For a “tale of souls and swords,” soul was unfortunately what the SoulCalibur series seemed to be lacking most around the release of SoulCalibur 5. The near-brush with death appears to have done Namco’s second-string 3D fighter a whole lot of good however, as SoulCalibur 6 is infused with the sort of energy and heart that the series hasn’t had since its classic second entry. Part of the success appears to be down to focus: there are less characters and less stages in SoulCalibur 6 than in its predecessor, but that allows the existing cast to breathe. Cues and systems have been ported over from the wildly successful Tekken 7, too, while the developers have clearly focused their backwards consideration on SoulCalibur and SoulCalibur 2, the most beloved entries in the series. The result is an immediately more confident and fun release. There’s a respectable 21 character slots in the base game, though much fuss has already rightly been made of the fact that … [Read more...] about SoulCalibur 6 review: the tale of souls and swords is back on track
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It’s perhaps fitting that a game with the tagline “nothing is true; everything is permitted” emerged from creative director Patrice Désilets bending the rules. Assassin’s Creed began life as a Prince of Persia game, expanded and reimagined for a new generation of consoles. You might say it even ended up feeling like one, though Désilets’ creative interpretation of Ubisoft’s mandate layered on many additional challenges for the team at Ubisoft Montreal. Today, Assassin’s is one of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but back then Assassin’s Creed was something new. Its labyrinthine fiction twisted the modern day with the past, offering a science fiction tale of genetic memory and end-of-the-world conspiracies intertwined with another story of a master assassin coming to realize his own ignorance. Its world was made for unprecedented freedom — your character being able to … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed: An oral history
It’s the time of the week where we get to take a big, long look at the this week’s best gaming deals and treat ourselves to some fun stuff. Let’s take a look. As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started. UK & US Deals Worlds Adrift is a survival-y, build-y, floaty, flying, massively multiplayer type of game that’s hit some headlines relatively recently. The folks from Green Man Gaming joined forces with our sister-site Jelly Deals to offer up 40 copies of the game to some of you folk. To be in with a chance of winning a copy, you can enter on the link below. Win one of 40 copies of Worlds Adrift Pioneer Edition from Green Man Gaming and Jelly Deals Just in time for the Steam sale to go live, Humble is offering their own limited time discount. A 100 per cent discount, to be exact, on … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: Poke Ball Plus, PUBG, 4K TVs, and more
Today is a great day if you are a PC gamer because we will be bringing some amazing deals on hardware and accessories for you to grab so you can keep playing with the best experience. MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US 15.6″ Full HD Thin and Light Gaming Laptop This laptop comes with 15.6″ Full HD eDP 1920×1080 and Windows 10 Gb LAN. Powerful Processor: Core i7-7700HQ (2.8 – 3.8 GHz) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4G GDDR5 Graphic Card. RAM up to 8GB (8G*1) DDR4 2400MHz and Hard Drive consisting of 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB (5400RPM). Comes with special features like Thin and Light Chassis, Steel Series Red Backlight with Anti-Ghost key + silver lining and Nahimic 2 Surround Sound System and more. Get it on Amazon for $949 Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Helios comes with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz) along with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM with an amazing 15.6″ Full HD … [Read more...] about Amazing PC Deals: Best Laptop Deals, Headphone Deal, Intel 7th Gen Processor i7-7700K, Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Mercury Edition Deal And More.
The first time Taylor Kurosaki and Bob Rafei saw a running PlayStation, they were in a Las Vegas hotel room. It was the 1995 Consumer Electronics Show. They, along with the company they worked for, Naughty Dog, were being given a behind-closed-doors look at Sony's first foray into the game console industry. When they describe the event now, they use words like "inspiring" and "enthralled" and phrases like "blown away." They didn't know it at the time, but the members of Naughty Dog in that room — Kurosaki, Rafei and co-founders Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin — were looking at the system that would host the team's next game: Crash Bandicoot. They were seeing the console their company would eventually create the unofficial mascot for — the console they would develop Naughty Dog's first smash hit for. It was Kurosaki and Rafei's second day with the company. Naughty Dog released Crash Bandicoot for Sony's original PlayStation in September 1996. In it, the team took an old … [Read more...] about Crash Bandicoot: An oral history