Just when you thought there would only be one remaster this week. We kicked off this morning with the surprising news of a God of War III remaster that is currently in development, and one that I personally think is incredibly unnecessary. I think of that for most modern remasters, but if there's one that I certainly wouldn't mind, it's the Batman Arkham games. A remaster which is, apparently, very real.
Metal Gear Solid creator, game design visionary and eternal trickster Hideo Kojima looks like he's on his way out of Konami for good. Only a few weeks ago Kojima stated (again) that Metal Gear Solid V would be his final in the series, but I doubt anyone expected it to mean a complete abandonment of the publisher that's housed him and Kojima Productions for so many years. Turns out, there's far more to the story than that.
I often think back to the glory days of Squaresoft. I used to buy so many of their RPGs. This was before I ever read game reviews, back in the before times when I trusted the guy in the game store and learned to trust certain publishers - trust which has been dashed over the years. Now Square Enix is hinting at a lot for 2015, and I'm hoping that they don't disappoint me anymore.
With the exception of watching a ton of basketball as a Knicks fan in the 90s, I have rarely followed sports closely. I like world events and get to know some of the players then, but I'm not generally embedded in sports culture. As a result, most of my sporting knowledge comes when something is a big enough cultural phenomenon that is extends into general knowledge. Joe Montana is one such pop culture phenomenon, and now he's teasing an NFL game.
The Amiibo bug bite me hard a few weeks ago, where I went from owning none of the nicely made little plastic figurines to not being able to stop at three. Nintendo has been raking it in with their miniature collectibles, regardless of the fact that they’re pretty much damn useless when it comes to anything other than looking pretty. That said, I’d buy a stack of Splatoon ones in a heartbeat.
Xbox Live’s Games with Gold has been a little on the underwhelming side recently, but according to rumours floating about on the internet, that could change. Next month, the games that Gold subscribers will be getting are pretty good ones, say the rumours. They also suggest that Microsoft’s doubling up on the number of gratis games in April.
As we inch closer and closer to the release of Mortal Kombat X, Ed Boon and the rest of NetherRealm Studios are doing a good job of keeping the hype train moving with frequent updates to the fighter roster. There are already a handful of returning classics and new fighters alike, and there’s probably going to be much more before launch in April. But what about fighters outside of the Mortal Kombat universe? What about someone like Predator?
The Dota 2 Asia Championship just came to a close this morning, with Evil Geniuses taking all the glory in one of the biggest competitions aside from The International. So it seems fitting that around the same time, a brand new trailer for the incoming Dota 2 New Bloom patch appeared online – and it looks like Winter Wyvern could be joining the fray really soon.
While it’s perfectly fine to argue between whether AMD or Nvidia is the better video card purveyor, it’s a bit different when games start forcing you into making some of these choices. Take Nvidia Gameworks for example. Nvidia has had its hand in a lot of recent games, adding in some neat functionality for their card users and, unintentionally or not, making it a bit of a nightmare for the AMD crowd. Is GTA V next on the list?
The Wolf Among Us was, without a doubt, on of the best games of 2014. Unlike the grossly depressing Walking Dead series, The Wolf Among Us introduced us to a fantasy filled world that mixed fairy tale creatures into normal, modern human life. Taking control of the Big Bad Wolf himself, players were tasked with solving a twisting murder mystery which ended on an incredibly satisfying yet confusing note. And the story might not be done.
With Hideo Kojima taking the stage at the Taipei Games Show this weekend, I expected some word on whether or not The Phantom Pain is close to launch or not. Metal Gear Solid V still doesn't have a release date, but that was fine because it seemed like a tease for a Metal Gear Rising sequel took its place instead. Turns out it was all a lie.
Some days you get stories that you look at and think "yeah, that's not happening", and other days it isn't so clear cut. Looking at a rumor posted late last night, I was sure that I was reading a lot of misinformation seemingly straight out of Blizzard HQ. But looking at it again, it seems a lot of it could be true. Maybe. Ok, probably not. That includes a rumor about the final StarCrat II's release date.
Very probably not, if we’re being honest. While reports of a newer, smaller PlayStation 4 are inevitable, I think it’s a little too soon for it to happen. That hasn’t stopped this series of confidential images purporting to be the first pictures of a diminutive PlayStation 4 from flooding the internet.
There’s going to be a new Call of Duty this year because of course there’s going to be one. Activision has been steadily whipping their studios to keep their mega millions franchise alive, so it’s just a matter of time before we hear about the next instalment. That seemingly came from Microsoft yesterday – before they pulled the old one eighty again.
Before Heavy Rain put Quantic Dream on the PS3 map, the studio created a far more mature and disturbing game on the PS2. Anyone who has played Indigo Prophecy will tell you that Quantic's more modern work pales in comparison on various fronts, especially when it comes to violence and sexual content. I have no doubt a sequel would go down extremely well - and that could be what Quantic Dream is teasing.