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Over the past decade, video game trailers have gone from blurry little montages bundled on magazine cover discs to a multi-million dollar industry that exists almost entirely separate from the actual games they're representing.


JRPGs are basically games designed to use a bunch of talking and combat as an excuse to blast killer soundtracks at you for hours and hours on end.


You silly fanboys. All these years arguing over things you thought were important, like specs, and libraries, and exclusives, and controllers, wasted. Not once have you considered the most crucial thing about a video game console: How good it looks.


There's never been a better time to play games on PC. Not only does the PC get the lion's share of the best new games, PC gamers can choose from a back catalogue that makes even the most stocked console library look paltry.


When Tim Burton's Batman hit movie theatres in 1989, superhero movies were a risky gamble that few movie studios would approach. Twenty-seven years later, movies based on The Dark Knight are pretty much a given. But which ones are the best?


It was the most destructive conflict in human history, and one that directly shaped entire generations of both creators and consumers, so it's little surprise that for the longest time the Second World War was maybe the most popular setting in video games.


Is there any video game gun more awe-inspiring than a flamethrower? Most shoot bullets, but the flamethrower? It blasts enemies with giant gouts of flame, searing them like a juicy steak. A good flamethrower will give you some of the best moments in video games, whether it's a close save from an otherwise unassailable foe or the amusing side effects of burning a pot farm.


You can judge a first person shooter almost entirely on the strengths of its shotguns. A good video game shotgun is a bold and challenging weapon; a bad shotgun is a feather duster at a distance of more than a few feet. A good shotgun makes you feel like a champion, capable of taking on the world. A bad shotgun makes you wonder why you aren't using another gun.