Fresh of their latest expansion, Icelandic developer CCP are once again looking towards the future for both their company, and their flagship title EVE Online.
Capcom came to CES to give journalists a break from the endless walking, talking, and working. There, they showed off their 2009 lineup. Here's a look at what's to come.
Things that go boom are just cool. It's an undeniable fact of nature, and if there is any medium of entertainment that realizes and embraces this, it is video games. Explosions have been a winning part of the gaming formula since the beginning and that probably isn't something that's going to change any time soon. With all the collective firepower of gaming at our disposal though, it could be hard to single those few particular booms that were in fact the coolest. No worries, we've got your covered with five blasts that will continue to rock the world even today.
As gamers finally settle into the New Year, developers must reflect on the good and bad of 2008 to continue to push forward their games into new avenues of entertainment and technology. Having spoken to several talented individuals over the past few months, we have been able to discuss with them their favorite next-generation video games and the future of technology for the games industry.
The past couple of months have seen us gamers utterly spoilt rotten by the sheer quality and quantity of triple-A titles hitting the shelves. Now’s the time to grab them all, and with Chrimbo fast approaching we thought we’d help out with a last minute buyer’s guide. Complete with the most tenuous Christmas references you’ll find anywhere and a succinct reason why you’d do well to find these games in your stocking. It’s all you need to ensure you get the right games on the big day and remember kids, stamp your feet and throw a tantrum if Santa gets it wrong!
I honestly don't have a lot of experience with Downloadable Content. I buy the occasional song for Rock Band, but beyond those infrequent purchases I have thus far pursued my gaming hobby with little desire to partake in this increasingly common utility. On one level I can see the definite benefits of it. If Little Big Planet has taught us nothing, I think it has demonstrated the value of downloadable content and the way it can be used to augment a game. Furthermore, the recent confirmation of the long promised GTA IV DLC is likely to be a boon to a game that is already massive in scale. When used properly I most certainly think that DLC is a great thing, that being said, there are more than a few examples of DLC being used as little more than a new, shallow way to engorge the profits.
Every gamer has those games that just changed them somehow. You bash the final bosses' head in, the credits roll up and there is a indescribable feeling that things just aren't going to be the same again. It might seem silly to think that, we are just talking about video games here, but then again, many other people talk about just books, and just films. Games have just as much ability to effect a person. Here are ten titles (in no particular order) that shaped me as a gamer.
It's a cold, wet and windy evening in London and tonight we've traipsed to Trafalgar Square to attend EA's unsubtle Red Alert 3 launch event in the dubiously titled ‘Battledome’ (a clear PVC tent with limited heat retaining qualities).
Always a staple of hardcore gaming, first person shooters have gotten more than their fair share of attention over the past few years. Nonetheless this season, and the coming months, have and will see a number of notable releases in the genre that should be more than enough to satiate the thirst of even the most twitch happy shooter fan. Below is a list of a few that we feel are the most interesting.
If you're a gamer of any sort of dedication to the industry, it's hard not to respect Shigeru Miyamoto. He's the man behind Mario for heaven's sake.
Every month I wait dutifully for them to arrive. I check the mail box each day hopefully, cursing and wishing when they don't arrive.
I find it incredibly hard to look at the current incarnations of the Resident Evil franchise and think them a part of the same series that defined survival-horror in the 1990s. It isn't that I dislike Resident Evil 4, or that I won't enjoy Resident Evil 5 when it comes out.
While 2008 may not be over, we thought it would be a good idea to explore the future for Microsoft Game Studios in 2009.
A long time ago there was a brand new console called the SNES. Many of us remember it with a particular fondness...
When Dr Tanya Byron published her investigation into the use of videogames...
The enemy soldier flanking you, the grenade just lobbed your way, you accept them because they are meant to simulate how such opponents would act in reality. Good A.I. copes with your good decisions and exploits your mistakes.
Despite having released the game 3 months ago, the Funcom team had set up shop this year right in the heart of the Messe. They had a wonderfully crafted castle-like hub, complete with a stage, demo booths and of course scantily clad women.
First held in 2002, the Leipzig Games Convention (or 'GC' if you're trendy) is generally considered one of the biggest games events in the world.
The role-playing genre has seen its ups and downs the past few years, but 2008 has paved way for a few clear cut answers to what the future holds for fans of the genre.
Beginning with the start of 2008, it’s evident to see that the RPG genre has heavily moved over to the handhelds. The Nintendo DS alone has seen close to 20 RPGs release on its platform and by the end of the year the count could be up to 35-40 RPGs. Overall, the Nintendo DS looks to be receiving more RPG support than it did in 2007 when it had a count close to 30 by the year’s end.
When it comes to the future of gaming, I am nervous. I am nervous because by the time it arrives I'm going to be older, hinged down with responsibilities that I don't have now, and pockets that will likely be nowhere near deep enough to afford the almost assuredly expensive systems that will replace those of the current generation.