Title: A Way Out Platforms: PS4 (tested), Xbox One, PC Release Date: March 23, 2018 Rating: PEGI 18 Multiplayer video games have changed a lot over the medium’s short history. Games such as Pong pitted us against our friends, Super Mario World let us charge through a platforming classic together. Games like Halo ramped things up with 4 player LAN parties, and the massive world of Azeroth in World of Warcraft let us make new friends and tackle quests with complete strangers. Multiplayer games have changed not just technologically, but geographically as well. The industry has seemed to all but scrap the idea of local multiplayer in favour of the online/service games model, at least when it comes to story driven games anyway. So when A Way Out was announced at E3 in 2017 as a local split-screen co-op experience, this gamer was extremely excited to plug in player 2 and go on adventure with a friend. Not a gamertag or some stranger, but a physical person in the same room (how … [Read more...] about GAME REVIEW: A Way Out
Back in 2016, Namco game producer Kazutoki Kono asked fans of Ace Combat about which game would they like to see go through a remake. In fact, voting was done, to know what the fans demand. Turns out the time has come for Ace Combat, a recent job listing suggests an Ace Combat Remaster is in the making. The job listing has appeared in a Japanese mid-career recruitment site, which seems to suggest that an HD remaster collection of PlayStation 2 Ace Combat game is in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can also read the translated job listening below: [Urgent] Person with experience on project management for console games Job Details: Director assistant / Planner assistant [Urgent] Required Qualifications: Person with experience on debug control or project management of a PS4 & Xbox One multiplatform title for over 3 months and with a team of over 15 people Person who had deeply played through all of the following PS2 games: Ace Combat 04, 5, and Zero Back in 2016, when … [Read more...] about Job Listing Shows Possible Ace Combat Remaster For PS4
Not all characters in the International Zodiac Job System are equal. Final Fantasy 12 is very much all about customization, and any of its cast of six main playable characters can technically fill any of the twelve job roles on offer – where in the context of this game, jobs equal traditional RPG classes slotting into a range of different categories. But as we note above, there’s a small catch: characters in FF12 aren’t all the same when they first join your party, and some characters are more suited for certain classes than others. Compared to some of the other systems in FF12 we’ve already covered on our tips page or how specific the process is to get the best weapon in the game this actually breaks down quite simply, however: there are clear-cut characters who are the best for certain roles, though looking at stats to figure out which should do what is still a little on the tedious side. That’s why we’ve built this page – to detail … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age: the best jobs for each character
The story of Riot Games is a list of things that shouldn’t have been possible. It’s the tale of an extremely difficult, user-unfriendly game reaching untold heights of success. It’s the story of a company that has remained committed to listening to and interacting with its fans even as it at has grown exponentially. More than anything, it’s the story of two best friends who liked playing video games and decided one day to make their own. Riot is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, but to really know how one of the world’s biggest development studios got started, you need to go back to Los Angeles in the early aughts. You need to find two University of Southern California business students who formed a bond unrelated to their studies. When Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck first met at USC, they were taking classes that led them to careers at banks and investment firms. But that wasn’t what they bonded over. For them, their real passion was video … [Read more...] about The past, present and future of League of Legends studio Riot Games
The game industry of 2022 is big, messy and hard to find. Those who define it might be children. They could be solo developers on just enough funding to scrimp by for the next project. They could be retirees, artists or marginalized children in a war-torn country. They may create works of genius that go undiscovered until long after their death. Following up on Polygon’s recent fifth anniversary, we decided to ask a range of experts in the game industry the same question: What will things look like five years from now? While some cited practical predictions, like the rise of virtual reality, most centered around the structures that enable games to be made in the first place. And while many people see things improving, several also sounded warning bells about what the industry may be like and who may be in charge of it. The future isn’t necessarily what you think While many developers imagine a future where the game industry is overrun with new and exciting technology, many … [Read more...] about What will the game industry look like in five years?