If there is one thing that the gaming industry does well, it’s crafting out adventures with elements inspired from other games. Without Batman: Arkham Asylum we wouldn’t have a gritty successor such as Sleeping Dogs, or if Gran Turismo had never popped up, hyper realistic racing games would still be a pipe dream to enthusiasts. Over a decade ago, Bungie got the ball rolling with their console shooter Halo. It set a new benchmark back then for a genre largely seen as the domain of PC gamers. Years later and with a successful franchise behind them, Bungie is looking to recapture that spark of a new and exciting universe. A universe that they've named...Destiny.
We all know that a fourth Mass Effect game is on the way, although it’s not going to be Mass Effect 4. Our money is on it being a prequel. Because rule of three, gaming industry. With a new game comes new characters, worlds and vehicles. What will they look like? Who knows, but if Bioware wants to design the future with some real talent, they’re going to need to take a gander at the portfolio of these amazing artists.
Dressing up as your favourite video game/manga/anime/movie/my little pony character can be a fun and challenging experience. It doesn’t matter what you look like though, because putting some time and effort into a project pays off handsomely in the end. There’s nothing like good cosplay, but unfortunately, these following images are nothing like good cosplay.
With the digital issue of Game Informer now out, comes a ton of new GTA details. Speculation, rumours and hearsay be damned, because now the game has some solid release details. And let’s just say that GTA V is aiming to be as ambitious as ever. Will it succeed? Read for yourself, after the jump.
Cosplay may be experiencing a positive growth locally, but man, we still have quite a way to go before we can match the level of geekitude that the United States of A boasts. The fans came out in force for the New York Comic Con recently, and there was a selection of costumes displayed, to amaze everyone. Including one guy who desecrated a Ghostbusters proton pack to have a Hello Kitty feel to it. Sacrilege!
The most amazing thing about Skylanders, apart from the magic of toys coming to life inside of videogames, is of course its zany, wacky host of characters and the physical toys that represent them. We got the opportunity to visit Skylanders developer Toys for Bob in California and got to take a look at how those characters are made - from conception, right up until they’re in a blister packs on a store shelf.
While Mass Effect 3 has had a Marmite Effect regarding the ending, it’s the added support and downloadable content that has kept the game relevant, months after release. Bioware has released plenty of extra multiplayer maps,weapons and characters, all for free, a move that has generated some positive spin so far. And apparently, there’s still plenty more free content on the way.
This Friday, it’s not only Mass Effect 3 that launches, but the long-awaited mash-up of two fighting franchise heavyweights as well, in Street Fighter X Tekken. Of course, it’s going to be available on competing platforms, complete with exclusive characters and DLC lined up in order to woo players over.
Sony has quite a few of those exclusive characters ready and willing to fight on their version of SFxT, leaving the Xbox 360 version out in the cold. Except that some of those unique brawlers are actually already on the disc, just waiting to be unlocked.
If you’re not aware of it yet, it seems that the American economy is speeding off to yet another financial disaster quicker than that damn Roadrunner bird after he has ingested a few lines of cocaine.
Everybody is understandably pissed off, and the finger-pointing is flying wild in all directions. One group of American citizens, who somehow never learnt to live within their means, have started a movement aimed at the bankers of wall street, flinging all kinds of verbal abuse and catchy placards at their allegedly corrupt purposes and government-sponsored bailouts. For they are the 99% apparently.
But hey, its not just a bunch of US citizens with a financial axe to grind that are in the 99% you know. Video game minions have been treated unfairly for decades now, and taking a cue from the wall street movement, they’ve started their own 99% movement, courtesy of Dorkly.
Itâ€™s Aprils fools which also means that it is virtually impossible to find real gaming news out in the wilderness, as no one really wants their news tainted by the indecision of the reader.
So instead of trying to come up with some hard hitting news I am taking the easy way out and falling back on all faithful, sex and gaming.
Here are 7 of the sexiest video game characters in my opinion.. Do you agree or have I missed someone really obvious? And for extra points how many of the seven can you name?