It has begun. The traditional Ubisoft PR assault has started over, and this time it’s concentrated on Assassin’s Creed Unity. By now you likely know that the game’s set during the French Revolution, features 4 player co-op and a huge …
It’s something that investors and consumers alike have been begging Microsoft to do for years: unite. The technology giant has a diverse array of products and services, yet there is little tying the teams together. Unlike Apple or Google, Microsoft has yet to create a single, coherent software and hardware experience. With CEO Satya Nadella’s comments this week about “transforming the company”, one thing is on everyone’s mind. When will Microsoft finally start showing some cohesion?
Bungie’s Destiny is an ambitious game. Retaining the atmospheric sci-fi feel of their Halo series, the team is trying to redefine gaming for the new generation. Mixing together open world, MMO-style gameplay, deep story-based dungeons, seamless four player co-op and competitive multiplayer, it would be awfully easy for Destiny to collapse under its own weight. It’s impressive, then, that it doesn’t. In fact, based on our weekend with the alpha, Destiny could be one of the best games this year.
There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about the financial viability of game journalism – every day, more and more journalists are turning to Patreon as an alternative means of funding. This has inevitably led to cries that the system is broken. Well known figures such as Brendan Keogh or Leigh Alexander have said that “good” journalists aren’t earning a decent living, and that more must be done to fix this.
But these people are wrong: the system is not broken. “Good” journalists do earn decently. “Bad” journalists don’t. Let’s explore this.
It’s here: the moment your wallet’s been dreading. Steam’s Summer Sale is officially live, and no matter how hard you try, you will be spending money. But how do you prevent bankruptcy, and ensure you get the best bang for your buck? Here are five tips on how to survive a Steam Sale.
It’s time for a little deconstruction of what went down at E3 this year. We’re pushing aside all the hype, bombast and showy PR tactics, and focussing on what really counts: the games. After last year’s conference, Sony came away as the clear winners, but this year the lines are a little more blurred. In fact, when we break it all down, it appears Microsoft wins. Let’s take a look.
E3 2014 has been and gone, and we’re all now reeling in the aftermath of a busy, busy conference. As always, trailers have been popping up here, there and everywhere, and it’s our duty here to sort through them to find the cream of the crop. So here they are, ranging from indie titles to the most expensive AAA games on the planet: the six best trailers of E3 2014.
If you’ve been on Twitter this morning, you’ll have seen that there’s a lot of controversy surrounding Assassin’s Creed Unity, the latest open-world title from Ubisoft. The issue is that the game doesn’t feature any female assassins, but the rest of the gaming media have unhelpfully put a misleading spin on the story (and Ubisoft’s mixed messaging doesn’t exactly help). Here’s why Ubisoft aren’t sexist, and why it makes perfect sense for AC Unity to only have male assassins.