How noble, the human species! Once a year we selflessly take a break from wrapping products in toxic plastics and burning piles of old tires to appease this stupid, stupid planet we live on. How dare it demand more trees, breathable air and animals that don’t choke to death on our trash?
Who would’ve thought in the years after the Wii unveiled its dual white wands that the system’s defining genre would become multiple genres? Don’t you dare call them cheap knock offs! They’re called “Party” games, mister! Why are they so prevalent?
I’m not a miserable sexist ass; I’m just a practical observer. One thing I’ve observed is that men and women are different (I figured that one out pretty early on). Since I’m a rational person, I’m aware that nothing is entirely one way or another. Even the divide between life and death is ambiguous (uh, zombies, amirite?).
Welcome to GR Asks, our weekly Q&A with the games industry that answers questions submitted by YOU. Is there something game-related you’ve never seen addressed? Message GRAsks and we may just get it answered!
GR Asks: Why do some cartridge games still have loading screens?
Answered by: Chris Charla, Foundation 9 Entertainment
Video Games and facial hair have long had a close bond, be it the soul patch on the Prince of Persia, Gordon Freeman’s goatee, or the five o'clock shadow on every single character made with the Unreal 3 Engine. But while most games have people (mostly men) with some bit of hair growing beneath the nose but above the mouth, there are too few with just a mustache adding character to their faces.
What the buggering heck is this? 800 MS points just to see the ending of a full-priced game? Ubisoft must be joking. Thankfully, hurtling through a subterranean superstructure at blinding speed it’s clear our new Prince has at long last found his calling.
When we were a kid taking a trip to the Big Apple, we imagined streets full of screaming people, mutated monsters, and cops in riot gear trying to keep things in order. Then we imagined transforming parts of our body into sinister weapons, before launching 50 feet into the air and elbow-dropping a tank, smashing it to a smoldering wreck.
The announcement of PES 2010 – promising a host of new features – has caused a mini Mexican wave around the office. Still, there’s an awful lot of PR waffle to cut through in the new press release. So that’s why we’ve broken it down into easily digestible, bullshit-free bites for your reading pleasure.
Konami says: ‘In addition to key out-field elements, goalkeepers are more versatile
THE INFO BOX
Post date: April 3, 2009
T-Dar 45 length: 2:44:36
Quote of the week: “He doesn’t have an Astro Gaming headset and he falls to sleep at night punching himself in the dick”
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi
Folks who grew up on Nintendo’s cartridge-based consoles have been very vocal in expressing their belief that the company has done a poor job catering to them lately. Nintendo has promised that this passionate audience has not been forgotten and has offered Punch-Out!! in playable form at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference as proof.