If there's one thing I know about how to successfully market a video game*, it's that creativity is a good thing - just look at the giant Overwatch figures that appeared around the world last week.
However while it's a good idea to be creative, that's not to say that a creative idea is always a good one - as the six examples in this week's Eurogamer show ably prove. Click the video below for environmental disasters, traffic jams and, erm, a dead goat.
*I know precisely nothing about successfully marketing a video game.
With the second and final expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming early next week, CD Project RED is on the cusp of releasing a rather substantial update that implements a slew of fixes and tweaks, and adds some quality of life stuff to the game in preparation for Blood and Wine. You can read the ...
I don’t know where or how he heard it, but Ian Video Games was right: No Man’s Sky [official site] has been delayed. The space sandbox had been lined up to blast off on June 21st, but developers Hello Games last night confirmed that it won’t make that. So they can polish it up proper […]
Here’s the thing: I am now on holiday. I can ask you what you’re playing this weekend, but I won’t be around to hear your reply. But that’s okay. You can do this without me. You have each other. Please, tell those around you. Here’s what we’re playing: … [visit site to read more]
PC is already home to superb renditions of the Final Fantasy series' back catalogue, but the arrival of Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster marks a very special moment. This PC release is the first time this entry has become available outside Sony's ecosystem, with a port that's once again tidily handled by Chinese developer, Virtuos. Having debuted on PlayStation 2 back in 2001, Tidus and Yuna's story has never been better presented - and PC adds a surprising suite of new options to bolster the experience.
Over the top of Virtuos' earlier remasters of the game on PS3, PS4 and Vita, newer features and improvements are made to satisfy the purist. On PC, the core assets - such as textures and geometry - are identical to the last two home console remasters, and it keeps a form of the ambient occlusion effect added on PS4. However, more extravagant modes are included this time, letting us enhance both visuals and gameplay in ways that help earn its title as the definitive version. But first, we must address a few limitations that remain on PC which may leave some fans disappointed.
You've had a tricky relationship with video games over the years, just like you've had with women, black people, gays, lesbians, Muslims, Mexicans, Sir Alan Sugar, and Scottish wind turbines. One minute you're claiming they're the root of all evil. The next you're retweeting videos that use Mass Effect clips to suggest you're just like the Illusive Man, a massive racist with strange implants that give him a weirdly inhuman appearance. What were you thinking, Don?
Of course, that wasn't the only time you've used games in a bid to boost your profile. Who could forget classic SimCity rip-off Donald Trump's Real Estate Tycoon? Not Amazon reviewer jasonlovesjazz: "This game has no educational value. But more importantly, it wasn't even fun." (Do check out Jason's other reviews, which include his take on the Trinity EcoStorage Stainless Steel Shelf, a no holds-barred analysis of the Qi-infinity 12v Charging Cable for Microsoft Surface Pro3, and a searing takedown of an adult-sized Harry Potter slanket.)
Well, it’s official now and it appears the rumors were correct; No Man’s Sky has been delayed. Hello Games founder and head developer on No Man’s Sky, Sean Murray, revealed today that the game has been officially delayed. Thankfully the delay is only a slight one; with the game now slated for release in early August. ...
In 2010, we took a look at Enter the Matrix, the first video game set in the Wachowski brothers' mind-bending universe that became the subject of debate for fans. On the one hand, people like that it wasn't just a video game adaptation of The Matrix, and gave fans new characters and a new story to soak up. The majority of people that didn't appreciate these things were flabbergasted they couldn't play as Neo in a Matrix video game.
Enter the Matrix eventually went on to become one of the biggest disasters in gaming (despite strong sales), and eventually led to the creation of The Matrix: Path of Neo, a game that fulfills the fantasy of people who were turned off by the first game. It's all about Neo. You get to see him at work. Watch him duck behind cubicles to avoid police. Do weird ninja stuff. And then do more weird ninja stuff.
We take a deep dive into this game, and show off just how weird it can be as we dissect the film trilogy in the process. Our second game is another licensed property that didn't get the justice it deserved. We end the episode with a third game you likely never heard of for the Super Nintendo.
The rumors are true: No Man's Sky isn't coming out in June, as originally planned. Instead, the world will have to wait until August to play developer Hello Games' ultra ambitious space-exploration game. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, lead developer Sean Murray says that the game will now launch this August 9th domestically and August 12th in the UK. The reason? He says a few bits weren't up to snuff. "We understand that this news is disappointing," he writes. "Making this game is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but we are so close now, and we're prepared to make the tough choices to get it right.