While the ‘sick filth’ that comprises our pastime was never actually banned, not for want of trying on behalf of the tabloid press or various American principalities, it’s still fair to agree that paragons of virtue and moral integrity are few and far between in the fiction of videogames. Still, a few diamonds in the rough there are, and through a deft combination of research and well-argued self-delusion of its favourite characters, games™ brings you the definitive rundown of gaming role models.
While we await the games that will define the success of the newest generation of games machines, games™ looks back through the year at the titles that have defined their host hardware
Nothing makes a game worth playing quite like a good villain. From epic boss battles to persistent protagonists, villains tend to justify a game’s story and give the hero a reason to fight on. But what about when all’s not as it seems, and the big bad isn’t as big and, well, bad as you thought? Here, games™ collects some of gaming’s most misunderstood scoundrels…
A shot of adrenaline to the indie scene, Hotline Miami combined classic gameplay values with a punishing difficulty curve, catapulting palyers through a gaudy fever dream of mask-wearing serial killers and Eighties kitsch. Now with Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number on the horizon, games™ chats with creators Dennis Wedin and Jonatan Söderström about violence, controversy and the duo’s edgy reputation.
From Bastion to Minecraft, games™ compiles a collection of the most game changing indie titles of the last generation.
The notorious sewer-dwelling crime fighters have been a videogame mainstay for decades. games™ takes a look back at the courageous adventures of everyone’s favourite heroes in a half shell, now celebrating the 25th anniversary of their virtual debut
games™ trudges through the best (or longest) boss fights they could find to compile a list of incredibly time consuming events while they should have been working.
Dragon shouts may be all the rage these days, but we talk to The Elder Scrolls co-creator to discover why you should always respect your elders.