Category Archives: Video Games

Bayonetta is coming to Smash Bros in February, new amiibo inbound

The final Nintendo Direct episode for 2015, focused solely on Super Smash Bros, just wrapped up. The presentation made a number of character and amiibo announcements, including the winner of this year’s Character Ballot. You can watch the full 30-minute video after the jump. Continue reading Bayonetta is coming to Smash Bros in February, new amiibo inbound

It’s official: Hideo Kojima no longer at Konami, reportedly creating new studio

It’s been a long, weird road to this point. Hideo Kojima, the creator of the popular Metal Gear series, has officially left his long-time creative partnership with publisher Konami as of December 15. The news comes from a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. Continue reading It’s official: Hideo Kojima no longer at Konami, reportedly creating new studio

Video Games Review: Beyond: Two Souls (PS4, 2015)

The thing about Beyond: Two Souls is that, as a video game, it’s rather bad. That might seem like an especially harsh way open a review, but a game that puts as high a premium on storytelling Beyond does means actual gameplay isn’t given a lot of consideration if it doesn’t advance the plot. This kind of game has been referred to as an interactive movie in the past and that descriptor certainly applies here, but where this year’s Until Dawn found an interesting way to play with the genre, Beyond makes me wonder why anyone would pursue it at all. Continue reading Video Games Review: Beyond: Two Souls (PS4, 2015)

Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments

Lego Marvel’s Avengers needed to find a way to differentiate itself from not only its predecessor, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but every other Lego game to date. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, TT Games have found their in. Continue reading Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments