All war is hell, but Vietnam strikes a nerve as particularly hellish. There are glimpses of hell in Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s upcoming multiplayer expansion, but mostly Vietnam comes across as a gorgeous, lush playground in which to shoot fellow players in the noggins. The setting, when compared to most shooters these days, is a nice relief from deserts and cities, with greener-than-green vegetation everywhere and stair steps of rice paddies etching geometric shapes into hillsides...
If you’re reading this, then you’ve managed to find a spare few minutes to drag yourself away from Modern Warfare 2. Yes, we know, it’s difficult – you’ve just got the Ninja perk and launched your first Tactical Nuke. But you also have the intelligence to appreciate that Modern Warfare 2 isn’t the absolute and final word in war-based online multiplayer.
February 10, 1967
Excerpt from the journal of Private First Class ~p4nDa4sSaSiN84~, 5th Infantry Division:
It’s starting to get to me, all of this. The heat, the jungle, the death, the respawning. I can’t sleep at night anymore, all I can think of is Charlie waiting in the trees, waiting for me to close my eyes so he can make his move. My commanding officer keeps making me change classes every 5 minutes, one minute I'm a sniper, and the next minute he wants me to perform field surgery on a guy who just got ran over by a tank. The weird part about it was that all I had to do was stab him with a syringe and he came back to life.
Battleship the board game, the movie, the video game makes its way to
consoles and joins the fast paced action of an FPS with the tactics of a
strategic board game…
Editors Brett Elston and Chris Antista took some time last week to interview representatives from some of the biggest games Comic-Con 2009 had to offer...
In a world where videogames are quite often accused of exploitation, Bayonetta goes beyond titillation and into borderline pornography: featuring more crotch shots than a Larry Flint publication, often accompanied by a teasing wink from the lady in black, Sega’s latest heroine flaunts her oversized assets as she dances her way through her missions, favoring as many pelvic thrusts and split-legged moves as possible.
As both a character and a game, Bayonetta is all about skipping the foreplay and getting straight to the climax – so we’ll make this quick. She’s a warrior witch who just happens to look like a porno secretary, and whose skin-tight leather catsuit just happens to be made of human hair. Not just any old hair, either, but her own supernatural beehive.
The latest build of Bayonetta is looking superb and playing superberifically. Yes, we've created a monster of a word blend there to get the point across because our hands-on with the latest build at Gamescom has left us very excited.
If you doubt the potential of Sega's new lady-shaped action fest, then read on. If you don't, then this'll whet your appetite still further…
Bayonetta’s bravest trick is to throw out the usual rules on what you can do with on-screen action and third-person cameras in a videogame and just presume that you can handle everything going completely and utterly mental. And, as it turns out, you can.
In terms of bands that could headline a music game, it’s pretty tough to top The Beatles. And considering that The Beatles have one of the most beloved songbooks of all time, fans like us are bound to scrutinize every little detail.