Somehow, somewhere, a version of Tetris had a botched launch. A French revolutionary’s faceflesh slid away from their hair and teeth. A beloved multiplayer console FPS became a hated multiplayer FPS console FPS. Here’s the how and why.
I attempted to reach out to the devs behind Tetris Ultimate, AC: Unity and The Master Chief Collection, but they were (understandably) unresponsive. “Colin,” however, provided me with a great Q&A you can fully see here: (edited for anonymity): http://i.imgur.com/VGsQJSm.png
“When Big Games Launch Badly:” http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/231661/When_big_games_launch_badly_Breaking_the_vicious_cycle.php
What the heck is wrong with Tetris PS4? (IGN): http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/12/17/what-the-heck-is-wrong-with-tetris-ps4
Tetris Ultimate PS4 Issues Update (IGN): http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/12/18/tetris-ultimate-ps4-issues-update
Canadian Press on glitchy games: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/nfl/glitchy-games-of-2014-from-assassins-creed-to-watch-dogs/vp-BBgCii3
Happy new year, because 2014 sure was dumb.
Games and stuff:
Shovel Knight: http://store.steampowered.com/app/250760/
Super Smash Bros. 4: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/HPp-wrUaZHOKvK_GzCJ9eDkIom6x_TEA
GAME OF THE YEAR 420BLAZEIT: http://www.gameoftheyear420blazeit.com/
Maybe in a few years, you too can review The Crew 2: Electric Crewgaloo too!
The Crew on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/241560/
But you might like this one instead: http://store.steampowered.com/app/33440/
“America, Fuck Yeah!” Instrumental: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zexgc7CN3f8
What happens when video games dish out a harsh dose of reality or thoughtful introspection towards their most familiar theme?
Gotta plug This War of Mine again. Because war’s never been so much fun: http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/
Check out ARMA 2/3 on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/sub/4639 and http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/107410/
And then check out Dslyecxi’s channel to glimpse the game’s potential: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dslyecxi
Papers, Please: http://store.steampowered.com/app/239030/
Dev interview: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/214036
“One Year In Hell:” http://www.silverdoctors.com/one-year-in-hellsurviving-a-full-shtf-collapse-in-bosnia/
“War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict:” http://www.amazon.com/War-Play-Video-Future-Conflict/dp/0544031563/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417706978&sr=1-1&keywords=war+play
1994 BBC Sarajevo Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kuCAOlQSEA
It’s not quite bad enough to be “Far Cry 3 with elephants,” so instead it’s “Far Cry 3 but slightly better.” Which is totally okay!
Far Cry 4 is on Steam (but then it turns into uPlay) here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/298110/
Whether the guilt trip works on you or not, you just can’t hate on good game design.
This War of Mine is on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/
This video uses music from http://incompetech.com/
Last week was “Call of Duty: With a Double Jump.” This week is “Civilization V: With Aliens.”
Civilization: Beyond Earth is on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/65980/
“Call of Duty With A Double Jump” is the eleventh Call of Duty game. It is the first Call of Duty game with a double jump, and we have reached a point where that is now a major feature.
The one thing I learned most about Door Kickers during this review is that it looks pretty freaking neat in slow-motion.
Door Kickers on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/248610/
How could I not name a video about 120-144fps gaming “Maximum Hertz”!?