Runic Games' hit PC dungeon crawler, Torchlight, has been confirmed for release on XBLA as one of the five big games featured in Microsoft's next online House Party in February. Sadly, Kid 'N Play have not been invited...
In what must be the strangest turn of events for all games media, GamesRadar engaged in a futile display of shark-related coverage to coincide with the annual hysteria that surrounds The Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Turns out only SOME of you are in that oh-so-desireable crossover demographic, but those who stuck around were treated to the finest vaguely shark-related content the games press has ever (and will ever) see.
Relive the glory inside, we beg you.
Aug 22, 2007
Were in for one of the hottest winters on record, and not just because of global warming. The sheer quantity and quality of games coming out before January completely boggles the mind.
Nothing, however, is as huge or important as the release of Halo 3 this September. The trilogy capper to one of the most successful videogaming franchises of all time is almost guaranteed commercial success. Okay, okay, it is guaranteed. But just because Halo 3 will be the biggest seller doesn't
20th Dec, 2007
Gaming is an up and down experience. Some years cram top quality titles into our every orifice until were bursting with videogame joy and have excess polygons dripping messily out of our ears, while some other years… Well, some other years are 1983.
In 2007 though, weve had a very good year indeed. A scarily good year in fact. One which has provided us so much brilliance on every format that its a genuine worry that the laws of karmic balance will soon bring us a plague
Abe Lincoln. Charles Darwin. Edge. Between them they’ve mastered the realms of politics, science and writing about overweight Italian plumbers. And, more importantly than any of that, they’re now all 200. Yep, the long-running and respected games mag has just reached its 200th issue, celebrating the landmark event by publishing 200 unique covers.
So if you’re mad for Master Chief, delirious over Deus Ex or want to dip
Today was an unusually big day for premium avatar accessories. First came the news that Final Fantasy XIII- and Bioshock 2-themed outfits and decorations had debuted on Home, running from $1.99 to $4.99 each...
Above: PSN IDs blurred to protect the affluent
... which was followed shortly afterward by the announcement that 360 Avatars can now buy outfits inspired by the year-and-a-half-old (but still awesome) Saints Row 2.
Above: That hot dog's bun should really be bigger. Right now it's like a vest
While we're normally not to keen on the marketing-driven Home or the avatar-costume money pit in general, this stuff was just too weird not to delve in and check out firsthand. Hit up the jump for more details and images.
Every console fanboy’s most favorite/dreaded time of the month has come again. The NPD sales chart is here and with it comes news of the frontline on the console war, at least for the US side. Though Nintendo DS seems cemented in the top spot, the number one home console in the second month of 2010 was the 360. The Wii was close behind it, with PS3 in trailing that by a small margin.
has announced sale prices on nine titles across PlayStation Network
and Xbox Live, offering cheap retro reissues of some solid classics
and newer titles alike. PSN fans get their discounts immediately,
whereas XBLA subscribers have to wait a week. Knowing what happens
when XBLA players get impatient (namecalling, griefing, possibly the
Apocalypse), 2K's stepped in with some bargain content available
BlackSite: Area 51 is a first-person shooter. It's out in September. Most people would say it's been sent to die against Bungie's mighty Halo three-quel, but according to lead campaign designer Ricardo Bare, Halo 3 will actually help sales of Midway's shooter.
"We've talked about this a lot and there's a couple of different schools of thought," he told us. "Whenever you go and see a really badass action movie like X-Men, it just makes you want to go and see Spider-Man 3, right? You usually
Above: An artist at work
We’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of Uwe Boll’s films here at GR, so much so that it almost feels like beating a dead horse to bring up the lucky hack’s name. Though every person who mocks him should at least see one of his films to really understand what a horrible artist he is, Boll’s film adaptations of videogames are infamous to every gamer online whether they’ve seen the films or not. But haven’t you always wanted to get inside the process of how he craps out his turds? Well soon you will in the recently announced documentary Raging Boll...