In the long run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed this September, developer LucasArts has been making a big deal about how the star of the show will be the Force itself, cranked up to ridiculous levels and with no limits or constraints. Packed in along with that destructive awesomeness is a darker-than-normal storyline, which puts players into the role of Starkiller, a secret Sith apprentice raised by Darth Vader to travel the
So many sequels, so much hype, so little time... Let our foolproof guide help you cut through the crap before it's even released
Want to see Nelson Mandela's digitized doppelganger in Wind Waker or to stare aghast at the unnerving mug shot similarities between his holiness the Pope and a short-assed nut job from Resident Evil 4? Of course you do. We've rounded up a dozen of the most uncanny face doubles that you're ever going to point your disbeliefing eyes at
It's no secret to us that GamesRadar is frequently seen as taking an objectifying stance toward women in videogames. However, the truth of the matter is that we greatly love and admire our digital heroines, no matter how sensibly dressed they might be. Tough, capable women in strong roles are something games definitely need more of, and we applaud when those characters are done right.
It’s important to recognize the festivities surrounding our 7 out of 10 week are bold and warm natured salutes to mediocrity in all its forms. The contributions of gaming alone have made fantastic strides to rarely raise the bar and present us with passable drudgery time after time.
Oh, the ever-present box art story. We've been to this well a few times before, but in the spirit of 7/10 week, a celebration of everything ho-hum about the games industry, we had to call out some of the most yawn-inducing packages we've noticed.
E3 is hard. The grip of monotonous press conferences, overlapping appointments, games to play, people to talk to, and drinks to drink quickly transformed us from skeptical but eager journos into bags of dehydrated flesh and tangled wires.
After considerably little thought, our response to the whole thing was, "To hell with it, why should we try to think of interesting things to say about avatars, REM, and make-believe saxophones when
Let’s be honest. You don’t need a certified games “journalist” to explain why Grand Theft Auto IV is awesome or that the Dirty Dancing videogame is shit. You’re intelligent. You know what kinds of games you love and which ones you despise.
1. All in all - A code phrase signifying the start of the final paragraph of a review, wherein the writer will sum up the meat of his opinion in a few brief sentences. If you see this at the end of a review, it's a clear sign that the last paragraph is the only one you actually needed to read.
2. Immersive - So fascinating and realistic, it almost makes you forget that you're actually sitting on a couch, twitching your thumbs
E3 2008 was on the whole a rather lame affair. But there is a great big hope on the horizon, and that hope is the Leipzig Games Convention, which happens next month in Germany