October 05, 2007
You know, despite all our fancy graphics cards and online this and emergent gameplay that, there's still nothing that delivers instant, adrenaline-injecting action quite like a good sci-fi shooter. The controls are simple, the goals are instantly understandable - shoot EVERYTHING - and the threats to your life are so constant, so obvious, that there's no time to be bored. That's why we're excited about the remarkably good looking DS shooter, Nanostray
Oct 2, 2007
Let's face it, lady dancing clubs in games are about as erotic as a pair of your granny's skid-marked underbloomers. As hard as developers try, these establishments of the exotic fail to capture any of the, er, sensual artistry that has mesmerised men for hundreds of thousands of probably millions of years. So where are these clubs of virtual mentertainment going wrong? Well, GamesRadar is here to investigate...
We've spent, quite literally, a few minutes exploring some of
Sept 27, 2007
If you're a fan of Halo, it must be like Christmas rolled in Easter at the moment. Halo 3's out, smashing sales records and earning review scores that put even Bioshock into the shade. But if you can't stand Master Chief's macho missions, things might feel a little more like being forced to sit through someone's terrifyingly dull holiday snaps collection. So what's your alternative?
Since Christmas 2007 is the first bumper holiday period that PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii can
Sept 25, 2007
Fanboys! They're the purest, noblest breed of gamers in existence. The front line grunts in the neverending console war, their purpose is simple: blind, drone-like obedience to their chosen format, and an unwillingness to acknowledge that any other system might be worthwhile. Gaming simply wouldn't be the same without them – whether they're pointing out that 'PS3 ROCKS!11!' on a messageboard or calling you despicable names on Xbox Live, they're the spice in gaming's chunky
Sept 20, 2007
It's the profession some know as "getting paid to play." When people hear what game testers get to do for a living the response is often along the lines of "You get paid to do that? That's gotta be the best job in the world!" But what is testing really like? We talked to some real-life testers and got some seriously honest answers.
What's it really like being a tester?
Tester A: I hate to ruin people's fantasies about the glamour and glitz of the game industry, but
Sept 18, 2007
He's created some of the biggest, most important games in the known universe, but what is the secret of Shigeru Miyamoto's success? In a hefty 'chat' with old friend Shigesato Itoi (the creator of RPG series, Mother), Nintendo president and self-confessed researcher of Miyamoto studies, Satoru Iwata, offers a fascinating insight into some of the magic that makes the Mario man so special.
From Miyamoto's unique approach to game design to his "left-prefrontal-oriented elaborate
Sept 14 2007
We just don't know how good we've got it at the moment. Not only is the first proper Christmas war between Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft about to kick off - giving us all vicarious thrills watching fanboys on either side tear each other to pieces - but there's an absolute shed load of top class games on the way.
It doesn't matter if you call Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii home. The rest of 2007 is choc full of delights to splurge your hard-earned on (or convince a loved one that it's the
September 7, 2007
Sadly for gamers with Xbox 360 and PS3 shooter The Club on their Christmas lists, the game has slipped to early 2008, Sega confirmed today. We must admit, when we last saw the game in action it didn't look very near to completion (although that was a few months ago). Still, 2007 is already looking like having the most expensive tail-end of any year ever with so many great games coming out, so this will at least give us a chance to fill our pockets again before The Club opens
Have you already voted for this year's Golden Joystick awards? Course you have, after all, everyone wants their favourite game to be recognised by the rest of the gaming massive. If not, why not? We suggest you go to the voting form now and have your say.
The Golden Joystick awards - this year hosted by Peep Show's David Mitchell - are a bash not to be missed and we're giving one lucky GamesRadar reader the chance to nab two tickets to the prestigous event.
But, thanks to our friends at
Sept 06, 2007
The first ever bar-coded item to be scanned at a retailers was a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. 'Typewriter' is the longest word that can be spelt using only the top row of letters on a keyboard. Donald Duck's middle name is 'Fauntleroy'. What's not to love about trivia? Those little nuggets of seemingly useless info harboured in your noggin, called upon to fill the void when the conversation goes uncomfortably quiet or when an innocuous keyword prompts its surprise