There are several sure-fire ways to check for heroic DNA in a video game character. An addiction to wearing tank tops (the more torn the better). Crew cuts so kempt you could grate cheese on their craniums. But the one thing sewn into the heart of every true hero’s genetic makeup is an unwavering talent for saving the girl.
Above: Not a hero (we’re assuming the racoon’s a chick)
Sure, it might be a bit sexist,
After strolling the links in the closed beta of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online, we've discovered that EA might be onto something here. This is a game that comes to you completely through your browser, streaming via a small plug-in called the Unity Player. Since everything is hosted on the server, the game is playable on practically any recent Windows or Mac machine.
While Lombax-loving gamers have already received a second retail release starring Sony's other dynamic duo, fans of the eco-hunting hero and his ottsel sidekick haven't received a game since 2004's Jak III. Oh sure, there was Jak: Combat Racing in 2005 (doesn't count) and the Jak-less PSP exclusive Daxter (nope, doesn't count, either) the following year.
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Where are the flying cars? For years, our science fiction promised us that in the 21st century, we’d all be zipping around the country with speed and style in shiny hovering vehicles. Sadly, we all know how that turned out. It sure seems like we were made the same kinds of promises about our “next generation” of sports games too.
As we wrap up another year’s worth of Halloween-themed features, it seems as good a time as any to reflect back on the foot soldiers that make about 99 percent of all horror games possible: Zombies. Whether fallen back on as a lazy crutch for games without a lot of enemies, used artfully as hidden metaphors or even trotted out as heroes, zombies have been a key component in videogames – horror and otherwise – for almost as there's been a game industry
There’s a good chance that you’ve got an old Nintendo Entertainment System in your closet or basement. There’s also a good chance that it’s been collecting dust all these years. If you’re like us, that’s because any fond memories of 8-bit gaming on your NES are tainted by the flickering screens and garbled graphics that taunted you every time you tried to load a game. Well, we think that’s a shame.
So you didn’t have a Halloween costume this year. Boo hoo. Well, GamesRadar will come to the rescue yet again. All you need is some paper and a printer (and some scissors to cut out the eye holes), and you’ve got yourself a quick last-minute Halloween costume in, well, a minute! You’ll be the star of party. Or you’ll just be laughed at
The Clash of Ninja series has been running strong for nearly four years now (even more if you’ve been importing), and at this point it’s become the fighting game equivalent to Madden. Each year you get a few welcome gameplay tweaks, slightly enhanced visuals and a roster bursting with colorful new characters.
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Post date: October 30, 2009
T-Dar 75 length: 2:21:40
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi
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