The majority of fighting games today exist purely for… well, fighting. Though many titles possess a backstory somewhere behind those brutal brawls, very few flesh them out like the Mortal Kombat series has with its last 2 iterations. Mortal Kombat X’s tale may not have been as epic as 9’s, but it was good overall, at least, according to Darryn. The campaign in X has a host of unplayable characters - familiar faces that are sadly, absent in the selection screen. Could we be seeing them playable at a later stage via additional story DLC?
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.
Most journalists and gamers love indies for their open responses to questions - hit them up on twitter and they will actually respond. Most AAA titles are far too big and part of the PR machine to do the same, but not The Witcher. Senior Game Designer at CD Projekt Red, Damien Monnier, was bored and naked in his Milan hotel room and decided to answer your most burning questions.
Gather my minions! Gather around for a tale about our omnitipous, deviously cunning, deliciously evil master! He's been away for a while, but let's make sure he knows how much we've missed him. Give it up for your unrelenting leader. Your iron fisted dictator. The one, the only - Overlord!
Minecraft is a global phenomenon. People of all ages around the world are doing incredible things with it, and it's all thanks to Mojang and its intrepid founders. They sold their creation to Microsoft, something that some people saw as selling out. But there's a much bigger story behind the headline.
Metal Gear Solid V still doesn’t have a release date, and following Hideo Kojima on Twitter doesn’t make the wait any easier. The series creator frequently tweets out progress on the highly anticipated sequel, such as new looks at Snake, shenanigans with Diamond Dog and now Mother Base in a brand new splash of bright pink. Turns out, this is just another way to make Metal Gear Solid V feel more personal.
If you had to ask me what my favourite online first-person multiplayer shooter was, it’d have to say Killzone 3. While certainly lacking in the single-player department (at least narratively), Killzone has an unmistakable weight to its shooting, movement and overall experience. The mixture of online game modes is a thrill to play, although you’re probably not alone in thinking that Shadowfall lost some of the series’ spark. But it looks like Guerrilla is ready for another crack at it.
The Xbox One February update is out now, and Microsoft’s console is still missing a major feature. PS4 players have been able to take and share screenshots nearly since launch, and yet it’s not yet possible on the other current-gen console. But it’s on the way, and might just be around the corner is Phil Spencer is to be trusted.
As a game developer, you pray for moments like these. Your game has just crawled out of the Early Access pit, ready for people to enjoy the game you actually wanted them to play when they paid you months ago. Better yet, your game is featured as part of a special Steam bundle. Everything is grand, until an incorrect listing threatens to cost you a few sales. What do you do?
Phil Fish, the egotistical and self righteous developer of Fez has once again lashed out at the very people who gave him his money and showcased just what sort of person he truly is.
After playing Thomas Was Alone last year, you guys know I developed something of a fangirl crush on Mike Bithell. His game was awesome and one of my favorite gaming experiences of the year. While most of my stalking has been limited to the normal stuff like twitter following, it culminated today when I tracked him down and had a really rather awesome chat on camera.
By the time you guys are reading this, I’m probably either winging my way to Germany, or already arrived and imbibing some Kolsch. Geoff, Matty and I will be spending the week in Cologne, getting our grubby hands on all the most anticipated games and getting some cool videos and photos while we’re at it. Don’t miss any of the cool stuff - here’s how to catch it all.
If you think of overbearing, controlling mother figures, I’m pretty sure Norma Bates makes it fairly close to the top of that list. Now imagine Norma Bates had her very own Twitter account, only this time it was focused on how games are the single worst sin on this good green Earth.
Man, that Phil Spencer seems like such a nice guy. I have a lot of new-found respect for the Xbox brand since he's been in charge - they seem to be on message and doing things right. In the lead up to E3, he is also showing some good sportsmanship that makes me happy.
There's an app for that seems to be the common mantra these days. No matter what you want, you can find an application that will do it on your tablet or phone. However, consoles are also trying to compete in the app world, and Microsoft has just announced some new additions.