25. Dead or Alive 3
Team Ninja | Tecmo | 2001
Buxom beauties (and, we're pretty sure, some male characters too) meet to fight in cosplay heaven in this sassy one-on-one beat 'em-up
What made it so great?
Didn't you hear us? Girls fighting one-on-one? Dubious teenage fantasy scenario aside, the game is still a furious and explosive take on the previously staid genre. With electrified fences around some stages, massive windows to smash your opponent through and multi-tiered fighting arenas,
5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
BioWare | LucasArts | 2003
Hands-down the best damn Star Wars game ever made.
What made it so great?
Set 1,000 years before the Star Wars films, Knights of the Old Republic gives players a chance to explore a galaxy torn between the Republic and the Empire-like Sith. As an amnesiac Jedi with a terrible secret, you'll travel from planet to planet, righting wrongs (or wronging them even further), gathering followers and busting out the crazy Force
The era of the GameCube, Xbox and the PlayStation 2 has arrived at its end.
Sure, a few great titles will squeak out for the PS2 - but the other two are total goners, and the days of big-budget hits - and innovative games - are far behind all three of them. The PC, meanwhile, is entering into a new era thanks to the advent of Windows Vista and the game-powering DirectX 10 that comes bundled with it. Obviously, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii have established themselves. It's time to move
If you were a pensioner, and we said "1960s San Francisco" to you, you'd probably roll your eyes, or else go all misty-eyed and complain that you just can't get decent LSD anymore. It depends what kind of pensioner you are, really. As it happens, this is the exact setting for Hei$t, the Hollywood-inspired robbery sim from developer inXile - though the closest you'll get to any peace-and-love daisy-age nonsense here is driving your getaway car through a crowd full of hippies.
It's been a while
We sat down for a chat with Justin Manning, Associate Producer for The Order of the Phoenix from EAs UK studio to find out all the latest gossip surrounding the darkest Harry Potter novel so
We cant deny that, despite being unfeeling binary illusions, video game chicks are hot. Wed delve into the deep psychological curiosities that make these digital fantasies so appealing to libidinous male gamers, but its more fun to just show you how the hormone-infused gaming community has sexed up some of the most popular games ever.
Whether the developers intentionally created the titillating features, or they were modded by pubescent hackers, theyre hot (if a bit misogynistic and creepy),
If we decided to crown game designers as champions of their respective genres, Hironobu Sakaguchi would undoubtedly be glued to the RPG throne.
Credited as the creator of Final Fantasy, which every stat-loving gamer has surely sampled in one form or another, Sakaguchi is now shaping a new series of RPGs under the label of his new non-Square studio, Mistwalker.
We recently caught up with the man to discuss the recently-announced English version of his stellar Xbox 360 offering Blue Dragon as
In the videogame industry, few jobs outside of the actual production of games are as vital as those of public-relations personnel. Standing between the public and busy developers, it's their job to make sure that information trickles out to the press and that a game's intended audience is good and hyped for it by the time it hits stores. But things don't always go as planned, and whether it's the fault of bad marketing, overzealous developers or just piss-poor self-representation, things
Colin McRaes Rally was a fun, if under appreciated, series from the Xbox and PS2 days, and now the series is restarting its engine and we must say, DIRT never looked so clean. Rally racing may not be as big or popular as NASCAR in the US, but DIRT promises to make you wanna drive around in the mud and the muck, spraying it all over your
Men killing men in videogames is as commonplace as fortuitously placed exploding barrels. Murder. Death. Violence. It's our staple diet. Almost impossible to find, however, is the act of two men sharing the gentle warmth of a kiss. Why do games shun the tenderness of man, yet celebrate his atrocities...?
We don't know. And we don't really care. If we're completely honest, it's really just a rambling and fairly flimsy attempt to justify our brilliant new movie of men kissing men in games.