Sept 25, 2007
Fanboys! They're the purest, noblest breed of gamers in existence. The front line grunts in the neverending console war, their purpose is simple: blind, drone-like obedience to their chosen format, and an unwillingness to acknowledge that any other system might be worthwhile. Gaming simply wouldn't be the same without them – whether they're pointing out that 'PS3 ROCKS!11!' on a messageboard or calling you despicable names on Xbox Live, they're the spice in gaming's chunky
Sept 24, 2007
Three huge conventions in less than six months. Something had to give. This year's Tokyo Game Show has been utterly forgettable, bar the fact that Sony announced a peripheral that should have shipped with the console last Christmas anyway, and Konami finally let us all get hands-on with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. And that's about it.
Admittedly, we didn't go. But that's a glaring highlight of the fact that there really wasn't anything to see at TGS that was worth
Sept 20, 2007
It's the profession some know as "getting paid to play." When people hear what game testers get to do for a living the response is often along the lines of "You get paid to do that? That's gotta be the best job in the world!" But what is testing really like? We talked to some real-life testers and got some seriously honest answers.
What's it really like being a tester?
Tester A: I hate to ruin people's fantasies about the glamour and glitz of the game industry, but
17 Sept 07
One of our favoured lunchtime Internet timewasters is perusing the BBFC website's 'recent decisions' section where you can find out what ratings films and games have received and what - if any - cuts have been made.
In general, games don't get cut, that's left for the astounding amount of hardcore porn that gets submitted, but at a time when the government and media has videogame violence firmly in their sights the digital media section makes for interesting reading.
Sept 14 2007
We just don't know how good we've got it at the moment. Not only is the first proper Christmas war between Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft about to kick off - giving us all vicarious thrills watching fanboys on either side tear each other to pieces - but there's an absolute shed load of top class games on the way.
It doesn't matter if you call Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii home. The rest of 2007 is choc full of delights to splurge your hard-earned on (or convince a loved one that it's the
September 7, 2007
Sadly for gamers with Xbox 360 and PS3 shooter The Club on their Christmas lists, the game has slipped to early 2008, Sega confirmed today. We must admit, when we last saw the game in action it didn't look very near to completion (although that was a few months ago). Still, 2007 is already looking like having the most expensive tail-end of any year ever with so many great games coming out, so this will at least give us a chance to fill our pockets again before The Club opens
Have you already voted for this year's Golden Joystick awards? Course you have, after all, everyone wants their favourite game to be recognised by the rest of the gaming massive. If not, why not? We suggest you go to the voting form now and have your say.
The Golden Joystick awards - this year hosted by Peep Show's David Mitchell - are a bash not to be missed and we're giving one lucky GamesRadar reader the chance to nab two tickets to the prestigous event.
But, thanks to our friends at
Sept 06, 2007
The first ever bar-coded item to be scanned at a retailers was a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. 'Typewriter' is the longest word that can be spelt using only the top row of letters on a keyboard. Donald Duck's middle name is 'Fauntleroy'. What's not to love about trivia? Those little nuggets of seemingly useless info harboured in your noggin, called upon to fill the void when the conversation goes uncomfortably quiet or when an innocuous keyword prompts its surprise
04 Sept 2007
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has outlined plans for a public review of violent and sexual imagery in games. It's part of a new government initiative that will allow members of the public to have direct influence on policymaking through so-called 'Citizen's Juries', beginning this week.
From what we can gather, regular Joes will be presented with a series of independent facts and figures on violent videogames and then asked to suggest solutions and views, much like a jury would
Sept 04, 2007
Games have to be made, of course. Theyre created from scratch, not born with their daddys nose, with developers piecing them together down to the genetic level. So, its no shock to see them changing and evolving as they head towards commercial release: HUD tweaks, visual improvements, character makeovers, gobs of spit ‘n polish and the like.
While all games go through a sequence of iterative facelifts, some go through a complete reinvention. Others get scrapped completely,