Heroes of the Storm feels like a place where Blizzard Entertainment can have fun with their own back catalogue. From the anime–inspired Mecha skins for Diablo III‘s Tyrael to the ever popular Deathwing variant for Overwatch‘s D.va, new Heroes skins give the impression that Blizzard is happy to have a little fun at their own expense. We got the chance to chat via email with Ted Park, Lead Character Artist on Heroes of the Storm, about the creative process surrounding the hero skins fans have come to love. Continue reading Games Interview: Heroes of the Storm Lead Character Artist Ted Park on how Blizzard creates your favourite skins and models
Former developers and artists from now defunct studios Bullfrog and Lionhead (Black & White, Fable) have found a home at SEGA, launching their new outfit Two Point Studios. Their first title? A spiritual successor to Theme Hospital, one one of Bullfrog’s most popular titles. Continue reading Theme Hospital developers open new studio at Sega, announce spiritual successor
Bandai Namco have announced that Dark Souls: Remastered is on its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. In a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast overnight, the House of N also confirmed the game would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Continue reading Dark Souls: Remastered brings From Software’s accidental masterpiece to the Nintendo Switch
The Station, a first person explore-em-up that’s had us thinking most of the morning. A derelict space station. A stern warning about interfering in research. Signs of a struggle. Strange things are afoot at the orbital Circle-K. Continue reading The Station drops February 20, gets a mysterious new story trailer
Major gaming convention HRX is kicking off tomorrow in Atlanta, Georgia, a celebration of Hi-Rez Studios’ popular multiplayer titles Smite and Paladins. The show will be of significant interest to Australian esports fans with two local teams, Kanga Esports and Scylla Esports, looking to make waves in the Smite and Paladins World Championships respectively. Continue reading Two Australian teams are playing in the Smite and Paladins World Championships tomorrow
The moment I jumped into Far Cry 5 at E3 this year, the thing that struck me was how familiar it felt. Ubisoft have been pushing a very particular vision for the series since Far Cry 2 comprehensively reworked Crytek’s 2004 original action adventure title into something more akin to survival adventure, a design template they’ve been gradually honing ever since.
But it’s actually 2016’s Far Cry Primal with which the forth coming Far Cry 5 has the most in common. Both games display a willingness to throw an interesting setting at the franchise and see how it can apply its very fine-tuned game loop to it.
Everyone’s favourite Overwatch troll pick, archer Hanzo Shimada, is about to be make his debut in Blizzard’s hero brawler/MOBA title Heroes of the Storm. Continue reading Hanzo mains rejoice, you can now troll people in two games
Bandai Namco have confirmed this morning that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, the long-awaited sequel to the hit 2013 RPG, will launch on March 30, 2018. Continue reading Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom finally gets a release date
There’s almost no reason for you to play Destiny 2‘s first expansion, Curse of Osiris. I’ve tried to find a nicer way to frame the expansion’s futile attempts at justifying its own existence but there’s no getting around it. In a game as massive as Destiny 2, especially one that is designed to keep players coming back, Curse of Osiris feels like scraps thrown to a starving crowd. Continue reading Games Review: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PS4, 2017): A pile of weird decisions
Blizzard are bringing back Overwatch‘s holiday event for a second year with fresh skins, Mei’s Global Snowball Offensive, and a brand new Boss Fight mode that sounds like the world’s friendliest Evolve mod. Continue reading Overwatch‘s 2017 Winter Wonderland event kicks off next week