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There’s less than two weeks until the release of Final Fantasy XV. Previously announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII with the “Somnus” trailer all the way back in 2006 near the launch of the PS3 it’s since changed directors, platform, name and even a fair bit of the story and characters. Now it’s looking to finally be arriving for our playing pleasure after a bit of a bump earlier this year which saw the game delayed from an initial September release.
A sequel to Bayonetta is in development at Platinum games. Bayonetta is surely one of the studio’s more popular titles, so this is not so strange. What is strange is that this game is being produced and published by Nintendo, and is releasing exclusively on the Wii U. At the time of announcement many reactions were pretty extreme, both positive and negative.
Some time ago, a game under development caught my eye. Strongly influenced by classics such as Wolfenstien 3D and Doom, Wrack brings the player back to a simpler time in FPS history. The demo build I received from the developers, Final Boss Entertainment, may only have contained three levels but it was enough to make me believe that the final product could become a favourite among FPS fans.
In the first few minutes of trying out the Starhawk beta, I had two experiences that solidified in my mind how much this game will be worth a purchase when it releases in early May.
Most puzzle games on the iOS platform are built to be time-killers, nothing more than simple little experiences that make your wait for the morning commute a little more bearable. Sure, they’re a sight better than twiddling your thumbs, but deep down, puzzle fans crave something that isn’t just meant to kill five minutes.
Today Steam released “Steam Mobile”, an app for iOS and Android devices. It’s currently a closed beta, with invites slowly rolling out across the Steam user base. Lucky for you guys I got in so I can give you a glimpse of what’s in store.
Here in England, GameCity, a games festival, has just wrapped up. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend a lot of the events there, but one thing I made doubly sure I had time for was a live demonstration of Journey, the forthcoming game from ThatGameCompany.
This is probably going to be a short one, despite playing on the Vita twice, I got about 15 minutes with it in total.
So, SSX is back. The popular Snowboarding franchise from last generation has returned but is it a glorious comeback or a cash in on a much loved name?
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Texas Gamexperience hosted by AMD and HardOCP. The show had several interesting things to see but the focus was definitely on the Eyefinity technology by AMD. Eyefinity is AMD’s solution for multi-monitor gaming and other applications. The focus today was on its use in gaming to achieve an ultra-wide field-of-view which occupies most of your peripheral vision. The biggest advantage of Eyefinity is that a single graphics card can power all three monitors so there is no need for crossfire or […]
With the recent closure of the Shuttle Program and the future of just what craft will take man into the stars on everyone’s mind, Kerbal Space Program is a timely entry for Friday Freeloader.
As someone who’s not a huge fan of strategy games, there’s something strangely alluring about Europa Universalis 3. Whether it’s just the sheer volume of what’s going on within the game (and there usually is, whether you can see it past the Fog of War or not), or the amount of scrutinising over decisions that needs to be done, it’s got that “Just one more year” nagging feeling that makes you giddy about what’s going to happen next. It could possibly be one of the best strategy games you’ve passed […]
I recently spent some time with a preview build of Runespell: Overture, developer Mystic Box’s foray into the topsy-turvy world of fantasy RPG-lite poker. Here are my thoughts.
When it comes to zombie games most of us have had just about enough, so when publisher Deep Silver announced their new survival-horror title Dead Island with little more than a few screenshots and pre-rendered trailers it was met with cynical caution, if not outright disdain. The sheer number of zombie and zombie-related titles released over the last decade had left the industry fully saturated with gratuitous gore, so why should any of us expect anything new from such a stereotypically-named game? First among the naysayers – even for a […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six or seven months then I’m sure you’ve heard about Minecraft, the open world, build anything sandbox game that’s become a phenomenon among gamers, even though it’s still in beta. But while thousands praise it, there are many who aren’t fans of it, myself included, mostly due to the fact that people call it a game when it’s more of a creation tool. A literal sandbox, not a video game in the modern sense. If that sounds like you then […]