Virtual reality seems to be able to increase the fear factor without even steeper drops, more loops and faster acceleration rates. Perhaps it is because virtual reality will always be a more private experience - like playing Dead Space in a dark room surrounded by pizza boxes.
Games have this tendency to simplicity built within them. This is because when you write a game design you have to boil things down to an implementable set of rules that can be interacted with by the players and encoded with the game's system. As such you need to make a whole host of short-cuts, assumptions and abstractions.
Beyond the headlines around the PS4 and Xbox One battle was a fight for the hearts and minds of younger players between Skylanders Swap Force and Disney Infinity. Particularly interesting this year was a range of new figures for Skylanders that can be mixed and matched to create custom characters both with the toys themselves and in-game.
The main area of David's work is the Cordyceps fungi, or the 'zombie ant' fungi. Cordyceps works by effectively taking over the ant's systems, before killing the insect and bursting out of its skull, often high above an ant nest, so that infecting those below becomes that much easier.
Sure from what we've seen the PS4 is slicker, faster and packing more power, but the Xbox One demands you to feed it blood every 24 hours so it can grow and understand the Earth before it lays waste to mankind...
My compunction to play video games has grown even as have (and I admit this is an inelegant way of introducing my gender) my boobies. And I'm not alone in this.
If you don't want them on computer games every hour of the day, don't let them. Seriously. Just tell them to get off it. Set a daily time limit and stick to it. Starve their addiction, and enjoy the awesome power you've gained.
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.
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