The rise of simulated fantasy is all around us.
Sometimes I want to play games where I can summon Ifrit and fight enemies on the sides of buildings. Other times I want to leap across moving platforms, flatten enemies with my butt, and collect shiny stuff. But then there’re times when I want to play a game where I get dysentery and have to crawl through the woods inch by inch following the sound of buzzing flies to a dead body so I can loot it for supplies.
GTA V is going big, but Jesse warns that bigger isn't always better.
The long anticipated Grand Theft Auto Gameplay Trailer was released earlier this morning, and it’s safe to say that it likely left many a gamer wide eyed, with their jaws firmly planted on the ground. The sheer epic mass that is the newly designed Los Santos is breathtaking. The trailer depicts a plethora of environments - from high rises to the great outdoors and everywhere in between – and it becomes clear that we’ll likely get lost more than once in this beautiful world that Rockstar has built for us.
Two Rockstars have Become One.
Rockstar Games recently announced their decision to merge two of their successful divisions in video game entertainment. The Canadian government supported this decision, so Rockstar will open a new office in Oakville, Ontario that is custom-built. All members of the Vancouver facility will be given the opportunity to join forces with Rockstar Toronto.
ESRB listings point to a PS2 Classics release.
Two ESRB listings have leaked what appear to be upcoming PlayStation 3 rereleases of Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Neither Rockstar nor listed publisher Sony have announced anything, though this is the second time in 2012 the two games have been listed by the ESRB, following a similar leak back in January.
Remember when the shoot-dodge was your best bet for success?
Max Payne 2 was a game that did two things amazingly well: it provided a dark, deep, and gritty story that was accentuated by its film noir approach, and it offered unique third person shooting that was unlike anything else thanks to the bullet time system. Max Payne 3 brings both back, but neither is executed to the degree of excellence seen in the past iteration of the series.
Just don't expect it to work on a new computer.
If you like free games, there’s a pretty easy way to score Midnight Club II on your Steam account through the weekend. Simply join the Rockstar Steam community before 10 AM PDT on May 15 and a free, non-giftable copy of the game will arrive in your account sometime before May 29. Just be aware that this version of the game won’t run on Windows 7 or Vista. This probably limits the audience for the game considerably, but for those still rocking Windows XP on an aging rig might finally have a new game to boot up on their systems.