It takes quite a lot to really annoy me when it comes to PC DRM schemes. One time activation of games before playing isn’t too onerous. I can tolerate Games for Windows Live and its attempts to shoehorn console conventions onto the PC. But one thing I can’t tolerate is Ubisoft’s ridiculous draconian always-on DRM.
Publisher Atlus has been all money lately. While the team is known for making mostly “niche” games, they’ve established quite a fanbase especially with eastern gamers. From the Persona games at the end of the PS2′s dominance to other Shin Megami Tensei games on the handhelds, Atlus has simply been putting out quality titles. Catherine […]
THQ and developer Volition had a pretty solid presence on the Comic Con show floor by showing off a demo of Saints Row: The Third. Tucked inside a makeshift private theater “guarded” by pimps and Penthouse Pets, a very excited presenter showed off some of the new features the Saints will be bringing to the […]
The upcoming Gears of War 3 continues the Horde mode that Gears 2 started, and a playable demo was available on the Comic Con show floor. Obviously, the mode worked well enough in Gears 2 that Epic Games didn’t need any massive retooling for the third installment. A few rounds were available to play, so […]
The title of Most Surprising Demo at Comic Con likely has to go to Mass Effect 3. A video would have been expected. But a hands-on demo? It’s a sign of how important games are becoming at Comic Con. This was the same demo shown at E3, but Comic Con provided its public hands-on debut.
With an incredible amount of Batman fans eagerly awaiting the 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises, they’ll be easily taken care of with the upcoming Batman: Arkham City. Picking up where its predecessor Batman: Arkham Asylum left off, Arkham City pits the Bat up against an entire city overrun by psychotic thugs.
Obviously, Star Wars will almost immediately come to mind when thinking about suitable game types for motion-gaming. The Wii held some solid potential, considering you use a lightsaber-esque controller, but it was Microsoft’s Kinect that got people even more excited about a Star Wars game. The ability to “wield” a lightsaber and use the Force? […]
Activision’s upcoming Spider-Man: Edge of Time feels like it’s going to be a lot more of what we saw in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. While not a true sequel, it’s pulling ideas from the game by focusing on The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099.
It really wasn’t all that long ago that Nintendo looked like an old champion on the verge of a full return to form. In terms of marketshare, they have already, at least for now, reclaimed the industry they once dominated, and looked like they were about to make a similar move for the hearts and […]