Strider Hiryu is the type of character who has a huge fan base, but many people know nothing about the character. Besides the fact that he is widely loved in the Marvel Vs. Capcom series, plenty of people have never even played any games in the Strider series. I was one of those people, but all of that changed when Double Helix Games released Strider for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, PC and the Playstation 3.
Let’s get the biggest, inevitable elephant out of the room. Thief looks like Dishonored. There, it’s been said. However, whilst Eidos Montreal’s latest reboot shares numerous similarities with its competition, Thief is very much its own stealthy game.
Aside from a number of screenshots and trailers, not much is known about the specifics behind Techland’s upcoming open-world zombie title, Dying Light. With the inclusion of zombies, one generally expects the same affair as always – zombies appear, humans kill them. And sometimes each other.
The new ‘Humanity’ trailer, however, shines a light on the moral struggle presented in the game. And it looks mighty intriguing.
The recent release of Fable Anniversary and the general rise in the popularity of high-definition makeovers in recent years got me thinking; are HD remakes of video games really necessary?
Activision announced earlier today that they are adding a third developer to the Call of Duty rotation – Sledgehammer Games. With a trio now churning out annual Call of Duty titles in a three-year rotation (meaning 2014: Sledgehammer Games; 2015: Treyarch; 2016: Infinity Ward, and so on), Activision seems confident in its gamble that a third studio will help balance the franchise.
But will this change benefit Call of Duty? Or has it sealed its own fate?
During its annual earnings call today, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed that Call of Duty will stick to its annual release – though they now have a third developer working alongside Infinity Ward and Treyarch.
It’s impossible to talk about episodic storytelling without talking about Telltale Games. It’s inevitable that their name will pop up in any conversation regarding this subject, and rightly so. Telltale are considered the very best (albeit one of the only) developers in episodic storytelling in video games.
How far would you be willing to go to save someone you love? Would you walk to hell and back? Would you jump out of a burning airplane while covered in blood, into shark-infested waters? That’s a slight exaggeration, but my point is you would do anything to save your family. Quantic Dream’s 2010 PlayStation 3 exclusive hit, Heavy Rain, tests what you would be willing to do to save someone near and dear to you in a race against time thriller.
Valentine’s Day is a day where we take that special someone out on a extravagant dinner and shower them with gifts, to show them how much we love them, and how much they mean to us.
China has temporarily lifted their 14 year ban on foreign gaming consoles today, opening the doors for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft to sell their products in the world’s third largest video game market.