There once was a time when choosing a console meant choosing an entire set of games. Mario or Sonic? Such tough decisions. Now, most games come to most platforms, so it's the exclusives that set them apart. This year's PS4 exclusive will make your eyeballs water with glory.
I’ve always enjoyed the inclusion of the undead in games. Titles like Resident Evil (back in the day) popularised their existence, and since then anything with a rotting corpse attached pretty much grabs some attention. Dead Island grabbed even more with an emotional trailer that had the internet buzzing, but the game itself felt disjointed, and ultimately fell into the pit of mediocrity. I really disliked it, but I can’t really say the same yet about Techland’s latest game, Dying Light.
I don’t think words can express just how much I adore Devil May Cry. The Xbox 360 and PS3 generation gave us two superb outings in the franchise, with Devil May Cry 4 giving players control of a new demon hunter and DmC Devil May Cry rebooting the series under the guidance of developer Ninja Theory. Two fantastic, incredible games. And now they’re headed to the latest generation of consoles.
The Naruto manga, is over. Sort of. But clearly, the video games have plenty of life left in them still. Bandai Namco has been releasing an annual Naruto game for ages-no-jutsu now, with the majority of them being about as unimpressive as an anime filler arc. With old-gen out and dead for good in 2015, expect the series to hop on over to the current crop of high definition consoles. And PC. Yes, don’t forget PC dammit!
Right now, Microsoft and Sony are swimming in a pool of money thanks to robust console sales. In the case of Sony however, that pool of ash is bigger, deeper and has gold-plated diving boards with platinum accents, as the PlayStation 4 has consistently beaten the Xbox One in sales for almost a solid year now. Well, Microsoft might just be ready to get a bigger pool, as the Xbox One has overtaken the PS4 for the first time.
Man, look at all these remastered games coming out. Cheap! Quick cash-grabs! Bah! Flimshaw! Petroleum distillate! You won’t catch me being suckered into buying one of those games. Nope, no way Jose and one more thing…Is that a Borderlands Remastered Edition I spot out in the wild? I’ll uh, I’ll be right back…
I have to admit, that I think the PlayStation 4 is one of the sexiest looking consoles ever made. That whole slanted design just works for me on multiple levels, and when compared to the Wii U and Xbox One bricks, that feeling is doubled. In my pants. There’s a new PlayStation 4 on the way, that features a grey palette design reminiscent of the original PlayStation console. It’s a unit meant for the fans. Especially if they have deep pockets thanks to some profiteering on the part of opportunists.
I don’t think we’ll ever see The Last Guardian released. Hell, it seems cruel to even keep on mentioning it as the project is approaching Duke Nukem Forever levels of development time. Team Ico’s first PlayStation 3 game might be their very first PlayStation 5 game at the rate development is ongoing. But fret not true believers, for I’m about to dangle a carrot in front of your face as I substitute your hulking frame for transportation, and tell you that the game is still coming. Now mush!
Up until yesterday, the answer to that question was “probably.”At Gamescom, Microsoft announced that Lara Croft’s next grand adventure would debut exclusively on Microsoft platforms in 2015. The wording was particular; hinting that there was a timed exclusivity. It’s something Phil Spencer confirmed in interviews.
Final Fantasy 7? Puh-lease, who wants to be trolled with a PC port of that game onto the PlayStation 4? There are far better Final Fantasy games to port on over, instead of that over-hyped seventh instalment in the franchise. Unfortunately, the next game getting all tarted up doesn’t even rhyme with Shminal Shmantasy Date, and will instead be that one game from the series that has frightful daddy issues. Mon.
Phil Spencer seems to be doing a good job of running the Xbox brand. I've been impressed by things he's said, and he makes some valid points. Now he has responded to the Street Fighter V PS4 exclusivity deal and it certainly makes sense.
Thanks to the awards this weekend, a bunch of new trailers were shown off. While some showed more than others, and some titles are more anticipated than others, this trailer for Bloodborne might just get your blood boiling.
True art isn’t found in museums, private collections or under dodgy bridges. Its found in high school textbooks, as bored students doodle ways to pass the time in a series of illustrations that would make quack head doctors vomit in disgust. The textbook doodle is a form of art that rarely sees any focus lavished on it. But the next game from God Of War creator David Jaffe is is all about violent sketches.
Plenty of big things were a’happenin’ at the Sony PlayStation Experience over the weekend. Naturally, I ignored all of them until I finally got some news on Batman Arkham Knight. When the Dark Knight returns next year, it won’t just be in a vanilla edition of the game, as he’ll be getting some exclusive Scarecrow-themed content on the PS4. Night-light not included.
Resogun may not have been my first PlayStation 4 game, but it very certainly is one of the very best that I’ve ever played on that console. And now, it looks like the older generation will be getting a chance to keep humans on their lawn.