Monthly Archives: February 2014

Persona 5 Teaser Trailer – Freedom isn’t free, but you don’t have to pay the price of new gen

“Freedom ain’t free, fellas.” I see a spiky-haired teen with a bandana, his arms folded, a pistol in his hand, uttering those words between chews of tobacco.  I don’t know if they chew in Japan, but that’s the first image that comes to mind when watching the Persona 5 teaser trailer. 5 school chairs, each… Read More »

Wolfenstein: The New Order Gameplay Trailer – Ain’t your Grandpa’s Wolfenstein

Wolfenstein is old.  Three generations old.  The first developer was a baby boomer.  It goes back to the beginning of gaming.  One of the first stealth games, and then the first FPS.  So what keeps the series so popular?  One word: Nazis.  Lots and lots of Nazis to blast away, blow up, chain-saw in half,… Read More »

WildStar DevSpeak: Adventures – The Coffee Must Flow

Replayability is the main sell in Carbine Studios’s Wildstar DevSpeak. A new mode, “Adventures”, lets players make new of already-visited places. The three-minute video shows five-player simulations in various games including MOBA-like action, tower defenses, and my favorite, caravan escort. There’s nothing more important than keeping supply lines open so that rich merchants get richer,… Read More »

StarCrawlers on KickStarter – Freelancing in Procedural Space

Freelancers are commonplace in 2014 and becoming more and more the norm as the Millennials flood the labor market.  So no doubt mercenaries will be prevalent several hundred years from now or whenever Juggernaut Games’s StarCrawlers takes place.  The game is in development and currently passing the hat on Kickstarter (currently at $27K of $65K… Read More »

World of Speed Announcement Trailer – Free to Race, but Pay for Speed?

A racing game has to be an online multi-player.  Competitors all over the world vying for a cup, that’s the way it has to be.  Everything about World of Speed looks amazing.  The announcement trailer shows sleek graphics, not only the rides but the scenery as well.  It’s also free-to-play, which raises concerns about pay-to-win. … Read More »

Velocity 2X Trailer – Keep Moving, Keep Blasting

I need a crazy, wild, old-school arcade-style, top-down, side-up-down scrolling, madness of a game.  I need some high-octane velocity and Velocity 2X looks like it will hit that fix.  The gameplay video for FuturLab’s PS4/Vita exclusive is out and its fast-paced action includes two modes of play: teleporting spaceship and on-foot as cy-blondie Kai Tana. … Read More »