Slain: Back from Hell is a side scrolling hack and slash title out now for the Playstation 4 and PC. It looks and sounds like it could be a Castlevania spin off. But that’s not enough to save it from vapid combat and tedious gameplay.
Now, Hideaki Anno of Evangelion is rich and famous. But he wasn’t always that way. He’s paid his dues in full, even when he was barely getting paid at all.
The PlayStation 1 got an array of games. Some were good, some were bad and some had odd box art. “Odd,” however, isn’t a bad thing at all.
Or at least those of us who gathered every DNA sample in 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park video game. We scored a very special message from Mr. Goldblum, urging us to “call a member of the opposite sex” and “Get the stink off.”
Starbreeze, developers of the Syndicate reboot and the Riddick games, are also a publisher. And they’ve just picked up the rights to some very interesting old classics belonging to a company called Cinemaware.
Most digital download only games don’t get a fancy collector’s edition release. Hyper Light Drifter is not most download only games, and its collectors edition, up for presale tomorrow from iam8bit, is very fancy indeed.
This is one of the coolest things you could see at a K-Mart back in the late ‘70s. The kiosk, not vintage video game collector Jason Brassard, who shows off the beige beauty in Trade-in-Games’ video. He’s pretty cool too.
LEGO retro-tech master Chris McVeigh uses muted brick colors to travel back in time to the late ‘80s, early ‘90s, when the computers were beige and the floppy disks plentiful.
The graphics would be simpler, but the aesthetics, boss tactics and the overall experience would be similarly painful.
SGtMarkIV, the creator of the Brutal Doom mod, has posted a new video where he demos another Doom mod of his. It features vehicular (and mecha) combat.
“14-Year Anniversary of Crash Bandicoot Passes By Largely Unnoticed” is an Onion headline from 2010, and it’s true: Naughty Dog’s version of Sonic and Mario was an unofficial PlayStation mascot, but Crash Bandicoot didn’t achieve the iconic status of his forebears. Still, when rumors of a Bandicoot reboot circulated…
Track: Theme of Payon | Artist: soundTeMP | Album: Ragnarok Online Original Soundtrack
Track: BaDeDum (High Orchestra) | Artist: Guy Whitmore | Album: No One Lives Forever Original Soundtrack
Link first passed the Death Mountain Crater on his way to the Fire Temple in Ocarina of Time, but it was a lot more blocky and a lot less particle effect-y back then.
The HD version of Tim Schafer’s classic time-traveling adventure game, Day of the Tentacle, hits PC in exactly two weeks, on March 22.
“Is E.T. really the worst game of all time? Probably not. But the story of the fall of the video game industry needed a face and that was E.T.” Howard Scott Warshaw, the designer behind 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600, talks about the game, his career, and his life in an interview with the BBC.
There are more than 1000 old Windows 3.1 games available on The Internet Archive, and you can play them all in your browser right now.
While you may or may not agree on whether it’s the series’ best, Duke Nukem 3D was still a very important milestone in first-person shooter history.