Mass Effect 3. Need we say more? Well, with a strong month ahead - including new entries in franchises like Street Fighter, Resident Evil and Ninja Gaiden - you may find yourself tempted by more than just Commander Shepard’s final fight to save the galaxy. A look at all 40 of March’s biggest game releases…
Every week GamesRadar receives more game trailers than the internet can be expected to hold, so in those seven days some people might tragically miss a few of these new videos. That's why we've collected them into one new video, remixed for your pleasure...
Once again, we begin our yearly celebration of all things great in gaming, the Platinum Chalices. For
our sixth annual awards event, though, we’re doing things a little differently, posting the Chalices in three parts. So while you can still
expect to see our “normal” Chalices later in the day, as well as our Game of
the Year, we’re starting today off with our special and console-exclusive
awards. If a game deserved a nod for doing something unique this year, or stood out as
the best title to only be available on one platform, you’ll find it here.
Be sure to check back later this afternoon, as our Platinum Chalices continue!
It's not easy being a horse, especially a horse during these tough economic
times. Despite the huge federal deficit, massive layoffs, and two wars,
American humans will find the time and money to waste on useless gifts for
friends and family members this holiday season.
Like sheep lined up for the slaughter, they gather in droves to attend Black
Friday sales. There, the humans will procure unsightly sweaters for the nephew
they never see, dresses for the niece too fat to wear them, home appliances for
mother's domestic prison, gift cards for unappreciative sons, and books about
the civil war for the father who stopped loving them years ago. But I
Whatever your opinion about sex in videogames, the simple fact is this: games won’t really be taken seriously as an art form until they can get certain things right, and one of those things is sex. It’s an essential component of film, music, books, paintings and even television, and yet gaming lags sadly behind.
Part of this is because games still haven’t quite shaken their kiddie-toys stigma, but mostly it’s because the rare games that try to get sex right almost never do. The results of their endless efforts tend to range from mildly off-putting to outright mortifying, with varying levels of ugliness and hilarity in between. Maybe someday, we’ll see an in-game love scene that doesn’t make us recoil in horror – but in the meantime, here are 13 that did...
Despite being incredibly difficult and occasionally confusing, Rare's Wizards & Warriors series was one of my favorite NES franchises. I'd often find myself wandering in circles for hours, or attempting to land a jump that wasn't even part of the playable level, but at each Game Over screen I'd hop right back in, ready to lead knight Kuros to victory. And while no one gameplay aspect of Ironsword really stood out, its music remains one of my favorite 8-bit soundtracks.
Love’s a funny old thing, ain’t it? It inspires great works of art. It knows no boundaries, conquering race, creed and geography. And it totally forces you to fork out for cheap-ass chocolates on anniversaries. While love affairs can end a bit messily in real life, we’ve yet to see a couple with romantic woes commit international espionage or murderise a series of skyscraper-sized monsters for each other. But in video games? Hell, its normal practice for digital Cupid’s arrows. So, in the spirit of being a week late for Valentine’s Day, we thought it was high time to celebrate some of gaming’s most ruinous romances.
Every now and then, be it at work or play, we all feel like saying: “Screw it. I simply can’t be assed.” There’s no shame in it. After all, apathy is both big and clever. But what if some of our favourite game characters took this bone idle approach to their adventures…
December wasn't exactly rife with game releases. Sure, WoW: Cataclysm made a splash, but most big holiday games came out in November to give Christmas shoppers plenty of time to pick up preferred bundles of digital joy. We all know that many publishers get cold feet during the fall as they see the big boys come stomping in to lay claim to the coveted shopping season, which means a lot of premium titles start to trickle in as soon as the new year has passed. And so we get to January, which is looking up for those who've already blown through those Christmas games and are hungry for more...
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Wait, wrong story. Ho ho ho and a bottle of nog! It's a GamesRadar Christmas Carol!
TalkRadar and The GamesRadar Theatre Troupe invite you to put 'e's where they ought not to be and wrap yourself up in a warm Snuggie of Christmas cheer by way of the ghostly story of Ebenezer Scrooge. So put on your headphones, young listener, and sit back in your recliner by a crackling fire while we fill your chambers with the presence of three allegory-prone apparitions, the shriveled heart of a hardcore gamer, and his greatest fear of all - motion controls...