Sony revealed the PlayStation Classic earlier this week. It launches December 3rd and will retail for $99.99. They have announced five of the 20 games that will be preloaded on the mini-console, which is set to be 45% smaller than the original. Those games are Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The remaining 15 have yet to be announced. Here’s what we think they should be. Note: I’m not including any games that have had recent faithful remakes/remasters. For those wondering, this is why Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, or Parappa the Rapper aren’t on this list. Metal Gear Solid One of the most iconic and influential games of the era, Metal Gear Solid is, for many, the PlayStation’s defining game. Kojima’s rebooted stealth/elongated anti-nuke statement game is an essential PlayStation title. I’ve already gushed about how much I love that game elsewhere, … [Read more...] about 15 Games That Should Appear On The PlayStation Classic
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“Nobody at Arenanet is safe from the hand of Reddit. We’re literally running the company now, they’re in fear of the very users they seek to consort with ... The moment a dev steps out of line or try to talk back to a player, guess what, they’ll know we got their hands on their throat and we can squeeze any time we like.” This is part of a longer post on Reddit that went viral after Guild Wars 2 narrative designer Jessica Price was fired for a series of tweets she sent in response to a YouTuber, Deroir, who worked closely with developer ArenaNet. A co-worker of Price’s, writer Peter Fries, was also fired for tweets supporting her. ArenaNet’s president, Mike O’Brien, issued a statement on Guild Wars 2’s forums stating that “two of our employees failed to uphold our standards of communicating with players.” O’Brien’s statement is actively dangerous; it takes at face value bad-faith arguments made by aggrieved … [Read more...] about ArenaNet’s firings reinforced gaming culture’s worst impulses
PCG Q&ACheck out past editions of the PCG Q&A:What's the most disappointed you've been by a game's ending?When was the exact moment you fell out of love with a game?What's the first game you really loved?Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us the last physical copy of a PC game you bought, while sharing our own choices. Today, as a kind of sequel to that question, we ask, what was the first downloadable game you bought on PC? In the PC Gamer Q&A, we ask the global PC Gamer team for their thoughts on a particular subject, then invite you to add your thoughts in the comments below. We'll also feature a few answers from the PC Gamer Club Discord, accessible to anyone who's a part of our membership program.You'll find our answers below, and we'd love to hear what your first paid downloadable game was too. Jarred Walton: Half-Life 2I'll take the easy route on this one, because it's also true: Half-Life 2 was the first downloadable game I bought. I also played … [Read more...] about What was the first downloadable game you bought on PC?
Avid PUBG player Alex Lovell says his devotion to videogames and martial arts movies, coupled with extensive wing chun training, enabled him to fend off a near-fatal attack by his girlfriend of two years, Emily Javier, who assaulted him with a samurai sword while he was asleep. Javier apparently believed that Lovell was cheating on her, but he told Buzzfeed that all that gaming had simply destroyed his libido. "It killed my sex drive. I was training too hard, it exhausted me," Lovell said. "I felt bad because she needed the affection. I just couldn't keep up." It wasn't just Lovell's inability to perform that stirred Javier's wrath, however. She found red hair in his shower drain—her hair is dyed green—and discovered that he had Tinder installed on his phone. She also apparently found scratches on his back. Instead of simply leaving him, however, she opted to purchase a samurai sword, which she taped to her side of the bed, along with two knives. On … [Read more...] about PUBG player claims games helped him fend off samurai sword attack by girlfriend
Since we enjoyed sharing ourpersonal favorite games of 2010, we thought it was only appropriate to share the games that most let us down last year, the games that most drew our vitriolic ire. These aren't objectively the worst games of 2010 - they are the ones that most rubbed us the wrong way. There are even fantastic games on this list, but if everyone loved the same things, we wouldn't all be unique slowflakes in the great blizzard of life, now would we? Halo Reach Eric Bratcher: I know I’m going to enrage a lot of fans, but I’m picking Halo: Reach. It’s not that it was awful; it’s that I expected AMAZING and I got average. The story, clearly meant to be a majestic, melancholy Saving Private Ryan kind of heartpunch, fell almost completely flat for me. The characters were practically interchangeable, and the plot barely acknowledged their oddly random deaths (tell me again: Why was Kat a one-shot kill? It took me an hour to realize she’d died from that … [Read more...] about The most disappointing games of 2010