This is part 2 of a weeklong series of features. For part 1, click here.
We're on to the second day of our massive, winner-take-all character battle, and already we've lost half of our combatants to death, emotional trauma or reasons too ridiculous to discuss here. With the battlefield winnowed down to 32 contestants from yesterday's 64, who will emerge to claim the title of best character ever?
Five of GamesRadar's most powerful
Yesterday we dropped a massive Mega Man retrospective, packed with tons of information and custom art. If you're really into the retro scene, you're gonna totally freak out over these hand-made wallpapers designed by submitter Joshua Hines - he hand-ripped most of the sprite
Sony’s great new mod-friendly game LittleBigPlanet is the most notable of a new breed of videogame about to sweep through the market. And we don’t just mean games populated with girly looking sack creatures. It has no discernible story, no bosses and, bucking the current trend, no cutscenes. In it, you will race through levels built from scratch by you. Or by your mates.
FROM: The Legend of Zelda series/Final Fantasy VII
Cloud’s too busy being an emo bitch to notice the fight's even started. Instead, he sits around cutting himself and absentmindedly breaking pieces off of his brittle hair. Link lunges out from behind Cloud's couch and snaps Cloud’s Fall Out Boy CD collection. Cloud cries. Link wins.
FROM: Tomb Raider series/Disney Skateboard Adventure
If there’s one thing us gamers love to do, it’s sit on our asses. And rarely are we ever tempted away from blowing the crap out of zombies and Nazis to partake in the sportsman-like area of gaming. Hell, anything involving increased blood flow, stretching or rapid movement is a waste of time if there’s no cutscene for our rewards. Even sports games can be our kryptonite (your older brother who buys nothing but Madden and
Since his introduction in 1987, Mega Man has starred in more than 100 video games spanning nearly every console and handheld in existence. After several hugely successful titles, Mega Man ceased to be a game character and became a part of pop culture, with countless references across all mediums and cameos in even more Capcom titles.
Just being able to play games is only the beginning. If you're going to call yourself a proper gamer (as opposed to a casual pretender) there are a few requisite skills that you must master first. 50 skills, in fact. And they're all right here
Pac-Man's got to be right up there with Mario as one of the most recognisable videogame characters of all time. And because his basic design is simple, you can see him everywhere. Whenever you take a slice of pizza or cut a segment from a cake, he's there. Then the noise starts to go in your head: waka waka waka waka waka
Welcome to the monthly roundup of the weird, the wonderful and the ever so slightly perverted things that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the inspiration provided by 30-odd years of Nintendo gaming.
In the brave new world of the internet, everybody has power. Information is interactive, knowledge is collaborative and history is open source. The nerdy kid next door has just as much influence as a high school teacher; the dorky dude at the comic book shop has just as much voice as a college professor.
Problem is, the nerds and dorks tend to have a lot more free time - and passion - than the teachers and professors. The end result? A hilariously skewed, terrifyingly twisted view of the world in which all the wrong things are deemed "important" and worthy of serious academic discussion.