Few things deflate one’s sense of manhood like having your lightsaber run out of juice right when you’re about to cut some dude in half. Even worse: The process of “recharging” the wounded fellow is uncomfortably familiar. You just sort of grab it and shake it around until it’s ready for another go. Right.
Have you ever heard someone say, “sometimes words aren’t enough?” That person was probably talking about books. Yes, books may seem like nothing more than a primitive ancestor to videogames, and in some ways, they are. Books are linear, non-interactive, and require little to no skill to write. They might even be obsolete today if it weren’t for people with no reflexes. But books aren’t entirely without merit, because occasionally they're adapted into some really great videogames
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Post date: December 11, 2009
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Forgotten violence and depravity from a supposedly more innocent age.
So finally Bungie has let the SPARTAN-shaped cat out of the bag. Unlike the E3 trailer (which was just a dirty tease), the video debuted at Saturday’s Video Game Awards gives us concrete details of the hugely anticipated Halo prequel. After you’ve watched the video below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about one of 2010’s biggest games, including the series’ newest playable character and speculation
Blood and bodies are hell of a way to start the morning. It was an apparent murder-suicide. Their cold, lifeless corpses were slumped in pools of blood at opposite ends of the otherwise cozy apartment. He was a good cop. Maybe it was the stress that made him snap. Maybe it was something else that made him put a bullet in his wife and then turn the gun around on himself. Either way, something just didn’t jive.
Gaming shadows have come a long way. In the N64 days you were lucky to have a shadow at all. Characters that did were cursed with a shapeless blob at their feet - a potato’s shadow no matter how complicated their form. When the blob embraced realism and sprouted limbs, shadows became quite the talking point, a graphical trick to rival shimmering water and realistic beard hair.
Anyone want to take bets on how long Bioshock 2’s multiplayer will last? If a multiplayer mode isn’t hugely popular, it isn’t at all. They either prosper or die, especially on consoles, where the community that can develop around dedicated servers isn’t present.
Decca Records famously passing on signing the Beatles because they thought ‘guitar bands were on the way out.’ George Clooney’s suit being given plastic nipples in Batman & Robin. That’s two quick examples of history been plagued by downright ridiculous decisions right there. Video games are no different. And whether it’s Mircosoft failing to give the 360 a feature the Dreamcast enjoyed 10 years ago or Hideo
Brad Wardell, CEO of US publisher Stardock, has heard it all. Every few weeks he receives an irate email from a gamer, ranging from “I hope you get cancer and die” to “Of all the nipples I have ever met, you take the cake."