Remember how we made you all play Loadout for our community play last time? We are apparently really trendy - everyone else is playing it, too. Wait, seeing as we're early, does that make us hipsters? Or are we just mainstream and doing what everyone else does?
Many people are convinced that micro-transaction riddled free-to-play games are the scourge of the gaming industry, and will result in the entire industry a crumbling mess. That may be a little extreme, but there’s certainly an inherent distrust of games bearing the “F2P” label. You may start seeing fewer games with that label.
Every generation, there comes a sperts person who can spert better than the other sperts people who want to sperts more sperts points than anyone else. Many of those athletes have become the basis for an inspirational sperts movie or two. Now, DOTA 2 is getting a chance to show the world just how good at sperting, it really is.
The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees. I want the money! Uh huh! That’s what I want! We’re living in a new age of gaming, where some of the most profitable titles on the market are the ones that cost you zilch to adopt and plenty to master. And Evolve almost became one of those freemium games when it was being developed.
While Peter Molyneux has fallen out of favor in recent years (he is one of Darryn's many nemeses), he was the original creator of Dungeon Keeper. He checked out what EA did with his creation, and gave his usual form of constructive criticism.
When I first heard that a brand new Legacy of Kain game was cancelled, I curled up into a foetal ball and cried. Then I heard that it was being resurrected as an online multiplayer game., became a despondent sod, and gave up on the world. There’s now gameplay footage, and my sadness has turned to hate.
Free to Play games get a lot of flak - often referred to as pay to win, it's assumed that you actually need to pay money to enjoy them. While this may or may not be true, the reality is that these games rake in some big bucks, but you may be surprised which ones earn the most money.
I think we can all agree that it's weird when studios announce DLCs and patches before the game is even released. What ever happened to getting a complete game? Well, Dark Souls II producer Takeshi Miyazoe agrees with gamers and plans on delivering a full experience from day one.
I love the Legacy of Kain universe, especially when it branched off in to Soul Reaver – so it’s quite natural that I was excited for a new entry. Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun was meant to be a primarily single player, story-based game in the series, but Square-Enix in its infinite wisdom canned the thing.
Growing up, space combat games were all the rage. You had Wing Commander and Descent, with the Star Wars brand taking full advantage of that genre. Times changed, and those games went into hibernation. But there seems to be a small resurgence on the way, and Star Wars is jumping back into an X-Wing for Attack Squadrons.
With World of Warcraft continuing to hemorrhage users, people thought they might have to move away from the subscription model. Sure, they're still the biggest MMORPG with 7.6 million subscribers, but they have to change their model to survive, right? Well, no.
Namco Bandai is making a new PS3 game in the Soul Calibur series of fighting games. this should have fans pretty excited, but right now, most are left scratching their heads and/or beards, wondering just what on earth Namco is thinking. Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, you see, is a single player only fighting game, removing the element from fighting games that makes them so much fun in the first place. Oh, and it’s free to play.
The original Plants vz Zombies is probably one of my favourite games of all time, ever. I own it on far too many platforms and have finished it twice on just about all of them. Its…ugh…free to play sequel launched recently,and according to PopCap, has been downloaded over 25 million times.
For a next-gen game, Killer Instinct certainly is taking a different route in getting interest pumped up for that console. While all the other games are going to cost you plenty of Rands, Killer Instinct will be a F2P launch title. Actually, no, scratch that. It’s a demo.