Developer Volition's follow-up to the Saints Row series doesn't stray too far from the over-the-top and entertaining nature of the series. In fact it's set within the same universe. But Agents of Mayhem is still, a very different approach. Part hero shooter, part Saints Row IV, and part Saturday morning cartoon. Albeit one with a heavy dose of course language.
Hip-hop and basketball go together like two things that go together, and this is something that has been true since I used to own NBA Jam Session on VHS tape in the '90s. Today 2K has released the first gameplay trailer for NBA 2K18, which is basically a music video of NBA highlights set to "Shook Ones" by Mobb Deep.
A wartime photographer who lost an eye in an explosion and then rapidly descended into madness. Stefano Valentini, described as "an artist with dark proclivities and unbounded imagination" will have a number of his pieces scattered throughout the world of The Evil Within 2. And judging by what we see in his trailer spotlight, messed up might not be a strong enough description.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ken Follett, 26 million copies sold to date, The Pillars of the Earth is an interactive experience that aims to take the iconic series into the realm of the digital. As an interactive novel and game The Pillars of the Earth takes the 1,000 page plus tome and translates that into an animated tale with playable characters and meaningful choices.
Which is a great way to try out one of the best games of the year and see what all the fuss is about. Although limited to the opening hour of content, the Prey trial allows anyone to retain their progress if they decide to purchase the full game. Which, after the trial portion ends opens up to become one of the most interesting and rewarding sci-fi shooters since the release of System Shock 2. Yeah, it's that good.
Which means that it will no longer launch the same day as Microsoft's Xbox One X. The news, which broke over at Polygon, comes from Microsoft's Shannon Loftis who noted that the extra time will be used to improve the overall experience. Including, refining the visuals. Recently we posted an opinion that it might be time to start worrying about Crackdown 3. This delay, although somewhat telling, tells us Microsoft want to ensure that Crackdown 3 lives up to its promise.
Well that's assuming people noticed the change when it was announced last year. That's right, Blizzard were in the process of dropping the name Battle.net in favour of simply putting its own name in front of things. The Blizzard app, Blizzard voice, and so forth. Yeah, it didn't stick. And so, Blizzard has announced the triumphant return of Battle.net. That thing that we haven't stopped saying.
That notes that the PC version of Destiny 2 will support 4K resolution and an uncapped frame-rate. Judging by the smoothness of this somewhat compressed HD trailer for the PC beta, Destiny 2 on PC looks very impressive. And could very well be one the best looking titles coming out this year. Visually speaking. Gameplay wise it looks great too.
PAX Australia is once again set to showcase a bunch of great indie games, and like last year a panel has selected six titles from Australia and New Zealand’s indie game scene to spotlight. From a physics-based RTS, to an arena brawler, and even a shadow puppet adventure. There's once again something for everyone.