Let’s start with something you don’t see in a lot of video game reviews: an accessibility disclaimer. There is unprecedented depth to the number of accessibility options within The Last of Us: Part II. This is intended for those visually/sonically impaired, those with physical disabilities (something that I personally am glad is being addressed), or people that simply don’t play video games enough to properly work a controller but that still want to experience a riveting narrative. With that said, I strongly urge someone to read this review even if they have never played a video game before, as maybe this would be a good starting point and that, from this point forward, games will further keep inclusivity in mind and eradicate gatekeeping.
With that out of the way, it must be set upfront that the bar is already set astronomically high for Game of the Decade, as Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part II (directed by the sole writer of the first game, Neil Druckmann, scribing the decidedly more female-focused sequel alongside Westworld‘s Halley Gross) delivers on its mountainous ambition.
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Last week, Sony and Insomniac Games shared a teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the new video game coming to the PlayStation 5. A Sony executive’s comments caused some confusion about whether or not this game will be a sequel or a spin-off, but it turns out it’s technically a little of both – it’s a spin-off that takes place after the events of the PlayStation 4 game Marvel’s Spider-Man.
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During today’s PlayStation 5 announcement, Sony and Insomniac Games officially revealed the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the highly-anticipated video game sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man. Watch Miles swing into action below. Read More »
This fall, Marvel and Square Enix are releasing the most in-depth and expansive Avengers video game that we’ve ever seen. But back in 2011, there was another Avengers video game title in the works that was intended to be released in 2012 around the same time as the first movie was hitting theaters. Unfortunately, it ended up getting canceled, but new footage of early gameplay has recently surfaced online, giving us an idea of the kind of game we missed out on. Read More »
Though Lucasfilm will take a break from Star Wars films for the next few years, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting plenty more Star Wars content in other mediums. The galaxy far, far away is thriving on TV, streaming, and comic books, not to mention the lucrative video game industry. And it’s in video games that Star Wars fans may want to look next for the latest rumor. A new rumor suggests that the beloved RPG video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic may be getting a long-discussed remake.
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While we’re waiting to see when the next assembly of The Avengers might be on the big screen, fans have been eagerly awaiting their team-up at home on video game consoles. Last summer brought the first trailer for Marvel’s Avengers, a new game from that let’s players control Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow in a massive action adventure. Originally slated to release this May, Crystal Dynamics announced news of The Avengers video game delayed until the fall. Read More »
If you’ve ever wanted to see a remake of The Polar Express starring Vin Diesel as one of the creepy, dead-eyed cartoon people, here’s the next best thing. The video game Fast and Furious Crossroads gives us a weirdly off-putting digital Diesel reprising his role as Dom Toretto. The game will allow players to race around and perform missions, and will also allow the lifeless computer recreation of Diesel to haunt your dreams. Watch the Fast and Furious Crossroads trailer below.
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The Predator has appeared in tons of video games since the original 1987 movie kicked off the franchise, and the hunt continues in Predator: Hunting Grounds, a new video game coming to PS4 and PC next year. Check out the trailer below, which introduces a female Predator and showcases some intense, bloody action as players take control of either Predators or human soldiers in a fight to the death. Read More »
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While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come to a turning point in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel video games are trying to take things to the next level. Next year will see the release of two new games – Iron Man VR and Marvel’s Avengers – and new trailers for each of them debuted over the weekend during New York Comic Con.
In Iron Man VR, players step inside Tony Stark’s suit and face off against Ghost (whom you may remember as one of the antagonists in Ant-Man and the Wasp), and in Marvel’s Avengers, you’ll be able to play as Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. Check out some new gameplay footage below.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Ever wanted to learn the ways of the Force from a Sith Lord in person? The Vader Immortal VR experience may be the closest you get to that, and now the second installment in the game is available for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms. This was a surprise release, with the announcement coming during the keynote presentation at an Oculus developer conference, and it came with a brand new trailer, which you can check out below.
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