While playing a bit of Spirit Tracks I bumped into a tiny old man named Niko, who’s apparently been a part of Link and Zelda’s watery quests since the Wind Waker days. After that revelation shook its way through my bones, I realized, oh hey, his name’s Niko… as in Niko Bellic!
26 more cases of "Oh, that's interesting" inside!
Most game ads are usually a bit rubbish. But we can forgive them, because whether pushing Z listers ‘enjoying’ entertaining interactive products or offending our ears with a cheesy, booming voiceover, most of them are just charmingly clueless. The following ads are guilty of a much worse crime, though. They all utterly adore themselves. Self-indulgent, self-loving bullshit, below you’ll find cynical commercials that have
As you rebuild civilization and restore your people's faith in this sim/action hybrid, you'll find yourself honestly caring about your subjects' helpless lives. Nowhere is their plight more touching than Kasandora, where you help a starving desert tribe grow into a bustling village, only to see an old man die in the dunes. His last wish is for rain, which you grant.
On some level, roughly 95 percent of games have always been about assassination: go to point A and kill prominent entity B, fighting your way through goons C through Z to get there. Most games tend to come up with a morally justifiable pretext for all the violence, but more and more, we're seeing games that drop the act and let you be what you've secretly known yourself to be all along: a remorseless killing machine bent on destroying your targets.
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History and videogames
have been intertwined since at least the early ‘80s, but at best it’s been a
shaky relationship. Until fairly recently, concepts like “realism” and “accuracy”
weren’t often a consideration, and they tended to be thrown out the window if a
cool explosion or giant monster was judged more beneficial to gameplay. As
technology has progressed, however, more of these games have been trying hard
to be true to their historical roots – and, predictably, a lot of them don’t do
It’s not easy being a horse, especially a diabetic horse who loves sugar cubes and games. As a proud member of the Equidae family, I don’t give a damn about the new protagonist in Assassin’s Creed II or the stupid non-animal flying device he’ll pilot. I just want to know if Ezio will be riding a freaking horse through the Tuscan countryside. Will he get to mount a Salerno, or perhaps a San Fratello?
Your parents and politicians are right. Gaming is a filthy
pastime. Sex! Perversion! Nudity! The stuff is pretty much everywhere... even in the places they - and you - never thought to check. What do we mean? Well, developers have been sneaking smut into their games long before, and after, the infamous Hot Coffee scandal. No genre, from racing to side scroller, is safe. No generation, from 8-bit Nintendo to today, is innocent.
How many lives has your favorite hero saved? Chances are, it's probably less than those on this list. See which gaming protagonist is a savior savant after the jump...
There are plenty of real-world truths that make their way into video games--even if they're often a tad exaggerated...