I literally sat at my desk for hours trying to come up with some kind of witty or insightful introduction to this article. I tried to play up our shared history as gamers, that we play so many of these damn things it’s easy to picture game names in place of everyday brands.
Los Angeles may be a town known for the highest excesses of rock n’ roll debauchery (with legendarily wayward rock acts such as Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses synonymous with the city) but Activision’s headquarters – a dull grey box located in sleepy Santa Monica – is hardly the most thrilling place in the world to get our hands on with Guitar Hero World Tour for the first time.
GamesRadar is no stranger to the list article. Hell, we've posted at least one every week for nearly two years. They're fun to write, easy to read and get the job done in a fraction of the time it'd take you to barf all that information out in non-list form.
But some topics demand a more in-depth touch, and the idea-nauts at GR are more than capable of delivering wordy, researched material for those with enough time to digest it.
With Halloween around the corner, a handful of horrifying games are being prepped to leave their pants-wetting-induced mark on your couch this fall. Some of the titles listed don’t yet have US release dates (The Last Guy, Ghostbusters, Fatal Frame), but we’re confident they’ll be hitting our shores sooner rather than later. And like any great horror game, the ones listed below require you to rely on your noggin (and a small
Grand Theft Auto IV is too big, too deep, too overwhelming. You could finish the storyline completely and still pass by some of the game's very best moments. We're not talking about pigeons, stunt jumps, glitches or Easter eggs either. We're talking about entire characters, whole missions, secret sex scenes and phonebooks worth of must-see trivia.
When EA Games decided to adapt The Godfather into a game in 2006, it was a controversial decision, in no small part because The Godfather was never an action movie. It was violent, sure, but not in a way that translates to coherent gameplay. EA worked around the problem by creating a new, parallel storyline that put players in the shoes of a previously unknown Corleone soldier, who worked offscreen to bring about key events in the movie. And
Video game characters are increasingly becoming the poster children for gym membership. With most of gaming’s heroes and heroines being chiseled, pert and with cheek bones you could grate cheese on, there seems to be less and less room for the more gelatinous gentleman in the industry.
Forget the tedious grinding and throw out the goblins. These would be the coolest MMOs ever made.
For the benefit of budding handy-cam critics everywhere we've put together this five point checklist that we hope will provide some priceless pointers for making better video reviews.
As I stepped out of the Ecto-1 and stood on the steps of the New York Public Library alongside Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis (Bill Murray isn’t along for this particular call) listening to the team chatter, Ghostbusters’ Associate Producer Ryan French explained that my experimental proton pack was fully loaded for the purposes of this demo.