Bruce Straley, co-director of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 — two of the biggest PlayStation exclusives of the last decade — has announced that he will be leaving game development studio Naughty Dog following a year-long sabbatical.
Earlier this year, Nintendo made the shocking (some would say infuriating) decision to discontinue the NES Classic Edition less than six months after its original release, but it appears as if the company has reversed direction and will now ship more of the consoles in 2018.
Destiny 2 was released on consoles yesterday and early buzz for the game seems to be mostly positive. I’m about five or six hours in so far and am enjoying it quite a bit so far (look for my review later next week) but there are definitely problems. One such issue that is causing an uproar in the fan community is the way armor shaders work, as the once permanent-unlocks are now single use consumables. But that’s just one part of the problem.
Rockstar Games has announced that L.A. Noire will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One later this year, and that a new VR experience that pulls from the original game is also in the works.
Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokemon Company, has revealed that he originally told Nintendo the Switch would not be a success, but has since realized his mistake.
Danish toymaker Lego plans to cut 1,400 jobs globally by the end of this year following its first drop in sales since 2004, the company announced today.
Mario may still sport a pair of overalls, but it turns out that his days of being a full-time plumber are well behind him.
As the month of August comes to a close, the three legendary birds (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) and Lugia will no longer appear in raids in Pokemon Go. So hopefully you managed to catch them while you had a chance, because a whole new trio of legendary pokemon will appear starting September 1.
Nintendo’s Live Showcase (the Summer Nindies 2017) recently announced and gave details on a butt-load of titles coming to Switch this year, or sometime in 2018. For those of you who missed the livestream, fear not! You can read more about it at Polygon.com, or check out the entire twenty-minute video below:
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Format: PlayStation 4
Released: August 22, 2017
Leave it to Naughty Dog to release an expansion for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End that is more substantive and polished than most “full” games that come out in any given year. The developer is practically showing off at this point with its latest offering, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the first title in the series to not feature protagonist Nathan Drake. Instead, players control Chloe Frazer, a supporting character featured most prominently in 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, as she seeks out the Tusk of Ganesh in the mountains of India whilst a civil war rages (incidentally, the game’s villain is a military leader participating in said civil war). The best thing that can be said for The Lost Legacy is that it delivers a full Uncharted experience, but are we reaching a saturation point with this long-running PlayStation franchise?