BioWare and Electronic Arts have lifted the non-disclosure agreements from the beta of their massively multiplayer online world, and the news is starting to flow about what the latest venture into the Star Wars galaxy is like. Sitting down for a day of gaming, I found myself sucked into George Lucas’ brainchild, and playing the adventure as just one more character in the persistent world that has been presented to me; the question is, how does the game look?
The internet has produced some incredible things, however it was with a great amount of pleasure that I stumbled across something that could only be described as the end-all, be-all of nostalgic gaming: Abobo’s Big Adventure. The game, a free flash title being developed right here is about as close to being utterly insane as I could possibly imagine. Maybe it’s the fact that I enjoy a bit of nostalgia, or maybe it’s the fact that the main character is probably the one guy who beat me up the most as a young gamer. Either way, the game simply looks incredible.
A while back, I wrote about the five greatest innovations for the first person shooter genre over the years, and mentioned the Tribes series as a big name. It’s no accident that the mention of that series came not long before the opening of the closed beta for the newest game in the series, Tribes: Ascend, which opened up November 4th. I had a chance to play in some of the alpha phases, and now the closed beta, and since the non-disclosure agreement is now lifted, I can share some of the experience with you.
For the past month, the Inner Sphere News twitter feed has been providing small image fragments to the public, all hinting at a big announcement for the long-awaited MechWarrior Reboot that I wrote about this month. Well, as October came to a close, we were finally promised the last image that would complete the information. With each day, a couple of fragments were released to form a picture of a vicious looking BattleMech, but key details were left blurred: as seen below, the full name of the title, and the year of release were left tantalizingly blurred…but we knew that sometime in 201X, the game would arrive! Well, the waiting ended with an announcement.
No one is quite sure if the pictures of an Xbox 360 manual for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are legitimate or not, but they sure are causing a stir in the gaming community! The pictures surfaced on imgur.com, and quickly went viral among those eager to get a quick look at its contents.
I took a look at the features, and picked out some of the more important ones. Here’s a quick list of things worth mentioning that I saw in the pics. Please note that the content is not 100% confirmed, and that nothing is final.
I say it with no shame: I am one of the biggest Sonic the Hedgehog nerds you’ll ever meet. It would be pretty easy to assume I’m a 10 year old, or an empty headed fanboy, desperately clinging to my Sega Mega Drive and condemning all other Sonic games that have come out since. But you’d be wrong, I’m really not, I’m just a guy who likes games, and Sonic games are among some of my favourites.
I’ve heard Sonic called many things in the past few years, but many of them boil down to the fact that the character has become a bit of a joke, and I find myself having to agree. Sonic has always seemed uneasy since making the jump into the 3rd dimension. While the Sonic Adventure series was popular, there was always something lacking that caused the series to begin a steady decline that almost resulted in its death.
Not much information has been forthcoming about the new UNS game from CyberConnect2 (CC2) since its announcement a few months ago. The UNS titles have been one of the more enjoyable anime games out there. The question on a lot of peoples’ minds is whether or not Generations is worth it, since it looks very similar to UNS2. I’ll try to compile what info has indeed been released and how the game looks to be shaping up here.