Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today.
I'm binging on Saints Row 2 in giddy anticipation for Saints Row: The Third's November 15 release. Time to snatch up some more hos!
• Not even a leisurely jet plane ride rife with trigger-happy gangsters escapes chaos in Saints Row: The Third. Next time, I'm booking myself into the "non-insane" section.
Continue after the break for the soundscapes and art styles of Rage, the euphoria of the perfect shot in Sniper Elite V2, and a rail-bound shootout in Metro: Last Light.
• Rage satisfies the unspoken rule of pairing celebrity talent with gorgeous post-apocalyptic visuals in John Goodman's role as the gruff Dan Hagar. Goodman's usually not one for video game voice work. It's as if he's — dare I say it — out of his element.
• The exquisitely aligned bullet cracks through the Panzer commander's neck before he even yells out "schiesse!" in Sniper Elite V2. Killcams are de rigueur for shooters nowadays, but that doesn't stop me from cackling in glee every time I see some hot sniping action.
• Metro: Last Light protagonist Artyom's surprisingly limber reflexes come in handy while clearing out rickety trains in Moscow's dank tunnels. I guess killing everyone onboard is one way to stop a train without a pull-cord.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties