... from watching the trailer over and Over. And over! Which is what resident (and self-proclaimed) Star Wars expert Kosta did. So much so that he had some sort of Star Wars epiphany and decided to put together a list of things he noticed. Some of which actually relate to the game. Mostly, they read like the ramblings of a conspiracy theorist.
The irony of DICE's position on modding in their later years versus those of the early days may be lost on them, but that it's yielded a result such as Star Wars Battlefront is still something to celebrate, as Nathan Lawrence discovered while talking to DICE's Sigurlina Ingvarsdottie about all things Star Wars Battlefront.
The Canberra-based studio behind the recently released Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will soon be closing its doors for good. This won't be a downsizing or even a reshuffle, the entire studio will be closing with all staff being let go. As the last Australian studio working on AAA-games this is definitely bad news, with the high operating costs of developing games in Australia cited as the main reason for the closure.
If you were too busy picking up your jaw from the nearest solid flat object after watching the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you may have missed the teensy tiny footage of EA and Dice's Star Wars: Battlefront at the end. Not only that, but taking a look at the source code from the official website (which has now been removed), people have been able to ascertain the release date for the highly anticipated game. Plus, an in-game screenshot.
As decreed by the Gods of Timeliness, this week we take a look back at the very first Mortal Kombat. Not the original arcade release from 1992 but the home console versions released the following year on the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive, on what was dubbed "Mortal Monday". And, only one of these two home versions of Mortal Kombat actually has blood. Can you guess which?
Joaby is as massive a 'Souls fan as I know. He's good at it and he knows the ins and outs of the design principles of those games. He also makes fun of me because I drop the controller almost always less than 20-minutes into any of the experiences and throw my hands up in frustration. So he's reviewed the game for us in both written form and as a video review on his own YouTube channel.
Just when you were starting to forget what it felt like to buy a new plastic guitar every year comes the announcement of a new game in the Guitar Hero franchise. Called Guitar Hero Live, this new take on the game does away with in-game graphics and avatars in favour of a video-based approach. That means playing along to music videos, and, in front of a crowd. First-person perspective and all.
Hey, remember that time when Blizzard said that it might be too difficult to port their fantastic free-to-play card battle game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to mobile devices? And you breathed a sigh of relief knowing that having it on your PC and tablet was enough of a distraction. Well, looks like they figured out a way as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now playable on iOS and Android phones. In other news -- RIP productivity.