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Our grandparents' time was simpler and purer, they say. Families ate together at the table, neighbors chatted pleasantly over white picket fences and town sheriffs whistled down the street, making sure every boy and girl was home before curfew. Bullshit, we say. After playing the upcoming Mafia II and experiencing the virtual life of a post-WWII criminal firsthand, we know just how seedy and sinful life during the 1940s-1950s could be. Here are seven less-than-wholesome activities enjoyed during a single hour and a single mission.
Going to a pizza joint when you were a kid meant two things, Pizza (duh), and playing the Neo Geo Multi Video System(MVS). One nerdy dude has decide to express his love for the big red cabinet the only way he knows how, ironic Nerdcore rapping. Backed by a catchy chiptune track, the comically geeky looking, dude raps about Metal Slug, King of Fighters, Bust-a-Move and all the other classics that entertained us while we waited for the large
In Hollywood, any movie whose premise can be described in five or fewer words is (ironically) called “high concept.” And as much as we love videogames, let’s face it: by those standards, most of them are pretty damned high-concept. That’s part of what makes them fun.
Obsidian’s Larry Liberty tells us that one of Bethesda’s greatest strengths – as evidenced by Oblvion and Fallout 3 – is the immersive feeling you get when you can look in any direction and see something interesting that compels you to think, “I want to go there!” The studio is hard at work trying to elicit the same response in Fallout: New Vegas. “We want the landscape to tell a story,” he says. Here are some of the sites a tour through the game’s wasteland. These are the new Megatons and Rivet Cities, the sorts of locations you’ll want to explore every inch of as soon as you discover them.
We've been playing the beta and these are our findings...
Are video games art? Well, one could argu... screw that. We're not even going to attempt to enter that minefield. Clearly, though, with a bunch of concept drawings from the likes of Dante's Inferno and Jet Set Radio being framed and displayed in a swanky San Francisco hotel this week, some people think they are.
And that got us thinking. What if some of the greatest works of art ever had video game characters crow-barred into
Imagination Technologies reckons smartphones (like iPhone and its ilk) will feature PS3-quality graphics in a mere 3 years' time. Impossible? Well, put it this way. 13 years ago, mobile games looked like this:
Above: Snake on a Nokia handset in 1997
They now look like this:
Above: Brothers in Arms 2 on iPhone in 2010
That's a pretty major leap in just 13 years. In 1997, the best graphics on home console were available
We suggest a few game ideas that we'd like to see used with PlayStation Move. Add your own suggestions at the bottom
The PlayStation Blog has posted a load of photos from its God of War community meet up, which took place at GDC yesterday. And from the looks of it, there were plenty of Kratos masks to go round.
That's a pretty gangster looking bunch of mid-80s hip hop album cover bad-asses right there. Let's hope they didn't get drunk and rip off any heads.
Check out the whole lot on the PlayStation Blog's flickr
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