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It is nothing short of a miracle that the English-speaking world just received the fighting game mash-up Tatsunoko vs Capcom. The brawler has a gathering of Capcom characters facing off against creations from Tatsunoko, a decades-old animation house whose name isn’t well known outside Japan, though you may know some of its work, like Speed Racer and Samurai Pizza Cats.
Have you ever ventured into the 'indie games' section of Xbox Live? It's a place where amateur or small-scale developers can publish their games for everyone to see. They pay a small fee, Microsoft provides the tools and we - the gamers - decide whether or not the results are worth purchasing. Here are our 11 favourites
You might not know their names, but they changed the way you play games.
Oftentimes our Top 7 lists tread ground that no one else has covered. After all, how many other articles can you find about inanimate objects and sexy horses? But every so often we come down from our esoteric high and write about something universal, like say long-ass videogame endings.
The Top 7… extreme game character makeovers
The gaming stars who went under the knife for drastic redesigns
Dark Void Review
Unfortunately it's quite dim and empty
And much more.
Though Mass Effect's interspecies lesbian sex scene will forever be emblazoned in the sensationalist headlines of 2007, the game was much more than sizzling blue vice. If you're new to the franchise, or just can't remember all the details about your snap decisions and their far-reaching consequences, this guide will bottom-line it for you. Our goal is not to be completist, but to make you conversant enough to enjoy the sequel.
As of this writing, we’re already three weeks into 2010. The “new” year is already practically ancient, and pretty soon we’ll have run out of time to make wild, erratic, entirely factual predictions about things that will happen over the next 11 months.
When it comes to heavy metal, one of the pioneering “rock gods” is Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford. These days, he has his own clothing line and is helping new generations find music through games like Activision’s Guitar Hero and MTV Games’ Rock Band. Halford also starred in his first videogame last year, playing General Lionwhyte and The Baron in Tim Schafer’s Brutal Legend.
Publisher Konami announced that the game’s weapons can also speak to each other using something called VOCALOID technology. Supposedly, this will make them über smart. Forget
The game itself might not be all that, but we definitely love the in-flight safety instructions that arrived with the copy of Dark Void sent to us from Capcom. We're suckers for laminated image-based instructions. Especially when they make us smile. Anyone thinking about taking to the skies in a DV-SP305 jetpack sometime soon should pay close attention...
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