It's Movember, and that can only mean one thing: across the globe men are taking pride in their bristling whiskers, growing them out in the name of solidarity and raising money in the battle against prostate and testicular cancer.
But there are some cracking Mo-Bros to be found in the videogame world too. From dastardly villains to everyman heroes, the moustache can be a valuable addition to one's visage. Just look at Mario. Not enough pixels to have a mouth? A 'tache will sort it out nicely. And he's never looked back.
So this Movember, join us in paying homage to some weird, wacky and truly wonderful moustache merchants.
It's probably the worst moustache in history, a pitiful excuse for a tache, and amongst the other majestic follicular caterpillars on this list, it pales into insignificance. But it is rather distinctive, infamous even, and you do get to wipe it off of the Fuhrer's face in some cracking ways
Do you know why Alakazam and Kadabra are such powerful Pokemon? It's not because of the spoons. It's because of the psychic energy stored within their Fu Manchu facial hair.We're not even sure if it's even made of hair. But it looks good. And wise. Oh so very wise.Click here to read more...
Mates. Buds. Compadres. Amigos.
Videogames have taken a stab at true love, but when it comes right down to it, there's no deeper connection than two best mates who look out for each other through thick and thin. Allow me, therefore, to take you through ten of the greatest Bromance stories ever told.
Conventional logic dictates that this pair should be the deadliest of enemies, but nothing could be further from the truth. Every time Mario needs some more disposable income or some time away from the missus, Bowser's always happy to hook him up with a princess kidnapping and go through the motions. In an awesome display of taking one for the team, Mario was also willing to go deep inside the digestive tract of his erstwhile foe to save the world... which is quite frankly further than even the tightest of bros are willing to go. Even on a stag night.
When Commander Shepard is forced to go off the books and recruit a crack team of surly ne'er-do-wells to save the universe, there's one Turian that he knows that he can rely on time and time again. Garrus always has his back. Whether he's doling out sage advice or devastating sniper cover fire, this is one partnership that survived two games and will hopefully make it into the third.
This is a classic example of a budding bromance that was cruelly cut short. It took a .44 magnum round and several cans of petrol to drag these two apart, even after the steadfast Ghost heroically dragged his comrade in arms out of a deadly firefight and was pivotal in securing each and every objective that Task Force 141 threw at them.
A tragic end to a solid bromance that was forged- and severed- by fire.Click here to keep reading, bro!
This week's PSN roundup continues the Karate Kid Promotion, heralding some serious price cuts on a number of brawlers and fighting games. There are a couple of standout savings to be made here (including wallet-friendly price cuts on Street Fighter II: HD Remix and Mortal Kombat II), but the highlight of the promotion is Final Fight: Double Impact. It's been slashed from £7.99 to £3.99- and backs two full arcade games with unlockable trophies and metagames to complete. Why not take a look at our micro review? Hagar for mayor!
In terms of new reductions and content, Heracles Chariot Racing has received a permanent price drop to £1.99 (not bad for a half decent mini)- and Earthworm Jim HD has finally made a PSN appearance. Groovy!
(Available until the 4th of August)
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online £14.99 £11.99
Revenge of the Wounded Dragons £6.29 £3.99
Mortal Kombat 2 £3.99 £2.39
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic £7.99 £3.99
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic Time Savers Pack £1.19 £0.79
Street Fighter IV Complete Alternative Costume Pack £9.99 £4.79
Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix £11.99 £5.49
Final Fight: Double Impact £8.99 £3.99