Next-Gen Tag

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Nov 2014

Grand Theft Auto is making the news all over again, thanks to its brutal violence and general,  lasciviousness now available to be experienced in the first person. It makes the wanton killing that much more visceral, and the first-person blow jobs and sex with prostitutes just that much sleazier. As is expected, it’s drawing a bit of moral outrage. speaking on Bloomberg, Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick has defended the game’s particular brand of awfulness.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 13 Nov 2014

It’s becoming increasingly rare these days to get a new game, and be able to play it without having to patch the damned thing. The very thing that made consoles such a hassle-free gaming environment has all but disappeared, leaving console gamers at the mercy of a myriad of patches and updates. Assassin’s Creed Unity had a rather large day one update, and it seems that GTA V will too.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 29 Oct 2014

GTA V is coming to Sony and Microsoft’s new systems next month, with more than just a dash of next-gen polish. It’s also coming with a wealth of brand new content. As a thank you  you to those who double dip – or perhaps as a way to extort players in to double dipping – much of that content will only be available to players who’ve bought the game anew.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Oct 2014

Around this time last year nearly everyone everywhere was busy playing Grand Theft Auto V. Since then, Rockstar has been working very hard to get the game looking brand new on current-gen consoles, with the remastered GTA V launching in little over a month. Or, if you're on PS4, even sooner.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Oct 2014

Around this time last week I was getting ready to board a plane. I very briefly visited the land of bangers and mash, mushy peas and fish, for a little sneak preview of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. I got a little hands-on time with the multiplayer and a good look at one of the early single-player missions. I walked away a little conflicted.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 30 Sep 2014

The Evil Within has a lot riding on it. Horror fans around the world are hoping it brings back some of the iconic horror that made the early resident Evil titles so engaging. With tons of ammo to burn through, that's a little tricky, so it's good that The Evil Within is planning to strip that all away.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 30 Sep 2014

I’m really looking forward to Sunset Overdrive next month. I’ve been hooked by the game ever since its reveal, but since then I’ve started to question how its ridiculous fun factor will hold up over a few hours. But that’s an question for another day. Today is all about how colourful and gorgeous Sunset Overdrive can be.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 29 Sep 2014

I personally don't think we need an Uncharted 4. The original trilogy made up three of the best games on last-gen, but Sony isn't ready to say goodbye to Nathan Drake just yet. Thing is, the new, next-gen explorer doesn't exactly look like Drake anymore.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 08 Sep 2014

Happy Destiny day! Sure it might not be the 9th just yet, but Destiny's servers go live a little later today, meaning you and your Fireteam can jump into this year's most anticipated shooter a little early. If you're playing on an older console, Destiny's world might not look as beautiful, but Activision want to help you with that.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Sep 2014

Ubisoft is really spoiling us for choice this year, with not one but two different Assassin’s Creed titles that take place at completely different times. Their seamless, era spanning narrative went out of the window long ago, but I must admit I’m genuinely excited for both Unity and Rogue. Unity is fresh and filled to the brim with features Assassin’s Creed always needed, while Rogue features a dark, vengeful narrative. Both of them are also extremely pretty.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 11 Aug 2014

If you had to ask me what my favourite shooter franchise is, I’m pretty sure Metro would fall somewhere in the top three. The atmospheric shooter set in post-apocalyptic Russia is renowned for it’s gritty realism, tough as nails difficulty and all round uniqueness. Metro: Redux, the next-gen remaster, is making both titles better in more than a few ways.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Aug 2014

Ubisoft is pulling something bold this holiday season. Instead of releasing the same title for both generations of consoles, they’ve instead opted to make two separate titles, both of which act as core releases. It sounds like a risky idea; one that could leave fans of the franchise confused and frustrated at the idea of deciding which one to pick up.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Jul 2014

Much to my own surprise, I rather liked Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I’d written the whole series off as bunk after the frankly pitiful Assassin’s Creed III. I played it on the PlayStation 4 where it ran rather nicely, and was beautiful to boot.  What it wasn’t was particularly “next gen,” but that stands to reason. As a new –gen, cross generational launch title it was never going to be the ultimate showcase. Unity is different.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Jul 2014

Much to my own surprise, I rather liked Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I’d written the whole series off as bunk after the frankly pitiful Assassin’s Creed III. I played it on the PlayStation 4 where it ran rather nicely, and was beautiful to boot.  What it wasn’t was particularly “next gen,” but that stands to reason. As a new –gen, cross generational launch title it was never going to be the ultimate showcase. Unity is different.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Jul 2014

If there’s one bunch of games that I’ve perhaps put too many damn hours into, it has to be Borderlands and its superb sequel. I’m currently reaching the hundred hour mark on that game as I replay missions yet again in order to build up my Mechromancer (BEST ROBOT EVAR), and you can be damn well certain that I want some time alone with the upcoming Pre-Sequel game. That game is only scheduled for old-gen consoles and PC at the moment. But it could be more handsome on new-gen as well.