Bethesda and PS3 mix together about as well as oil and water. And the resulting games are about as fun as trying to escape drowning when the oil on the water is on fire
Some updated post-reveal news from Xbox about the One and always-on
As we all probably have been guessing for a while, the traditional game console as we know it is over, and the war for your whole living room gets real.
I really wish I still had a PS3 just to play The Last of Us. This trailer is a couple of weeks old now, which makes it a fossil in internet time, but it still deserves a look from those of you who haven’t seen it. I really like the concepts that Naughty Dog is putting into this series. Having beaten the entire Jak and Daxter series and the first two Uncharted games it’s easy to trust them with smart, fun, and engaging games.
Nintendo is not having a press conference at E3 this year. Trimming the proverbial fat with their direct-to-customer Nintendo Direct videos, or is this a major misstep in the Wii U’s infancy?
I pop the disc in and a large update is immediately required. I have heard that this update touched up the graphics a bit, fixed a slew of bugs, and made the AI more aggressive. I begin playing on Ultimate Badass difficulty. My first impression is that the graphics are akin to a first generation title (meaning it looks like it’s about 6 years old), but that they aren’t terrible. The first chunk of the game is actually very compelling, giving a good atmosphere that caught me with a couple of well-timed jump scares.
I try my hand at Warframe, a new online third person shooter that’s currently in open beta right now. Will this one be the online co-op shooter we’ve been waiting for, or is it another Huxley?
In which I ruin another great science fiction sub-genre by turning it into a learning opportunity.
The term RPG has come to encompass a myriad of titles and genre subsets and it now begs the question “What is an RPG? Is that genre even a useful classification anymore?”
Ansem is all about the Darkness. He wants to live in it, be it, and create an entire kingdom bathed in it. Welcome to the Kingdom Hearts fandom! It took me quite a while to unscramble my brain and organize all the time travel so I will touch briefly on all four incarnations and then sum up on why this person is the perfect embodiment of all evil and deserves to burn on a pyre.
Tonight I embark upon a quest to play a game that critics have panned as, “an awful game” by Kotaku, “unfinished” by IGN, and “get away from this bitch” by Destructoid.
At long last, Luigi’s Mansion has been given a sequel on the 3DS. The result? It’s a delightfully comic and eerie adventure, one that takes the innovation of its predecessor to beautiful new heights.
How do you kick off Philly Tech Week 2013? How about a record-setting game of pong on a 29 story building for all the city to see?
IGN got the scoop on Bethesda and Shinji Mikami’s new survival horror game that promises to be “true” survival horror. We shall see…. No gameplay is featured in the debut trailer, but the bloody four-armed woman looks promising.
I decided to indulge in the classier of video game arts and go to Video Games Live, the go-to traveling symphony featuring solely video game music. And it was incredible.
In the future, when people argue about whether a game can be a vessel for conveying themes or considered art, I hope Bioshock: Infinite will be part of the conversation.
Microsoft Studios’ Creative Director Adam Orth slung some arrogant and naive hash over always-on rumors for the next Xbox. Microsoft needs to start giving us answers, and not treat us like morons.
We wrap up our PAX East 2013 coverage with Dive Kick, Elder Scrolls Online, and Heroes and Generals
Day 2 of PAX coverage rolls on with Transistor, Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4, Duck Tales Remastered, and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
PAX East has a bevy of tasty titles to sample from. Let’s start off with Watch_Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Saints Row IV, and the Last of US
My thoughts and experiences on nVidia’s Project Shield mobile gaming device with a hands-on at PAX East 2013
On the last installment of The Greatest RPGS You Haven’t Played I left you with a thrilling turn-based RPG in immortal steampunk adventure land, as well as a strategy-based RPG set in the trenches of something suspiciously like World War II. We must press onward today into the recesses of bargain bins of game stores everywhere in the hopes of finding the great unplayed RPGs of years past!
Steve Swink lays out how the future of education and preparing this generation for the world’s complex problems can be solved through educational games at PAX East
Happy Sunday, everyone!
I was actually preparing a wholly different article (a Sucks to Be a Noob), but personal tragedies didn’t allow me time to complete it properly so I am sort of cheating with this top 5 list. No worries though, we won’t become a Newsarama type of site, where all you see are top 10 lists!
I have been spending my recent gaming time going through the great RPGs of past years; games with rich and compelling worlds, well-written characters, an engaging combat system, and a beautiful soundtrack. I’m certainly excited for the new horizon of the gaming industry, but there are some games that I will always hold close to my heart .These RPGs are not major blockbusters like Final Fantasy XIII or Skyrim. They may have caught your eye once or twice, or were recommended to you by a wise friend, but you were too busy blasting halos with your gears of war to pay attention. So I thought I would share some of these wonderful games with you before the next generation systems are released and you spend all of your gaming time enjoying their 3D compatibility, super HD resolution, motion controls, six-layer axis controls, pineapple dongles, and other such things.