Our grandparents' time was simpler and purer, they say. Families ate together at the table, neighbors chatted pleasantly over white picket fences and town sheriffs whistled down the street, making sure every boy and girl was home before curfew. Bullshit, we say. After playing the upcoming Mafia II and experiencing the virtual life of a post-WWII criminal firsthand, we know just how seedy and sinful life during the 1940s-1950s could be. Here are seven less-than-wholesome activities enjoyed during a single hour and a single mission.
Released on the 23rd of November for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Joe’s Adventures looks to be a great example of the way DLC really should be done. Less a side-story, more the missing part of Mafia 2’s main story, it follows Vito’s best friend Joe through his exploits in Empire Bay during the years of his buddy’s absence.
It brings new areas, new game mechanics, and eight new hours of gameplay, making it the biggest and most complete DLC offering since Rockstar gave Liberty City two new episodes. Also, what I’ve played so far is great. Read on, and I’ll tell you why.
It works. That's the main thing you need to know: 256 people shooting each others' faces off with extreme prejudice. Quite how, is a voodoo secret Sony must be guarding pretty closely, though. Developer Zipper built an entirely new server system to get such a huge number of people playing together and whatever the hell they did, they got it right.
If you're not familiar with the name Mage Knight, here's all you need to know: the tabletop strategy game features collectible figurines, endless hours of flexible tactics, an expansive fantasy mythology and a rabid fanbase. Except for the tiny action figures, that sounds like the makings for a good PC game, too. Enter Mage Knight: Apocalypse, Namco's attempt to join the Action RPG ranks alongside games like Diablo and Dungeon Siege.
All of the core races from the tabletop game are
We have to admit, playing the videogame version of Mage Knight - a deeply storied and popular tabletop game from WizKids - without having ever touched one of the collectable miniatures made us feel a bit like poseurs. But the action role-playing Mage Knight: Apocalypse was so instantly addictive that we soon simply felt like heroes.
Mage Knight immediately stands apart from its towering peers because of its stunning good looks and versatile controls. With a flick of the mouse wheel, we zoomed
If five is the magic number for your party while playing the action-soaked left-clickathon Mage Knight: Apocalypse in single player, what happens when five actual humans join in the fray? To put it mildly, it's a running, gunning, yelling, healing and curse-filled fun-fest. But that's not the best
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Haven't heard of Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom? Neither had we until recently, but from our first look at Majin, this platformy adventure game piqued our interest with its endearing personality and Team Ico vibe (although it's actually being developed by Game Republic). Although we only got a look at the first hour of gameplay, we came away with five reasons to keep a closer eye on this one...
Forget about “the cream” and “the clear” - baseballs back in the one place its guaranteed to be steroid-free: on your favorite videogame console. With a third-party exclusivity agreement with Major League Baseball in publisher 2Ks back pocket, MLB 2K6 steps onto the field as the only pro hardball title on Xbox and GameCube, and just the second on PS2. And while longtime fans of the digital diamond may be nervous at the thought of a pro MVP-less season, youve got to like