Introducing the Week of Love

It feels like every day there’s a new reason to get into hateful internet arguments about video game endings, review scores, game cancellations, and other bits of drama, but let’s take a week off from that. We’re all here for the same reason: a love of games. We love the way they make us feel, the things they let us do – we just love them.

And that’s why next week is going to be GamesRadar’s “Week of Love,” a celebration of our love for video games.

What does that mean? Well, we’re glad you asked. While we’ll still be posting plentiful amounts of news, previews, and reviews, we’ll also be posting love-themed content every day of the week. Expect features on the characters we love, the games we love, and much, much more. We’ll also be updating some of our “Best Games of All Time” lists with our final, definitive stances on some of the systems we loved to play growing up, and even updating our Top 100 Games list so that you can see what 2012 releases made the cut.

And you’ll play a part, too. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for chances to have your comments and replies featured in an article later in the week, because we want to know what you love about gaming, too.

It’s a celebration of our love for games, and we hope you’ll come along. Plus, you’ll want to get all of that love out of your system for the Week of Hate. Because it’s coming back, baby – and it’s going to be as vile-filled as ever.

Here's how we've expressed our love so far...

The Top 7... Game characters we (seriously) fell in love with

Best NES Games of all time

Best Game Boy games of all time

Best Atari 2600 games of all time


Week of Love


  • inkyspot - April 16, 2012 6:53 a.m.

    I love games, sometimes I am ashamed to admit that to everyone, since some of the people I know still have issues with gaming. I suppose being an artist gives me some what of a pass in their eyes, amongst other things. Their is no real game I hate (that I know of), but there are games I will pass on. and despite a certain game's ending, I would say it is one of my favorite games ever, next to GTA. Hey I am all about love to everyone, I am known as the nicest guy almost everywhere. Sometimes that could be good and bad, but since people are grey and not black and white... oh wait what was I talking about again?... oh yeah, I love games.
  • rxb - April 16, 2012 5:44 a.m.

    Im looking forward to a bit love, the internet as a whole is a bit short on good feeling. Two things I really love are Geometry Wars 2 and Talkradar podcasts. Oh Talkradar where art thou?
  • somerandomchap - April 17, 2012 3:46 a.m.

    It's done, is go however.
  • Dmancapri - April 15, 2012 7:42 p.m.

    Hate to Love or Love to Hate? I CANT DECIDE
  • beemoh - April 15, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    You should bump the Week Of Hate back by seven days, and have a Week Of Meh in between.
  • PunballWizard - April 15, 2012 10:42 a.m.

    I hope week of love brings back what I love most about Gamesradar: Talk Radar
  • tareq - April 15, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    Needs more hate
  • GR HollanderCooper - April 15, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    Hate is the week after. Don't you worry.
  • n00b - April 15, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    i was about to rage if there was no week of hate
  • GR HollanderCooper - April 15, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    "It’s a celebration of our love for games, and we hope you’ll come along. Plus, you’ll want to get all of that love out of your system for the Week of Hate. Because it’s coming back, baby – and it’s going to be as vile-filled as ever." lrn 2 reed u guys duh!! (jk, we love the week of hate, too)
  • CombatCat120 - April 15, 2012 7:03 a.m.

    Wow, Mikel left and this place is falling apart already. Bu-bye!
  • darron13 - April 15, 2012 12:19 a.m.

    Someone give me a goddamn hug right now.
  • smashpro1 - April 14, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    My favorite game of all time: River City Ransom on the NES.
  • Manguy17 - April 14, 2012 6:13 p.m.

  • AuthorityFigure - April 14, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    I love games, but it makes the manuals sticky and the disc dirty.
  • mbavalo - April 14, 2012 5:39 p.m.

    awsome, then nintendo lovers will hate me after that week (none of you comment here since i am not going to bring up any argument)*LovE*
  • shawksta - April 14, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    A Week of Love before the Week of Hate? BRILLIANT, this is gonna be interesting :P
  • Corsair89 - April 14, 2012 2:19 p.m.

    If I love the Week of Hate, is it expected of me to hate the Week of Love?
  • samiamJack - April 14, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    This should be great! I've actuallly been really happy with the direction gamesradar has been going recently, kind of reminds me of the odl days with lots of random funny articles and not just news and such. Now if only you could find a way to bring back the old tdar everything would be right with the world;]
  • onetimebuster - April 14, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    The week of love sound's like a hippie thing.

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