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Splinter Cell: The most awesome breakdance ever – by a corpse (Game Glitch Friday)

In Game glitches on November 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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Sometimes in a game when a character model or any other physical object falls on the floor or clashes with a solid object like a door for instance, a rather freaky collision glitch can result which means anything from a box to a corpse can end up flopping around ungainly like it’s possessed by a demon.

Perhaps one of the most extreme (and most amusing) examples of this was videoed from gameplay footage of Splinter Cell: Double Agent, when the player attempts to hide away an enemy body only to see it break in to a spectacular and physics-defying breakdance along a wide platform.

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The maddest Doom conversions (Game mods of the week)

In Game mods on November 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

One of the awesome granddads of first person shooters, Doom, was first released nearly twenty years ago and yet it remains much loved.

This is thanks in part due to its pioneering of the great potential for both 3D graphics in computer games, and the first person shooter genre. Of course all the bloody gorgeous action helped as well.

Another aspect which has kept the original Doom’s popularity going strong is the game’s openness to a high level of customisation; the whole process behind this is even documented extensively on Wikipedia.

Therefore since its original release a countless amount of player-made mods have been created for Doom (and its sequel Doom II), many of which are inspired by other games or other parts of popular culture.

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The most ridiculously expensive gaming replica figures

In Feature on November 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Fans of one of today’s popular gaming series can pretty much guarantee they can find relevant replica figures across online stores and in specific street shops even, if you happen to be interested.

While a lot of these figures are fairly basic and can be bought for under £20 each, there are some insanely detailed alternatives available to buy, albeit from niche manufacturers who will sell their work for rather crazy prices.

To get the best quality gaming action figures on offer, you’ve got to have plenty of disposable income available and perhaps be somewhat unhinged, before you even contemplate ordering one of them. Here are just five incredible examples of ridiculously expensive gaming replica figures you can order online. (Not including life-size statues)

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Batman moves from Arkham City to Gotham City (Game Glitch Friday)

In Game glitches on November 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

In the previous few years we’ve seen some pretty fine Batman games, the first one taking place at the daunting supervillain-filled psychiatric hospital, Arkham Asylum, before the sequel expanded to a small diabolically transformed suburban prison known as Arkham City.

With the success of these previous two games, another entry from developers Rocksteady seems likely, with rumours suggesting a prequel rather than a sequel is on the cards.

Whatever comes next, a noticeably popular request from fans across the web is to see the next game take place across Batman’s area of residence, the fictional Gotham City.

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The “real life” cars in the Grand Theft Auto 5 second trailer

In Feature on November 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm

One of many cool things about playing the Grand Theft Auto series particularly if you’re a fan of cars (like me) is seeing and driving all the various vehicles which feature.

Since Grand Theft Auto 3 and the following sequels, we’ve seen a lot of cars including many saloons, roadsters and supercars which have clearly been designed with heavy inspiration from famous real life creations.

The next upcoming entry in the series, Grand Theft Auto 5, will be no exception in this case. Having watched the second trailer released earlier this month, one couldn’t help but notice all the various cars up close and be reminded of some real life models both classic and modern.

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A horse’s rampage and more in Grand Theft Auto 4 (Game mods of the week)

In Game mods on November 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm

A horse walks into a bar and the bartender gets shot in the face with a shotgun after making a long face joke, before that same horse starts shooting or stabbing to death everyone inside the building before it gets gunned down by a police officer.

Sounds crazy I know, but that’s not just some bizarre “joke” I made up but in fact some of the things you can possibly wound up doing on Grand Theft Auto 4 thanks to user made mods.

Yes since the Grand Theft Auto series struck serious gold after its first entry with a 3D graphics engine (GTA3 of course), that and all games onwards have been released on multiple platforms including PC and made a colossal bucket load of money.

The PC versions of the past few Grand Theft Autos including the most recent entry to date (Grand Theft Auto 4 of course), has been subject to thousands of player created mods both small and large.

Today we are looking at some relatively small but hilarious mods for GTA4 on the PC, which allow you to swap the standard player character model for an animal either real or fictitious.

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Classic games to be revived by Kickstarter

In Feature on November 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Is there an old and classic computer game you’d like to see revitalised for the latest modern generation regardless of its popularity or obscurity?

Well thanks to websites like Kickstarter such dreams can become the reality for you and like-minded people. If you’re not familiar with what Kickstarter it is a website where members of the public can receive funding for a project of theirs or back the projects of others.

These crowd funded projects can lead to the making of a large variety of things including indie films, music, food products and computer games, the latter of which can be released online digitally. Typically when someone makes a donation to a project they’ll get a special reward in return like a thank you credit, a branded t-shirt or the chance to test out the supported product.

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Halo: Crazy Master Chief and the magic banshees (Game Glitch Friday)

In Game glitches on November 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm

In today’s feature for Game Glitch Friday we take a look at the popular Halo series and all of its crazy shenanigans.

The latest entry to the Halo series, Halo 4, has been out in stores for less than a week at the time of writing, which means many gamers are presumably still playing it to death as we speak; discussing the single player campaign, winning or failing at multiplayer and teabagging everyone in sight.

With a popular gaming series the discovery of gaming glitches is inevitable and quite a few have been recorded to video over the ten-plus year history of the Halo series.

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Star Wars meets Call of Duty (Game mod of the week)

In Game mods on November 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

The ultra-mega-large Star Wars franchise has been more the talk then usual recently, thanks to last week’s shock announcement that Disney had purchased LucasArts, the company which owns the rights to all the Star Wars property.

Furthermore three new Star Wars films for the series are already on the cards, with episode VII marked for a 2015 release and two more entries arriving within the following four years.

With Disney’s purchase in mind, Gaming Kick surveyed the internet to find whether Star Wars gamers could mesh its beloved series with other franchises owned by Disney.

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30 bizarre gaming controllers

In Feature on November 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

You play a computer game; you play it with either a controller or with a keyboard and mouse possibly if you’re on the PC. This is the tradition; so long you’re not throwing a Wiimote or your limbs near a Kinect of course.

The game controller is not only a vital part when playing computer games but in some cases it can become an icon in its own right. Think of the amount of merchandise which has been created based on the design of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller or the Sony Playstation controller which has changed little in terms of basic design after three generations of consoles.

Over the past few decades we have seen both console makers and third party organisations come up with curios and varied designs for controllers to give players a new and in theory “enhanced” way to play our games.

Many of these ambitious or unorthodox approaches have seen the creation of controllers which can be best described as infamous, absurd or just downright bizarre.

In recognition Gaming Kick has compiled thirty of the most bizarre computer game controllers ever sold on markets worldwide.

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Mass Effect: Commander Shepard can’t drive (Game Glitch Friday)

In Game glitches on November 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Welcome to the first edition in what is intended to be another recurring feature here on the Gaming Kick website, it’s Game Glitch Friday.

Anyone who dedicated their time to gaming on a frequent basis has almost certainly at some stage come across some glitches while playing, moments where things don’t go according to plan (or rather what was programmed to happen).

The vast majority of games in the industry now are tested extensively to iron out any bugs or glitches, and we also get patches released online to remove flaws. Even so now and then you could be playing a game when all of sudden something weird and unplanned will disrupt your experience.

The results of game glitches can be frustrating, but they can also be hilarious, awesome or creepy even.

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