Welcome to the first Geekend Update of February! Check out what some of the Middle of Nowhere Gaming crew is up to this weekend:
A PULP ADVENTURE AT ITS FINEST
For the past few years there have been a few remasters from last gen games coming to current gen hardware. Some of these remasters can be great when the remaster is better than the original release, or they can be lazy ports that don’t add anything significant to make you want to buy it again. Thankfully, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is in the former camp. While Bluepoint Games does add improvements into each of the games, it does take out some of the features that were in the original release.
If we consider the cost of developing a new game, it’s not difficult to imagine why some companies are made or broken by a single success or flop.
The PlayStation exclusive The Order: 1886 has released a patch to add a new feature to the game: photo mode. Continue reading The Order: 1886 Gets Photo Mode In Newest Update
It’s been a little over a year since the newest console generation released to an eager audience. Then, it was clear to many who made the leap that the next-generation of gaming was starved for new and exciting titles. Indies, last generation cross-buys, and early exclusive titles tended to the 2014 Game Famine’s most temporary needs, but nothing felt like it really pushed the hardware or justified the need for it. It was a time of regret for some, anger for others, and there were those just happy for what they had.
But something unholy was born out of that time, something wretched and ugly. It was the work of a few money-hungry publishers. They preyed on the needs of the many, and instead of producing something new, they released The Remasters.
If you haven’t jumped onto the PlayStation 4 train, you should probably head over to Amazon right now.
If you don’t have a PlayStation 4 yet, you’re very lucky and it’s a great time to pick one up. A new deal has hit the market that almost makes this writer disappointed that he picked his up at launch. Continue reading A Console Bundle to End All Console Bundles
The annual list of GLAAD’s ‘Most Intriguing’ LGBT characters in media was recently released for 2014. In the video games category, the LGBT-advocacy group had some special remarks for one of Naughty Dog‘s most popular characters.
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
Electronic Arts dominated the UK’s All-Formats Charts last year, spending 22 weeks at the top. Continue reading EA Dominates the UK No. 1 Charts for 2014