This week's game releases include Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on PC, PS4, and Xbox One along with Ether One, Arcade Archives City Connection, and AirMech Arena on PS4. This week's Steam releases include Snakebird, High Strangeness, Sym, and Terraform. Which title are you most looking forward to playing this week?
When NetherRealm dipped their toes into the horror club, adding rival slasher movie icon Freddy Krueger to 2011’s Mortal Kombat, it served as a perplexing surprise. Such an off the wall cameo fit well in the bloody cast of brawlers. His move set was full of winks and nods for horror aficionados, but he could hold his own against franchise standbys. I can’t say I was particularly moved when I heard the news, past the initial shock, but with the benefit of hindsight, I can say it was definitely wise. Now, in Mortal Kombat X, its Jason’s turn.
April had a plethora of great cinematic goodies for gamers. From debuts to updates, the world of game trailers was on fire. There were even a few surprise reveals that got everyone pretty pumped. Let's relive them together, eh?
There’s something irreplaceable about the feeling you get after a good demo. It’s similar to that hype that rattles your bones after watching a riveting trailer, but you can still only make assumptions about the final product. When you can sit and put 10 minutes or more of actual play time into a product, your understanding of a game’s mission statement becomes a tangible memory. So let us honor the memory of the dwindling art of the demo with a celebration of a selection of the very best hands-on sneak peeks in gaming history.
Fantasy Tales Online is a F2P indie 2D MMORPG with randomly generated dungeons, customizable player housing, and epic boss battles. The game is currently hosting a campaign on Kickstarter and is vying to become Greenlit on Steam. Gamepedia has partnered with the game’s developer, Cold Tea Studios, to present the Official Fantasy Tales Online Wiki. Here, you’ll be able to learn more about the game’s features and contribute your own knowledge.
The Silent Hills remake is dead. Drama has plagued developer Konami in recent months, stemming from its weird kinda split with legendary game designer Hideo Kojima. The split has been played out in the media in the worst way possible, thanks to the awkward silence between both parties. There is still a lot of story to be told about this game. But there’s plenty of other games with crazy cancellation stories. The following are three such games.
This week's new releases include several PC titles, Early Access games, and long-waited DLC. Tropico 5 released on PS4 today, along with Broken Age: The Complete Adventure and The Golf Club Collector's Edition. Lux Delux and Trigger Saint will release this Friday, May 1. Block N Load will release this Thursday, April 30, for PC.
Orcs Must Die! Is the incredibly addictive tower defense franchise that we’ve all grown to know and love. The newest chapter of the franchise, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, is currently in closed beta, and a huge update has just been released. To celebrate, we’re partnering with Robot Entertainment to host an Orcs Must Die! Unchained Beta Key Giveaway where 10,000 NA and EU gamers can grab game keys on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you’re engrossed in the frenzy of battle, use the Official Orcs Must Die! Unchained Wiki to learn more about gameplay and how to emerge victorious.
Though video games are often more fun when shared with friends, developers tend to have a hard time with sharing their ideas with others. They've gotten better at it over time, especially in Japan, but it's still pretty uncommon to see franchises cross over into each other. When they do, however, people tend to get excited, as big businesses put aside their differences to deliver a fan's dream match-ups or team ups. Here are the 10 best crossovers, team ups, and special guest stars in video games.