Some of those temple bosses are especially vivid in the memory. A giant lizard lurked deep within Death Mountain’s temple, and could only be stopped by throwing bombs down its gullet. At the end of the Forest Temple, Link finds himself locked in a creepy room of hung portraits, frantically scanning the landscapes with bow drawn, searching for the ghoulish phantom echo of Ganondorf thundering towards him on his menacing black steed. And in the game’s final confrontation, Link plays a desperate game of magical tennis with the evil man himself, batting balls of magical energy back and forth with terrifying alacrity, waiting for a chance to strike with the sword. … [Read more...] about Zelda: Ocarina of Time at 20 – melancholy masterpiece changed games forever
The song, when it comes, is a moment of understanding between the game and the player. You’re not just a participant any more. You’re a creator. “This is a moment,” it tells you. “Don’t let go of it”. It’s a progression of the form, it’s a masterpiece of expressionist narrative and – without exaggeration – it is my favourite single moment from any piece of culture that I have ever experienced. If Red Dead Redemption 2 can top that – if it can even come close – I’ll be astounded. … [Read more...] about Do we need Red Dead Redemption 2 when the first provided gaming’s best moment?
'I've absolutely loved listening to the Spiceworl' album, it's made me feel very nostalgic and I'd love to get back on stage with the girls and perform for you all again. … [Read more...] about Mel C transforms into a computer game avatar as she fights her rival with electric beams in tense brawl for her new music video Blame It On Me
'Typically the enthusiasm of the average stick-chaser is their downfall. The dog runs to retrieve the stick with great energy and if the stick lands end-on just as the dog catches up with it, the forward momentum of the dog will force the stick through the back of the dog’s throat or under the tongue,' he said. … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t use sticks as toys’: Urgent warning to dog owners after Border Collie named Dash suddenly fell ill during a game of fetch – before X-ray revealed the alarming reason
The Germans began shooting first, but England's aim was better. From a Gary Neville long throw, Shearer won the penalty box header, Paul Scholes chased to return the ball smartly across goal, and with Oliver Kahn stranded Christian Ziege had to clear from under his crossbar under pressure from Owen. Midway through the half Jens Jeremies engineered a shooting chance for Mehmet Scholl, but his underhit effort was easily saved by David Seaman with the unmarked Ulf Kirsten unseen at the far post. … [Read more...] about England put an end to 34 years of hurt