Tag: video games
Many of you know of my love for the Star Wars franchise, and I’ve talked previously about how much I thoroughly enjoy dogfight/flying simulators. So it should come as no surprise that I’m a big fan of the Rogue Squadron video games. Star Wars has spun off a number of video games (some good, some not) that fans have wanted to see return again. While this may not be the first time you’ll see the franchise pop up on my Reboot column, Rogue Squadron is pretty much top of my list for Star Wars games that need some sort of revival.
Fans of Fire Emblem have been waiting awhile for the franchise to make it's return. Fortunately they don't have much longer to wait (February 4th), and if you don't already have a 3DS for the game, Nintendo has announced a special bundle launching the same day as well. Or you know...if you just want to trade yours in for this cool new 3DS.
Virtual Reality is something which has fascinated gamers for decades. The promise of recreating or reinterpreting ones real-life surroundings in a computer-simulated environment is enough to excite even the firmest of skeptics. As a concept, it’s always been there, sitting on the cusp of the mainstream in what feels like perpetual development but for one reason or another hasn’t quite broken the threshold.
This may turn out to be nothing, but I seriously doubt that. These days, studios registering new domain names is typically a sign of announcements incoming (as what happened with the new C&C Games and several others). Over the weekend Warner Bros. registered a bunch of Batman domain names that points toward what could potentially be a new game (or even film...though we doubt).
CES is underway and every now and then a cool little gadget keeps making headlines. The recent one for gamers seems to be Microsoft’s IllumiRoom. Microsoft has teamed up with Sony’s nemesis, Samsung, to make the room you game in come alive.
THQ has announced it is officially over. For a while there we were all crossing our fingers that the slight hope of them staying strong was true. Well it isn’t, and all of their franchises are up for sale. Included in the sale are these titles: Turtle Rock Studios: Working Title “Evolve,” THQ Montreal: Working Title “1666,″Relic Entertainment: Working Title “Atlas, “Vigil Games: Working Title “Crawler,” Volition Studios: Saints Row 4, Relic Entertainment: Company of Heroes 2, Crytek UK: Homefront 2, Yukes: WWE ’14, 4A Games: Metro: Last Light, Obsidian: Southpark: The Stick of Truth, and of course Darksiders and Warhammer are also in the pipe.
The LEGO franchise of games has taken us to amazing trips through various licensed properties. Yet even though we had LEGO playsets of Marvel characters, people didn't think a LEGO Marvel game would ever happen, seeing as how Warner Bros. is a parent company to TT Games. Well, guess what? It is happening.
Early this morning Nintendo recorded a new Nintendo Direct and it focused on a brand new Pokemon game that's coming to and built specifically for the 3DS (as many fans have wanted since the handheld released). It's brand new, looks visually updated, and surprisingly isn't named after colors!
It's been quite a while (2011) since we've heard any sort of news or rumors regarding Dead Rising 3. A new rumor has popped up now however, suggesting that we may finally get an official announcement and trailer in the near future.
The return of my Franchise Reboot column takes me to a genre that I honestly don't pay much attention to: sports. Not since the retro consoles have I really dedicated any time to a sports game outside of the "extreme sports" games like skateboarding, snowboarding, and stuff like those. I'm just not into sports in general so it transfers over to my gaming habits as well. However, there are some sports games I feel every gamer must play, just for the sheer fun factor involved. Games like NBA Jam, Tecmo Bowl, Punch-Out, and this week's entry: Mutant League Football.