Shooter Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 03 Mar 2015

Well, a game called Bombshell to be exact. The house that Duke Nukem built has a new game in the works, starring Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison as a bomb squad technician who becomes a mercenary with a kickass robotic arm. I wish my medical aid offered such limb replacement options. All I got was a dry twig attached to a coat hanger shoved into my stump. But enough about my poor medical aid decisions, let’s see what the actual game looks like.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Mar 2015

Bungie thinks that they're doing what their players want, but that couldn't be further from the truth after Destiny's last patch. The update removed the option to solo one of the games hardest recurring challenges, with tough players now having to partner up with random folk to take on Weekly Heroics. The good news is that there's a workaround for now. The bad news is that it probably won't be around for long.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Feb 2015

Hatred is a twin-stick shooter that has gotten a ton of attention in recent weeks and months. Personally, I'm keen to play it because I enjoy twin-stick shooters and I really like the design behind Hatred. However, I know plenty of people are outraged by the genocide simulator. I reached out to the studios and got email answers to all our questions.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Feb 2015

Uncharted 4 is probably going to be the game that finally gets me to purchase a PS4. I'm an avid fan of the franchise, and even though I think Naughty Dog could've easily left things as they are  with the third game, I'm not opposed to this years sequel. It looks like more of the same, but Naughty Dog are trying a handful of new ideas with what could be the finale voyage for Nathan Drake. Things like a massive open-world to explore.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Jan 2015

Hatred, the ultra-violent killing spree shooter on Steam Greenlight, has had its fair share of controversy. The game has already been pulled from Steam once, only to return a day later after a massive outcry from fans over censorship. It rocketed to the top of the Greenlight charts, but now it could face another hurdle it possibly can’t surmount.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Jan 2015

Evolve is just a few weeks away, and up until yesterday it was pretty unanimously agreed that it was looking really hot. That perception changed for a few after Turtle Rock detailed their extensive DLC plans for the game, which will charge players for new monsters, hunters and skin in the future. There was outrage, but Turtle Rock maintains that it’s fair.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

I don’t know about you guys, but I like to solve my arguments with guns. Whether it’s deciding between the existentialism philosophies of Kierkegaard or Nietzsche by firing off a few Magnum rounds or asking for directions with an AK-47, guns are my preferred dialect. And this year, there were plenty of shooters that were speaking my language. But our pew-pewer of the year was a clear favourite.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 11 Dec 2014

Old school shooter Counter-Strike has maps that are the stuff of legends. No really, I promise you there are levels that aren’t Dust2. One of my favourites is Train, the stage that’s packed with… well you know what. Valve felt that the map had reached the end of its line, and decided to build a new one from scratch.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Dec 2014

Sometimes it's really easy to forget that multiplayer games are actually wrapped up in a ton of fascinating lore. It's not always the main focus due to the lack of a dedicated "campaign", but there's usually enough going on around you to make you believe that your lengthy multiplayer sessions actually carry some weight. Evolve is no different, and being a Hunter has never been this important.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 01 Dec 2014

DreamHack Winter 2014 took place this weekend, bringing some top teams together to battle it out for some amazing loot (MONEY). Unfortunately, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene suffered a blow just a few days before the start of the tournament thanks to three of its top players being banned for hacking. That wasn’t the last controversy though. In one of the event’s quarterfinal games, a team used a questionable tactic to gain an advantage which helped them pull off an amazing comeback. They then went on to forfeit.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Nov 2014

I’ve always been fascinated with speedruns in gaming. Whether glitches are allowed or not to make the record eligible, it still takes some extraordinary skill, timing, and lots and lots of practice to clock a game as quickly as possible. Doom 2 may be 20 years old, but its just had its speedrun record beaten.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 18 Nov 2014

It’s a pity Battlefield 4 became a broken mess for me a couple of weeks after I got it. I genuinely loved the game, but I haven’t touched it for many, many months. Every time I watch a video or anything related though, I have that itch to dive back in. The latest catalyst comes compliments of the last planned DLC simply called ‘Final Stand’. It has prototype weapons, secret military installations, and freezing landscapes…

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Oct 2014

Sunset Overdrive was definitely a personal highlight of mine at rAge this weekend. Finally getting some hands on time with my most anticipated Xbox One title definitely got me pumped for the launch this month, but it also made me a little cautious about how the game will hold up after a few hours; worries which aren't exactly helped by a good chunk of gameplay footage.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 30 Sep 2014

Do you remember F.E.A.R? The first game in the series was an awesome mix of shooter and scare. The second one dialled up the action, but the tension seemed to be a lot less (for me at least). Come to think of it now, I really have no idea why I never played the third. I quite enjoyed playing the first two, even if the second wasn’t nearly as good as the first. Are you a fan of the series? Get ready for F.E.A.R Online – it arrives on Steam next month.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 29 Sep 2014

In many ways, The Division is a lot like that other very hyped always online game about shooting things. I think, however, that its apocalyptic setting and hard-core branching RPG structures will certainly appeal to me more that other game we shan’t mention.