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
We do a lot of list features here at GamesRadar, and each presents its own obstacles. So, just when we think we’ve done it all, a fellow editor throws the gauntlet down with an insurmountable challenge. “Does gaming have a greatest shoe?” Surely.
“I dare you.”
While mainstream rappers express their affection for video games from time to time, the underground "nerdcore" hip-hop movement takes the connection to a whole other level. There are entire songs and albums dedicated to a love of gaming, and many of these artists plug references into their most popular tracks.
Here are our ten favorite songs and videos. Crank your PC speakers, dial the geekiness to 11 and let's get rolling.
Video game heroes are often tough. But there's always something that they can't do. Some trick their enemies could utilise if only they were smart enough.
So we've done it for them. Felons of the virtual realm - here is a print-out-and-keep guide to help you best these badass heroes.
How to kill... KratosDefy his existence
How to kill... BayonettaCut off her hair when she's not looking. Now she's powerless.
Virtual children are undoubtedly worse than the real thing. Diminutive, shrill and noisy, you can’t even send them to the naughty step when they’re misbehavin’. We’re used to solving our videogame problems with violence, but due to standards of ‘good taste’, that approach isn't generally allowed with young-uns. Often voiced by high-pitched women because kids can’t act, they also tend to look…weird – like shrunken adults. Because of this, we’ve put together a list of youngsters in games whose toys we’d love to take away, but can’t.
Since we enjoyed sharing our personal favorite games of 2010, we thought it was only appropriate to share the games that most let us down last year, the games that most drew our vitriolic ire. These aren't objectively the worst games of 2010 - they are the ones that most rubbed us the wrong way. There are even fantastic games on this list, but if everyone loved the same things, we wouldn't all be unique slowflakes in the great blizzard of life, now would we...
With the recession, it's not even a given that games characters will keep spending. So we've designed some adverts for them showing off their power-ups in an irresistible light...
Let's take a trip back in time to when Duke Nukem Forever was 'officially cancelled' and Bayonetta's hair was still a talking point. Yes, it's February 17, 2010, the day this classic GamesRadar article went live and made everyone wish they had sunglasses with which to soften the joys of MS Paint.
Looking for categories like Best PSP Driving Game? Greatest Achievement in Control Layout, Artistic? Eastern European Developer Most Worth Watching in 2011? Then our end-of-year awards might not be for you.
GamesRadar's Platinum Chalices are different. We're not interested in checking off a massively tedious list of genres, platforms and technical subdivisions… we'd much rather focus on the stuff that makes this hobby, you know, fun. And reward whichever games delivered the most of that stuff.
So if you're looking for the best fan service, most satisfying gore or greatest achievement in old-school kickassery in 2010, you've definitely come to the right celebration. Let's get it started…
You think you've fought some huge video game enemies in your day? These big bosses will make those guys look like pipsqueaks...