Konami’s spin-off of Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Survive, has been subject to major scrutiny since its announcements – many players felt disappointed and frustrated at Konami’s attempts to extend the Metal Gear Franchise without its creator – that and it’s absurd sci-fi survival setting (which nobody really asked for).
Month: February 2018
Phil Spencer’s date with destiny began when his father brought home a Sinclair ZX81. Together, they’d play and create games. On stage at the 21st Annual DICE Awards, Spencer appeared wistful as he recalled the fearsome monsters of Ultima Online, and credited the MMORPG for being the first to create a genuine feeling of immersion. He revealed his imagination was captured not by “people in history, but what people have built together and accomplished together” — virtual worlds included. Spencer has stuck with this vision in his role as Xbox Chief:
Codemasters is probably best known for realistic racing games like Grid Autosport, the Dirt series, and yearly F1 releases. Onrush is something a little different. It’s not quite Micro Machines, but it really seems to zero in on arcade flavours rather than straight-up simulation. Game Director Paul Rustchynsky believes this is something that’s missing in today’s console marketplace. He says “gamers are crying out for” an arcade hero. Onrush seeks to fulfil that role not with a cape, but with sick nitro boosts, blazing fast battles, and antics so jaw-dropping Houdini’s eyes would pop out.
A real-time twist on the Catch Me If You Can formula, Somewhere: The Vault Papers positions you in a treacherous whistleblowing case as a fugitive’s assistant. Cat is her name. She’s a journalist gone rogue. After one of her text messages accidentally reaches your number, you’re stuck between two options: destroy the evidence and look even more suspicious, or help her investigate what the hell’s going on. You choose the latter.
Final Fantasy XV becomes…Half Life 3? An old video game ethics discussion returns, Fortnite sees big changes, Metal Gear Survive has weird micro transactions, and more stuff happening in games
Sometimes you just need to chill. When life’s hectic pace and noisy clutter are too real, Spectrum‘s brand of abstract 2D platforming might just be the ambient antidote you need.
As of January, Rocket League officially surpassed 40 Million players worldwide. If you are a fan of the DC universe and Rocket League, prepare yourself for an exciting DLC coming on March 5, priced at $4.
EA Sports’ FIFA 18 update 1.09 went live on PC before consoles, as usual. The update features a couple of gameplay changes and additional features.
Not content with his brief cameo in Wreck-It Ralph, Sega’s darling mascot will be dashing to theatres in 2019 for a meatier audiovisual venture. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Sonic the Hedgehog film is a Paramount Pictures production and will employ “a mix of live action and CGI to bring the character to life”. Deadpool‘s director Tim Miller takes on the role of executive producer, while Sonic’s reckless charm will be penned by Golan the Insatiable scriptwriters Josh Miller and Pat Casey. The film is expected to release just ahead of the holiday season on November 15. The live-action/animation approach contrasts with Nintendo’s recent announcement of a Mario film which will be pure animation. Sonic and Mario have an extensive history competing against one another at the Olympic Games, so it seems natural they are extending their healthy rivalry to a new level. In other Sonic news, Bandai Namco and Sega are playing swap by letting players speed through the mazes of Pac-Man as Sonic or enjoy Sonic Dash from Pac-Man’s perspective.