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Few franchises are synonymous with a single gameplay mechanic the way that Max Payne is with ‘bullet time’. The tortured former NYPD officer has been evading and plugging ne’er-do-wells thanks to the subdued effects of father time since his PS2 debut.
With Max Payne 3’s mid-May debut fast approaching, Rockstar Games would like to give a look at the continued evolution of ‘bullet time’.
The new management team at Sony led by president and CEO Kaz Harai today unveiled new strategies to get the company back in profit. The realignment strategy, dubbed “One Sony”, will see more focus being placed on the core business areas of Digital Imaging, Game and Mobile. The move comes after projected losses for the 2011 fiscal year were revised to $6.4 billion.
Capcom’s annual Captivate event always provides a good picture of what to expect from the company for the following 12 months.
The important things to take away from Captivate 2012 are as follows: Lost Planet 3 is coming, Albert Wesker has a son, Street Figther x Tekken on PS Vita should match the quality of the PS3 version and Dante is a “sexual deviant”. That’s right.
Getting the WipEout 2048 gold trophy Beat Zico is hard, but did you think Studio Liverpool would give you that lovely piece of polished digital metal for nothing? No. You need to put in the graft. We can’t do it for you but we think the following five tips will help you get over the line in under 52s.
You may not know it but we stand on the precipice of one of the most important development decisions in video game history. One whose ripple effects will be felt throughout the industry moving forward.
If BioWare goes ahead with the purported changes to the Mass Effect 3 ending, it stands to set a damning precedent potentially hamstringing the creative integrity of future creative endeavors.
It has to be said that there have been a lot of Street Fighter games over the years. Actually, including all the reskins and remakes that fans have been treated to recently, we count at least eight Capcom fighters on PlayStation 3 alone. Bearing that in mind, is Street Fighter X Tekken a worthy addition to this established series, or simply more of the same?
It’s been a busy day at thatgamecompany with a few interesting news stories.
For developer BioWare, Mass Effect 3 represents perhaps the highest degree of difficulty that any studio has faced leading into a project. With two stellar games already seeded in the public consciousness, the third and conclusive act in the Mass Effect series comes with heaps of well-earned pressure. BioWare’s ambitious directive to carry specific player decisions over the entirety of the trilogy also creates a unique set of circumstances and expectations surrounding the final chapter.
With that in mind you’d be hard pressed to find another studio anyone would rather trust with the biggest RPG release in recent memory than the Canadian-based studio. Chances are you started putting money aside for ME3 right around the time ME2 wrapped up, however those with lingering doubts should quickly put them to bed. Mass Effect 3 is a masterpiece that demands to be played.
LittleBigPlanet is taking its Play, Create, Share model to the race tracks with LittleBigPlanet Karting, Media Molecule announced today.
The company is teaming up with United Front Games, the folks behind ModNation Racers, to put Sackboy and friends behind the wheel of their very own racing kart. The game will feature the same customization tools familiar to the LPB community and will hopefully please racing audiences as well.
George Osborne’s 2012 budget didn’t please everyone. It was even described as “cynical, deluded and regressive” by one political commentator. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Can you? Osborne may be consoling himself with that sentiment at the moment.
Osborne did please some of the people, though. Those people are the good folk working in the UK games industry. After snatching away their tax breaks in his first budget, he’s decided that they are necessary and good for the country.
Already successful in the literary and television realms, The Walking Dead begins the lifeless, meandering advancement to the PS3.
Every year the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosts the British Academy Video Games Awards to honor the best in video games from the past year.
Awards from 18 categories were presented to development studios who achieved excellence in 2011 at an event held this past Friday.
Journey is the latest creation by thatgamecompany, the talented team behind PSN classics flOw and Flower. The studio’s previous titles are well known for their distinctive art styles, simple gameplay and ambiguous nature, and Journey successfully continues with this legacy.
SSX – three letters that take us back to a time when we had butterflies in our collective stomachs as we un-boxed our shiny new PlayStation 2 consoles.
When the PS3 launched, most people expected to see an SSX title almost straight away, but it didn’t transpire. Now, twelve years after the original release and with memories of Merqury City, Tokyo Megaplex and Untracked still fresh in our minds, does the SSX reboot carve out an exciting new course, or fall disappointingly into the powder?
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend on the PS Vita is potentially a strong launch title for Sony’s new handheld, but are the eccentricities and complexities of the BlazBlue universe a little too much to handle for those not versed in the series?
Read on to find out if this is the beat-em-up for your portable gaming needs…
If you were a fan of platformer games on the PlayStation 2, then you’ll likely have played at least one of the Jak and Daxter games. The franchise is widely regarded as one of the best and most loved on Sony’s second home console, and now the original three games have been remastered in HD and released on a single Blu-Ray disc; but does the series still impress on PS3?
Heavy Hitters is a new series of videos that showcase the many enemies protagonist Booker DeWitt will encounter in the city of Columbia. In the first video, creative director Ken Levine, art director Nate Wells and lead artist Shawn Robertson introduce us to the Motorized Patriot, a “clockwork terminator” that will just keep coming at you no matter what.
Rebooting an old but dated classic is a thankless task. How do you keep the old fans happy while making it relevant for today’s audience? Is it even worth the effort? Starbreeze Studios certainly thinks so.
Their approach to reviving Syndicate has been to ditch pretty much everything. Gone, unsurprisingly, is the isometric tactical shooter gameplay in favour of a trendy first-person shooter style. This has more in common with Modern Warfare than the 1993 original Amiga/PC version.
Say goodbye to the Renaissance and hello to the Revolution.
The setting of the next Assassin’s Creed game has been revealed along with the game’s first trailer and batch of screenshots. Here’s what we know about the game including some insight from the development team’s Creative Director.