After winning a ton of awards last year developer Naughty Dog is back with some single-player DLC for their highly acclaimed title, The Last of Us. Entitled “Left Behind” the DLC takes place long before Ellie meets Joel in the game and instead focuses on her and her best friend, Riley. That’s all I’m really going to say to avoid spoiling anything for those who still haven’t played the game.
After eight long years the arrival of Sony’s Playstation 4 marks the true beginning of the next generation of video game consoles. Yes, I know that Nintendo’s Wii U launched last year but let’s be honest and state that just about everyone understands that it is vastly underpowered when compared to either the Xbox One or Playstation 4. However, this post is not meant to be some rant against the Wii U which, I actually like as a gaming console, but to point out that in terms of pure tech specs that it lags behind both products from Microsoft and Sony. Now, having spent an entire week with the Playstation 4 I can finally report a few quick impressions of the new console.
I…was…not…expecting…this. Seriously, as long time readers know I gave Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us a glowing five star review a short while ago for being one of the best video games this entire generation. Today, Naughty Dog decided to throw fans a small bone by releasing this video that details an alternate ending for the game that is…totally unexpected.
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Final Fantasy but it also has to be said that Square Enix, as a company, has had an incredibly rough last couple of years and there is no better example of their apparent fall from grace than Final Fantasy XIII. I’ve played every Final Fantasy and XIII was the first game which enraged me to no end and though I finished it I came away feeling as if I had wasted those hours of my life when I could have been watching fresh paint dry on my wall.
2013 is a transition year in the video game industry where we say goodbye to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in order to say hello to their next gen successors. Years such as this one are usually filled with slim pickings as developers really begin to shift their focus to the more powerful hardware leaving millions of gamers essentially high and dry with a release schedule filled with yearly sports installments or quirky import titles that are sent out to die a horrible death at retail yet serve their purpose as bullet points that companies have not forgotten current console owners. However, while this is still true there are always titles during these periods which rise to the occasion, showing how the cumulative knowledge gained over the entire lifespan of these systems comes together in a shockingly effective package that make consumers totally forget that new toys are on their way. The Last of Us is one such title and it is a masterpiece on a level I have rarely experienced.
Here is a totally hilarious advertisement for the new Star Trek Video Game coming April 23 featuring good old William Shatner in yet another “fight” with his nemesis…the rubber suit Gorn as they continue their “battle” first seen over forty years ago! Not sure about the game but this is funny and a must see for original series fans.
Well, all good things must come to an end thus here is the trailer for Citadel, the last Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC that releases tomorrow. Even though the game’s overall narrative is decidedly bleak I must say that Bioware seems to have thought that it was a good idea to lighten the mood a bit with this last piece of DLC and dial up the fan service to the nines.
Today Bioware announced that the last two pieces of Mass Effect 3 DLC are on the way. The Citadel DLC which clocks in at almost 4GB in size represents the final single-player expansion for the game where players once again take control of Commander Shepard. At the same time Bioware announced the Reckoning DLC which adds to the game’s robust multiplayer mode.