Back in good ol’ April of 2003, a relationship developed between two companies: Square and Enix. Though rivals, they noticed something appealing in one another. Enix strictly published video games while Square focused on developing them with a team of programmers, graphic designers, and professional story writers. Since 2000, the idea of a merger had been discussed, but it took some time for the companies to commit to each other (for good reason, of course.) Sure, there were some bumps in the road and red flags, but the partnership of a developer and a publisher ought to be a clever move financially, right? It’s been a whopping fifteen years since the two tied the knot. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and a gander at what the united company has endured since. Both Enix and Square were founded in Japan around the same time – Enix in 1975 and Square later in 1983. Enix was larger than Square and ensured buckets of money, but lacked success in … [Read more...] about Square Enix’s 15th Anniversary – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Space invaders extreme
By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:11 GMT A new week beings, and the weekly list of deals for Xbox One and Xbox 360 gets a refresh. As with every week, this week’s deals feature discounts on a wide range of games big and small. Deals are available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, including on backwards compatible titles. This week, we have a decent collection of discounts on bigger titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, Dark Souls 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dying Light, and more. You’ll also find a bunch of indie deals, including discounts for Black The Fall, Tesla vs Lovecraft, ChromaGun, and a couple of others. Deals are live now through Monday, March 12. Check out the whole thing below: Xbox One Black the Fall – 40% Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ultimate Edition* – 67% Chromagun* – 30% Dark Souls 3 – Deluxe* – 70% Dark Souls 3* – 70% Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – 75% Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – … [Read more...] about Xbox Live deals: Dark Souls 3, Just Cause 3, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Brp brp brp brp. Brp-brp brp-brp. Brp-brp-brp-brp-brp-brp-brp-brp. BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BRP. The dauntless descent of these extraterrestrial hordes was impressive in 1978. And it’s still a good timewaster today. As for its alien foes, they probably deserve to conquer the planet. It’s not like we’ve done anything particularly good since the late seventies. Maybe the creation of the internet? No, absolutely nothing worthwhile. Luckily for the Invadophile, an updated version, Space Invaders Extreme, is out today on Steam. Would you like to see what Space Invaders is like today? I lied! That’s not what it looks like today at all. That’s what it looks like 10 years ago on handheld consoles – the PSP and Nintendo DS – which is where this cacophonous imposter first appeared. But this is Space Invaders. It’s hard to keep … [Read more...] about Have You Played… Space Invaders?
Taito Corporation announced today that Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster would be invading the PC community next month. According to the game’s official Steam Page, to celebrate the game’s 40th anniversary, Space Invaders will launch on PC via Steam sometime next month. Additionally, Space Invaders Extreme’s store page, as well as its PC configuration requirements, are now up. Space Invaders Extreme is an updated version of the critically-acclaimed 1978 title. Initially, the title was released back in mid-2008 for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox Live Arcade to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Space Invaders release. Aside from updated graphics, visuals, and interactive sound, the Steam version also includes a brand new World Ranking System for Arcade Mode, as well as Leaderboards and Steam Achievements. While the invader-themed rhythm title, Groove Coaster currently does not have a launch window, the … [Read more...] about Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster Invade PCs Next Month
As Polygon's recent fifth birthday approached, we started thinking about what we could do to celebrate it. And what's more fun than ranking the 100 best games of all time? 500? So we did. We started by setting rules upfront. We asked everyone to vote based on innovation, polish and durability, rather than simply personal taste. We cut games released in 2017 to eliminate recency bias. And we left out sequels that we deemed too similar to the games that came before them. Then we voted, but we knew we had gaps in our knowledge on staff. So in addition to gathering votes from the Polygon team, we worked with a group of external and freelance writers to pull in their input: Kahlief Adams, Susan Arendt, Katherine Cross, Jon-Paul Dyson, Benj Edwards, Cara Ellison, JC Fletcher, Jenn Frank, Harold Goldberg, Janine Hawkins, Blake Hester, Laura Hudson, Henry Lowood, Jeremy Parish, Carolyn Petit, Andrea Rene, Jaz Rignall and Gary Whitta. Collecting all those votes together, we then combed through … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 500-401