Week of Hate 2011 officially begins today, giving us yet another opportunity to spew venom and whine like babies about the industry that we love the remaining 51 weeks of the year. And in keeping with past tradition, we’re trotting out some of gaming’s most beloved, venerable franchises this week for the sole purpose of picking apart their flaws and upsetting their fans. We’ll start with Metal Gear, a series that has spent roughly the past 10 years turning itself into one of the weirdest, most divisive, love-it-or-hate-it propositions in modern gaming...
We sort of thought the Guinness Book of World Records was a collection of definite, measurable achievements. Like, that's pretty much everything it represents... or not - the latest edition of the Guinness Gamers' Edition contains a list of the top 50 game series, not by total sales or anything factual like that, but as determined by a poll. It's horrific. See the whole list inside...
It looks like no game is safe from Hollywood - not even Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear series, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed yesterday, is indeed being adapted into a full-blown motion picture. "We're working with the Metal Gear guys," Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice Chairman Yair Laundau revealed to Gamespot, following his D.I.C.E. keynote in Las Vegas. "It's a very cinematic game, it really lends itself to movie-telling. But the question is, 'How do you translate Snake's
Were still a little bit miffed over the fact that we were fooled into falling in love with strategy card games in the first place. Metal Gear AC!D dropped right under our collective radars, and turned us into obsessive collecting freaks. The sequel, Metal Gear Ac!d 2, throws fresh salt in those wounds. An avalanche of new cards marks the return of this highly varied, wickedly addictive, trading card/strategy game. We know our made-up genre sounds weird, but that's really what it is. This series
By turning the sneaking action of Metal Gear Solid into a card-based strategy game, Metal Gear Acid instantly became the most divisive title on the PSP. Its strategy approach was interesting, sure, but even those who ended up enjoying its odd new direction often got frustrated with the slow pace, endless text tutorials and conspicuous lack of neck-snapping. Strategy-haters probably won't be much happier with Metal Gear Acid 2 when it hits on March 28. But thanks to a few sweeping changes, the
Impressive as PSP has been so far, this is the year it really takes off. Some very big titles are coming, but not all of the most promising stuff is high-profile. At least, not yet. So take a look through this top 10 and make some notes. You really don't want to miss out. Tomb Raider: Legend By Eidos | Out May 9, 2006 Legend is gorgeous for a PS2 game, and almost as gorgeous running on the diminutive PSP (we're not guessing; we know). Better still, beneath the striking looks lies a Tomb