Is there any video game gun more awe-inspiring than a flamethrower? Most shoot bullets, but the flamethrower? It blasts enemies with giant gouts of flame, searing them like a juicy steak. A good flamethrower will give you some of the best moments in video games, whether it’s a close save from an otherwise unassailable…
I’m a terrible assassin.
It’s official: the next Assassin’s Creed is called Syndicate, and it’ll be out for PS4 and Xbox One on October 23, with a PC release coming later in the fall.
Memory can be a strange thing. Especially with old games. We’ve all returned to a beloved classic to discover something unplayable and been unable to reconcile warm memories with the broken experience of something that hasn’t aged well. (For me it’s Resi 2, which is regularly reloaded and ditched within hours.)
I very much like the look of Metrocide.
Here's some fresh gameplay footage from that new cyberpunk, squad-based Syndicate tribute, Satellite Reign, which got funded via Kickstarter last Summer. I'm happy to report that this time there's significantly less purple. And it looks quite shiny for a pre-alpha, too! Not to mention fun. Vid's above, have a look.
Nostalgia is a weird beast — one that bubbles up and gets excited for the most random things. If this trailer is any indication, Matador is giving my inner PC gaming child a run for its money.
It's raining expansion packs. GOG, still celebrating its fifth birthday, has made the expansion packs for five classic Bullfrog games available for free. So, owners of Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper, Magic Carpet, Populous, or Populous: The Beginning, know that another small part of your childhood has now been restored.
Henrik Sahlström works as a concept artist at Battlefield developers DICE. But hey, that's not all he does. Guy also did stuff for the gorgeous Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons.
Don't get me wrong. I quite enjoyed the Syndicate shooter from last year. But it wasn't really Syndicate, was it?
If you liked the first Syndicate, you may have been less than satisfied with the first-person shooter version that came out last year. Perhaps you'd like a version that's a bit truer to the original, like Firaxis' take on XCOM? In that case, you might enjoy Black Annex, a new indie game that's more or less a moddable …
And here you thought Fine Art was just about the guys making the stuff that goes in the game. Today, we're looking at the work of design firm 1910, who design stuff that goes before, or on top of, a game.
When people get all misty-eyed about the amazing, original Syndicate from 1993, they often overlook something. The game's ending. Or, to be more accurate, its complete lack of one.
Say what you will about the game's departure from both the look and feel of the original, there were sections of the latest Syndicate that looked just great. Mostly anything involving an office from the future.
Those unscrupulous sorts pirating the recent PC release of Starbreeze's Syndicate have found a little surprise buried inside the release. And it's not some kind of punishment or DRM.
I know a lot of people have nostalgia for the 1993 Bullfrog classic Syndicate (myself included). I also know that critical reception to the new game has been a bit mixed. But I will say one thing the new game has going for it: At least they don't recruit agents by slamming into total strangers with a hover-car.
It's not like the original Syndicate. We've accepted that. Moved beyond it. This is not Bullfrog's beloved tactical shooting game from 1993. This is something altogether different, and not every game reviewer likes it.
The year is 2069. The government as we know it is obsolete. In its place are various syndicates, all racing to develop the most advanced bio-digital implants that allow their host to connect to the dataverse, and even control it. Syndicate is a telling of that story, originally written by Bullfrog Productions in 1993,…