The era of the GameCube, Xbox and the PlayStation 2 has arrived at its end.
Sure, a few great titles will squeak out for the PS2 - but the other two are total goners, and the days of big-budget hits - and innovative games - are far behind all three of them. The PC, meanwhile, is entering into a new era thanks to the advent of Windows Vista and the game-powering DirectX 10 that comes bundled with it. Obviously, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii have established themselves. It's time to move
Valve | Sierra | 2000
A highly volatile tactical online FPS, pitting terrorists against counter-terrorists in close-quarters battle with modern weaponry
What made it so great?
The anticipation: that seemingly everlasting phase of each round before you encounter an enemy, rapidly checking every dark corner of each room you walk into, listening out for footsteps or the fatal clattering of a flashbang and knowing that death or glory could be less than a second away. No one
25. Black & White
EA Games | LionHead Studios | 2001
Control an up-and-coming deity as you cultivate a collection of loyal believers by being a evil, sadistic bastard, or a compassionate and nourishing do-gooder
What made it so great?
Black & White managed to successfully mix city-building, pet-raising and real-time strategy elements with a "good" or "evil" gameplay mechanic that went above and beyond anything we'd seen before - making it one of the most memorable PC titles ever.
It got rid
Its the age old question: Is it better to kill everything in sight with no thought to the pile of yellow exclamation points awaiting your attention, or carefully go from quest to quest, compiling experience and rewards as we go?
Blizzard is known for its grind quests, which send you out to kill sixteen of those and gather five of that. They can be tedious, long, and excruciatingly frustrating - especially when you throw in farmers and low drop rates into the
The good people over at sister mag PC Zone recently spoke with developer Pete Hines from Bethesda about Fallout 3 and the mixed emotions surrounding the title. Heres what he had to say.
“Weve said this before and well say this again: not everybody is going to agree with the game were making: its a solid-gold lock,” exclaims a tired and emotional Pete Hines when we ask him about the forthcoming Fallout 3. Hes just spent a long day plugging the hugely anticipated Oblivion expansion
We cant deny that, despite being unfeeling binary illusions, video game chicks are hot. Wed delve into the deep psychological curiosities that make these digital fantasies so appealing to libidinous male gamers, but its more fun to just show you how the hormone-infused gaming community has sexed up some of the most popular games ever.
Whether the developers intentionally created the titillating features, or they were modded by pubescent hackers, theyre hot (if a bit misogynistic and creepy),
Be the best… Sports superstar
Corner like a pro - Racing games
Whether youre playing a hardcore sim like GT or an arcade-frenzy such as Need for Speed, certain things hold true about driving. All these tips will give you an edge.
1) Fast looks slow. The fastest drivers often look slower than sliding, sideways rookies, but its precisely all that drama thats slowing the amateurs down. Sliding tires just create friction, and spinning ones dont drive you forwards. Use just enough drift
This is our drug: the rush of adrenaline as the screen screams “Victory!” To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of their women: these are the best things our chosen life can offer us.
So why take any chances when such glorious victories hang in the balance? To be the best at your chosen discipline is the innermost desire of any gamer, whether you admit it or not.
In the following pages, we have gathered wisdom from our mightiest gamers in
Supreme Commander's GPG Net just got a facelift on March 20 with a neat map that shows the locations of players and ongoing matches all around the world. But our favorite (and most used) feature is still the Replay Vault, which lets you watch saved matches from the world's top-ranked players.
We were tired of getting rushed, bombed, and blasted to smithereens, so we decided to take a closer look at a match featuring Eschez, the number one ranked Supreme Commander player in the world, to see
While War Fronts friendly user interface ensures even a newcomer to real-time strategy games will be able to master the mechanics of gameplay in a relatively short time period, its design delivers a tactical and strategic depth that gives desktop generals the opportunity to create their own, unique tactical approaches in both single-player campaign games and multiplayer matches. In this strategy guide, well explore some of the basics that can help you maximize your chances of victory.