Prepare your eardrums.
Prepare your eardrums.
Microsoft have much to prove this year. The PS4 has a clear lead thanks to Sony’s emphasis on games, and now new Microsoft boss Phil Spencer has to try and reverse that trend. Tune in live with me now to find out if they succeed!
Bethesda kicked off the E3 shows with a few known announcements and a couple of tasty surprises. Here they all are.
It’s that time again.
The first WipEout was solely responsible for elevating Sony’s first PlayStation from potentially being just another kiddy toy to a genuinely cool piece of kit. The pulsing soundtrack and revolutionary 3D courses marked the start of many lifelong gaming obsessions, curves and accelerator twitches quickly etching into happy minds.
If any of this is giving you an excited glow, then Dominic Szablewski is your new best friend. Diving into the source files (which he’s documented here), he’s put each of the original’s tracks into a format that allows you to experience them in your browser. To sweeten the deal, you can even view the ships and logos designed by The Designers Republic, and play the soundtrack underneath.
This might actually qualify as The Best Thing Ever. Relive those glory days here.
Call Of Duty Online is a free-to-play China-exclusive version of the mega franchise trailored specifically for its first (official) foray into their new, recently legalised, videogame market. Here’s the trailer – see if you can spot anyone familiar:
Just like I did.
Remember the promotion Nintendo ran at the beginning of the year, where (after buying a WiiU) any purchase from their eShop would earn you points? Well, if you have been happily buying the odd title for it, there’s a good chance you have some eShop credit waiting for you.
But you have to hurry a little.
Just in case you were wondering, Ubisoft will be following up the broken Assassin’s Creed Unity – a game so utterly unfinished that they decided to give whole games away to pacify those that had bought the Season Pass – and the newly-released broken arcade racer The Crew – which has a day-one patch to enable players to, you know, join a Crew, but is still plagued by intermittent, progress-wiping connection failures – with a new broken Assassin’s Creed, this time subtitled Victory, set in Victorian London.
It’s quite the scoop by Kotaku, and one that Ubisoft is none too happy about. The new location could actually be exciting if we didn’t already know that it will likely carry the same crunching problems and tired gameplay requirements.
If you’re still interested in this drained franchise, head over to the full article on Kotaku to discover all of Victory‘s new secrets. Like a grappling hook. And train-top combat. Yay.
There is an annoying tendency for over-explanation at the beginning of games.
If you have the wonderbox that is Sony’s PlayStation Vita, today is a very good day for you. Just don’t plan to get much done for the rest of this month.
The makers of Incredipede and Pineapple Smash Crew, Colin Northway and Rich Edwards, have thrown a line to the many, many people who love games but maybe don’t have much disposable income.
It’s Free (with subscription) Games time again. Let’s see what goodies are being thrown at our feet this month.
Maybe you read my review. Maybe you took the message – that it’s all about the finely-tuned shooting and the loot rather than story progression – and bought a copy to experience it yourself. Maybe you’re enjoying it as much as I was. It was going so well up to a point, but following a few moments of realisation, it’s sat dormant in my hard drive for a week.
So, what changed?