We're just days away from playing "Madden NFL 13," and by now you've seen the commercials featuring Ray Lewis and Paul Rudd, wherein Rudd breaks just about every video game code in the book. So we thought, hey, let's draft up the official Madden Code, so that we may help diffuse the intense Madden-based conflicts before they escalate, by providing rules of etiquette. Below are the 10 rules that any honorable player must uphold. We wish we had these to consult when we were growing up, it would've saved us from a lot of broken controllers/faces/friendships.
1. Never, EVER peek at the other guy's play selection screen.
Surreptitiously check out his girlfriend/wife/sister/mom, that's fine. But surreptitiously check out his formation, that's a chode move.
This Tuesday night on "Guy Code," our experts investigate that unavoidable hobby that tends to galvanize you and your friends while infuriating all your girlfriends: video games. But we've come a long way from the days of pimply dudes huddled up in the basement with empty cans of Surge and pizza boxes strewn about. I mean, yes, that scene still thrives, but now the gaming world is far less insular, and is more of a snapshot of mainstream culture. And that means girls are gaming more than ever. This is a wonderful thing. A girl sees you talking to your friends over a headset while shooting up zombies, and she's less likely to think you're an asocial nerd. And it even means you could end up finding a girl who will play video games with you. But is that always a good thing? We've compiled the pros and cons of dating a gamer girl:
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What's better than geeking out over EA Sports' new "FIFA 13?" Doing it with members of the European Premiere League's Tottenham Hotspurs, including their star winger Gareth Bale. The game manufacturer set up an event this week with the players to preview the game's newest features and get their heads scanned using new technology that incorporates 18 high-end cameras and 3D digital imaging. It's a system that makes the game's realism incredible.
We were able to grab Gareth for a few minutes to speak about the video game, the growing popularity of European football in the states and what he takes on the road to feel at home.
What do you think of your character in the latest version of the game?
Funny enough, I actually haven't played my newest character as of yet, but I am going to tonight. EA Sports keeps finding something new and better to add to the game and keep making it that much more realistic.
I'll be honest; I don't play many video games. That's why I'm the editor of this blog and not MTV Multiplayer. The extent of my recent gaming has been "Yahtzee Adventure," "NBA Jam" and "Madden '12" on my iPhone while sitting on the subway.
Obviously, I'm no video game expert, but I am hooked on the new app "Axeman Mobile." Yes, it's by Axe Body Spray. Yes, it's a promotional tool. And yes, I realize that sounds ridiculous. However, that also means it's free to download, plus they've created Planet AXE, which is one-part social network and one-part online gaming hub where you can exchange points for actual prizes.
As for "Axeman" itself, the basis is simple but the actual game-play is deceptively tricky. Music notes appear on the guitar fret at the bottom and you use those to shoot enemy douchebags while blocking the projectiles they throw and collecting girls in your crew to improve your health. My favorite feature is you can play along to any song on your iPod, rather than put up with annoying video game background music. I've already tried a variety of tracks and so far the following five complement "Axeman" best.
The dream of every male PC gamer has come true: Katy Perry is now a Sims character. Perry has teamed up with Electronic Arts for "The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats," the 500 millionth version of the Sims and probably the sexiest. The new game features outfits and hairstyles that Perry has worn in real life, candy-inspired furniture (a banana split couch, for example) and a version of the song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" recorded for the game by Perry herself.
Girls will probably love this game for the fashion and the bright pink colors, but guys should be just as excited because they can finally create and control their own version of Katy Perry. Oh, what things will they have her do...?
We're not going out on a limb when we say that Katy Perry is the hottest Sims character yet. However, we know our readers demand a certain level of journalistic integrity when it comes to such grand pronouncements, so we've tracked down the 10 other sexiest Sims characters. Check them out below and judge for yourself.
Springtime is a great time of year if you are a sports fan. It's even a better time if you are a fan of sports video games. You have your pick of several different professional sports leagues going on at the same time and all at different stages of their season. Whether it's baseball, soccer, basketball, MMA, hockey and of course your dad's favorite pastime, golf. With so many sports video game titles to choose from by just as many publishers, your good friends at MTV Clutch went to "work" to pick out the best video game in each sport. We figured that this is a good time of year to stop killing demon vampires, open the windows and give your thumbs something else to stay active with. So for those of you who would rather make free throws from your couch or eat sausage links rather than play on them, sit back and check out the titles we liked the best for the spring season.
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Lou Ferrigno, "World of Warcraft" and OnlineSchools.org teamed up to create a video about relationships that may or may not be sexually suggestive, depending how you interpret the Incredible Hulk holding a pug warmly against his chest while feeding a stuffed deer that rocks back and forth, all while discussing sex amongst "World of Warcraft" players.
"A survey of 'World of Warcraft' players found that 74 percent are dating other gamers," Ferrigno says. "Meanwhile, 43 percent of non-gamers are still single."
The video is apparently part of a series dubbed "The More You FerrigKnow." Great play on words and so incredibly random. We love the video, but they're setting the bar for absurdity pretty high already. By the end of this series we might see Lou Ferrigno in Vegas with a harem of prostitutes, a machete and a face full of white powder telling us about contraception.
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Convential wisdom says no--gamers do not get girls. It says they decline most social invitations to stay home, play games, eat Cheetos, talk s*** to 10-to-13-year-old boys on headsets and generally fail to perform normal human activities that would distract them from playing a video game. I'm not a gamer but I've had calls ignored by some for weeks at a time after the release of a new must-have title.
That's my image (read: stereotype) of a gamer. But that's a pretty raw generalization. It's also not necessarily true that gamers don't get girls. The narrower question posed by the infographic is, how does online gaming stack up against online dating? In reaching a conclusion, the chart points to a number of figures highlighting that the online gaming world is populated by women who have a tendency to become attracted to fellow gamers, many of them who travel long distances to meet a lover. This doesn't mean that a lot of gamer guys get girls. Absolutely, unequivocally: no. It just means that some do, and do it by meeting chicks while playing online. Now that's called a win-win.
One of the most amazing parts of the technological revolution we're living in (besides ubiquitous porn) is the fact that technology that once required an entire "entertainment system" is now DIY and can be housed on a smartphone.
With all the possibilities afforded by these advancements, where does a lot of the nerdy energy go? Fanboy video games, natch. The new "Kanye Zone" web game is just the most recent example: 8-bit video game remixes feed our insatiable demand for new ways to devour pop culture snacks. Like, YOU GET TO CONTROL ZACK MORRIS. That is almost too much awesomeness to handle. Revisiting our favorite film scenes and TV characters in some alternate "Golden Axe" universe, that is technological and cultural advancement, my friends! So in celebration, here are seven movies and TV shows that got the retro video game treatment. Read on to see how the pixelated avatars compare to the real thing. Read More...
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Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is one hell of a ball player. In 2011, AGon posted 27 homers, 117 RBIs and an impressive .338 batting average all the while making it look way too easy for us mere mortals. When we got wind that Gonzo is this year's cover athlete for the highly acclaimed video game MLB 12-The Show, we were hardly surprised.
MTV Clutch caught up with Boston's strong man along with New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia at the Sony Style store in Midtown Manhattan. Along with checking out the new title, we had a chance to speak to both of them about the video game, being in the room with their "rival" and even superheroes.