"Doc, am I hearing things? All day I've been hearing what sounds like a train."
"Don't worry Billy, there's nothing wrong. Why that's just the sound of the Hype Train."
"Of course Billy! E3 is only a few days away! Hype has reached epic proportions. Why Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and many more are going to grace us mere mortals with glimpses of their future products. Can you believe it?"
"Where? When? How?"
"Well, just click through here to find out!"
Capcom has released a new trailer for the PC/PS4 exclusive Street Fighter V. In this new video, alongside looks at fireballs and roundhouse kicks comes some detail on the new battle systems being implemented. And with names like V-Skills, V-Triggers, and V-Reversals, odds are that unless you're a Street Fighter devotee none of it will make much sense. But it sure does look pretty.
The original Shadow Warrior and its reboot released last year, are by no means subtle, contemplative shooters. Well, you probably couldn't put that label on any shooter. But Shadow Warrior was definitely more over-the-top, violent, funny, and crude than most first-person games on the market. And much like the original 3D Realms game, a lot of fun too. Which the sequel is set to up the ante on, with the addition of four player co-op.
Just as you're about to overloaded with images and information about the games of the future, comes the annual Steam Summer Sale! The thing that usually ends up with you being overloaded with copies of games of the past. And as with every Steam Sale, many titles will receive substantial discounts over the sale period (June 11-21) and with much of it centered around community participation. Which this year, comes in the form of a Monster Summer Game you can play with friends.
The final consumer-ready version of the Oculus Rift was unveiled earlier today. Along with the surprise partnership with Microsoft (detailed below) that will result in a Xbox One controller being packed in with each unit, the consumer model will also feature removable headphone plus a built-in slider to adjust the distance of the two lenses. Plus, a bunch of games built for the Virtual Reality platform.
At a Oculus Rift conference earlier today the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, and Oculus VR CEO, Brendan Iribe, announced a partnership that will see an Xbox One controller included with every Oculus Rift at launch. Also, Xbox One games will be playable on the Oculus Rift through streaming to Windows 10.
In preparation for the full reveal of Fallout 4 this Sunday (at Bethesda's E3 conference), we take a look at the game that started it all. The original Fallout! The classic isometric RPG from the '90s that took a look at life in a post-nuclear wasteland of a futuristic 1950's version of the United States.
Master of Orion, the classic 1993 space strategy game that helped coin the genre term 4X (specifically referring to the combination of different play styles like explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) is now getting the 4R treatment (a new term coined today by Ausgamers). And alongside revamped visuals and audio, the new Master of Orion will feature a newly designed interface, new races to play as, as well as new solar systems to explore.
Nate Lawrence has been splashed all over Dirty Bomb for the better part of the last year, taking in conversations with the devs and getting his hands dirty in preview and beta builds of the game, which is why we handed him review duties now that the developer is confident the product is ready to stand on its open release feet.