Nintendo's been scrambling for second place for nearly five years now. With the release of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, times look even tougher. Scrap conventional wisdom. What if prettier graphics and tech-heavy features aren't the way to proceed? Well, Nintendo's banking on it and hoping its unique audience of casual and hardcore gamers will help them win the war. The secret weapon is a simple remote
Everyone's making a big fuss about the Revolution's motion-sensitive controller. And yes, the device could change the way games are played forever. It also stands an excellent chance of attracting gamers back who never touched a PS2 or Xbox. But there's more to this magic box than its eyebrow-raising wand.
The most immediate thing you'll notice about the Revolution is its slim and trim size: it's no bigger than two or three DVD cases stacked on top of each other. While the final color schemes
Solid Snake, Master Chief, Mario and Luigi – every console has its poster-boys (sorry girls, the designers and marketers are still striking out on that front). But they cast a long shadow over other titles just as worthy of a look-in: especially the ones that are so different that no-one figures out how to get them into the spotlight in the first place. So spare a thought for the little guys – here are 10 that still need your attention.
Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand
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We're an impatient lot, gamers, and it doesn't help that game development is prone to some whopping delays. Whether it's changing platforms, ambition crashing down to reality, bugs that won't be squelched or just plain bad luck, there's something about hotly-anticipated titles that makes them never turn up on time. Here's a look back over 10 recent waiting games – some past, some ongoing.
Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness
Lara's ill-fated final expedition with Core Design began PS2
It's been a great few years for gaming, with a shedload of quality releases across all the formats. But spare a thought for the games that didn't make it to release: cut short before their prime, their followers left clutching those first precious screenshots and scouring news sites with the agonised uncertainty of someone with a missing pet. Join hands with us now as we remember 10 games that could have been contenders.
Not just Walking with Dinosaurs, but ganging up on the smaller ones
It really goes without saying, but corner boost whenever you can. The corner boost is perfect for the twistier, narrower courses like DK Pass. However, some chicanes - such as the final twisty bit of road leading up from the beach to the finish line on Cheep Cheep Beach - are better navigated by finding the straightest line through.
This is where the lower screen comes in useful. Getting a speed boost from slipstreaming can be a game-winning clincher, but it's
So what's this Revolution thing I keep hearing about?
It's Nintendo's next console, due to hit stores sometime later this year. The codename "Revolution" still hasn't been officially adopted, but at this point too many people know it by that name for it to change. Nintendo's taking the iPod approach with the Revolution, offering it in a compact design painted up in white, black, red or green. Don't expect all those colors to make the cut, though; the company's last system, the GameCube, was
At times the internet's a shiny electro-portal straight into the heart of tomorrow, a winged techno-messenger bringing news at the speed of light. And at others, it's a river of filth, the father of lies and the crackle of static farts. It varies. But how to tell truth from desperate fiction? Well, GamesRadar, for one. And time reveals everything. Here are our favourite modern myths, debunked, de-frilled and derided.
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
It's going to be released this
Due for release in the next few months, Atari's Tycoon City New York casts you as an ambitious business type looking to fill your pockets with cash and the streets of Manhattan with assets. But to anyone who's not familiar, it can look a wee bit complex.
To clear the fog of confusion, we sat down for a detailed interrogation with Jon Law, lead designer and top info-giver, and got him to explain just how Tycoon City New York works.
For anyone who's never played a Tycoon game, what's the
It's perhaps a good thing that Perfect Dark Zero's star Joanna Dark is the younger, fresher equivalent of the leading lady who so deftly picked up the GoldenEye gauntlet with the original Perfect Dark on N64, and ran with it. For many, Perfect Dark 64 became an instant FPS pin-up; for some, it's a love so strong that they didn't so much place the game in their hearts as keep it in a rolled-up carpet in the basement. Of all of Rare's franchises, Perfect Dark is one of its most prominent, this