Hey! Guess what Gearbox announced over the weekend at PAX South? I’ll give you a clue: It wasn’t Borderlands 3. While it’ll most likely be a good couple of years before we ever see that game tackled, that doesn’t mean that the previous proper game in the series, The Pre-Sequel, has been forgotten about. In fact, it’s about to get a touch classier now when Lady Hammerlock enters the picture.
We’re knee deep in sweat, spent controller batteries and might have left a keyboard embedded in our monitors. And that’s because a bunch of us have just finished playing the open beta for Evolve. I got my first taste of the game last weekend, popping that Goliath onslaught cherry, while Zoe had to form her own fellowship of the beta in order to download the files for the lastest test version of the game. All that, and more in our latest podcast and vidcast!
We’re in the dry period of gaming right now, and we’ll take whatever we can get to pass the time for new releases. When such a game happens to be a beta for one of the more anticipated games of 2015, we’ll jump on it like dishonesty on a politician/lawyer/your mom. Right now, you can grab the open beta for Evolve on your Xbox One. And yes, it plays just fine, with minimal workarounds needed.
You’ve already read Zoe’s massive Evolve features. Or you at least plan to, because it is her birthday today and she really wants to be the final Batman of the year. If you don’t have time right now however, here’s your official look at the Stalker. Enjoy!
Another year, another leap over the top rope and into the ring with a new WWE game. But this year is supposed to be different. The teething period is over, and with long-time developer Yukes now partnered properly with 2K Games, the WWE franchise has a chance to shine again as it marries legacy with new-gen. And much like the actual TV show product, it’s a complete mess, a stale product that has no idea how to innovate and taps out before it can even reach the main event.
Man, look at all these remastered games coming out. Cheap! Quick cash-grabs! Bah! Flimshaw! Petroleum distillate! You won’t catch me being suckered into buying one of those games. Nope, no way Jose and one more thing…Is that a Borderlands Remastered Edition I spot out in the wild? I’ll uh, I’ll be right back…
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Elpis. A barren and dangerous moon orbiting the alien planet of Pandora. Majestic, scarred and teeming with life, I stood on a cliff and surveyed an outback frontier where bullets were cheap and life less so. I gazed at a herd of majestic Kragons, beasts that were content to wander aimlessly on the plains of Elpis. And then I butt-stomped the f*** out of those rock-skinned monstrosities.
I’M AFRAID I’VE GOT SOME BAAAAAAAAAD NEWS FOR YOU! WWE 2K15 is promising to revitalise the sports entertainment genre with rivalries, updated rosters and visuals that you can most definitely see. Provided that you’re getting a current-gen version that is. But if you’re stuck with an older console (A running theme today it seems), then you might be in for a WWE game that’s about to lay some Sweet Chin Music on your moderate expectations.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out this week. And we’re still looking for answers, beyond launch week. Fortunately, we managed to track someone from 2K Games down at rAge over the weekend. And we had questions. Lots of them. So grab some popcorn, throw on some wub wub music and prepare to gaze into the face of horror. Or my face to be precise.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! tells the story of everything that happened between the numbered games, and of Handsome Jack’s slow decent in to megalomania. It’s also not not actually developed by Gearbox this time, with development duties instead handled by 2K games Australia. Has that led to a decent game, or should the pre-sequel! have stayed down under?
I’m actually a little bummed that WWE2K15 is coming to the new consoles later than their aged counterparts. Not long Ago, 2K Games announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the digital slobberknocker would be released over two weeks later than the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. This makes me sad, because I’m an elitist snob.
One thing that Destiny got wrong, in my opinion, was its skill tree – which wasn’t so much of a tree as much as a linear progression of skills. Borderlands does skills so much better, I think – by actually making it a bit of a branching tree. And now you can play with Borderlands: The Pre Sequel!’s trees from the comfort of your browser.
There’s a lot of work that goes into making a video game these days. Art, motion capture and setting up a ring in your studio in order to accurately capture a DDT spine-breaker deluxe. Well, not all games go to those lengths. But WWE 2K15 certainly is putting some more effort into capturing some sports entertainment love this year. Here’s how they’re making that game smell like some of the Rock’s cooking.
WWE games were starting to get stale, they were starting to feel more repetitive than a best of 7 match between Goldberg and Gillberg, under the stewardship of THQ. After that company dissolved however, 2K Games picked up the franchise, and injected some much needed new blood back into the series. It wasn’t perfect, but for a fresh start it was most certainly headed in the right direction thanks to some superb rekindling of classic memories. And this year, expect WWE 2K15 to focus on kicking even more ass this year, thanks to the new 2K Showcase mode.