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...
It's the weekend before Halloween and you have nothing to wear. Fear not, for we've compiled a list (with some step-by-step tutorials) of some quick costumes you can whip up without having to step anywhere near a costume store...
are people out there who’ve never been frightened by a game. No matter how many
sudden scares a game throws their way, no matter how much work its creators put
into crafting an atmosphere of isolation and dread, no game will ever elicit a
reaction more severe than a sudden jump and a laugh from them. And they can’t
understand why or how anyone could be scared by anything as hokey and silly as a videogame.
article isn't about those people. It’s about those of us who’ve delved headfirst
into horror games, giving ourselves over to the immersion only to regret having
gone to the slaughter so eagerly. It’s about those of us who’ve had to walk
away from a game just to work up enough courage to continue. And it’s also about
our editorial staff, who – as Halloween draws ever nearer – have dug deep and laid
bare the faintly humiliating moments when games managed to scare them shitless...
may not be Halloween just yet, but you can at least start prepping yourself
early. To help get you in the mood, we’ve brought together some of our favorite
Halloween-themed content from across the gaming spectrum in one video. Only a
few games over the years have actually taken place on the last day of October (although) some MMOs like to live it up with awesome Halloween celebrations, but plenty of gamers have picked up the slack by creating their
own custom content with mods for some of their favorite games. We’ve pulled
together some of the best of both, sotake a look and re-live some old favorites (or discover some new ones)!
NO! We’re not talking about frigging hockey masks! Nobody has
ever strapped on this mouthless,
empty-eyed, bone-colored facial façade with the intent of instilling a victim
with the fear and intimidation that comes with facing down a goaltender. No, virtually
every game character not playing for the NHL who’s ever put on a hockey mask is
doing it for one reason, and one reason only: to crib from Jason Voorhees. And
that’s our incredibly loose criteria here.
With that in mind, we tried to find as many instances of
characters dressing up as Friday the 13th’s hero (yes, he is the hero) in honor of Halloween. So turn out your lights and put
the lawyers to bed... it’s time for Jason Masks. Let’s start with the obvious...
It's funny how the games business works. Big
successes become popular franchises, we keep buying 'em because they keep
getting better, and developers keep churning 'em out. Later, we'll complain
about Call of Duty being the same stupid thing, buy it, verify our complaint,
and keep the cycle strong. What about the stuff that doesn't review well, though,
or doesn't sell, or doesn't quite live up to the hype? Those games are usually
left for dead, and an original IP hoping to make its big break becomes a
Aren't these the games we should
see sequels to? Disappointing games are the ones that need the most improving,
and are the games that'd benefit the most from a second chance. Remember,
Assassin's Creed eventually became Assassin's Creed II. We'd love to see some
of this generation's biggest bummers – even if they had a lot going for them –
take off bigger than they have...
We're getting into the Halloween spirit a bit early
thanks to Dark Meadow, a slow-paced, horror-tinged adventure that takes strong
cues from Infinity Blade. But the rest of this week's fare is decidedly more
vibrant, starting with Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD, which pairs the hit
mobile sensation with the upcoming Shrek spin-off film. And over on page two,
We talk GTA III's 10th anniversary, more Batman and say farewell to a great man...
a little hard to believe, but this Saturday marks the 10th
anniversary of the release of Grand Theft Auto III – and whether you love the
brutal, free-roaming car-crime game or hate it, it’s impossible to deny that it’s
one of the most important games of the past decade. It was a cultural milestone
and a watershed moment for a lot of gaming-industry trends, and it’s had a strong
influence on the way games have developed since. To mark our dawning (and slightly
horrifying) realization that it’s already been a full decade since GTA III
rolled onto the scene, we’ve got a whole week of GTA-themed content planned,
starting with this look at the ripple effects this amoral hooker-beating sim
had on the industry...