This generation seems to be one of remasters and remakes. Neither of the new consoles includes backwards compatibility, making it nigh impossible to play older games from your library. Unless, that is, you purchase them anew for your shinier, newer machines. That, and the relative low cost and high reward of doing a remaster seem to be the impetus behind the myriad re-releases we’ve seen this generation. The latest game getting the remaster treatment? Arkane and Bethesda’s Dishonored.
Last month’s PlayStation Plus Instant Games Collection titles were some of the best the service has offered. Depending on your tastes and available platforms, you might think that this month’s set of games is the complete opposite. Here’s what the instant game collection for April contains.
It’s that time of the month again. No, I’m not talking about crippling debt repayments and around a dozen phone calls a day from institutions offering you credit cards and funeral cover. I’m talking free games man! Xbox has a couple to give away, and August will offer you everything from down and dirty racing to dishonorable action.
I can’t see Dishonored not getting a sequel. The game was well received, Bethesda saw the chance to craft a new money-making universe and there’s a bunch of disappointed Thief gamers right now who would embrace it with open arms. Is it coming? Well here’s some more evidence to lend credence to the first rumour.
Sequels! Get yer sequels! Fresh from the development studio! Includes extra crunch time! Get it on a stick! Good for what ails ya!
Three more posts and we're done with the generation. Hard to believe it! So many fantastic games - it has been really hard ranking all of these. No, that's a lie, we just made our list and Gavin told us we were all wrong. In any event, here are the games that made us happy to be gamers this generation - no sales, scores or metrics were used to create this list.
If there's one thing that consistently keeps me going on Lazygamer, it's the community. And the endless teasing from the guys. But really, you guys make us smile and fight and make it all worthwhile. Which is why I love when we do give aways. There are still two giveaways running this week.
I’ve just gotten into Dishonored, and I’ve been quite surprised so far. The game is by no means perfect, but hell, it;s got some solid ideas. Plus, it looks gorgeous with that oil painting aesthetic powering the graphical engine. The second DLC for that game is finally on the way, and it looks just as Renaissancetacular.
While we had our own bit of fun yesterday with an obvious April Fools joke, we weren’t the only folks around that decided to join in on that annual tradition of pretending to be the Daily Mirror. The gaming industry has had a long-standing habit of throwing a few bones our way over the year, and yesterday was no different. Here’s a look at what fooled who.
It’s only out next year, but here’s a brief look at what you can expect from the next-gen Thief Sequel that’ll be hitting PC, PlayStation 4 and an unannounced platform that’s rather obviously Microsoft’s next-gen system. It looks like it’ll have some incredible atmosphere to it, hopefully capturing the essence of what made Dishonored intriguing, but without the weak story and poor stealth mechanics that made that game less than what it ought to have been.
I’ve always preferred my games to be pure, single-player escapism. Online multiplayer has seldom appealed to me; if I wanted to listen to a bunch of whiney children I’d let my kids out of the basement. Like many of you, I’ve been a little worried about publishers’ insistence on tacking multiplayer or social elements on to everything, perhaps signalling the death of the single player experience. Dishonored developer Arkane Studios believes that death knell to be ringing a little prematurely. .
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the possible link between video games and violence, thanks mostly due to the tragic events that occurred recently in the US. Whether you’re a believer or a defender though, there’s no doubt that gaming has become a tad super-violent, and the reactions towards such content has been apathetic at times. And that’s a reaction that one ex-Dishonored developer believes needs to change.
Damn you Valve with your awesome deals! All these Steam sales have come to the rescue, giving us the chance to own all of them. This sale in particular has some awesome deals and features, check them out, after the jump.
Everybody loves them some action, just last night we were watching The Expendables 2 and I loved the crap out of every badly written line of it. The same thing applies to action games, we don’t care about the story, we just care about the ass kicking! However, we are fortunate to have gotten some great action games this year, most of which had an amazing story and/or art direction. The best out of all of them just happened to be…
We’ve had plenty of sequels as usual this year, but nowhere near as many rule of three games as what 2011 saw. But mixed in with those twos, threes and fours were plenty of new games, ranging from action through to puzzle. But out of all those new intellectual properties, only one of them could be the best, and that brand spankin’ new future franchise is…