We hope you guys are enjoying this as much as we are. It's been a difficult process, making this list. Mostly, we've just been beating each other with Wiimotes and bowing down as Gavin made random demands. Remember - this top list isn't about sales, metrics or scores; it's about games that shaped the generation, or maybe just impressed us.
Damn you Valve with your awesome deals! All these Steam sales have come to the rescue, giving us the chance to own all of them. This sale in particular has some awesome deals and features, check them out, after the jump.
Everybody loves them some action, just last night we were watching The Expendables 2 and I loved the crap out of every badly written line of it. The same thing applies to action games, we don’t care about the story, we just care about the ass kicking! However, we are fortunate to have gotten some great action games this year, most of which had an amazing story and/or art direction. The best out of all of them just happened to be…
Hitman Absolution is a great game, as some of you may be aware of. Still, it hasn’t had the most public of advertising campaigns and with Christmas around the corner, Square Enix needs to make some money. The solution? A Hitman Absolution promotion that allows you to place hits out on your buddies through Facebook, contracts with parameters such as their eyes, hair and whether or not they have small tits. Wait, what?
It’s been more than half a decade since gamers have had a chance to slip on a red tie and pocket the iconic silverballer pistols of Agent 47. Back in black and with some shiny new visuals to boot, Hitman: Absolution is a departure from the norm, something that will most likely have most veteran fans up in arms. And frankly, Absolution is far better off headed in that direction.
Silent Killer Agent 47 is back after a 5-year hiatus with Hitman: Absolution. It’s good to have him back; and his new game, depending on how you play, is pretty excellent. You could be seeing a lot more of him, because our hairless killer is getting the Call of Duty treatment.
We’ve seen a bit of chatter about Professional Edition copies of Hitman: Absolution for the PC being delayed locally – which is the sort of stuff that turns ordinary civilians in to stone cold, bald-headed killers.We don’t want that happening.
I don’t know about you but when I play stealthy games, I have every intention of meticulously planning every last detail, staying hidden, blending in and taking out my mark according to plan. Somehow though, something goes wrong and everything devolves in to a ridiculous gunfight and I end shooting everything in sight.
Yesterday we were invited to one of the most impressive cinema’s I’ve ever experienced to hear about a new feature that has been built into this new Hitman title and I am not ashamed to say that I think it is pretty incredible.
With Gamescom only two weeks away and Geoff still to organise his visa things in the office are starting to get a little tense and some choice words about Germany diplomacy and Pretoria are now speckled across the walls. However there is still some good Gamescom news, take for example this stunning line up that Square Enix have announced.
Unfortunately not everyone can make it to E3 but thankfully in this new connected world the need to actually trek over to LA is becoming less important as they are happy to send us all the secret footage a few weeks after the event anyway.
A while ago, Square Enix announced a collector’s edition for Hitman Absolution that was a little underwhelming - containing little more than an art book and some DLC. If you’ve already ordered that one - you might want to cancel and get the newly announced Hitman: Absolution Deluxe Professional Edition instead.
Hitman games have always been the sort you replay - trying to do thing differently to get a better, smarter, or more deliciously evil outcome. The problem is that so few people try to do that. In fact, only a fifth of players even finish games - and it makes the developers of Hitman Absolution really sad.
The marketing for Hitman Absolution, seemingly focused as it was, on gratuitous sex and violence had me worried about the game. After playing the Sniper Challenge pre-order incentive, those fears have been assassinated, with a skilful bullet to the head.