Wednesday 14 February 2007
A probably-not-entirely-scientific survey of 200 women has revealed that females that play games have more sex than those that don't.
According to the survey, which was carried out by UK online game rental company, Gametart, women that game have sex an average of 4.3 times a week, compared to a positively frigid 3.2 times a week for females not partial to a bit of virtual stimulation.
The survey also found that women who had only recently taken up gaming were having
14 February 2007
A UK school has banned its pupils from playing tag and kiss chase, after it claimed the influence of videogames was making the formerly innocent childhood activities 'too rough'.
"The children are watching television, they're watching films and they're playing computer games. Very often it's the violent element of that they are seeing and hearing. That's what they're going to come on to our playground to play," the headteacher at the school in Lincoln told the BBC.
Wednesday 24 January 2007
It's been a back-slapping celebration of big numbers recently, with Microsoft boasting 3 million sales in 10 weeks for Gears of War and Blizzard Entertainment proudly crowning World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade as the fastest selling PC game ever, shifting 2.4 million copies in 24 hours.
It's all very impressive but, interestingly, neither Gears of War nor Burning Crusade qualifies as one of the top 10 fastest selling titles to fly off UK shelves during launch
It's the end of another great year for gamers. Two new systems launched. Two handhelds waged bloody battle. And next gen gaming got a big kick in the pants - thanks to a year of lonely rule by the Xbox 360. PC gaming fought fire with nukes, waging its battle against the console-based onslaught. In short, it ruled.
How do we handle this? We're handing out our gleaming Platinum Chalice to those games and systems which gave us the business. No boring list of 37 different strategy games, divided
Mortal Kombat? King of the bloody games, easy. Doom? No better feeling than perforating demons from hell into pulpy heaps. Dead Rising ? Trauma Center? Gears of War? Yep, yep, yep - seen 'em. You've played these visceral thrills already - hell, everybody
Friday 3 November 2006
Quick heads-up for all our game-loving, list-loving readers - next week we'll be presenting for your pleasure the big daddy of all gaming lists: GamesRadar's 101 greatest gaming moments.
It's big, it's beautiful, it's an exhaustive collection of all those heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, spine-tingling, belly-laughing, toe-curling, head-scratching and even tear-jerking moments in games from the last 10 years that have reminded us that gaming is the best thing in the world
While cruising around in our pimped-out rides last night, we saw something shiny caught in our headlights - turns out it was a bunch of screenshots from the forthcoming Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City on PSP. Just hit the Images tab for more.
The screens show some very attractive cars decorated with their crew tags, racing through varied night-time environments. Although the cars do look slightly less rounded at the edges than those in the PS2 game, we think you'll agree it's looking
Wednesday 11 October 2006
While cruising around in our pimped-out rides last night, we saw something shiny caught in our headlights - turns out it was a bunch of screenshots from the forthcoming Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City on PSP. Just hit the images tab for more.
The screens show some very attractive cars decorated with their crew tags, racing through varied night-time environments. Although the cars do look slightly less rounded at the edges than those in the PS2 game, we think
There's hardly a rim left to tweak in the Need for Speed universe, so perhaps that's why the series is once again wandering into the wilderness in search of new thrills. EA's newly announced Need for Speed Carbon slams you onto perilous canyon roads that twist and turn through dusty, gusty outdoor settings, but don't worry, you'll still be managing a pimped-out runnin'
Saturday 13 May 2006
While the sound of E3 might still be ringing in our ears, the show is over, the stands have been dismantled and the cleaners are performing the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess left by thousands of men (and a few women).
With bleary eyes and saturated synapses, we've compiled a list of our top 20 E3 2006 stories. Not only do we urge you to peruse the fine collection of our most significant show moments listed below, we should also remind you that you can sift