Here's an interesting look through video game history from Redditor and Imgur user zadoc, who posts a picture of every control pad he has in his extensive collection.
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I have a problem. Like millions of teenagers before me, I am addicted to Call of Duty. Weirdly, the last time I obsessed like this over Activision’s annual FPS was 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. How has 2019’s Modern Warfare clawed me back? And what does over ten years of extensive hand and brain growth do to a soldier's performance? Time to find out.
League of Legends’ new champion is bonkers. Aphelios, who arrived on the game’s testing servers this week, wields five different weapons, provided to him by his sister, a moon priestess, from her remote location in some sort of moon temple. His kit is so complex that Riot recently put out a 900-word primer to teach players about him before his official debut. According to a former QA tester, however, if Aphelios’ designer had got his way, the Weapon of the Faithful would have been even more unpredictable.
The Guardian has a great article today called How Our Home Delivery Habit Reshaped the World. It goes into the logistics side of modern eCommerce, the ways in which it's impacting on our cities and lives, and is well worth a read if you've ever ordered anything online. Halfway through there's a great little nugget about EA's FIFA series, which serves to illustrate just how popular the game is, how loyal its fanbase is, and how Amazon gets it to them so quickly.
Blizzard hasn’t tried to hide the fact that it’s going very, very dark on Diablo 4. In the game’s announcement trailer, shown at BlizzCon earlier this month, a trio of adventurers were eviscerated, their insides woven into a hideous flesh cape to be worn by the demon Lilith. Minecraft Dungeons doesn’t go quite so hard on the human-entrails-as-fashion vibe, but it’s got almost everything else you might want from a dungeon-crawler.
Here we are. The End was literally the end for many aspects of Fortnite, but mainly we bade a fond farewell to a map we’ve grown to love, hate and know like the back of our hands. Chapter 2 is here, we’re back to season one, and everything has changed. Well, not quite everything, as it turns out, but still: a fresh start.
During my first year at university, I watched in horror as one of my flatmates drank a horrible concoction of Guinness and some extra-strength vodka they’d purchased from The Ritz. Unsurprisingly, they then proceeded to feel extremely sorry for themselves, spending much of the rest of the evening huddled over the toilet while mumbling in a Scouse accent (they are not Scouse). So I hope you’ll forgive me if I’m unconvinced by The Sims’ ability to capture the authentic British university experience.
If the past few years of mass political protest have taught us anything it’s that, if you really want to stick it to the man, you’d better have a good placard. This weekend, as an estimated one million people took to the streets of London to campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit, they were joined by the unlikely ally of a horrible goose.
There's lots to Pokémon GO's Halloween event but one thing overshadows it all: Pokémon dressing up as other Pokémon. In the top image we see Bulbasaur wearing a Shedinja costumes, Charmander as Cubone, Squirtle as Yamask, and Pikachu as Mimikyu. Now, I'm just gonna point out that Cubone wears the skull of its dead mother so... well, that's a bit of a weird choice on Charmander's part.
It's easy to forget that the world doesn't run on social media, and nor does social media reflect the world. Ever since the news broke of a Hearthstone player, Chung 'Blitzchung' Ng Wai, using the platform of an eSports tournament to make a political statement about Hong Kong, the fallout has been intense. The player was punished by Blizzard, a decision that sparked internal protests at the developer and much disquiet within the wider gaming community, before a week later this decision was reversed: Blitzchung got to keep his prize money, and the suspension was reduced.
The opening scene of Skyrim has – whether for the reasons Todd Howard and his team wanted or not – become one of the most recognisable in all of videogaming. As you wind your seemingly endless way through the countryside around Helgen, the game’s first line – “Hey, you. You’re finally awake,” acts as your introduction to Bethesda’s enormous RPG.
“A smashing blast from the past” – that’s the proud boast from developer Vicarious Visions during 2017’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy's opening logos. It’s hard to argue with that brag. The N. Sane Trilogy, which remastered the first three Crash Bandicoot games from the PlayStation One era, was met with nostalgia-fuelled commercial success when it launched on the PS4 back in June 2017. Since then the N. Sane Trilogy has been ported to Xbox One, Switch and PC and has now sold over 10 million copies across all platforms. Not bad for Crash's first outing since 2010.