Okay, so both Aladdin and The Lion King - in 1990s platfomer, err, form - are stone cold classics. Wonderful animation that leveraged some of the best of Disney. Memorable characters and great music, with solid gameplay. So, with that you'd think this would be a no brainier for fans.
A new entry, even a remaster, in the Super Monkey Ball series from SEGA is definite cause for excitement. Except that Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD isn't quite the monkeys trapped in balls experience we were after. In that when it came to choosing which game to bring back, like that old knight in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the developers chose... poorly.
With its announcement trailer going live ahead of X019 later this week. Which is the big Xbox event happening in London where we'll no doubt get a slew of Xbox One (and maybe some Scarlett) game newsiness this weekend. The Falconeer from Wired Productions and Tomas Sala, is an Xbox One game described as an arcade aerial combat RPG. With falcons.
Which is a shame because we absolutely adored Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, with our review calling it one of the best RPGs in years. So then, why low sales compared to the original? Well Game Director Josh Sawyer broke it down as part of a Tumblr Ask Me Anything.
With Koch Media bringing the arcade unit to retail shelves across Australia. The large playable Capcom logo that is the Capcom Home Arcade is pre-loaded with 16 arcade title's from Capcom including arcade perfect classics like Final Fight, Alien vs Predator, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, and more.
Of course there's no single peripheral out there that can take a rather average player into the realm of esports competitive superstar, but they can still give you an edge in your everyday gaming. Case in point the low 1mm actuation point of the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition. Which had Nathan Lawrence go all Zen and unlearn and re-learn the learnings and ways of the FPS.
With the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 wrapping up with its final season and the introduction of two new Operators. Kali and Wamai, an Attacker and Defender, from India and Kenya respectively. Kali comes equipped with a bolt-action sniper rifle - the CSRX 300 - that can penetrate and blow holes in breakable walls. As well as an entire team if you can line up the shot just right.
It's no secret that Rare and Microsoft attempted to release a HD remake of the classic N64 first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 for the Xbox 360, but couldn't quite sort out the licensing. In its place we got a pretty impressive Perfect Dark HD remake, and now thanks to some leaked gameplay we've got a good look at what looks to be the finished thing.
Another surprise packet that found its way into our inbox, Superliminal from Indie studio, Pillow Castle Games (great name, by the way), takes the first-person puzzle genre(?) by the balls, and then both shrinks and expands those balls, depending on your perspective.
Taking the classic gunslinger into the bowels of monster-slaying, Ritual: Crown of Horns is a stylistic top-down shooter from publisher Feardemic and developer Draw Distance who has had the game out on Early Access for the past few months now, absorbing feedback and balancing the game, which has finally reached retail full release success, dropping today for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Which is, actually, kind of a big deal. Hulst co-founded Guerilla Games (Killzone, Horizon Zero Dawn) and will now manage all game development across 14 globally diverse game studios working on PlayStation content.
Under new regulation, China has announced it is implementing a gaming curfew for all minors in the country. That is, anyone under the age of 18 years, which intends to limit gaming time with a cutoff between 10pm and 8am, and access to online games for said minors during the week will only be 90-minutes per day, and just three hours each day of the weekend.
With the studio rolling out the first patch overnight that also updated the Rockstar Game Launcher - which has been linked to some of the issues people have been having - Red Dead Redemption II's long-awaited PC launch has been off to a somewhat rocky start.
ARK: Genesis, a two-part expansion drop for ARK: Survival Evolved had some secrets revealed recently, after developer Studio Wildcard took part in a 24-hour livestream with community and ExtraLife -- a charity that uses the power of gaming to help children in need.
There's Google Stadia, Microsoft's Project xCloud, and others, all getting in on the assumed streaming future for how we will all one day play videogames. And now, based on some code leaks by the fine folks at SteamDB, there could be something called Steam Cloud Gaming coming from Valve.
Where this month, and for a limited time, classic Raid encounters from Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm are set to live in World of Warcraft. Apparently Chromie has worked her time magic to make this happen and completing all three will award players with...
And as the title suggests, it's a fast-paced version of the classic and much-loved cutesy farming 'simulator' from Atlas. This time around, the game combines Tetris-like puzzles with an Overcooked vibe to get the most out of your veggie gardens.