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[Many video games build upon the concepts and mechanics of their forerunners. Off-Brand Games examines those that draw just a little too much... inspiration.] I played the original Ratchet & Clank for the first time t...


 

id's upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE is still almost a year away, but why should we wait that long before getting to blast some of the ugliest mutants this side of Total Recall? In order to keep the hype going for the full game, id has released RAGE on the iPhone as an on-rails shooter. Now that's good advertising!  


 

I picked up my first guitar when I was in elementary school, and I asked my father -- an amateur guitarist who strummed along along to David Bowie vinyl records for fun -- to teach me a basic chord. It wasn’t 15 minutes...


 

Ridge Racer 3D is one of two racing games available for the 3DS at launch, and since the other one is part of GameLoft's Asphalt series, there's really only one choice.  Ridge Racer 3D's overall goal seems quite clear --...


 

A title called Rebuild of Evangelion Sound Impact is coming from Namco Bandai, and it sounds like one of the many strange things that comes out of Japan that we'll probably never play. But wait: Grasshopper Manufacture is lis...


 

Codemaster will end online play for GRID for PS3 and PC. It's always a sad day when online ends for a good game. For some reason the Xbox 360 online play will live on. For now. "After three years of service, 2008's Race Drive...


 

It's like MonkeyPaw reads my mind. They keep cranking out import PSOne titles for the PlayStation Network that I've been wanting. This week they've announced two new titles for PSN: Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou. I wanted a...


 

Rhythm Heaven Wii is coming to North America later this year, which has doubled the amount of 2011 Wii games that are worth half a crap. Yes, we now have two games to look forward to this year, instead of just one! Some peop...


 

Capcom has announced a massive Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box bundle that allows you to put all of those old copies in a box and never look at them again. The Anniversary Box, set to be released on September 8, can only b...


 

Capcom has announced a massive Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box bundle that allows you to put all of those old copies in a box and never look at them again. The Anniversary Box, set to be released on September 8, can only b...


 

Usually, downloadable games on Xbox Live can only offer 200 Gamer Points' worth of Achievements. The HD reissues of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, however, will offer 1,000 Points each, boasting full-fledge...


 

Is there any sport more badass than Rugby? I think not. The fact that there isn't a more prominent Rugby presence in the US is puzzling; it's basically football, but better. Nevermind the fact that people do things like this...


 

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, which has been around for a while under the name Rocketbirds: Revolution, is getting a port over to the PSN and will be out either late 2011 or early 2012. The game is currently available for ...


 

Back in February, Cave Story creator Daisuke 'Pixel' Amaya, revealed that he was hard at work on a new game tentatively titled Rockfish, for iOS. It features the same visual style of its predecessors and follows the adventure...


 

[Update 2: Capcom has since clarified and corrected GameSpot's original report -- there are no current plans to bring these titles to retail. Make sure you've got the bandwidth then, I guess.] [Update: As reader JawMuncher po...


 

Capcom has released new screenshots of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, both of which are getting the high-def treatment later this year. Resident Evil 4 will be first, launching on Xbox 360 via Games on De...


 

Gravity Interactive Inc. has announced a new game for the iPhone and iPad based on the popular MMORPG Ragnarok Online. The game -- named Ragnarok Violet -- will be a single-player RPG set in the same universe as the MMORPG. ...


 

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is just around the corner (September 9, to be exact) and as we all know, no sporting event would be complete without an official videogame tie-in. While the game itself isn't due out until August 26, ...


 

In the new downloadable content for Red Faction: Armageddon, "Path to War," you get to take part in the destruction of Mars' Terraformer. Screw you, oxygen! This add-on is available now on Xbox Live (560 Microsoft Points) an...


 

I've been working on a import review of Minna no Rhythm Tengoku (known as Rhythm Heaven Wii in the U.S.) for almost a month now. Problem is, I just don't have the skills to unlock everything in the game. Though it has incred...


 

If you read our preview of Red Orchestra 2, you might be anxious to see some actual gameplay. Tripwire Interactive just released a high-definition video showing off a couple minutes worth. It's very hectic, and many differen...


 

The latest game from ACE Team and Atlus hasn't got a PlayStation Network release date pinned down yet (for now, it's a simple "soon"), but Rock of Ages has made it over to Steam. This version includes bonus content like a fam...


 

At first glance, Rapala for Kinect sounds like it would be the same old song and dance. Motion controlled fishing game? Yeah, been there done that. But after watching the trailer, it has come to my attention that you can pun...


 

Shmup classic R-Type was released on Android yesterday, and you can grab it for 2.99 euro or $4.12 on the Android Market. For that price you get a mobile port with 3 control options to fit your playstyle, as well as a free t...


 

This may not be Red Bull's first foray into the gaming world, but hopefully this new entry into the digital arena will help gain the franchise a new audience. Red Bull X-Fighters just released on XBLA for the tidy s...