Sad endings in games can be really tricky. After all, you as the player are the protagonist, so it's natural to want everything to go right for your character. Because of that, for a long time, games tended to stay clear of overtly depressing endings, for fear of alienating players who were invested in seeing their characters win in the end. Some games however, despite how happy their ending seemed, were actually hiding some pretty depressing stories.
Activision has revealed what the first full-on Destiny expansion will bring. It's called The Dark Below, and will include new story missions involving the Hive, a higher level cap, and of course, more gear to collect.
Well call me spoiled, but I'm disappointed that the collab between Pokemon and horror manga maestro Junji Ito is just a site that I can't read, some artwork, and some merch. A comic is what I was after, dangit! and to vent my frustration, here's four scenes I would've loved to see from the Pokemon horror event that never was.
The N64 holds a special spot in a lot of gamers' hearts, especially ones who grew up in the console's heyday in the mid-90s. It's no surprise then that any medley of some of the fantastic music from the games of that era is going to inspire some major nostalgia-ing.
Delayed games are pretty commonplace, and can happen for any number of reasons. Sometimes game-breaking bugs crop up late in development, maybe the team is having trouble adjusting to new hardware, or maybe the studio simply wants to change the timing of the release for commercial reasons. In any case, most times it just means we'll have to wait a few months longer to get our hands on the game... unlike these ten games, which left fans waiting for a half a decade or more.
Everybody loves a good story, and a good story that totally happened to a cousin of your best friend is even better. The internet makes everyone our best friend's cousin, and video games, much like movies before them, give us a set of shared experiences and expectations to draw from and relate to. Haunted video game cartridges, long forgotten games with mysterious plots, children going mad, these are all things that somehow seem like they could have happened.
It's been eight long, long years since Dreamfall was released; and considering how that game ended, it's been a hell of a wait. As a fan whose expectations started high, and only escalated with time, it's been a surreal experience stepping foot in this world again.
This week, Matt, Moo, Ryan, Sean, and Jen discuss abandoned games - that is to say, games that we started and never finished. Why does this happen? Which games did we give up on? Will Moo make inappropriate jokes? Probably, but tune in to find out for sure!
Shinji Mikami, the guy who brought us the original Resident Evil, is returning to horror games later this month with The Evil Within. If you can't wait that long to get your horror fix on though, we've got 9 games to keep you up at night while you wait.
We all had that kid we were friends with who was a little, or maybe a lot, better off than us. They seemed to have the nicest stuff. They never seemed to worry about things we worried about, and they always seemed to have an uncle who had an exciting job that afforded them access to magical and exotic goods. This being a game we're talking about, of course it would be The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo.
4.5 million blocks and two years contributed to this Minecraft project, which is a top candidate for the most ambitious (and/or insane) fan projects in the game's history. It's called Titan City, and holy crap is that name appropriate.