PAX Prime 2012 was full of good games both big and small. We covered the big ones, now here are our favorite indie titles that we saw in Seattle...
Sequels are sure to be the focus of this year's E3, and we couldn't be more excited. But what about the neglected games and franchises that deserve another entry? Unlikely though they may be, if these sequels were miraculously announced this week, we'd thank our lucky stars...
Even two console generations ago we stopped batting our eyelids if games contained other, smaller games within them. It didn’t even seem odd if whole games were made up of dozens of little ones. Nowadays we use minigame mechanisms to open doors, enact fancy stealth kills, slaughter bosses or open chests. Minigames are everywhere, be it shoving boulders in Conan, coercing peasants in Oblivion or doing anything at all in Thrillville or
Remember how great StarCraft: Ghost was going to be? Sorry, it’s dead. It’s not uncommon for games to be cancelled. It usually happens like this: A game is announced, we hear nothing about it for years, then buried somewhere in a press release about another game we find a note that mentions that it has been “indefinitely delayed,” which actually means “permanently delayed.” And that’s it, we never hear about it again.
may not be Halloween just yet, but you can at least start prepping yourself
early. To help get you in the mood, we’ve brought together some of our favorite
Halloween-themed content from across the gaming spectrum in one video. Only a
few games over the years have actually taken place on the last day of October (although) some MMOs like to live it up with awesome Halloween celebrations, but plenty of gamers have picked up the slack by creating their
own custom content with mods for some of their favorite games. We’ve pulled
together some of the best of both, sotake a look and re-live some old favorites (or discover some new ones)!
As you rebuild civilization and restore your people's faith in this sim/action hybrid, you'll find yourself honestly caring about your subjects' helpless lives. Nowhere is their plight more touching than Kasandora, where you help a starving desert tribe grow into a bustling village, only to see an old man die in the dunes. His last wish is for rain, which you grant.
Imagine you're a hot shot game developer. Maybe a sexy lady one that is helplessly attracted to thirty-something video game journalists. You've spent the last three years pouring your heart and soul into a brand new game. It's received with critical and commercial success. It's high-fives all round. But when the back-slapping is done, you realise that you're expected to do it all again for a sequel. Only problem is, you've used all your best
With the game of the year awards out of the way, it's time to celebrate the unique achievements of the many games of 2012 in the seventh annual Platinum Chalices...
Unsung, underrated and unbelievably good. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
It's tough being the biggest comic nerd in the office. For instance, when a new Green Lantern film is announced, everyone wants to know the very detailed reasons why Hal Jordan's one-time weakness to yellow is no more. Then I have to educate everyone about the original Green Lantern - Alan Scott - and his weakness to wooden objects.