Oct 18, 2007
According to the Entertainment Software Association's 2006 report, 38 percent of gamers are females. These numbers are down from 2005, when the fairer sex reportedly accounted for 43 percent of the pie.
It seems that gaming continues to be a mostly male affair, so what's the best way to penetrate this demographic? Judging by the sex-filled ads we've seen over the years, it looks like the best way to a young man's wallet has - and always will be - through his pants. Read on and
Oct 9, 2007
Should a perfect review score be exclusively reserved for perfect games? Can a flawed masterpiece justifiably be given top marks? Is there even any such thing as a perfect game? With BioShock and Halo 3 both recently receiving the highest numerical accolades possible from many critics, we thought we'd head into the treacherous review score mine field to canvas the opinion of some of gaming's most respected magazine editors.
So, should a perfect score mean a perfect game? Here's
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 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
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
Sept 04, 2007
Games have to be made, of course. Theyre created from scratch, not born with their daddys nose, with developers piecing them together down to the genetic level. So, its no shock to see them changing and evolving as they head towards commercial release: HUD tweaks, visual improvements, character makeovers, gobs of spit ‘n polish and the like.
While all games go through a sequence of iterative facelifts, some go through a complete reinvention. Others get scrapped completely,
Aug 31, 2007
Ah, the life of a game's character. Born into a custom-made world, forced to live out a life that's been scripted already, doomed to die a million times at the hands of men, women and children. If you're successful, you might get to do it all over again in a similar sequel. But what if you were so popular you were given the shot at doing something else? Want to be a kart driver? Want to get into music?
These are the games that spawned new games. New games that actually worked.
Jan 29, 2008
Conflict: Denied Ops (PC)
The PC version is by far the best of the three from the recent hands-on we had with the game. A co-op shooter that allows you to switch between characters at the push of a button, this works well online or off. It's a tad generic, but there are some nice moments in here. Worth a look for shooter fans.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (DS)
After a somewhat anticlimactic showing on Xbox 360 and PS3, PES returns for a second kick at the goal on Nintendo's handheld