Posts Tagged ‘Gamescom 2013’

Island Hopping: Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Footage

It is probably the prettiest game of manshoots you'll ever see.
Watching this video of Battlefield 4’s multiplayer, as an EA producer views a huge battle for control of an island chain, reminded me of how I used to play Battlefield 2: I’d stay after work at PC Gamer, along with Tom Francis and the quietly brilliant Steve Williams. We’d load up a 64-man map on the LAN and mess about for a couple of hours. We’d be recording all this, then we’d watch it back, laughing at the demo. We were so cool. There’s an element of this in this narrated live recording of DICE’s ‘Paracel Storm’ map: the camera zooms around, taking stock of the mayhem as it happens, flowing like an unfettered war photographer. I’m not really bothered about the game, but I might just buy it for the spectator view.
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I Am Space Agog At This X-Rebirth Gallery


The facile part of my brain that likes pretty things is currently whacking my internal dopamine button and I’m grinning like a quokka. That button is well worn after my last look at X Rebirth, where I watched X- Rebirth being unveiled through through tear-rimmed eyes. One eye was soaked in tears from the beauty and excitement from what I was seeing, and the other was full of sad tears because I have to wait until November 15th to play it. Those tears are welling up as I look at the new Gamescom screenshots. Oh god, it’s so so pretty.
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Royal Crumble: Stronghold: Crusader 2 Trailer


Time to take it down a notch at RPS towers. It’s been an exciting day, full of violence, murder, ghosts, and terrifying screams coming from the basement. What we need is something more sedate. We need castles and strategy, deserts and caliphs. And while those things can be exciting, the Stronghold Crusader 2 trailer is like a relaxing warm bath, showing off the castle building and castle sacking to a tune that melted my brain. Trailer and info below.
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Iron Giants: I Think I’ve Fallen For Titanfall

Robots. Jetpacks. Guns. Men. Parkour. I can’t believe no one put it together sooner. The formula for the ultimate videogame. Then just stir until your giant wooden spoon explodes from 37 different camera angles, and you have a multiplayer shooting delicacy that’s sure to get tongues wagging. I know mine is. Respawn’s put out another Titanfall trailer, and it’s pure robo-blasting bliss. Also, we get a really nice look at how infantry combat’s shaping up, and it’s basically Prince of Persia with jetpacks. And rockets. And sky-high turbo-leaps that’d make satellites think twice about looking down. And and and and and

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Skid Remarks: The Crew Trailer Is Pretty Neat

Vroooooooooooooooooooooooom!
I spent a couple of hours playing FUEL with a friend last week. We hopped online, spawned some quad-bikes, and just drove across whatever part of America we were supposed to be in. It had nice trees. So I’m really interested in The Crew, Ubisoft’s open-world driving game set in a Frankenstein’s monster of America, particularly the ‘social driving’ features. I know ‘social’ isn’t a cool buzzword, but if all it means is I can see what a friend’s doing on a map of America and plonk my car down next to theirs, then I’m perfectly happy to do so. I hope it means I can plonk my car down in front, though. Mwahahaha. Mwahahahahaaa! MWHAHAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Hah!

An encouraging video of The Crew has just skidded into first place in my heart, and it is below.
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Witness The Murdered: Soul Suspect Trailer


Being a Scotch person, I suffer a daily indignity of idiots asking me to say words that that have the letter ‘r’ in them. ‘Murder’ is a particular favourite. I honestly don’t know what’s so funny about hearing the word ‘murder’ coming from someone with a Glaswegian accent. When you hear it up there, it means you’re either watching Taggart, you’re about to take a broken bottle to a vital organ, or you’ve met my dad. You don’t want to do any of those, frankly. I was reminded of this as I watching the Murrrrderrrredrrr: Soul Suspect trailer, a game about the ghost of a detective solving his own murrrderrrrerrererrrering.
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Doom’s Doom Ray Of Doom! LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

OH MY GOODNESS I AM GOING TO GET TO BE LEGO SPIDER-MAN.

Ever since my days running up and down the playground on all fours, aged 5, I have so desperately needed to be Spider-Man. But the vidjagames of him have never captured his personality for me, their seeming to have been very ahead of the books by giving him a personality more like Doc Oc’s than the chipper, cheery scoundrel I endlessly wish I were. Who better to capture his silly side than TT Games (are they really called that now?)? None better. That’s who. He’s one of eighty-nine billion Marvel characters lined up to appear in this Autumn’s LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and now there’s a trailer revealing that Dr Doom shall be working alongside Loki to be their undoing.

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