Every year there are tons of awesome games that get released and we always hear about them well in advanced (sometimes a little too far in advance *cough* The Last Guardian *cough*). So, we already know most of the major games that we will be playing this year and this is my personal list of the ones I am most excited for. Turns out it is pretty hard to rank your excitement for games and an awesome trailer or a demo tomorrow could change up the ranking, but as of right now this is where everything stands for me. Continue Reading
2013 is over and now we have time to reflect upon the year that was. This means that a big topic of discussion is what should be the game of the year for 2013. All across the internet gaming sites and individual gamers alike are making lists and declaring winners of titles like “Best RPG” and “Best Shooter”. The biggest public showcase for these titles/awards in videogames is Spike’s Video Game Awards, now renamed VGX. Continue Reading
The Wii U is mere months away from release and interest is building. It represents a huge risk for the oldest games company left in the console business and could prove to be a huge disaster, however so was the Wii and look at how that turned out. Here is a list of the 5 reasons it wont be go that way and could prove to be Nintendo’s most popular console ever, a console that appeals to all ages and people.
So we’re at the beginning of 2012, and what better way to look forward to the New Year than by hyping up the games that are slated to be released this year. I’ll start this feature by going over one of my most anticipated games of 2012: Tomb Raider.
A while back, I took at look at the beta for the new massively multiplayer game from BioWare, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Well, as of the 20th, the game is officially launched, but for the past week some lucky players have been included in the pre-launch, leveling up our characters and generally trying to get as much neat stuff as possible before the servers really fill up. Still, with some extra patch time between the last beta weekend and the official live game having passed, what’s changed about the game itself?
The Alan Wake series is as strange and backward as the world on which it is based. After the first game came out, not without a truckload of promotional extras to try and get as much attention as they could, the game just sort of vanished. There were those two DLCs sure, but after the web series and books that accompanied the main game’s release, it all seemed kind of muted. Anyway, after the main game ended on a cliff hanger, the developers promised that the story would be continued in DLC.
This DLC would bridge the gap between the end of the first game and the eventual second Alan Wake title. Well, it finally looks like the second stand alone Alan Wake title is on the horizon, but it’s just not in a form that we might have expected.
Today, has been a busy day for Nintendo. The increasing of sales of the Nintendo 3DS, Shigeru Miyamoto taking a step back and the fifth anniversary of the Nintendo Wii in Europe. Seems to me Nintendo are very busy with the Christmas period getting into full swing (near enough). Going by reports from MCV talking to the GAME Group and other retailers – plus supermarkets saying, that they have more than adequate stock of the Nintendo 3DS – reassuring customers that they will be able to get a 3DS for this Christmas. So, no Wii launch catastrophe ahead? Those that didn’t pre-ordered was very lucky to obtain a Wii for when it first launched. Of course this is a different story, as the Nintendo 3DS launched in the UK earlier this year. I contemplated to get a 3DS from the very start – as it was the line-up of games which made me reconsider time & time again.