THE year was 2012 and the world had not yet burst into flames. It was a simpler time. It was also the year one of my favourite RPGs came out, amidst a bunch of drama surrounding its development owing to the fact that Rhode Island had helped fund the game’s creation. 38 Studios was founded by former Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling with the aim of turning his gaming hobby into something more, and to create awesome new RPGs with the help of Todd McFarlane and R.A. Salvatore. He succeeded: Amalur is excellent, and in some alternate reality its sequels would have kicked ass. But despite solid sales of 1.2-million copies, too much money had been spent on development. Payments weren’t made on time, 38 Studios began to collapse. It would take near four years for the court case between Rhode Island, 38 Studios and Curt Schilling to be settled. So it’s something of a miracle that eight years later we have Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-reckoning, a remaster of the original game and a spark of hope that we might still yet get a sequel.
We live in a time where all sorts of games are getting a chance to be remastered, remade or even to get a sequel. Some make sense, and some are genuinely surprising choices. I’d say Destroy All Humans is the second one. Originally released in 2005 it did […]
I remember playing Mafia 2 ten long years ago and being sucked into a world of violence and intrigue. Back then its storytelling amazed me. So I’m pretty pleased that this 1950s period piece about gangsters which got overlooked when it launched is getting another chance to amaze people. Ten years is a long time in the world of video games though, so has time treated Vito Scaletta well? Has D3T Limited done Hangar 13’s mafia masterpiece justice?
Warcraft 3: Reforged is not what was promised. Not even close. Indeed, it’s so far from what was originally demoed and outlined in 2018 that Blizzard is arguably guilty of blatant false advertising. Of course, we all know that games are subject to change during development as developers alter their goals or decide to tweak the graphics for better performance. But in the case of Warcraft 3: Reforged, little was ever said to indicate that the original vision wasn’t going to come to pass. Even mere weeks before the game’s launch the official website boasted features that simply aren’t present in the finished product, including reworked cutscenes. So, let’s dive into this Warcraft 3: Reforged review and see why the Internet has dubbed it Warcraft 3: Refunded.
After today’s earlier teaser trailer Microsoft and Lionhead have confirmed the existence of a HD remake of the original Fable, titled Fable Anniversary. The confirmation came via a Podcast hosted by Major Nelson. Fable Anniversary is going to present the original game redone in full 1080p graphics with new […]
UPDATE: Microsoft and Lionhead have confirmed Fable Anniversary, due for release this year. As we build up to the massive event that is E3, Lionhead seem determined to get the hype-machine rolling with a new teaser trailer which suggests the original Fable is going to get the HD […]
EA’s Skate series has, quite truthfully, completed kicked the living shit out of the Tony Hawks series in recent years, leaving it a bloodied and empty shell of its former self that seemed doomed to a slow and painful death at the hands of anologue-stick-flicking series, but now […]
Xbox Live Arcade Title Price: 800 Microsoft Points. Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: Yes SEGA Rally has made many fond memories for gamers around the world. Thrashing mates in the local Arcade was an awesome experience, and back in 2007 SEGA decided to bring back the ultimate arcade rally game […]
Atari have announced today that they’ll be bringing a remake of classic Atari 2600 game Warlords to Xbox Live Arcade in the summer of this year. You’ll have to defend your castle against minions and a manioc dragon intent on burning the place down around your ears, all while […]