This article is dedicated to the game characters that time forgot. You may want to light a candle of remembrance as you read
Last week we brought you ten photoshopped images of game names infiltrating popular logos. It was a huge success, and most of you cried out for more. Well, one reader provided us with enough great ideas to create another entry in this ongoing article.
Have an idea? Post it in our thread and maybe you’ll see your ideas brought to life on the site. Special thanks to reader Ravenbom for the standout submissions. See, we do read
Spore’s cumbersome DRM (three installs per copy) has enraged much of the gaming lot, and some cite the restriction as a reason they might download a pirated copy of the game. Unrelated developer Positech recently asked gamers why they pirate games, and sure enough, restrictive DRM was among the biggest complaints. The others were fairly obvious: price, quality, convenience, and so on. The information is useful (and Positech
Last year, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords became an unlikely addiction for a ton of otherwise hardcore gamers. Seamlessly blending the casual gameplay of Bejeweled with traditional RPG mechanics like leveling, turned-based battles, magic attacks, and a decent story (for those who paid attention), Puzzle Quest practically introduced a new genre. Now, Infinite Interactive, the developer that created Puzzle Quest, brings us another
Did we play Spore correctly? We have the sinking feeling that we were supposed to be using Spore’s dynamic editors to create our own original creatures, vehicles, and cities.
Mario is a cultural phenomenon. Final Fantasy is epic. Resident Evil, Fallout, Diablo... all of these classic franchises will eventually be tossed away, but they won't be stamped with expiration dates anytime in the foreseeable future.
Other franchises started growing mold before they even left the grocery store shelves.
The somehow-less-inspired franchises may sell millions, contain lovable
Gears of War’s Lancer is perhaps one of the finest “default” weapons in any videogame ever. Awesome firepower aside, the Lancer’s gratuitous chainsaw bayonet is capable of chewing enemies into puddles of gore. When we heard that a special bundle was shipping with a battery-operated replica Lancer, we knew we had to have it. Oh yes, it must be ours…
Nobody really expected Lego Star Wars to be as good as it was, or to sell as well as it did, when the game dropped in 2005 - but developer Traveller's Tales surprised us all by turning what should have been the ultimate crappy licensed game into a fun, well-designed runaway hit. Since then, the Lego-game dynasty has grown to include Indiana Jones and Batman, both based on existing Lego toy lines, and both fun despite being essentially
No one really breaks their controllers in a fit of unchecked aggression for failing in difficult games like Ninja Gaiden II. That doesn’t mean we don’t secretly glance at our systems periodically and crave to bash the ever-loving crap out of what we hold dear as some sort of cathartic release. Well, you can’t. After all, gaming is an expensive hobby/lifestyle/deviance.
Dogs may be known to some as simple leg-humping bastards that like to lick your face after chomping on their own feces. But even the most ardent members from the anti-canine camp can’t deny the powerful comfort provided by a dog’s unwavering loyalty and the charm of its waggling tail.