Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is indeed a picture of a man with a Wii Remote in his pants being spanked by a woman as their friends look on and cheer. It isn’t just four friends being kinky with video game controllers, however. It’s a new game from Ubisoft called “We Dare.” Dare to what? Push the boundaries of decency? Judging by the trailer, that may be the case.
Bethesda is holding a contest aimed at prospective parents: name your baby ‘Dovahkiin’ (after the fictional protagonist from the developer’s upcoming game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”), and be rewarded with a lifetime key to all Bethesda/Zenimax titles released on Steam. The child must be born on the game’s release date, which thankfully limits the number of children who could potentially have their lives ruined by stupid parents.
Add this to the already long list of silly, stupid and ultimately pointless things video game makers do to promote their work. And yes, the irony that complaining about this contest is just what Bethesda wants isn’t lost. Still, complaining is good for the soul, and it’s far more honest than jumping on the ‘Love the idea, Bethesda!’ bandwagon.
“Super Smash Bros.” is one of the few Nintendo-published franchises to never see release on a handheld. Gamers everywhere continue hoping against hope that that will change, but Nintendo has yet to officially announce a new entry for its upcoming Nintendo 3DS is in development.
One impatient fan took matters into his own hands. He created “Super Smash Land,” a Game Boy-inspired PC title. It’s what a “Super Smash Bros.” handheld game might have looked like.
The new version’s demo (the second of a proposed three) released yesterday. Hit the jump for a video of the retro-themed project, plus where to download it.
Despite the myths that us gaming types are hermits whose social lives are about as active as those of zen monks, we’re happy to report that while most of us have an affinity for destroying zombies and slaying enemies in the virtual world, we also tend to enjoy human beings during our occasional trips to reality. Unfortunately, that can sometimes be at odds with our gaming hobby and as such, it can often be necessary to combine the two by hosting a video game party.
You’ve heard the song. You might’ve eaten the breakfast cereal. Now all you’ve got to do is get onto the Pac-Man reality TV show, which is apparently in development. “The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world’s biggest game of tag to television,” said Roy Bank, president of Merv Griffin Entertainment, which is teaming up with Namco Bandai Games on the production. Bank describes the concept as a “big, crazy Wipeout-type event with a lot of energy.”
We’ve seen plenty of awesome cinematics created with the Grand Theft Auto 4 engine, like The Brothers Mario, but feature-length GTA machinima is pretty rare. The Trashmaster is an 89-minute action-drama about a garbage man who doubles as a vigilante (and who looks a lot like Niko Bellic), and it’s embedded right here.
One could probably maintain an entire blog full of impressive Minecraft feats, but Nathan Viniconis has just done something extra special: Using depth and color information from Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing camera, he’s generated gigantic statues of himself within the world of Minecraft.
Achievements have garnered both fervent supporters who view the concept as the best thing to hit the industry since the 1-Up, and those who decry it as trivial and ruinous to gaming. I’ve found myself somewhere in the middle: I’ve grown to enjoy the process of earning the achievements that I have the ability (and patience) to attain, but often lament how these bonuses have become substitutes to actual in-game unlockable content. Nonetheless, I’ve spent my fair share of hours hunting them down.
However, I realized this week just how pointless they really are at the end of the day.
Call of Duty: Black Ops’ crossbow gets short shrift when compared to the more exotic tomahawk — and for good reason: it’s fun watching one hurled across a map to find its unsuspecting mark a few seconds later. Though both require a greater degree of finesse (and some luck) than the conventional weapons, the tomahawk has become an obvious favorite in a community obsessed with catching – and viewing – one-in-a-million kills. But for a change let’s admire the runt of the weird weapon litter.
Here are a few videos highlighting the explosive crossbow. Be sure to subscribe to the respective channel if you’re suitably impressed.