1. It’s OK to kill people.
2. Dying doesn’t really matter much either.
3. If you’re 14, have hair covering your eyes and live in a small village, man up, because you’re going to have to save the world.
4. Medicine became obsolete in the year 2004, when doctors noticed that hiding behind a wall caused human health to regenerate to 100%.
At the GR towers, we have a considerable amount to be grateful for. Not including the usual family/friends bull, we ve decided to share with you the aspects of gaming that we are most thankful for. Read on for reflections of our humanity!
It’s been eight long years since Marvel vs Capcom 2 hurled random fistfuls of comic-book and videogame characters at each other and made them fight, and since then there’s been alarmingly little cross-pollination between the two media. That suddenly changed this year, with the release of Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe and the Japan-only unveiling of Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes.
Hardcore gamers are a nightmare to shop for during the holidays. We’re as biased and finicky as a political columnist with OCD and we have the patience of a man on fire. Thus, any time you buy us a video game, you’ve got a 90% chance that we either aggressively dislike it or already bought it, beat it, and are currently blogging about how we’d make the sequel sooo much better.
Black Friday is probably the best holiday of the year. If you’re like us, you’re scoping out sweet deals for yourselves (or if you’re a good person, for your brethren). It’s almost a point of pride waiting in line at 4am just so you can snatch up cheap DVDs, games and other assorted electronics from your favorite retailer (extra points for wrestling something away from an older person).
Are you sitting comfortably children? Right then, we can begin. Once upon a time there was a hero named Sonic. But he was no ordinary hero, he was a hedgehog. But he was no ordinary hedgehog; he was bright blue with red sneakers and Mickey Mouse gloves. Trust us, he was much cooler than he sounds.
Anyone who listens to TalkRadar knows I’m something of an Animal Crossing fan. Been playing since the first week it was released in the US some six years ago. Always found it a nice relaxing break from all the head-shotting, eff-bombing Mature games that dominate the market. Nothing wrong with ‘em, no sir, just need a goddam vacation once in a while.
People get pissy when stuff they consider holy is depicted profanely in videogames. Take Manchester Cathedral’s depiction in Resistance or lyrics cribbed from the Quran in LittleBigPlanet. Gamers react with their usual jaded cynicism, belittling others for daring to hold something sacred in this fast-forward age of materialistic gluttony.
We’ve been playing a lot of Mirror’s Edge recently. And, aside from the engrossing, minimalist future setting, thoughtful platforming and the joy of movement that’s been engrained into every pixel of DICE’s title, it’s the viewpoint that really gives the game legs. It’s basically POP, only inside the prince’s head instead of behind his back. And that got us to thinking about what other games would be
The evolution of Buzz-Argh-Squelch action throughout the ages.