Aug 15, 2007
Joe Booth, FIFA 08 (PS3, Xbox 360), Lead Producer
Welcome to the official FIFA Soccer 08 on PS3 and Xbox 360 blog. As a Leeds United fan its been a tough year and I have been through some real lows while supporting my club. Luckily, the FIFA development team has been through an amazing year. So many of us on the team moved from all over the world to Vancouver, Canada where we make the game. We challenged ourselves to re-invent what a great football game experience can be with the
For an outsider, its hard to see whats so damn special about any 3rd person action-stealth game these days. We get a Splinter Cell almost annually and Vampire Rain aint exactly lighting the world on fire. So, why do gamers like us constantly heap massive amounts of praise for writer/producer/director Hideo Kojimas Metal Gear Solid series? Somehow, his successful formula of flawed characters, anime-inspired giant robots and whacked-out villains with more emotional baggage than your ex-girlfriend
Every day, our inboxes fill with press releases. Every time we see a new game, someone from the publisher is there to feed us the company line. Whenever there's a big event, someone from the company gets up on stage and spouts bluster to try and convince the audience that everything is going better than is literally possible in our space-time continuum.
Having just endured another E3, we're laden down with more silly quotes than we know what to do with. So we decided to sort the pile and
At first glance Mercenaries 2 reminded us of a lot of other games; Just Cause, Crackdown or even (surprise, surprise) Mercs 1. But once we jumped into the carnage on Xbox Live, we discovered it's taken the best elements of the above to create possibly the next great free-roaming co-op game.
The Venezuelan environment is a proper (cough, cough) playground of destruction, with choppers, tanks, petrol tankers and more at hand to send entire skyscrapers shaking to the ground, and you can do it all
We love Viva Pinata at GamesRadar towers. It's just so serene, so adorable, so bright. But Viva Pinata's lack of success clearly highlights the tastes of the majority of 360 owners - alongside such manfests as GRAW2 and Gears of War, this light hearted, innocent game stuck out like a sore thumb at a fingers-only party. Shame on the ignorant, etc.
So, despite the troubles, we're excited to hear that Viva Pinata lives on. It'll be gracing Nintendo's handheld at some unconfirmed point in the
Which games feature the hottest girl-on-girl kisses? What are the bloodiest games you never played? How do you know if you're a gaming snob? If a ninja kills someone in a forest and there's no one there to hear him, does he make a sound? We like to ask the really tough questions here at GamesRadar. If you missed out on our Mario Party drinking games or the terrible games we're embarrassed to admit that we love, then now's your chance to see what you've been missing. So scroll down and enjoy
Usually constrained to the dusty confines of academic musings on aesthetics in film criticism, auteur theory contends that movies reflect the personal vision of the director (and in some cases the producer) as the work's true author. It's the idea that despite the mass of people involved with the production of a movie, elements of the "auteur's" personal stamp of style can be identified throughout their body of work.
Today, the idea of the director as the creative driving force behind films is
Cant get enough gore with your game? Read on to find out how Condemned 2: Bloodshot plans to deliver the goods and turn your stomach in 2008.
1) Monoliths great track record of action games consists of F.E.A.R. and its currently in-development sequel; the No One Lives Forever series; and Tron 2.0. Oh, and the original Condemned: Criminal Origins, obviously.
2) Manhunt 2 will look like My Little Pony in comparison to Condemned 2s ferocious violence. Producer Dave Hasle has confirmed theyve
A first-person shooter packed to the gills with gruesome deaths and washed-out colors, The Darkness is a far cry from the relatively sunny worlds presented in most superhero games. Its hero, Jackie Estacado, is a mafia hitman who manifests demonic powers just in time to fight against all the hired killers his paranoid former boss sends after him. He's a remorseless killer, and relies on guns just as much as he does the snakelike monsters that emerge from his back when he becomes The Darkness.
Comic books are one of the hottest licenses out there right now. All you have to do is slap Spider-Man on a bag of socks and boom! It's out the door. The same goes with games based on comics - no matter their quality, they tend to sell like crazy. With so many lackluster heroes running around, it's hard to pinpoint which games are worth playing and which need to hang up the spandex. Well, that's precisely why we've hand-picked the best, most authentic comic book games of all time.