I'm sure you've felt that sense of elitism when you discover an artist or song that nobody else knows about. You might listen to it yourself in headphones and feel smug, or become *that* guy who tells everyone you meet how they have to listen to this amazing new thing. Sound familiar?
What joy then, when your favourite videogame throws up an unexpected audio treat. One's come up recently in Mario Kart 64. Someone must've left the
Personal ads and amorous pleas from computerised Casanovas.
Okay, Ubisoft didn’t actually say that, but if pictures are worth 1000 words, they wrote a 2000-word essay on the subject.
A videogame moment can be so fleeting. Television has DVR and movies have the rewind button, but when something truly amazing and unexpected happens in a videogame, the only proof you're usually left with is a "wait, did that really just happen" memory. You can't experience it again, you can't prove it to your friends and you can't upload it to the internet for the rest of us to marvel.
That's why Halo 3's Saved Films tool was
What happens in Vegas... looks a lot
like Fallout 3. That's not a terrible end-of-the-world thing, but if you expected your eyes to fall off at the sight of the first non-expansion since Fallout 3, sorry, it's the same engine and same look. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to get excited about - there's tons
to get excited about, especially when you know what you're looking at. Take a minute to soak in Fallout's post-apocalyptic version of the wasteland that is Las Vegas, and be sure to also grab the April issue of Official Xbox Magazine
for a deeper look at the game.
By now we've all seen and effectively "gotten over" Epic Beard Man and his cantankerous fightin' words, but before we collectively move on to something new, please to enjoy this expertly done Punch-Out!! homage. If you're familiar with the NES classic, you'll no doubt love all the little touches.
Probably should mention there's some cussin' and some blood in there, and it's altogether a serious account of an Oakland
The beta for Halo: Reach multiplayer doesn't go live until May 3, but the alpha started last week. And already, the test team has run into some major, game-breaking problems. Check out this blood-chilling error report I discovered on developer Bungie's news feed:
Title: Teabagging / humiliation moves impossibleType: BugOpened: 3/4/2010 8:53:13 AM
“The respawn camera flies back to the spawn location immediately after dying,
In a move intended to bring "sophistication and classic imagery" to the upcoming Mafia II, publisher 2K Games today announced a licensing agreement with Playboy, enabling it to use more than 50 covers and centerfolds from the magazine in the game. According to 2K President Christop Hartmann, the mags will "add a unique element of authenticity to the game," which is set in the 1940s and '50s, and "illustrate the power of Playboy's
We adore game developers, but we rarely associate them with athletic prowess or unbridled badassery. Sorry Cliff "Don't Call Me Cliffy" Bleszinski and Jade "Please Leave Me Alone" Raymond, you may be cooler than Richard "Lord British" Garriott, but you'll never be as cool as Uber Entertainment
animator Aung Zaw Oo, who is known on YouTube as AZO.
How could we resist the urge to procrastinate once we started finding all these bizarre Flash games about the act of procreation? If you want to see some real testosterone power, kill some time with these browser games that make a mockery of the miracle of life.