Microsoft boss Phil Spencer discusses the idea of Halo 2 Anniversary

At the Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco last week, Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer got talking to IGN about what it would take if Microsoft were to make a Halo 2 Anniversary game.

“In this fictitious world where that game existed,” said Spencer, “it’s an easy answer: it has to be just the multiplayer experience that we all found in that first Halo 2 game. If you think about what happened in the franchise and what were the hallmark moments – when did duel wielding come in, when did another playable character that wasn’t Master Chief come in?

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What Makes the Perfect Video Game?

What makes a perfect video game? Some may argue (perhaps be correctly) that there is no such thing as perfection, especially when it comes to art. However, there have been video games that have come very close to achieving perfection. Games like The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Shadow of the Colossus and Red Dead Redemption are regarded as classics and are revered for their quality. But what makes a great game and what ingredients would a game need for it to be perfect? Continue reading to find out.

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The Significance of The Last of Us: Left Behind

WARNING: The following contains spoilers regarding The Last of Us and the DLC Left Behind!

On the 14th of February something brilliant happened, no not Valentine’s Day you fool! Naughty Dog released The Last of Us: Left Behind single player DLC that acted as a prologue to the events of the main game and put players in the shoes of Ellie as we find out more about who she is and the tragic events that occurred prior to her meeting Joel in The Last of Us.

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IGN: The Order 1886’s Mixed Signals

We’re all excited for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order 1886. It takes a gloomy, Victorian London setting and mixes it with a cool steam punk kind of vibe. From what the trailer suggests, gamers will be part of an old group of knights who protect the world from creepy monsters that are half man, half beast.

The game appears to be a great new IP for Sony and understandably many gamers feel this could be a real system seller. Until recently everything seemed to be going fine for The Order but in a recent article by IGN’s Colin Moriarty, it seems there might be trouble on the horizon. In his article, Moriarty reveals that a brief 10 minute hands off demo confirmed some of his fears about the game and has him pondering whether The Order will live up to the hype.

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IGN: What Will Games Be Like In 20 Years?

Yesterday, IGN published a fascinating article that asked a simple and yet almost impossible question. What will gaming be like in 20 years time?

The article is centered around last week’s DICE summit where each speaker addressed this question. IGN highlighted a conversation between the lead architect of the PS4, Mark Cerny, and the creator of classic games like Defender and Robotron 2084, Eugene Jarvis. Together the two discussed a wide range of topics such as the evolution of mobile gaming, virtual reality headsets and the cost of game development. Of course the two were only using their knowledge to have an educated guess, but the conversation gave us some great insight into the world of gaming and how it’s changing.

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