CHEATS - Grand Theft Auto: LIberty
We're the world's greatest cheat site and therefore
we should acknowledge Rockstar's efforts for giving
gamers what they want! They load their games chock full
of cool pushbutton codes that inspire all kinds of experimentation
therefore increasing the replay factor. They also encourage
responsible gaming - making sure you play the game as
intended before cheating - by punishing you with corrupted
save files if you attempt to beat the system. We think
Rockstar is tops for their dedication to the culture
VISUALS - Dead Or Alive 4
That expensive new Xbox 360 that you waited overnight
for finally paid off when you got a gander at Team Ninja's
latest Tour de Force. Dead Or Alive 4 sports the best
looking graphics we've ever seen in a game to date.
We've actually swam in water that didn't look as realistic
nor as inviting as the pools of liquid in this game.
Not to mention that the DOA babes are also easy on the
eyes. We were under the impression that fighting in
G-strings and unsupportive upper garments would be uncomfortable
for the women of DOA, but apparently we have been grossly
PRETENTIOUS GAME TITLE - Peter
Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game Of The Movie
Give me a break. Yeah, we get it no need to insult our
intelligence. Our only wish is that they make a movie
based on the game and then another game based on that
movie and they call it: Peter Jackson's King Kong:
The Official Game Of The Movie: The Movie - The Official
Game Of The Movie. It would have to come on
two discs just so the title could be written on it.
course if Kong himself wanted the title that way, do
you think anyone would have argued with him? Q.
What do you let a 25 foot tall gorilla call his official
video game adaptation? A. Anything he wants!
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GAME IN DEVELOPMENT FINALLY RELEASED - THE
We first previewed this game back in 2002 (it might
have even been 2001) and it finally saw the light of
day in late 2005. We were beginning to wonder if it
was ever going to come out. Often times when games are
delayed and delayed some more, that could spell problems
for the final product, however we're happy to report
that Lionhead Studios produced a compelling game jam-packed
with features and playability. CCC even nomimated The
Movies for PC Game Of The Year.
BAD ASS GAME CHARACTER - THE PUNISHER
Frank Castle has never typed LOL in an e-mail. Ever.
That's how tough he is. His first appearance in Marvel's
Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974 (32 years ago!) only
hinted at the avenging avenger of vengeance that he
would become in the early 90's and he remains that way
today. Although Mssr. Castle has appeared in a number
of video games over the years, none of them have captured
the essence of the character until Volition took matters
into their own hands. The Punisher game featured numerous
creative ways to shuffle bad guys off this mortal coil
enjoyed trying everyone of them. No character in 2005
kicked as much ass on the small screen as Marvel's most
violent vigilante did. In any event, in case he found
out about our overdue parking tickets, we decided to
simply snail mail his award. No sense taking unecessary
risks, you know. That dude can be quite the stickler
when it comes to the law....
ONLINE EXPERIENCE - XBOX LIVE
Paying for online only sucks because paying for things
sucks. However when you pay for something and it eliminates
all sorts of pain and suffering, agony and frustration,
it's worth the money. Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold service
is the current standard when it comes to playing online.
Getting online is a breeze, locating friends is easy,
stat tracking is painless and the servers you play on
are state of the art. The ability do download demos
and trailers directly to your HD is brilliant, but we
really don't think much of the Marketplace idea. In
fact, we think it's a rip off. Paying for new game content
isn't a bad thing - as long as it's worthwhile such
as entirely new collection of levels etc. Paying for
a new costume or weapon is ludicrous as that's something
that should be free to the gamer as a cheat or a bonus.
Don't make us pay for bonus content. That's just cheap.
Here's hoping Sony gets it together and creates something
equally as appealing and painless for taking the PS3
online later this year.
GUILT COMPLEX - SHADOW OF THE
Spoilers! Don't read ahead if you plan to play
SotC. How does ALL boss battles sound to you?
That's what SotC was: 16 huge boss battles with the
largest bosses ever assembled for a video game. Not
only were the battles intense and challenging, but extremely
satisfying once you get the big lumbering brutes to
crash to the ground. If that wasn't enough - the developers
later messed with your head and gave you perhaps the
world's first guilt complex in a videogame. When a game
is able to make an emotional impact on you like that,
it's easy to begin to understand the evolution games
have made within the last decade. If you haven't already
played this game...why are reading this part? I told
you NOT TO!
ARTISTIC FLAIR - ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
The 4 color pages of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book
literally came to life in a creative partnership between
Treyarch and Marvel. USM writer Brian Michael Bendis
and artist Mark Bagley had their fingerprints on almost
the entire production and the end result was the best
looking comic book game to date. With comic panels and
speech bubbles popping up during gameplay it really
was like playing an interactive comic book. Unfortunately
some of the gameplay wasn't quite up to the standards
of the previously released Spider-Man 2 game, but USM
managed to set itself apart quite nicely. We're hoping
for a sequel in the interim between USM and Spider-Man
3, but fat chance that's going to happen.
GAME PERIPHERAL - RE4 CHAINSAW
Now you can purchase your very own implement of ultimate
destruction replica for just 3 easy payments of $19.99!
Be the master of disaster with this authentic looking
3/4 size chainsaw faithfully recreated down to the finest
detail. Make this exquisite piece a part of your growing
macabre collection today! Operators are standing by!
Order now! Now that's a salespitch I'd watch with gusto
at 2:00 am.... I guess Resident Evil 4 isn't violent
enough...so this bloodspattered controller should do
the trick nicely, eh? We don't know of anyone who bought
this and it wasn't sent to us for review...so we're
only basing our award on pure looks as we have no clue
as to whether it actually works well. But how could
it not? It's just so darned cute! C'mere you little
chainsaw wainsaw you....giggle...tee hee...
IDEA EVER (FOR GAMERS) - NO LATE
In January 2005 participating Blockbuster Video stores
stopped charging late fees. While the program was initially
confusing, renters soon figured out they could keep
a game or a movie for a month and only pay the regular
price for the rental as well as a $1.75 "restocking"
fee when they finally returned it. For some of you this
meant you could really get some mileage out of a rental;
for others it meant you had to start renting at the
place down the street because Blockbuster didn't have
any decent games or movies any more. Quietly some of
the Blockbusters went back to charging late fees (In
certain stores in the US) so be sure to inquire as to
whether your local Blockbuster is still participating
in the "No Late Fees" program before you kidnap
DOA4 for the next month and wind up with a late fee
that'll wipe that game-hogging grin clean off of your
greedy little face.