Sure, some people still stuck in the console warrior days will gnash their teeth, but lets face facts here: Outside of DOOM, Bethesda has been in a downward spiral. I can’t really blame the development teams, because it’s painfully obvious the problem has been management. Time, budgetary constraints, and trend chasing from upper management has been choking the life out of iconic franchises like Fallout, Wolfenstein, and running Skyrim into the dirt. Is this really the leadership anyone wants making the big decisions on The Elder Scrolls VI? Continue reading Microsoft buying Zenimax was the best possible outcome
The Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy isn’t Dark Souls, but it has soared to the top of charts since its release on Friday. The nostalgia-inducing platformer beat out Horizon: Zero Dawn as the UK’s number one single-format boxed release of the year. Continue reading Activision CEO: We’re ‘experimenting’ with Crash Bandicoot, ‘could lead to other things’
E3 2017 was fine. In fact it had some great high points, like Beyond Good and Evil 2, Shadow of the Colossus Remastered, Pokémon and Metroid Prime 4 confirmed for Nintendo Switch, and the Super Mario Odyssey blowout. However, there was a little something missing from the conferences this year. Something that, in years past, had kept gamers glued to the live streams.
What was missing? Let’s break it down and find out. Here are five reasons why E3 2017 wasn’t at it’s best.
E3 is the gamer version of Super Bowl commercials, except better, because the products are what the audience actually wants to see. It’s a time for reveals and surprises, like a summer Xmas, but developers have recently gotten a little too excited when it comes to revealing games still in the early stages of production. There are two ways Publishers can approach E3: Take Path A and show what they’re planning, or take Path B and show what they’re releasing. Continue reading Examining E3 2017 conferences based on release dates for every game shown
Every single time a console holder becomes the top dog, they also become disdainful of their fans. They lean on their past and current success, then try to maximize profits by utilizing unsustainable business practices, instead of pleasing gamers and third parties. This is why Nintendo had such a terrible reputation for decades. It’s why Sony’s expectation of PS3 dominance got BTFO by XB360 and Wii. It’s why the Wii U failed so miserably. It’s why the XBOX will possibly be Microsoft’s last console. It’s as inevitable as the tides: When a company becomes too successful, it stops playing by the rules of good sense and gets smacked down. Continue reading E3 2017 Impressions: Sony is now holding back the gaming industry
At E3 2017, Microsoft announced cross-network play for PC, Switch, and Xbox One was coming to Minecraft. Soon afterwards, Nintendo announced that Rocket League will be coming to the Switch, once more bringing cross-network play between PC, Switch, and Xbox One.
After Sony started their conference by showing two commercials and then letting Shawn Layden do his dragging speech — they could only go up from there. And they did. Sony impressed during their conference. While Xbox went the route of showing basically every game you’ll be able to play over the next year or two, Sony took the traditional path and showed their top games. Continue reading E3 Impressions: Sony Media Showcase
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We only got about 2 minutes of Destiny 2, but it was enough to show off their certifiably bad-ass villain. He looks like a Cabal leader, classic warmonger, and will serve as a great antagonist for the story they are trying to tell. Continue reading Destiny 2 shows off villain at Sony’s E3
Sony’s exclusive Spider-Man title from Insomniac was revealed as the final game of the Sony E3 2017 press conference. With the minor teaser at last year’s E3, it was almost required of Insomniac to let fans see Spider-Man in action and show exactly what this game is about. They delivered. Continue reading E3 2017: Insomniac’s Spider-Man gameplay revealed
God of War looked as stunning as it did when it was revealed last year. The story seems like a straightforward father and son story, but the circumstances around it is what makes it interesting. From the five or so minutes we did see, it looks like Kratos and his son can push forward a great story. Continue reading E3 2017: Sony shows off God Of War