Valentine’s Day approaches! What’re you gonna do? Get your special someone a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a card with a puppy on it? How Hallmark™ of you. We have a better way to ignite that sexy spark…by which we mean worse: gaming, plus, sex. It’s so stupid it just might work…or involve more awkward silences and tears than a JRPG.
Why the upcoming tie-ins might actually do Tim Burton's film justice
Real-life shopping. Unless you enjoy shambling about like an extra in a Romero flick, it's a mostly soul-destroying activity that ranks somewhere between 'watching The X Factor' and 'tasting vomit' on our list of Things We'd Rather Not Do If We Can Help It. So it's testament to the subversive qualities of games that they can make shopping not suck. How do games do it - what makes shopping in games so much more enjoyable than shopping in
In the 1980s, videogames weren’t ‘cool.’ They were rad. Totally rad. And the raddest games at the time were on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the console that made so many from our generation gamers for life. The collective memory of playing Super Mario Bros. and blowing into cartridges has a worldwide reach that crosses cultures and transcends borders. The proof is in the ads
Near 200 national teams. All the stadiums, carnival atmosphere and glamour of the world’s biggest sporting event. A refined, sexier version of the most sophisticated footie engine ever. Yup, it’s safe to say EA’s latest World Cup game is shaping up to be pretty tasty. We got hands-on with the game recently and can confidently state its set to become this generation’s finest footie title yet.
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You know the biggest problem with iPhone games? Volume. About a thousand of them come out each month and no gamer has the time or the cash flow to sift through the mountains of sludge and search out the good stuff. That’s where we come in. We’ve navigated the iMinefield of cash-ins, wannabes, and just plain crap to deliver to you the five mega-funnest, most addictive, and flat-out best games released during the past month
If you want to get ahead, get a hat. Preferably one that makes you look like you’ve ripped the face off a Nintendo character and you’re wearing it like a macabre trophy.
They were once the way ahead. But now they're dead
Games are much more than just a whole lot of fun – they also offer a vast wealth of gaming challenges. Just think of time-trialling in your favourite racing game, trying to shave seconds off your best lap time (we lost months of our youth doing just that on the Ghost Valley 1 course in the original Super Mario Kart). Or trying to survive 50 waves of Locust bad guys in Gears of War 2’s Horde mode… Games always want us to do better, to improve our skills and beat the best of the rest
Another week of comings and goings in the world of video games. But why trawl through news sites when you can catch up with all the important stuff right here in one article? These are the stories that got us talking this week