Link Roundup for July 23rd: Eidos GM resigns, Ready at Dawn disses GameStop, Last of Us unstoppable, and more…
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Eidos Montreal founder/general manager resigns, citing a “lack of courage” at Square-Enix. This might explain the last few Final Fantasies.
Ru Weerasuriya, founder of Ready at Dawn (God of War: Ghost of Sparta, the upcoming The Order: 1886), trashes GameStop’s business model.
Ubisoft takes a cue from its “other” series: you can totally fight sharks in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
The Last of Us tops UK sales charts for the sixth week in a row. Holy.
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has your Pacific Rim gaming fix since the two Pacific Rim games, well, suck.
Bloody Disgusting lists 6 horror movies that might make great video games. (Although a couple of them have already made the leap.)
Like many of you, I recently finished Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. I found myself involved, affected, and taken aback; it moved me in a way few games have this generation. It’s probably the most emotional I’ve felt about a game since Red Dead Redemption.
Looking back, however, it’s not difficult to see the faults in Naughty Dog’s storytelling. It is derivative of a lot of post-apocalyptic/zombie fiction, but worse than that, it gives in to some of the worst habits of this genre.
But I still can’t deny the game’s strength. I’m going to break down a few of the issues I found, and then explain why I think Naughty Dog manages to overcome them.
*Major spoilers for The Last of Us follow the break*
After a relatively quiet year for big releases in 2012, Sony is looking to bring the PS3 to the forefront this year with a cadre of high-quality, third-party releases as well as introduce their newest/biggest new IP to the marketplace. From fighting games, to first person shooters, to open-world games, PS3 fans can look forward to a big year stacked full of amazing games.
And with that, let us get into our top five most anticipated PS3 games of 2013. Read the rest of this entry
Last weekend, the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle was host to one of the biggest game shows in North America with PAX Prime. But of course, a huge game convention wouldn’t be complete without a PlayStation booth demoing the game company’s upcoming blockbusters. From racing games, to fighting games, to action-adventure games, there was a game in display for everyone.
In this article, I’ll discuss what I think were the best PlayStation 3 games at PAX. But before I begin, here are some honourable mentions:
- LittleBigPlanet Karting
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Read the rest of this entry