Santo Ileso was brought to life in Las Vegas last week as select media was invited to experience Saints Row – the reboot from developer Volition being released next month on August 23. Saints Row comes nine years after the last release in this series, and more than fifteen years after the original – so what
Fashion has always been a strong suit in the Saints Row series and the upcoming game is no different. Deep Silver presented over 20 minutes of footage today, hosted by Mica Burton, outlining just how much players will be able to customize their characters in the new installment. The customization not only includes the option
A few months ago, we had the opportunity to go hands-on with an early build of Chorus, a space combat game that was promising an engrossing story alongside its intergalactic dogfighting gameplay. This initial demo left a positive impression on me, despite me being…well, quite bad at the game itself. Now, with the full version
The space combat genre: probably one of the most overlooked and forgotten gaming genres in the modern era. It seems most developers have forgotten about the pure fun of zipping around space in a fancy ship, shooting down ships or creatures or what-have-you, and upgrading that ship so you can zip around faster and shoot
TimeSplitters has been a long-beloved franchise, with numerous fans clamoring for a new entry. One can’t blame them, considering the most recent entry, Future Perfect, was released in 2005. It seems though that the wait may be finally approaching its end for fans. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that they have formed a new studio
The 21st century has revolutionized the way we play video games. Titles like Mass Effect and The Witcher III have shown us what is possible when you give players a role in the development of their stories, and what it means to have those choices come with consequences. But what if unlike Mass Effect, you
XCOM. Wasteland. Hell, maybe even Fire Emblem. These strategy RPGs are some of the most recognizable in the genre, but it’s easy to forget their roots. This brings us to King’s Bounty, one of the first hex-based RPGs on the market when it first released in 1990, bringing the genre to the mainstream. Spawning the
Which flavor do you like your strategy game in? Do you lean on the turn-based side, with the Fire Emblems and Disgaeas of the world? Or perhaps you like something a bit more…active? In that case, you’re probably diving into the real-time strategy (RTS) pool, with the Starcrafts and Warcrafts and what have you. It’s
An interesting aspect of games that emphasize survival as a core gameplay mechanic is that… well, most of them usually aren’t really about survival in a sense so much as colonizing. Sure, in games like Minecraft or Terraria or the like – or multiplayer survival boxes like Conan Exiles or Fallout 76 – you start
It’s weird. I remember a time when open-world sandbox games were the one thing that everyone in the gaming space went head over heels for after Grand Theft Auto III dropped on the PS2. There’s something to be said about the kind of catharsis that games like it provide by dropping you into a huge
I think the mood of Saints Row IV can be summed up by a moment early on where I, an aggressively British President of the USA, was demolishing a block party of aliens by kicking them in the nuts so hard they flew over the horizon while Stan Bush’s “The Touch” blared over the radio.
The summer of 2003 was a particular highlight of my childhood. G4 had just started broadcasting, I discovered Honey BBQ Fritos, and I finally got my hands on a game I had been eye-balling for awhile: Shenmue II. I had never played the original Shenmue. I didn’t have a Dreamcast, but if we’re being honest
As the recent release of Kingdom Hearts 3 has proven, it can be challenging for newcomers to a series to jump into an on-going series without knowledge of past releases. KH3 may have taken this to a bit of an extreme, but I still experienced something similar when Metro Exodus fell into my hands.
The Metro series of games have been providing an answer to the question, “Why read books when you can play video games?” Originally written by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the Metro novels have become the inspiration for these games sharing the same title. The games take place in a post-apocalyptic Russia, where remnants of humanity struggle to
It hasn’t even been a month since E3, where Deep Silver premiered a quite frankly brilliant new trailer for Dead Island 2 and yet we already have another Dead Island related announcement! Today, the folks behind the open-world, Island-based, first person zombie smashing game have announced yet another title: ESCAPE Dead Island. In ESCAPE Dead
The “Zombie Bait” edition of Deep Silver’s Dead Island: Riptide has been revealed. The special edition, which includes a mutilated female torso missing its arms and head is causing quite a bit of… discussion on the internet. Some are appalled at the fact that it’s a female torso, making note of discussions last year regarding