The pick of the week’s news, previews, features and reviews brought together by us, for you, into one neat little package.
Trailers and details of upcoming titles were the fashionable topics of news this past week. Further details for Torchlight 2 and DiRT 3 joined by trailers for Saint’s Row: The Third, L.A. Noire and Resident Evil’s 15th Anniversary. Elsewhere, CEO say stuff, MineCraft sales stuff and Crytek aim to patch stuff.
This week’s previews were gun heavy thanks to the aesthetically wonderful Battlefield 3 and the potentially commercially wonderful Battlefield Play4Free. A pre-release look at MX vs ATV Alive featured less gunplay but no less action.
Feature articles saw the rounding up of recent games that have been both under and over appreciated by the games buying public as well as a chat with MX vs ATV Alive’s Art Director, Ian Wood, and our very own Mr Peter Parrish wandering the streets of Renaissance-era Roma in a hunt for blood.
Only two games made it onto the review’s page this week but both were of the triple-A, high-octane variety. Shift 2, like the original, tries to prove that there’s a place for a racing game that straddles the usually exclusive approaches of ‘arcade’ and ‘simulation’. Whereas Crysis 2 proves that there’s a life for the franchise post the it-takes-a-nuclear-power-plant-to-run-it approach of the original.