I've always been a fan of mechs and mech games. Mechwarrior 3 on the PC was my first experience with a mech simulator. Adhesive Games' Hawken is similar, but online and more focused on fast firefights between giant mechs than an in depth simulator, making it more like a mech based first person shooter.
Junction this rumour to something that I am really, really keen to see come true. Final Fantasy 8 is without a doubt my favourite game in the entire franchise. It had great gameplay, story and visuals and it still happens to be plenty playable years after release. And it might be getting an upgrade for a Steam release.
So you’ve got your 13th cheque and that cash is burning a hole in your pocket. Naturally, you want to play some games, but you want them at a resolution that makes those damn dirty console serfs cry with shame. Provided that you happen to have a decent bonus this year and a few extra organs, then this might be the gaming PC for you.
On the latest Xbox podcast, I made fun of Xbox guy Graeme Selvan for imagining that he'd find a woman who wanted to play Diablo with him. Most of my teasing was about the fact that she will have probably have moved on to a different game, and part of it was simply to troll him because it's just too easy. However, I have been thinking a lot about women who game, and the idea of couples who game together.
Telltale Games: The Walking Dead returns for season two to horribly depress you on any device you may own. The picture above was tweeted by Telltale Games clearly depicting recurring character Omid and Clementine from season one. It is unknown how your actions in season one will affect his involvement with Clementine. He was missing from the teaser trailer below, released in October, but he plays a deeper role in Clementine’s story than expected.
Polish developer Cd Projekt are wizards, managing to make the most of the hardware afforded them. They did incredible things with the Witcher 2 on Pc, and even made the Xbox 360 version of the game look surprisingly good. Its delicious sequel, The Witcher 3 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One – and its developer reckons the Xbox One is easier to work with.
Man, these days and weeks fly by - sometimes you guys forget we're even giving away free stuff! But we are, and you should enter to win, because free stuff is always awesome.
It's been a long while since we've had a good cricket game, Ashes Cricket 2013 does nothing to change that. It was released quietly on steam about a week ago to a slew of complaints concerning game breaking bugs and just being a generally awful game. As of today the game was pulled from steam, which is no surprise given the abysmal quality. This gameplay video says it all. I doubt they even playtested the damn thing.
Ubisoft hasn’t exactly had the best track record when it comes to PC games. Blame the Uplay system or some of that terrible DRM which they mercifully scrapped this year, but console has generally had a better audience response for their games. And that’s something that Ubisoft wants to change, staring with Assassin’s Creed 4.
Need For Speed: Rivals on the PC is a mixed bag. It seems for every good thing about the game, there's some other problem hindering it. Over the last few days playing it, I kept leaving the game more conflicted about whether or not I was actually having fun, and whether or not I wanted to return.
With all three consoles from all tree major players now available at retail, it’s time to stop calling it “next-gen.” Next gen is here, right now – so it’s the current gen, I guess. and that’s exciting. Maybe.
If there was one game that convinced me to get a Playstation 4, it had to be Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Jamming the game with fellow writers and getting my couch co-op on was just too much fun. And yes, I did click around on PC as well. Blizzard’s Andrew Chambers, John Hight and Matthew Berger had plenty to say about the game. So stay awhile and listen.
If there is one genre that has really proven to be a success, it’s the MOBA game. Titles like League of Legends and DOTA have proven that gamers can’t get enough of the tower defense genre, which started as a mod for Starcraft way back in the day. Since then, it’s grown to become something massive, and now it’s coming home to Blizzard.
Nothing beats a rainy weekend when you want to sit back and play some games. As usual, the end of the year has plenty of games with which to unwind, with Battlefield 4 being one of the more decidedly popular titles available. Unless you tried to play it this weekend that is.