans often come across like. Other fanboys will be buying a game, then theyll tell you all about the game theyre buying, trying to preach to the converted.
Employee #6: I don't converse with customer enough to know who's a fanboy, to be honest.
GamesRadar: Any particular issues - in terms of pre-orders or otherwise - to do with Wii?
Employee #4: There was the obvious drought in Wiis not so long ago, which did bring forth some very unhappy customers. Most were understanding, though, and waited patiently.
Employee #7: We didnt take any pre-orders on the Wii because we knew we wouldnt get any. We managed to get three or four just after launch and we have had a few pre-owned ones traded in once people realised that the novelty wears off
Aug 21 2007
GamesRadar: Describe the average customer. Which customers do you like? And dislike?
Employee #5: The average customer comes into the store knowing roughly what they want and usually doesn't need much help. More often than not it tends to be young males. I like customers who are newer to gaming and are in need of some advice; I dislike customers who aren't a certain age, yet try to buy games and argue when you ask for proof of age. We have to check!
Employee #2: We get a lot of
Aug 21 2007
Games Radar: Why did you want to work at a videogame store in the first place? Was it what you expected?
Employee #1: Gaming, really, and becoming a regular in a game shop, and then deciding thats what I wanted to do. You assume – as people still assume these days – that you just stand around playing games all day. But in reality its like any other retail job, you have to look after stock and keep customers happy. Gaming in the store is the last priority,
Aug 20, 2007
1) Wrecking the T-Rex
During the first few hours of play, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Tomb Raider's bestiary of enemies is nothing other than the stuff of National Geographic - bears, wolves, crocodiles and the like. Push on to The Lost World area though, and Anniversary gets Jurassic on your ass, dropping you into the path of an enraged, prehistoric Goliath with teeth like kitchen knives. And Lara takes it down with just her