There aren’t that many games that I would consider to be among my favourite games of all time. I have played games on various platforms since I was a kid, but not a lot of them have really stuck with me. The ones that have though have generally stuck because they resonated with me on some deeper level. Firewatch is a great recent example of this, a game that made me cry in its text-based introductory chapter and punched me directly in the emotions at the climax. Bioshock is another, a game that scared me relentlessly for hours before unveiling one of the best video game story twists of all time.
I’ve been thinking about these games for the past few days because I am pretty sure that Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 is going to end up on my list of all time favourite games.
Continue reading “Marvel’s Spider-Man Makes You Feel Like You’re Spider-Man”
A few years ago – and I wish I could find the link, but you’re going to have to trust me – Cliff Bleszinski (formerly of Epic Games and designer of Gears Of War) said that The Next Big Thing would be usable Virtual Reality headsets. He was emphatic, but is also known to be so, leading to his claim being categorised with so many other wild predictions from industry professionals.
Except now it doesn’t sound so wild.
Continue reading “The Next Reality: Game Makers Design The Future”
It’s been a terrible week for Microsoft. The long-awaited reveal of their next-gen console turned out to be a damp squib of television focus and Hollywood courting. It really laid out their stall in no uncertain terms: they want the Xbone to be The Blockbuster Console for movies, TV, music and big-name games. There’s no denying that their sights are set firmly on the Call Of Duty and FIFA set, the kind of players who just want their Friend Lists to carry over into a game that’s the same but shinier. However, for the rest of us, that leaves a bad taste in our mouths. The Xbone, for all its Kinect functionality and instant switching, will likely not be the place to find a wide variety of titles that further push back the boundaries of this medium. With the ball now deep in Sony’s court, all eyes will be on June’s E3 to see if they can seal the deal with actual, real games on display.
Continue reading “Xbox One: Every Truth, Rumour and Fear”
We’re finally back! It’s been weeks since we have been ab;e to get together and record for you guys so we cover quite a bit in this episode. Die Hard 5, Cloud Atlas, the PlayStation 4 announcement, and a host of other topics. Get comfy folks, this is Awesome Friday!
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