I have to admit that I am a big fan of the whole Zombie genre. There is something about a game where the “bad’ guy is predominantly the undead out for your brains. Added into most of these games is an element of hardship. You do not have all of the trappings of modern technology, food, medicine, ammo and weapons are all scarce. Well… at least that is the way it is supposed to be. In a lot of current games you still have access to some pretty heavy firepower even if ammo is thin on the ground.
We have all heard rumors about how this or that game developer “intentionally” crippled a game on one platform or another, but in the end those usually are little more than manufacturer guerilla marketing efforts. Today though, we are hearing that a game company may have left out visual features from a new AAA title that seriously reduce the visual quality of the game played on the PC.
The great success of Grand Theft Auto V and its multiplayer component is forced Rockstar to address the question about extensions because of which the company is still not thinking about the next chapter of the series, as explained by Strauss Zelnick from Take-Two.
Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 comes in two discs, one designed for installation and one that should be in the console during game play. Although the console itself supports both installation disk to access the data faster, Rockstar advises players not to install content from the "play" disc.
The franchise Bioshock has often be described as the spiritual successor to the original SystemShock Series. Because of this there was a high expectation to meet simply because of the quality of both the original and the follow on to SystemShock. Fortunately for us the team (some actually worked on the original at Looking Glass Studios) was more than up to the task and we have had three excellent games from this team. Now, we are both excited and a little worried about Bioshock as they are talking about moving to an “episode” model for this great game.
DLC (Downloadable Content) is a big thing with gaming especially console gaming. It offers the possibility for expansion, new adventures and more features to make the cost of the game and console (both of which are usually locked into their original format) seem more appropriate. Some of the DLC offered is pretty impressive and gives console players features that you just do not get in the PC world. Other times things are not so impressive; this is the case with the new Hearthfire DLC for Skyrim.