Ikaruga. Know what it means? We'll give you a moment. If you're still stumped, then you probably don't care about Odama. The very definition of a niche title, Ikaruga is a game that few non-hardcore gamers know about, a top-down, GameCube shooter that's as challenging as it is beautiful - and it's very beautiful. The point is, if you didn't track down Ikaruga and then spend hours mastering each and every level of that punishing but polished game, then you probably aren't going to want to spend
The ponderous game of chess might not seem like an ideal candidate for quick gaming on the go, but Online Chess Kingdoms stirs in a few new twists that make it more than just a glorified travel chess set.
The marquee attraction is supposedly the persistent online world that serves as matchmaking service. Instead of a plain vanilla lobby, each server option is a different map embroiled in conflict, ranging in size from 8x8 to 16x16 boards of land. Armies, represented by five distinct sets of
Driving games, as a genre, may be as oversubscribed as the clichZ goes, but they're becoming harder and harder to pin down. Into just what kind of pigeonhole does Burnout 3's turbo orgy of destruction fit? Third/firstperson risk-based action combat racer? Interactive snuff porn for metallurgists? There's no longer any pigeonhole, bar the one it's carved for itself. Modern driving games carry personality beyond genre, possibly thanks to the need to stand out from the crowd. And so it is to