If you're a fan of arcade-style scrolling shoot-'em-ups, you may already know that the Xbox 360 was a bastion for the genre over the past several years. The platform hosted ports of popular Cave-developed games like DoDonPachi Resurrection, Mushihime-sama Futari, and Akai Katana, along with other notable import-only releases like Eschatos and Bullet Soul.
Hey, look, Destiny news! Remember Destiny? You know, one of the "winners" of the recycled crap party that was last year's holiday release line up? I sure do. I put over 100 billion hours into that game, and I'd like all but about 20 of them back. Oh, well. Destiny was, and I'm sure will once again be, my digital drug of choice.
Games for Windows Live might not be the best service on the planet, but it did provide gamers with opportunities to do some neat co-op stuff. In this case, unfortunately, we learned recently that Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition on Steamworks will not support its split screen co-op mod previously available on Games For Windows Live.
Braving the harsh landscapes of Siberia for just half an hour is hard enough, but it's looking like the sadists over on the Warface development team are gearing up to push their poor players even further. Their latest update introduces the Marathon co-op mode, which links together the three previously untethered missions that formed the "Operation Cold Front" storyline.
Games with Gold has gone nuclear. Maybe they heard the cries of impoverished co-op gamers everywhere. Maybe somebody down at Microsoft accidentally hit the "Slash Prices" button. Maybe it's been a while since the last Steam sale and everybody's getting really antsy around all these full priced games. Regardless of the reason, both the Xbox One and the 360 are getting tons of love this month with some sick discounts on killer co-op games.
Many PC gamers out there have been waiting for quite some time to obtain their version of Grand Theft Auto V, which is soon to arrive on their platform later this month. In building to the hype, a bunch of high resolution PC screenshots were released to show off just how sweet their version of the game will look.
Ah, summer. Sitting on porches. Sweet tea. Hiking. Pulling off million dollar heists in the sweltering Mississipi heat. Walks around the park. Payday 2 "Butcher's BBQ Pack" DLC. Golfing. Picnics off of small-town dirt roads. Watching your nephew's little league games and throwing a corn dog at the umpire. Walking your dog around the neighborhood. Ice cream. Filling up a hot tub with twenty dollar bills and pretending to drown in your own wealth.
The often touted PC "master race" will finally get a crack at Grand Theft Auto V come APril 14th next month. Yes, the game might be a year and a half old on the 360 and PS3, but alas PC gamers can get a taste for the low low price of $59.99. (That's uh, the MSRP).
Xbox Live Gold subscribers will receive a collection of acclaimed co-op games free of charge next month as the Games With Gold program doubles up on its slate of regularly scheduled freebies.
Minecraft owners with an Xbox system sure do get some lovely prizes from time to time. Most of these arrive in the form of reskin packs that transform your worlds into wild new playgrounds. We've had a taste of The Simpsons, jumped into Star Wars a time or two, and even unwrapped a few holiday presents in the form of Santa and his elves. The latest pack ditches licensed works in favor of something much more simple: patterns. Pretty, pretty patterns.