The first half of 2016 saw the release of the first consumer version of the Oculus Rift, a high-powered virtual reality headset that quite literally makes your eyes pop at all the gorgeous visuals. Unsurprisingly, though, the Oculus Rift also came with an equally eye-popping price tag that’s guaranteed to put a large dent in your savings. For people not too keen on going all-in on the virtual reality trend, there’s the cheaper Samsung Gear VR, which is also Oculus-powered. You can think of the Gear VR as the Oculus Rift’s mobile phone-centric little brother. Now, it’s about to get a much similar look to its big brother. Continue reading →
Cross-platform multiplayer is quite a rarity in the video game industry, one that the big three – Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo – have been reluctant to dive into ever since. Games that support cross-platform multiplayer have been few in number, with Rocket League and Street Fighter V being (arguably) the two most easily recognized among the fray. The cross-platform multiplayer feature of Street Fighter V has generally been well-received, so it’s safe to daydream that other fighting games might follow suit in the near future. But don’t count on the next main installment in the similarly popular Tekken series to have the feature. Continue reading →
When Hello Games released No Man’s Sky, the initial reception was cold, to say the least. Okay, it received a lot of backlash, especially the PC version which came out several days after the PlayStation 4 version. Much of the complaints were directed at the game’s numerous bugs, errors, and other technical problems, to go along with the criticism that No Man’s Sky felt really incomplete. (In fairness to fans, the game really does lack gameplay depth and engaging features, like a real multiplayer mode.) Continue reading →
The Sony PlayStation Vita is hands down the most powerful handheld console available in the market today, easily trumping the Nintendo 3DS in terms of sheer hardware power. However, it wasn’t able to replicate the success of its predecessor, the PlayStation Portable (PSP), which left the 3DS to singlehandedly carry the banner of handheld consoles in this generation. Continue reading →
Rejoice Street Fighter newbies, an official strategy guide for the upcoming Street Fighter V will be released on the same day the game is released to help you get started on the kick-ass action. Thanks to Prima Games, players will be able to get an in-depth guide about the game before they have actually played their first match.
One of the best known names in the field of motion capture performance, Andy Serkis, is taking his talents to the video game industry. And by ‘talents’ we mean the talented people working for his motion capture studio The Imaginarium Studios. Creative England, a not for profit organization which aims to promote the development of creative companies, has just announced a joint effort with Serkis’ studio to help build the game development community in the United Kingdom.
The trouble in today’s golden age of the internet is that it’s really hard to keep things a secret. And Capcom was reminded of that fact when alternate costumes for Street Fighter V were leaked online. Several images and a video compilation showcasing the alternate clothing have made rounds around the internet before Capcom was able to take action.
Did you miss out on the first two Downloadable Content (DLC) packs for Mortal Kombat X during their initial release? Or perhaps did you miss out entirely on the game itself? Well, if your answer is ‘yes’ to either of the two, then you’re in luck because Mortal Kombat X is about to be released in an all-new package.
Those who are eagerly anticipating the newest installment in the long-running Fire Emblem series just got themselves an advance treat. Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing a new Nintendo 3DS XL boasting a design based on the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates video game.
Still riding the nostalgia that Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Battlefront brought forth last month? Well, you’re in luck, because a trio of Star Wars video game titles from the PlayStation 2 days is now available for your consumption to further keep you floating in the galaxy far, far away.