As the dust settles from E3 2013, the emotions from the surprises and letdowns throughout the duration of the expo still linger. Sony may have appeared to trump Microsoft in their press conference, but this does not mean that the future of the console war is set in stone. There are many games and projects on the horizon that were not mentioned at E3. Many of us had a set list of games we were hoping to see debut at the expo in some form (Battletoads!), that unfortunately was never mentioned throughout the week. Cross your fingers in hope for the future, because we present to you our list of 10 Things Missing from E3 2013.
Coinciding with the celebration of Father's Day, we remember the various times in RPG history when we were first given the keys to modes of transportation that helped us in saving the world. Usually given to the player later on, vehicles were a sign of progression throughout the narrative of a role-playing game. After exploring various parts of the world, you were typically given a way of travel to help speed up the process of tying up loose ends in preparation for the final battle. A long time ago, when world maps were actually explorable and not simply a list to choose towns/destinations from, vehicles and animals were always highly anticipated as players walked around the world. Keep some Gysahl Greens handy and make sure the e-brake is disengaged, because we're paying homage to the 10 Best Modes of Transportation in RPGs.
Since Father's Day is meant to honor and celebrate fatherhood, it is only right that we take the time to remember the most important fathers in the video game artform with this list of the 10 Best Dads of Gaming. Biological or not, father figures can play a keen influence on the interpretation of a character. Traditionally, a good father will produce good offspring (and vice versa), but we have started to see games change this dynamic over the past two decades. Many of these dads are overlooked in their actions, whether it is getting a character ready to go out into the world, or saving it completely. Today, we pay homage to the 10 Best Dads of Gaming.
The video game medium has been a much more welcoming venue for the art of ninjitsu than most other forms of fiction, which is why we're doing a list of the 10 Best Video Game Ninjas. The incorporation of ninjas into gaming has led to a breakthrough of mechanics that probably would not have been invented otherwise, such as wall-jumping, water-running, and dagger-throwing. Ninjas have left their mark throughout the gaming universe. So save up some shurikens, stay silent and slither through the shadows as we salute the 10 Best Video Game Ninjas!
Ever wonder what your favorite game would be like as a movie? Well, wonder no more! Arcade Sushi's Cast That Game series is going to take a pain-staking look at your favorite games and, using our crack skills as connoisseurs of pop culture, figure out who to cast in this video game-turned-movie. This week's game? Gears of War!
Father’s Day is coming up. Instead of getting your dad another tie, toolset, or briefcase this year, why not get him a video game? There are tons of video games on the market that cover the likes and interests of dads everywhere
Racing games fall into two basic genres -- kart games and simulators, and only one genre can qualify for our list of the 8 Best Racing Game Power-Ups. While racing sims try to emulate the feeling of real racing as closely as possible, kart games throw that nonsense out the window in favor of making things fun. One of the most notable ways that kart racers can up the fun factor is with power-ups -- those little floating items found on every track which grant any who touch them untold power. Each game has their own hierarchy of useful and not-so-useful items, so let's smash them all together to compare which power-ups pack the most power in our list of the 8 Best Racing Game Power-Ups!
While it might be easy for players to identify the bonds that exist between two human characters in video games, there should be an acknowledgement of the non-human characters that go above and beyond the call of assistance. These characters connect to gaming protagonists in a way that most other human characters cannot and tend to exhibit an unparalleled form of dedication to their counterparts. Without these characters, the games in which they appear would not feel the same. Be prepared to do the impossible, because you're not alone as we present our list of 10 Unforgettable Non-Human Video Game Companions.
Why a list of the 10 Weirdest Mario Occupations? Wasn't Mario just a plumber? Not always. He flew through space without a spacesuit in the Galaxy series, trained and raced Yoshis in Super Mario RPG, and used a pressure washer to eradicate graffiti and pollution in Super Mario Sunshine. But for the past few decades, it seems as if Mario cannot hold onto a steady job. From first hand accounts, being a plumber is a respectable job that makes surprisingly good wages. So why have we seen Mario partake in so many obscure jobs? Because he's that damn good. It doesn't matter if he shattered Bowser's army, liberated Yoshi's Island, or kicked giant, girl-stealing apes out of the most hazardous construction sites in existence, Mario can do it all. Today, we pay homage to the overlooked parts of Mario's work resume as we explore the 10 Weirdest Mario Occupations. Let'sa go!
We here at Arcade Sushi love cake, and we love to see how creative some people can get with their video game inspired desserts. We've already done a feature on 20 Tasty Angry Birds Cakes, so let's tackle another popular iOS title -- Plants vs Zombies. Most of these cake concoctions look the same, but we're betting they all taste like flowers and sunshine instead of zombie brains and shotgun pellets. Bite down on these 10 Tasty Plants vs Zombies Cakes.