The news came as expectedly as always: another failed MMO goes free-to-play. Following in the footsteps of many other proclaimed “WoW killers”, BioWare’s ambitious franchise project hinted at this in June in the midst of wavering subscription numbers. A month later, players could catch a glimpse free until level 15.
Now, news arrives [...]
Over the years, BioWare and parent company EA have shared a contentious relationship with fans, and this special bond hit the boiling point when news of multiplayer made headlines. The chaotic pinnacle came in early October 2011 when several BioWare employees took to twitter, confirming what leaked in a South African ad which hinted at [...]
I’m sure everybody internationally has heard that 12 people were shot in a Colorado movie theatre last Friday night. The man accused, James Holmes, reportedly entered a local showing of The Dark Knight Rises and opened fire, first deploying tear gas then firing blindly into the crowd. He was armed to the teeth, wearing a bulletproof [...]
After scoring a drink and some cookies, I sat comfortably to watch someone play Dear Esther, lauded for its environmental beauty and enthralling story. Unbeknownst to me, that’s all the game was — a man traversing an island landscape searching for answers. No action, no explosions, just a simple tale of a wife’s passing and [...]
Cue the hate everyone: Battlefield 4 is official! Presumably coming soon, beta access ships with the redundantly named Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
What a strange method of hyping a release… by blowing the gasket off another. Either horribly botched or planned up-front, EA is masterful at stirring interest in a fledging title. Some form of [...]
In an age where genuine horror games are refreshing, Slender is true to form. Relying on tension and uneasiness, the game sees you dropped inexplicably into a dark forest alone to collect eight notes scattered around. The catch: a brooding figure known as “Slender Man” follows you and appears throughout the adventure.
Your actions have no [...]
Kickstarter funds are rather frequent these days, everyone desperate to follow in Double Fine’s footsteps. Rarely does one fund get the attention it deserves, but just today a project has climbed in funding exponentially. As I wrote about in my previous piece on how consoles aren’t disappearing any time soon, I mentioned [...]
After N4G idea-hunting (something I do in my off-hours), I have concluded some actually want to see consoles end. On smaller video gaming sites these articles are common, a cheap gimmick to grab an audience. But mainstream publications also exhaustively post these type of pieces, like this Forbes article, although the point [...]
The title seems sad. Friends usually aren’t digital — friends you can sit down and converse with, share a laugh, even more if appropriate. But digital friends are different. Digital friends do their own thing. Yet we can find ourselves enamoured with their daily routine and enthralled by their personal and public struggles.
The unceremonious demise of Free Radical, Lucasarts’ corporate restructuring, and word that Spark Unlimited’s secret project was actually Lost Planet 3 put many things in perspective for Star Wars fans. Battlefront 3, a game famous for its elongated and tumultuous development spell, was canned and likely never seeing release.
It wasn’t until a site called Past to [...]
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