Let's get this out of the way: EA sort of lied. Everyone was expecting the first proper look at Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay at the Star wars Celebration over the weekend, and while attendees definitely got that chance the rest of us didn't Instead, we now know a hell of a lot more about the online shooter, and it's sounding very much like a sequel any fan would want to play.
The anticipation floating around every Star Wars fan globally is so thick, I’m not even sure that unstable red lightsaber could slice through it. Not only with Friday give us a new trailer for The Force Awakens, but we’ll also get our very first glimpse of Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay – which will supposedly break the internet. As for when we’ll actually get to play, who knows. We do know, however, that Xbox One will get it first.
Let’s face reality for a second. At this rate, it seems unlikely that we will ever see Half-Life 3. I know, it made me cry too. Honestly though, it would never live up to the monumental hype it has accumulated, and I think I’ve now made peace with the fact that it will never exist. If you on the other hand, live for the world of Gordon Freeman, there are mods out there who will keep your insatiable thirst quenched.
Sunset Overdrive was in many ways the biggest surprise for me last year. I had drooled over the Xbox One exclusive since its announcement, but slowly began worrying about its longevity in the months leading to launch. Those worries were put to rest after actually playing it, and I still maintain it’s the best game you can pick up for Microsoft’s console. And if you haven’t yet, you can save a few bucks now.
There's no hiding the fact that I'm a massive Splatoon fan. The inky Nintendo shooter is one of the reason's I recently purchased a Wii U, and every time I see it in action I know I made the right decision. So you could've called yesterday an early Christmas for me, as a ton of new Splatoon footage hit the internet - and got it all messy.
It feels like an eternity since EA and DICE revealed that they were working on a brand new Star Wars: Battlefront title. Considering this is probably the most requested sequel from Star Wars fans everywhere, the wait has been excruciating to say the least. But that's all coming to an end in less than a month!
Evolve has a distinct and unique approach to online multiplayer, and it's the reason the title stood out every time I got my hands on it. I think everyone knew that its greatest strength would also be its biggest barrier to entry, but I never expected it to be this bad. Evolve has been fighting an uphill battle on PC especially, and it's one that's not being turned around either.
Star Citizen is a massive undertaking. It's part of the reason why it's still not going to see a commercial release this year, and why it may never reach that conventional release stage at all. The space sim has rapidly changed as the money has poured in, and it's fairly easy to lose sight of what the final goal really is. This latest trailer for the game, however, puts things into perspective.
Helldivers is certainly making noise for all the right reasons. It sounds like an impeccably crafted multiplayer experience, and I'm seriously tempted to whip out my credit card and take the plunge on my PS Vita. That way I'll be able to binge literally anywhere, and also not have to worry about any of my progress suddenly being erased because of a flat controller.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.