These days, if you’re a monster collecting game, you’d better be prepared for the inevitable comparisons with the behemoth that is Pokemon. The original Spectrobes held its own last year with enough originality to distinguish itself from other kiddy fare. Now Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals furthers that agenda with its sci-fi atmosphere, as you resume the role of Rallen and travel from planet to planet, excavating alien fossils
We take a lot of things for granted in games. Such as guns that leave nothing but skeletons when they hit the enemy, or that you can hack a computer by playing a simple puzzle game. But no more. PC Gamer wanted to find out how far science was being abused for the sake of our entertainment.
Metal Slug 7 marks a handful of firsts for the 12-year-old 2D action series: It’s the first Metal Slug without an arcade release, and the first on the DS. But don’t expect a stylus-driven touch-screen-based reboot of the franchise at al.From what we’ve played, this is a traditional Metal Slug experience through and through: gore-tastic 2D graphics, giant screen-filling bosses and plenty of things that go boom.
You’ll often hear about games lauded for their exceptional soundtracks. Some succeeded with NES-style bleeps, others had orchestral scores or fully licensed songs that lent credibility to a medium struggling to be more than a toy.
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Would you look at that, a whole new podcast done sprung up unnerneath our feet! If’n we was a bettin’ folk, we’d rightly say this week’s podcast is a durn-tootin’ romp-a-bout filled with tales of lyin’, cheatin’ and some other such nonsense. Then we scoot on to topics akin to Rock Band, Force Unleashed, Mega Man 9 and a whole mess more.
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Fact: Bruce Lee is better than Chuck Norris. Lee never hawked Bowflexes in his quest for the perfect mixed martial arts form. Lee kicked Norris’ ass in Way of the Dragon. And it was Lee who brought his proprietary blend of Kung Fu kickass-ery to the mainstream with his wild whoops, and a roundhouse kick that packed more power than the millions of stale internet jokes about his co-star. So why all the Lee love on a videogame site?
O HAI! I didn’t see you click in. I’m one of the co-hosts of GamesRadar’s super-ific, fantastical podcast, TalkRadar. What started out as an excuse for us to bite back at the internet and industry that feeds us quickly gained a following we weren’t quite expecting. That other podcast you like? This one’s funnier, better even.
Nintendo Power crossed the 20-year mark in June, a milestone that most bundles of dead trees never reach. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo and GamesRadar baby daddy Future held a super special party benefiting the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
This article and its accompanying video contain spoilers. You’ve been warned. If you’re curious about what happens in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, but don’t want to spend more than a minute thinking about it, we’ve got you covered.