Live from New York City, it's Skylanders! It may not seem so long ago, but Skylanders is nearing the four year mark since Toys for Bob unleashed the original concept on audiences. Since then, we've seen the franchie grow, incorporarting giants and new characters which could swap body parts on the fly. Welcome to the next evolution in the Skylanders franchise.
It’s nearly time for the FIFA World Cup to swing around again and this time it’s being held in the Samba capital of the world. Brazil.
I honestly haven’t even gotten around to playing April’s PlayStation Plus games yet. Mercenary Kings sits and taunts me whenever I boot up my PS4. In fact, I think my PS+ backlog is starting to rival my Steam backlog – and it’s only set to get worse. Here are the games PlayStation Plus owners will get next month.
Yesterday’s trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition not only revealed the game’s October release date, but also revealed a spontaneous sticky wet spot on the front of my pants, letting the world know just how excited I am for the game.
Racing game purveyor Codemasters has been teasing something new of late, and job listing have hinted that the company’s been working on something "exciting new IP for digital and console platforms." That exciting new IP may yet be coming, because it’s newest game isn’t all that new, nor exciting, if we’re perfectly honest. It’s more GRID.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d be able to lie in bed and play Final Fantasy X/X-2 on a handheld; one of the best JRPGs to have ever been created is running on my Vita. I’ll just cut right to the chase, this game is awesome, and the remastered HD visuals are stunning (for the most part) and runs at a buttery smooth rate (for the most part as well).
I enjoy digital games. My digital library is enormous, and I can never lose it or have it stolen. Well, unless my identity is also stolen. But don't worry, now you can pick up Minecraft in a brick (block) and mortar store.
The new Amazing Spider-Man 2 videogame is coming soon, though it looks pretty much anything but amazing at the moment. Still, it’s always fun to swing about as Spider-Man – but it looks like Xbox One owners may have to sit this one out. All mentions of the Xbox One version of the game have been excised from the game’s official site.
The Last of Us is getting its last Season Pass content drop by way of the Grounded Bundle DLC – and it features a new mode, called Grounded, that ups the single player game’s difficulty level. It’s a little reminiscent of the much maligned Ranger mode in Metro Last Light, which gave a more difficult mode to those who pre-ordered the game. I hope paid for difficulty isn’t a trend.
Because our public holidays carry over, this coming Monday will be a day that doesn’t involve getting up early, the daily commute or hurriedly walking around the office with a stack of papers so it looks like you’re actually busy working. Instead, it’s a day to spend with family, or as the case may be, playing lots of video games. Just beware, PlayStation gamers; there may or may not be PSN maintenance on Monday.
The latest ESRB rating for Watchdogs has been released and if you are into sex, nudity, drugs, violence and alcohol then you are welcome to pop around this weekend or else you will need to hold out a little longer to get your kicks from Watchdogs which will release soon.
At the end of next month, online gaming server and matchmaking provider GameSpy will be shutting down its servers for good. This will affect every single one of the hundreds of games that utilise the service – with many losing multiplayer functionality completely. Included in the list of games that you’ll no longer be able to play online after 31 May 2014? Crysis.
I’m becoming increasingly intrigued by Bound by Flame. If you played Mars: War Logs from developer Spiders, you’d know that it was an interesting action RPG that with the right amount of polish could have been exceptional. Their previous game, Of Orcs and Men also showed incredible promise. They’re taking another stab at RPG’s with Bound by Flame, a combat-centric, choice-laden RPG in the vein of Kingdoms of Amalur.
It’s been a long dry spell for cricket fans in the video game industry. We’ve been taunted with one or two possibly good games only for them to fail at the last hurdle and end up being as useless as Kevin Pietersen’s opinions. So will the great Don Bradman save us or are we doomed for another few years?