One of Sony’s biggest focuses going into E3 this year was making their platform more accessible in terms of development and publishing. With that promise in mind, the console-maker brought along a parade of titles developed by small teams that will be available for the PS4 down the line. One of my favorites that I got to try ended up being Ray’s the Dead, a zombie-based game that had some interesting ideas.
One of the biggest new things to come out of gaming on smartphones is the concept of free-to-play games. Like any new concept that hits it big, the market has been saturated with these titles and some shady business practices have already emerged. True enough, in this model of game development, the money has to come from somewhere, but finding a way to do that and still make a quality game is not something we’re seeing a lot of out of that market. Sony Online Entertainment, with the release of the PS4, is looking to change that by offering up some titles that take advantage of the free-to-play model while still maintaining a high level of quality in their games.
Fathers Day is a time to celebrate those unsung heroes: the fathers. That parent who makes sure you know right from wrong and is always willing to get their hands dirty. The unwavering granite that you can always rely upon. Today however, I’m not just here to talk about any old father, I’m of course here to discuss MY father. So, without further ado, I give you 5 things I love about my father.
First-person shooters are among one of the most popular genres in gaming today. As such, they come in many shapes and sizes spanning from epic war scenes to the reaches of space. One thing that is too often not a factor of most modern-day FPSs is realism. TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre looks to address this oversight by including many realistic elements to create a new type of tactical-based first-person gameplay.
This year the premiere fantasy trading card game, I’m of course talking about Magic: The Gathering, invites you to “ignite your spark” with the latest version of their digital game Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014. The game features a slew of new features and improvements over previous entries and an even more exciting story to follow. With new modes, cards and platforms to play on, this is one you’re not going to want to miss.
Surviving the zombie apocalypse seems to be something that is on a lot of people’s minds. Even in video games, it seems like there are quite a few titles that mainly focus on staying alive after the undead take over the Earth. Most of the time, the focus of this is making sure you’ve got the wares to be able to protect yourself from the masses of ghouls. While this is certainly important, there is one part that I feel is often overlooked: your basic survival needs. This is a fact that How to Survive takes into account to provide you with a more immersive zombie survival experience.
There are a few staples that belong on every system Nintendo puts out. You’ve got to have a 3D Mario game, you need a Smash Bros. title, but no system is ever complete without its Mario Kart game. Revealed during the E3 Nintendo Direct, Mario Kart 8 is the next major console release of the racing series that has greatly influenced the kart-racing genre.
To this day, some of the most beautiful and thrilling games available out there for Sony platforms have been put together by one team: Quantic Dream. Their latest game, Beyond: Two Souls takes what they’ve learned from previous titles, like Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophesy, and builds upon those ideas in meaningful ways. Putting the player into more intense action, the demo at the E3 booth drops you right into the game for a taste of what Quantic Dream is bringing to the table this time around.
Ever since they first released the Japanese trailer for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies I’ve been feverishly hoping it comes to the states. My wish was granted and I just finished playing the English-language demo for the game on the E3 show floor. With the jump from DS to 3DS, the game comes with a number of enhancements that makes the move feel worthwhile while maintaining the feel of the series that makes Phoenix Wright feel fun and quirky.
I remember the unbridled joy the first time I was able to get my hands on The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker when it premiered back in 2003. The vibrant visuals and colorful cast of characters immediately sucked me into that world and refused to let me go. Little did I know that the game could look even more amazing than it already did when met with the power of an HD console.