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
Sept 20, 2007
It's the profession some know as "getting paid to play." When people hear what game testers get to do for a living the response is often along the lines of "You get paid to do that? That's gotta be the best job in the world!" But what is testing really like? We talked to some real-life testers and got some seriously honest answers.
What's it really like being a tester?
Tester A: I hate to ruin people's fantasies about the glamour and glitz of the game industry, but
Wednesday 27 June 2007
Whether its new outfits in Laras wardrobe in Croft Manor, having your players ride ostriches on the pitch in PES6 or that funny-for-about-10-seconds big head mode that seems to crop up in every American sports game, cheats are an integral part of the gaming experience.
Unlockable extras, new characters or invincibility and hidden areas – little tricks that can give you the edge over your mates and hidden gems that bring a special kind of joy to every gamer when
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
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
16 Nov, 2007
Sometimes we like adverts. As long as they're clever. Or arty. Or have got monkeys in. Or ladies that look like they want to touch us in the pants. They're all pretty good. The other kind of advert that we like are old ones. Even if they're completely rubbish - and mostly they are - they still hold a certain irresistible, nostalgic charm. And we're sure 'veteran' gamers will feel inclined to agree as they browse the next few pages, where we've generously gathered a veritable
Dec 03, 07
Major game publishers Activison (Tony Hawk, Call Of Duty) and Vivendi/Blizzard (WoW, Crash, Sypro) have merged into one mega company eclipsing Electronic Arts as the world's biggest games publisher.
The power-shifting deal is worth $18.9 billion and sees the two form into Activision Blizzard, 'the world's largest pure-play online and console game publisher'.
You can see straight away from the name then that Activision's motives are clearly for the World of Warcraft cash bounty,
Dec 21, 2007
If, like us, you've found the past 12 months have streaked by like a greased missile, leaving you not a quiet moment to take stock of what's actually happened, then we have the answer. Or at least, we have the answer for you if the question on your lips was "what were the biggest OhMyGod news stories of 2007?".
So on the following pages you'll find this year's most OMFG moments. The announcements that sent us crosseyed with excitement, the scandals that boggled our poor brains,
By now, youve probably seen the motion sickness-meets-whale/parasite monster hype machine, Cloverfield. And like us, youre probably still scouring internet forums feeding off bare morsels of factoids like that radio transmission you have to play backwards. Its probably ‘cause we cant get enough of giant monsters wrecking your shit. We started thinking of more tantrums of gargantuan proportions and came up with five of the most heinous nasties that look the best in 1080p.
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