Gears of War was a defining franchise for this generation of gaming and quickly became Microsoft’s biggest exclusive series outside of Halo, having grossed well over a billion dollars in revenue. With the Xbox One almost here, many fans have been wondering whether or not we can expect a Gears game in the next generation.
Its Wednesday again which means its time for another Team of the Week. A week with some very high rated players across the board this week, with a lot of first time In forms.
Updated with players team and rank change
Back to league Football with this weeks informs for the week of the 23rd. Today is another great week for the Silver lowers in all of us. So check below for this weeks team.
Halo divided camps from the beginning: those who saw the Xbox’s prized launch title as nothing more than a polished copy of previous shooter principles, and those who understood the revolutionary nature of its open-ended gameplay and eloquently scripted plot. While those same camp wars continue, the latter group have been graced once more with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, an honourary, graphically-enhanced salute to Bungie’s loyal ten-year fanbase. No longer in command of the control center, however, the honour of firing those twenty-one guns pointed at the head of the universe falls on the shoulders of 343 Industries, the new task force assigned to future Halo operations. In their first test, have they mastered the Master or wronged the relic ring’s respectability?
Man, I feel like a Forerunner. Ten years after unsealing the hushed casket, the boys at 343 Industries – Bungie, in spirit — are honouring their long-time legendary loyalties with next week’s enhanced anniversary edition of the real 2001 space odyssey, Halo: Combat Evolved, Bungie’s breakthrough that redefined the first-person shooter’s limitations and set the genre loose on the home console market. Rest assured, we’ll have Anniversary’s review for you and more, but to satisfy your insatiable nostalgic appetite until its release, we thought we’d take a look back at Master Chief’s original outer-space outing before coming around full circle.
First, the looming question: why is Halo so significant to gaming culture? What impact and legacy has it left on the hearts and minds, both developer and player alike, within our illustrious industry? To mince words, what’s the big deal? Twenty years have forged the first-person shooter into the most popular genre in gaming, sure, but where Doom formulated, Halo reinvented, shocking the desktop shooter skeptics convinced that a control stick was no match for a mouse. Bungie proved the naysayers’ negativity null and moot.
Another weekend of Football is over which means its time for a new week of Ultimate Team informs. It was a good week of Football seeing some great player feature.
I’ve never been much of a fan of tower defense games. Other than the brilliant Plants Versus Zombies and the entertaining Sanctum, I have pretty much ignored the whole genre. I think it’s something to do with the fact I find it distressingly similar to the worst part of RTS games. The part when your base is over run by hordes of enemies and all you can do is watch in horror and sob. Actually it’s not similar; it’s basically the exact same thing. Tower Defence games are a genre set up to remind me how bad I am at RTS games. I guess that’s why I try to avoid them. That said, Dungeon Defenders managed to lure me into playing with its fantastic, cutesy, cell shaded graphics and promise of online action RPG/ tower defence co-op.