Tag Archives: child of light

Ubisoft’s Passionate E3 and the Pain of Hostile Takeover

It is easy to ignore that the gaming industry’s corporate skeleton is as cold and stiff as any other. Despite engaging in the business of fun, the ebb and flow of our beloved pastime is dictated not by fanatic devotion or creative passion, but by the unwavering severity of the bottom line. We can effortlessly shrug off this reality as we devour our latest digital escape and confront it when it negatively impacts our experience. It is as easy as flipping a switch. And after Ubisoft’s incredible E3 showing – punctuated by exciting new IP, dazzling reimaginations of known quantities and raw human emotion – it is clear that Vivendi’s continued march toward a controlling stake in the company will rob us of one of corporate gaming’s biggest outliers. This can not be ignored.
Continue reading Ubisoft’s Passionate E3 and the Pain of Hostile Takeover

Advertisements

Xbox Games with Gold for April 2015

Xbox gamers get a double dose of gold in April as the Games with Gold program celebrates 100 million downloads. Continue reading Xbox Games with Gold for April 2015

PlayStation Critic’s Choice Sale

To celebrate all of the awards shows that take place during February, Sony has launched the Critic’s Choice Sale, “discounting some of the biggest games from 2014 that received awards and recognition from the gaming media.” Continue reading PlayStation Critic’s Choice Sale

MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Two

2014 was certainly a wild year for gaming.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both set record sales for a console’s first year on the market, reassuring gamers and “analysts” everywhere that console gaming is here to stay.  Microsoft decided to release a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle after saying it would never happen.  The PlayStation 4 failed to release any major blockbuster first party games during the holiday season, while the Xbox One released a hit new IP in Sunset Overdrive.

We saw the rise and fall of mobile games like Flappy Bird.  Games like Titanfall,Watch Dogs, and Destiny were all finally released only to be ripped apart by gamers with too much hype.  While less hyped games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and The Evil Within managed to blow everyone away.  We were flooded with “HD remakes” of games – some that we have wanted for a long time, and some that were just released a year ago on last generation consoles.

All of that combined to make this years Best of 2014 Awards a really fun one.

If you missed out on yesterday’s awards, go here! But, with the first set of awards out of the way, here comes the second set! Continue reading MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Two

Deck the Halls with the PlayStation Network Holiday Sale: Week Three

When the PlayStation Store updates today, a slew of new games go on sale as part of the third week of the PlayStation Network’s holiday sale. Continue reading Deck the Halls with the PlayStation Network Holiday Sale: Week Three

The Future of the Vita

Speaking with IGN at the Develop Conference in Brighton, Andrew House (President of Sony Computer Entertainment of America) talked about the plans they have for the future of PlayStation Vita. He admitted that the future of the Vita remains unclear. Continue reading The Future of the Vita

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE THAN THE ACTUAL GAMEPLAY 

In an industry where most war games are shooters in some fashion, Valiant Hearts: The Great War stands out. Valiant Hearts is a puzzle adventure game, and by far the most interesting take on a war game I have ever experienced.   Continue reading Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review