People Can Fly, the studio most commonly known for making Bulletstorm and Gears of War Judgment, has now be renamed by parent company Epic Games as Epic Games Poland. The reason for the change in name is quite simple, Read more
Gears of War was a defining franchise for this generation of gaming and quickly became Microsoft’s biggest exclusive series outside of Halo, having grossed well over a billion dollars in revenue. With the Xbox One almost here, many fans have been wondering whether or not we can expect a Gears game in the next generation.
During the Q&A section of EA’s second quarter 2014 financial earnings call, EA’s Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen put recent rumours about TitanFall eventually coming to the PlayStation 4 to rest by stating that TitanFall will be exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC “for the life of the title”. Vince Zampella, General Manager of Respawn Entertainment, has tweeted that as far as the TitanFall franchise is concerned the exclusivity deal is tied to “just this release”. Meaning that even though there is no hope for PlayStation fans to get the first TitanFall, TitanFall 2 has the potential to be an entirely different story.
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The Wii U is mere months away from release and interest is building. It represents a huge risk for the oldest games company left in the console business and could prove to be a huge disaster, however so was the Wii and look at how that turned out. Here is a list of the 5 reasons it wont be go that way and could prove to be Nintendo’s most popular console ever, a console that appeals to all ages and people.
Rayman is a character that I and I’m sure others have missed greatly. I loved numbers 2 and 3 and found his near disappearance a disappointment, especially in the face of the raving rabbids, good but overused characters. Rayman Origins is a huge return to form, a loveable ode to the supposedly dead 2-d platformer and could happily walk hand in hand with super meat boy to prove that there’s life in this old genre yet. Rayman Origins is so stereotypical in its themes and locations that recommending it almost seems wrong. Water world? Ice world? Both feature heavily as do colourful, cheery characters and a jolly world of lovable, creatures grinning inanely, as cheerful music plays in the background. Along with as relatively cutesy, near non-existent plot that is barely there, it should make me want roll my eyes, so clichéd and boring that it shouldn’t work but by god it does. A combination of stunning visuals and excellent gameplay making clichéd worlds fresh and original again.
Asura’s Wrath comes to us from the collaboration between CyberConnect2, creators of the .hack and Naruto games, and Capcom. This game is quite distinct both in its artistic style as well as the way its combat is performed. Stepping outside the box and taking chances like CyberConnect2 did can lead to a fresh and interesting experience, but can also lead to a game that just doesn’t work. So, which path did Asura’s Wrath head down?