One Man's Defense of The Order: 1886

Tom Bissell is the author of my favorite book on video games, Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, which I called “the finest account yet of what it feels like to be a video game player” when I reviewed it in The New York Times. These days, he is a writer for video games like Uncharted 4, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter » 8/07/15 3:17pm 8/07/15 3:17pm

OK, The Order: 1886 Looks Pretty Damn Cool

I wasn't really sold on The Order 1886 before. Even after playing the upcoming PS4 shooter during this year's E3, I left feeling like it was just another Gears of War-style gun-and-cover game. This trailer, though... well, I'm starting to change my mind. I totally want to hijack airships and assassinate nobles in… » 12/05/14 10:51pm 12/05/14 10:51pm

See Some Of The Order: 1886's Guns In Action

Last time we saw The Order: 1886, we described it by saying it's like "shooting through an old movie." Sony just dropped a new trailer for the stylish third-person shooter during its Gamescom press conference that gives us all a new glimpse at some of its Tesla-inspired shooting devices, and they look pretty awesome.… » 8/12/14 1:20pm 8/12/14 1:20pm

PS4 Developer On What It Means To Be Next-Gen

Back when new-gen was known as next-gen, gamers and critics alike pondered and daydreamed about the kinds of experiences we'd get with new hardware and promises of impressive power. And a lot of that anticipation has been squarely on the topic of shiny visuals. But there's more to the look of a game than just pretty… » 5/27/14 12:00pm 5/27/14 12:00pm

​A Developer's Defense Of 30 Frames Per Second

At the start of this new generation of consoles the debate of framerate and resolution importance still wages on. The gold standard to live by is a solid 60 fps and 1080p. If those numbers aren't on a bullet pointed press release somewhere, eyebrows and questions are raised. But what if hitting 30 fps is intentional… » 5/27/14 9:00am 5/27/14 9:00am

The Order: 1886 Is 30 Frames Per Second And Darn Proud Of It

The Order: 1886 does what it wants. Zeppelins, elevated trains and automatic rifles? It might not fit the history it's based on, but hey, why not? Toss them in. Developers Ready at Dawn are telling a story about men and women fighting half-bred monster people that never existed in their own vision of 19th century… » 2/18/14 8:56am 2/18/14 8:56am