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Day: February 7, 2019

I Keep Trying To Play Multiplayer Games Solo – Kotaku

I Keep Trying To Play Multiplayer Games Solo – Kotaku

Games News
Dragon Marked For DeathI’ve mostly been a single-player gamer. I grew up with Nintendo consoles and went more Metroid than Mario Kart, more Super Mario Bros. than Smash Bros. When I’m playing Destiny, I’ll enjoy some of its spontaneous co-op combat, but I don’t indulge in PvP. So why do I keep buying or trying multiplayer games?My latest foolhardy foray into a game that is clearly made for multiple people to play at once and therefore clearly not made for me is last week’s Dragon Marked For Death, a sidescrolling action game on Switch. It has a Monster Hunter-like mission system in which you gear up for a mission that you can load into with up to three other players, the better to take down some very difficult bosses. Last week, I was playing it solo and ge...
PlayStation Plus games for February now live – AllGamers

PlayStation Plus games for February now live – AllGamers

PlayStation Games
Related Reading <!-- --> PS Plus owners can grab free games like For Honor and Hitman during the month of February. The PlayStation Plus games for February are now live for all PS Plus owners. Included among February’s offering are noteworthy titles like For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season. Setting February apart, this month is also the last month that PS Plus owners can download PS Vita and PS3 games. As such, we highly recommend grabbing everything you can before it disappears in early March! PlayStation Plus Games for February Now Live For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season are included in the PS Plus lineup during the month of February 2019.© Ubisoft The PlayStation Plus games for February are available now and...
Cloud gaming explained, will we ever get a "Netflix of games"? – Pocket-lint

Cloud gaming explained, will we ever get a "Netflix of games"? – Pocket-lint

XBOX Games
There was a time when many thought cloud gaming would be the death of the conventional console. But the concept of playing triple-A games on a TV without the need for a separate box has so far proved to be better in theory than practice.We've seen several cloud gaming services come and go - OnLive anybody? In the meantime, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo have gone from strength to strength with traditional console formats.So is game streaming done and dusted or is there still a chance the "Netflix of games" will succeed?Here we look at the existing and future options to find out.The presentThere are several cloud gaming services available, but really only two major ones that have had any kind of imp...
Some BioWare Classic PC Games Are Coming To Consoles – Ubergizmo

Some BioWare Classic PC Games Are Coming To Consoles – Ubergizmo

PC Games
Skybound Games has announced a new deal with publisher Beamdog to bring some classic PC roleplaying games to consoles for the first time. Some of these titles were originally published by BioWare for PC. This partnership will thus provide more exposure to the enhanced versions of Dungeons & Dragons video games on an entirely different platform. The classic roleplaying games that will be brought to consoles under this partnership include Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights. These titles will be released for console platforms later this year. Skybound and Beamdog are mum on some of the more important details. They have not yet provided concrete release dates for any of the tit...
Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful – Kotaku

Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful – Kotaku

Games News
Photo: Sion Touhig (Getty Images)This year, Netflix will premiere the third season of its hit documentary series The Toys That Made Us. This series of 45-minute deep dives into the toys we’re most nostalgic for has covered He-Man, Barbie, Hello Kitty, and more. But video games have been noticeably absent from any of the show’s episodes thus far. That’s a peculiar omission, since research has demonstrated that video game nostalgia is the most powerful nostalgia of all.It’s true that we’re all predisposed to feel sentimentally attached to the toys, movies, and music (even horrible jingles!) associated with products from our childhood. According to psychologists, icons of our past act as symbols of a simpler, more carefree time, and, in some cases, a time whe...
Where to work in the games industry to prepare for the apocalypse – PCGamesN

Where to work in the games industry to prepare for the apocalypse – PCGamesN

PC Games
Games have always predicted the end of humanity. Zombie hordes, robots gaining sentience and taking over, nuclear winters, humanity self destructing, Earth getting hit with a meteorite, pandemics, you name it there’s a game predicting it. It seems that game studios know something we don’t and their service awards have exposed them – handing out shields, helmets, and even swords to dedicated employees. What better way for game studios to show its appreciation of your talents than equipping you with items for surviving the inevitable apocalypse – so kind of them. You might have to work several jobs simultaneously to get your hands on all of them but you’ll be kicking yourself when the worlds starts to fall into chaos happens and you don’t have your Fros...
Zynga CEO says turnaround is now complete as it beats Q4 estimates – ETtech.com

Zynga CEO says turnaround is now complete as it beats Q4 estimates – ETtech.com

Mobile Games
The Zynga logo is pictured at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File PhotoZynga CEO Frank Gibeau said on Wednesday that the company's turnaround is now complete as it forecast quarterly bookings above analysts' estimates after beating expectations for the fourth quarter, indicating that the game developer was benefiting from its mobile push.The company had once thrived on the popularity of its Facebook-based "Farmville" game, but hit a rough patch after gamers ditched their desktops for mobile phones.As part of its mobile-focused strategy, Zynga has snapped up several smaller game makers including Gram Games and the card and board games studio of Peak Games."We are no longer looking at fixing things, we are now focussed on g...
'Fortnite' is killing the rest of the video game industry – Fox News

'Fortnite' is killing the rest of the video game industry – Fox News

Games News
(Fox News)It was “game over” for video gaming stocks on Wednesday after two of the biggest industry names reported weak quarterly guidance in the face of intense competition from “free-to-play” games like “Fortnite.”Both Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive — behind the high-profile “Battlefield” and “Red Dead” series, respectively — sank more than 13 percent after spooking Wall Street with underwhelming revenue forecasts.EA Chief Executive Andrew Wilson explained in a call with analysts that the game-maker faces “significant challenges” during the quarter, and doesn’t expect them to let up anytime soon.“The video game industry continues to grow throu...
Free PC Game Now Available From Epic Games Store – GameSpot

Free PC Game Now Available From Epic Games Store – GameSpot

PC Games
The newest free game being given away on the Epic Game Store is Axiom Verge. First releasing in 2015, Axiom Verge proved popular with fans with its gripping science fiction narrative and Metroidvania-inspired mechanics.Axiom Verge will be free to download on the Epic Game Store until February 21, but it's yours to keep and play forever once you have. All you need to do is create an Epic account on the company's store page, sign-in, and then you can download the game. It's worth keeping your account around if you want more games, because after Axiom Verge, the Epic Games Store will start offering the excellent Thimbleweed Park for free.In our Axiom Verge review, Peter Brown gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Axiom Verge is a game that's easy to fall in love with because it hits so many hig...
Dragon Marked for Death Review – Dates With Death – GameSpot

Dragon Marked for Death Review – Dates With Death – GameSpot

Games Review
A war rages on for centuries between the powers of light and dark. After strife and sorrow, the light prevails in a veritable burst of glory that changes the course of the world forever. However, life goes on, and adventurers rise from the rubble of the old world to claim their fortune. This is where you come in. Considered the lowest of the low on the mercenary food chain, you harbor a dark secret and a tragic past: You've made a pact with an evil draconic legacy that seeks to disrupt the world anew. Unfortunately, you have to be a somebody to set things right, and so begins the true saga of many a video game protagonist--murder, mayhem, and fetch quests. Dragon Marked for Death delivers on all three fronts with colorful aplomb, but if you're looking for a solid single-player experienc...