This week marks the beginning of the end for the 2008 holiday season, and by now, you probably either can’t wait for Christmas to get here, or you’re desperate for the whole ridiculous carnival of insane consumerism to be over for another year. Whatever your case, now is as good a time as any to take a deep breath and remember that, yes, there are other holidays out there.
For gamers the internet is an intravenous supply of awesome. It keeps the heartbeat of our hobby thumping away in rude health when we're not caught up in the physical business of playing games. And 2008 has been an especially prodigious year for the webs.
So now, as we slump to the end of another 365 days with all the enthusiasm and stamina of a pack of chain-smoking laboratory dogs, it seems an appropriate time to take a
While buying games for a gamer at Santa time is a logical enough equation, in terms of originality it's completely lame. So this year why not be a little more adventurous with your money? Sound painful? Don't panic - we've done the window-shopping for you.
Here you'll find a list of luxury gifts that are guaranteed to make the gamer in your life erect with Christmas cheer. Admittedly, most of these seasonal suggestions are ludicrously
1. It’s OK to kill people.
2. Dying doesn’t really matter much either.
3. If you’re 14, have hair covering your eyes and live in a small village, man up, because you’re going to have to save the world.
4. Medicine became obsolete in the year 2004, when doctors noticed that hiding behind a wall caused human health to regenerate to 100%.
At the GR towers, we have a considerable amount to be grateful for. Not including the usual family/friends bull, we ve decided to share with you the aspects of gaming that we are most thankful for. Read on for reflections of our humanity!
It’s been eight long years since Marvel vs Capcom 2 hurled random fistfuls of comic-book and videogame characters at each other and made them fight, and since then there’s been alarmingly little cross-pollination between the two media. That suddenly changed this year, with the release of Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe and the Japan-only unveiling of Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes.
Hardcore gamers are a nightmare to shop for during the holidays. We’re as biased and finicky as a political columnist with OCD and we have the patience of a man on fire. Thus, any time you buy us a video game, you’ve got a 90% chance that we either aggressively dislike it or already bought it, beat it, and are currently blogging about how we’d make the sequel sooo much better.
Black Friday is probably the best holiday of the year. If you’re like us, you’re scoping out sweet deals for yourselves (or if you’re a good person, for your brethren). It’s almost a point of pride waiting in line at 4am just so you can snatch up cheap DVDs, games and other assorted electronics from your favorite retailer (extra points for wrestling something away from an older person).
The evolution of Buzz-Argh-Squelch action throughout the ages.
Pretty much every gamer thinks that in-game advertising is a load of old cock. As if constantly being blitzed in the real world by demands to buy more stuff wasn't enough, the brazen pimping of products is now a well established business in the realms of the virtual.
But while we unanimously concur with the old cock consensus, that hasn't stopped us knocking together this list of 10 in-game adverts that we think would actually work for