For better or worse, the next generation of home video game consoles is (nearly) fully upon us. Yesterday morning, Microsoft debuted the successor to its wildly successful Xbox 360 console, the Xbox One. Opinions on the presentation varied wildly here at Invisible Gamer, but one thing’s for certain: this next console cycle won’t be anything like the last one.
Defiance is a multiplatform (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) MMO third person shooter, based in the universe of the SyFy television series of the same name, which is in its first season as of the time of this writing. Invisible Gamer has reviewed the core game and now continues its look at the MMO’s content as it, as designed, evolves to connect with the TV show. (See our coverage of the first, second, and third rounds of such content.) This time, we look at content released to coincide with the show’s fifth episode, The Serpent’s Egg.
Microsoft’s next generation console is the Xbox One, announced this morning by Don Mattrick in Redmond, WA.
The event at Xbox’s Redmond headquarters will be broadcast live on Spike TV and Xbox Live, but it is also going to be followed at many other game sites. While we can’t stream that coverage live on Invisible Gamer, here are a host of places you can follow the proceedings:
As the PlayStation Vita continues to flesh out its library of games, Frima Studio enters the fray with Nun Attack, a quirky, low-cost downloadable title that’s a fun cross between Real-time Strategy and Role-playing game. Unfortunately, the novelty of this unique combination wears thin after a few short hours.
A quick note on this review: I liked Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D quite a bit more than the original Wii version, which I reviewed back in 2010. Having said that, the 3DS version is still a port of the previously released Wii game, so a lot of what I said then still applies today. As such, much of the content of this review is based on my previous review. Think of it as a port, just like the game!
One of the biggest surprises to come out of Nintendo’s February 2013 3DS Direct presentation was the announcement that Monster Games, developer of Excite Truck and the underrated Pilotwings Resort, was porting Retro Studios’ Donkey Kong Country Returns from Wii to 3DS. Not that the surprise wasn’t a welcome one: the original game was one of the best traditional platformers on the Wii, hampered only by its reliance on clumsy motion controls and a difficulty level that was maybe just a tad too aggressive for the audience it courted. But really, Monster Games, developer of…sports games? Okay, then?
In the time since 2009′s Star Trek film by J.J. Abrams breathed new life into a franchise that had started to grow rather stale, there has been little to experience in that chronologically-altered, new-possibilities-abound version of the Star Trek universe, as we awaited the 2013 release of Star Trek Into Darkness. The one shining beacon of hope for fans of “Abrams Trek” was a new video game, also simply entitled Star Trek, from Namco Bandai. We were excited, eager, and thrilled to see a new Star Trek game that previews made look leaps and bounds better than most games for the franchise.
Defiance is a multiplatform (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) MMO third person shooter, based in the universe of the SyFy television series of the same name, which is in its first season as of the time of this writing. Invisible Gamer has reviewed the core game and now continues its look at the MMO’s content as it, as designed, evolves to connect with the TV show. (See our coverage of the first and second rounds of new content.) This time, we look at content released to coincide with the show’s third episode, The Devil in the Dark.