“It’s not the game’s plot or characters that stick with you. It’s the world itself.
Dishonored 2 is a clockwork marvel of video game level design that’s as enthralling as any I’ve ever encountered. Over the course of a single weeklong play-through, I spent dozens of hours exploring the nooks and crannies of the seaside city of Karnaca, where the game takes place, collecting trinkets, reading books and diaries, listening in on the mostly mundane conversations of the various residents and guards who inhabited the place. In the hours I wasn’t playing, I often found myself daydreaming about the locations I visited in Karnaca — not about how to complete the missions, but about the city itself, as if remembering a some foreign locale to which I’d actually been.
Remarkably, over a single week, the virtual locations in Dishonored 2 seemed to take on the character and presence of real places — making it a testament to video games’ power to create immersive and memorable worlds.”
Spike Chunsoft Releases New Danganronpa 2.5 Trailer
Spike Chunsoft released a trailer today of Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and The Destroyer of the World, the special OVA that will be included in the collector’s edition of New Danganronpa V3 when it launches in January. No subtitles, unfortunately, but I imagine a kind soul will provide them soon enough.
In the trailer we see… a lot of people being happy and a lot of people who shouldn’t be alive being alive…
Alright, something horrible’s gonna happen. Place your bets, folks.
I’ve been known to cheat at (single-player) video games for convenience or exploration or a whole host of other reasons, and I have very little moral objection to piracy (I think you should buy the game if you can but if you can’t and you resolve to buy it later when you can spare the money, like, whatever)
But one of my favorite things about new high profile video game releases is seeing how the devs have intentionally hidden a “bug” in the game that only occurs on pirated or hacked copies of the game so that people using hacks or bootlegs reveal themselves on the support forums
Like I laughed super hard when I read the posts about how they put a big pit of poison gas in Arkham Asylum that you ABSOLUTELY HAVE to glide over and then made it so people who pirated the game can only glide for half a second, so anyone who posts “how to pass poison gas pit?? can only glide for a second then I fall and die for some reason” just revealed they pirated the game, or when Game Dev Tycoon made it so pirated copies are unwinnable because the game your character developed can’t make a profit because of software pirates
BREAKING: Yakuza Kiwami for PS4 coming west in summer 2017
Yakuza Kiwami for PlayStation 4 is coming to North America and Europe in summer 2017, Sega announced.
The announcement, presumably set for the PlayStation Experience 2016 keynote, was put up early by Deep Silver, who is distributing the game in Europe.
Here’s a brief overview:
In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 – the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake exclusive to PlayStation 4, Yakuza Kiwami.
Watch the trailer below.
With Yakuza Zero coming January 24th, that makes two Yakuza games coming to the west in less than a year. Keep it up SEGA, we are loving it.
08. I think wampuses would be the type of people to stay up late into the night having long video game marathons. Everytime a new game is released none of the other houses can sleep because wampuses are yelling about whose turn it is to play the new game
Recently Overwatch released a new character, citing complaintsof a lack of ‘body diversity’. Now, Idon’t like the character but that’s for a variety of reasons and that’ll becoming at a later date. No, what really botheredme was this argument and the implications for a common trend in representation
of women in video games.
To add some context, I’m a gay woman and I want to be a game
dev. I’ve loved video games and been a
gamer for close to 15 years. And I
really feel there are pressing issues with the arguments for ‘representation of
women in video games’. I’ve made similar
rants about this general topic before and you can find my most successful one
If you’re concerned with women, body types, representation,
etc, I suggest you give me a fair shake and read all the way to the end. More under the break.
Final fantasy VII Remake release date was on Thursday the 31 of December 2015; I am hoping to see someone do a gameplay/walk through of the new remake in the New Year 2016. Because its so amazing I can’t wait to buy a PS4 and the game one day! I am hopping to see Tifa in the game too!
MIRROR’S EDGE #1 Written by Rhianna Pratchett Art by Matthew Dow Smith Video game cover Coinciding with the release of the highly anticipated new Electronic Arts game Mirror’s Edge comes an adventure unlike any other! Faith is a Runner in the city “ a courier who delivers sensitive cargo by traversing the rooftops of the city’s skyscrapers. But how did she come by this unique black market trade…and what secrets from her past may affect her future? Written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS), this new book presents an adventure that’ll further flesh out this incredible video game world! On sale November 5 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Glass Animals just released a new video for Season 2 Episode 3 and it’s brilliantly funny! It features a carefully-constructed scene of absolute laziness and an 8-bit side-scrolling mayonnaise-induced fever dream. Go check it out!
Now i dont know if you heard about this game but trust me when i say its worth taking a look at.
I remember when i first saw No Mans Sky during E3 a few years back, and to say that i was hooked is an understatement. What unfolded was independent study at its finest, i scoured the internet desperate to find all i could.
What the devs were offering sounded like a dream. A procedurally generated universe, one that was so large they claim that finding another player was a rarity, in fact if the whole world played, we could never discover all this game had to offer. That just covers the playing field. Were told we would start at the edge of the universe. A small basic ship, a starter space suit, and a do-it-all gun of sorts, all up-gradable. The universe becomes yours as you begin moving from planet to planet improving all your equipment, but there is no story. In a Minecraft sort of manner, we are to make our own adventure. Every creature, plant, planet, solar system.. well everything is procedurally generated so once you discover something no one else has, you get the privillge of naming said object. So maybe you want to explore, discover everthing on a single planet, maybe even settle and make it your home. Perhaps you choose to leave and bounce from planet to planet.
There are no loading screens so you transition from planet to space with a simple move of the analog stick. Some planets will be barren and deprived of life, while others will be the complete opposite. Some plant wont be hospitable without an upgraded suit. You’ll need a better hyper drive to move further at a much faster rate, and you’ll need fuel to actually get your ship moving. All of these things craft-able with resources gathered from each planet. But your not limited to only becoming a resource hunter, you can always steal it too from nearby traders. Doing either of the options, be it destroying the planet to harvest its precious resources or robbing the honest trader, will alert sentinels, and they will try to destroy you, with their appearance and difficulty depending on your Wanted Level. Within all the freedom, you do have one goal, although its not mandatory, and that is to head to the center of the universe.
Now i dont know how this game will stack up to my expectation, but i have high hopes. Just look at any youtube video in the comments and you’ll find plenty of dreamers and allot of dream crushers.. or maybe they just see the truth were we only see dreams and hope. Regardless this game of its outcome this game is to offer quite the learning experience, not in just the game itself, but possibly how some games should be approached through mechanics and marketing the product itself. Will the hype be all that it claims to be or will it be just that?