Can you believe it’s been a full 5 years since the original GRiD was released way back in 2008 and now to commemorate the end of the current generation of consoles Codemasters are releasing the much anticipated sequel to the game, GRiD 2.
Hey, it’s not just the PC master race that has the time to rip the motherboard out of a PC tower and throw into a case of pure hipster-killing coolness. Consoles have also been on the modding scene for years now, with everything ranging from retro to current on that specific chopping block. Here’s our top ten of moulded plastic and cartridge entry ports.
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.
Fighting games are my fall-back of choice. When I'm not sure what to play, a few rounds of juggles (and jiggles) keep me busy or get my mind ready for something else. Over the years, however, I have become more accustomed to a fight stick than a controller, something that can take more of a beating. Sigh, I'm going to stop with the phallus humour now, promise!
Glaring at you across the box of Far Cry 3’s cover, he sits in sand as if born from it. A human head – dead? Alive? Between? – is submerged next to him, as if he’s bored playing with it. The gaming world was in awe and fear of Vaas from the first time he narrated the definition of insanity. This madness and darkness and all-round Conradian horror pulsates out of every moment Vaas is on-screen. Delivered to us through the brilliance of Michael Mando, Vaas as a whole came into existence through Mando’s brilliance – not through original planning. As if he’d tapped into and did his summoning from some dark realm, Michael told me of his own journey into Far Cry 3’s background “insanity”, with the incredible clarity of focus that makes his performance in Far Cry 3 the best performance in any medium of 2012.
Bioshock Infinite ain’t just a game that has you shooting steampunk automatons and random soldiers y’know! The game so far is looking good, but it has an additional hook besides the emotional story that Irrational Games head cheese Ken Levine has promised. Side character Elizabeth happens to be a special lady, one that can open up tears into the fabric of space and time. And that ability is going to form a major part in the story itself.
Criterion Games take a fresh look at EA's arcade racer. Can they make an open-world racing title that doesn't feel too much like Burnout instead of Need For Speed?
I’m certain that a zombie apocalypse is just around the corner. After all, cops put several rounds into a maniac earlier this week, who was eating the face of a poor victim. If that isn’t proof that we’ll soon be facing the undead, I don’t know what is.
So, while I gather as many guns, candles and cans of beans as possible, here’s a look at five games that could possibly help you survive the shambling dead. And remember, immolation is better than a cure.
The iconic innovator of slow-motion bullets and dramatic leaps returns, drunker than ever, and with an entire nation out to kill him. But can Max regain his glory, or was he better off staring into the bottom of a bottle?
One of the most reiterated problems with the pirate-RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters, was its lack of playable pirate sailing and battles. I found this interesting, since not many have voiced that same opinion about benign transport for, say, Mass Effect.
True: You did manage to control forms of transport in all three games, from the awful Mako to the Normandy itself. But the big space battles only occurred during cutscenes: there was no Joker versus Collectors or Shepard versus space-pirates. I am glad those didn’t occur, since I was more interested in the actual brilliant RPG than the method of transportation of my characters.
A couple of weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure of being invited to an exclusive hands-on with Borderlands 2; quite a surprise as the game is only getting released on the 18th of September so this was a pre-alpha hands-on.
I was expecting something barely being held together with string and duct tape but what I experienced was something else entirely.
You’re going to want to get some coffee before we start.
Last week I was whisked away to some fancy offices in Chelsea London to have some hands on with one of my most anticipated titles of the year, Rockstars Max Payne 3.
It’s been an incredible 9 years since we last had some time with Max Payne and his time altering abilities and it would be a lie to say I wasn’t a little worried about a game that has seemed to be in development hell for quite some time.
This summer will see the two big guns in FPS once again competing against each other, measuring their worth in blockbuster scenarios and enough explosions to act as a mating call for a wild Michael Bay. But for those of us who plan to take the fight onto multiplayer, and frag our dear, close friends, its the addition of new social networking features that has us excited. Hereâ€™s a look at how the two stat trackers compare.
With fighters like Felice Hrrig, Dante Algearey, Jensa Pulver and Jerome LeBanner who wouldnâ€™t be excited for Supremacy MMA? You have no idea who I am talking about, do you? Donâ€™t worry, neither did I until I did a bit of a background check and apparently these guys and gals (yes, I said gals) can throw a punch or two. Hit the jump for Supremacy MMA.