The newest entry in our Warp Zoned Rewind series, our look back at the seventh generation’s most memorable moments, brings the scares. Today, we’re talking about the games that left you teetering on the edge of your seat.
With the lights out and the sound turned up, your clammy palms grip the controller as your character stands just short of the end of a hallway. You pause for a moment, trying to gather the courage to force yourself forward, despite knowing full well that what waits around the corner is nothing short of pure horror. But you must press on, because it’s the only way to rid yourself of the evil that lurks. Plus, you get an Achievement for killing it! Yes, folks, in honor of Halloween, Warp Zoned brings you five of our favorite fright fests… (more…)
Welcome to the second entry in our Warp Zoned Rewind series, an ongoing look back at the seventh generation of gaming. Today, we’re going to talk about the biggest examples of jackassery in the video game industry from the last eight years… developers, journalists, marketing reps… people from all walks of life proved that gamers are a force to be reckoned with. So sit back and relax, gamers, as we take a look back at those we love to hate. (more…)
Gamers, please accept my apology. I didn’t mean to; it was a complete mistake. I take all the blame, and I hope that one day you will be able to find it in your heart to forgive me.
I pre-ordered Watch Dogs a few days ago.
I know, I know. If only I hadn’t pre-ordered the game, I wouldn’t have jinxed the whole thing, and the game never would have been delayed. Believe me; I’m just as devastated as you. Now my PS4 lineup will be without the title that I was looking forward to most. But hey – I don’t like to dwell on the past. I’m a half-full kind of guy. So I wiped my tears and got to searching for the next great next-gen game. And you know what I found? It looks like some of the best games won’t be coming from hundred-developer teams and multi-million dollar budgets. My friends, this generation is all about the indies.
While doing my research on what PS4 launch game to get to while I wait for Watch Dogs, I was a bit let down. Sure, there are some good choices, like Call of Duty: Ghosts and Killzone: Shadow Fall, but those didn’t really jump out at me. I’m already getting Knack, and I don’t have too deep an interest in sports or racing games. It was only when I started perusing the downloadable titles that I really started to get excited. And you should too. So here’s just a few upcoming PS4 independent games to use that Watch Dogs money on. (more…)
Do you love mobile game smash hit Angry Birds? Do you love kart racing games? If so, then have we got good news for you! Rovio has announced Angry Birds Go!, a kart-racing game that stars – you guessed it – the Angry Birds! Because if there’s one thing this world needs, it’s more Angry Birds games.
The title will be free-to-play, and feature Angry Birds Telepod support and upgradable karts. Angry Birds Go! doesn’t race to mobile devices until December 11, but in the meantime, you can get a birds-eye view of the new trailer right here.
Creative gamers everywhere, rejoice! Community Manager Mike Lescault has announced on Reddit that Project Spark, Microsoft’s upcoming free-to-play video game in which you make other video games, will not require an Xbox Live Gold Subscription in order to take advantage of its game-creation goodness.
This comes as great news to those who only carry Live Free status, or, like myself, have family members on the same system without a Gold membership. A beta for Project Spark is set to hit the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows 8 is set to hit some time in January.
Telltale’s non-zombie, episodic, story-heavy game The Wolf Among Us has been announced to hit Xbox 360 and PC this Friday, October 11th. PlayStation fans need not worry – they’re trying to get the PS3 version released shortly thereafter.
In The Wolf Among Us (which is based on the popular Fables comic series), characters from classic fairy tales live in hiding in the real world, trying to make ends meet. You play as Sheriff Bigby Wolf (Little Red Riding Hood‘s Big Bad Wolf), who is now reformed, and is in charge of keeping the peace in a small borough of New York City called Fabletown.
The episodes will run you $4.99 each. Players can also save $5.00 by purchasing a Season Pass (for $19.99) which includes all five episodes.
In news that seems like it should have happened years ago, Square Enix has announced (translated by Touch Arcade) that they plan to re-release all eight Dragon Quest titles in Japan for iOS and Android devices. A ninth game, Dragon Quest Monsters, is also in the works for mobile devices. As you may have guessed, at this time only a Japanese release has been confirmed. No word on whether or not the classics will hit shores outside of Japan, but here’s hoping. I loved the original Dragon Warrior, and to have it on the go?
How can you not love John Carpenter? The man has made some of the greatest movies of all-time. And now, we find out that he’s a gamer? How could it get any better?
After reading Carpenter’s latest tweet singing the praises of Rayman Legends, Giant Bomb fired off a few questions through email to discuss his passion for video games. Some interesting facts about the director were learned (he had a voice cameo in 2002′s The Thing video game, for example), and he expressed his desire to make his own original game. Carpenter last worked in the game industry with Day 1 Studios on the the story and narration to FEAR 3.
OK developers, this is your chance. If John freaking Carpenter says he wants to create a video game, it’s time to start making some phone calls.