Were behind a pillar. Sorry - Hollywood action hero Chow Yun-Fat is behind a pillar, face grim, eyes narrowed and hands gripping dual Beretta pistols. As moonlight bathes the museum, gloomily illuminating the looming dinosaur skeleton above, we hear the muffle of incoming footsteps. Hopelessly outnumbered, desperately low on health, we swing into the open and - in a few violent stabs of PS3s Sixaxis pad - erupt into a spiraling slow-motion weave of bullets and trace-lines, spinning and firing
Real men play sports, drink beer, and know a thing or two about fixing cars. They don't know the difference between the starship Enterprise and Starship Troopers, and they don't fool around or play any games - at least, not ones like these.
We're talking about the sorts of games that can be landmines of embarrassment waiting to explode, ruining your image as a somewhat normal guy. Or worse yet, the ones that are so appealing to the opposite sex that you may never get your hands on your
For every Eddie Murphy there's a Chris Tucker. For every Coke there's a store-brand Cola. For every Mario, a Luigi. You get what we're talking about, right? Lurking in the shadow of every premium product, there's a low-grade, cheapo version. We're pretty sure without this good/bad, yin/yang balance the world would cease to spin on a level axis and topple into a black hole.
More than anywhere (except possibly Hollywood film actors and breakfast cereals) this applies to games. We've lost count
By now, you know the spiel: most Hollywood executives see movie-based games as nothing more than merchandising, no different from action figures and themed socks. Therefore, they could not give a rat's ass about quality, so long as the game sells. And therefore, most movie games are crap. And blah, blah, blah.
We're not here to debate the reasons why 95% of movie games are miserable turds. We like to focus on the positive. And we know that for every 20 or so Rambos or E.T.s or Enter the
A is for Ark
The Ark is a mysterious Forerunner device from which all the Halos can be activated. At the end of Halo 2, Delta Halo is armed and then unexpectedly shut down, causing it to send a superluminal signal to all other Halos in the galaxy, putting them on standby mode. 343 Guilty Spark informs Miranda Keyes and Sergeant Johnson that the Halos must now be activated from "The Ark." So, where's The Ark? Rumor has it, its location is Earth, buried under the ground near New Mombasa. When
Comic book superheroes are tailor-made for videogames. Their extraordinary abilities, like superhuman endurance and gravity-defying leaps, perfectly translate into the kind of otherworldly powers we like to see in our gaming avatars. It used to be a sad cliché that all comic book games were garbage, but as we told you last year, Spidey and pals are starting to get a fair shake when it comes to videogames.
Then there's a game like Crackdown, where you can seemingly play as a huge chunk
As we await Resident Evil 5, there's just enough time to take you through the viruses, monsters and mutations that are the true stars of this amazing survival horror saga. Join us as we link and untangle the most knotty of gaming's histories. Bring some scissors.
Resident Evil 0
Released in 2003 (and so after RE 1, 2, 3 and Code Veronica ) this chartered the events leading up to the Spencer Mansion incident, as the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team are sent to explore the Arklay Mountains where a series
Alright, alright. You got us. We know Doom and it's sequels have been out... well, forever now. But with its recent release on Xbox Live, we figured it would be awesome to give you a taste of how it's done. This guide's a little complicated, but if you're patient, then you'll be unleashing your own demons of hell in no time. Within the game of course... unless you really are the spawn of Satan. Happy building!
What you'll need:
A copy of Doom or Doom II
The free shareware version is ok
Sadly, money grubbing suits have recently begun ripping off honest cheaters with slimy pay-per-cheat systems and shameful product tie-ins. But beneath the slick interfaces of Xbox Live Marketplace lie layers of moldy codes hidden in games by the hacker cowboys of days long past. These sly nods to the elite gaming cadre are bizarre, hilarious, or even downright grotesque. In celebration of this longstanding tradition we present to you the finest cheats, glitches, and mods excavated from the
As part of our exclusive look at Virtua Tennis 3 for Xbox 360, we were lucky enough to score an interview with Darren Mills, creative director for Sumo Digital, the developer making the Xbox 360 version. This is no mere port, says Mills - read on to find out more details. If you haven't yet checked out our hands-on, you can find it here. Be sure to check the Images tab above for exclusive screens and hit the Movies tab for two exclusive gameplay movies. Search hard for the flicks labeled with