An overwhelming majority of gamers are male, so it makes perfect sense for every marketing team in the world to target their software at young guys. And what do all men ages 18 to one zillion love? Girls, gore and big loud machines. If they could make a game about a firefighting bikini squad that hunts down zombies in a decked-out sex/fire truck, world peace would be declared. But until that day, we have to settle with regular old T & A.
Developers are well aware of this, so occasionally
Oct 18, 2007
According to the Entertainment Software Association's 2006 report, 38 percent of gamers are females. These numbers are down from 2005, when the fairer sex reportedly accounted for 43 percent of the pie.
It seems that gaming continues to be a mostly male affair, so what's the best way to penetrate this demographic? Judging by the sex-filled ads we've seen over the years, it looks like the best way to a young man's wallet has - and always will be - through his pants. Read on and
If you're a fan of the Pokémon trading card game, get ready to take it to the next level - an official online version of the head-to-head card battle adventure is on the way...
Hello! Welcome to the first official "Best of CheatPlanet" update. We’ll be posting some of the best cheats, FAQs, and hints of the week from CheatPlanet so you can tear through your games ASAP. Who knows, submit something good and we just might list it here, giving a hearty +1 to your internet infamy! Submit something really great and we might even reward you with
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Extra extra! Hot off the presses, we’ve got the NPDs for the month of March, namely the stats on the top ten best selling games of the month and what all the consoles sold in the US as well. Looking at the list, we realize that March was a crazy month for game releases; it arguably had more AAA titles than last November.
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...
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It's been a fine year for Steam, with the platform expanding onto Mac and highlighting no end of titles, big-name and plucky indie alike. To celebrate, Valve is rounding off the year with a promotion that ought to reward achievement-junkies and freebie-addicts in equal measure...
Above: The Heavy Weapons Guy, Strong Bad, Max, and Tycho Brahe trade tall tales and share life experiences
We don’t consider ourselves big poker fans. Nor do we closely follow the latest entries in the high stakes poker games genre. But we’ll happily make an exception for Poker Night at the Inventory, which features Team Fortress 2’s Heavy Weapons Guy, Homestar Runner’s Strong Bad, Sam & Max’ Max, and Penny Arcade’s Tycho Brahe.
Check out these great videos, which collect the best dialogue sequences and quotes from Poker Night’s cast of famous game characters...