The business days of Tokyo Game Show have wrapped up. Developers and publishers have made their big announcements and press have had their interviews, so even though the open-to-the-public days are this weekend, the big news has all been announced. Here is a short list of the stories and games that were heating up industry talk during the first two days of the show.
Defense of the Ancients (also known as DotA) just might be the most important mod ever made for a PC game. DotA is one of the main reasons why millions of players still play Warcraft III today, and it has influenced quite a few recently released and upcoming spiritual successors to the team-based/action RTS
So what would happen if amoral Balkan sociopath Niko Bellic was in everyone's favourite cute and cuddly cartoon racer? Would Mario and chums accept him into the line-up with grace and humility? Would Niko keep the lid on all his murderous rage when Yoshi was firing red shells up his tailpipe? Of course, not. This is what would happen if the worlds of Liberty City and the Mushroom Kingdom clashed...
And that got us thinking. What
The end of summer means the beginning of the game season, and today is the last Friday before the game industry’s big holiday push. Publishers jam the fall with games to challenge the true worth of your credit card – a double dog dare in the uncertain economy of 2009.
Microsoft's Gamescom press conference happened this morning. We were expecting Lionhead's Peter Molyneux to reveal what his studio is working on and maybe some other Microsoft/Xbox related stuff to be mentioned. We got plenty of the former, but not so much of the latter. Actually we get none of the latter. Turns out this was prety much just a Fable conference. Here's an abridged version of events:
The Sony press conference got things underway at gamescom in Germany earlier today. Rumours of a PS3 price drop and an all-new skinny version of the console had been building momentum in the build up to this week's event. So did the PlayStation people deliver? Find out below with our bullet-point rundown of all the Sony conference highlights.
Gamescom is unquestionably more low profile than E3’s explosive LA shindig. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to get pumped up for the upcoming event in Cologne. Hell, we can think of, oh, at least 23 examples why you should give a damn about the ‘European E3.’ And they all take the form of potentially amazing games. Below you’ll find a line-up of some of the most exciting titles due to
From its inception, the idea behind Week of Geek has been “as niche as possible.” To some, an article about videogame music is obscure enough, but as an ardent fan of all things VGM, I wanted to truly geek out and talk about game music that references other game music.
Shark Week on GR is about sharks and games (and not at all about riding on the caudal fin of the Discovery Channel’s popularity). So what the hell could be a better way to celebrate sharks and games than by featuring the GAMESHARK. Just look at it, it has both words right there.
It’s been about six years since Defense of the Ancients, a multiplayer mod for Warcraft III, was released - and it’s still making waves. It’s one of the main reasons why players still logon to play Warcraft III to this day - and lately, we’ve seen its influence on several recently released and upcoming team-based RTS/action games. But one of the most interesting DotA-like titles is right around the corner.