What's more Brotastic than sitting next to your friend and playing a co-op game? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. That's why we've assembled a list of the best co-op games of all time - to celebrate the action of ditching competitive in favor of cooperative...
The end of an era is upon us as one member of the GamesRadar UK podcast says 'Adios' forever. We're not crying, it's just been raining. On our face. *Sniff*
Once again, we begin our yearly celebration of all things great in gaming, the Platinum Chalices. For
our sixth annual awards event, though, we’re doing things a little differently, posting the Chalices in three parts. So while you can still
expect to see our “normal” Chalices later in the day, as well as our Game of
the Year, we’re starting today off with our special and console-exclusive
awards. If a game deserved a nod for doing something unique this year, or stood out as
the best title to only be available on one platform, you’ll find it here.
Be sure to check back later this afternoon, as our Platinum Chalices continue!
to the ever-expanding selection of viable digital distribution platforms -
including Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and the iOS App Store -
it's easier than ever for independent game developers to dream up fantastic new
ideas and get them into the hands of willing players. And they're responding in
kind by spawning some truly amazing and slick-looking game ideas for all sorts
of platforms, many of which recently enthralled us while wandering the floor at
PAX. We've collected 10 of our most anticipated indies across various platforms
and genres, so if you're seeking something fresh and unique in the months ahead,
here's a look at some of the more enticing possibilities on the horizon...
We’re all adults here, right? What? We’re not? Well the gamerlings amongst us will one day grow up to be adult gamers, and one day you snot-nosed brats will understand the pain of us geezers, so this will serve as a manifesto for all gamers everywhere, since we all eventually join the creak-kneed club, and dammit if we aren’t cranky as hell about the immaturity still festering in our favorite artistic/entertainment medium. And developers have no excuse, because they’re all adults. Well, in theory at least. So here are the things we adults want to see in our games, because we’re actually not the boob-ogling, guffawing at exploding heads man/woman-babies the industry seems to think we are.
That’s why we want to see…
It’s rather surprising how the iPhone app store has amassed a good amount of solid, old-school-styled shooters. One wouldn’t think the touch-screen would be an ideal form of control for these games, but Who’s That Flying?! Has finely tuned controls that give you pinpoint accuracy without obscuring your vision, (you may even have to turn the sensitivity down on iPhone). It’s a scrolling shooter in the vein of numerous classics of years gone by, but it adds several interesting twists on established genre formulas – including invincibility and jokes...
Just in case you haven’t watched it take over the PC and Wii kingdoms, here's what World Of Goo is all about: it's a super-bright puzzle game in which you must guide little goo balls to their cozy drainpipes by using some of these very goo balls to build wobbly bridges, towers and other means of conveyance. You must be fast on your toes, though, because their dribbly consistency makes for unstable structures that can and will fall over if not properly supported on the fly. The only hitch is most goo balls cannot be led to safety after they've given their life to be part of the building since they've changed state and are a solid. To pass from one level to another, you must save a certain amount of selfless goo balls.
Who says a Week of Hate has to be all hurt and no healing? Activision is a company people love to hate, but let’s take a break from dogpiling on the monolithic publisher for its past misdeeds. We thought it’d be more interesting if we could get to the bottom of all the abject ire and the hardcore schadenfreude, to get to the bottom of gamer’s beef with the company. To help us in our quest, Acitivsion’s own community manager, Dan Amrich is going to help us trace back the origins of the anger, where hopefully we can see of how the publisher of Pitfall has managed to cast one of the most negative shadows in the medium. And maybe, just maybe, we can curtail a smidgen of the overwhelming, disproportionate amount of hate...
Today is 4/20 – or April 20, for you pedants out there – and if you spend a lot of time on the internet or otherwise consuming pop culture, you probably already know that it’s a trendy day to get high, thanks to the habits of a group of 1970s high school kids who liked to smoke out every afternoon at 4:20. However, it’s not just an undeclared pothead’s holiday; it’s also the real-life birthday of one of gaming’s most enduring, hated and mockable villains, Adolf Hitler...
After last week's iPad 2-heavy affair, we're spending this week looking at games that should run great on either device, notably the highly anticipated indie adventure, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. Beyond that, we're checking out the iPad version of Split/Second and War Pinball HD – the latest sim from the creators of the brilliant Pinball HD – along with Forget-Me-Not and Chicken Balls HD, a pair of games that respectively riff on a couple other games we all know incredibly well...