Developer V1 Interactive, a new studio headed up by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, and publisher Private Division are ready to debut a small slice of its ambitious new game Disintegration at the end of the month. Part shooter part squad-based tactical affair it blends vehicles, abilities, and shooter-meets-RTS combat in a brand-new sci-fi world.
As per a new Naughty Dog job posting on LinkedIn looking for someone to join the technical team on the development of The Last of Us Part II there's a few surprising details in there related to the PC platform. From NVIDIA to DirectX12 and Vulkan it all sounds like it relates to working on a PC port of some kind.
Taking place over the Australian Open finals weekend the AO Summer Smash for 2020 will see Australia's largest competitive gaming tournament host players from over 12 countries - playing Fortnite. Starting with the Charity Pro-Am on Saturday February 1 and then the Solo’s Championship on Sunday February 2 - it's sure to be a fun weekend of competition.
1999's Kingpin: Life of Crime was more of a lead pipe simulator (FLPS) - that due to its for-the-time overtly graphic depiction of violence, saw it get pulled from stores across the globe. Smash cut to today's hellscape of desensitised content consumers called gamers, Kingpin looks rather tame. Which makes this new 4K remaster from 3D Realms something of a novelty.
Recent rumours have been swirling around that place we call The Internet telling one and all that just maybe Left 4 Dead 3 was in development over at Valve. The classic co-op zombie shooty shoot is still brilliant to play, so a new Left 4 Dead would be like a game-sequel dream come true. But a new statement from the Big Steam makes you wonder if the company has an actual phobia of the number 3.
Which would see one of Sony's most recognised PlayStation 4 exclusives makes its way to another platform, in what is also being reported as potentially the first of many potential ports. Although not official, Kotaku's Jason Schreier cites multiple sources confirming Horizon Zero Dawn will be way to the Epic Games Store and Steam sometime this year.
Our resident Ninty expert (and thus, my protege), put together a bit of a think-piece one where he sees the Big N taking their sustained Nintendo Switch success to, in 2020, and potentially beyond. It's your hand, Nintendo.
(Get it? Because they used to dabble in play cards? And we're in a console transition year... oh, never mind.)
"I can't believe a battle-loving kind-hearted Saiyan like you even exists...".
With lines like that, what's not to get excited about with tomorrow's retail release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and this launch trailer that captures every part of the anime series and manga. Seriously, DBZ is still kicking on, like a living metaphor for its various major fight build-ups over the years.
Which is to say, yes, we've covered off our actual Top 10 Best Games, BUT we make the list out of 20 potentials, and always remember to acknowledge those who made a cut, just not the final cut. Here's our 10 runners up to the Top 10 Best Games of 2019...
After years of games-specific shows like E3 and Gamescom this year we trekked all the way to Las Vegas for CES 2020 - easily one of the biggest tech events on any calendar year. Amid all the robots, artificial intelligence, and self-driving cars we managed to check out the latest in gaming tech. And judging by what we saw - 2020 is going to be great year.
Which is the latest major content update that also happens to close out the Battle for Azeroth story-line before the focus shifts to the next expansion - World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. The update gets its namesake from the story which focuses on the Old God N’Zoth - where the Horde and Alliance need to work together to stop "an ancient corruption [that] has taken root across Azeroth".
Originally released in 1999, Resident Evile 3: Nemesis featured the name of its menacing villain right there in the title. And with the recent announcement of a full Resident Evil 3 remake coming this year - many have been wondering how the updated Nemesis might look. The answer of course is, as menacing and frightening as always.