The Game Guy

'BioShock' sails to iOS this summer

Monday, 04 August 2014 09:56 AM Written by

 

Add iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to the list of devices in which to play the 2007 classic “BioShock.” 2K announced today that the beloved first-person shooter will be available on iOS later this summer.

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EA is attempting to change the conventional way to play games exclusively on the Xbox One. The company announced EA Access today, a subscription-based service that will unlock some of the publisher’s most popular games.

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A new trailer was released by Sega today to build excitement for bonus content in “Alien: Isolation.” Members of the original cast including Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto will reprise their roles from the original film for the game. 

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Disney and Sony have assembled to bring superpowered “Disney Infinity 2.0” products for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms. A console bundle and a special Collector's Edition were announced today by Sony on the PlayStation blog for the upcoming Disney game featuring Marvel heroes.

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The “Destiny” beta has been a living room mainstay for a full weekend now, and I think I’ve seen everything there is to see. It’s made me want more, but I understand why it’s limited in its content. I still want to be surprised when the full game comes out. Progress will be reset following the end of the beta, so I don’t want to have to repeat any more missions than I already have to.   

 

There has been more than enough to see in order for the seeds of intrigue to be planted. Bungie is planning to break new ground with this console-based MMO-shooter hybrid. Since this is such an original concept, the beta acts as a training seminar. If you missed my day one diary, check it out here. My experiences from day two and three can be found below.

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'Destiny' beta diary: Day 1

Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:41 AM Written by

 

DestinyIt is July 17, which means the “Destiny” Beta is nearly upon us. Can you sense the excitement? The beta will be a first look for many into Bungie’s first new franchise since “Halo.” This is a big deal.

 I’ll be keeping a running journal of my experience with the beta. The journal will include an hour-by-hour log of what I’ve been doing, impressions and screenshots from the PS4 version. A livestream will kick off later tonight at twitch.tv/gameguypgh.

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Killer instinct 2013 logoIf you watched the Evolution Championship Series last weekend, you know that competing in fighting games is serious business. Double Helix’s “Killer Instinct” was one of the showcased games at Evo. If you watched the showdowns but never played the game before, there’s a good chance you didn’t know exactly what was going on amidst the chaos.

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In defense of video game rereleases

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:00 AM Written by

 

We are in the year of the remake. Whether a game is dubbed a remake, remastered, collection, HD or Electric Boogaloo, this onslaught of revisited games cannot be ignored. Games like “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition,” and “Resident Evil 4: HD” are just the beginning. The heavy hitters are coming later this year to next gen platforms like “Grand Theft Auto V,” “The Last of Us: Remastered” and “Halo: Master Chief Collection.”

So what gives? Why is 2014 like the Friday after Thanksgiving, where the leftovers are still good, but something is lost the second time around? Most of the thanks or blame can be targeted toward the new consoles in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The tech within the Xbox 360 and PS3 were being pushed to their limits last year, but those consoles were the only option other than PC. It makes good business sense to release better looking versions of old games on the new, more powerful consoles.

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