We've survived the intense lens flares and even the muddy brown era, but games have reached a cinematic head in the last few years. We have richly detailed camera modes, gorgeous landscapes to set them against, and the resolution of the Gods. But what have we lost to these movie screen moments of high action? Fortnite and PUBG seem to have found the answer and snuck it straight into the industry.
Often one of the most accepted frailties in the suspension of disbelief is the health meter. Players are required to believe that their hero can withstand multiple gunshot wounds and recover completely by hiding behind a wooden crate for about ten seconds. But not Uncharted players...
Sega Genesis Classics hit major consoles last month, but you wouldn't have guessed it. Sure, we don't expect the higher powers of games journalism to take a look at a 20 year old console in the month of E3, but the silence around the compendium got me thinking of all the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive) gems that have been forgotten over the years.
It's the question on everyone's minds at Nintendo pulls down its banners and starts heading home after E3 2018, is this it for 3DS? While Reggie has been adamant from Switch's Day One that he will continue to support the 3DS throughout Switch's lifetime, this year's gaming expo certainly didn't hold true to his promises. It might be time to start retiring the dual screen life we've all become accustomed to. That being said, there's still plenty of life left in the pocket-sized console.
Nintendo have historically been hostile towards third party development, going so far as sealing the fate of Wii U in its lack of library and walled off development network. That all seems to have changed with the Switch, however.
Sworn to secrecy over his creation, Nishikado remains the unsung hero of the Golden Age of video games. I came across his original sketches for the alien enemies of Space Invaders and decided to share today.
Sure, A Way Out isn’t the heart-wrencher we were all expecting but there are touching moments that are certainly emphasised by the cooperative nature of the game. I wouldn’t say I feel for these characters, however. Rather I feel for the person I’m looking out for over chat.