Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick thinks the PS4 and Xbox One will outsell last generation's consoles within five years. This prediction comes after a good start to sales for both consoles this week.
Telltale Games: The Walking Dead returns for season two to horribly depress you on any device you may own. The picture above was tweeted by Telltale Games clearly depicting recurring character Omid and Clementine from season one. It is unknown how your actions in season one will affect his involvement with Clementine. He was missing from the teaser trailer below, released in October, but he plays a deeper role in Clementine’s story than expected.
I got on the phone and quizzed Ghost Game’s James Mouat on the development of Need for Speed: Rivals; a launch title racer coming to the PS4. He shared his insights working on the latest iteration of the staple racing title.
Hey! Look behind you! Yoinks! While I scuttle off with your pilfered bus tickets (VICTORY IS MINE), you can ponder to yourself just what kind of a game Thief will be on current and next-gen systems. Will superior graphics make for a grander gameplay experience? Not exactly, says Eidos-Montreal.
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the console generations of our lives. While Playstation won me over with the first and second generations of the modern console era, over the last eight years, I’ve unashamedly felt that Xbox had the best console this generation. Even though when it came to exclusive games, it had about as many of those as Star Trek had good sequels. Time to change all that then, as Microsoft has something up its sleeve for the upcoming future.
I’ve got to hand it to Microsoft, because they certainly do know how to ring every single last cent out of a product. The Xbox 360 already makes cash from Live subscriptions and advertisements, and now, it’s adding fast food to the coffers.
Move aside Playstation, because you’ve got some competition on the way. While everyone is waiting to see what Sony will be announcing on February 20 (PLAYSTATION MOVE 2!), there’s also Microsoft and their Xbox division, with codename Durango on the horizon. So what can we expect from that piece of next-gen tech? Mandatory installs, Kinect integration and multi-tasking, for starters.
SO WHAT’S EVERYONE PLAYING RIGHT NOW? Say what you like about the state of gaming today, but people are always going to vote with their wallets. And when you’ve paid some serious cash for a certain game, you’re pretty likely to spend many a night playing it, while your loved ones ask you to come back, because you’re breaking the family apart with your constant nights spent playing My Little Pony Online and I’m drifting again. Xbox number man Major Nelson recently revealed the Top 20 list of most played games for 2012, and quite frankly, no one is going to be surprised at the results.
What do you want out of your next-gen console? Do you want to impersonate Jeremy Clarkson and yell MOAR POWERRRR at the top of your lungs, or would you rather have hardware designers take a gamble and include some newer method of playing games? If there is one thing that gamers can expect though, it’s that future hardware is going to be a bit more floppy.
Much like Gavin, I too have a bit of a hard spot for specialised gaming controllers. While it may not be as bad as my love for stationary (Oh yeah, work those gel ink pens!), I’m still a complete sucker when it comes to forking out cash for one of them. And I like the look of this controller that’s aimed at the Tomb Raider crowd. Like, this much. No maybe this much!
A while back, we had a look at an interesting new patent that Microsoft was working on, a piece of tech that expanded Augmented Reality into the living room. A fancy idea, it was just that, an idea. And now, Microsoft is going into the proof of concept stage as they revealed the IllumiRoom yesterday.
Okay, stop laughing. Yes, the Xbox 360 may be about as exclusive as a bad Kempton Park night club, but that doesn’t mean that the limited releases we saw this year on that platform were half-arsed. Well, except for quite a few Kinect ones, but that goes without saying. No, if there was one exclusive game to have this year on that platform, it would have to be…
Like it or hate it, it’s hard to deny that the first next-gen console, the Nintendo Wii U, has an interesting hook to it. That’s something that defines the hardware of various cycles, as an attempt to expand on how we play games, can be seen as either a revolution, or a cheap gimmick. Has Microsoft found their revolution with their upcoming Xbox 360 successor?
It’s no secret that we love us some Trials Evolution over here. It’s mental, painful fun that will leave a controller or two embedded in your TV screen, and yet, we always come back crawling to it once we finally nail that crucial jump. Xbox owners have been engaging in this digital masochistic behaviour for a while now, and finally, the game is headed to PC.
Gaming consoles have proven themselves to be an enduring platform over the years, but current industry trends have begun to paint a picture wherein that particular hardware may start to face a decline in the future.
Smart-Phones and tablet devices have begun to catch up in recent years, with more and more impressive breakthroughs arriving every week. So it pretty much looks like we need to defenestrate our Xboxes and Playstations, and grab an iPad for our next Call of Duty title, right?
Not so says Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games and designer of the first Unreal engine, as he firmly believes that our current generation of consoles are still good for at least another 6-8 years on play.