I really liked 2011’s Gears of War 3 – hell, I'm quoted on the back of the game box calling it “the epic finale to a genre-defining series” – but once the shooty, bloody action trilogy had come to an end, once I’d cried my manly tears at the demise of brave soldier Dominic Santiago, once I'd hung up my chainsaw rifle and walked off into the sunset,
Become the Batman? Pull off a diamond heist? Create works of digital art in virtual space one minute, while doing mind-numbing office photocopying the next?
I’ve riddled cars with machine gun bullets in a high-speed freeway gun battle, served slushees from behind the counter of a convenience store, blown up tanks on a holographic battlefield and solved a dastardly death in the family as the one and only Batman.
I’ve seen samurais and Vikings fighting way off in the distance. I’ve seen the sun-drenched beaches of Madagascar, dappled in breathtaking afternoon light. I’ve seen eye-searing explosions tear apart undead creatures crawling out of inky black shadows.
In the very awful Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Capt. Kirk and friends are led by a fast-talking Vulcan to the centre of the galaxy, where they’re told they’ll see the face of God. Instead, they find a deceptive alien entity that tries to steal from them and hurt them.
The future’s so bright, Adam Jensen’s gotta wear shades. Cybernetic shades that flick over his mechanical eyes, to go along with the bionic limbs, the artificial organs and the computer software humming inside his techno-organic nervous system.
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I lift off from an alien world after a successful expedition spent mining precious minerals, and point my sleek starship at a space station many hundreds of thousands of kilometres away.
Inside is a game we’re going to be talking about for a very long time.
With all due respect to old-school Madonna, we’re not living in a material world anymore. Our reality is becoming a whole lot more virtual.
A nameless villager in Square Enix’s latest epic JRPG describes the end layer as “the unchanging world,” and alludes to the despair it stirs in people.
Like a kid who has spent all his allowance money at the arcade, it’s time to shuffle out into the eye-searing sunshine and head for home.
This is a long, long way from the beaches of Normandy.
As a kid, I always wanted to be a superhero, fly an X-Wing fighter or gun down alien monsters on a distant world. Now, technology is finally catching up to my childhood imagination. And it’s pretty damn cool.
Take a deep breath, Zelda fans. Things are going to get wild.
Go small or go home.
I’ve never felt more apprehensive about playing a game than I did this week when I finally broke down and fired up Overwatch.
To E3, or not to E3? That seems to be the question.
If there’s one thing Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson wants to do in a video game and in real life, it’s beat two teams — the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers.