11th Jan, 2008
Games based on licensed IPs are the unpleasant body odour of gaming. No-one really likes them, but they're inexorably tied to the medium and just keep coming back no matter what we do to get rid of them. As crap as most of these games are though, the licenses they're based on usually make sense. Big movies, popular, action-packed TV shows and successful sports stars are all perfect subjects to stick on a box in order to persuade the unsuspecting buyer to pick it up. It's a
5th Dec, 2007
You might have read last weeks story on how Texan police have used the promise of free Xbox 360s to lure fugitive crimials out of hiding. While its a downright hilarious example to round off the year with, 2007 has been crammed like an over-crowded prison with tales of videogame-related crime.
Of course, were not talking about games themselves inciting violent outbursts in those who play them (Calm down Jack!). No, rather this year has seen a staggering amount of crime stories
Nov 9, 2007
Males between the ages of 10 and 34 - put down that Victorias Secret catalogue and shut off Family Guy ‘cause we have a spanking-new SmackDown! vs Raw 2008 trailer for your adolescent-minded peepers. On display here is the entrance theme for the members of DX, Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
Watch as they strut to ringside amidst bizarre subliminal images of bar codes, exotic dancers and a police unit. Fun fact: DX or Degeneration-X is derived from the terms
5 Nov, 2007
Ask any seasoned stick-twiddler to name a genuinely original game from the last five years and chances are that the first name that pops into their head is Namco's brilliant Katamari Damacy. Based on the fairly out-there premise of rebuilding the cosmos by rolling around a magical sticky ball, Katamari wooed gamers not just for its innovative core gameplay mechanic, but also its irresistible characters and bonkers style. We fell in love the moment we first saw the intro, which, if
Oct 1, 2007
We know, we know - all this talk about the brand new Superstar Fighting System and ECW Extreme Rules match for this years inclusion into the WWE SmackDown! franchise has got your tights in a bunch because you havent yet sampled the fine musclehead beatdowns. Turn that frown upside down because starting today, October 1, you can obtain a demo of WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 at select retail chains by pre-ordering the game.
Its kind of a sparse demo with only three arenas, one-on-one
Sept 21, 2007
One constant complaint from fans of the long-running SmackDown! franchise has been that the wrestlers control the same for the most part. Oh sure, specific wrestlers have been tweaked annually to reflect their real-life counterpart and weight class, but now you can choose primary and secondary fighting styles, forever changing the way you play WWEs pinnacle sim.
We just got a hold of all primary and secondary from the WWE fanatics at THQ so you can start planning your future
Sept 13, 2007
If you've played a fair bit of the earlier WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW games, you'd know that nothing's more satisfying than clocking your opponent over the head with a chair, pounding his face in with a sledgehammer or chucking his lifeless ass through a table. Sure, you could fight a (*yawn*) fair fight, but using items from a hardware store to get the win appeals to your inner extremist.
Recognizing how awesome hardcore wrestling is, WWE SmackDown 08 features the brand-new ECW
Aug 20, 2007
At a WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 event held in London last week, THQ's vice president of product development, Keith Kirby, revealed that gamers could look forward to a lot more WWE offerings in the future, providing dedicated lovers of the wrestling with more besides the annual update of its flagship series.
Although carefully cagey about details, Kirby told GamesRadar that he had recently been in New York for a meeting, the purpose of which was to "talk about all sorts of new and
Sony's annual E3 press conference opened with what could have been the biggest reveal of the entire show if it hadn't been leaked last week: the new $499 price of the PS3, as well as the introduction of a new $599 model that comes with an 80GB hard drive and a copy of online-enabled dirt racer Motorstorm. This left biggy-wig Jack Tretton (who began the event speaking through his character in the PS3 virtual world Home) to launch right into the publisher's game-centric, four-part
Are you tired of walking by your friend/co-workers monitor with that adorable puppy desktop and getting drawn into conversations about how cute their pet looks? Wouldnt you rather have people walking by your monitor and engaging you in discussions about what went down on RAW last week? Heres your chance to swing water cooler discussions in your favor by downloading our gigantic WWE-themed wallpaper in celebration of WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008.
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