11 Dec, 2007
This year has left us absolutely knackered. We're exhausted. We feel like we've been in a marathon. A marathon that involves mostly sitting on our arses and playing one incredible game after another. We could indulge you with a long list of stellar examples, but you're a gamer - you know that it's been a properly arousing 12 months. If you're anything like us, your wow glands will be swollen and you'll have blisters on your eyeballs. It's been that good.
So as gamers we're all
14 Dec, 2007
Every gamer is an armchair critic. We all have brilliant ideas on how a developer could have done a better job or what they need to include in their next game to make it the absolute pinnacle of awesomeness. And truly dedicated armchair critics want their valuable opinions to be heard. So they post on a forum. Maybe the developer's own dedicated virtual chamber or just a general gaming arena of chat and debate. But are the developers actually listening and, more importantly, do
[UPDATE, Dec 21 - Check out the great slab'o'chocolate NCSoft sent us, and Free Radical's sacrilicious Bible-inspired offering!]
Dec 20, 2007
Christmas is, as we all should know by now, a time for giving. This year we've been given a whole raft of greetings cards from the developers and publishers that make videogaming so great. Some good, some not, but all wishing us well this festive season. Ahhhh.
But what do we have to give? Wait. We've got it. In line with videogame journalism's
7 Jan, 2008A new year of gaming stretches before us. A vast, virginal territory as limitless as the imagination of its creators. New worlds. New adventures. New experiences. And, of course, new heroes. While many virtual wrinklies - like Solid Snake, Sam Fisher and Ryu Hayabusa - are all set to return in 2008, they will be joined by a fresh-faced crop of contenders all looking to make their mark.
But who are these heroic hopefuls and what can they bring to the arena of complex algorithms that
Every now and then GamesRadar gets sent gaming paraphernalia in the post. The people who submit it assume that we'll write about the stuff, just because we got it for free. In the main, they're wrong. We're not going to give space to a product if it's a) made of cheap plastic, b) a rip off of another product, but a worse execution or c) it's key selling point is it has a fan in it.
Occasionally however, something so audaciously bizarre gets carted into our work area that it simply cannot be
In Britain gaming is better than sex. That's according to a poll of our favourite bedroom activities by Bedroom specialist Sharps, which brings the state of the country (and its sex lives) to a horrible light.The Daily Mirror quizzed over 2,000 Britons on what they like to get up to in the bedroom, and embarrassingly shagging ranked at the very bottom of the list, under net surfing, using the phone and work. Lazy gits.Sleep came top with the
Wii Fit is causing unprecedented damage in living rooms across the nation, with nearly a fifth of polled women admitting they have got carried away with it.
Flower pots, television sets and even pets have all been affected by the high kicks and hula hoop exercises that are a part of Wii Fit.
In a poll conducted by insurer Sheila's Wheels, women admitted they had caused an average of £6.55 worth of damage in the last year.
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Whedon fans rejoice. Chip-tune artist Doctor Octoroc has created an amazing interpretation of Joss Whedon’s musical masterpiece, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. The 8-bit tribute spans the first act from the original tragicomedy, which follows the story of an aspiring super villain played by Neil Patrick Harris – and features covers of “My Freeze Ray,” “A Man’s Gotta Do” and more…
THQ has announced that it will be locking robot lions with World Events Productions to develop a series of Voltron videogames based on the classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon series from the 80s.
The games will be part of a multi-part Voltron resurrection set to commence this fall with Voltron Force, an all new CGI animated show slated to air on Nicktoons in the U.S and other major broadcasters throughout the globe. The shows will also be supported with a new line of Mattel toys based on both the classic Voltron and its new iteration...