Ever-ready to cut through
critical bias and drummed-up presale data, Raptr has released its
Raptr Report for 2011, with data on which games commanded the most
player attention. The report breaks the year's releases down into
categories, calculating total playtime by Raptr's 10+ million users
over launch month, per-player launch-week playtime and launch-month
session length. There's a few surprises in there, but the list's two
standouts are both November releases...
Sometimes, international perception of Australia has us so backwards that we’re thought to ride kangaroos down the street and consider that hat with the corks as the height of fashion. But according to figures detailing Australian and New Zealand game sales for the first half of 2012, the notion of the contrary antipode might be more fact than fiction.
27 Nov, 2007
For a time of peace on earth, theres going to be a lot of stress and killing around this Christmas. Just think about this winters biggest games. Whether its COD4s visceral gunfire tearing apart wall and limb alike, the bloody back-stabbing business of the always-hounded Altair, or Kane and Lynch just being plain old sociopathic, the jovial festival of light and wonder really is looking like a quite brutal one this year.
We need a way to combat this, and preferably one which
Wednesday 10 May 2006
With just hours to go until this year's E3 games show officially opens for business in Los Angeles, GamesRadar has managed to obtain an exclusive sneak preview of the show floor. As you can see from these photos, many of the stands are still under construction - including those for PlayStation 3 and Wii, both of which will be playable on the show floor.
The Sony and Nintendo areas sit side-by-side in the LA Convention Centre's massive West Hall and are the focal points of
Wednesday 10 May 2006
After all the talk, after all the pre-show conferences, after all the trailers and all the hype, E3 is finally open. And we're here!
Yes, the vast LA Conference Centre has finally opened its doors and we are on the floor of the show itself, ready to bring you all of the breaking news, ready with informative and informed hands-on reports and ready with plenty of footage, right from the heart of
Wednesday 17 May 2006
So, that was E3 2006. The most manic week of the gaming calendar has hurtled by once again in a tornado of news and a frenzy of game playing. Now, as relative calm returns and the chaos slowly seeps away, we look back on the big games, the big announcements, the highlights and the disappointments.
Much of the week's hottest news happened before the doors had opened on E3, with Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all making some big announcements at their pre-show
The actual concept of an EA playground is one of the most wonderfully absurd things weve heard of in a while: a kind of compendium of EA games collected together in the style of a theme park.
How excited you get by this prospect depends entirely on your age, because this one is aimed squarely at sticky-fingered youths. But theres no doubting it has a certain pizzazz. The minigame that were most looking forward to is Tetherball - the game that everyone loves until the ball swings right into
Sept 4, 2007
The 2 November will see the release of EA Playground for both Wii and DS, allowing gamers to enjoy their favourite playground activities even if its the school holidays.
Featuring a host of, no doubt, familiar playground activities including Dodgeball, Tetherball and, our favourite, Paper racers Playground looks like it has the potential to over-take Wii Sports as the party game of choice.
Playing with a group of friends will obviously be the best way to experience this
It used to be that games and exercise went together like sex and tax preparation, but now the workout genre has grown to become one of the largest and most lucrative genres in the industry. In light of this sweat-sweat revolution, The Exergame Network (TEN) has seen fit to introduce its own health-based rating system, much to the dismissive wanking motions of gamers without kids everywhere...
The gang recovers from their trip to wine country by celebrating 10 years of PS2, Fallout: New Vegas, Vanquish, EA's MMA and Super Meat Boy.
Oh yeah, we've also got something Halo: Reach related to give away, but you won't find out what or how until you listen...