Forget the tedious grinding and throw out the goblins. These would be the coolest MMOs ever made.
“Virtual reality holds the key to the evolution of the human mind” - Dr. Lawrence Angelo, a terrible film (1992)
I was born in 1985, and thus grew up believing that by the mystical and far off Year 2000 I’d be testing my wits alongside Sherlock Holmes in a holodeck, plugging all sorts of electronic nonsense into my brain, and seeing the world through kickass bionic eyeballs.
It wouldn't be E3 without any subsequent fanboy bickering over which game or console "won" the show. Well, bicker no more, because the Games Critics Awards, an independent coalition of 36 US games journalists from various media outlets, has just released their Best of E3 2008 list. Any game present in hands-on playable form was eligible - so if you're wondering why Fat Princess isn't Best of Show, there you go.
Our chums on Edge magazine were kind enough to donate these pictures of Masahiro Sakurai’s now-defunct Smash Bros HQ. You may only see rows of HD TVs and abandoned swivel chairs, but we see the birthing ground for one of the Wii’s finest hours.
Did the Spanish Armada get eaten by a giant beetle? Was Waterloo won when Napoleon found himself scythed into chunks by the talons of a sphinx? Did Cromwell seal a decisive victory at the Battle of Naseby by the tactical deployment of a minotaur?
You know that phrase people use when something "stays with you long after it's over?" Nothing fits that statement better than video games, and here we've collected the seven best examples of games that leap out of the screen and infect, impede or enhance your daily existence. In other words, you're still playing these reality-altering games even when the power's off.
If you’ve been reading gaming lists - magazine, internet or bar napkin - for as long as we have, then you’ve probably noticed a number of inclusions that seem to always make it. It’s like you can’t have a “Defining Moments”, “Worst whatever” or “Underrepresented blah” list without mentioning what every reader assumes will be the top pick.
So many sequels, so much hype, so little time... Let our foolproof guide help you cut through the crap before it's even released
Want to see Nelson Mandela's digitized doppelganger in Wind Waker or to stare aghast at the unnerving mug shot similarities between his holiness the Pope and a short-assed nut job from Resident Evil 4? Of course you do. We've rounded up a dozen of the most uncanny face doubles that you're ever going to point your disbeliefing eyes at
It's no secret to us that GamesRadar is frequently seen as taking an objectifying stance toward women in videogames. However, the truth of the matter is that we greatly love and admire our digital heroines, no matter how sensibly dressed they might be. Tough, capable women in strong roles are something games definitely need more of, and we applaud when those characters are done right.