Every day, our inboxes fill with press releases. Every time we see a new game, someone from the publisher is there to feed us the company line. Whenever there's a big event, someone from the company gets up on stage and spouts bluster to try and convince the audience that everything is going better than is literally possible in our space-time continuum.
Having just endured another E3, we're laden down with more silly quotes than we know what to do with. So we decided to sort the pile and
If you've ever played a World War II-themed shooter in your life, then you already have a basic idea of what to expect from the multiplayer action in Medal of Honor: Airborne. Playing as either an Allied or Axis soldier, you'll skulk through war-torn cities and villages, battling the other team through streets and the ruins of shelled houses for kills and/or control points.
It looks awesome and plays great, but there's not a lot here you haven't seen already - just keep your head down, shoot
Ray Lewis shifts right and stacks the line, right in the direction your halfback sweep is supposed to go. It doesn't take a MENSA-level IQ to know you need to audible to something - anything - else. You just don't run at Ray Lewis, one of the NFL's most dangerous defensive weapons, period - especially this year.
In Madden NFL 08, EA introduces its new player weapon feature, meant to represent the dominant players of the league. In past years, "dominant" was defined by a speed rating. In 08, EA
Though it's drawing a lot of comparisons to God of War, according to the developers, Darksiders was originally envisioned as a "badass Zelda." You play - here comes one of the reasons for the comparison - as War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Demons have destroyed the Earth, and you've been separated from your cohorts. It's your job to explore the ravaged world and reunite with your allies - hacking, slashing, jumping and solving puzzles along the way.
All of the usual gameplay
At first glance Mercenaries 2 reminded us of a lot of other games; Just Cause, Crackdown or even (surprise, surprise) Mercs 1. But once we jumped into the carnage on Xbox Live, we discovered it's taken the best elements of the above to create possibly the next great free-roaming co-op game.
The Venezuelan environment is a proper (cough, cough) playground of destruction, with choppers, tanks, petrol tankers and more at hand to send entire skyscrapers shaking to the ground, and you can do it all
It's been a dry first year for PlayStation 3 owners, but the trickle of long-awaited exclusives begins soon - and it's bringing this year's most anticipated hack-and-slasher along with it. Heavenly Sword is slated to hit stores in September, and now that we've seen and played more than just the tiny arena battles Sony's showed us in the past, it's clear that there's some real meat here - at least enough to keep fans of graceful, crowd-slashing brutality happy.
Heavenly Sword follows the story
Right off the bat, publisher Ubisoft's adaptation of Beowulf - based on the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film, which in turn is based on a centuries-old epic poem - commits an unpardonable sin in the eyes of literary types. You might already be familiar with the story's progression: Beowulf, a mighty Scandinavian warrior, battles and slays a man-eating monster named Grendel with his bare hands. He then beheads Grendel's vengeful, horrific mother and - finally - dies fighting a dragon some 30 years
We've spent a great deal of time talking about this blood 'n' guts shooter, including interviews and hands-on reports. Right now our opinions stand squarely in the "wow, that's really gross" area, impressed by the horrific visuals that waste no time earning their "M" rating. Even the straightforward gameplay, reminiscent of Doom 3, is enticing in part because of the disturbing graphics and macabre enemy designs.
What initially seems like another ho-hum shooter with leathered-up main characters
Which games feature the hottest girl-on-girl kisses? What are the bloodiest games you never played? How do you know if you're a gaming snob? If a ninja kills someone in a forest and there's no one there to hear him, does he make a sound? We like to ask the really tough questions here at GamesRadar. If you missed out on our Mario Party drinking games or the terrible games we're embarrassed to admit that we love, then now's your chance to see what you've been missing. So scroll down and enjoy
Usually constrained to the dusty confines of academic musings on aesthetics in film criticism, auteur theory contends that movies reflect the personal vision of the director (and in some cases the producer) as the work's true author. It's the idea that despite the mass of people involved with the production of a movie, elements of the "auteur's" personal stamp of style can be identified throughout their body of work.
Today, the idea of the director as the creative driving force behind films is