By the year 2051, the world’s population will have hit a staggering total of 9.8 billion. Mankind’s resources will be unable to cope with the demands. Clean water will be hard to source. Food supplies are projected to be even tougher to maintain. Space shortages will give rise to housing problems.
With online battles designed to support up to 256 players, MAG is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most ambitious console shooters of all time. With 256 players shooting, driving, sniping, and blasting each other on the same map, it’s theoretically possible that MAG will be about 64 times more intense than a four player campaign in Left 4 Dead, 16 times more addicting than a 16 player Slayer match in Halo 3, and 14.2222 times more satisfying than an 18 player round of Team Deathmatch in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
It’s still a sight that takes some getting used to. To look at Mario or Dr Eggman, you’d think that the only athletic thing about them would be growing between their toes. But as Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games proved, they’re both capable of competing in various sports at Olympic level despite their portly physiques and lack of ergonomic sportswear.
We suppose our regular readers, weaned on the violent acts of Marcus Fenix and Solid Snake, deserve an explanation. Why has GamesRadar devoted five whole days to anthropomorphic rodents and smile time gags on the week Halo 3: ODST hits shelves? It’s partially due to poor scheduling (not necessarily on our part!) and a lifetime of love for The House of Mouse.
The Week of Disney: You’re soaking in it! Go ahead and pretend these characters mean nothing to you. Once you’re done lying to yourself, pretending you don’t have no connection with the likes of Mickey, Donald and Goofy, let’s marvel at just how astounding it is that almost every person in the world born in the last century shares some familiarity with these characters of unrivaled legacy.
“No game is complete without a ninja in it,” says Vandenberghe. Ubisoft should get him on the Monkeyz dev team. “Hitting things is fun. I really believe that.” Jason Vandenberghe, Red Steel 2’s creative director, isn’t one for PR guff. He speaks with relish of swords, ninjas and magical katana skills. He also does a great impersonation of a sawed-off shotgun, but more on that later.
As you may have guessed from our glowing review, DiRT 2 is a bit special. But while we've already shown you the incredible detail of the game and the fun you can have with the immaculate driving physics, there's one thing we haven't shown you in detail: Crashes.
So here are 101 vehicles getting into spectacular smash-ups on the Xbox 360 version of the game. Best buckle up - it's gonna get bumpy...
Master Chief’s been put on furlough, but Halo 3: ODST soldiers on without him. Bungie’s Brian Jarrard took some time out to tell us about how ODST tweaks the Halo formula. Topics include the smoky jazz-drenched night time city, the frantic new Firefight mode and his personal favorite “Oh, shit!” moments.
Since the last time we saw StarCraft II, we’ve learned a little more: it’s to be delivered in three distinct packages, with Wings of Liberty focusing on Jim Raynor’s battle against the treacherous Mengsk, whose Dominion is establishing a classic propaganda-spewing dictatorship.
See, we always knew that bald guy known only as Kane was a decent fellow. He was just misunderstood, only wanting a better world for the entire human race. Granted, he may be responsible for the deaths of thousands and his insane quest for personal deification and radioactive tiberium crystals is the reason the world has turned into a bleak, green, irradiated wasteland. But forgive and forget?