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GamesTM No. 176

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in this issue

1 min.

Where will we find the time? So many games are packed into this issue and even though we’ve highlighted 100 of them, there could have been more. But where will we find the time? If you’re a single-console stalwart then that at least narrows things down a little, as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii U have some fine additions, expansions and unlikely sequels to enjoy in the coming months. If you’re a PC gamer then you’re probably the happiest and most time-poor of them all, with so many recent game announcements confirming what we have believed; PC gaming is back in a big way. But I think what stands out as you look through the 100 Hottest New Games that we’ve selected this issue, is that they appear to be leaning on…

9 min.
xbox battles back

“If you don’t own a 4K-ready television, or have an immediate plan to purchase one, Microsoft is advising you to either stick with the Xbox One” You know the playbook that console makers have consulted since 1972 to release and control the flow of new hardware? Yeah, Microsoft is tearing it up. The eighth-console generation is effectively over, just three years after the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ushered it into existence. In fact, the idea of a ‘console generation’ itself is finished, in the traditional sense, at least. Ultimately, the state of the market forced Microsoft’s hand to pull something drastic. Sony is sitting pretty with over 40 million units sold – double that of the Xbox One. Third-party games routinely look and perform worse than their equivalents on that…

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killer new initiatives

CREATE A CLUB •Did you play Halo 2 online? Do you remember how it integrated clans directly into its multiplayer system, letting you forge your own little community of like-minded gamers? We’ve been waiting for it to be integrated into the Xbox proper for years. Microsoft is finally delivering, giving players a private space to connect “with people who have similar play styles, personal interests and values.” LOOKING FOR GROUP •Gaming has become inherently focused around multiplayer and co-op in the last three years – almost every release has it in one fashion or another. But finding players to play with can be a chore. No longer will this be the case, as Microsoft adds a ‘Looking For Group’ feature directly into the Xbox One dashboard, designed to connect you with other players…

3 min.
xbox chief talks scorpio, vr and indie games

How do you feel fans have reacted to the big Xbox announcements this year? On the positive side, forgetting about anything individually that we said, I think our Xbox fans were happy to see Xbox leading in hardware innovation and taking a leadership role in the industry on what we’re trying to do. That’s what I’m hearing from Xbox fans – I’m not saying we are doing that or not, but you asked about social sentiment – and that’s what I’ve heard, which is great. I think people love the line-up of games that are shipping this year. We were definitive about dates and when things are coming and I think that was strong. In terms of questions, people want to know ‘Hey, if I have an Xbox One now, am I…

2 min.
just how much better is the ps4 neo?

While Sony didn’t show up to E3 with its new 4K PlayStation, its presence was still felt and its existence confirmed. The PlayStation 4 Neo, as it has come to be known, also referred to as the PS4K or PS4.5, will be an incremental upgrade on the current machine, not a replacement for it. Much like Microsoft’s plan for Project Scorpio, it’s intended to offer players an upgraded option for a new console, with current machines remaining in circulation as a budget choice. Here’s what to expect with the new system… NEW TECH: 8GB GDDR5 MEMORY COMPARISON: Actually, it’s the same WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Interesting to note that PS4 Neo is likely to have the same RAM as the original machine, however it could run at 218GB per second rather than its…

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why i love... dark souls

“There is one aspect of it that I believe deserves more celebration: the creature design” DAVE CROOKS, DESIGNER, DODGE ROLL GAMES “I almost hesitate to say it, given its notoriety in the past couple of years but the truth is that I think the original Dark Souls is the best videogame of all time. There is little I can say that has not already been said about it, but there is one aspect of it that I believe deserves more celebration: the creature design. From Software’s enemies and bosses are truly uncanny. They are always bizarrely familiar but at the same time you’ve never seen anything quite like them. They are often repulsive but somehow distinguished. Couple that with some of the best animations in the industry and it’s no wonder…