Ever since the first entry, countless gamers have wondered and considered the possibility of a movie being based on Valve’s hit gaming series, Half-Life.
A representative from Treyarch, the studio who is currently developing the next iteration of the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops, recently revealed the studio is not afraid and is not shying away from the brutality of war. This comes just a year after Infinity Ward’s very controversial decision to include a level in Modern Warfare 2 that allowed gamers to show countless scores of unarmed citizens in an airport.
SCEE President Andrew House recently talked about the demographic shift Sony is taking, regarding their handheld, the PSPgo and PSP. This represents a dramatic shift in ideology and is obviously trying to sneak into the market Nintendo has dominated for quite some time now.
When Splash Damage announced that their highly anticipated upcoming shooter, Brink, would be pushed back to 2011, many gamers were, understandably, dismayed and frustrated. Many wondered if something had gone wrong with production, and almost instantly questions were raised regarding the game’s final quality. However, in a recent interview, the CEO of Splash Damage reassured restless gamers about why his studio decided to delay the game, and why it can only be a good thing.
Ubisoft announced today the first track set for their upcoming thriller, Michael Jackson: The Experience video game. Although it is only seven tracks deep, Ubisoft repeatedly assured us frantic followers that this is only the first, of many to come.
During Konami’s gamescom press conference, it was announced that No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, the sequel to the Wii’s No More Heroes, will be receiving the PlayStation Move treatment, when the game releases early next year.
While visiting Criterion Games’ office, it was discovered that DICE, while simultaneously working on the multiplayer for the upcoming Medal of Honor, have also lent assistance to Criterion, by aiding development for Hot Pursuit.
First off, Splash Damage allowed gamers of all sorts to get their hands on Brink, during the event. Wedgewood claims this is a rare opportunity for gamers to get their hands on an unreleased game; claiming that these sorts of events are almost always press-only. Later, Wedgwood talked about how Splash Damage worked really hard on ensuring the controls and experience from one version of the game, to another, are spot on.
Legendary game creator Keita Takahashi, known for his work on the Katamari and Noby Noby Boy series, recently had some rather frank remarks about the gaming industry. In the interview, he talked about the state of video games, and of the bleak future that will meet the industry.
There is very little to argue against the idea that the guys over at Bethesda are just plain genuises. Nearly perfecting the Western RPG genre, they have shown time and time again they are the masters at creating an expansive, mind-blowing world, with likeable characters and villains. Their newest game, Fallout: New Vegas, is set to hit retailers later this year. With New Vegas, Bethesda is making sure the dialogue in the game is on-par with or even topping some Hollywood major motion flicks.
Japanese publishing powerhouse, Namco Bandai, recently lifted the veil on their lineup for the upcoming gamescom Convention. Fans of the classics may enjoy their small collection of games; but really, there are no surprises here.
Speaking to NowGamer, Chen cited that the “majority of the games happen in a very fake world”. Additionally, “if you want the player to really appreciate what you are saying, the message has to be relevant to them.”
THQ CEO Brian Farrell talked with investors about how his company plans to deal with the threat of the used game market. For every major release down the time, Farrell cited THQ’s dedication to provide “robust downloadable content and premium online play”.
Sony has finally lifted the veil on the official Killzone 3 beta site, signaling a big step forward for anxious gamers, eager to get their hands on the already impressive-looking title. However, even with the site live, there isn’t much to do…yet.
In what is definitely a move to counter Shaun White’s recent announcement that his next game will feature both snowboarding and skateboarding, the next Tony Hawk game, Shred, will feature both of the action sports.
One of the most heavily anticipated titles to utilize Sony’s latest foray into the motion controller world, the PlayStation Move, is Quantic Dream’s, Heavy Rain. The game released earlier this year to an absolute wave of widespread acclaim, and gamers are eager to literally get their hands involved with the investigation of the Origami Killer. A recent post on the SCEE official blog drops some details that should definitely give even fans tired of Heavy Rain, some incentive to redo their investigation.
After finishing development on the currently unreleased, newest Halo title, Halo: Reach, Bungie is looking to the future. According to mega-publisher Activision, Bungie’s newest game is going to be kept under wraps for at least the rest of 2010.
In a recent interview with IGN, legendary NFL coach and commentator, John Madden, talks all about his highly acclaimed football series and reveals some things that you may not have known. Football and non football fans alike can both find enjoyment and wisdom in his words, which can be found below.
Taking control of a mysterious character known only as the “Guardian of Earth”, players are forced to repel the invasion of the planet by the evil Doom Beasts, all the while fending off accusations of “gross incompetence from the Galactic Council of Justice”.
Bayonetta hasn’t even been on the market for a year now, but new information, possibly pertaining to a sequel, has made its way onto the internet. These murmurs stem from a tweet made by the game’s director, Yusuke Hashimoto, earlier today.
After enjoying critical acclaim and commercial success for DiRT 2, Codemasters is hard at work on its successor, DiRT 3. Next month’s issue of the Official Xbox Magazine promises to blow the lid wide open on the game, and according to the editor, will “blow you away”.