We thought Death Jr. II: Root of Evil was a mixed bag when it first released on the PSP in 2006. It was packed with personality thanks to its kooky Tim Burton-esque character designs and quirky humor. However, it also gave us a bit of deja vu - in the bad way - with its rough controls and tons of running and jumping that felt too familiar for its own good.But publisher, Eidos’ Matt Dahlgren thinks that Death Jr. II was actually meant to
The eccentric games developer and Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda has found fame for his last two big-name games - No More Heroes and Killer 7 - but as a producer, he’s got a list of innovative hits as long as an elephant’s nasal spray. These include Michigan: Report from Hell, which takes place entirely behind a film crew’s camera, and soon-to-be-DSed adventure game The Silver Case. He’s
Most of us didn’t realize that publisher 2K Sports actually put out an MLB 2K7 baseball game last season on the DS – and by the looks of it, 2K would like those who did know to forget that ever happened. This spring, they’ve scrapped any attempts at a hardball sim in favor of a kid-friendly, stylus-driven baseball game, rebranding the franchise as MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars. We got our mitts on a preview copy and took a few
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During their short history, videogames have grown from static screens of beeps and blips to artistic dreamscapes. Flashy graphics and memorable characters would be nothing without crafty design innovations like ragdoll physics and branching storylines that make games what they are today. But how many times
If you didn't go out and buy Okami, you suck. Period. Okami is one of the best games that hardly anyone played. Despite having received rave reviews and numerous awards - including our very own “Too Beautiful to Live” accolade - sales for the title were lackluster. What the hell, gamers? Do you want to play crap like Deer Hunter 17 and Bratz: Inappropriately Sexed-Up Pre-Teens all your life?Luckily, the Wii version of Okami is just
The fluffy, mom-friendly Nintendo brand has abandoned its core audience. Or so say the die-hards who moan about Nintendo’s abandonment of hardcore gamers for little girls and the elderly. The runaway mainstream success of the Wii only makes the pill that much more bitter. To compensate, here are 100 of Nintendo’s most fantastic follies set to our
Spending a childhood playing JRPGs has given me a great respect for them, but I'm not a child anymore and the games haven't grown up with me. I can't help but feel let down by almost every new game that fails to evolve and consider some thing new – say, having a hero who doesn't use a sword (gunblades count as swords).Through the years, I've become mature, wiser and incredibly good looking, while JRPGs still have the same happy-go-lucky idiots running headlong into the same obvious fortresses of evil.
Fusing bizarre pop culture references with twisted tales of fire starting girls, demented child-killing clowns, and a host of other things that go bump in the night, Stephen King’s living is based on scaring the shit out of casual readers and moviephiles. To celebrate this week’s release of monster-based fog horror, The Mist on DVD, we’ve combed the King library to find his best works on the digital format.
What’s the first company that comes to mind when we say “overpriced hardware” or “arrogant executives?” Sony has pulled more than its share of game industry boners, and our latest Week of Hate video calls out 100 of the most egregious. If you can’t stand to see your precious PlayStation savaged thusly, sit tight. Tomorrow we’ll tighten the thumbscrews on Nintendo. Let the Two Minutes of
Some games are utterly timeless. Super Mario Bros is still perfect. Soul Calibur 1 is still beautiful. But this is GR’s Week of Hate, after all. So here are the once-great games that might shock you if you play them today.