Aug 31, 2007
Ah, the life of a game's character. Born into a custom-made world, forced to live out a life that's been scripted already, doomed to die a million times at the hands of men, women and children. If you're successful, you might get to do it all over again in a similar sequel. But what if you were so popular you were given the shot at doing something else? Want to be a kart driver? Want to get into music?
These are the games that spawned new games. New games that actually worked.
Aug 31, 2007
If you weren't one of the 185,000 people lucky enough to be at the Leipzig Games Convention in Germany last week, your eyeballs will no doubt be itching to see what it was like. So, for your viewable pleasuring we've crammed five days of intensely fatiguing fun into a hectic three minute movie, featuring games, girls and plenty of good times. The event was a blast, successfully blending enough geeky indulgence to keep us hooked for the duration, while also creating the feel good
Aug 21 2007
After our deep detail exposé of the lives of videogame shop workers in America, we all know that these guys don't have the easiest job on the planet. They're insulted and exploited on a near daily basis. Though bagging a wallet-friendly discount is still a pretty good deal.
But, we thought, what about this side of the pond? Are British game shop customers just as amusing, exasperating and irritating as those in America? Do UK staff have just as many hilarious or depressing
As a celebration that summer has finally arrived (yes, the UK's biblical floods are now-receding and the sun has broken through) we've delved into the GamesRadar archive to bring you some our favourite content we've posted over the last year - a compendium of our most extraordinary features and videos all in one place.
It's a great way to while away a few minutes sat in front of your monitor in a darkened room while half-naked maidens frolick in the sun's rays in the meadows outside your
If you never see the point of buying every yearly update of EA's sports titles, EA's about to give you one: from September 1 it will begin shutting down the online servers for most of its 2006-edition sports titles.
As of that date, the online gameplay options on games like FIFA World Cup 2006, NBA Live 06, Madden 06 and Tiger Woods 06 will be rendered useless on all formats including PC.
This means you'll have to purchase the newer editions of the games to continue the fight via the web, or
EA has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming racer, Need For Speed: Pro Street. And this one's all about the smoke effects.
There's not that long to go now until the launch of EA's new Need For Speed title; it's out around October. This time round the focus is on realism, but it's not really going after the likes of GT or Forza.
"We're definitely not looking to make a simulation. I think 'simulation' is a bit of a dirty word," producer John Doyle recently told us.
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You know what's always been missing from Need For Speed? Smoke. Lots and lots of smoke. Fortunately, that's just what we're treated to in this fresh footage from NFS Pro Street, the semi-reinvention of the flashy racing series.
We have to say we like what we see. Regular videogame smoke/steam/mist can be so, well, wispy - but this is top-grade billowing clouds of the stuff, like the spouting steam of a red-hot kettle trapped at boiling point or a smoldering tire wedged in a roasting
Jan 29, 2008
Conflict: Denied Ops (PC)
The PC version is by far the best of the three from the recent hands-on we had with the game. A co-op shooter that allows you to switch between characters at the push of a button, this works well online or off. It's a tad generic, but there are some nice moments in here. Worth a look for shooter fans.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (DS)
After a somewhat anticlimactic showing on Xbox 360 and PS3, PES returns for a second kick at the goal on Nintendo's handheld
Our early impression of Need for Speed: ProStreet is that its more of a simulator gunning for the Forzas and GTs out there, but that's not the case says producer, John Doyle.
"We're definitely not looking to make a simulation. I think 'simulation' is a bit of a dirty word," said Doyle, who made it clear ProStreet is not EA's answer to Forza at all.
"There's some baggage involved in [simulations] in that it's punishing or not fun." Doyle explains that it's not a simulation that EA is aiming
Tuesday 24 July 2007
Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony - Titans of the videogame industry and sworn enemies on the console battlefield. But which of gaming's Big Three is winning the war in 2007 so far? Well, using the monthly US hardware sales figures released by market researchers NPD Group, we've tallied up the past six months worth of numbers (Jan-June) to find out how consoles and handhelds have fared in the States during the first half of 2007. Here are the results:
Total US hardware sales