We all know the PlayStation 4 was announced last night and we are covering all that goodness in other posts but one of the games shown last night really does deserve its own post. Killzone Shadow Fall was showcased and it looks absolutely mind blowing.
It would be easy to believe that New Super Mario Bros U. is a simple cash-in; something to give the masses of early Wii U adopters as some sort of peace offering until a real Mario game arrives for the new system. Even its name is a bit of an insult; as the fourth game to fall under the “New Super Mario Bros.” calling it “new” is an affront. A nostalgic stab in the face, it’s not quite as ground-breaking as something like Super Mario Galaxy, but dismissing it would be a grace offense – because it’s the best damned 2D Mario since the 16-bit era’s Super Mario World. In fact, I think it might even be better.
Before you get overly excited, no we didn’t get to go hands on with Star Wars 1313 while in Gamescom, that would have made our first round of coverage but we did do something nearly as exciting and that is watch one of the developers go hands on right in front of our very eyes.
You may have gathered from my review yesterday, that I as less than impressed with the latest Spider-Man game, a title which was all style and no substance. Still, that’s my opinion, and most likely due to the fact that my boxers are emblazoned with the bat-logo on them, not everyone will take it seriously. So, want to win a copy of the game for yourself?
Another year, another super-hero film, with Activision hot on the trail to publish an official tie-in. But it’s been quite a while since we’ve had a really outstanding Spider-Man game, and with Beenox taking over, it’s always been short a crucial element or two of achieving something that could truly be (pun intended), amazing. Can their third foray with the iconic web-head finally result in something spectacular?
This video, spotted by Kotaku, is probably the most Impressive thing you’ll see all day. A Japanese fellow has set up a glass harp - made from all manner of variably filled wine glasses - and then magically proceeded to play the Super Mario Bros tune on it. It’s ridiculously impressive - though there are a few timing issues. I’ll let it slide though, because it’s played on a bunch of freaking wineglasses!
I’m quite excited for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man game, which looks set to follow the usual formula, but with some drastic modifications. Spidey is back in Manhattan, the camera view is more dynamic, and the combat has taken quite a few cues from the Arkham series of Batman games.
Sure, it looks like a blatant imitation, but at the same time, this isn’t always a bad thing to actually do. See for yourself, as Spidey demonstrates some eerily familiar combat gameplay in the video below, while making web-slinging look as vertically visceral as it was meant to be.
I have this dream. It revolves around winning the Powerball lottery, and using the money to build myself a fortress of solitude. Probably somewhere in Cape Town. Of course, my future mansion is going to have a rather kickass entertainment room, with big screen TVs, chairs made from some sort of endangered animal leather and a gaming setup that will give anyone who walks into the room a massive rush of blood to the groin.
And then I saw this setup, which promptly kicked my dream in the nads, shattering it with this overpowering tribute to gaming majesty .
Meet FEZ, an adventure puzzle game that will rewire your brain as things you have learnt and take for granted are tossed at you, and turn into something else just before you can react.
Not following? That is probably because you are only seeing a square, and not the whole cube. Here, let me fix that for you.
Earlier this week Bethesda, developer and publisher of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, tweeted a vague picture of a scraggly-haired man that many assumed to be a Nord - one of the races within Syrim’s huge open world, with a hint of something to come. Many speculated it would be the revelation of some shiny new DLC for the dragon-slaying RPG. A new trailer released yesterday reveals it to be something far, far more interesting.
Take a look at Dishonored, the new first-person neo-Victorian action stealth game with steampunk sensibilities. There’s a mere hint of actual gameplay in this story-focused trailer - but from the sounds of it, it could be pretty amazing, blending the gameplay styles of Assassin’s Creed, Mirror’s Edge, Deus Ex and Thief. Now, before you Bethesda haters starts going on about it’ll promise things and end up sucking, it’s worth noting that it’s not developed by Bethesda, only published by them. Arx Fatalis’ Arkane Studios are handling development duties, and luminaries like Harvey Smith (Deus Ex), Raf Colantonio (BioShock 2, Arx Fatalis) and Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2).
Keep an eye on this one. It’s hitting PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year.
After numerous cartoons, two fantastic films and one rather mediocre movie that had Tobey Maguire at full emo, the Spectacular Spider-Man was in sore need of a reboot. We’re getting just such a film later this year, and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a video game tie-in.
Beenox, developers of the previous two Spider-Man games are once again handling wall-crawling duties, and unlike the rather lukewarm 2011 Spidey game, Edge of Time, it looks like this is where they’ve been spending the majority of their talent points.
Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer after the jump.
I’d like to continue on from the cheesy headline into an even cheesier story about how ridiculous this Kinect video is, from the fake actors to the ridiculous background music to the stupid ideas being shown… but you see that’s the thing.
Some of these ideas are real already and some of them if they aren’t real are absolutely fantastic and it’s incredible what Kinect has been able to accomplish in a year.
Earlier this week, we told you that GT.TV would be airing the entire E3 demo of our game of show, BioShock Infinite. Today, we have the whole thing for you â€“ so grab a cup of coffee, perhaps a baked confection of some sort (Iâ€™ve opted for a custard Danish), settle in, relax and enjoy the demo, previously seen only by select media.
In it youâ€™ll see Booker and Elizabeth doing their best to escape the monstrous Songbird, encounter the resistant Vox Populi and see a little Skyline action. Hopefully youâ€™ll see why weâ€™re so excited for the game and why itâ€™s received the accolades it has. Enjoy.
Terry Garrett is a 23-year old mechanical engineering student. He loves himself some Oddworld, and can play through near-perfect runs of Abeâ€™s Abe's Oddysee and its sequel, Abeâ€™s Exoddus. While that in itself is impressive, itâ€™s the least impressive thing about this whole story. Terry, you see, is completely blind â€“ and has been since he was 10 years old.
He manages this largely because of the super hearing he developed as a result of his sight loss. Coupled with a few tips from his sighted brother and a trial-and-error technique, Terry is able to navigate both 2D and 3D worlds, provided the game has sufficiently robust audio design.
Thereâ€™s a video after the jump detailing how he manages this incredible, inspiring feat. I love the Oddworld games, but I have trouble beating them with all my senses. Amazing.