Fable 3 was rather divisive; a light-hearted playful romp, it paled in comparison to the previous games thanks to overzealous simplification. That game, and the middling Kinect-centric spinoff Fable: The Journey have sullied Fable’s name more than all of Peter Molyneux hyperbole could hope to. I entered a Gamescom session of the latest game bearing the once-beloved name, Fable Legends, with more than due trepidation. And then I had fun.
Hidden away in the EA behind closed door session was Bioware's Dragon Age: Inquisition. I managed to grab 30 precious minutes with the game and controller in my hands, and it was everything I'd hoped that it would be.
Blizzard is desperately trying to plug the hole in the World of Warcraft subscriber base. The MMO is consistently losing subscribers, with Warlords of Draenor possibly bringing a few people back at the end of the year. New, interesting looking content can do that, but increased subscription prices is probably the exact opposite of what on-the-fence players want.
Last week gamers everywhere were up in arms over Rise of the Tomb Raider being announced as a timed exclusive for the Xbox One. With all the dust kicked up over that, a lot of people missed something else that's coming exclusively to Mirosoft's next-gen console.
Blizzard are the undisputed kings of cinematic CGI trailers. It makes me wonder why their art team isn’t just making the World of Warcraft movie themselves. I mean, just look at how damn amazing the opening cinematic for Warlords of Draenor is.
Today was the official start of Gamescom, and we attended the EA conference. Did they have any special announcements up their sleeves?
BioWare has been teasing their new IP for weeks now, with the reveal taking place during EA’s press conference at Gamescom this morning. It’s an RPG, it’s online and it’s multiplayer. This is Shadow Realms.
EA kicked things off at Gamescom today with a brand new gameplay demo for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Spells, swords and shivers, it’s all looking pretty amazing still.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is almost upon us and Bioware fans are chomping at the bit to learn more. How much of what they learned from Mass Effect will be visible in the new Dragon Age? Well, here is a slightly spoiler-ific list of details on a range of aspects in the game.
World of Warcraft players have been starved of new content for a long time. Blizzard have been working hard on the next big expansion for their massive MMO, with Warlords of Draenor looking like a meaty cut of content. Blizzard have been hush hush on release details, but that's all going to change at an event next week.
Shadow of Mordor keeps being accused of all sorts of things - oh, it's just an Assassin's Creed clone with some Batman elements. I already told you why I'm excited for this game and think it's awesome, but a new trailer is showing yet another reason that this game is different.
Considering the vast range of Collector's Editions, I think we've gotten used to the idea that it will be difficult to decide what version to get when a game is released. I got all excited to hear about an Uber Edition for Dragon Age Inquisition, but it's not as uber-ly cool as I thought.
My biggest surprise of E3 was Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. It earned the surprise award from us and was seriously impressive during our hands-on preview. I am chomping at the bit to play more during Gamescom, but I realize some of you aren't convinced. Here's why you should be.
Dragon Age: Inquisition looks impressive and it was wonderful to see the demo at E3 last month. Bioware has been showing off that same demo via YouTube, and it just proves how well the game has come together. Just remember, a bunch of years have passed since Origins, so some of the characters will look rather different.
Well, sort of. MOBA’s are very definitely the in thing at the moment, with just about every single development house on the planet busy on some form of MOBA. And of course, Borderlands developer Gearbox wants in on that action too. Where most MOBA games take their roots from Real-Time strategy games though, Gearbox’s Battleborn finds its inspiration in, where else, first person shooters.