Few things are more immersive than visiting a fully realized universe. This doesn’t mean we aren’t looking for great story or boffo gameplay. But often as not, the world that keeps us playing, drawn to that altered state that only gaming can provide.
So, right before this year’s E3 started, the cat was let out of the bag and the worst kept secret in the videogame business was finally in the open. Yes, it is true, confirmed Sony’s John Koller, the leaked material was right, Sony is working on a new revision of its portable gaming platform, PSP. […]
Jeez, people. They call this “E3 Day Zero” for a reason, you know. Nothing’s supposed to happen. Half the exhibitors are still setting up. And instead we get Valve announcing Left 4 Dead 2, to ship scarcely a year after the first? We get Remedy’s promise that Alan Wake is really really real, and will […]
The Electronic Entertainment Expo officially kicks off tomorrow, but the press has already descended on Los Angeles and secret behind the scenes goings-on are have begun. While ESA Prez Michael Gallagher has insisted that this year is not a return to the huge and wild E3s of old, there’s definitely a sense that compared to […]
Review by Jason Dobry Killing Floor Developer Tripwire Interactive Publisher Tripwire Interactive Released May 14, 2009 Available for PC Verdict: 2/5 Rotten Egg “Tripwire Interactive recently released Killing Floor, an updated retail version of the 2005 mod by the same name for Unreal 2004. I managed to secure it for only 15 bucks on Steam, […]
This has nothing to do with what we normally cover around here, it’s just… well, it’s awesome. It’s from comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates, who have many other funny songs and videos on their website. (Trawling the internet at work is fun!)
Review by Meho Krljic Zeno Clash Developer Ace Team Publisher Valve Corporation/ Noviy Disk Released April 21, 2009 Available for PC Verdict: 4/5 Thumbs Up “If punching people in the face was this fun in real life no one would be taking heroin, going to college or playing videogames” The Curse of Independence In the […]
Rock, Paper, Shotgun has an interview with GSC Game World’s Oleg Yavorsky on the upcoming S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, which is due this fall (yeah right). While I know that opinions varied on Clear Sky – a game I now feel I was too hard on – I am a stalwart fan of the series […]
Noitu Love 2: Devolution essentially bursts with quality. It’s just a highly professional piece of work, from the actual design of the stages and action down to the quality testing. It feels like a proper commercial product despite the low resolution, occasional screen-tear and the campy old-skool aesthetic. It’s a pick-up and play kind of game that anyone can play but that anyone will almost certainly be someone already considered a (dare I say it – hardcore) gamer.
One of the more interesting tidbits to come out of Gamasutra’s recent analysis of the state of GameStop was the huge profit GameStop makes selling used games. It’s not rocket science how they do it. They buy back nearly mint games from gamers for pennies on the dollar, slap a big price tag on the […]