Indiana Jones - first look

We have seen the future, and it's Indy throwing guys at cars

In the E3 demonstration for the as-yet-unsubtitled brawler Indiana Jones, we watched as Indy handily disarmed some Triad thugs in a steamy, dingy back alley. Then he grabbed one by the lapels and threw him against a car. Then he did it again. And again. And again.

Granted, the outcome was a little different each time, with the thug breaking the window with his head or bending backwards over the hood before slumping to the ground. From where we were sitting, it looked like a refined version of the "ragdoll" enemies we've been seeing in games for years now. But if LucasArts is to be believed, the thug and his reactions represent nothing less than a revolution in game design.


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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