Just like an engine makes or breaks a vehicle’s performance, the same can be said for game engines, especially for titles like shooters. Lately, we could almost review a game by looking at its engine. Titles using CryEngine have looked great, but suffered horrible performance, especially on consoles.
A game about the Palestine/Israel conflict, Liyla and The Shadows of War, has proved too political for Apple, claiming it isn’t a game. Apple’s double standard regarding politics and its attitude towards games as vehicles for more than just entertainment is problematic, says Chella.
In warfare when you switch sides they call it being a traitor, but Hargosh may have good cause. A longtime Call of Duty fan, he’s angry because the only way to buy the remastered Modern Warfare is bundled with Infinite War. And then there is that great Battlefield 1 trailer.
Chella isn’t quite convinced by VR gaming, but new research has been successful in treating paranoia using virtual reality. She looks at the pros and cons of the new tech, as 2016 looks set to be the year of VR.
News that Microsoft has discontinued production of the Xbox 360 console was bittersweet for Todd and many other Xbox fans. Thankfully, backwards compatibility means that the games will live on, but Todd still takes time to salute an old friend.
Welcome. If any of you are regulars here at GiN, you probably remember that I played through Final Fantasy IX last year as part of my New Year’s Resolution. Final Fantasy IX was a very polarizing game for me. I honestly didn’t like a lot of things about it. The characters were mostly boring, I hated most of the minigames and the plot was convoluted as all get out (I know, I know. That’s standard protocol for a Final Fantasy game.) Still, there were many things I did like about it. One of which was the history and lore of … Continue reading Why Final Fantasy IX Has the Saddest Ending of Any Game
News of Amazon’s paywall for video games, such as Minecraft and GTA V, unless you’re a Prime member, could see gamers shopping elsewhere. Is it the thin end of the wedge, Chella asks.
Todd has been doing so much PC gaming lately that he’s not really paid much attention to all the rumors of upgraded versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But he worries that enhanced consoles releasing so soon after launch would be dangerous to the industry.
With more votes ever cast, the GiN Game of the Year contest was certainly a heated one due to having so many great and deserving games to choose from in every category. But the people have spoken. Here are your choices for the Games of the Year!
Just 10 more days until Banner Saga 2 arrives and Chella is excited to see what it delivers. Until then, she’s highlighting the things that she loves about the original game, Banner Saga.