October 2013 Archives

Battle Tested

After 15 years, it's immensely pleasurable to see just how far Pokémon has evolved since its 8-bit origins on the Game Boy

By Julian Vankim
October 31, 2013 6:53 AM |
After 15 years and five installments, Game Freak has released a sixth edition to the Pokémon canon of games that originated with Red/Blue and finds itself present today in Pokémon X/Y. As with past entries, much of the formula will be familiar to series regulars, but X/Y also adds a plethora of fresh content to keep fans and newbies alike excited. X/Y is technically two separate games, ... [Read]

Grand Theft Auto V: Mayhem Meets Masterpiece

GTA V is an art form spread across a digital state, a breathtaking, jaw-dropping, mind-melting experience

By Rhuaridh Marr
October 18, 2013 8:47 AM |
What is there to say about Grand Theft Auto V that hasn't already been said? Rockstar's magnum opus has crushed every competitor, dominated every sales chart, consumed every gaming forum and proliferated itself across the Internet to near-saturation point. Racking up $2.5 billion in sales, with that number still rising, garnering seven Guinness world records and outselling its predecessors by a ... [Read]

Batman: Arkham Origins, successor to the thoroughly excellent Arkham Asylum and its sequel Arkham City, launches on October 25, and Warner Bros. has released the official TV spot that will air in the run-up to release. It's all-CGI and fairly short, but offers an emotional look into the growth of Bruce Wayne as he transforms from young and innocent, into ... [Read]

Get ready to lose yourself in yet another avian-oriented mobile game -- Angry Birds GO! is launching December 11th. The addictive, annoyed birds continue their meteoric rise in popularity with a rather left-of-field concept, launching as a kart racer in the style of Mario Kart. Available for free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10, Angry Birds ... [Read]

Grand Theft Auto V continues its stratospheric rise to the top of the entertainment charts, with this week's revelation that the title now holds seven Guiness World Records. On sale for just three weeks, GTA V has already generated more revenue than massive movies such as The Avengers and Avatar -- the latter of which currently holds the title ... [Read]

Already exhausted everything GTA V has to offer? Seriously? Wow. I'm impressed. Anyway, now, Rockstar is giving you even more ways to interact with the world of San Andreas -- GTA Online, the multiplayer component of GTA V, is live and available to download on PS3 and Xbox 360. The update brings a wealth of content to the game, ... [Read]