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?
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Want to know what games are Xbox One backwards compatible? Good news, because here's a list of every Xbox One backwards compatible game. There's currently well over 400 to chose from, with Microsoft topping up the list fairly regularly. So if a beloved classic from way back yonder doesn't look like it's getting an HD remaster anytime soon check the list and see if 'back 'pat has you covered. Looking for something new and exciting to show off your Xbox One? Check out our top ten Xbox One Games video below. Or skip it and head straight to the list...Backwards Compatible Xbox 360 games: 3D Ultra Minigolf A Kingdom for Keflings A World of Keflings Aegis Wing Age of Booty Alan Wake Alan Wake's American Nightmare Alice: Madness Returns Alien Hominid HD Altered Beast Anomaly Warzone Earth Aqua ARKANOID Live! Army of Two Assassin's Creed Assassin’s Creed 2 … [Read more...] about Every Xbox One backward compatible game – here are the 360 games you can play today
For every Eve player, there’s are nine observers cheering on their slow-burn sneakery and occasional outright villainy from relative safety on the outside. Beyond the few who become subscribers, it’s been tough for CCP to profit directly from that interest - but they’re finding ways. Their Eve: True Stories comic with Dark Horse was the first step, and the next is a TV series. Directed by Icelandic 2 Guns director Baltasar Kormakur, it will see the developers work with “the big boys” of the small screen to retell the greatest crimes in Eve’s history. Dare we speculatively invoke the letters H, B and O? While CCP’s Torfil Oloffson wouldn’t name any of the three-acronymed networks behind America’s most expensive and culturally pervasive shows, he did tell RPS that CCP had plenty of “potential ways to go” for capable partners. “We’ll be using professionals of course,” he said. “The director is … [Read more...] about CCP are “playing with the big boys” to bring Eve Online to TV
The Final Fantasy XV CG movie, Kingsglaive, was unaffected by the game's two-month delay and comes to select theaters today, August 19. The film is not seeing a very wide release, however, as it's only playing in 24 theaters across the United States. If you're interested in seeing the movie in a theater, you'll need to live near one of the country's big cities or be willing to travel.The Kingsglaive website features a rundown of all participating theaters, a list of which can be seen below. Theaters in California, Texas, Florida, Virginia, New York, and Illinois are among those showing the film. Here is the complete list:Kingsglaive features the voices of Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, The Island), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones). You can watch a clip from the film here.The film will be available through digital channels on August 30, while the Blu-ray/DVD version will arrive on October 4. Here is the official plot synopsis:"The magical … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy 15 Movie Hits Theaters Today, Here’s Where You Can Go See It
Speaking to USA Today, one professor has attempted to explain why movie adaptations of video games are almost always awful."[Games and movies] completely different animals," says Kirk Kjeldsen, assistant professor in the Cinema Department at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Vancouver.Kjeldsen was speaking in an article pondering why EA's movie adaptation of Need for Speed didn't do better at the box office, even though the film made back its production budget after its opening weekend.The problem? Most film narratives follow a traditional, time-tested three-act structure, whereas videogames don't fit nicely in that mould. "Translating a non-linear narrative into a linear three-act structure is like making a song out of a painting or a sculpture," says Kjeldsen.If any film came close to impressing critics, Kjeldsen says, it was 2010's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a Jake Gyllenhaal adaptation that did $90 million and earned praise from about a third of … [Read more...] about One professor attempts to explain why video game movies are always bad