Tim Rogers Hilariously Dissects Red Dead 2

Personally speaking I think Rockstar’s latest open world game Red Dead Redemption 2 is sublime and a shining example of how games are overtaking movies and TV as a form of immersive storytelling.

Yes I have questioned why I’ve spent time stacking virtual bales of hay or lifting virtual sacks of grain or rooting through a virtual chest of drawers for a virtual tin of hair pomade, but the detail, story and level of immersion has me utterly fixated.

That being said there are problems in Red Dead 2 and who better to highlight these than Kotaku’s very own sardonic Tim Rogers. Just let this man review every game from now on.

48 Mins Of Cyberpunk 2077

Here’s 48 glorious minutes of gameplay footage of the forthcoming, highly anticipated, RPG game Cyberpunk 2077.

The game has been developed and published CD Projekt, the company responsible for the hugely successful Witcher game series, and is adapted from the popular tabletop board game Cyberpunk 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 features a massive, sprawling open world dystopian setting known as Night City, an American megacity located in the Free State of California, where your main character will explore, on foot or in a vehicle interacting with his/her surroundings over six different regions. The game has you play as a customisable mercenary, meaning you can upgrade your limbs with technology, who will navigate through the city’s underworld.

 

Battlefield V Trailer Pushed Bro Gamers Over The Edge.

Last night, live on YouTube the new Battlefield game trailer was revealed and like everything nowadays there soon followed much foaming at the mouth and spitting of rage.

A certain section of gamers and fans of the series went apocalyptic over the use of a female character in the trailer, raging at the developers for being ‘historically inaccurate’ with the new content, because it featured a woman.

Last night, live on YouTube the new Battlefield game trailer was revealed and like everything nowadays there soon followed much foaming at the mouth and spitting of rage.

A certain section of gamers and fans of the series went apocalyptic over the use of a female character in the trailer, raging at the developers for being ‘historically inaccurate’ with the new content, because it featured a woman.

It didn’t matter that tanks careered through buildings, trucks were dropping out of the sky, planes were crashing all around whilst soldiers, complete with facepaint, biker jackets, mohawk hair and metal prosthetic hands were jumping through top floor windows unscathed. No, these excessive, disproportionate details were fine, it was the inclusion of a female character which shat all over every aspect of the ‘historical accuracy’ this game was selling.

It’s a fucking video game with over-the-top action which is engineered to excite and entertain the player and the only true way this can be achieved is when reality is detached. Unsurpisingly the trailer took a beating on social media with bro-gamers using the hashtags #genderfield and #notmybattlefield.

Fans, who weren’t gagging on their toxic masculinity, were delighted to learn that the new Battlefield game won’t have a pay to win system or premium pass, meaning loot boxes won’t feature and once you buy the game any additional content will be free. Personally we can’t wait to see more.

Battlefield V is scheduled for release on Ocotber 19th.

Trailer For Watch Dogs 2 Is Mind Blowing.

Here’s the first official video for Ubisoft’s game Watch Dogs 2, an open world sequel to Watch Dogs released in 2014.

As you can see from the trailer the graphics look utterly amazing and the attention to detail is clear for all to see, but we’ll have to wait until November to find out just how much of the demonstrated footage will alter from actual gameplay.

The plot of Watch Dogs 2 rattles along like so:

Following Chicago, San Francisco becomes the next city to install the ctOS surveillance system, (the Central Operating System), which connects everyone with everything. The game features a new protagonist named Marcus Holloway, who is a young, intelligent hacker wrongly framed for a crime he did not commit when he was still a child by the upgraded ctOS system, ctOS 2.0, which connects his personal information to the crime. Realizing the system brings harm to the innocent citizens of San Francisco, he decides to work with the hacking group DedSec to take down the city’s ctOS 2.0, and Blume, the creator of the ctOS system

Watch Dogs 2 is slated for general release on on November 15th

The New Call Of Duty Will Be Set In Space.

Here’s the first official trailer for this year’s forthcoming Call Of Duty game and this time developers have embraced the game’s previous futuristic settings and are going one further, by launching players into space.

Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be a first person shooter but with added aerial combat for gamers to engage with, (as evidenced by the trailer above), and will feature zero gravity environments throughout.

Judging from the trailer COD: Infinite Warfare looks set to boldly go where no other COD has gone before…sorry.

 

Fallout 4 Wanderer Trailer Is A Work Of Art.

I’ve been counting down the days, like a man trapped in a vault awaiting his release, for when I get my hands on the apocalyptic, open world game Fallout 4.

If watching a clock wasn’t frustrating enough game developer Bethesda have gone and released an eye-wateringly, beautiful live-action teaser trailer called The Wanderer.

Now my fevered thoughts are no longer about the game but of the prospect of a live-action movie adaptation of the game. Just look at this trailer!

Fallout 4 is due for release on PS4, XBOX One and PC on

 

The Longest Recorded Highway Pile-Up On GTA V.

It starts with a simple motorcycle crash on a highway which then culminates in a five minute long pile-up with explosions, crashes and general mayhem.

This video was recorded by gamer Michael Snajczuk, who simply sat back and observed the madness unfold in front of him.