What the hell did people do all day before the internet? In just the past year, user-generated sites like YouTube have become everyday destinations for virtually anything that's ever been recorded, broadcasted or even conceived of - and that includes gaming. A recent thread over on the Penny Arcade forums called out the best you'll-never-pull-this-off video game moments captured on video, and wouldn't you know it, YouTube pretty much as them all. Prepare to feel worthless.
We perused the list
For over a decade the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) has been the highlight of the gaming calendar. But - with many of the big players deserting the show - the doors have closed on this incredible circus of sensory stimulation. E3 as we know it might be "evolving" but it's not going to be the same mind-blowing spectacle.
To celebrate the relatively short - but always raucously enjoyable - lifespan of the show, we look back and remember why, for one week every year, gaming was
Friday 4 August 2006
For years Pro Evolution Soccer has been the critic's choice of football game. Its fluid grace and satisfying realism has made FIFA appear lacklustre and almost dull in comparison. But, on the strength of our recent hands-on session with FIFA 07, that's all about to change.
A rigorous overhaul of FIFA's core has put the focus on making the basics work, rather than creating a raft of unique but useless special features. "We've really concentrated on the fundamentals," FIFA
You're walking down the street, minding your own business - in a flashy suit and snakeskin shoes, sure, but you're not in anybody's face. Suddenly, you see a beautiful girl and a drunk creep. You realize that she's trying to get away from him - it becomes clear when she hides behind you. You can tell him to kiss off, so you do - and the girl invites you to her favorite bar for a couple of drinks. She's sexy and she seems to be into you... but the room starts spinning way too soon. You wake up
As we sat down to play Mario Ka- oh, excuse us, Pac-Man World Rally, our first thoughts were primarily ones unfit to print. Does the world need yet another item-launching, power-sliding kart racer that exists solely to get its licensed mascot more air time? The answer is no, but there are enough ideas taken from the source games to make each lap in the Pac-world marginally different from every other game like this.
There are several types of buttons scattered throughout each heavily themed
In an effort to add more depth to the classic driving/shooting hybrid series Spy Hunter, a new wrinkle has been thrown in. Now, you're forced to get out of the badassed ride known as the Interceptor (that sweet, James Bond fantasy car) and run around on your
First, let's cover the part of this preview that WWE fans really want to hear: the confirmed roster for WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 so far includes Johnny Nitro, The Undertaker and Shelton Benjamin, along with the previously revealed John Cena, Triple H, Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit and Booker T. With that out of the way, we can continue.
We've tangled with the Xbox 360 version of SmackDown! before, but this is the first chance we've had to really take our time with it. And while
In an announcement that will likely send more than a few Nintendoggies to the pound, EA is letting several different breeds of The Sims 2: Pets off the leash in October.
Your addictive sims family won't be complete until you've adopted one of over 40 breeds of dogs and cats that you'll be able to customize, breed, train and dress up. Highly trained pets can even take jobs in the service, show business or security industries as seeing-eye dogs, circus acts or ferocious attack... kittens.
Chaos, mayhem, uproar and riots. That's what GamesRadar seems to have triggered with last week's feature, "The Ten Greatest Years in Videogame History ". We might as well have burned down the internet, for all the email and forum flaming we inspired. Some folks praised us, some wanted us crucified, and one called us "wankers", ignoring that the feature only covered the US market.
Granted, we set ourselves up. We knew this feature was so vast, so subjective and so dependent upon reader
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance doesn't really need a serious introduction - just take the action RPG elements of the two mega-popular X-Men Legends games and add about 20 new characters. It's not the gameplay that'll bowl anyone over (at least from what we've seen so far), but the sheer amount of Marvel-ness is staggering.
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, three new playable heroes were revealed: The Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman and Human Torch, and Iceman of X-Men fame. We saw these