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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. That was the case with Duke Nukem Forever, a perpetually delayed game starring the Chuck Norris of video game characters, which never was going to live up to a decade of hype. But a new game starring the Duke? Let’s rock!
Infamous: Second Son demo gameplay has surfaced on YouTube and it looks pretty damn slick to say the least. There are two videos from the event in Taipei but I’m only going to show the one as the other one is not translated and more of an overview of the event itself and doesn’t show anything new.
One of my favourite developers when it comes to FPS games has to be Starbreeze. They’ve got a solid library of work behind them so far, notably the Riddick games, the first Darkness game and Syndicate which was actually damn good as just a plain shooter. For their next effort though, they’re taking their work on Payday…into SPA-ACE!
Remember a couple of years ago, when movie games were prevalent on current-gen systems? Most of the time, they were beyond crap, resulting in messes such as the Thor tie-in, and the legendarily awful GI Joe: Rise of COBRA. These days though, studios are content to pump those games out onto cheaper mobile platforms. Which is where Robocop is headed to next.
Like the rest of you, we’re waiting patiently for our PS4’s to arrive later this week, but it seems that a few retailers have already jumped the gun, selling the console before its intended release date on Friday.
The latest issue of Game Informer has dropped, and thanks to the magic of it being PRINT, it had plenty of details on the upcoming star-based trooping game Destiny from Bungie. Do you want to know more?
With Pokémon X and Y tearing up the charts, the time to release something different is once again upon us. We’ve seen plenty of Pokémon spin-offs in the past such as Mystery Dungeon, Colosseum and a game where you literally had to just take photos of the critters. But the next game will have you solving poké-crimes instead.
No good deed goes unpunished, and when it comes to crafting a great game, that goes double in this industry. With Activison having a massive hit on their hands with the Skylanders franchise, it was only a matter of time until someone saw else got themselves a slice of that young market. Disney is the first real such competition in the toys to life genre. And by copying someone else, this is the most original work that the house of mouse has unleashed in several years.
What happens to game developers when they’re no longer a part of big name publishers? Well, Bobby Kotick usually gets his shotgun and does the merciful thing, putting them out of their misery, but in reality, they all escape and form their own studio. A bunch of ex-Monolith guys have done just that, with their debut game being the monochromatic Betrayer.