A third Ghostbusters movie arrives in theaters this week, after decades of trying to revive the comedy sci-fi series. But for many fans, including some of the folks who made Ghostbusters, the third movie was a 2009 video game.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES was infamous for being super hard. For many, the game unbeatable. On the PC, though, that was actually true!
Yes, that’s Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates pretending to walk around in a level from DOOM and firing a shotgun at a demon marine.
These days, people think of Naughty Dog as the company behind the Uncharted series, but it didn’t start that way. The company’s first game was a swords ‘n sorcery RPG called Keef The Thief, published by Electronic Arts.
It’s now standard practice to release a game at retail and digitally at the same time, but that wasn’t the case in 2007. Warhawk was a trendsetter, but it was a bumpy road.
There have been some weird controllers made for video games over the years. Namco’s NeGcon was one of the strangest, but it was awesome.
There were good reasons for the Fear Effect games to catch your eye during the PlayStation era, including the stylish art and the mature (for the time, anyway!) storytelling. But what most remember is the crass marketing campaign that exaggerated a relationship between the two female leads.
Some people have always lived in a world where Sonic the Hedgehog shows up on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo platforms, but it wasn’t always that way. In January 2001, the company announced it would stop making its own hardware and go third-party.
It would have been cool if the father of modern zombies ended up adapting the biggest zombie franchise in video games, but it wasn’t mean to be.
If people remember 1997's overhead shooter Postal for anything, it’s the controversies that always seemed to surrounded it.
In retrospect, it made complete sense. Too bad it never happened again!
Few game reveals are more anticipated a brand-new Legend of Zelda game, but nothing touches the intense reaction Twilight Princess generated at E3 2004.
Uno was one of Xbox Live Arcade’s best games in the early years, a fact that’s been somewhat forgotten because all anyone can remember are endless penises.
Tomb Raider has been in good hands for the last decade or so, thanks to the steady hand of Crystal Dynamics. Before they took over, though, the series had become a disaster, and Angel of Darkness was its trainwreck.
We Dare was more famous for its commercial than its gameplay, largely because the backlash to the trailer was so strong that Ubisoft basically cancelled it.
When the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 arrived, people expected open world experts Rockstar Games to come blaring out of the gate with something truly next-gen. What they got was something surprising: a table tennis game.
Video games change a lot between announcement and release, but most of that happens under the hood. What the game looks like is usually set in stone. But that’s not true of every video game, and it certainly wasn’t true for Borderlands and Team Fortress 2, games that looked very different by the time they shipped.
When Final Fantasy VII arrived in 1997, it was unlike anything I’d ever played before. Late nights, lots of grinding, and hundreds of hours later, I’d reached the end. A few friends were watching as I took down the final boss, and we eagerly waited for the ending to play out. What we saw was...uh, unexpected.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was one of the most anticipated games ever. 1998’s Metal Gear Solid blew everyone away with its attention to detail and imaginative world. The sequel, one of the first big PS2 games, would herald Solid Snake’s triumphant return. Snake came back...but not for the entire game.
The open world Fallout 3 that Bethesda Game Studios shipped in 2008 was not the original idea for a third Fallout game. Until it was cancelled in 2003, Fallout 3 was to be a turn-based RPG in the same vein of the original two games.