On the surface, Crossing Souls makes quite the impression with its thoroughly polished rendition of the 80’s that mixes pixel art from a bygone era, vibes of a Saturday morning cartoon, and a story reminiscent of a Spielberg summer blockbuster. Crossing Souls undeniably time-travels and captures the period meticulously and truthfully, packing a serious dosage of nostalgia. Unfortunately, beneath its nostalgic surface is a final product that doesn’t fulfill its potential. I simply like looking at screenshots and video of Crossing Souls. It’s not the first game to try and bottle-up the 80’s vibe, but it is undoubtedly one of the best attempts. The 80’s were colorful, with an easily identifiable style that was utterly “tubular.” And Crossing Souls never falters in transplanting the player smackdown into the thick of it. Coming off a Yakuza 0, Cuphead, Tokyo 42, and Persona 5 -packed 2017, I was skeptical of 2018 and its ability to produce a … [Read more...] about Crossing Souls Review — The Crazy Summer of 1986
One crazy summer
The folks behind YouTube channel thumbstickathletes have put together a great video that shows us what Rocket League would look and sound like if real-world soccer announcers did commentary for matches.Watch the video below to hear some announcers go bananas for nice scores. It all comes together nicely, and since Rocket League is basically soccer with cars, this was probably bound to happen eventually.Rocket League is unquestionably one of the biggest hits this summer.As of the end of July, Rocket League passed 5 million downloads across PC and PlayStation 4. The game has sold more than 1 million copies on Steam alone. It's is set to grow further still with more DLC and a release for additional systems.What are you thoughts on Rocket League? Share them in the comments below. Via: Kotaku … [Read more...] about Real-World Soccer Announcers Go Crazy for These Rocket League Goals
Wolfenstein: The New Order will launch across the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 20 in North America, Bethesda announced today. A release in Europe will follow on May 23. Preordering Wolfenstein: The New Order will get you into the upcoming Doom 4 (now just called Doom) beta. You can read more about that promotion in this separate story.Wolfenstein: The New Order was previously scheduled to launch in fall 2013, but was delayed last summer because the game needed more polish. The game is a single-player affair and has no multiplayer whatsoever.In development at Sweden-based MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The New Order is set during an alternate 1960s after the Nazi regime was victorious during World War II thanks to its use of advanced technology. The Nazis now rule the world, and it's up to you, as series hero B.J. Blazkowicz, to rise up against this power.Bethesda also released a new trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order today, which has a very … [Read more...] about Wolfenstein: The New Order release date, crazy bloody trailer revealed
Persona 5 skipped E3, leading some to wonder if it would be released within 2015 even in its native Japan, much less foreign territories. Atlus USA, however, remains firm on the notion that the game will be coming out — and in North America, no less — before the end of this year.Atlus USA's PR rep made a statement in an interview with GodIsAGeek, which has sparked squealing excitement in some, speculative disbelief in others."I’m working on getting those incorrect listings (of Persona 5's European version, supposedly shipping in 2016) removed. We are trying to get publishers locked in for our titles in EU and will announce things when they are locked in. We don’t want another Shin Megami Tensei IV or Devil Survivor Overclocked situation. We are very aware of what happens when we make premature announcements for Europe. At least I am. The only thing I can confirm for Persona 5 is 2015." -Jon Hardin of Atlus USA, responding to retailer listings of Persona 5's … [Read more...] about Atlus Planning Crazy Surprise for Persona 5 Release Date?
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--Electronic Arts is upholding its annual tradition of hosting gala summer press events with--you guessed it--another gala summer press event. The newly redubbed EA Summer Showcase, currently under way at the company's sprawling main campus in Redwood City, will feature a look at many of the juggernaut third party's upcoming titles for both current and next-gen consoles and PC. The event will begin with a stage presentation led by eminent company representatives and will then move on to hands-on time with EA's full playable lineup. The horde of attendees from the States and abroad have assembled in EA's holding pen, and the show will be starting in moments. We'll be bringing you live updates throughout the presentation portion of the event, so you may ingest any particularly succulent morsels of information in the timeliest fashion. And, of course, you can expect hands-on previews of any and all games shown as the afternoon continues. 2:09 p.m. The show is … [Read more...] about 360, PS3 Half-Life 2 top EA’s Summer Showcase