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Best of GR videos: An in-game tribute to New York City

Thanks to your irrational love of loud, opinionated games coverage, GamesRadar has now thrived online for five (!) full years. We’ve got several celebratory plans in motion, but we also wanted to take this time to present some of our older video hits that may have slipped by in the past 60 months. Enjoy these “best of” hits and THANK YOU for allowing our stupidness to invade your life on a daily basis.


 

Happy Birthday to us! But a far better reason for shining the spotlight on our favorite stuff this month is that our old video player was so unwatchably horrible, most of you probably had no idea we were making custom stuff at all. One of the most tragic casualties of that technical barrier was this here montage Joe McNeilly made of New York levels throughout the entire history of gamedom way back on July, 14 2009. Spanning so many years and titles, NYC might very well be the most unsung game character in all history. Take that, fireballs!

Mar 02, 2011

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22 comments

  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - March 7, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    Back in the day, I was thinking about doing a whole series of these for Paris, London, Tokyo, SF, LA... maybe worth revisiting now that we have a proper video player.
  • Syncmaster - March 3, 2011 4:54 p.m.

    a lot of love for gta and spider man, but how could you miss Parasite Eve?! one of the first games to picture the real town
  • philipshaw - March 3, 2011 4:21 a.m.

    Love this video, I even linked it to my non gaming friends
  • TheMonarch - March 3, 2011 3:12 a.m.

    Wow, have I been reading GR for five years?!?! I remember seeing this new. I also remember listening to new Talk Radar in the single digits, damn seems like yesterday I listened to my firts Talk Radar and getting awkward stares from laughing out loud in a quiet office. I'll be here for at least five more!
  • shyfonzie - March 3, 2011 2:06 a.m.

    I really love you guys. I remember back when I first started reading you. I was starting to really get into playing videogames with my friends, and started researching and learning more and more about the magic technoboxes we call the vidjogames. I was blossoming into a fragile young nerd. And you helped. Keep it up you mooks.
  • initialreaction - March 3, 2011 1:11 a.m.

    Wow what a great video! I'm loving all the videos you are putting out with your new awesome player.
  • Crimmy - March 3, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    If it wasn't just vis, I'd say put the character battle up again, or perhaps make a new one. There are lots of characters that could be in the next one.
  • TyrannosaurusTexMex - March 3, 2011 12:15 a.m.

    Been here since 2006 and loving every moment of it. Don't ever stop!
  • geneticallyalteredsupergiraffeejaculatinggrenades - March 2, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    I can still remember my anger when Cheatplanter became Gamesradar, as well as my slow realization that it had become one of the best gaming sites out there.
  • KaziWhy - March 2, 2011 11:44 p.m.

    THE SONG IS MICROCHIP LEAGUE - NEW YORK Just in case anyone asks :D
  • ninjaemperor - March 2, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    5 years... You guys really are a special site, you know that?
  • Austin_SJ - March 2, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    ELEVENTH!!!! But seriously, this video reminds me of the time I destroyed New York.
  • BadLadJon - March 2, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    the Max Payne intro where the helicoptors are flying to the building max payne is on, shows a pretty good New York :P
  • oneshotfinch - March 2, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    Oh man, Screwattack had their 5th birthday only a few weeks ago. I feel old... By the way, you guys need to repost that character battle article. It's the best thing I read in 5 years of daily visits.
  • EvilChicken - March 2, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    Watching this makes me feel bad for the people in New York City, they get destroyed so many times
  • Redeater - March 2, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    LOL oh Manhunt.....how I don't miss your terrible controls/puzzles/minigames.
  • icbacomingupwithapropername - March 2, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    That's 5 years since gamesradar has been gameradar right? It seems like only yesterday my friend was showing me a site called cheatplanet back in 04.
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - March 2, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    You guys are adorable!
  • themaster465 - March 2, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    FUCK YA THIRD!
  • santaclouse37 - March 2, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    DAMN YOU PLASMAHEAD321!

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