Tag Archives: XB1

Could 343 Industries be working on Scalebound? (Updated)

Microsoft disappointed fans around the world when they cancelled the developmentally challenged Scalebound. Originally planned to be a Wii game about dinosaurs, before being reworked into an ARPG focused on dragons,  Platinum Games sold the idea to Microsoft and had spent the last few years struggling with development. Sadly, all players got to see after such a long wait was a trailer and some rough gameplay footage. Continue reading Could 343 Industries be working on Scalebound? (Updated)

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Why fans are justified in picking a team when it comes to video games

I’ve previously compared gamers that choose a favorite video game platform, developer, or franchise to sports fans that pick a team and become psychologically invested in that team’s victories. After mulling it over a bit more, I have to say that it was a poor comparison: Gamers are far more justified in “picking a team” than sports fans are, because they receive a benefit more tangible than the sense of pride that comes from people they admire being really good at handling balls. Continue reading Why fans are justified in picking a team when it comes to video games

Sonic Forces custom characters unleash the force of fandom

Oh no…No! It was said Sega would thin the horde of Sonic side characters, not create them! Yet here we are, Sonic Forces allows players to create their own custom characters. I fear Sega does not understand the “Sonic Forces” it has now tapped into. Continue reading Sonic Forces custom characters unleash the force of fandom

New Sonic Mania footage shows off Flying Battery Zone

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 dumping Hitman developer IO Interactive after suffering huge losses

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

GameStop (possibly) revealed the release date of Sonic Mania

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

Nintendo Switch demographics show it is competing with PS4 and XB1

Recently, we claimed that Nintendo Switch would be competing with the PS4 and XB1. Our claims were met with responses from certain fans that ranged from saying it was in a different market to stating Nintendo was only for kids and stood no chance, etc. We’d like to address this with factual information provided by Nintendo itself. Continue reading Nintendo Switch demographics show it is competing with PS4 and XB1