*Contains minor early-game spoilers, most of which could be considered common knowledge*
Far Cry 3 is all about the world and all that inhabit within it. It’s alive. There are a lot of things that the game does well: the gun play is really good and the melee and takedowns work as well as well as they should. Even the storyline, which you would not ordinarily expect much in a sandbox game such as this, is intriguing and the characters have personality. Above all though, many of the unnecessary features and detail is what makes the world really come alive. Continue Reading
It saddens me that Sly Cooper is a Playstation-exclusive, because it was once one of my favourite franchises. Fortunately, we can all enjoy Sly in this wonderfully animated short released yesterday.
Dean “Rocket” Hall is trying not to “overhype” the standalone-version of DayZ, although this seems hard to do, as the latest DayZ Dev blog update sounds totally awesome.
It has been well over a month now since Guild Wars 2 was released and Halloween is vastly approaching. What does this mean? It is time for its first seasonal event.
This will be a week-long event for Halloween starting October 22 in the ‘Shadow of the Mad King’ update. It is said that the update will include “a number of new features” and “new content”.
Halloween was celebrated in Tyria for times when the Mad King Thorn would cavort with his people, but he hasn’t been seen in over 250 years. The announcement hints at a possible boss fight: “Despite this, rumors persist among the populace that something wicked this way comes.”
The update will also include the previously announced paid tournaments, where players will compete in teams of five to win better than normal prizes.
You can see one of the screenshots above, but two more have been released on the event page.
This Week in the Universe rounds up some of the best and most interesting stories from around the web you may have missed this week. Enjoy.
This Week in the Universe rounds up some of the best and most interesting stories from around the web you may have missed this week.
Akardo, the human thief, stepped out into the world of Tyria to explore, hunt and stab all that threaten his dynamic way of life
Akardo, the human thief
*Contains minor (non-personal story) spoilers
After five years in development, Guild Wars 2 is officially released today, but many have already started their adventures using their headstart access they received for pre-purchasing/ordering the game. Fortunately, I managed to thieve myself a pre-purchase code, so I’ve spent most of this weekend in the world of Tyria.
In GW2, there are 5 playable races and 8 professions to choose from, with thief being one of my top choices. Continue Reading
Valve are branching out from their video-game routes into software titles using their gaming platform, Steam.
“Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, Continue Reading
The popular zombie mod, DayZ, is being made into a standalone game. “This is actually happening,” says DayZ creator, Dean “rocket” Hall.
The game will be developed, with rocket as the project lead, by Bohemia Interactive, the developers for ARMA 2 and, the upcoming sequel, ARMA 3.
“Today, it’s all about the Xbox 360, the only device that brings together all your entertainment all in one place,” said Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment, but what good is this for Gamers?
The last few E3 expos have been, arguably, a little disappointing. The focus for Xbox has been Kinect and now the newly announced SmartGlass. These are to improve the system’s entertainment experience, appealing more to families and amateurs rather than the hardcore gamers among us.