I remember playing the board game Risk growing up. It always seemed like you needed to carve out an entire day to play it. People would always start backing out of the game and wanting to do something else when it was clear they were losing.
Like most gamers, I have a love-hate relationship with game publishers. I love that they bring cool games market for us to enjoy, but hate the often idiotic ways they try and prevent piracy and secondhand video game sales.
Here’s some interesting news for fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It looks like some promotional artwork was leaked by a Best Buy employee and it appears to reveal that the new game will be set during the American Revolution.
I know that many of you are looking forward to the release of the I Am Alive game, which launches on March 7th. Now we can get a look at the game thanks to this new making of video, which shows some gameplay scenes and the story line.
I’d like to think that I’m not as cynical or heavily nostalgic when it comes to video games, but sometimes I do miss the simpler times of gaming. Back in those days I didn’t have to download a patch every week, and then after downloading that I have to download another patch for the game I’m about to play, even if it was released just a week ago (I’m looking at you, NBA 2K12!).
Self-defense is a good thing to know. It’s not just about safety either. It’s a good way to get some exercise too. Forget personal trainers that cost a fortune. The Microsoft Kinect seems like the perfect way to learn how to take on foes while in the comfort of your own home.
One of the criticisms about the now extinct Guitar Hero and its competitor, Rock Band, is that they don’t really teach people how to play songs or how to use actual musical instruments. Which, of course are misguided arguments, because I don’t think that was really the goal behind the games.
If you’ve ever been impressed by the animation in UBIsoft ‘s games like the Rayman series, you might want to check out this nifty art and animation framework the company has built for creating animations with incredible ease.
The UBIart framework allows animators the flexibility to create moving images simply by loading in any image, then adding a “skeleton” to the image to provide pivot points for animating movements.
Child of Eden is the latest casual video game from Tetsuya Mizuguchi, creator of REZ, Space Channel 5 and Lumines. The trippy psychedelic visuals and audio carry on the tradition of weird, wild, and addictive music games from the slightly off-kilter mind of the gaming genius.
The game is described as a “multi-sensory shooter”, and is designed to work with Microsoft’s new Kinect controller-less controller system.
Tired of playing as the nameless Prince in the Prince of Persia games? If you’re going to get the upcoming PoP: The Forgotten Sands, you can ditch him for Ezio, or at least make the Prince look like the Italian assassin from Ubisoft’s other parkourish franchise Assassin’s Creed.
Ubisoft got a taste of Murphy’s Law as the company’s newly implemented Internet-dependent anti-piracy measure has left owners of the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II unable to log in and thus play their game. It was bound to happen, but I didn’t think it would happen almost right from the get go.
Let the outrage begin. The ninjas of Ubisoft have revealed their latest arsenal against PC pirates: the ancient art practiced by Steam. As with Valve’s popular platform, Ubisoft games will soon require users to authenticate their copy by connecting to their user accounts online.
Assassin’s Creed II has been out for a while, but Ubisoft has announced two new DLCs that will enable you to finally finish the game.
Does this mean that Ubisoft sold an incomplete game to gamers everywhere?
I didn’t much care for Assassin’s Creed, but I will concede that the assassin’s retractable dagger is a pretty badass weapon. And in the most literal sense of “badass.” So you would think news of a real-life assassin’s dagger being manufactured would elicit a sheepish smirk from me.