When "Battlefield 4" launches consoles and the PC next month, the DICE-developed shooter will include seven multiplayer modes which have been slowly (almost tortuously) teased out over the last two months. The usual capture and hold and deathmatch-style modes are returning as well as updated objective modes for the the FPS.
Since its inception in 2003, CCP Games has released an expansion "EVE Online," their massively multiplayer game of asteroid mining and space-betrayal, every six months without fail. Two expansions per year, at ten years of continuous growth, carry the one … "EVE Online: Rubicon" is the twentieth expansion to the long running game, and it'll cross into New Eden in November.
While Nintendo tries to convince people that 2013 is the Year of Luigi, the Year of the Roguelike hurtles on, full steam ahead. "Sunless Sea," a weird fiction naval exploration game by Failbetter Games, has careened through its £60,000 Kickstarter funding goal and should, elder turtle gods willing, should come out next year on PC and Mac
People are constantly making comparisons between Nintendo and Apple. Which is understandable; both are figureheads and innovators in their respective fields: video games and personal computing. Though Nintendo is often a favorite target of Apple diehards, who often state that the house that Mario built should just throw in the towel when it comes to hardware are just make games for iOS.
Yet anyone familiar with video game history knows that such a move would not end well. Just take a look at what happened to Sega. Plus there is plenty of evidence to show that Nintendo is doing well for itself (like the report earlier today that says the 3DS, in many ways a competitor to the iPhone and iPad, is killing it in Japan).
But don't tell that to EA's chief creative officer Richard Hilleman, who at D.I.C.E. Europe, basically said that Nintendo, in particular Shigeru Miyamoto, need to wake up and smell the coffee.
Considering the huge phenomena that the "Angry Birds" franchise has become, it's hardly a shocker to hear that a kart racing game that cashes in on the hysteria is forthcoming.
Admittedly, such a thing sounds fairly pedestrian, coming off the heels of a "Star Wars" mash-up. But hey, if money is to be made, Rovio will find a way.
Nestled in the Steam Machines Beta Test Agreement, like a babe in swaddling clothes, is the news that Valve is making a controller to compliment its recently-announced PC-console-Linux chimera.
No matter how well prepared a publisher might be, any online game (or simply a game that has online elements) is going to have difficulties at launch.
EA had them with "Sim City", Square Enix had some also with "A Real Reborn: Final Fantasy 14", and Rockstar will more than likely will as well the online component of "Grand Theft Auto 5".
Says who? Rockstar themselves.