By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:05 GMT PayDay 2 will arrive on Switch next month with an added local multiplayer mode for CRIME.NET and a new character. PayDay 2 has been in the works for Switch for a while now, and today Nintendo has provided more information ahead of the game’s February release. Along with the original characters Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains, PayDay 2 on Switch comes with a character called Joy who’s initially releasing only on Nintendo Switch. Joy comes complete with her own LED light mask and weapons. The game features full touch screen menu support, and a newly developed rumble feature that responds as players fire weapons or throw grenades. As stated above, the game also includes an added local multiplayer mode to CRIME.NET called CRIME.NET Local Play. Players are able to set up a local game and invite three friends who share the same local network. Here’s the full list of features: Rob Banks, Get Paid – … [Read more...] about PayDay 2 on Switch features timed-exclusive character, CRIME.NET Local Play
I probably don't need to remind you that life can be a busy, unpredictable, and sometimes uncontrollable series of events; a frenetic balancing act, as you juggle your time between work, family, friends, recreation, health, and a billion other things all at once. As someone currently tasked with organising a Stag Do, I am particularly attuned to how hard it can be to get several people together in the same place at once, but video games are asking us to do this all the time. Last year, Star Trek: Bridge Crew's playability banks on four friends each owning a PS4 or high end PC, a VR headset, and their own separate copy of the game, and that's before having to find a good time to play together when every person is available for at least an hour or more. 1-2 Switch brandished a AAA price tag for an experience that can only really be enjoyed at social gatherings or parties tame enough to bring your new Ninty console out without fear of it getting trampled or splattered with alcohol. In … [Read more...] about Co-op is making a comeback in 2018, but is there a place for games that rely so heavily on working with friends?
My husband and I bought our PS4 to escape 2017. I had stopped playing video games around the time they lost their joysticks. Aside from a brief infatuation with Guitar Hero on the Wii, I maintained my distance. My husband’s sales pitch had something to do with the fact that we live in Minneapolis and during the winter gaming is a nice alternative to frostbite, but he sealed the deal with this: “You can only watch so much CNN.” But then the game I chose to play was BioShock Infinite. In the first year of Donald Trump’s America, that’s no escape at all. Polygon asked some of our favorite game developers and writers to reflect on the games we played in 2017. To see all of the stories, visit our hub. The big difference is easy to spot, so let’s put that first: BioShock Infinite is beautifully made, with details that will delight anyone willing to slow down enough to unpack them. It’s an aesthetic of just-abandoned splendor, dark and … [Read more...] about Playing BioShock Infinite in the age of Trump is unsettling, but not for the obvious reasons
A Way Out, the intriguing-looking indie game from Brothers developer and Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares, will launch on March 23, 2018, publisher EA announced tonight during The Game Awards. Not only was the release date revealed, but EA also revealed a unique promotion where you can play the game without buying it if a friend owns it.This is being called a "friends pass free trial," and it'll be available right away at launch. You need a constant internet connection and an EA account to use this trial. Also, your friend must be on the same platform, and you'll need PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold if you're playing on console.A Way Out will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A new gameplay trailer was released during The Game Awards, and you can watch it in the embed above. Far more memorable from the game's showing at the event was director Josef Fares, who put on quite the display.Set in the '70s, A Way Out focuses on the story of two convicts who are on the run after a prison escape. … [Read more...] about New Co-Op Game Lets You Play With A Friend Who Doesn’t Own It
The Golden Joystick Awards traditionally honour games released in the last 12 months. This made sense when the show began some (gulp) 35 years ago, but games increasingly work as services with vibrant communities still playing months – or decades – after the title's initial release. Hence the introduction of the new Still Playing category at the 35th Golden Joystick Awards Presented with Omen by HP, which pits venerable MMOs against the biggest games of the last few months. Can the sheer staying power of strategy games like World of Tanks triumph over the rising star of newcomers like Rocket League? That's up to you. The brand-new-for-2017 Still Playing category acknowledges that games aren’t just the product of a single year. Many players have a game that has become part of their lives, whether it’s something they dip into a few times a week or an all-encompassing hobby that has introduced them to new friends and new aspects of their hobby. These games might … [Read more...] about Can a 15-year-old MMO topple Overwatch? Have your say in the Golden Joystick Awards’ new Still Playing category