Worms 3-D
Worms ... what a long story behind this name. At one time, the appearance of Worms seemed to sum up the whole subgenre - moving it from the weight category…

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Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour
"Generals" - of course everyone knows. The caustic and somewhat fair criticism from "experienced strategists", accusing the C&C series of primitive game mechanics and the lack of conceptual progress -…

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ShellShock: Nam'67
From the screenshots, we smiled at the heads stuck on the stakes, and advertising texts promised to flood the monitors with the blood of innocent victims. Colossal cruelty, shocking realism…

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Nitro Family

What is Nitro Family? More precisely – who is it? – since we all now know that in the real world this is such a single-disc game on our shelves (now it seems to be available as a licensed one as well) 🙂 Nitro Family is such a comic book family. Like the Addams family – just simpler, smaller, more cowboyly. They have a completely different style – as if Duke Nyukem was from the backwoods and married a robber stripper and had a son – not quite a young cannibal, of course, but something like that.

And necessarily everything happens in Texas or somewhere else where there are farms, ranches, open rural expanses and gullible consumers. Because Nitro Family, it is also a contrast to the so-called new ideal Healthy Family – the joy and harmony in which is supported by Golden Bell Corporation with the help of narcotic substances, the consumption of which by a mass citizen, has become the norm in this Continue reading

Bad Boys II

The already familiar technology in the style of “playing a movie is a little ahead of the picture itself, and then they advertise each other” – obviously, in this case, it kind of crashed: the program appeared much later than the movie went through our screens (or maybe just it the success, and therefore the expediency of the toy, was in question). In this connection, to really establish in the head the connection between events in the computer and in the cinema seems to be a relatively difficult matter. Do you remember what was discussed there in this mid-level action movie, which travels mainly for actors and shootings? We don’t 🙂 In this connection, we can safely recommend forgetting about the prototype film and enjoy the game process on our own – especially since the videos in the game are of terrible quality (technically, what is the meaning), computer characters are not too similar on themselves “in life”, and a miserable story serves the sole purpose of at least somehow linking to each other crazy action episodes that speak Continue reading

Video game mania

Hertz concluded that the genie of video games was just released from the bottle. No one knows how he will act and what the results of this process will be. Over the years, it only became clear that video games are becoming more and more popular, and fears about their negative impact are not diminished.
According to the estimates of the International Game Developers Association, in 2003, official global sales of video games reached $ 28 billion, however, given the fact that most games are distributed by pirates, the real volume of this market is much larger. According to the marketing firm NPD Group, in 2004, video game sales in the United States totaled $ 5.2 billion (160.7 million copies were sold in total), which is noticeably more than the results of 2003 ($ 4.9 billion and 149 million copies). The market for video games is almost five times larger than the market for gaming programs for personal computers ($ 1.1 billion and 45 million copies). At the same time, computer games are gradually losing popularity – a year ago, this figure was 1.2 billion (52.7 million copies). Continue reading

Simulator of everything
The success story of Maxis studio began back in 1989 with the release of the first version of SimCity. The idea of ​​the game of endless construction was born by…

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Need for Speed: Underground
So, our counters are finally benefited by the next stage of the long-lived auto series - about the seventh. The word underground appeared in the title, of course, not because…

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Homeworld 2
From the first steps it becomes obvious that the subject to which the developers focused on is graphics. The policy is absolutely correct: everyone who makes a game about space…

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Alpha Black Zero: Intrepid Protocol
The game is a kind of adaptation of his testimony before the tribunal. As part of a cunningly twisted story, Alpha Black Zero managed to shoot a lot of high-ranking…

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