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Gears of War Ultimate Edition Visual Analysis – Xbox One vs. Xbox 360
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Gears of War Ultimate Edition Visual Analysis – Xbox One vs. Xbox 360

When one looks back on Epic Games’ first Gears of War which released in 2006, it isn’t hard to see how the game changed the way we look at third person shooters. Granted, not all of its mechanics were completely original – it’s often been cited by designer Cliff Bleszinski has a mash of Resident Evil 4’s over-the-shoulder aiming and Kill Switch’s cover system – but it was the overall result which paved the way for games with cover mechanics.

Investigative noir with Blues & Bullets
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Investigative noir with Blues & Bullets

Streaks of white and black clash together in grainy noir, highlighted with the occasional crimson red. Eliot Ness is a despondent retired cop. He once served Al Capone with a jail sentence. Now he is now serving greasy spoon dinners to the ineffectual police force that replaced him. That is until duty calls and he becomes a pawn in Capone’s own investigation replete with missing children, grotesque demonic creatures, and the Mafia.

Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain’s Controversial And Dark Themes Have Not Been Toned Down
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Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain’s Controversial And Dark Themes Have Not Been Toned Down

Ever since Metal Gear Solid 5 was announced back in 2012, Hideo Kojima made it clear that he is handling mature, dark and taboo themes in The Phantom Pain. These dark themes were strongly touched upon in Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain. This resulted into a bit of controversy which led many to believe that Kojima will tone them down in The Phantom Pain.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Will Feature Some of The Best Boss Battles In The Series, Has Plenty of Cutscenes
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Metal Gear Solid 5 Will Feature Some of The Best Boss Battles In The Series, Has Plenty of Cutscenes

If there is one thing we don’t know much about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, it’s the boss battles. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater arguably had the boss fights in the series. So will the boss fights in The Phantom Pain surpass the ones we fought in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater? Konami’s Robert Allen Peeler believes that the boss fights in The Phantom Pain will be one of the best in the series.

Mortal Kombat X won’t be coming to Xbox 360 or PS3
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Mortal Kombat X won’t be coming to Xbox 360 or PS3

Mortal Kombat X originally launched back in April for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and we absolutely loved it, praising the visual fidelity as well as the surprisingly well-written story. However, it appears that this level of quality could not be matched in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, and publisher Warner Bros. has decided to cancel them completely.

Watch the Hitman “Showstopper” gameplay demo, fresh from PAX Prime – games.on.net
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Watch the Hitman “Showstopper” gameplay demo, fresh from PAX Prime – games.on.net

As usual IO Interactive is hoping to grant the player freedom of approach, and in the video you’ll see plenty of nods to the stealth and disguise gameplay we know and love. Let’s hope it’s all a bit less A to B than Absolution, eh? Hitman, which has no subtitle, launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on December 8, although content will continue rolling out for several months after launch.

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