It's always bad news when a game gets cancelled. However, some are greater losses than others. We've rounded up 12 games from the PS3 and Xbox 360 era that could have been great, and explained their tragic descent onto the great development scrapheap.
Platforms like Facebook and the iPhone have made video games more accessible than ever before, while the PS3 and Xbox 360 promise to keep offering the biggest and best ‘AAA’ games money can buy. But what happens when these two clashing sides of the industry continue to pull at the same tug-of-war? Well, there were two headlines in the news this week that might seem unrelated, but they're the perfect comparative example to what's happening in the world of games...
Remember This is Vegas? It's okay if you don't. When the game was announced in 2008, we noted it in our "good luck with that" file and forgot about it. Guess they weren't so lucky - the game is apparently as gone as my rent money was the last time I stood up from a blackjack table. But the few hundred dollars I sulked over doesn't compare to this. The project reportedly cost around $50 million, and according to CVG's "cast iron" source, it's all over. Cue more Vegas jokes...
Whereas some people feel the need to keep the map of their open-ended sandbox city under lock and key, a mysterious conglomerate called Boyercrop has seen fit to send us a detailed, and remarkably tourist friendly, visual aid on the thrills that await you in Midway's This is Vegas. It's everything you need to plan your descent into debauchery later this year, packed with enough coupons and boobies to keep the Missus safely at home. (They had us at the 99 cent Texas-Mesquite Fudge Sundae!)
By now you’ve read about thenvisioned by This is Vegas’ developers: open world on the bottom, Vegas style in the middle, and partying at the top. At Midway’s Gamers Day, we got a full serving of partying with a dash of Vegas style, but no open world play (ie, driving and shooting) was forthcoming. Our demo began with a look at the party scene, which takes place in a dance club environment filled with interlinking mini-games.
It’s absolutely inevitable that Midway and Surreal’s This is Vegas will be compared to the vistas of Rockstar’s GTA IV. And why wouldn’t it? GTA pioneered the sandbox format and will probably revolutionise it once again when the game arrives. Everything that has come since then and dabbles in the mechanics of open-world, sandbox-styled gameplay is likened to GTA. Unfairly or not. This is Vegas, however, is the complete
As previously reported, Midway's This is Vegas is a new open world "lifestyle action experience, where players will live out their Vegas fantasies by fighting, gambling, driving and partying their way through the most decadent, fast-paced and wildest city in the world."Our dreams wouldn't involve fighting - we could think of better things to do with (preferably naked) big breasted women, but each to their own.Anyway, we've got some new