In a somewhat surprising move, Microsoft today announced they were purchasing Swedish developer Mojang (Minecraft, Scrolls) for $2.5 Billion USD. Continue reading »
With the 2014 Tokyo Game Show set to start later this month, Sony once again held a press conference to show off some significant software and hardware updates for the Asia region. For those who didn’t catch the stream, here are the highlights from the two hour presentation. Continue reading »
After what seemed like a lock that Google would acquire streaming service Twitch, it was announced today that online shopping juggernaut Amazon would acquire Twitch. The deal sees Amazon purchasing all shares of Twitch Interactive for $970 Million, with the deal expected to close some time before the end of the year. Continue reading »
After weeks of teases, Bioware’s latest project has finally been unveiled: An online action RPG known as Shadow Realms. The game, announced during EA’s Gamescom press conference, is a 4 vs 1 online action RPG that’s heavily story driven.
The setup is that each encounter sees you make a number of key decisions which alter the course of the story as you take control of one of four heroes drawn into a centuries old conflict against the “Shadow Legions”, with the other player taking control of the Shadowlord, who controls the Shadow Legions and can alter the environment to their whim. Aesthetically, the game attempts to bring fantasy tropes in a more contemporary setting, allowing players to battle in Paris with machine gun wizards. In addition, the game will also be presented in an episodic model, each coming with their own new characters and choices and cliffhangers. Continue reading »
With Valve’s DOTA 2 International in full-swing, 2K Games & Gearbox Software have announced their take on the MOBA genre, in the form of Battleborn – a PS4/PC/Xbox One title set to hit sometime in 2015/16. Continue reading »
As the final major press conference of the show, Nintendo certainly had some hard acts to follow. Then again, given the increasingly bizarre (yet watchable) videos Nintendo has put out recently, you would think it has got a few things up their sleeves.
And guess what? Nintendo certainly did.
With not a lot to show but plenty of announcements, EA certainly had one of the more different feeling E3 press conferences in quite a while. While it wasn’t the two hour announcement extravaganza that was Microsoft’s presser, what was shown was notable.
Right from the get go, EA CEO Andrew Wilson explained that the games shown today would be shown in one of two ways. The games EA would be showing in depth (as well as showing near-final footage of) are the games that’ll be released in 2014. For the games 0f 2015 and beyond, they would be shown in dev diary form, complete with incredibly rough tech concepts, prototypes and concept art. Continue reading »
With E3 only a matter of days away, the fine folks at CD Projekt took to the internet to announce a few key details regarding the upcoming title The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, as well as make some new announcements regarding their GOG service. Continue reading »