It’s good to be a nerd in Tokyo. In addition to the Tokyo Game Show, Japan’s gamers also get to attend Jump Festa, a popular convention that celebrates the latest and greatest in anime, manga, and of course, videogames. It’s the one time of the year when giant Chocobo floats, Naruto cosplayers, and Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments collide - and we were there to capture every momentous moment on film for you to enjoy
A guide to guides: it’s like a wiki for a dictionary, or GPS for a map. Think of this as more of a best of the best for GamesRadar’s 2009 guides, cheats and hints. Here, you’ll find help for everything from collecting feathers while assassinating Renaissance-era noblemen, to lugging around dozens of laptops while murdering a small platoon of Russians.Don’t see what you want? We have a hoard of guides, codes and cheats over on CheatPlanet
So, we're all in agreement, 2009 has been a standout year for games. But what about the game babes? How have they stacked up? Allow us to jog your memories with a rundown of some of the year's hottest promotional ladies.
We recently had the chance to sit down with Dr Ray Muzyka, co-founder of influential developer BioWare, to chat about Mass Effect 2. The sci-fi RPG/shooter hybrid releases next month and is primed to take 2010 by storm. While coy on plot specifics, Dr Muzyka did share some details with us about Mass Effect 2’s new features. Hit play below to learn about character loyalty, dialog interrupts and how your actions will affect your
Everyone knows all about the Total War series and its globe-spanning campaigns and battles, but one of the things lacking has been a real focus on the actual historical conflicts that took place. Often, a disappointing handful of token battles were cobbled together quickly to be played maybe once or twice and then discarded in favour of create-your-own scenarios
Holiday cards really don’t know anything about video games. Oh, don’t get us wrong – we support images of cheerful fat men in bright clothes, manger scenes, or even polar bears guzzling soft drinks. But none of that stuff says “gamer”. So, we got the GR brain trust together, knocked back far too many shots of eggnog, and knocked together these custom crafted beauties. Print ‘em up, send ‘em out, and remind your loved ones that you may wish them well, but if you see them online playing Modern Warfare 2, it’s headshot time
THE INFO BOX
Post date: December 23, 2009
T-Dar Holiday Special '09 length: 01:14:48
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi/Twishart
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Rocksteady Games created a monster in Batman: Arkham Asylum, and senior gameplay programmer Paul Denning is so proud of their game spawn that he just couldn’t stop talking to us about it. He spilled so many truth nuggets from his talented maw that we had to split the interview into two parts. Here’s the second bit, complete with all sorts of interesting information about Batman’s return to the dance floor, how he nearly had the power to command motorboats, and even a story about how a big film company didn’t interfere with the game development process to a significant degree
If the cliche for this time of year is “it’s better to give than to receive”, then game developers have always been flush with the spirit of the season. Christmas is, after all, the time when consumers flock in droves to malls, game stores and DLC servers, flooding developers’ coffers with holiday lucre.
In the lukewarm seats
Bones of contention
- Why it's hard to show the bottom of an avatar's shoe- The highs and lows of 2009 for Microsoft- How Modern Warfare 2 is a bit like a cake (or IS it?)- Xbox man Mike says PlayStation 3 had the best game this year- No new Xbox until (gasp) 2016. What?!- Project Natal 'doesn't quite work yet'
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