Sonic Mania is the Blue Blur’s return to glorious pixelated 2D, and it features a mixture of entirely new areas and remixed zones from past Sonic games. As fans wait for this throwback to the days when Sonic gave Nintendo’s mustachioed plumber a run for his money, the development team has been showing gameplay footage here and there. Continue reading New Sonic Mania footage shows off Flying Battery Zone
Square Enix has shocked many with the news that it is desperately trying to sell the Danish development studio IO Interactive, makers of the Hitman series. The franchise has seen a massive decrease in sales since Hitman Absolution. Flagging sales, paired with the rising cost of development, have lead to Square Enix suffering a loss of nearly 43 million dollars. Continue reading Square Enix dumping Hitman developer IO Interactive after suffering huge losses
“What if?” It’s a question we all hear too often. Usually it leads to bad hypotheticals, but sometimes it leads to something worse: A cool idea that will never happen. Like “What if Platinum Games made a stylish action shooter?” Wait…that happened? Continue reading Vanquish, Platinum’s underappreciated stylish action shooter, is coming to PC
Ninja Theory is a more than competent development studio that had a rough go of it with fans in the past, which originated from the development of DmC: Devil may Cry. As a Western developer making a Devil May Cry game, the deck was stacked against Ninja Theory from the outset. For the most part, fans didn’t want a new interpretation of their beloved characters, and especially not with the changes to design, story, and combat that Ninja Theory had planned, even if Capcom had pushed them to make those radical changes in the first place. Continue reading From DmC to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Ninja Theory is getting it right
Yoko Taro has a well earned cult following. While the quality of gameplay for the Drakengard and Nier games of the past could be described as mediocre at very best, the quality of his stories is beyond reproach. That’s why Nier: Automata’s pairing of Yoko Taro, genius story writer and director, and Platinum Games, the king of action games, is so beautiful. Peanut butter and jelly could only dream of being half as good a pairing. Continue reading Nier: Automata review: Nier perfection
There are two Sonic games scheduled to release this year: Sonic Forces, a 3D current generation game that looks to follow in Sonic Generations’ footsteps, and Sonic Mania, the classic 2D Sonic game of our dreams that’s being made by fans turned indie devs. The former is scheduled for release this holiday season, while the latter had been delayed to an unspecified date.
Sonic Mania was originally supposed to release this spring, but game development is a fickle business, and so it was delayed. Fans have been anxiously awaiting a new release date, and it seems GameStop has spilled the beans: Continue reading GameStop (possibly) revealed the release date of Sonic Mania
In light of tumblr’s hilariously stupid backlash to D.Va’s new police skin, now would be a perfect time to look at five of the best police officers in video games. There’s certainly no shortage of cops in gaming, on both sides of the morality spectrum, so we’re narrowing the scope a bit:
- One character per franchise.
- Must fall on the good side of the moral spectrum. (No Tenpenny)
- Character must have been in a game that came to the West. (No Policenauts)
With those caveats in mind, here are our top 5 police officers in video games: Continue reading Top 5 police officers in video games, inspired by D.Va