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.
Japan finally has the PlayStation 4, and no longer has to wait for greatness. Present and hosting the event were Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House, SCE Japan Asia president Hiroshi Kawano and SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. It’s no doubt that the event itself was spectacular, and it’s fantastic that Japanese gamers finally have their hands on the console that’s taking the world by storm.
But one nagging fact remains – the large majority of cheering and applause during the event was quite obviously fake.
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.
Bethesda has received a not-so-surprising rating of M for the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online, although the company tends to disagree, they will not be challenging the ESRB rating.
If you thought the Playstation 4 couldn’t develop another problem – you are in for a surprise! According to a thread on the official PlayStation forum, the console has been corrupting save files for select games.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch releases Janurary 30th on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The Playstation 4 release date has yet to be announced.