Debuting over the weekend at Tokyo Game Show comes our first look at gameplay from the upcoming Metal Gear: Survive from Konami. A weird proposition to be sure, as this is the first non-Kojima led Metal Gear game from the publisher since his much publicised departure. And the fact that it takes place in alternate dimension filled with creatures. Zombies if you will.
For the SimTower lovers out there comes a modern retelling of that age-old tale. The one where an all-seeing dude sits atop a cloud, or a nearby sidewalk, and uses their x-ray vision to observe, command, and build their very own skyscraper. It's probably safe to say that Project Highrise is the spiritual successor to SimTower, it offers up a similarly calming and enduring gameplay loop that can only come from this type of sim.
"Woah", "Ooh", and "Ahh". These are some of the reactions we had watching the epic new story trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Game of Thrones' Kit Harrington aside (and the very sly tough of putting him on what we assume is a 'North of the Wall' planet), what see here is impressive. Bombastic. Explosive. And very much the big budget sci-fi blockbuster we expect Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to be.
Out next Tuesday, Batman - The Telltale Series, Episode Two: Children of Arkham picks up the story after last month's solid debut for the new Gotham city-based Telltale Series. Naturally, the trailer offers up spoilers for how Episode One ends whilst also showing a few of the surprises in store for Episode Two.
BlizzCon X is coming up in November and the two-day celebration can be experienced from the comfort of your very own home, in HD, with the BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket. In addition to streaming all the announcements, tournaments, and festivities, the Virtual Ticket also gets you access to exclusive in-game goodies for just about every Blizzard game.
Like a punch to the bathing suit region, the highly anticipated South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed to Q1 2017. The superhero-themed follow-up to the hilarious Stick of Truth was on track for release this December, just in time for the holidays. But in a new post on the Ubisoft blog (which is naturally called the Ubiblog), the publisher made the announcement earlier today.
Making it the biggest beta in EA history. And regular history too by the sounds of it, as the number trumps quite a few of the more popular betas in recent times. The previous EA record holder was Star Wars Battlefront which drew in over 9 million players. Then there's the Overwatch beta's 9.7 million players, and The Division and Destiny drawing in about 6.5 million players each. Which makes 13.2 million quite an impressive number. As is the 62.2 million kills whilst on horseback featured in the Battlefield 1 beta info-graphic.
But yeah, this won't be for everyone. For those that have enjoyed playing the Paper Mario games in the past, with their blend of old-school RPG mechanics, tongue in cheek humour, and inventive ways to take advantage of a paper thin Mario in a 3D world, this looks pretty special. And could even become the best entry in the series yet. Visually it looks miles ahead of the last GameCube and Wii outings, with amazing artwork and great animation. And the whole re-paint the world stuff looks like a lot of fun.
In that game reviews coming from version activated either via CD Keys or outside sources or even free keys will be treated as second class reviews. With reviews from those obtained via good ol' direct-from-the-source Steam purchasing being the ones that are showcased front and center. The change, has already affected some of the ratings of a number of titles and has even sparked some criticism from a number of independent developers.