Draven, brother of Darius: The Hand of Noxus, is exactly what his title entails: a Glorious Executioner. It’s a very fitting title for a ranged attack damage carry with obscene damage capacity and great mobility. He is, in my opinion, a nice addition to the League.
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For those who haven’t figured it out already, I like starting my articles with a little perspective. I began playing Counter-Strike when it was first released as a mod for Half-Life, before it was bought by Valve and packaged into the game itself. Back then I was eight years old. Now I am twenty, and I have played CS ever since. I graduated from CS 1.6 to CSS, and now I’m in the beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Being a CS veteran I expect a lot from this, but are my first impressions good or bad?
I really do enjoy Suda51. He makes games that are interesting and doesn’t follow the trends that run rampant in the gaming industry, and he does it well. When I heard he was making a game where a cheerleader killed zombies with a chainsaw, I was hesitant; I wasn’t sure if he had gone off the deep end, or if this would be great. So when it finally came out. I was excited to see where this would go….
Ok, play the song…
I can’t write a single, cohesive review for Tribes: Ascend. I feel exactly two different ways about it. So I’ll write two different reviews:
The presentation of the Unreal Engine 3 in 2004 heralded an age of unprecedented world-building potential for gaming. Eight years later, it seems we are finally reaching the limits of UE3s capabilities. Combine this with what we know is coming in the future, with Microsoft’s Xbox 720 rumored to be rocking AMD’s 7000 series graphics and Sony’s PS4 hosting AMD’s HD 7670, and the time feels ripe for a truly “Godlike” engine to put this new hardware through its paces.
Sonic the Hedgehog, a title that literally saved Sega back in the 16-Bit days of gaming (circa early ’90s for those who didn’t live through it). Up until Sonic came along, Sega was squarely set to lose what little market share they were able to wrestle away from Nintendo’s 8-Bit Nintendo Entertainment System (marketing and savvy licensing were key). Sega had a long running love/hate relationship with their “mascots” up to Sonic- they had Alex Kidd (who was as close to a mascot as you could get without him actually being one), Altered Beast, Shinobi and countless other titles that COULD have been the mascot for Sega to battle Nintendo’s Mario if fans would have gotten behind them. Fans didn’t for various reasons (Altered Beast being a given as to not being able to carry a system on its own, a key to any mascot).
Hey, it’s Scourge again, this time bringing you the cards spoiled for M13 thus far (as of June 20th). If you haven’t looked at the list so far, go here!
It’s hard to be universally for or against the concept of rebooting old intellectual properties, be it a cover of an old song, a reimagining of a new movie (Vince Vaughn in Psycho? Fuck you.) or a reconceptualization of a video game. You can try to be a purist and cringe every time something you fell in love with in years gone by is “redone,” but there are some things out there that deserve such treatment. Particularly in gaming, some titles with classic potential go under the radar and don’t do so well. Discussing these titles is why I’m here.
Let us take a trip down memory lane:
The Playstation Vita’s trump card is here. It only took four months, but one of the best looking and playing games I’ve ever seen is now here to shine. This game can almost justify the purchase of a Vita itself. Read on for the details.
Editor’s Note: In this article, returning writer Clovenhoof fills in the cracks where Incontrol88′s Diablo III review slipped up due to intense disdain. For a “real” evaluation of the game’s potential, keep reading…