A Dynamic, Co-Op Campaign Leads the Way for Call of Duty: Black Ops III
In the future, you’ll be able to control robots with your mind. Well, not your mind, exactly, but your Cyber Core – a piece of cybernetic technology tied into your brain stem. In Call of Duty: Black Ops III, modern super-soldiers use their Cyber Cores in tandem with other cybernetic augments to dominate on the battlefield, leaping enormous distances, sending shock waves on their landing, and yes, taking over robotic drones and using them against the enemy. You’ll still have plenty of awesome firearms to choose from, of course; this is a Call of Duty game, after all. But you won’t have to rely on bullets (or grenades, rockets, etc.) alone. In fact, you won’t need to rely on anything alone, since Black Ops III allows for complete, four-way cooperative gameplay throughout its main campaign, either locally or online.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Celebrates Fans by Remastering Their Gears Tattoos
Few gaming communities can claim to match the passion and level of fan devotion of the Gears of War faithful. Since Gears of War first debuted in 2006, legions of Gears Nation fans have tattooed the COG Omen, iconic Lancer, or even Marcus Fenix himself permanently onto their skin. With last week's announcement of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the first Gears is back at its best, and looking better than ever on Xbox One and Windows 10. Seeing as how it's been 9 years since Gears of War first made its mark on gaming, we thought this would also be a perfect time to remaster the tattoos of Gears fans. They may have faded over the last decade, but their amazing Gears memories certainly haven’t.
Unravel: Physics-based Platforming and Puzzling with a Yarn-based Twist
Much like Ori and the Blind Forest, Limbo, and other beautiful, atmospheric puzzle-platformers, Unravel is packed with personality and has style to spare. Unlike those titles – or any other game, for that matter – Electronic Arts’ charming new indie title is inspired by a Björk song lyric. According to developer Coldwood Interactive's Creative Director Martin Sahlin, hearing the Icelandic star sing “While you're away my heart comes undone and slowly unravels in a ball of yarn...” sparked his imagination and spawned Yarny, Unravel's stringy protagonist.
Cuphead Will Kill You With Cuteness
“Cute but deadly” doesn’t even begin to describe Cuphead. The ID@Xbox darling is getting in front of the public here at E3 2015 and they’re learning what we’ve been saying all year: Cuphead is the most stylish, adorable, funny game around. And it’s so fun and challenging it hurts. If Max Flesicher took a break from Betty Boop cartoons and decided to make a Contra game, it’d look something like Cuphead. Embodying the cartoons of the 1930s, the game pops with more charisma than even the cartoons it’s paying homage to. Giant cuckoo clocks, friendly (and not-so-friendly) animals, and two bizarre heroes whose craniums are dishware all contribute to the game’s standout style.
Six Rare Replay Titles We Can’t Wait to Replay
Let’s take a moment and join in a collective slow clap for the announcement of Rare Replay on the Xbox One. This collection doesn’t just mean the return of 30 classic titles on a new-generation console. It also means that old-timers like us get to trip down memory lane and relive the wonder days of after-school game sessions and having to fight overbearing siblings for use of the controller. Of all Rare’s great titles, these six stand out most in our personal memories – some for being addictive, some for being revolutionary, and one for being an unending source of childhood trauma. (We’re looking at you, Battletoads.) We’re looking forward to playing all 30 games in the package, but these are the six we’re looking forward to the most.