Child’s Play is a charity
after our own hearts, as the organization (founded by the cartoonists behind
Penny Arcade) is about bringing videogames to sick children in hospitals. We
even took part in a little bit of charity for the organization during our recent
24-hour marathon. Now Child’s Play is entering its season of holiday charity
drives you can help out with, and that includes its yearly auction filled with
one of kind items that happens December 8...
11/11/11 might be more famous to
gamers this year as the release date for Skyrim, but it’s also Veteran’s Day,
the day of the year we give tribute to those that risk their lives to protect
us. And soldiers underneath the training and heroism are just like us, at least
when it comes to the desire to play games. The life of a soldier can be a
boring one and the charity Operation Supply Drop makes it their cause to bring
games to our boys. And this November as part of Veteran’s Day, you can help
them help our friends overseas...
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III. To celebrate
the decade of open-world gaming GTA III gave us, Rockstar's giving us
one of its just-announced, limited-edition, super-swank Claude Speed
action figures (which Rockstar sells
for $149.99) so that we can give it to one lucky reader. Made by Sideshow Collectibles and coming complete with two outfits,
eight weapons and nearly 30 points of articulation, Claude makes for an
impressive man-doll, but he's limited to a set of 1,500. One of those
1,500 could be yours...
The list of best-selling games in the US this September was released by the NPD group today, and there were a few surprising entries, though it was mostly filled with the usual suspects. The top-selling game of September was technically Madden, but since that factors in sales across five different platforms, we're going to say the 360-exclusive Gears of War 3 is the real sales winner. Third place was taken by Dead Island, which is pretty impressive for a new franchise. Meanwhile, PS3-exclusive Resistance 3 had a good showing in the seventh spot; not bad for our game of the month for September. Here's the top 10 with no actual sales numbers as the NPD unhelpfully withholds those...
Sony Online Entertainment, Mojang Studios
and Trion Worlds were among the top honorees at the Game Developers Choice Online Awards. Held last night during the GDC
Online event in Austin, Texas the evening celebrated excellence in online
gaming, and included the induction of Everquest into GDC's hallowed Hall of
Fame, as well as industry recognition for Minecraft, Rift and a handful of
other well-known multiplayer titles...
The Halo movie never materialized because there were too
many cooks in the kitchen. Microsoft had their demands, Bungie had their
and the movie’s producers had their own creative vision of how Halo
could work as a feature-length picture. Things moved at a
snail’s pace and it eventually fell apart not because of a lack of
but because getting that many people to agree on anything is impossible
(also, Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp got antsy and decided to make
are the same fate won’t befall Mortal Kombat, which is heading back to the big screen after a long hiatus thanks to Warner Bros., who owns both the rights to
the Mortal Kombat series and has a massive film division. Well that's convenient, isn't it?...
Remember the goofy old days when virtual reality was the
future and everyone would soon be wearing goofy visors to control their
computers? Why do you think that never panned out? It’s possible that the
technology was ahead of its time – the most advanced graphics back then were
untextured polygons running at fifteen frames per second. It didn’t exactly
make you feel like you were inside some virtual world. The other problem was
that the equipment was way, way too bulky to be practical for home use. Sony
came by our offices the other day to show us something...
From the silly to the sexy we stalked the show floor to give you hundreds of photos of cosplayers from PAX this year...
According to Raptr, only 10 percent of players actually finished the last
mission in Red Dead Redemption. This is why we can’t have nice things
We like games – and since you’re reading this site, it seems safe to assume
that you like games, too. But according to a recent CNN report, most players
don’t finish the games they start…
Have a good
weekend guys? GamesRadar sure did, as we got a bit of a tune-up this weekend
after our 24-hour marathon. After updates to much of the behind-the-scenes
stuff you need not worry about, GR is back online, so everything is different,
yet also the same. Exciting, huh?