God. Edge has posted its “100 Best Games to Play Today” feature, with Ocarina of Time at number one.Apparently, “Over a decade after release, The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time has achieved a distinction reserved for a true classic.“It’s been forgotten. Writing about it garners nothing but grandiose adverbs and scattered memories of Hyrule Field. It’s ‘unquestionably’ and (even better) ‘indefinably’ great.”Goodo. This is actually an abridged version of the piece from the mag’s 200th edition. Read the whole “unquestionably indefinable” thing through the link. … [Read more...] about Ocarina is “best game to play today,” says Edge
In Face Off, PC Gamer writers go head to head over an issue affecting PC gaming. Today, Chris Livingston and Tom Marks debate whether or not classic games are worth playing today. Chris Livingston: YES. They’re worthwhile both for people who never played them and those who haven’t played them in years.For younger gamers, or people who only recently started playing games, classic games are a great chance to visit the inspiration for many of today’s games. Plus, when older gamers start talking wistfully about the old days, you’ll no longer have to get out your phone and stare at it in boredom because you don’t know what they’re talking about, you can get out your phone and stare at it in boredom while knowing exactly what they’re talking about. For older gamers, like myself, the classics are a great chance to revisit the games that made us fall in love with gaming in the first place. Tom Marks: NO. Just because a game was revolutionary at the … [Read more...] about Face off: Are classic games worth playing today?
Command & Conquer: Generals 2 isn't expected to mobilize until 2013, but the franchise has movement on the free-to-play front today. Today, EA confirmed that Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances has entered its open beta phase, with players now able to log in to the game's servers through its official website. Developed by EA's Phenomic studio, Tiberium Alliance is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online strategy game. As the name suggests, choosing whom to trust and when will play an important role in Tiberium Alliances, as players will be pitted against one another, as well as mutant enemy forces. EA is promising "a completely interactive and dynamic gameplay experience," with in-game social and news feeds updated in real time. In the next few months, the game will run in Web browsers and on mobile devices with support for cross-platform play. Acquired in 2006 in the wake of its SpellForce games, Phenomic has previously made EA efforts like BattleForge and Lord … [Read more...] about Command & Conquer goes free-to-play today
Hitman developer IO Interactive has released details on its Summer Bonus Episode, which is available today to players that own the Full Experience or the combination of Intro Pack and Upgrade pack at no additional cost.For those that don't own these, however, it will become available to purchase separately "later in the season, packaged together with a third bonus mission for one price."The Summer Bonus Episode features two ICA missions which follow Agent 47 on his first trips to Sapienza and Marrakesh, which were both part of previous DLCs for the game."In Sapienza, 'The Icon,' sees the town taken over by a film crew shooting a new sci-fi blockbuster complete with a 100ft mechanical killer robot in the middle of the town square," it explains."And in 'A House Built on Sand' players will travel to the noisy and busy night markets of Marrakesh where Agent 47 must stop a billion dollar deal taking place."Full patch notes for the episode release can be found below.Summer Bonus Episode … [Read more...] about Hitman Summer Bonus Episode Detailed, Requires Season Pass to Play Today
Battleborn, Gearbox Software’s hero shooter meets MOBA, goes free-to-play starting today in what the studio is calling a “Free Trial” with no planned end date. The Steam and Xbox One versions are free now. The PS4 version is free now in the Americas and will be free in Europe and Japan starting June 13, according to the company.People who already own Battleborn will be promoted to “Founder” and receive a slew of free content to offset some of their purchase price.Battleborn’s open-ended Free Trial grants players unlimited access to competitive multiplayer modes and maps without time limit or level caps. The games 30 heroes will be available to play using a weekly rotation of six heroes at a time, something common to many free-to-play MOBA games. Progress with those heroes will be saved so when they’re once more available for free, your progression will still be there.The game is also getting a new matchmaking queue designed specifically for new … [Read more...] about Battleborn goes free-to-play today, owners get bonus content