As a Disney-published game, it was only a matter of time before the immensely popular 'Where's My Water?' would find itself tied to a familiar Disney property. Somewhat similar to the thoughtfully repurposed 'Temple Run' (into a mobile game of Pixar's 'Brave'), 'Where's My Mickey?' is more than just a reskin starring Mickey Mouse. Read More...
After what felt like complete radio silence since the release of "Dragon Age II" in 2011, BioWare have released the first trailer for "Dragon Age: Inquisition."
First, though, let's go over a few housekeeping issues: BioWare has dropped the "III" from the game's title, it's been delayed an entire year to Fall 2014, and it's using the new Frostbite 3 engine instead of Frostbite 2. Read More...
"EVE-VR" is an Oculus Rift-supported multiplayer spaceship dogfighting game developed by a group of artists and programmers at CCP Games, which is more famous for MMOs like "EVE Online" and "Dust 514." As the trailer above illustrates (sort of), the hook is that the Rift headset renders everything in a full 360 degrees, from the cockpit, to your wingmen at your sides, to the enemy missiles bearing down on your back.
I actually got to play "EVE-VR" this spring at Fanfest, CCP's annual fan celebration, back when it was just called "EVR." I'd never played an Oculus Rift game before, but its promise of immersive virtual reality became clearer -- and more exciting -- as I realized I could physically move my head to see the shattered asteroids, neon-colored lasers, and enemy fighters swirling around me.
"EVE-VR" also uses the Rift's three-axis motion tracking for its missile guidance systems: you can blow enemies into space dust just by looking at them.
I don't think it's entirely inaccurate to describe reaction to CCP Games' "Dust 514" as "mixed," but I wonder how much of that reaction is derived from unrealistic, or at least misguided, expectations.
No surprise, then, that with the eyes of the entire industry pointed at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CCP would use the customary E3 trailer to lay out exactly what it thinks is appealing about their free-to-play, massively multiplayer first-person shooter.
Titled "Fight Your Own War," "Dust 514"'s latest trailer isn't the flashiest thing you'll see this week, but what it lacks in theatrics in makes up for in straightforward information: the game hinges on extreme character customization and players' ability to team up with "EVE Online" players in massive corporations and alliances.
Bethesda Softworks announced yesterday that "The Elder Scrolls Online," the massively multiplayer entrant into their iconic role-playing series, would be coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as Windows and Mac.
The pull-quote from the press release belongs to one Matt Firor, the MMO veteran tasked with directing the new game: "We are thrilled to bring this game to consoles, in addition to the PC and Mac. It's something our fans have been requesting since we first announced the title and something our team is excited to offer. Everyone will be able to play 'The Elder Scrolls Online' the way they want to play." Read More...
Today Atlus announced that "Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl" would be making its way stateside some time this fall. It is, unfortunately, not a Lena Dunham-penned comedy-drama about a group of landsknechts and alchemists trying to figure out where DUMBO is. "Millenium Girl" is, however, a remake of the 2007 DS title that launched the entire "Etrian Odyssey" franchise.
The North American announcement brings new details on the new modes, mechanics, and cut scenes coming to Atlus' seminal cartographic dungeon-crawler.
Since the announcement of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" earlier this year, CD Projekt RED's official line has been that their open-world RPG is in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and "other next-gen consoles." During Microsoft's E3 presentation yesterday, the Warsaw-based studio officially announced an Xbox One version of "The Witcher 3."
“Microsoft delivered some pretty amazing technology and we’re extremely excited that we’ll be able to show the full potential of REDengine 3," enthused John Mamais, CD Projekt RED's head of production, in a prepared statement. "No boundaries, no technological limitations -- the hardware’s pure power and our creative vision will produce some outstanding visuals and unparalleled gameplay.”
The Xbox One version will include optional Kinect voice commands allowing players to switch weapons and spell signs on the fly.
To mark the occasion, CD Projekt RED have also released two videos. A gameplay trailer (embedded above) introduces the broad strokes of the game's story and touts its diverse, open world, a familiar talking point by now.
Eagle-eyed fans have also discovered a hidden message in the trailer, which points to a secret website promising to "lead to something big." So far, a desktop wallpaper showing Geralt on a horse is the only thing on offer. Read More...
Eagle-eyed observers will note that Sony is making a late-generation push to highlight as many quirky, charming games it can to the PlayStation 3 (and, by extension, the Vita). Some are independently-developed, but some are being made in-house.
Here's your eldritch curio for the day: Random House UK -- yes, the book publishing giant -- has released a free-to-play interactive fiction game called "The Black Crown Project."
Penned by Rob Sherman, "The Black Crown Project" is a weird fiction tale about a newly-employed clerk at the mysterious Widsith Institute whose job it is -- so far -- to read read files. I've played enough to use all my available action points twice, which has allowed me to stab a dying pig with a ballpoint pen and be carried to my desk by some arcane horror.