Dan Smith is living the dream. In 2016, he won the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award for the prototype of his game, ‘The Spectrum Retreat’, at just 18-years-old. Now, with the backing of Ripstone Games, he is releasing the game for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC this month.
The Jetson family had Rosie the Robot Maid. Doctor Who had K-9. The Fantastic Four had H.E.R.B.I.E. Having a personal robot at your beck and call to aid, support you is one of advances of the modern age.
It has been some 14 years in the making but finally The Incredibles family has been Legoized. Besides being included in the now regrettably defunct Disney Infinity game – Yes, I enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean, Incredibles and the Star Wars a whole heck of a lot – and the entertaining Rise of the Underminer, Frozone and the Parr family haven’t carved out their niche in the video game universe until now. Lego The Incredibles does chisel out a place for them but with mixed results.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the focus of Nintendo’s E3 presentation today taking up about half the presentation’s overall screen time. For the Ultimate Edition, Nintendo has enhanced the game Continue Reading »
Sure, they have super strength, can turn into a wolf or fog and live forever but it still sucks being a vampire. And, I am talking a REAL vampire not any of those teenage sparkle vampires either.
It was games, games and more games at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. In total, there were 52 games on stage including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres.
At its E3 press conference, EA not only disclosed the four classes of freelancer Javelins (exo-suits) in Anthem but also the fact that players will be able to switch between them depending on the missions they take on.
At E3, Activision will be hosting the first ever public hands-on gameplay with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Destiny 2: Forsaken and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
Microsoft Studios is growing. At E3 it was revealed that five new creative teams are being added as Microsoft has acquired developers Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Continue Reading »
How in the world do you write a comic around a simple arena shooter like Quake Champions? You have to be very clever and very imaginative to make the most of that scenario. You have to be writer Ram V.
When I was a kid I remember the release of Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. Not because I saw the film or was even curious about seeing it. I just recall the firestorm surrounding it. Despite the disclaimer that the film was not based on the Gospels but just Nikos Kazantzakis’ fictional account of the life of Christ, the release was plagued by massive protests.
Video game dads aren’t exactly Father of the Year material. Bowser and Donkey Kong allow their children to tempt all manner of dangers. Mr. Burnside from Resident Evil: Code Veronica rips off the Umbrella Corporation and that gets his wife shot full of holes and him, his son imprisoned.
Stop me if you have heard this before. A strange aristocrat invites a motley crew to their mansion under very mysterious circumstances.
Michael Moreci is the anti-Galactus. He doesn’t devour worlds, he creates them. He fashioned his own original comics such as Roche Limit, Curse and Burning Fields. As well, he has Continue Reading »
When I was growing up there is no way in world that a game like Payday 2 would ever be released on a “family friendly” Nintendo console. Robbing banks? Killing police officers? No way that content would ever see the light of day in Mario’s world.
No matter which culture you come from, your stories are a crucial part of your history. Whether it is the urban legends that haunt your society, the mythological tales that are handed down from generation to generation or the annals of your family members, our history defines us.
Star Fox soars. Battletoads bash. Jim is an earthworm. Donkey Kong drives Mario bananas. And, Conker does what Conker does.
We have heard a lot about him but the relationship Lara Croft has with her father is still very much a mystery. We know that Lord Croft was the most influential figure in Lara’s life.
Released thirteen years ago, Shadow of the Colossus was a benchmark in modern gaming and added much needed legitimacy to the notion of “games as art”.
The premiere issue of Gears of War: Rise of RAAM has an extraordinary and striking cover by Ryan Brown. Besides that, the IDW book doesn’t have much going for it at all.
Who could have predicted it? The new Killer Instinct series from Dynamite Entertainment is turning out to be one of the best comics on the racks today.
In Iconoclasts, all Robin wants to do is help people. Fix their homes. Fix their vehicles. Fix anything that’s broken and get it to work again.
It is said that while seeking revenge, you should dig two graves – one for your target and one for yourself. That is what Jonah Maiava tries to get Lara Croft to understand in Tomb Raider – Survivor’s Crusade #2.
THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios have dropped the checkered flag.
Independent developer and publisher Rebellion today announced the acquisition of development studio Radiant Worlds.
The Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history.
The dragons are coming to Monster Hunter: World.
You know what is really scary? Those Mini Pop Kids. Every Christmas a new batch of those singing brats appear out of nowhere shilling the latest collection of moronic melodies on television.
Although it may have been published in 1924 Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game has influenced everything from Stephen King’s The Running Man to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games and Fukasaku’s Battle Royale.
Agent 47 is going to be dishing out some season’s beatings this Christmas.
Pokemon trainers, get ready to catch them all…again.
Warner Bros. Interactive is making the holidays brighter. Beginning December 14th and running through December 18th, players will be able to download the Injustice 2 Free Trial on PlayStation 4 Continue Reading »
Developer Crystal Dynamics is celebrating its 25 years in the gaming business with a new video highlighting their accomplishments.
Nintendo has announced that since its launch in March their Switch console has sold 10 million units world-wide.
Christmas is coming early for Killing Floor 2 fans.
The evil hasn’t ended. Today, Capcom has released Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
The latest Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Trailer has been released and it features all of the legendary heroes and villains that are in the game.
Fans of The Walking Dead can now own every episode of the Telltale series in one package.
Ever since its creation in 1994 Killer Instinct has been regarded as the weaker cousin to Mortal Kombat. Whereas Killer Instinct followed Mortal Kombat into arcades and later onto home consoles, the franchise has done the same in the comic book world. Although the Mortal Kombat franchise flopped under the Malibu Comics banner and DC’s Mortal Kombat X: Blood Ties had limited success, Dynamite Entertainment has taken a gamble on the Killer Instinct property with their new series.
Annual releases are a lucrative strategy in the gaming business. One only has to look at the financial successes of Call of Duty, some of the EA Sports titles, and Continue Reading »
Lara Croft has come a long, long way. From pixels on a computer screen to being portrayed magnificently by Angelia Jolie on the silver screen, Croft is a gaming icon as much as Mario or Master Chief are.
Thanks to the mighty Marvel movies Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and others are all household names. But what about Kid Colt, Stingray, Adam Warlock or Wonder Man? Are they and others doomed to live in obscurity as B-List heroes?
Waiting for the bus. Riding the subway. Waiting for the laundry to dry. Crowded into a car during that family trip to grandma’s house. We have all been there and done that. Whether you are a hard-core or a casual gamer extra time means game time and that’s the idea behind Mario Party: The Top 100 for the Nintendo 3DS.
I remember unboxing my NES, one of my first slick boxes of gaming goodness. How a little moustached plumber and his adventures consumed my days. How finding my first warp screen in Level 4-2 blew my mind and those of my friends who were all experiencing Mario Bros. for the first time at the same time sharing our triumphs, our tragedies and the secrets we discovered.
Move over Jigsaw. Here comes The Trapper. Targeting first responders with his devious death traps, Hidden Agenda’s villain is a devious mastermind, even if he is a tad bit derivative.
It is that time of year when the ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night get up to all sorts of mischief. To celebrate, we crept through the graveyard, opened those dusty vaults in our search for the best horror games ever made. These are games that not only creeped us out but actually simulated the experience of being stalked, scared and startled like any good horror movie.
Giant monster fish, unlikely heroes, and some familiar Final Fantasy faces were on display at the Square Enix media event in Toronto. At the sneak peak, we were able to Continue Reading »
When you’ve reached the top of the mountain, in this case the Misty Mountains, it is always difficult to make that climb again. Case in point, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won a multitude of Game of the Year awards in 2014.When the sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, as announced all eyes were on Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to not just replicate their success but to surpass it. Well, have no fear, faithful guardians of Gondor, Shadow of War is that and so much more.
Welcome… to Jurassic Park, again.
It is time to get serious. Serious Sam (Sam Stone) has joined Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan, the sci-fi MMORPG, as a playable character alongside video game icon Duke Nukem.