Defense of the Ancients (also known as DotA) just might be the most important mod ever made for a PC game. DotA is one of the main reasons why millions of players still play Warcraft III today, and it has influenced quite a few recently released and upcoming spiritual successors to the team-based/action RTS
THE INFO BOX
Post date: September 25, 2009
T-Dar 70 length: 2:25:29
Quote of the week: “Anything you says, aaaaaaaah does!”
Intro song by: Anamanaguchi
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Have a seat, children… Now, I know you thought Mickey, Ariel and Pinocchio would last forever, but the harsh reality of gaming is that all characters must eventually die. Often it seems like God is being cruel, yet it’s a fact that anything with a health bar will eventually perish.
When they break big, you can say you loved them all along.
The Tokyo Game Show is Square-Enix’s last chance to wow the Japanese public with Final Fantasy XIII before the game’s release later this year. The company showed off two separate demos of the game at its booth this year. The first focused on Lightning, FFXIII’s female protagonist. The second allowed show attendees to play as Snow, the game’s rough and masculine character.
Halo 3: ODST drops you into the boots of several human protagonists through the course of its noir-ish Earth-bound mystery, yet still manages to tell a pretty coherent story (compared to previous Halo games, at least.) But for those of you who can’t be bothered to beat the game for yourselves, we’ve got your fix. Here are the crucial 90 seconds of video that explain it all. Prepare to drop!
We hear you kids in the back: “Disney is nothing but kiddy bullshit! There’s no way Kingdom Hearts can be hardcore with Mickey Mouse in it.” Really, mister? Then you have no sense of history and you’re about to get some. Wipe away those knee jerk images of princesses and dancing cats - we’re about to expose the bloody, black powder underbelly of Disney’s hardcore legacy of sheer brutality!
In the context of a game, Achievements and Trophies are harmless. They're just carrot-dangling tactics that we're happy to indulge for our greedy pursuit of intangible virtual rewards. We wouldn't think twice about nail-bombing a kitten orphanage if it meant five more gamer points.
But, let's say, purely for the purposes of this here article, that we take Achievements and Trophies out of their virtual world settings and reconsider them
The first Assassin’s Creed was an incredible sensory experience. So you’ll be glad to know the slack-jawed awe that comes with staring at massive cityscapes from a lofty tower is back with a vengeance. Better yet, from our hands-on with the upcoming Tokyo Game Show demo, it’s clear Ubisoft Montreal has really been working on the assassinations.
Graffiti: art form or urban blight? Publishing suits don’t seem to care – the kids like it, why not crowbar it into every game? Need for Speed: Nitro’s big ‘thing’ revolves around tracks being ‘tagged’ to reflect whoever’s in the lead.