Corporate pay and bonuses are all the
rage these days, with the "Occupy (Etc.)" protests going on (whatever you happen
to think of them), so we thought we’d kick off the debut of Ask GR Anything with a look at the gaming
industry’s most reviled CEO: Mr. Robert A. Kotick...
OK. I’m going to admit it. There’s a little secret I’m going to share.
But let’s just keep this between you and me, and the rest of the
Internet. OK. Here goes: Everything I knew about Japan was wrong. Yeah,
there… I said it...
Game music has been a passion of ours roughly since, oh,
1985, but in the past 10 years, it’s come to mean something more. Don’t get us
wrong, we still love the beepatronic music of the 8- and 16-bit periods (and
the wave of chiptune artists it inspired), but the past decade has also seen
licensed music become a surprisingly important part of gaming. Sometimes, this
just means a selection of familiar hits to accompany our music games, but every
so often, a game will use licensed tracks to careful, brilliant effect – and in
the process, will expose legions of gamers to music they might never have heard
What follows are the games and franchises that have been the most
influential in bringing strange and terrifying new musical styles to gamers’
ears – and in the interest of making this our most self-indulgent Top 7 since that other one, we’ve
asked a handful of our editors to explain what made each one important to them
While the App Store doesn't typically follow the same
kind of end-of-year release barrage that we see from retail games, the late
months do tend to offer some notable iPad and iPhone game experiences. Case in
point: this week's slate of iPad games is one of the slickest we've covered to
date. From the online multiplayer thrills of first-person shooter Modern Combat
3: Fallen Nation to the...
We talk Uncharted 3, GTA V trailer reveal, and playable ghosts...
Hustle Kings for Vita is about as pure billiards as it can
get – it’s all about hitting balls into other balls and then into some holes. Everything
about it is designed to give the authentic pool experience without having to
navigate around some drunk dude at the nearest bar...
they’ve advanced menacingly toward our camera lenses, hidden their faces when
we look at them or just sort of hovered aimlessly, ghosts have been a semi-constant
threat in videogames almost since the medium was invented. One of the great
things about games, however, is that they’re a way to explore unusual
viewpoints – and every once in a while, they give us a chance to see through
the eyes of these undead phantoms, and find out what it’s like to flit
insubstantially through an earthly plane that’s perpetually, almost comically
afraid of us.
a handful of games have actually offered a chance to see things from the proverbial
Other Side, but these are our favorites...
A pair of stellar universal iOS releases lead our iPad
reviews column this week: Riptide GP – a jet ski racer from the developer of
Hydro Thunder Hurricane – and Bike Baron, the top-selling motorcycle platformer
that shines despite obvious influences. Over on page two, we're taking a
different tact as we dig into Worms Crazy Golf HD and...
A few months ago we had this idea to make a “Skeletons of Street
Fighter” feature. Street Fighter IV hype was asploding across the webs
(GamesRadar included) and we felt there was no better time to excuse a barrage of boney bastards across the site.
Then we thought, “why stop with Street Fighter?” There’ve got to be a
billion goddam skeletons creeping through virtual graveyards just
begging to have their toothy visage slapped on the immortal internet.
Who are we to deny them such a privilege? So, without further yammering,
we present, just in time for Halloween (y Dia de los Muertos), the
biggest batch of skelleys you’ve ever seen...
We talk Battlefield 3, Grand Theft Auto V and disappointing games in need of sequels...