reboot Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 May 2015

There’s a lot of love out there for the Battlefront series of games. For fans, Battlefront uno and dos were games that allowed console owners to finally drop into the kind of large-scale combat that PC gamers had been enjoying for years. That makes for one hell of a nostalgic field trip down memory lane, and has already set a high bar for the upcoming EA and DICE-developed Battlefront game. A game which is being tackled as a complete reboot.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 08 May 2015

MediEvil’s one of those classic PlayStation One era games that – if you were an early adopter – you probably played, or at least played a part of, thanks to its inclusion on one of the black-backed, packed-in demo discs. Featuring the exploits of a skeletal, resurrected Knight; Sir Daniel Fortesque. The game was a fun hack-and-slash adventure title that you probably remember as being better than it actually was. It may be coming back.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Mar 2015

There’s a couple of games that everybody should experience in their lifetime. Contra, Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Bros 3 for starters. But add No One Lives Forever to that list as well. Part spy thriller, part shoot ‘em up action and equal parts fun, the game is a cult classic that deserves more love. And at one point, it looked like the game was going to get that love with a fresh remaster. Time to wake up however, as the proposed return of Agent Cate Archer isn’t happening.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Jan 2015

 

Anyone remember Shadow Realms? It’s supposed to be the next big from BioWare, which was announced as a PC exclusive at Gamescom last year after some exciting cryptic marketing. The episodic, 4 vs. 1 styled dungeon crawler looked like it was going in the free-to-play direction, but now it could be an all new game entirely.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Aug 2014

If you think horror in gaming, the names Silent Hill and Resident Evil are sure to pop into your head fairly quickly. Names like Alone in the Dark and Haunted House are from a bygone era of gaming, but Atari thinks it's time they came back.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 27 Jun 2014

For some reason this generation, we’re getting reboots and remasters of games that are barely a year old. That hardly plays up on the nostalgic factor that gets people excited about remakes and reboots. I’d rather get a reboot of something from forever ago. Last generation, we some some revivals of games that genuinely needed the resurrection, most notably the friggin’ excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown. But what other games could do with a worthy reboot?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 May 2014

If there’s one game that consumed far too many hours of my life, it has to be Unreal Tournament. Grabbing a pulse rifle, going on a rampage and waiting to hear an announcer shout “MULTI-KILL” are just a few of the highlights of that rad shooter. And it’s high time that a new version was developed.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Apr 2014

So which big box PC game is gathering dust on your shelf? I’ve got a couple, but one of the odder titles that I purchased in my wilder years, had to be outcast. A game that pushed my mighty Pentium II 400 Mhz PC to the bleeding edge. And it’s making a comeback.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Feb 2014

Before Batman was hanging upside down from gargoyles and Sam Fisher was strapping custom night vision goggles to his head, the king of the shadows was a thief in the night. It’s been a decade since we last saw Garrett and his City, but this year he finally steps out of the shadows. It might have been better if he had just remained in the darkness, and in fonder memories of a classic series.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Feb 2014

Batman: Arkham Origins wasn’t exactly warmly received when it launched last year. Sure, I may have loved the look, story and voice talent behind the game, but the sheer amount of unpolished work on the game which resulted in a ton of bugs, ruined it for me. And don’t expect those bugs to be patched anytime soon.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Jan 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Nov 2013

No matter what business model it falls under, one thing is certain: We could all do with a little bit more Command and Conquer in our lives. EA and Victory Games were developing just such a new entry in the franchise, before that studio got canned and the game cancelled. But it may not be as dead as previously thought.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Apr 2013

Here’s one for the scrap heap of hasty reporting: For a brief while, it looked as if the faster and more furious Need for Speed classic franchise, Underground, would be returning with some HD go-faster stripes and an oversized rear spoiler. Turns out, that nothing could be further from the truth with that story.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Mar 2013

Since the last time that we didn’t see Garrett make off with our CGC 7.8 graded first issue of Daredevil (YOU BASTARD!), gaming has changed. Regenerative health is the norm now, and you need an extra dollar or two to unlock some premium main menu content. But it looks like the upcoming Thief may have some more classic elements to it.