Walking through the streets of Warsaw, the PR head at CD Project Red explained to me how important The Witcher is to the people of his country. It's a franchise held up as a national treasure - a gift that the president himself gives to visiting dignitaries. To the public, it's a national symbol - a piece of literary and digital art that they can proudly point to and say "this came from home". To say that creating a fitting conclusion to such a renowned franchise is stressful would be a gross understatement.
Earlier today we reported on EA Games now earning 76% of their income via digital mean, proving that digital is a viable future and that the days of buying games from brick-and-mortar retailers could come to an end.
It's the 1960s: Cold War is in full swing, aliens have crashed in Roswell, and you're a Clint Eastwood look-and-sound-alike. What could be better? This new XCOM is designed to explain and reignite the franchise. It is very different in its gameplay, and offers players deeper understanding of the XCOM origins. The Bureau takes place in the 60s, something that was hammered home throughout the evening I spent getting hands-on experience with the game, and it will have permadeath.
If there’s one platforming series that just doesn’t get the love it so rightfully deserves, it’s Ubisoft’s Rayman. Not everyone, it seems, loves Rayman. the most recent game featuring the limb-less wonder, Rayman Origins is beautiful, fun, and wildly inventive - but didn’t sell all that well. That really ought to change, because somehow (I’m presuming black magic was involved) its sequel Rayman Legends manages to be even better.
Toki Tori 2+ might look all sweet and innocent, but once it has you in its claws it will gloriously abuse your brain, and you will love it.
Surveys show that middle-aged women are the largest demographic in gaming (if we include casual gamers). Even without including casual gamers, women are playing more games in general and more AAA titles usually associated with male gamers. But where are they in top management?
No matter where you started gaming from in life, be it the PlayStation One or the Xbox 360, chances are that you’ve played at least one Famicom game in your life. It’s the console that started a whole new generation for gaming. And today, it turned 30 years old.
If there’s one thing that the Xbox One has really failed at, it’s getting a proper message across. Whatever the console has announced, has been met with loud boos and hisses from gamers. From “deal with it” through to a DRM reversal, no one has been happy. Now, Microsoft wants to send a clear message out there to all gamers.
After eight years of current-generationing, Microsoft is finally ready to move on and look towards the future. With Nintendo having fired the first shot in the next-gen war with the Wii U, Sony hit back with the Playstation 4 earlier this year. And from the rear, comes the Xbox . We’ll be updating as news arrives, so stay awhile, and listen!
We all know how it plays out. In five titles Kratos has killed gods, titans, the Fates, his peers, innocents and his own family. He is the ultimate warrior, showing no mercy, weakness or compassion. He is rage incarnate, snuffing out the life of everything around him. But under all that rage, all that shouting and unbridled destruction, there is a man. A human.
I’m probably in the minority, but I actually liked Crysis 2. It didn’t offer the sandbox freedom that the first game provided, but it was an entertaining battle through smaller, tighter and decidedly more linear levels. With Crysis 3, Crytek have sought to find a modicum of balance between the two philosophies – and they’ve largely succeeded.
It’s been on the lips of gamers for months now, with Sony cryptically teasing something over the last couple of weeks, as the next generation of gaming prepares to be unveiled. Well wonder no more, because project Orbis AKA the Playstation 4, is real.
Just before quitting time last night Microsoft released a brand new Gears of War: Judgement multiplayer trailer which blew me away. Here is the breakdown of everything we saw in the trailer and what we are most looking forward to.
Hey, remember when we teased that something big was going to be hitting the esports scene soon? We weren’t joking. RTS fans, brace yourself. The best of the best are coming down for a Heart of the Swarm gathering, an event that will see some furious competition and big names battle it out for prizes, glory and bragging rights!