Everyone’s got their favorite superhero, but none are as consistently badass as James Howlett. Sorry, Logan. Sorry again, Wolverine. With incredibly quick healing powers, an indestructible metal alloy grafted to his skeleton, and three claws that emerge from his fists, Wolverine quickly made an impact in the comic book world with his first appearance in 1974.
Traditionally, a videogame advert is supposed to highlight its product’s strong points in a concise, well-edited package that screams to impressionable consumers: “Buy me, and all my officially-endorsed peripherals!”. That, or be a 30 second, cynically-produced tapestry of lies made to trick and entice people with big explosions, misleading FMV and lady parts.
The latter is the sure-fire path to tread if you’re
If hack-and-slash combat with plenty of magic casting, elemental enemies and practically naked anime-style heroines tickles your gaming bone, then the recently released X-Blades is for you. And to rejoice the release of X-Blades, SouthPeak Games has generously furnished us with a PlayStation 3, PS3 controller and a copy of X-Blades to give away to one winner, while two runners-up will each win a copy of X-Blades for PS3.
The X-Men have a pretty great roster of characters, but Wolverine (a.k.a. Logan, a.k.a. James Howlett, a.k.a. Weapon X, a.k.a. Patch... we could go on) would win any popularity poll hands down. What's at the root of Wolvie's favored fan status? It's as simple as his characterization: he's a badass individual with unbreakable claws that can cut through anything, which are mainly used on bad guys.
The Wolverine of videogames has always been a little different from the one in the comics, more so in violent approach than characterization. It's pretty standard in a Wolverine comic to see him stab someone in the head and then chop the body into bloody chunks, like a blender intended only for bad guys. Yet in games, his claws and feral sensibilities are toned down or meaningless all together.
You’d think that games based around superheroes would be the ultimate expression of incredible powers. Nope. Unfortunately, most superhero tie-ins have had more tedious tasks than chances to protect the planet
We take a look at seven stunning examples of shower units in games. Oh and they've got naked girls in them
Sex appeal is a common ingredient in videogames, but X-Blades may represent a new level in blatant eyeball-grabbing. The anime-tastic heroine, Ayumi, wears a shockingly small amount of clothing, even by gaming standards. Luckily, while she may have forgotten to bring a pair of pants on her evil demon-fighting, treasure-hunting hack 'n slash adventure, she did remember two rather badass swords... that just happen to also serve as a pair of
This year it's all about bite-size, full-fat fun. Perfectly-formed games that don't trouble your wallet. Mini-delights. You might think Metal Gear Solid 4 or Grand Theft Auto IV will stand out as the pinnacles of gaming in 2008, but the real stars of these 12 months are the 12 games we've listed below. And not one of them should cost more than a console joypad
Individually, the X-Men might not be able to hold a game on their own. Hell, even X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse has a few glaring problems, but when it comes to working as a team, this game's got it where it counts.
From the massive roster of both heroic and villainous mutants, you can have up to four running through the overhead levels at once. The gameplay's basic stuff - follow maps to mission goals, then blow up or beat up whatever's in your way. You'll gain experience points,