Videogames, television and movies frequently overlap. With so much cross pollination, you'd think the biggest and best film franchises would have respectable game adaptations by now, but that's just not the case, is it? Sure there are a handful of successful tie-ins, but many series flop around for years, seeing game after terrible game created with little or no regard for the source material. Well, we're sick of it.
Whoever said guys that make games have to be acne splattered, overweight, sexual grotesques? Not GR that's for sure. We've assembled a splendid showroom of digital dude, which guys and girls alike will appreciate.Learn from their sartorial style, ponder the minds behind the men, or simply develop a warm feeling in a private place.
Good cosplayers put weeks of hard work and sizeable amounts of money into their projects, and ensure that their depictions of videogame characters are never short of flawless. Bad cosplayers however...
Square Enix games - Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and so on - make us laugh, they make us cry, and they teach us valuable lessons about fashion and the importance of always wearing at least three belts. But these classics have more to offer than just stunning graphics and dynamic gameplay. The thing that really keeps you playing for 10 hours at a stretch, makes you endure Disney voiceovers and makes Final Fantasy VIII better than Final Fantasy
It's seventeen years after Street Fighter II. Games have gone 3D, HD, analogue and online, but still Street Fighter is the best and most important fighting game series around. With the new HD remix of Super Turbo on the way along with the stunning-looking SFIV, we examine just why that is.
Celebrities are good at so many things. They entertain us with their beauty, style, charm and frequent intoxication. They create wonderful movies, music and sex tapes. They save the world by adopting, and crazily naming, every orphaned child they meet. They even tell us what to buy, what to eat and what to wear! Why, then, must they be good at gaming as well?
Say what you will about archaic traditions and Hallmark marketing schemes that pander to consumerism and chocolate lovers - Valentine’s Day is here and there’s nothing we can do about it but celebrate. In some countries, Valentines are flowers, chocolate or just the random smooch given to pretty girls; but here in the States and over in the United Kingdom (except Wales – they’ve got Dydd Santes Dwynwen),
Goading gamers is a dangerous pastime. Just ask US pop psychologist Cooper Lawrence, who took a digital pounding earlier this year after helping Fox News put the boot into Mass Effect, which it accused of pumping "full digital nudity" into America's living rooms. Moments after her uninformed criticism was screened gamers began flaming Lawrence's book entries on Amazon. There is no fury like a videogamer scorned.
Like rubbernecking at a horrible car accident, we can’t help but be fascinated by movie gore - you know, like watching exploding heads in slow motion. It doesn’t make you a bad person if you’re curious by horrible atrocities on the human body. At GamesRadar, we think everyone should be aware of their own mortality. Also, it’s completely hilarious to see a dummy head filled with goo rigged to disintegrate.
We've killed billions of bad guys since taking up videogames. But we did actually feel bad about some of them, honest. Here they are.