Real world definition of "mature": Showing the mental, emotional, or physical characteristics associated with a fully developed person; involving serious thought. Videogame definition of "mature": Shits, tits and gibs.
You might want to sit down for this, and if you happen to already be sitting, stand up so you can sit back down and experience our one-on-one talkin’ to with Cliffy B, the man behind all things Gears of War. Then we’re out to guess a series of iconic video game sound effects – those that stump the T-Dar crew are your chance to hop in the forum and win a GR t-shirt.
Radar meets Gears of War 2's lead designer in this exclusive interview.
We've had five hours with Gears 2's most exciting new multi-player mode. Here's how it went down...
We've played through most of act 1. Want to hear what happened?
It's that moment where you're telling your girlfriend about this great game called Metal Slug and all she can picture is a gleaming, metallic slimey thing. Welcome to the world of game names that really should mean something else entirely. And while we could have just pointed out a few names and poked fun at them, we've gone the extra mile and made fake boxart for them too. Enjoy...
You’ll often hear about games lauded for their exceptional soundtracks. Some succeeded with NES-style bleeps, others had orchestral scores or fully licensed songs that lent credibility to a medium struggling to be more than a toy.
After a few hours playing your new racing game, sooner or later you will stop braking for corners (if you ever started), or even turn round and drive around the track the wrong way into the oncoming pack of cars. Why would such craziness take over an otherwise stable mind? Because crashing cars is fun. It's as simple as that.
From the flashing screen and bouncing wheel of Super Monaco GP to the physics-fest of Burnout
Mario is a cultural phenomenon. Final Fantasy is epic. Resident Evil, Fallout, Diablo... all of these classic franchises will eventually be tossed away, but they won't be stamped with expiration dates anytime in the foreseeable future.
Other franchises started growing mold before they even left the grocery store shelves.
The somehow-less-inspired franchises may sell millions, contain lovable
Gears of War’s Lancer is perhaps one of the finest “default” weapons in any videogame ever. Awesome firepower aside, the Lancer’s gratuitous chainsaw bayonet is capable of chewing enemies into puddles of gore. When we heard that a special bundle was shipping with a battery-operated replica Lancer, we knew we had to have it. Oh yes, it must be ours…