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.
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?
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.
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.
In an interview with the bloody Rolling Stone of all places, Dong Nguyen, the creator of Flappy Bird has suggested that Flappy Bird might return for download.
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.