Release Date for Batman: Return to Arkham Revealed

The release date for Batman: Return to Arkham is October 21. Return to Arkham is a bundle that contains Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, as well as all DLC released for both of them. Both games in the bundle were very well received; Arkham Asylum and Arkham City have a 91 and 96 on Metacritic respectively. The games will haveContinue reading “Release Date for Batman: Return to Arkham Revealed”

Over 400 PlayStation 3 Games Coming to PC

Sony is bringing over 400 PlayStation 3 games to PC through their PlayStation Now program. For $20 a month or $45 for three months, you will receive full access to all available games streaming to your computer whenever you want them. They gave recommended specifications for running Playstation Now on your computer: – Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10 – 3.5 GHzContinue reading “Over 400 PlayStation 3 Games Coming to PC”

New Pokemon Revealed for Sun and Moon

A new Pokemon called Turtonator has been announced for the upcoming games Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. It is fire-dragon type and has the ability Shell Armor. It also has a unique move called Shell Trap, which you can see demonstrated in the trailer from IGN. Pokemon Sun and Moon will be released on November 18, 2016, for NintendoContinue reading “New Pokemon Revealed for Sun and Moon”

Kirby: Planet Robobot Is The Change The Series Needed

Probably more so than any other major game publisher, Nintendo is infamous for their sequels being too similar to the originals with not enough change from one game to the next. Regardless of whether you agree with that or not, the Kirby franchise has had little change for years. Mass Attack was an interesting change to theContinue reading “Kirby: Planet Robobot Is The Change The Series Needed”

Release Date for Ace Attorney 6 Revealed

Capcom recently announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, the sixth entry in the Ace Attorney franchise, will be released on September 8. It will be exclusive to the Nintendo eShop for 3DS, and a demo will be released two weeks before the full game, on August 25. They also released a trailer for the game thatContinue reading “Release Date for Ace Attorney 6 Revealed”

More Games Should Have Developer Commentary

Dozens of movies with director’s commentary come out every year. It’s almost shocking to see a deluxe version of a movie that doesn’t have commentary with it. But video games have so little developer commentary in comparison. According to Wikipedia, which is admittedly not the most reliable source, only 26 games have ever been madeContinue reading “More Games Should Have Developer Commentary”

No Man’s Sky for PC Delayed

The PC version of No Man’s Sky has been delayed until August 12th. This is three days later than the original release date of August 9th. The release date for Playstation 4 remains unchanged, which is still August 9th. Sean Murray, the creator of No Man’s Sky, tweeted about the delay, saying “I really wantContinue reading “No Man’s Sky for PC Delayed”

Games Don’t Need Lives Anymore

Life counters have been in video games for almost as long as games have been around. The concept actually began with pinball machines, giving players a limited number of tries before they received a “game over” and had to restart. From there, the concept moved into arcade games, which made a lot of sense forContinue reading “Games Don’t Need Lives Anymore”

No Man’s Sky Leaked Two Weeks Early

Someone paid about $1300 for an early copy of No Man’s Sky on eBay. He live streamed the game for his first several hours of playing, and has actually already made it to the center of the universe. However, he stopped live streaming it and became much more careful about spoiling the game after SeanContinue reading “No Man’s Sky Leaked Two Weeks Early”

Card Games Without Randomness

Hearthstone is still massively popular today, almost two and a half years after its release. It has created a resurgence of the digital card game genre on its own. However, it has received many significant criticisms, the most common of which is of its dependence on RNG, or random number generation. Many matches are essentiallyContinue reading “Card Games Without Randomness”

New Diablo Project in Development

Blizzard‘s career page has recently updated with an opening for a job as a “Game Director, Unannounced Project” for Diablo. The description below that says, “Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a game director with outstanding communications skills, proven experience in creative direction, strong ability in system design, and a stellar track record of shipping AAA games toContinue reading “New Diablo Project in Development”

Steam Sales Devalue Games

The Steam summer sale began a few days ago, and thousands of people are buying games at huge discounts as you read this. Sales like this are great and I’m not trying to say they’re bad necessarily. In fact, I rarely even buy PC games that aren’t on sale. However, there might be a pointContinue reading “Steam Sales Devalue Games”