Monthly Archive: October 2015

Following on from Gamespot’s interview with Aaron Greenberg earlier in the week, (which we covered HERE), where the Microsoft Marketing Lead stating it was the “Quality” of the title that they were prioritising over, we have gone ahead and looked at the aggregate score for Xbox One titles along with looking at the number of games available for the system. Is it really the case of Quality over Quantity? I will be running the numbers against the direct competition in the PS4 as the most viable option. Looking at the numbers, specifically on Metacritic, they cast a small shadow over … Read More »

BlackOps Friday finished yesterday, with the final instalment showing off the new Nuketown. The map has been revamped in Black Ops 3 with a more futuristic take than the previous version. “We wanted to keep the magic that makes Nuketown, Nuketown,” said Adam Hogatt, level designer for Black Ops 3. “We made some changes; the centre of the map is a lot bigger making it easier to get around. There’s also a wall run on the front of the map that has a high risk, high reward for players.” The developers also had some more maps to show to fans. The first new map showed off was called Breach. … Read More »

If you have been holding off buying some of the new Sierra Games that were released on Xbox One over the summer, now may be the time to give in. The Sierra Games Collection brings together four great games that are Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved, King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember, Velocity 2X, and Shiftlings. These four games would normally set you back £52.49, but thanks to the bundle it will only cost you £34.99. Game description: This is a bundle of 4 Sierra™ games – Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved, King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight … Read More »

Minecraft since its release has shaped the way in which alot of adults and children alike play, this outstanding game where you are only held back by your imagination has been an amazing creative tool and its not surprising its been used for development to teach children biochemistry. Tens of millions of children play Minecraft, but now the game could help them take their first steps into the world of biochemistry too. Students at the University of Hull have created a Minecraft world called MolCraft, which aims to introduce children to topics including the structures of proteins and chemicals. Available as a … Read More »

Spiders and Focus Home Interactive have released the first real trailer for their upcoming RPG The Technomancer. The trailer gives us a first look at the world of The Technomancer as well as learning about the three different combat styles. Staff: Highly mobile long-ranged melee to hit multiple targets. Rogue with knife and gun: Agile, mobile, with dodges, rolls, and effective CC with the gun. Protection with mace and shield: Parry, block, and beat them to death with powerful attacks! Each of the combat styles can be given electrical Technomancer powers that increases their power. In the trailer you see … Read More »

Since new CEO Andrew Wilson has taken over EA has gone strength to strength and as such its managed to raise its profitability. EA has seen a turnaround in recent quarters, as have other video game companies that have invested heavily in next-generation consoles such as Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, and Square Enix. EA raised its full-year earnings and revenue outlook as a result of its more optimistic outlook. The change in outlook reflects “excitement for upcoming titles including Star Wars Battlefront,” Wilson said. Electronic Arts beat Wall Street estimates handily in its latest quarter, the three month period ended … Read More »

Veteran developer Warren Spector has encouraged designers to create more games than encourage player agency and ‘collaborative storytelling’, while singling out the likes of Uncharted, Heavy Rain and Telltale’s The Walking Dead for failing to make the most of the medium. Opening his keynote at PAX Aus 2015 earlier today, the Deus Ex creator told the audience: “We are all part of a medium nothing else can do: collaborative storytelling. And I think it’s important that we embrace that capability.” The seasoned designer re-iterated on several occasions that player experience and the ability to express themselves in a game should always comes … Read More »

The votes have been cast, the votes have been tallied, the votes have been transmogrified into Golden Joysticks, and now these Joysticks of gold have been handed to the winners. In case you’re unaware, the Golden Joystick Awards are – so Wikipedia, font of all knowledge tells me – the second oldest award ceremony after the Arcade Awards. The Golden Joysticks Awards are decided by the British public’s votes over a selection of categories; over nine million votes were cast for the 2014 Awards. So, who won what? Find out below. Best Original Game Bloodborne Best Storytelling The Witcher 3: … Read More »

Halo 5 is a huge franchise that most gamers know and love, after some criticism that Halo 5’s story was a beautifully crafted “play it safe” for 343 Frank O’Connor Halo’s franchise director spoke to Time in regards to this, heres what he had to say: It’s totally a fair conversation to have, and I can’t disagree with how you felt about the game, you felt the way you felt,” says O’Connor, responding to my critique of Master Chief, the series’ icon, as an emotionally blank cipher for players. “It’s a tension that we’ve had, and something I’ve spoken about many times in … Read More »

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