Deus Ex Mankind Divided released two weeks ago to critical reception. It’s just one of the many hits that will be arriving throughout the ending months of the year.
This year already saw a series of excellent titles. Hits such as Doom, XCom 2, and Overwatch have graced our consoles and PCS, and even more hits are yet to come now that we’re in the last 4 months of the year. We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and these are just ten games that will no doubt end up on many a gamer’s Christmas List and Black Friday Shopping cart. Check out our list after the jump, in no particular order. [Read the rest of this entry…]
Last night, Sony held its big press conference. Sony, along with various third party developers, had quite a few surprises this year. Sony showed off a lot of console exclusives, or at least timed exclusives, ending with gameplay footage from Uncharted 4. So what’s with the picture of Ryo Hazuki? During the conference, Yu Suzuki announced his desire to create Shenmue 3 on PC and PS4. However, if fans wanted it, they’d have to help fund it by way of a Kickstarter that went up during the show. The Kickstarter reached $1 million within 9 hours and as of this morning, is close to 2.5 Million. It’s safe to say, fans will finally be seeing the last installment to the Shenmue Trilogy. There were more amazing things that came out of the press conference as well. While I’m not gonna go over everything, below are the bigger footnotes. [Read the rest of this entry…]
Last week, Microsoft unveiled their next-generation gaming console, controller, and name. While the “XBONE” jokes are already flying, more is being made of what Microsoft didn’t say at this event than what they did say. (Or did. Or showed.) Which is kind of too bad, because even amongst the crazier ideas (e.g. cloud computing), there were some pretty cool concepts. Oh, and that whole pesky “used games” and “always online” messaging fiasco. Sean welcomes guests Zac Shipley (No Topic Required) and Justin Severson (Powet.TV) to talk about these missteps, try to focus at least a little bit on the positive aspects of the presentation, and speculate about Microsoft’s endgame in the console space, and if the Xbox One will really be “the one”, final console that Microsoft will ever make.
by Sean "TheOrange" Corse, filed in Games, News on May.22, 2013
Watching the Xbox One unveiling, one could be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft doesn’t seem to see itself as a games publisher, or the Xbox One as a gaming console. During the event, Microsoft made a big deal about how the company wanted to change the way gamers related to their TVs, but said nothing about wanting to change their relationship with game retailers as well.
Call of Duty gets a lot of crap for being the same game every single year. Not really so. There were only 4 World War II games, and 4 games that were not in World War II!
Since Treyarch was so successful with ‘Black Ops’ it seemed natural to continue that story in the “Modern Warfare’ off year. I am shocked and kinda impressed they took the daring move of putting the fight in the near future. The war is against the United States’ own unmaned drones and smart weapons which have been turned against us. Looks cool. I’m sure it will play the same as all the others, but it looks cool.
I hope we get to play as the craggy, hairy, wrinkled guy.
World War 3 arrives at our doorstep with Modern Warfare 3. After the events of Modern Warfare 2, you’ll see urban combat as forces step into England, France, Germany, and the USA.
Infinity Ward says they’ve got a new engine and just as always, the visuals are some of the best in the business.
This is also the first CoD game from Infinity Ward after a mass exodus of high level staff after a dispute with Activison over wages and royalties. Those that remain are being backed up by Sledgehammer, a new studio with members of EA Redwood, who produced Dead Space.
Since the trailer focuses on the (over the top) campaign, its hard to say how this game will fair against its most dedicated multiplayer fans, but I think its safe to say that November 8 will see a lot of people lining up at their local game shops.
A note to our audience: I know this is the most mainsteam game produced for consoles outside of Madden, but if you didn’t at least play through the first Modern Warfare game, you really missed something awesome.
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty franchise had successfully usurped Medal of Honor as the premier WWII FPS franchise. Unfortunately, it also took MOH’s place as the poster child for genre burnout. Thankfully, developer Infinity Ward realized this fact, and took the next COD game into a whole new era, or more specifically, the modern world. While players were initially worried that Modern Warfare will be exploitative of the War on Terror, they were happy to learn that the game took a different route. Instead of basing it on the current conflicts in the Middle East, Modern Warfare thrust players into an epic conflict that takes its cue from action movies as opposed to the evening news. [Read the rest of this entry…]