The problem with cult classic games is that the cults often aren't big enough to justify the making of sequels. That's the case with Beyond Good & Evil (2003), which is definitely the greatest game about a green-lipsticked, stealth-heavy heroine and her pig-faced sidekick. Please don't try and argue with us.
Division III football players usually have as much of a shot at playing in the NFL as our dead grandma but the age of technology has opened up things a bit for anyone with an arm and a camera to turn some heads. If your arm is strong enough, your video is flashy enough and some awful team is desperate enough, anything can happen.
Subscription-based MMOs have it rough -- They've got to prove themselves worthy of your money month in or month out, or you'll stop paying and playing, as will your friends. A game can go from a promising up-and-comer to a flat-lining invalid in a matter of weeks.
The Binding of Isaac is one of those elusive indies that PC snobs lord over their console bros to prove their superiority. The game, which has been compared to The Legend of Zelda, lets you play as a naked Biblical character who hides in his mom's basement when he hears God has ordered his dad to sacrifice him.
Sony may be stubbornly refusing to lower the price of its slow-selling Vita handheld, but at least retailers are stepping up to toss in some awesome stuff in for free in order to make the system a sexier buy. Maybe not Kate Upton sexy, but certainly at least Mileena sexy.
When a game is available in cheaper and more expensive versions, it rarely makes sense to spring for the more expensive version before you start playing. Ash II: Shadows, though, is an exception. If you're in to the genre, you may as well buy the full version upfront.
Executives who work for gaming giants tend to speak in dull platitudes about the competition, so it's always refreshing to see a suit not only take the gloves off, but pick one up and smack a rival in the face with it.
The best and worst aspect of email and instant messaging is that they make it easy to blow people off and give you at least a glimmer of hope that your recipient hasn't seen your unreturned messages. Now Facebook wants to zap all the uncertainty away, updating the Facebook Messenger app so message-senders will be able to tell that recipients have seen messages.
Games based on TV shows, especially comedies, usually turn out like blind dates -- bloated, lacking personality and wastes of money that take all too long to end. But developers and publishers keep trying, so that's why we're getting new games based on Family Guy and South Park, despite even the series' most devoted fans having long since given up hope that they'd be worthwhile.
Sometimes Sony's $50-a-year PlayStation Plus program is worthwhile, but most of the time it leaves subscribers thinking "Now why am I giving you guys $50 a year again?" Sony is aware enough that there's a problem to send out marketing surveys asking gamers how they feel about different offerings and pricing.
While it's tough to find the bright side of not only totaling your hot car, but splitting it into separate pieces, and getting to live to wreck another day is always a plus. Such was the experience of a Vancouver man whose Audi ended up burning on someone's lawn as he sat nearby, trying to make sense of the situation.
We don't envy BlackBerry owners who are stuck on the pot for long stretches. What do they do when they're caught up on their email? They certainly don't have many games to choose from. Just about all the good stuff heads to iPhones, with Android devices picking up the scraps.
An Xbox360 that comes with Kinect for $99 sounds good, especially since a low-end mode costs twice that. Microsoft is reportedly sticking that price tag on Xbox 360s, with a huge catch: Suckers who buy it have to sign up for a $15 monthly fee for two years.
You can't really blame her for being addicted to your awesomeness. It's understandable that she is unable to stop calling and texting and begging you to take her back. Neither firm requests to stop harassing you, nor blocking her number, does the trick. It's time to go nuclear and change your phone number.
There are two ways to look at downloadable content: That publishers are holding back some good stuff in order to bleed some more money out of you, or that the new stuff is a sign that they've been hard at work making new levels and maps, extending the life of your purchase.
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