6 Nov 2007
Inspired by the latest comic offering from the always entertaining Penny Arcade folks (which imagines Assassin's Creed mangled with Animal Crossing to make Assassin's Crossing), we've concocted some of our own harebrained gaming hybrids.
Using two components - one part Nintendo game, one part A.N. Other - to make a single title that's never going to be made in a million years, here are half-a-dozen fantasy gaming cocktails for your mild amusement.
Note: Unfortunately we possess
Nov 6, 2007
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 3 November:
1 (1) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
2 (2) FIFA 08
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP)
3 (NE) The Simpsons Game
(PS2, Xbox 360, Wii, DS)
4 (5) Ratatouille
(DS, Wii, PS2, PSP)
5 (8) Halo 3
6 (3) Football Manager 2008
7 (19) The Sims 2: Castaway
(PS2, DS, Wii, PSP)
8 (14) More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima
9 (12) Dr Kawashima's Brain
1 Nov, 2007
The junkie typically resides in the lowest sewers of humanity. Whether crack addict, alcoholic, coke head or speed freak, sustaining a habit of excessive drug taking is a tangle-footed stagger along life's shadiest alleyways with few rewards, but with plenty of broken souls and vomit-stained hardships.
In the magical make-believe lands of gaming, however, the pursuit of substance abuse can be indulged without suffering any consequence more severe than a harmless Game Over. Which
Oct 29, 2007
Last Friday, the cream of the games industry gathered in London town for the Golden Joysticks awards, the only videogame awards voted for by you, the gamers on the ground. And, thanks to real gamers like yourselves, Gears of War walked away with the Ultimate Game of the Year 2007 accolade, beating off competition from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports and Final Fantasy XII. Well done, Epic.
GoW's heavy action shooterthon also scored the Xbox Game of the Year 2007
Oct 18, 2007
According to the Entertainment Software Association's 2006 report, 38 percent of gamers are females. These numbers are down from 2005, when the fairer sex reportedly accounted for 43 percent of the pie.
It seems that gaming continues to be a mostly male affair, so what's the best way to penetrate this demographic? Judging by the sex-filled ads we've seen over the years, it looks like the best way to a young man's wallet has - and always will be - through his pants. Read on and
Oct 17, 07
An anonymous blogger, posting on a rather spartan blogspt page, has divulged a list of games that 'you never knew existed unless you worked on them'.
Now, we're not going to be so stupid as to suggest that they are all bona fide, but from a spectator point of view, it's an interesting list. And if we really rack our brains, we're pretty sure at least a few of those titles ring a few bells for us - especially Joust, Dirty Work and Jonny Bloody Mosely's Bloody Mad Trix
Oct 9, 2007
Should a perfect review score be exclusively reserved for perfect games? Can a flawed masterpiece justifiably be given top marks? Is there even any such thing as a perfect game? With BioShock and Halo 3 both recently receiving the highest numerical accolades possible from many critics, we thought we'd head into the treacherous review score mine field to canvas the opinion of some of gaming's most respected magazine editors.
So, should a perfect score mean a perfect game? Here's
Oct 2, 2007
Let's face it, lady dancing clubs in games are about as erotic as a pair of your granny's skid-marked underbloomers. As hard as developers try, these establishments of the exotic fail to capture any of the, er, sensual artistry that has mesmerised men for hundreds of thousands of probably millions of years. So where are these clubs of virtual mentertainment going wrong? Well, GamesRadar is here to investigate...
We've spent, quite literally, a few minutes exploring some of
Sept 27, 2007
If you're a fan of Halo, it must be like Christmas rolled in Easter at the moment. Halo 3's out, smashing sales records and earning review scores that put even Bioshock into the shade. But if you can't stand Master Chief's macho missions, things might feel a little more like being forced to sit through someone's terrifyingly dull holiday snaps collection. So what's your alternative?
Since Christmas 2007 is the first bumper holiday period that PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii can
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