We came, we saw, we conquered: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
There were some big announcements at the Spike VGA awards last night, and we've got the whole lot rounded up into a neat little package with a bow on top. We've also got the show's winners (this is an awards lark after all), where Red Dead Redemption scooped the game of..
Next year's already looking to have one of the strongest video game lineups in a long time
Sometimes great franchises converge on a single year, and 2011 looks to be an example of that. But for every sequel, new IP and downloadable game released in 2011, game developers will be looking over their shoulder. It was telling at last night's VGA awards show that Naughty Dog had to constantly reiterate..
People have been calling for a new SSX game for a number of years, but we're not sure SSX: Deadly Descents is what they had in mind
The flamboyant nature of the PlayStation 2's SSX titles appears to have been replaced by an edgy, gritty angle. Yeah. The trailer's after the jump.
It might be a CG trailer without an inch of gameplay, but this Batman: Arkham City teaser really sets the tone for Rocksteady's upcoming sequel. The trailer introduces the game's new lead antagonist, Dr. Hugo Strange, who is in charge of Arkham City itself. The trailer doesn't reveal much, but it does set the tone.
Sometimes games get announced too early, and we can't help but feel that Guillermo del Toro and THQ's collaboration, Insane, is going to fall victim to that
Despite sounding like our kind of game (THQ's Danny Bilson pitches it as an "horrific adventure"), it's not due to release until 2013. 2013! Sorry THQ, our attention is most certainly piqued, but we're going to have to wait it out..
Perhaps one of the worst kept secrets of the VGAs this year, Activision's announced Prototype 2 for release in 2012
The game introduces a new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, who's been tasked with destroying the previous game's antihero, Alex Mercer. That's a nice little twist. Still, Activision's slapped a 2012 release date on this. It's hard to...
They pulled it off
For weeks now we've been worrying whether the style from Resistance 3's artwork would match the actual gameplay. It does. Resistance 3's debut gameplay footage features a style much closer in tone to the original game. The soft colour palette and flickery composition excite us no end, largely because it gives back the franchise the personality that Resistance 2 lost. The actual..
There's some pretty strong imagery in this Mass Effect 3 trailer
Despite the game being accidentally leaked by EA's store over the weekend, there's something stark and interesting about a futuristic London sky-line. The sequel to Bioware's hot RPG franchise is due next Holiday. No platforms have been officially announced, but expect it to land on PlayStation 3. The trailer's after the jump. It's a..
Well that was a surprise
Bethesda's Todd Howard dropped by Spike TV's VGA awards show last night to announce Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game will launch on November 11th, 2011. No platforms have been confirmed, but expect it to release on PlayStation 3. According to Howard, the game's been in development for two years. The game's debut trailer is after the jump.
Hours away from Mass Effect 3's official unveiling at tomorrow's Spike VGA Awards, EA's spilled the beans. A pre-order listing on the EA website's store has appeared for the anticipated sequel, and as expected it appears the game will almost certainly launch day and date on the PlayStation 3. Mass Effect 2 hasn't even hit the PlayStation 3 yet (it launches in January), but it seems like..
Entertainment Weekly's just outed the third game in Naughty Dog's esteemed third-person action franchise, Uncharted
The latest title, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, will take protagonist Nathan Drake to the desert. The game will release in 2011. The setting, which was rumoured recently, will feature Nate's search for a lost city in the Arabian Peninsula and vast wasteland of the Rub al Khali..
If there's one franchise that fans have been longing for on current generation consoles, it's SSX
The EA developed snowboarding franchise was a huge hit on the PlayStation 2, and it's almost bizarre that it hasn't made the jump to PlayStation 3 yet. We can only assume EA wants to make sure the game's done properly. According to Kotaku, a new SSX does exist and has been in development for two years..
Remember 2009, when similar-looking super hero titles launched on the PlayStation 3? Those games were Prototype and inFamous
Many forum topics debated which game would come out "the winner", but it wasn't long before people totally forgot about Prototype, succumbing to inFamous' brilliance. A sequel to inFamous was announced at E3 this year and based on our hands-on impressions it raises..
The more we read about Resistance 3, the more excited we get
The first game was incredible, and for all its faults, the second game was pretty good too. Unfortunately for Resistance 2 it had to follow-up the original, and instead of building on the atmosphere and tone that made the first game so successful, it went in a different, less unique direction. The original Resistance had more ties to..
The first Uncharted was all about creating believable characters in a next-generation world
With the cast already established, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' selling point was its snow effects. The gorgeous opening mission saw protagonist Drake climbing around amidst a minor blizzard. With Uncharted 3 hotly tipped to make an appearance at next month's VGA awards show, Kotaku's
This is getting pretty boring now
Is it really necessary for every publisher to release extremely obscure teasers for their VGA announcements? We get that they want to build hype, but good grief — there's been one of these every single day and the awards event is still a good three weeks away. No, we don't know what Activision's "Murder Your Maker" is. No, we won't care until it's..
If you follow the games media closely you might remember the press going mad over a Spike TV teaser which seemed to hint at the reveal of a new zombie game
Now Spike's dropped another hint, this time including a biohazard logo. It's all part of the build-up for the VGAs — are we on the cusp of a new Resident Evil announcement? There's not enough to go on yet, but rumours did break regarding a..
While all the other big publishers fight over their "big reveal" spot on Spike TV's VGA event, Sony's decided to save their big announcement until the day after
The platform holder's teasing something so big for its December 12th reveal that it requires an event all of its own. We'd put money on a certain Nathan Drake being in attendance. Get hype.
What do we know about Bioware's new project? Well, based on the information that's been released today, let's break it down: It involves a man with a gun
It's being developed by Bioware. It's being published by EA. It will be fully revealed at the Spike VGAs.</ul>Nice. Brilliant. Fantastic. Why say anything at all? We don't even know if it's for a PlayStation platform for goodness sake!