Publisher THQ has announced that it has recruited a team of Penthouse Pets to form a special quality assurance team for Saints Row: The Third. According to THQ, occasionally naked ladies Heather Vandeven, Justine Joli, Heidi Baron, Shay Laren, Ryan Keely, and Nikki Benz will be brought on to “ensure a satisfying Saints Row experience whether playing alone or with a friend.”…
and I were fortunate enough to get a hands-on with Saints Row: The Third
recently and damned if it doesn’t bring out the kid in us! Immediately
following the demo, Volition’s Drew Holmes sat down with us and essentially confirmed
our belief that it’s basically confirmed what we already knew: Saints Row is
the modern day, interactive embodiment of the goddamned Looney Tunes! After
all, if Bugs Bunny were still working in the same spirit as his original shorts,
and not resigned to be a character on kids’ lunchboxes, he’d probably be punching
people in the nuts until they explode.
Imagine a room filled with serious gaming pundits, arguing over the musty old trope of “Are games art?” Dour faces abound, and serious glares indicate that this is an important issue that we must discuss. Suddenly, a fat man in a Hawaiian shirt and groucho marx glasses bursts into the room waving a purple dildo in everyone’s face while ripping huge farts. The man presses a button on his remote control and a small army of prostitutes floods the room while a huge stereo emerges from the floor. The pundits suddenly forget what they were talking about and start to enjoy themselves. This man is Saints Row: The Third, and he has come to save us from this boring discussion.
See that pilgrim's face? That's the face of someone who has no problem killing you - permanently. And he might be your new neighbor in Salem, the wildly different, crafting-centric, free-to-play MMO...
Sept 25, 2007
When we first learned that the new adventures of Sam & Max would be structured like a TV show - episodic and parceled out into single-story-arc "seasons" - we didn't realize how far indie developer/publisher Telltale Games would take the metaphor. Just like most American TV shows, the first season of Sam & Max ended just shy of summer 2007, and now that fall has arrived, it's time to roll out the new stuff.
Sam & Max Season Two begins on Nov. 8, as the first of the new monthly
You may not know Al Lowe's name, but longtime PC gamers will definitely know his work. His true claim to fame is the creation of the Leisure Suit Larry series, old-fashioned adventure games that starred a hapless but lovable lounge lizard usually concerned with little more than finding a slot B for his tab A.
Now, Lowe has come out of retirement to give action gaming a hot-beef injection of suggestive humor. Billed as an "action comedy," Sam Suede casts a regular guy in the role of an ersatz
Coffee Stain Studios blends the tower defense genre with a first-person shooter in Sanctum 2. Watch the game in action in our developer demo...
Reviewers final scores for the original Savage: The Battle for Newerth varied wildly when it released three years ago. Critics seemed to either love or hate the real-time strategy/first-person shooter hybrid, and reviews ranged from rave to nasty.
Those in favor focused on its unique combination of RTS elements and team-based FPS action. Each team had one commander, who could manage resources, construct units, and dispatch orders; the rest of the teams “action players” controlled
Regardless of whether you had any affinity for motorbike games, there was no denying SBK-07 was a bit on the hard side. There were options aplenty to mess about with so that there were umpteen degrees of slavish simulation, but there were a couple of notable problems which prevented the game from surging to the front of the two-wheeled racer pack.
Firstly, there wasn’t a whole lot of eye candy on offer - aside from the umbrella
Imagine if, after taking a nosedive into a mountain of coke and getting perforated with bullets, Tony Montana hadnt died at the end of Scarface. Hard to believe? Sure. Strips the film of its central message? Hell yes. But for better or worse, thats the premise of Scarface: The World is Yours.
As the game opens, players replay the final scene from the movie, with one important twist: after trading fire with assassins sent by rival drug lord Alejandro Sosa, Tony escapes his burning mansion.