Posts Tagged ‘next gen’

This is the reason why game length matters for some people

by Tyler Colpon February 16, 2015
Disclosure: I’m a financially stable young person in a house were I write about games for a living. I do not care whatsoever about how long The Order: 1886 is. I also understand that other people, deeply, deeply do. My mom downloads various match-three and word games on her phone. She plays them until they […]

Review | Life Is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis

by Tyler Colpon February 4, 2015
If there’s a genre that consistently and courageously explores the relationship between you and the character you play as, it’s adventure games. It’s a genre built on aligning the player and the character into one perceptive whole. It’s about empathy, as all stories are, but it’s also about careful design that builds into this sort […]

Sucker Punch continues to staff up for next PS4 game

by Tyler Colpon January 20, 2015
InFamous developer Sucker Punch is hiring several positions as for Jan. 13 to work on its next game, rumored to be an open world adventure for PlayStation 4. The job listings include a concept artist, environment artist, narrative writer, lead mission designer, environment texture artist, and a character shader technical artist. The narrative writer position […]

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor almost had climbable Great beasts

by Tyler Colpon January 20, 2015
At some point during development, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor let you climb the hulking, rhinocerous-like Great beasts, according to a post-mortem written by design director Michael de Plater on Gamasutra. These guys: The feature was eventually cut as developer Monolith focused on the core parts of the game, like the Nemesis System, which had some […]

It’s time we talk about Dragon Age: Inquisition’s one severe problem

by Tyler Colpon January 7, 2015
Dragon Age: Inquisition has been met with near-universal acclaim and several Game of The Year awards. For good reasons; the game does a lot of things really well. But the latest BioWare RPG also has a lot of problems, annoyances that have put some people off, like the game starting in the big, boring Hinterlands, or […]

The 4 Game of the Year nominations The Game Awards left out

by Tyler Colpon December 2, 2014
Geoff Keighley’s new show, The Game Awards, will pick its winner for Game of The Year this Friday at 9 p.m. ET. It will choose from its five nominees, which include: Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The problem is, that list is seriously […]

Black Friday sales aren’t good enough, here’s how to save money all year

by Tyler Colpon November 17, 2014
Black Friday is coming. It’s bringing a load of great sales on new games and consoles next week, but there’s a problem: it only happens once a year. With some research, you can find games on sale for up to 50 percent of their original price just a few weeks later, and sometimes, you can find […]

There’s nothing wrong with the Halo 5 beta yet

by Tyler Colpon November 10, 2014
Over the weekend, the first footage of the Halo 5 multiplayer beta leaked. The videos immediately pissed a lot of Halo fans off. Halo, unlike Call of Duty and many other modern games, is a first-person shooter without the ability to zoom down the sight of your weapon, often called ADS, or aim down sights. Instead, […]

DualShock 4 Lightbar to Flash Red & Blue Lights During Pursuits in GTA 5

by Dragos Dobreon November 5, 2014
The next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is right around the corner, and with every day that passes by we learn something new about it. The game will be cleverly using the DualShock 4 functions, using red and blue lights during pursuits and the internal speaker for phone and radio calls. The touch-pad will […]

Breaking Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer

by Tyler Colpon November 3, 2014
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is in your hands. You bring it home, take off your jacket, turn on your console, and slip the disc in. For most people at this point, the question is whether to jump into the single-player campaign or the multiplayer. For some, though, there is only one option: to try […]

PS4 price drop: Is it coming soon and how much?

by Tyler Colpon October 23, 2014
If you’re not one of the millions of people who have already bought a PlayStation 4, you might be holding out for the inevitable price drop. In the past, consoles have dropped their launch prices as early as the first year on sale, depending on their success. The PS4, unlike the PlayStation 3, has been […]