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The Electronic Entertainment Expo is gaming industries Super Bowl, with 2013 providing an greater spectacle showcasing the next generation of gaming. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will both figure heavily in the events proceedings, with many game announcements, confirmations and possible release dates possibly in the works. With this in mind the gaming staff at Analog Addiction have banded together like the super-team they are, to provide their own 5 personal predictions for the event. Avengers watch-out.
This will be Analog Addiction’s first major coverage of E3 and the one year anniversary of our existence, so without further ado here are predictions listed below.
In the last couple of years, the indie scene has… seen, an extraordinary expansion. People have come to realise that a developer doesn’t necessarily need a huge amount of money to meet gamers’ expectations. As such, games like Minecraft, The Walking Dead, Journey, Slender, or FTL (among many others) have made a big impression among gamers, without needing thousands of dollars worth of advertisements, nor being the usual FPS featuring big explosions or jumps from one action set-piece to the next. So what’s the potential next big indie hit? Ghost of a Tale might be the answer to that.
The argument about PC graphics being better than console graphics is an unwinable war for either side. PC gamers say their games will always look better, while console gamers try to come up with poor objections that we all know do not suffice. However, is there a bigger issue regarding the PC and console relationship? Could it be an issue PC gamers are neglecting and console gamers do not care about? I think it is. I bet you are wondering what world ending catastrophe I am talking about? It is the idea that the quality of PC games are affected by their console counterparts.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and sand… lots and lots of sand.
Adrift in a sea of military shooters you’d be forgiven for being skeptical, or maybe even dismissing Yager’s Spec Ops: The Line as just another mindless war game. But despite its generic title and outward appearance, beneath its surface lies a harrowing tale that takes players on an emotional, psychological journey through the dark reality of war. Where there are no good choices and men are forced to act in the face of impossible circumstances and live with the consequences of their decisions.
Welcome to Dubai…
Sleeping with dogs… sadly something I have a fair amount of experience in…
After being stuck in development hell for several years no-one knew exactly how Sleeping Dogs was going to turn out. Publisher Activision painted a fairly bleak picture of the title when they cancelled its production early last year, stating that it was “just not good enough”. However colossal Japanese publisher, Square Enix obviously realised its potential when they stepped in to resurrect the project. And thank god they did because Sleeping Dogs is an awesome sandbox experience in the same vein as Grand Theft Auto 4 or Saints Row the Third, with a gritty narrative full of conflict, subterfuge and consequence. If you’re an open-world fan and you’re looking for something to tide you over until GTA V, then look no further than the hardboiled action-fest that is Sleeping Dogs.
Ubisoft has announced the official release date for the downloadable title Call of Juarez Gunslinger.
For $14.99, players can saddle up their horses and download Gunslinger on May 22 for Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and digital PC outlets. Pre-ordering the PC edition of the game will score you a free copy of Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, the second title in the series. Pre-ordering from Uplay will additionally grant players an exclusive pack of legendary weapons.
Below are some screenshots of Gunslinger.
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Back in August of 2012, City Interactive pulled the curtain on their mystery title previously referred to as “Project RPG.” While the codename is among the most uninspired titles in recent memories, it was unveiled to be an Action RPG called Lords of the Fallen. While the name sounds like something straight out Transformer’s mythos, the game is actually more akin to a medieval fantasy a la Witcher or Dark Souls. Basically, my kind of game. However, what kind of game is this going to be? It has been a little under a year since any solid information, however a recent interview between Eurogamer and Exective Producer Tomasz Gop has provided some much desired information on the game.
That being said, the same piece of concept art shown almost a year go is all that is available still; hopefully some in-game screens become available in the near future. Until then, behold (or refresh your memory) with this!
From Remedy to Rockstar; get ready to rain down the Payne…
Rockstar Games are synonymous with high calibre interactive experiences, with deep, mature storytelling and fascinating, eccentric characters. Max Payne 3 upholds this stellar reputation, delivering on all fronts, even though its linear, focused nature is almost the antithesis of Rockstar’s typical open-world philosophy. Prepare yourself to be blown away…
Codemasters has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming racing title, GRID 2. Focusing on the new RaceNet integration, the trailer showcases the interesting features RaceNet will offer multiplayer.
GRID 2 will release in the US May 28, ANZ May 30 and Europe May 31 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Check out all the latest details on GRID 2′s multiplayer, right here.
We have almost hit the one-third mark of 2013, not only that but we have been in abundance of some excellent games thus far. With so many more amazing titles in the wings of 2013, including the next generation of gaming. We have decided to give credit where credit is due. The staff at Analog Addiction have gathered to put forward their favourite games of 2013 so far. It is still early on in 2013, but what games have already left their mark as some of the best titles this year will offer?