As part of Take-Two’s earnings report today, CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked for a response to changes in the gaming landscape, including the rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware upgrades and Nintendo’s NX.
Mike, Mary, Justin, and Jake discuss Cabin in the Woods and Until Dawn, two titles that pick apart horror in their respective media.
If you’re a horror enthusiast–whether it be horror movies or video games–chances are you’ve heard about Cabin in the Woods. It’s known for deconstructing horror tropes and archetypes, and challenged us, as viewers, to see the horror genre differently. And then there’s Until Dawn, a horror game that’s approaching cult classic status since its release last year. It isn’t as introspective as Cabin in the Woods, but shares a lot of the same self-aware tropes. As a sort of special edition episode, we decided to compare, contrast, and wax poetic about both titles.
The first wave of Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector’s Edition units sold out very quickly back in March. If you missed out, you will have another chance to get one, as Square Enix has produced 10,000 more. These will go on sale this coming Monday, May 23, the company announced in a blog post today.
Following the announcement of Batman: Return to Arkham, images comparing the original versions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City with their remastered versions have appeared.
Harvey Smith, Dinga Bakaba, and Sébastien Mitton discuss taking Dishonored 2 to a new setting and introducing a new character.
Despite being one of the biggest releases of the year, Bethesda has been very coy with Dishonored 2 details. While information on most AAA games is drip fed over a protracted period, Arkane’s sequel still carries an air of mystery.
In the alternate history of Homefront: The Revolution, America is on its knees, utterly dominated by a foreign invader–its landmarks destroyed, its resources pillaged, its people subjugated. This unsettling future makes for an evocative, ambitious premise, but the resulting shooter can’t quite live up to that potential, in part because it suffers from a larger than average number of mild but persistent technical issues. In the interest of providing a fair and thorough review, we’ve decided to hold our final verdict until I’ve had more time to test the game on Xbox One and PC, as I spent the majority of my time playing on PS4.
Nintendo has again stressed that the NX is not to be thought of as a system that will simply replace the Wii U, even if its release will negatively impact sales of that system. Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said in a new interview with Asahi Shimbun that the NX is “neither a successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS.”
It’s May 16, which means more free games are now available on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games With Gold program.
As part of EA’s “Road To Battlefield 1” campaign, the company is giving away DLC for its newest Battlefield games, and now, it looks like the next offering has been revealed. Reddit user Trentandmike spotted a listing that shows Battlefield 4’s Final Stand expansion will be free starting on Wednesday, May 18 (via DualShockers).
The bulk of the Assassin’s Creed movie takes place in modern day, the film’s executive producer has confirmed. Pat Crowley told IGN that the film is set 65 percent in the present and 35 percent in 15th century Spain, a ratio that doesn’t quite match up with the games.
Screeching gears, rhythmic boot steps, and the soft crunch of fresh snow. These were the first notes of my invasion. I sought the Dwarfen capital of Karak Varn. The Dwarfs, hardy and resilient though they may be, were a thorn for my new allies, the green-skinned Orcs and goblins. I held my siege for weeks, and while my foes’ numbers dwindled, mine grew. After each clash, I wrenched the newly dead from the earth and added them to my fiendish, Vampire hordes. Siege engines ready, and carried yon by fresh Dwarfen zombies, I steeled my undead warriors for the final assault.
If you’re going to see one movie based on a gaming franchise this year…it probably shouldn’t be this one.
The Angry Birds movie is not funny. It maintains a frantic pace, and it never lets up from desperately wanting you to laugh–there’s hardly a second that goes by without some form of over-the-top slapstick, clumsy pun, or ineffective background visual gag. The themes and juvenile humor are clearly aimed at a very young audience, but some jokes are a little too edgy to recommend for the very young, while none of the ideas have enough bite to register as subversive satire. Angry Birds is instead, an unintentional copy of the mobile game it’s based on: a short, forgettable time-waster.