Across a lifetime of playing video games, I think most often of these side quests: lost animals, medicine in need of delivering before the ingredients expire, underwear retrieved from a bedroom where it shouldn’t be, baby rats that must be fed every day, hiding a cursed fiance and his panicked bride in the nights before their wedding. All of these tiny stories are alleyways off the main drag of the quest, but ones I happily get lost down. I prefer a Cloud Strife who will stop to help a child in a slum find her lost cats to the one who would power through undeterred to his climactic battle. I prefer a Geralt who will gamely search for an old woman’s favourite frying pan or a Fallout 4 Sole Survivor who’ll assist a bunch of sailor robots as they launch their rusty ship for one last voyage. … [Read more...] about In video game stories, it’s often side quests that are most meaningful
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Evolving game Destiny 2: Forsaken – Bungie/Activision Fortnite – Epic Games/Epic Games Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment Sea of Thieves – Rare Ltd/Microsoft Studios Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft … [Read more...] about Bafta games awards 2019: God of War leads nominations
But what did we miss? So many games come out on so many different platforms now that even great ones can sometimes slip under the radar. Or is a game that our critics were lukewarm about your favourite of the year? We’ll run a companion list of our readers’ favourite games of 2018 between Christmas and New Year – but first we need to hear from you. … [Read more...] about Tell us: what was your favourite game of 2018?
Sony Pictures emails disclosed in December showed Arad was working on a Super Mario film with the studio, but it now seems he really wanted to create a broader story, using characters from several Nintendo games. Sony Pictures former co-chair, Amy Pascal, was evidently interested. Her emails refer back to meetings held last year between Arad and Nintendo bosses in Japan (when he suggested he was shortly to become “the proud father of Mario the animated film”). Two messages sent to Pascal, who stepped down shortly after the leaked emails appeared on Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks site, confirm Arad’s plan for an animated version of Nintendo’s “fan-service” fighting series. … [Read more...] about Game on: after Marvel’s Avengers, Nintendo’s stars could be next to hit the big screen
Picture this: you travel to the stadium, running a little late after having to wait until there were fewer than 12 people in front of you before you could get on a bus. Rushing in, you have your temperature taken by stadium security before meeting up with your friends, or at least waving to each other from a few seats away while you keep your distance from each other. … [Read more...] about Queues, temperature checks, no high-fives: will NRL fans go to the game amid Covid-19?