Category: Computer Games

Nilin - Remember Me (Adrift) - DontNod Entertainment.

Remember Me PC Review!

Remember Me PC Review! About two years ago just after I started this blog I posted the first high-resolution art of a game called ‘Adrift’. It was the French developer ‘DONTNOD Entertainment’ first game. The art was an instant hit. I guess the lure of a cyberpunk Neo-Paris was just too good to pass on. The only questions remained were what kind of gameplay the game would have and whether the developer could handle such an ambitious project. Last year we saw the first screens and video’s of ‘Remember Me’ as it was then known and of protagonist ‘Nilin’. The gameplay seemed to resemble...

Defiance gets renewed for second season by Syfy!

Defiance gets renewed for second season by Syfy!

After just 5 episodes into its first season Syfy has already given its news flagship show Defiance the benefit of the doubt. Syfy has renewed the show for another 13-episodes that will start airing in 2014. The announcement is surprising for several reasons. So far the quality has been uneven. A lot of viewers are confused about the background world. A situation that echoes what happened with Farscape 10 years back. Also the ratings have so far been steadily dropping over the course of 5 episodes. The last episode gaining 2.19 million viewers. Personally I only became enthusiastic about the show after seeing the...

Watch Dogs to be released in November!

Watch Dogs to be released in November!

Ubisoft has formally announced that their upcoming ‘hack-the-city’ third person shooter Watch Dogs (officially Watch_Dogs) is to be released on November 19th in the US and on the 22nd in Europe. The announcements places the release a little bit closer us as some commentators had already feared that the game would slip into 2014. The game will be released on PC and all current consoles (Xbox-360, ps3 and Wii U!). The next generation consoles such as PS4 and Xbox-720 will also get their own version. For the former it has already been confirmed. Watch Dogs was of course the sensation of E3 2012 with...

Watch Dogs cover art revealed + confirmed for Nintendo Wii U!

Watch Dogs cover art revealed + confirmed for Nintendo Wii U!

Here is a small summary of the news that has been released about Ubisoft’s upcoming game Watch Dogs. The game’s genre is difficult to define but its gameplay seems to be a blend of Grand Theft Auto, Mirror’s Edge and Deus Ex Human Revolution. Which is why it has already won a several awards at games conventions. Despite Ubisoft holding an exclusive preview for the PS4 launch event the game is scheduled to be released on ALL game platforms including Nintendo Wii U later this year. New Watch Dogs gameplay movie released… Two nights ago Sony unveiled its new PlayStation 4...

This is the poster for Destiny, a first person shooter by Bungie, Inc.

Preview of Bungie’s Destiny + trailer and concept art!

This is a brief preview of the new game Destiny produced by Bungie (Halo, Myth) and set for a 2014 release by publisher Activision. Undoubtedly more information will come in during the coming day and so I opt to update this post instead of creating new one. So stay tuned. It is hard to believe that for Bungie, Inc. that there was a life before Halo. Actually, they had already established a minor reputation for storytelling with their two Myth games and later on with the cyberpunk shooter Oni. Their reputation was firmly established in 2001 when they released Halo: Combat...

Star Trek Video Game (2013) behind the scenes footage from Namco Bandai!

Star Trek Video Game (2013) behind the scenes footage from Namco Bandai!

Game developers Namco Bandai have posted this ‘making of’ trailer for their upcoming Star Trek Video Game on Youtube. When I say ‘making of’ it is actually a new trailer with commentary from developers and studio officials. I must say it is the best trailer for the game I have seen so far. The trailer highlights the co-op elements and suggests that not only have Captain Kirk and Commander Spock different personalities that will show in the storyline but their style of gameplay is also different. Were Kirk relies on shooting his way through an army of Gorn Spock relies on stealth. I am...

Jaime Murray as Stahma Tarr - Defiance

Defiance preview pictures revealed!

By the looks of it IGN has managed to get a big scoop when it posted a large number of still shots of UCP and Syfy Channel’s upcoming TV-show Defiance. The show stars Jaime Murray, Grant Bowler, Julie Benz and Mia Kirshner. It is set in a future world devastated by a war between humans and Votans (who are an ensemble of races). Don’t forget that the show has a Massive Multiplayer Online shooter called….. ‘Defiance’. It has a story that ties in with the TV-series. That means that events happening in either the game or Tv-series will affect each other. At least, in theory....

New Star Trek Video Game Trailer!

New Star Trek Video Game Trailer!

Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for their upcoming Star Trek Video Game entitled ‘Salvation’. We’re calling it the Star Trek Video Game because it doesn’t have an official subtitle to distinguish it from the 2009 movie. STVG has been getting the same kind of buzz among gamers as the upcoming J.J. Abrams movie Star Trek Into Darkness scheduled for release in May this year. The Star Trek Video Game is itself scheduled for a April 23rd release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. So far, much ado is made about the skydiving (space-diving?) sequences. I think they are OK but there will have...

Stargate SG-1 Unleashed Preview!

Stargate SG-1 Unleashed Preview!

This is a sort of good news / bad news kind of story. The good news is that MGM is not yet done with the Stargate SG-1 franchise as they are going to release an action video game. The bad news is that it will be exclusively for Android and iOS, meaning it is not a full-fledged console/PC game. It certainly is not the oft rumored Stargate Online game that fans have been drooling about. Unleashed is set for a March 2013 release date. So far there has only been a teaser trailer to show the computer generated intro. These scenes merely show that earth is once again...

Star Trek 2013 Video Game Screenshots Revealed!

Star Trek 2013 Video Game Screenshots Revealed!

Alongside Star Trek into Darkness there is also a computer game simply entitled Star Trek that will be released on PS3, Xbox-360 and PC (no word yet on Wii U). This game is almost as hotly anticipated as the Star Trek into Darkness movie.It will have it’s own storyline that takes place between the two Star Trek movie and will feature the Gorn as the principal villains. The release date for the game is still a bit fuzzy, some sources quote Q1 2013 while others say it will be May next year. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton...

Star Wars 1313 Concept Art Revealed!

Star Wars 1313 Concept Art Revealed!

Next year LucasArts will release Star Wars 1313, a mature no-force epic that will feature coruscant as it primary environment. As such the atmosphere will be cyberpunkish a-la Blade Runner. Check out the artwork below for proof. I will definitely be using these as my desktop wallpaper.

Star Wars 1313 GamesCom Gameplay Trailer!

Star Wars 1313 GamesCom Gameplay Trailer!

At GamesCom LucasArts revealed a new trailer for their adult shooter Star Wars 1313. I say adult because they have in mind something more gritty and provocative than what has usually been done with the Star Wars franchise. The game is more ‘Han shoots first’ than ‘Greedo shoots first’ if you know what I mean. The subtitle 1313 refers to the subterranean levels of the planet Coruscant that have been taken over by a group of shady characters and our protagonist has to stop them. I hope the game’s producers will also attempt to make this a more of a ‘Princess Leia in a metal bikini’ kind...

Remember Me (Adrift) Preview!

Remember Me (Adrift) Preview!

Last year we showed off the gorgeous artwork of Dontnod Entertainment’s Adrift, a game set in the year 2084 of which few other details were known. Now, at GamesCom, it was revealed that the title has changed to ‘Remember Me’ and that the game will be published by Capcom. The game’s protagonist is called Nilin, she is a Memory Hunter who has to hunt down her own memory in the cyberpunked inspired Paris of 2084. In this world people have been implanted with Sensation Engine that allows the user to exchange memories, this tech has been created by a company called Memoryeyes (I guess that makes them...

Star Trek 2013 Video Game Trailer!

Star Trek 2013 Video Game Trailer!

As usual for this time of the year it is GamesCom time, located in Cologne Germany this trade show is the largest after E3 of its kind. And as such you can expect a number of news tidbits in the coming days. Right now I have the new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek video game scheduled to be released alongside the movie sequel in May 2013. Star Trek is in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Ubisoft announces Watch_Dogs!

Ubisoft announces Watch_Dogs!

Sci-fi gaming has been a little light this year, though Binary Domain was good you would have to go back to Deus Ex Human Revolution to find a great one. I had hoped that more information would be released on DontNod Entertainment’s Adrift at this years E3, and though E3 has only just begun it seems the game is a no-show. Luckily Ubisoft has announced Watch Dogs as a new third-person action shooter with RPG elements, also the main protagonist is able to use his PDA to hack almost anything in the game. Watch Dogs seems to take a variety of influences from The Matrix...

LucasArts announces Star Wars 1313

LucasArts announces Star Wars 1313

LucasArts has finally officially announced their flagship Star Wars video game ahead of next weeks E3 conference in Los Angeles. Star Wars 1313 has been milled by gaming websites for months now and with the announcement today we can finally write the core details. It’s a third-person shooter in which the main protagonist is a bounty hunter who must hunt down members of Level 1313, a ruthless criminal gang, the story is set in universe that is darker and more mature than your usual Star Wars outing. This certainly sounds exciting, frankly the last time I felt like this was with...