Recently, there have been more and more interesting online games coming out in China. With Monster Hunter Online and Call of Duty Online, there will be two top tier free-to-play games in the middle kingdom. While these games are only available in China, that doesn't mean enterprising players abroad can't play them.
Some people live for the thrill of intense, one-on-one fighting. They thrive on the click of arcade stick buttons and sideways glances at the player attempting to steal their thunder. Me, I just want to be a robot kicking a bear wearing a ballerina costume while dodging chickens.
Namco has released a 10-minute tutorial video for their upcoming Ace Combat: Assault Horizon game. The video gives an in-depth look at what to expect from the Close-Range Assault Mode in this fall's air-combat game.
In American football, this type of motion is called "strafing." In association football, it's jockeying. This two minute tutorial gives you another good look at the soccer sim's gameplay while educating you on the finer points of advanced defense.
If you're having trouble making any progress in the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 multiplayer demo, this tutorial video should help. Or you could just ignore it and keep sniping me for no reason.
Who reads instruction manuals any more? These days even the most complex console game arrives with just a 16-page booklet. Increasingly, we rely on in-game tutorials, and the two modes of learning they promote both have their benefits - and drawbacks.
Massively has posted an excellent article for those interested in trying out EVE Online that details exactly what you should do in order to get the most out of your free trial.