Sept 25, 2007
Microsoft and Sony declare blitzkrieg on your soul; Nintendo gives you a shoulder to cry on. With wetted eye we return to our most emotional Nintendo moments…
A matter of life and bemani
Ouendan's Over the Distance sequence is a mature ode to the recently deceased. Mullered in a motorcycle crash, young Ishida barters three more hours to make peace with his peeved girlfriend Ryouko - prompted by a mad cacophony of drums and cymbals, natch. If you don't cry to these
Frank Castle isn't a household name like Peter Parker, but he may have the most true and authentic video game depiction of them all. Castle became the Punisher when his family was taken out by a random act of mob violence, and ever since he takes a no-nonsense approach to fighting back. Everybody dies. Always.
The Punisher, on the surface, is just another third-person shoot-'em-up. But spend a few minutes playing it and you'll be knee-deep in junkie gore. There's a one-button kill move that,
Comic books are one of the hottest licenses out there right now. All you have to do is slap Spider-Man on a bag of socks and boom! It's out the door. The same goes with games based on comics - no matter their quality, they tend to sell like crazy. With so many lackluster heroes running around, it's hard to pinpoint which games are worth playing and which need to hang up the spandex. Well, that's precisely why we've hand-picked the best, most authentic comic book games of all time.
Originally posted on May 22, 2007
Months before the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony Computer Entertainment of America flew a small army of journalists down to its headquarters in San Diego for its Gamer's Day, a pre-E3 sneak peek at games set to arrive on its PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP platforms. Featuring dozens of games from Sony and third-party publishers, several of which were unveiled and/or made playable for the first time, the event was a staggering look at a swarm
At around 193 million units versus Pokémons 155 million, Mario may have sold more games overall, but considering the wide variety of stuff he stars in and the length of time hes been around; Pokémon is arguably the more significant videogame phenomenon.
Pikachu and the gang have enjoyed peaks and endured troughs since the original games 1996 Japanese debut, but no matter how many times people have tried to write off Pokémon, it remains hugely popular. Its a cultural
This week were ticking the clock back just a few notches and unearthing secrets from three last-gen games that still deserve to be played. For more classic cheats and secrets, including the best head altering codes and “upside down” cheats from gaming history, check out the archive.
If you bought Spider-Man 3, were sorry. Since youre probably already bored, here are some ways to squeeze a little more enjoyment out of Spider-man 2, which was a good game… and
Like the typical all-guns-blazing action movie blockbuster it tries hard to ape, the original Pursuit Force is entertaining and stylish, but completely forgettable the moment you switch off your PSP. The sequel builds on this premise: there are bigger explosions, more spectacular stunts, twice as many enemies - and it still holds as much substance as a puff of smoke. And the even better news? Its coming to PS2 as well as
20. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Silicon Knights | Konami | 2004
A slick remake of the revolutionary spy drama that's still considered by many to be the best entry in the Metal Gear saga
What made it so great?
Take the single greatest game of the PSone generation, inject a fresh graphical update and all the cool new gameplay features from its PS2 sequel, and you've got an instant classic. Developed by Canadian developer Silicon Knights and filled with new cutscenes by Japanese film
God of War
Kratos is totally bad ass - when have you ever killed a god? And the fact that Aries ate an H-bomb for breakfast that morning really added to the effect. Except, now that Kratos is the new God of War, shouldnt we have to kill him in God of War 2? Whatever, just let us rip the eyeballs out of something and dont make us
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Epic quests need epic endings, and theres not much that's more epic than a giant red thing fighting an oversized golden award trophy. The dragon trophy decimates the Vishnu-armed creature by breathing white stuff on it, and the fate of the world is put in your hands. But the games over, so good luck with