You’ve already heard what Gavin has had to say regarding the early taste of Destiny. You’ve probably already ignored him, because what do Liverpool supporters know, amirite? I had a blast playing Destiny this weekend, an experience that I documented and went over. Here’s five things from the recent beta that impressed me, because you can totally trust a guy who has no strong feelings one way or the other to your favourite football teams.
Seven years. In video game terms, that’s a lifespan that is equivalent to a sneaky fart in an elevator. And yet in such a short amount of time, Ubisoft has managed to create one of the biggest franchises on the planet. Games, books, comics, action figures and more have been born out of Assassin’s Creed. And over the years, it has evolved into something magnificent.
Fatalities are to Mortal Kombat what a fat child is to a chocolate company: Absolutely pitiful without it. Having been around for two decades now, Mortal Kombat has carved a bloody niche in the gaming industry with solid kombat that is bolstered by gruesome finishing moves. Not all Mortal Kombat fatalities have been brilliant however. In fact, some of them have been downright daffy. And these five are the worst of the lot.
Samsung is primarily a technology company, and not the first thing that’ll pop in to your head when somebody starts talking about higher end, enthusiast imaging equipment. That could start changing with the introduction of the frankly excellent NX30; a smart camera that perfectly straddles the line between enthusiast tech, and enthusiast imaging.
Microsoft may not have as many exclusives under their belt as Sony or Nintendo, but one thing they do have is a game franchise in the form of Halo. Since 2001, Microsoft, Bungie and the successor studio 343 Industries have been releasing Halo games, with would be competitors looking to earn the title of Halo. That’s a 13 year history, one that has seen the game evolve over the years.
Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. That’s a line that is often uttered by the Hulk, usually before he transforms into a green-skinned steroid rage monster and smashes stuff up like a boet in a shop that has run out of Tapout T-shirts the day before an EFC Africa pay-per-view. But he’s not the only Hulk around. Say hello, to the Red Hulk.
I may be a fan of the source material, but the recent Naruto games have been anything but revolutionary. Not since the sublime Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 that was released way back in 2010 have the sequels managed to reach that benchmark. The next ninja chapter however, might just have a fighting chance to do so at long bloody last. Believe it!
A little while ago there was a short run of articles where every writer here on Lazygamer had the chance to force their top ten games down your throat. You then had the chance to tell them either how incredible or incredibly stupid said list was, and it seems like the consensus was that the intern at the time didn’t really know what he was talking about.
We've looked at a variety of differences between the world's two most popular MOBA this week. For the final entry in this series, its time to crunch the numbers. How many players are there? How do the numbers stack up? It might not determine which game is best, but it certainly will tell us which one reigns supreme (for now).
When it comes to these MOBA, one of the most important parts is which character you play as. Called Champions in League of Legends and Heroes in Dota 2, there are different approaches to design and release, as well as their various roles. Oh, and don't forget the controversies about copying.
Dota 2 and League of Legends aren't just wildly popular games for people to play, they have revolutionized eSports. With regular tournaments and championships with massive prize pools, they have upped the ante for other eSports games, too. But of course, there are differences in this regard.
No, this isn't an article to debate which community is more likely to say foul things about your mother or sexual orientation or both. In the second part of this series comparing the two popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs), it's time to see how they get their communities involved in discipline, design and eSports.
Firefly or Babylon 5? Superman or Batman? Star Wars or Star Trek? There are so many geek debates that we could enter into, but the latest and most ferocious is League of Legends (LoL) or Dota 2? Both are wildly popular games in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre - so what sets them apart?
So I got my first hands on time with Evolve last night and it has got me thinking about my previous views on the game and whether or not, shock horror, I was wrong.
Earlier this week our friends over at egmr.net posted an article, with author Caveshen claiming that he wants Destiny to fail for the good of all gamers. Now I’m all for winding people up to get a discussion going but Destiny failing will truly help no one - except perhaps some whiny indie who thinks he is better than everyone else.