“For two epic days, Blizzard fans from around the world descend on Anaheim to play and celebrate their passion for all things Warcraft®…”
That’s the tag line from the BlizzCon website. BlizzCon 2013 is this year’s annual convention for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s nerdy goodness. Don’t know who Blizzard Entertainment is? What, have you been living under a rock for the past nineteen years? Lucky for you I’m here to explain. Blizzard Entertainment is one of the gaming giants of the industry. They are responsible such games as the Warcraft series, the StarCraft series, and the Diablo series. +Continue Reading
That’s the official multiplayer launch trailer for Battlefield 4. It was just released here in the US and already tens of thousands of gamers have tuned out of the real world to get their war on. +Continue Reading
Friday was the one year anniversary of the release of Torchlight II, which I picked up recently as a part of a Humble Bundle weekly sale. I’m glad it did, because to be honest I think I badly underestimated the game when it first came out. Turns out this thing kick’s Diablo III’s ass. +Continue Reading
Activision seems to have surprised most everyone with the release of Call of Duty: Strike Team, an all-new game built from the ground up for iOS. Set in 2020, the U.S finds itself at war with an unknown enemy and your mission is to lead a Joint Special Operations Team in a global effort to track down those responsible for a surprise attack. +Continue Reading
The developers behind the upcoming gameWorld War III Online wants everyone to play “What if?” What if the Soviet military staged a coup in 1989 and prevented the fall of the Berlin Wall? What if the Red Army decided to forcibly put down the freedom movements in the Soviet satellite states? What if that action led to another World War?
The game will be a multiplayer, free-to-play FPS PC game when it launches. This one’s a true indie and it’s being made without the massive resources that the big guys throw at Call of Duty or Splinter Cell. Check out the videos below. If the execution matches the excellent premise, WW3 Online might be a winner along the lines of World of Tanks. If you’re interested, follow the game’s development on Twitter or Facebook. +Continue Reading
First-timers at the E3 show would expect to see giant booths from Activision or EA or Ubisoft, but the huge Wargaming.net presence might come as a surprise to anyone who hasn’t plugged into the international World of Tanks phenomenon.
World of Tanks is a free-to-play MMO that launched as a PC-based game in Russia in 2010. Its subsequent launches in Europe, China, North America, South Korea and other Asian countries. The massive international popularity of the game has led to 65 million registered players worldwide with hundreds of thousands playing simultaneously.
If you’ve spent all your free time talking smack with other Call of Duty die-hards down at the GameStop, this might come as a shock, but remember: there’s a gigantic world outside the USA and, while Tanks is most definitely a success here in the USA, it’s one of the dominant titles in Eastern European gaming culture. +Continue Reading
If you’ve got a box of old game cartridges in the attic and a bunch of kids who just can’t understand how awesome games were back when you were a kid, the new Super Retro Trio console could be just what you’re looking for. +Continue Reading
PC gamers who want a game that requires a bit of thought and strategy instead of just a twitchy trigger finger should check out Company of Heroes 2. The sequel to the 2006 original is out this week (either at your local retailer or downloadable via Steam) and the battles between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany take place on the Eastern Front during World War II.
We talked to principal designer Quinn Duffy at the SEGA booth during this month’s E3 show in Los Angeles and he gave us the rundown on the new game. +Continue Reading
If you’re a hardcore gamer, the news from this year’s E3 show in LA is awesome: both Microsoft and Sony showed off the new hardware and games for their next-generation consoles: both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 represent significant technological leaps forward for their respective companies.
So everything’s amazing, right? Well, there are a few looming clouds and the week’s presentations threw both the opportunities and the risks for the gaming world into strong relief. +Continue Reading
At this week’s E3 conference in Los Angeles, we talked to Coast Guard veteran Jeromy “Doc” Adams about Extra Life, a video game-based charity he founded and now runs with the Children’s Miracle Network.
With a motto of “Play Games, Heal Kids,” the charity organizes a one-day video gaming marathon that works much like a charity walkathon: you sign up sponsors who make a donation based on how many hours you play during the event. +Continue Reading