Thanks to two films - Chinatown and Blade Runner - every action game is practically required to have a Chinatown level. It’s not the Chinatown you see in real-life - a thriving community and marketplace established over a unique hybrid of Western and Chinese culture – no, it’s all neon signs and gangsters, dragon statues and tile roofs. A lot of tile roofs. And it's usually in the future or
Like petty school children bickering in a playground fight, gamers are obsessed with choosing sides. Never content to rate a game as simply “above average” or “slightly disappointing,” we allow internet hearsay, magazine previews, fanboy feuds and console preferences to push our views to ridiculous extremes. We can’t just like something… we have to deem it BEST EVER. We can’t just dislike something… we have to declare it EPIC FAIL.
Quote of the Week: “Boing! Docomodake DS: It’ll put peepee in your coke!”
It’s a common complaint among fans of World War II shooters: In the age of Medal of Honor and Call of Duty, the Wolfenstein series – with its Nazi über-soldiers, leather-clad SS dominatrices and undead monstrosities – is quaint, cartoonish and rooted in an era where videogames were too primitive to handle historical accuracy.
The Official Hint Book of Spear of Destiny, a Wolfenstein 3D Graphic Adventure is more than your average strategy guide. Sure, there are the usual maps, hints, and cheats. But it’s also a labor of love that’s full of obscure trivia, rare concept art, and personal anecdotes about what it was like to work on the Wolfenstein games at id Software.
Nobody likes Hitler. Mecha-Hitler, on the other hand, is irresistible. Maybe it’s the extra chainguns. Maybe it’s his over-sized armor. Whatever the reason, more metal seems to make boss fights more fun. Unfortunately, Mecha-Hitler - and his tiny toothbrush mustache - won’t be making an appearance in the next Wolfenstein game.
What would be the best thing to wear to a zombie apocalypse? Would we go for the bullet-proof vest (but zombies don't have guns!)? Or the side-split evening gown (too much leg for the undead!)?
The secrets of their success in their own words.
What’s the best part of any car race? The mad crazy wrecks. Hockey game? When a 6’5” Czech man-beast levels a lesser player with a right hook. Ultimate fighting? The whole thing. We like seeing people destroy each other; it’s in our blood. Or maybe it’s in their blood, and the way it spills everywhere and inspires unanimous ‘YEAHs from stadiums full of adrenaline junkies too timid to risk their own
Nazis are bad guys that need no back story. They’re evil. They want to take over the world. Plus, they’re really, really racist. And out of all the good guys in the history of gaming, no one’s put more of these bad guys to bed than Wolfenstein’s main hero, BJ Blazkowicz. Under the watchful eyes of his iconic bloodstained mug, mecha-Hitler was scrapped, legions of SS guards were slain, and countless secret rooms (full of Nazi gold) were discovered