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Way back in 2007 we cobbled together a fun little list of frequently mispronounced game names. Far more obnoxious than the simple “Mah-rio/May-rio” switch, these names are routinely butchered and for a defensible reason – they’re almost all nutty as hell.
We thought we’d expand on that original feature, as 2007 is like 70 million years ago in internet time.
While zombies in the media have become rather overdone, Gearbox have approached their first bit of DLC with spooky B-movie style panache, and created something equal parts charming and fun. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned puts you on a deserted island, picking up the pieces of the Atlas Corporation’s failed mining operations.
This piece of Borderlands DLC is a repetitive, boring-as-shit arena grind. You see, it’s a co-op expansion where you’re placed in one of three areas to fight different foes, under conditions such as slowly draining health, low gravity, or only your pistols being effective.
Each section has between five and 25 rounds. Each round is made up of five waves, which take between two and five minutes.
Let's face it, the public doesn't want originality. The public wants first-person shooters on 360, fitness games on Wii and pirated copies of anything else because the risk of buying something unfathomable is too high. It doesn't want LittleBig Planet (despite Steven Fry), couldn't give a damn about Okami despite all our best efforts, and thinks Rez HD is a sleep disorder you get from those newfangled tellies.
But while some games are
We're back for another hour or so of game-based rambling. This week we soar to the high-brow heights of why Japanese RPGs may be in danger in the Western world and trawl the depths of whether we'd have a kiss with Heavy Rain's Madison
Putting all of Resonance of Fate’s new ideas into words is impossible, so we’ll just say this: forget what you know about Japanese RPGs, because tri-ACE is changing the formula. For example, the overworld comprises dozens of floors, each with hundreds of hexagonal pieces, all encircling a giant tower. To navigate it, you earn jigsaw pieces to slot into greyed-out, impassable hexagons.
In the 1980s, videogames weren’t ‘cool.’ They were rad. Totally rad. And the raddest games at the time were on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the console that made so many from our generation gamers for life. The collective memory of playing Super Mario Bros. and blowing into cartridges has a worldwide reach that crosses cultures and transcends borders. The proof is in the ads
What is Rapture?
It’s a city built at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean by billionaire Andrew Ryan to escape the social anxiety of a post-war America. It opened on November 5, 1946 and construction finished in 1951.
Let’s get one thing straight right from the off: I’m shit at COD. Oh sure, I’ve finished both Modern Warfares on Veteran with my sanity and personal hygiene (barely) intact. But pit me against a P90-wielding fourteen-year-old from Arkansas on the land of the interwebs and I absolutely crumble. Want further proof of my sheer shittyness? I had to knock back five cans of the strongest French lager known to man in an effort to
Near 200 national teams. All the stadiums, carnival atmosphere and glamour of the world’s biggest sporting event. A refined, sexier version of the most sophisticated footie engine ever. Yup, it’s safe to say EA’s latest World Cup game is shaping up to be pretty tasty. We got hands-on with the game recently and can confidently state its set to become this generation’s finest footie title yet.1 - It's got 199