Dust 2 is one of the most famous Counter-Strike maps of all time, and it’s coming back to the newest version of that game. Valve revealed a reworked version of the iconic bomb defusal map, and it’s looking pretty great.
These days, we take the distinction between single-player and multiplayer first-person shooter maps for granted, but it wasn’t always so. Back in the ancient ‘90s, somebody invented multiplayer-only maps. Today, in the soon-to-be ancient year of 2017, the question is who.
Last week at E3, I got to play multiple rounds of Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer. While the core experience feels similar to previous games, a focus on presentation and a new story-based mode made things much more interesting than recent entries in the series.
Every now and then, you just want to leap around and blast some robots. Exodemon is a first person shooter that channels some of the best old school classics to create a stunning shooting gallery. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.
I’m a big fan of open world shooters. When all the intersecting parts line up, you can have some amazing stories. For players who want a distinctly sci-fi bent to their emergent narratives, there’s The Signal From Tolva.
Matthew McConaughey once said that sometimes you need to go back to move forward. The team at DICE must have been very moved by that sentiment. Taking it to heart and pushing the Battlefield series nearly 100 years back into World War I for this year’s release of Battlefield 1 was a gamble. It has largely paid off.
It is the Wild West. Gun drawn and at the ready, you prepare yourself for the next unfortunate collection of words to stumble across your path. You level your pistol, fire, and branch off to the next bit of narrative. This is Words Must Die.
Overwatch’s new hero Ana Amari is a badass support sniper who can shoot you with bullets to heal you or just shoot you to kill you. In this video, we’ll take a closer look at her mechanics and what they communicate. What does Ana tell us about Overwatch? What does she tell us about AAA game design? We’ll find out in…
Like many of you, I’ve been making my way through The X-Files over the last several months in anticipation of the new six-episode revival later this month. And this week I came upon an episode in season 7 written by acclaimed author William Gibson, “First Person Shooter,” about a VR video game. It might be the best…
In the late 20th century, people hoped that the new millennium would usher in an age of promise: hoverboards, flying cars, personal robots, and the like. That future, the one that everyone predicted, never quite came to pass. Not in the way we thought it would, anyway.
Fallout 4 is set in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is pretty close to Salem, the town famous for the wrongful execution of women who were suspected of being witches. Naturally, Bethesda had to include Salem in some way in Fallout 4—and they did!
RealmPictures’ concept was to build an immersive first person shooter level, and let unsuspecting people on Chatroulette take control of the protagonist. They had to make it perfect for it to be immersive, but it’s safe to say they succeeded.
I’m actually not a huge Star Wars fan (I know, I know), but after spending a couple of hours playing Battlefront on the PS4 today, I’m starting to feel a lot of hype.
In December, former Battlefield developer Ben Cousins revealed The Drowning, an ambitious first-person shooter aimed at both hardcore shooter fans and casual players alike. The game's simple two button control scheme is key to bridging the audience gap, and now we get to see how it works.
Do you miss the early days of first-person shooters, when everyone was pretty much equal and the little guy had a chance of coming out on top? I just played a Free for All match of Offensive Combat, dropped in after the round had already started and still managed to win by one kill—and I suck.
As the former creative director of DICE Sweden, Ben Cousins knows console shooters. His team at Scattered (formerly Ngmoco Sweden) has collectively worked on five Battlefield games, the first three Halo titles, two Far Cry and Crysis games and the upcoming Tom Cruise film All You Need is Kill. If any development team…
Level designer and writer Robert Yang has written up a fascinating "People's History of the FPS" as a three part series at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. In it, Yang posits that first-person gaming and first-person-shooters are not, as we tend to think of them, just an industry-dominated gorefest with a linear evolution, but…
What is it about military first-person shooters and July 10th? Is it San Diego Comic-Con? Are gamers that competitive? Regardless, feel free to now compare and contrast the two recently released military FPS trailers, that of Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Focus on multiplayer and explosions versus…