E3 is a crazy experience. Make no mistake it is fun, but when tackled in a manner where news comes first and gawking comes second, the convention is a special kind of monster. The biggest challenge though? Press conference day. There’s a reason why I’ve named it “The Gauntlet”. Traditionally, attendees had four press events to work through. That meant racing from Microsoft and Xbox to EA, hitting Ubisoft at the Morpheus theater and finishing the day off with Sony, leaving you completely drained. And it’s about to get even tougher.
Another year, another Call of Duty. Like death, taxes, and Darryn being weird, these are the only certainties in life. Of course, with three studios working on Call of Duty now, each is given more than two years to make their next Call of Duty game – and this year, it’s up to Treyarch. They’re back this year with what’s more than likely a third Black Ops. Here’s what it’s about.
Although we pretty much all knew it was happening eventually, the reveal of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided came as a little welcome surprise last week. I’ve been dying for a sequel to the stellar Human Revolution since I finished it years ago, if only to see how proper boss fights would play out. The Missing Link DLC gave a good indication of what they could’ve been, but Mankind Divided is taking things a few steps further.
Hmmm, Deus Ex. I’ve got a leather trenchcoat on, some orange juice in a highball glass and I’ve replaced an arm with bleeding edge twig technology from my backyard. Yeah, you could say that I’m a fan of the franchise. Deus Ex: Human Revolution remains one of the high points for me when it comes to video games. But I’ll be the first to admit that the game wasn’t perfect. It did have some rough spots which could have been improved upon. And that’s exactly what the people behind the upcoming Mankind Divided sequel want to do.
Hilariously derailing and obligatory “I asked for this” one-liner.
Square Enix is doing possibly the weirdest game reveal in the history of gaming. Instead of just biting the bullet and letting the world know at once, they’re forcing us to sit through a three-day reveal which is magnitudes more disorganised than any Twitch Plays Pokémon game ever. Thankfully, the internet is impatient – which is why the game we’ve been waiting for has leaked. And it’s not at all surprising.
I love Humble Bundles. I love that I can get a bunch of games that I’ve probably previously overlooked, all together in a sustainably discounted package. It’s also pretty great that a lot of the proceeds go to some sort of charity – so not only does my backlog score, but my conscience does too. I thought it would’ve been hard to top last month’s Star Wars bundle. Turns out I was very wrong.
I don’t know about you, but I totally did ask for this. And by this, I mean a long, flowing mane of glorious hair that makes the ladies flock to me. Hair in video games have always been tricky to master. SO tricky in fact, that most characters have military grade haircuts or ponytails that help keep processing to a minimum. There is one bit of tech out there that is genuinely trying to make video game hair a reality, and it happens to be AMD’s Tress FX. Technology that has evolved, and will be augmented in Deus Ex Universe.
I’ve always thought that Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a gorgeous game. It combined the future with the past, mixing warm renaissance ideas with a more technological age to create a unique look. Warm colours, fascinating fashion and sleek machinery combined beautifully. Whether the next Deus Ex game will also have such influences, isn’t exactly clear yet. But it will be a new Dawn for the franchise.
Way back before Deus Ex: Human Revolution was even an idea, there were plans in place for a third core Deus Ex game, that would have followed on from the events of Deus Ex 2: Invisible War. The game was never made however, but at least it lives on in one form or another.
One of my favourite games of the last couple of years, has been Deus Ex: Human Revolution. A flawed masterpiece, but a gorgeous one at that, it was exactly the kind of game that got me and gave me a great experience. Since then, work on Deus Ex has been quiet. There’s scant details on Deux Ex: Universe, but there is Deus Ex: The Fall. Which is now headed to PC.
I’ve spoken a couple of times about my love for 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It’s not a perfect game by any means, but it was a damn masterpiece in several other areas. But that’s not the end of the franchise, as next-gen consoles will be getting a taste of augmentation.
You can never have too many games. At least that’s what I said to my mom before she was crushed in an avalanche of Dance Dance Revolution and DJ Hero games. I’ll miss her, but at least I was right. Also, if I had bought online, she’d still be alive. Dangit.
The latest Deus Ex game was released yesterday, amidst a sea of players dropping the inevitable “I didn’t ask for this!” quotes. See Deus Ex: The Fall may feature cyber-hacking, but it has a problem with that idea in the real world.
It’s been a hopeful week, to say the least. With E3 around the corner, the gaming industry has been throwing Molotov cockteases left and right, and I welcomed them. One such tease was for Deus Ex: The Fall, this week. Fans were eager for a sequel to 2011’s Human Revolution. That’s not what they’re getting.