For the longest time Team Fortress 2 was pretty much unopposed in the market of "comic-like" team-based multiplayer shooters out there - this is about to change with Blizzard's newest IP on its way to a PC near you.
Blizzard, the company behind blockbuster hits like Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft, is making its first foray into FPS'es with Overwatch, a shooter they've announced during BlizzCon's opening ceremony. The title has a Pixar-like aesthetic and its state-of-the-art graphics are fantastic eyecandy to behold.
Overwatch is already playable, it currently features four classes and is supposed to expand over time. When asked whether the game is free-to-play and whether it will make its way to consoles, Blizzard representatives responded with an open-ended "maybe".
Valve may finally have a worthy opponent in the genre! Who knows, maybe that'll prompt them to invent something more endearing than just hats.
In recent news, Activision and Bungie have both announced that the development process of Destiny 2 has already been started, and this is likely to keep in line with their 10 year plan for the franchise. This coincies with the information found in the Activision v Infinity Ward court case, where the 10 year plan originated. Further detailing stated that
So far, this announcement has led to some fan controversy, leading people to say Bungie and Activision are focusing way to much on future endeavors and not enough on the releases they already have out. What do you think about this move, and what do you think about Destiny in general?
During today's (05.11.2014) Nintendo Direct Nintendo officially announced that they are remaking The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, much to the approval of fans who have demanded the game to be remade ever since Ocarina of Time 3D hit the shelves. European gamers will have a chance to purchase a Special Edition of the game containing a Majora's Mask pin, a Steelbook for the game and a double-sided poster, see the video above for details.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is to be released on the Nintendo 3DS in Spring 2015.
Luigi's Mansion, Nintendo's spooky scary IP, now has an Arcade installment called Luigi's Mansion Arcade. The game is made by Capcom and was tested between October 30th and November 3rd - what better time to release it into the wild than the Halloween season, right? The theatre-style cabinet features the iconic Poltergust 5000 vacuum, which is used as a light-gun. It's a bit of a shame that the Arcade era has passed in the West - I would love to try this game out myself, and I'm sure you guys would too!
The photo above was taken by Twitter user PO121Karma.
Recently, a leaked cut-scene from one of the terminals that can be found in the campaign of Halo 2: Anniversary has been leaked onto the internet, thanks to a Spanish twitch streamer. Needless to say the video was pulled from most sources, but of course, you can't really kill something once it's on the internet now can you? You can find the source video here on Kotaku's article.
Now, as most of you know, I'm one of the biggest Halo nerds on the planet, so the information piqued my interest. After watching it I have two things on my mind.
First of all, why does Arbiter look like a Xenomorph Queen from 1986's Aliens? I mean
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The resemblance is uncanny. Why did they have to change his armor from the original design? The armor isn't supposed to look like.... whatever this is, the armor of the Arbiter is supposed to represent shame and humility, though I guess making yourself look like a Queen that can never keep her kids alive is pretty shameful.
And second, why in the world is Locke having a casual conversation with the Arbiter? The terminal's are said to be taking place sometime before the events of Halo 3, but if the ending of Halo 3 is anything to go buy, Humanity and The Sanghelli race are pretty much done. Wars over, go home. Any reason for a human to be contacting the covenant would pretty much be met with a "FIRE THE LAZERS" attitude. I'm still overly skeptical about what to expect with Halo 5: Guardians, as I have been since 343's take over of the series.