Over the past decade, as technology has improved, developments such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have enabled mobile gamers to achieve the Holy Grail: Multi-player gaming. For mobile phone users, an Infrared, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi, AI, MMS, or Wireless LAN connection meant being able to play anything from Tetris to F1 together.
As E3 opens its doors in LA, the yearly video-game show is garnering plenty of excitement among gamers young and old.
Although the Disney Fantasia brand is front and central, this is not usual video-game tie-in experience. In fact in our demo we didn't see a single Disney character. Don't get me wrong, there will be that side of things as Yin Sid guides us through the story, but the game looks to recreate the feel of Fantasia rather than plundering it scene for scene or for particular characters.
2K Marin recently announced the long awaited new XCOM game, The Bureau : XCOM Declassified. I recently got some hands-on time with the game and I also had the opportunity to interview Alyssa Finley who is the Vice President for Product Development from 2K Marin.
In the interview we talk about Wildstar and what it is, where its set, the four character paths, housing, combat and much more. And there is some new gameplay in there too, including footage that was captured on the day.
There have been numerous controversies surrounding the XBOX One because its greedy creators have targeted the super-rich and super-stupid. There are series of hidden costs, like having to pay the full price to play a second-hand game; paying for extra downloadable content.
In response to my previous post on Animal Crossing New Leaf, I've put the new game to the test with a real world family. They have been set-up with t...
It's been a long time since the 1981 release of Castle Wolfenstein, and Bethesda in conjunction with MachineGames are bringing the latest in the series, Wolfenstein: The New Order to us later this year. I recently had the chance to play some of the game and sit down with one of the level designers to discuss all things Wolfenstein.
At GametheNews.net we turn news into games. In reflecting the world around us a singer might write a song, a filmmaker produces a documentary and a journalist writes an article, as games developers we express our interest via games. Just because our form of expression is through games doesn't mean that we take the subject any less seriously.
The Last of Us isn't just a game where you run around killing things, it's a game that really makes you think about what to do next. You have very limited resources so just shooting anything and everything will result in using all your valuable resources and that will get you killed.
What's common to blockbuster titles Angry Birds and Bejeweled, Indie efforts Sinous and Sinkhole, and showcase projects Emberwind and Runfield (Firefox and Opera respectively)? The answer is a place on the Top20 HTML5 games list compiled by tech evangelist and HTML5 champion Rob Hawkes.
was laughed at in school for being the last to complete Goldeneye. Reason being, I was determined to get at least 10 headshots before completing each level. Nowadays, a certain amount of headshots is quite a common prerequisite for unlocking more points/trophies in most shooting games.
Using Google Glass to 'gamify' education may, in the short term, lead to lessons being more entertaining - children always love screen-time, any parent will tell you that - but my experience tells me that it won't lead to greater understanding and greater educational empathy with the deep ideas being studied.
Animal Crossing New Leaf is the next coveted first party title to expand the (already impressive) 3DS lineup. It promises the usual unique joys of the series while at the same time expanding game play in new directions.
Hopefully the genre can evolve again and fans both old and new can take a step back into the world of survival horror. For any game developers reading this, allow me to close with a few ideas for future survival horror games
Sometimes, caught at the coffee dock, a man will lower his voice and ask me: Why do YOU think there are so few women in IT? In my 15 years of working in IT, I am still usually the only woman on the team.