The Crew 2 is the video game equivalent of cross-eyed puppy waiting in a cardboard box marked “needs good home” abandoned on the side of the road. It’s a bit busted, a little sad and quite confused, and yet, every fiber of me wants to love it. It’s a bold statement of intent from a newly formed studio composed of some of the industry’s most underappreciated talent; a spiritual successor to a cult classic; and an official sequel to a AAA project that aspired to accomplish too much with too little. It’s an open-world game that spans the United States — from the regal Pacific Northwest to the dank swamps of Florida — and allows you to pilot not just cars, but motorcycles, monster trucks, planes, boats, hovercraft and a variety of other vehicles. The pièce de résistance: You can transform between them in real time. If you’ve ever wondered what a speedboat looks like falling from the clouds into Nebraska farmland, wonder no … [Read more...] about The Crew 2 is an uncanny mess and I’m enjoying it anyway
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E3 2018 is right around the corner. We're expecting tons of big announcements during the big briefings from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and others. But before that, we're taking a look back at last year to go over what was announced and determining if each company lived up to their promises. We're starting today with Microsoft, but you can check back soon to see our recaps for Sony and Nintendo.Project Scorpio Becomes Xbox One XThe biggest news from Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing came at the top of the show. The company officially announced the name, price, and release date of its super-powerful console. So long, Project Scorpio; hello, Xbox One X. Microsoft also talked about how the console was its smallest and most powerful yet, while the company announced a list of games that would receive enhancements on Xbox One X. The list has grown substantially since then. Microsoft does not announce Xbox sales numbers, so we don't know how well the Xbox One X is doing. One thing is clear, though: … [Read more...] about Did Microsoft Live Up To Its E3 2017 Promises?
While audiences are still obsessing (or reeling) over the recently released Avengers: Infinity War, the movie that launched it all for Marvel Studios—Iron Man—celebrates its ten-year anniversary today. It’s hard to imagine a time when there wasn’t at least one MCU movie in theaters, but back in 2008, Marvel was primarily known as a comics company that had to partner with studios to produce films. Some, like Blade, X-Men, and Spider-Man, became huge hits. Others, like Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and Ghost Rider, were mixed bags.Back then, Marvel still made plenty of sequels, but nothing was connected. It’s easy to lump the first Iron Man in with other superhero films of the era, but it’s important to remember that the movie was seriously groundbreaking. The film was shot on the fly, after having been in development for over a decade, and featured a character that test audiences and focus groups originally believed to be a literal robot—all while … [Read more...] about Without Iron Man, we might never have had the MCU
Here are our picks for the absolute best PS4 games. From blockbusters to indies, action roller-coasters to contemplative explorations, these are the best games available right now for Sony’s PlayStation 4, as selected by the voracious gamers of VG247. We’ll be checking back in with new games on the regular, as old favourites are retired and new challengers rise above the pack to win a place in our hearts. It’s been a while since we last updated this list, and 2017 has long since drawn to a close. During last year we got some new info on games that might one day make this list, like Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2. But for now, the most recent additions to our list are the mainstream smash-hit sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale and Capcom’s action-RPG epic Monster Hunter World. At the end of last year, Middle Earth: Shadow of War arrived to succeed the venerable old Shadow of Mordor on our list – building on the rock-solid … [Read more...] about The best PS4 games in 2018: every must-play on Sony’s flagship console
Go for gold The Oscars 2018 are nearly upon us, but, other than acting really, really well, this year's list of nominees didn't do anything particularly crazy to get to where they are right now. At least not compared to, say, eating raw meat, lighting candles in their butt, or refusing to call a scene when they clearly needed medical attention... we're looking at you Leo. But aside from the obvious, Di Caprio-sized elephant in the room, several other noted actors have gone one mad step further than the rest in their journey to Oscar-winning glory, and learning about all the juicy details really makes you appreciate their commitment to the craft that little bit more. Read on to discover the weirdest, wackiest, and most dangerous things actors have done to bring home that beloved little statue and set it on their mantlepiece. And it should go without saying, but please don't try any of this stuff at home, just so you're still in one piece when the Oscar winners 2018 are … [Read more...] about 6 terrible things Oscar winners did to take home the gold