While players might associate platforming games with plumbers and hedgehogs, the genre has a disproportionate number of entries that take place in prehistorical eras. From B.C.’s Quest for Tires, Joe and Mac, Chuck Rock, Bonk, ...Read More »
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December’s chilly temperature often mean it’s time to bundle up. And with the re-release of Horizon Zero Dawn, Dead Rising 4, and Steep, its also the approach that publishers are taking. Each has been repackaged ...Read More »
Gaming has an affinity for spectacle, with an output that often seems influenced by Hollywood’s procession of summer blockbusters. If there’s an opportunity to make the explosions bigger, the villains more malevolent, or the scope ...Read More »
With PlayStation VR systems discounted for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, it’s great to see new titles for the platform. This week’s Sony virtual reality peripheral gets two new games, Radial-G and VR Karts, ushering in double ...Read More »
With the reduction of cinematic censorship and the erosion of societal taboos, the exploitation film rose to popularity in the late 1960s, trailing the rise of drive-ins and grindhouse theatres. And while the genre’s popularity ...Read More »
Years ago, rhythm games infiltrated arcades and living rooms, where titles like Guitar Freaks, Taiko: Drum Master, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band dominated recreational spaces with their hulking cabinets and faux plastic ...Read More »
Typically, a developer’s final project is an imprudent mess, if not an outright disaster. From Ion Storm’s Daikatana, Maxis’ SimCity 2013, Realtime Worlds’ APB, Flagship Studios’ Hellgate: London, to Free Radical’s Haze, there’s been a ...Read More »
Like music itself, rhythm games often follow convention while simultaneously contributing their own form of innovation. This dialectic is especially evident when examining PM Studio’s SUPERBEAT: XONiC, a franchise which follows mainly of the conventions ...Read More »
The first-person dungeon crawl is an remarkably fertile genre, typically extending engrossing interpretations of Dungeons & Dragons-inspired, party-based prowls. But occasionally, skulking through homogeneous hallways and battling the same fantasy-themed enemies culled from Monster Manuals ...Read More »