Pokémon Name: Bulbasaur
Type: Grass / Poison
Classification: Seed Pokemon
Pokédex Number: 001
Location Found: Kanto starter - transfer from FireRed or LeafGreen
Useful Attacks: Vine Whip
The very first starter of the very first game. Pokemon 001 didnt become popular just for being the first, however, as its move set and evolutions make it a constant favorite. This little guy's been made into countless forms of merchandise, from plastic toys to overgrown plush
Aug 22, 2007
Neves: at first it seemed like the name is too mysterious to be understood by any ordinary gamer, but then we realized that it's seven backwards. Seven because the game uses seven puzzle pieces, and backwards because that's how things work in the fast paced world of DS puzzle games. Deal with it.
If the game looks familiar that's because it's based on the Japanese game Hanayama's Lucky Puzzle - here in the US, you may have heard it called Tangrams (we have some previous
GamesRadar: What sort of fanboys do you meet through working in a game store?
Employee #1: Final Fantasy fans are the worst. I like the series… but people automatically assume its the best thing in the world, above anything else, thats what FF fans often come across like. Other fanboys will be buying a game, then theyll tell you all about the game theyre buying, trying to preach to the converted.
Employee #6: I don't converse with customer enough to know who's a fanboy, to be honest.
GamesRadar: Any particular issues - in terms of pre-orders or otherwise - to do with Wii?
Employee #4: There was the obvious drought in Wiis not so long ago, which did bring forth some very unhappy customers. Most were understanding, though, and waited patiently.
Employee #7: We didnt take any pre-orders on the Wii because we knew we wouldnt get any. We managed to get three or four just after launch and we have had a few pre-owned ones traded in once people realised that the novelty wears off
Aug 21 2007
GamesRadar: Describe the average customer. Which customers do you like? And dislike?
Employee #5: The average customer comes into the store knowing roughly what they want and usually doesn't need much help. More often than not it tends to be young males. I like customers who are newer to gaming and are in need of some advice; I dislike customers who aren't a certain age, yet try to buy games and argue when you ask for proof of age. We have to check!
Employee #2: We get a lot of
Aug 21 2007
Games Radar: Why did you want to work at a videogame store in the first place? Was it what you expected?
Employee #1: Gaming, really, and becoming a regular in a game shop, and then deciding thats what I wanted to do. You assume – as people still assume these days – that you just stand around playing games all day. But in reality its like any other retail job, you have to look after stock and keep customers happy. Gaming in the store is the last priority,
Aug 16, 2007
We've taken a peek at the outsiders of Windows technology, things being made not in the forges of Valve or nVidia, but in research labs. Some are so new they still have an umbilical cord attached; others are old, but overlooked. All present exciting possibilities. Behold what could be the future of
For an outsider, its hard to see whats so damn special about any 3rd person action-stealth game these days. We get a Splinter Cell almost annually and Vampire Rain aint exactly lighting the world on fire. So, why do gamers like us constantly heap massive amounts of praise for writer/producer/director Hideo Kojimas Metal Gear Solid series? Somehow, his successful formula of flawed characters, anime-inspired giant robots and whacked-out villains with more emotional baggage than your ex-girlfriend
1) Beautiful katamari
Combining cult favorite Katamari Damacy with what looks like Nintendo's entire roster of characters results in not only the coolest and funniest piece of fan art we've seen in a while, but also a crossover game idea we'd eat our grannies to see made into the real thing. Or how about the little Katamari guy in Smash Bros, gathering everyone in his ball of space goo?
2) Mysteries of Zelda
Look what you can unlock in Twilight Princess by using cheat codes - two new enemies
Every day, our inboxes fill with press releases. Every time we see a new game, someone from the publisher is there to feed us the company line. Whenever there's a big event, someone from the company gets up on stage and spouts bluster to try and convince the audience that everything is going better than is literally possible in our space-time continuum.
Having just endured another E3, we're laden down with more silly quotes than we know what to do with. So we decided to sort the pile and