In this recurring segment, we seek out top developers to investigate
their thoughts on questions relating to game design, the gaming
community, and PC games in general. Then we fuse them all together in
video form to create a virtual symposium featuring some of the most
creative minds in the industry. In this edition, we asked Ken Levine,
Jared Gerritzen, Alan Wilson, Brian Knox, Sheldon Carter, and Tim
Willits which PC game they would recommend above all others...
Man, I'll tell ya, Texas is fricken' HOT right now. 107 degrees. Hits you like a wall. Anyway, Texas has more interesting things going on besides the weather - nerd gatherings. You can argue that cosplaying is as nerdy as it gets, but there's something especially geeky about shipping your gigantic desktop PC across the country and flying out to participate in a LAN party. Bonus points if your PC is super tricked-out...
Platform: Steam | Publisher: id Software | Developer: id Software | Price: Various
Take yourself over to Steam immediately and you'll be able to pick up 15 - yes 15! - id Software titles for £17.99/$29.99. This includes Doom 3, a huge amount of map packs and extras and the superb Quake 3. The QuakeCon sale lasts until Sunday 7th August and will bring a different deal every day until then.
If Quietus were to be renamed so the title was more indicative of what playing it feels like, it should be called m@&*#$^&f*#(c&$(*s(&&b*(!@!!!!. The game was hard enough as a hit Flash release on PC, but Quietus has been made that much harder by being ported to the iPhone and iPad. It'll work better on the iPad, actually, as this is a platformer of the most grueling order: You've entered a pact with Death himself: IF you can complete his nearly impossible obstacle course, he'll return you to the land of the living. Of course, anyone even remotely familiar with Charlie Daniels songs or the Bible should know that Death's business savvy is rarely beneficial to both partners. Quietus is aggravatingly hard, and each screen is filled to the brim with elaborately timed hazards that will kill you with a single hit. Picture Super Meat Boy in Hell – it’s a lot like that...
One of the challenges of an action game is creating a villain that you, the player, will want to destroy. Some games, like Killzone 3, end up crafting bad guys so cool and awesome, you're rooting for them instead of the so-called heroes. Then there are games that just get it right, making an entire army of bastards you just want to punch in the face.
Thanks to a mixture of visual design, atmosphere and writing, some games go beyond even that, and are able to craft an entire race of enemies that are simply despicable to behold. They're ugly, they're disgusting, and they garner absolutely zero sympathy. Those are the truly successful baddies in videogames, and now we rightly pay tribute...
Since we enjoyed sharing our personal favorite games of 2010, we thought it was only appropriate to share the games that most let us down last year, the games that most drew our vitriolic ire. These aren't objectively the worst games of 2010 - they are the ones that most rubbed us the wrong way. There are even fantastic games on this list, but if everyone loved the same things, we wouldn't all be unique slowflakes in the great blizzard of life, now would we...
Just a few weeks ago we firmly held each others’ hands and danced jigs of joy for 2010’s biggest and best games. Yes, our Platinum Chalice awards were once again a festival of finery directed at the year’s brightest stars, but now come the dreaded Anti-Awards, which force a spotlight on all the bullshit games, trends and ideas we had to endure throughout the year.
To commemorate their anti-triumph, we’re awarding each “winner” with Bayonetta’s own Stone Award, the statue of a falling fat man that added insult to injury and nearly made us quit playing an otherwise brilliant game. Oh, what a day indeed...
It's that time of week when you're subjected to the fresh ramblings of the GamesRadar UK crew. Doing the honours on this show are Dave H, Cundy and Nathan covering the last seven days of news tid-bits, office goings-on and answering your questions. Amongst the forced Cockney accents, sex voices and innuendos, of course.
It’s all Valve’s fault. I blame Valve for all of it.
It was five-thirty. I was just about to leave the office when a friend’s Facebook status reminded me that the Steam sale was on, but was due to end that day. That update was to be the casually-thrown cigarette butt that hit the touchpaper that sent the whole firework factory up.
I was planning on saving money this month, and I hadn’t touched my aging PC for serious gaming since I finished Episode 2 in late 2007. But within a couple of hours, the resulting chain of events had made me an obsessed PC gamer again. It was a messy and frenzied experience, and one which I didn’t come through entirely unscathed, but it was one that desperately needed to happen. Here’s how it all went down.
We all know that games are the best way to dispel boredom and unwind from the looming existential horrors of modern life. Gaming at work shouldn’t just been seen as idling. You are exercising your mind, taking it to a mental gym. So PC Gamer has compiled a list of the 50 best games you can play at work.
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