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Perhaps no other entertainment industry contains venomous fans arguing over the content of multiple versions of a solitary product. And for good reason - games are made to be ported over to multiple consoles in order to recoup staggering losses of cash. Each console has its own strengths and its own failings. That’s why we see a frame rate glitch here or a severely neutered feature there.
On the verge of collapse, with avalanches occurring almost daily, something clearly has to be done and it can’t wait until Spring Cleaning. So, since this unsightly mountain of swag was accumulated with the sole purpose of giving away to you guys, we’re holding an EVERYTHING MUST GO contest to finally divvy out what was rightfully yours anyway.
If you're reading this site, then you re probably already aware that this week saw the loss of a major institution in gaming journalism. On Tuesday, Jan. 6, Electronic Gaming Monthly - a magazine that's been synonymous with US hardcore gaming since 1989 - was shut down just shy of publishing its 20th-anniversary issue. Brought about as part of a corporate buyout, the closure of EGM and the mass layoffs at the 1UP Network have put many of our most talented colleagues out of work, and represent nothing less than the end of an era for our industry. To pay our respects and acknowledge our debt to the magazine that defined gaming culture for 20 years, we the editors of GamesRadar – along with editors from other sites and magazines – would like to say a few words.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Ghostbusters on C64, Aladdin, Goldeneye, Riddick: the list of great movie tie-ins is barely longer than Russell Crowe’s temper. What chances, then, of even seeing a few good ones during 2009? Can the year that sees Barack Obama’s inauguration, a Michael Jackson comeback, and a Star Trek movie that doesn’t suck, prove that anything is possible?
Ghostbusters: The Video
When the New Xbox Live Experience first launched last November, we were excited to queue up our Netflix accounts with our favorite shows and movies. But lately we’ve been begging and praying for something good to be available in Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” tab, because we’ve finished every episode of 30 Rock and seen Super High Me once (you only need to see it once).
We collect a lot of gaming merchandise at GamesRadar. While we buy some of it ourselves, one of the perks of working in the industry is that a week rarely goes by without some new item of promotional gaming paraphernalia finding its way to our desks. And generally it's a pretty even mix of awesome and crap
Just a few weeks ago we celebrated the very best of 2008 with our Platinum Chalice Awards.Today though, we must temper our merriment with disdain and head-sagging shame, for these are the moments that truly made our stomachs turn.
The idea behind this is certainly interesting. It’s an adventure starring a spider and a scorpion with a human story overheard in snippets of dialogue as the creepy-crawly heroes cross the paths of a pair of human treasure-hunters in the desert. In one level you’ll play the spider, pursuing its scorpion rival through the undergrowth.
Wow, videogames and the things they spawn! The industry produces everything from comics to vibrating mushrooms. You could listen to advertising, fanboys and Big Videogame’s secret infrared mind-control to find out what’s worth your money, but you’d end up buying two of everything carried by your local Gamestop and half of Amazon.com. So how much of it is really worth paying attention to?
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