Amazon’s PlayStation Store rollout came out of nowhere – much like Typing of the Dead: Overkill, it was a stealth release no one really anticipated. Right now, it’s not really anything special. It’s just got launch titles for their retail prices along with some season passes, but you do get a $5 PSN credit for buying some things. However, the potential for it is to become a content delivery method akin to Steam, Desura, and Amazon’s PC download section where competition breeds lower prices. Amazon’s PC game download branch has been remarkably forward-thinking by reaching out to the gaming community for ideas on sales, and it’s resulted in them having some big sales on Steam-activated games in-between the usual Steam mega sales. It allowed PC gaming to flourish in ways never before imagined – and it’s at least partially due to the Humble Bundle starting, creating a slew of like-minded bundle deals, and driving down the cost of PC games as a whole.
What makes Guacamelee stand out is how upbeat it insists on being, even in the land of the dead.
The PS3 version of NBA 2k14 is a carbon copy of 2k13. Hopefully the next gen release offers some better graphics and new features.
It’s not perfect, but GTA 5 is still an amazing game.
In 1998, a new genre was born with the arrival of Metal Gear Solid, the game that effortlessly defined virtual stealth action and brought it into the mainstream. A huge commercial success, the game has a loyal fan base that is well-earned due to its incredibly cinematic story, well implemented action and also quirky break-the-fourth-wall humor. In 2004, the success of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty prompted a remake of the first game. This version implemented the control scheme from MGS2 , as well as improved graphics, new voice acting and a very distinct cinematic style.
Well, this is pleasantly retro eh?
It’s a bit of a shame for die-hard Final Fantasy fans in the West that they will probably never get to play the original Final Fantasy III. Every other installment in the RPG series has made it to Western shores in more-or-less their original form, either on Playstation, Gameboy Advance or as a downloadable title. For the third entry of the series, however, Square Enix skipped the direct porn and instead opted for a 3D remake on the Nintendo DS. Was this a good idea? Well, yes and no is the rather frustrating answer.
It doesn’t happen very often that you pick up a game which you’ve heard almost nothing about and are completely blown away by it. Games that good are usually talked about and become pretty mainstream. Therefore, when I picked up Eternal Darkness, which I had never heard of despite the fact it has been critically lauded , I was expecting a half decent survival horror and not much else. So, it was a pleasant surprise when it happened to be one of the best games I have ever played in my life and potentially paves the way for the definitive horror experience.
You play as, like, a SPACE guy, or something! And you, like, blow up ALIENS and stuff. With, like, GUNS and junk!
Who remembers point and click adventures? That true staple of fantasy video gaming that was so vibrant in the 90′s?
The newest entry shines in all of those familiar ways.
4 reasons why every person who calls himself/herself a gamer on this planet, must play the Dragon Age series
Champions Online has potential but ultimately fails to impress.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag definitely succeeds in being a good pirate-action game. But what is it that’s missing toward the Assassin’s side of thing’s?
Gone Home is one of those games that was bound to be divisive. In a gaming world populated almost entirely by open-world shooters – seriously, go check on Wikipedia how many of the best-rated games of recent years are “open world action-adventure” – it’s a highly non-standard gaming experience, and the themes (or rather, theme) that it explores are none too popular among mainstream gamers. Despite that, Gone Home seems to have gotten a lot of praise from major gaming websites, which is when you should start getting suspicious.
A few simple rules that will help you overcome any obstacle.
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or waiting on the fun? With the Xbox One launching on November 22 here in the UK and the PlayStation 4 launching one week later on November 29, and with the Playstation 4 launching in less than a week in North America on November 15, the big question posed to gamers is: Will you be buying the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? It’s very much a two-horse race in the next generation console war between Sony and Microsoft, and getting a head-start out of the gates is of vital importance. The Xbox 360 launched a full year before the release of the PlayStation 3, and consequently the PS3 has never quite managed to catch up with the amount of Xbox 360 units that have been sold. Both launch within a week of each other this time around, though, and a lot of gamers around the world (including myself) won’t be able to afford both. Some may not be able to afford either.
Activision finally sheds some light on the sales figures of its newest release.
One part Breakfast Club, one part Battletoads and three parts awesome combine to form an instant indie classic.
Hollywood meets Sanctuary in this mock casting.
An exploration of why I am playing an MMO instead of sleeping.
It just came out today that Titanfall, the critically acclaimed game by Respawn Entertainment, will in fact be an Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC exclusive for the life of the title. This means Sony fans won’t be calling in their Titan when the title drops on March 11.
Battlefield 4′s single-player campaign serves only as a reminder that DICE’s strength is in the multiplayer.
After authoring the consensus Game of the Year with last year’s episodic adventure series The Walking Dead, Telltale Games no longer has the advantage of sneaking their next release under the radar. Ever since announcing that their next undertaking would be a series based on the Fables comic books by Bill Willingham, all eyes have been on them — it’s a tremendous amount of pressure.
Not just for newbies, Rocksmith 2014 presents enough diverse play styles that guitar players of nearly all skill levels will find something to learn.
The Best of Gaming Horror looks back at ‘The Suffering’, a psychological horror that pits the players against the demons of a neglected justice system while having to confront your own sins.
With Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One, less than a month away from release, I find myself surprisingly underwhelmed and it has nothing to do with the console itself. In fact, I love everything I’ve seen so far when it comes to the Xbox One and what it has to offer consumers (me) from an entertainment and gaming standpoint. The problem I’ve run up against is a fairly unimpressive list of launch titles in the initial months of the console’s production. Combined with delays in major games like Watch Dogs and The Crew by Ubisoft, things aren’t looking great for Xbox fans at launch. But, hope lingers on the horizon. More specifically, Spring of 2014.