We know two things for certain. One, that geeks/attention-seekers/psychos will misspend hours of their lives creating fake screenshots in an attempt to fool the internet and so give their otherwise pitiable lives purpose and meaning. And two, that we'll know these botched-up images are fake the second we see them.
It’s likely you’ve never heard of the original Bangai-O, unless you’re a multi-directional shooter buff. Developed by Treasure, Bangai-O came out first on the Nintendo 64 in Japan, but if you have seen it, it was probably the enhanced version released on the Dreamcast everywhere else.The soon to be released DS sequel, Bangai-O Spirits, continues the tradition of ridiculously challenging 2D shooting madness. We got a chance to
Every so often, we come across a level in a game that is infuriatingly unpassable. In the early days of video gaming, this could have been chalked up to inexperienced level design. Yet despite the industry’s many advances, plenty of games still contain glaring points at which the player’s progress grinds utterly and completely to a halt. Whether the stoppage is due to poor design choices or thumb-wounding difficulty, it can last
The latest Pokemon movie, The Rise of Darkrai, made its American debut this past week. It was definitely one of the better Pokemon movies, but it also had its fair share of contrived elements and general stupidity. That said, we learned a lot from watching The Rise of Darkrai. Here are some lessons and random thoughts that came to us as we watched the movie.Ash Ketchum is still stupidIn his "dream" fight with Darkrai, Ash makes the bold and
Ever since Super Mario Kart made the genre, gamers have been slowly choking on the mammoth amount of mascot kart racing games. Everyone from the Smurfs, Buzz Lightyear and even the Burger King have graced us with driving around in tiny cars. But even with all this history of cheesy go-karts driven by toys, no game has ever starred dolls you can buy in the lobby of Wal-Mart for 25 cents.Breaking that barrier is Homie Rollerz, a game that
Distilled gameplay, old-school values and why you need never load another disc into your console again. We take a look at how new-gen technology has revitalised old-gen gaming and even sparked a new wave of superb retro-style games.
When aspiring musicians and the internetz collide, it often results in some of the most unholy power combos the universe has ever seen. We’d even go as far to say that most of these mighty Gods of Rock surpass real-world supergroups like Velvet Revolver and Damn Yankees. YouTube alone holds a treasure trove of musical gems, and these are some of our very most favoritest. And yes, we're including the hand farter.
You’ve played Puzzle Quest, right? One of the biggest cult hits of the past few years, it combined colored gems puzzle gameplay (it was basically Bejeweled) with the spells, quests and monsters that usually live in role-playing games. The result was a captivating little puzzle game that mesmerized most players for 100 hours or more. A challenge then arose: when the original is that perfect, what do you do for this year’s encore?
Virtual beauty gets more than its fair share of eye-gazing adoration, so let us celebrate in the dog-faced dominion of hard-coded ugly for a change. Unload your narcissistic poison. No monsters. No mutants. No aliens. And definitely no pretty boys. Just gaming's ugliest bastards...
Home videogame consoles have been around for well over 30 years now, and in an industry that moves this fast, that means a lot of wreckage left smoldering by the side of the road. For every success, there's about five or six other consoles and companies that were almost immediately abandoned and forgotten. Some of those were just unlucky, but most of them flat-out suck.