Think cyborg ninjas begin and end with Metal Gear? Think again...
Have you ever found some character taunts during life-or-death battles to be a bit strange? Then check these ones out...
“We find ourselves in a bewildering world. We want to make sense of what we see around us and to ask: What is the nature of the universe? What is our place in it and where did it and we come from? Why is it the way it is? When will we get to the cowboy level?”
– Professor Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
Time travel and videogames are a perfect fit.
Listening to pundits, parents, and politicians, you'd think that videogames were the worst plague ever visited upon humankind. They make us dumb. They make us violent. They make us perverted. They make us twitchy and impatient. They make us disconnected loners and social misfits.
Here's the antidote to such overblown criticism – seven games that will make you smarter. Next time someone's trying to tell you that your hobby is stupid, show them one of these and see if they can solve even a fraction of its brilliance...
What the hell did people do all day before the internet? In just the past year, user-generated sites like YouTube have become everyday destinations for virtually anything that's ever been recorded, broadcasted or even conceived of - and that includes gaming. A recent thread over on the Penny Arcade forums called out the best you'll-never-pull-this-off video game moments captured on video, and wouldn't you know it, YouTube pretty much as them all. Prepare to feel worthless.
We perused the list
People get pissy when stuff they consider holy is depicted profanely in videogames. Take Manchester Cathedral’s depiction in Resistance or lyrics cribbed from the Quran in LittleBigPlanet. Gamers react with their usual jaded cynicism, belittling others for daring to hold something sacred in this fast-forward age of materialistic gluttony.
Gamescom is unquestionably more low profile than E3’s explosive LA shindig. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to get pumped up for the upcoming event in Cologne. Hell, we can think of, oh, at least 23 examples why you should give a damn about the ‘European E3.’ And they all take the form of potentially amazing games. Below you’ll find a line-up of some of the most exciting titles due to
It's a brand new day for TDar, but the more things change, the more they stay the same...
It's funny how the games business works. Big
successes become popular franchises, we keep buying 'em because they keep
getting better, and developers keep churning 'em out. Later, we'll complain
about Call of Duty being the same stupid thing, buy it, verify our complaint,
and keep the cycle strong. What about the stuff that doesn't review well, though,
or doesn't sell, or doesn't quite live up to the hype? Those games are usually
left for dead, and an original IP hoping to make its big break becomes a
Aren't these the games we should
see sequels to? Disappointing games are the ones that need the most improving,
and are the games that'd benefit the most from a second chance. Remember,
Assassin's Creed eventually became Assassin's Creed II. We'd love to see some
of this generation's biggest bummers – even if they had a lot going for them –
take off bigger than they have...
There's been a lot of activity on the point-and-click front, thanks to all the Kickstart campaigns that have been launched recently. The so-called "Golden Age" of adventure games may have passed, but could there be a resurgence?