At the dawn of a new console generation, there are inevitably going to be long stretches without many major game releases. Although The Order: 1886 just came out and Bloodborne and Battlefield Hardline are coming soon, you probably won’t have to quit your job to stay caught up.
Although we were treated to three pretty fantastic Batman movies from 2005 to 2012, the future of the franchise remains up in the air. It’s not that we don’t trust Ben Affleck to do a good job, we’re just not entirely sure how DC is going to reboot the character.
Basically, change is scary — but one familiar Batman series still has one story left to tell. More →
Share Play is one of the most interesting features on the PlayStation 4. If you’ve never used it, Share Play allows you to hand over control of your game to another player over the Internet. You’ll still see the game on your TV, but another player will be running, jumping, shooting and climbing.
Unfortunately, that player might also be irreversibly erasing your progress too. More →
One of the biggest crossover hits in the history of multiplayer gaming vanished off the face of the Earth not with a bang, but with a whimper. Rock Band 3, the final game in the main Rock Band series as of now, launched on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii in 2010 to relatively disappointing sales. Consumers just weren’t as interested in huge plastic peripherals as they had been in years past.
This is the most difficult game review I’ve ever had to write. Not because I lost a few of my fingers or because I don’t want to upset anyone, but because I’m not entirely sure what I’m reviewing.
The Order: 1886 is more of an interactive television series than it is a video game. This is what I had come to assume after previewing the game multiple times before launch, but I was still taken aback by just how much of this game didn’t require any input on my part. Entire chapters would whisk by without me ever having to pick up my controller.
There are plenty of great reasons to buy an Xbox One. I still stand by my assessment at the end of 2014 in which I decided that the Xbox One has evolved into a better console than the PlayStation 4 in many regards, but unsurprisingly, the market isn’t showing a very strong reaction to my articles. More →
The next-generation video game console war is no longer the next-generation video game console war — it’s now the current-generation video game console war. Each of the three major gaming box makers has now had its new console on sale for more than a year, and it has been quite a roller coaster ride to say the least. Nintendo came up very short in gamers’ eyes when it comes to the new Wii U. Yes, there are definitely some great titles for the console and many more on the way, but gamers didn’t see enough new features on the box to warrant an upgrade from the wildly successful Wii.
But how do lifetime sales stack up now? More →
Microsoft’s herculean efforts over the holidays were enough to temporarily push the Xbox One to the top of the charts, but now that the dust has settled, the equilibrium seems to be shifting back in Sony’s direction. Following the release of The NPD Group’s latest report, SCEA informed the press that the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in January. More →
The new console generation is barely a year old, but it’s already time to start considering how Sony and Microsoft are going to refresh the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in the coming months. As in previous generations, we should expect to see some slimmer, sleeker models with improved functionality, but what will they do that our current models don’t? More →
You’ll have to trudge through most of February before The Order: 1886, the first major PlayStation 4 exclusive of the year, hits store shelves. In the meantime, Sony wants to make the wait a little easier with its latest selection of free games. On Thursday, the PlayStation community team revealed the six games PS Plus subscribers will get for free on February 3rd. More →
Having played through segments of The Order: 1886 several times over the past year, I’ve become increasingly intrigued by the alternate history represented in the game. It’s been difficult to put the pieces together with the limited interaction that I’ve had, but the latest trailer helps to clear a few things up. More →
I think it’s fair to assume that most gamers are glad to see 2014 in the rear-view mirror. There were a few incredible successes in the video game industry, but 2014 will be remembered for its disappointments. We certainly hope that 2015 can pick up the slack, but, inevitably, there will be a few stinkers deposited on to store shelves.