November 25, 2017
Posted by: mwilson
Category: DICE, First-Person Shooters, News, PlayStation, XBox
Tags: DICE, EA, fps, micro-transactions, monetization, Star Wars
This is probably the stupidest thing I’ve seen all day… so of course I had to share it with you!
How many people does it take to stop a plane in Grand Theft Auto V.
Paradox Studios has had a busy period, releasing Hearts of Iron IV in June and Stellaris just the month before. They are both fantastic achievements – two high quality products in close succession. Stellaris, specifically, represents a new direction for Paradox, which is known for its historically grounded games such as Crusader Kings, Victoria, and Europa Universalis. This time someone in Paradox must have decided, “let’s make some stuff up and put it in space” – and it’s a good thing they did.
June 6 (D-day!) marked the release of Paradox Studios’ Hearts of Iron 4, the venerable World War II simulator. I’ve had a long love-hate relationship with this strategy series going back a decade or so. Love, in that in captures one of the most tumultuous periods of human history and lets you jump in wherever you please – feel like playing as the Dominican Republic? Sure, go nuts. Hate, in that, the game’s complexities, though adding strategic depth, make it nightmarish to approach at times. It is a series not for the casual strategist, but more for the armchair Pattons and Eisenhowers.
Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that has been struggling to justify its own existence of late. Despite its plethora of available material covering the entire breadth of human history – we have seen the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Golden Age of Piracy, and now, the height of Pax Britannica – the franchise seems at times to be stagnant and lacking originality. Why is that?
So another E3 has come and gone, and with it we are witness to whole slew of new and exciting things. This year we certainly were not left wanting, with some of the biggest footage including titles like Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4 (those particular captured my interest the most). But overall, what else did we learn?
It is no secret that Fallout 3 was one of my favourites. Fallout: New Vegas appealed to many, and although I enjoyed it, it never quite struct the same resonant chord with me that Fallout 3 did. However, the success of both made a sequel inevitable…
An early example of machinima – and arguably one of the best – was the Halo-inspired Red vs Blue. Now available on Netflix, which is about as good a reason as any to subscribe. This show just keeps getting better.
A truck carrying a shipment of Special Edition Splatoon Amiibo has been stolen in Europe. Tough luck, says Nintendo to the hapless customers who pre-ordered toys that will never arrive.
A year after meeting during a game of Mario Kart, this couple returned to the video game store for a Legend of Zelda themed wedding. A Super Smash Bros tournament was had during the reception.