Electronic Arts Inc. and DICE revealed the first gameplay trailer for Battlefield 2042, a groundbreaking first-person shooter powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware. The title drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes game-changing destruction, matches filled with up to 128 players and real-time events that reshape the battlefield. Read more for the video, screenshots and additional information.
Direct from the Xbox E3 2021 showcase comes this new Halo Infinite multiplayer reveal trailer, which honors classic Halo combat while also offering new players the support needed to jump in and have an enjoyable time. It introduces Spartan Academy and Spartan Commander Laurette who will help players familiarize themselves with maps, weapons, as well as equipment. There are now bot matches so players of all levels can warm up before they hit the battlefield. Read more for the video and additional information.
Set for release this summer is Fracked, a cel-shaded first-person shooter for PlayStation VR. This made-for-VR action adventure game seamlessly combines fast paced, 1:1 run and cover gunplay with exciting free running, skiing as well as climbing. That’s right, there’s absolutely no on-rails gameplay or cinematic cutscenes, just 1:1 action driven by the player’s controls, movements, and actions. Read more for the new gameplay trailer released at E3 2021 and additional information.
Handheld game consoles designed to run emulated titles is nothing new, but one thing they lack is processing power, that is unless…you’re talking about the upcoming Project Valhalla. Priced from $199, it’s expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and have a 5.99-inch display. What does this mean? Its powerful enough to easily run PSP, Gamecube, and even some Nintendo Wii games without issue. Read more for two hands-on videos and additional information.
Set for release on the Nintendo Switch in 2022, Mario, Rabbid Peach and their friends are back for an epic journey in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Players will go on an epic journey to restore order as Cursa, a strange and malevolent entity who twists the planets with its evil influence. Like its predecessor, you’ll be able to explore incredible worlds, fighting enemies in innovative combats mixing turn-based tactics and real-time movements with their extravagant team of heroes. Read more for a first look trailer, screenshots and additional information.
Released in 1995, the Nintendo Virtual Boy is essentially a 32-bit tabletop portable video game console developed that was marketed as the first one capable of displaying stereoscopic “3D” graphics. Unfortunately, the head-mounted display caused many people issues since it involves placing the head against the eyepiece to see a red monochrome display, while the games use a parallax effect to create the illusion of depth. Read more to see a portable version that took Shank Mods 1-year to complete.
Guitar Hero is a music rhythm video game that features a guitar-shaped controller, modeled after a miniature Gibson SG, used to simulate playing rock music. The player basically presses buttons on the guitar controller in time with musical notes that scroll on the game screen. Songs get harder to complete as you progress, with a few of them seemingly impossible, that is unless…you’re using Nick O’Hara’s Jon Bot Jovi. Read more to see this Guitar Hero robot in-action.
Who remembers Konami’s “The Simpsons” arcade cabinet from 1991? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Arcade1Up is releasing a modern version of this game for your home. Sure, this title has already been ported to the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but there’s nothing like enjoying the game on a real standup machine. Arcade1Up’s versions is a 3/4-sized replica and comes complete with a deck protector, matching riser, as well as vintage artwork from the original machine. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Finally, after numerous delays, the Panic Playdate is set to launch at $179 USD, with double the number of season one games originally planned and double the amount of internal storage originally announced. Pre-orders are set to begin next month and this hand crank game console hopes to capture the spirit of endless possibility that games have given us since the beginning. Read more for the full 15-minute video update and additional information.
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Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 may be light years ahead of Nintendo 64’s GoldenEye 007 in terms of graphics power, but what if you remade the latter using the former’s map editor? It would turn out like this remake by Krollywood, who spent about 1,400 hours over 3-years on the project, complete with every level from the original except for two bonus stages. Since the Far Cry 5 map editor has assets from Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs, the possibilities are endless. Read more for a video and additional information.