Game Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Jul 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve had a good fright. Not since I accidentally walked into a showing of Mamma Mia, have I been properly horrified, and by all accounts, I’m going to need to wear my brown pants when I play The Evil Within. It’s a spooky-looking game, with new-gen barbwire physics confirmed. What it doesn’t have confirmed however, is an alternate cover option. The time for voting, is now!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Jul 2014

In theory, pre-ordering a game should bestow on a player various bonuses for placing their faith in a developer at an early stage, while shaving a few bucks off the release price. In practice however, it usually results in merely some exclusive cosmetic content and buggerall else. That’s the approach that most games take these days. But what US gaming franchise GameStop has in mind just sounds completely wrong.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jun 2014

RUN! It’s a new Godzilla game! And this time, Bandai Namco has the license so we can now totally run away in terror as this will be a fully approved Godzilla game so we don’t have to fear reprisals from Toho and Warner Bros about infringing on their trademark! Run away!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jun 2014

Earth.Water.Fire.Air. Only the Avatar can master all four elements and fight a ridiculously over the top monster battle as I hypothesise what can possibly happen when the studio behind Bayonetta and Vanquish give their own spin on that popular franchise.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 May 2014

So how’s that gaming backlog of yours looking? Did you finally clear some space? Yeah, it’s nice to be able to look at a cleared selection of games when all of a sudden another gaming sale hits you IN YO FA-ACE! Good Old Games is here to spring that surprise on you, but you’re going to have to stay awake to do so.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Apr 2014

According to science, about roughly 87% of all Star Wars games have featured the sister-kissing hero of the Rebel Alliance, Luke Skywalker, in the lead role. That’s not bad, but there happen to be plenty of other characters who deserved a shot at having their own game. Like Darth Maul, who had a title in development that was tragically vivisected.

Posted by Stephen Snook - 08 Apr 2014

You may have heard about Sonic Boom being made by third party studio ‘Big Red button’. But did you know that the original Sonic team at Sega is working on a Sonic game?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Mar 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man was an average film back when it was released in 2012, with an equally average game. It had some bright spots, but it was pure cash-in material for the movie. Fast forward to 2014, and the cycle repeats. The new game however? It looks completely different, revamped and ready to do some web design in a completely original manner.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 12 Mar 2014

Like most people with working ear drums, I’m not exactly a big fan of dubstep music. Still, some people like the sound of what I assume is a 56K fax modem being raped by a car crash, and at the top of the wub wub list you’ll usually find Skrillex tearing harmonies and melodies a new one. Want to hear some of his latest work then? Time to play a game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Mar 2014

It may be a hundred days until E3, but when the Wrestlemania of gaming is over, it’s only a hundred days until Destiny finally arrives. Give or take, my maths might be terrible on this. As usual, the game has plenty of pre-order bonuses to wave in front of players. And it’s also going to have plenty of cards that might bestow further bonuses when redeemed. Come get some.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 Feb 2014

Here’s an interesting one. Batman: Arkham Origins may not have been too well received, but the prequel shifted over 3 million units since launch. There’ve been rumblings that another game is on the way, and this one might be a firestarter.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Feb 2014

I’ve played plenty of games. Racing, fighting and pew pew games to name a few. But for some reason, I have a soft spot for certain Japanese games. Games which require strategy, a business mind and an eye on keeping a watch over young girls. Yep, once again, a new Idolmaster title is on the way. Insert ear plugs now.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Feb 2014

I’m currently rolling in imaginary cash after correctly predicting that survival games were the big cash cow in gaming. One game at the top of that list? Rust, which starts you off naked and has players work their way up towards pants, huts and shotguns. But for some players, the pants were never part of their master-plan.

Posted by Stephen Snook - 06 Feb 2014

Amazon made its first big foray into the gaming market by purchasing Double Helix Games, the studio responsible for the reboot of Killer Instinct, SIlent Hill: Homecoming, and a variety of other franchises. Amazon released an official statement shortly after it was revealed that they had acquired the studio: