Have you already voted for this year's Golden Joystick awards? Course you have, after all, everyone wants their favourite game to be recognised by the rest of the gaming massive. If not, why not? We suggest you go to the voting form now and have your say.
The Golden Joystick awards - this year hosted by Peep Show's David Mitchell - are a bash not to be missed and we're giving one lucky GamesRadar reader the chance to nab two tickets to the prestigous event.
But, thanks to our friends at
Sept 06, 2007
The first ever bar-coded item to be scanned at a retailers was a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. 'Typewriter' is the longest word that can be spelt using only the top row of letters on a keyboard. Donald Duck's middle name is 'Fauntleroy'. What's not to love about trivia? Those little nuggets of seemingly useless info harboured in your noggin, called upon to fill the void when the conversation goes uncomfortably quiet or when an innocuous keyword prompts its surprise
Sept 04, 2007
Games have to be made, of course. Theyre created from scratch, not born with their daddys nose, with developers piecing them together down to the genetic level. So, its no shock to see them changing and evolving as they head towards commercial release: HUD tweaks, visual improvements, character makeovers, gobs of spit ‘n polish and the like.
While all games go through a sequence of iterative facelifts, some go through a complete reinvention. Others get scrapped completely,
Aug 31, 2007
Ah, the life of a game's character. Born into a custom-made world, forced to live out a life that's been scripted already, doomed to die a million times at the hands of men, women and children. If you're successful, you might get to do it all over again in a similar sequel. But what if you were so popular you were given the shot at doing something else? Want to be a kart driver? Want to get into music?
These are the games that spawned new games. New games that actually worked.
If you never see the point of buying every yearly update of EA's sports titles, EA's about to give you one: from September 1 it will begin shutting down the online servers for most of its 2006-edition sports titles.
As of that date, the online gameplay options on games like FIFA World Cup 2006, NBA Live 06, Madden 06 and Tiger Woods 06 will be rendered useless on all formats including PC.
This means you'll have to purchase the newer editions of the games to continue the fight via the web, or
Jan 29, 2008
Conflict: Denied Ops (PC)
The PC version is by far the best of the three from the recent hands-on we had with the game. A co-op shooter that allows you to switch between characters at the push of a button, this works well online or off. It's a tad generic, but there are some nice moments in here. Worth a look for shooter fans.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (DS)
After a somewhat anticlimactic showing on Xbox 360 and PS3, PES returns for a second kick at the goal on Nintendo's handheld
Thursday 12 July 2007
Just because it's E3, it doesn't mean you have to leave your sense of style at home. But many do. And over the next three days we'll be sneakily snapping, posting and ridiculing the worst stylistic offenders, mostly for our own amusement.
Walking round like an advertising billboard is not a good look. Wearing fifteen lanyards at once does not make you look important, it makes you look like a cock. Look at the company bosses. What are they wearing? A LocoRoco rucksack, a
Thursday 12 July 2007
Yep, there's games. And quite a few of them. But man cannot live by gaming alone and GamesRadar was hoping this year to grab a few eyefuls of the expected swim suited booth babes at this years show. But there aren't any.
This year, it's all about grey businessmen and sensible looking developer types in the obligatory uniform of chinos and cell phone holsters. Not to be deterred from the (franky pathetic) charge of a cheap thrill, GamesRadar is right now stalking the show,
Friday 6 July 2007
Ever been ogling a hottie only to discover she or he isn't the 'she' or 'he' you first thought? It's OK, don't be embarrassed, you're not turning gay (or straight, depending) - some characters just aren't easily sexed. No, we don't mean the naughty business - we mean telling whether they're a boy or a girl.
We've compiled a list of the most unisex-looking characters around and pose the question: Can you tell if they've got an 'inny' or an 'outy'? Erm... so to
Screenshots are static images used to show off a game in the best possible way. Or at least that's the general idea. Normally, promotional pics are veritable works of art, carefully composed to ensure that they catch the eye with a certain degree of impact. Sometimes, however, we receive shots so dull that the only thing they could possibly sell is ditchwater.
Here for your utter tedium, then, are 30 of the most boring screenshots that have ever been captured. Note that these are all official