As we celebrate our 10th Birthday here at Reticule Towers, we’re going to take a chance to look at our favourite games of the Reticule Years. There are few, if any, rules set for what we will write about. So hit the break, and see what we have chosen as Our Favourite Games of The Reticule Years.
Had your turkey yet? Waiting for your turkey? Either way, if you aren’t busy eating on this Christmas Day, take a peak at Our Games of the Year here at Reticule Towers…
As we roll ever closer to Christmas, we have one last edition of Our Year in Games to share with you before we bring you Our Games of the Year on Christmas Day. If you’re reading that on Christmas Day, then you don’t have enough Christmas dinner to eat. With that, let us move on with Our Year in Games…
I covered all the nastiness that has been going on recently in my Editorial from Friday night, so I won’t dwell on that. I think the big news from the past week was the announcement from Nintendo that they are releasing a new model of the 3DS and 3DSXL…which is an interesting proposition. The new machine features a second analogue stick which the handheld has been crying out for since launch along with NFC capabilities which will let the device work with Nintendo’s new Amiibo figurines. There is also the small factor of an upgraded CPU, which in turn means that the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles port will only be available on the new and improved machine. That doesn’t sound very Nintendo-like to be, previous hardware revisions for the 3DS have all been fully compatible with each other. I foresee this causing a lot of confusion if more games go the way of Xenoblade. Even worse, we won’t see the new 3DS machines until next year here in Europe.
Once you have digested that disappointment, why not hit the break to check the latest edition of Our Week in Games.
Nazi’s to shoot? Check.
Massive list of secrets to find? Check
Action-packed adventures? Check.
Welcome to the Verdict on Wolfenstein: The New Order, do you need to read any more after that intro?
This past week has seen the release of two massive games, one is cross-platform and cross-generation while the other is a first party exclusive. I am of course talking about Watch_Dogs and Mario Kart 8, detailed words on both will be forthcoming in the coming weeks. I do want to say that the Twitter reaction I’ve read so far has been decidedly more positive towards Nintendo’s racer than the Ubisoft open world hackathon. I’m certainly interested in reading more of what the team have to say aboutWatch_Dogs later this week in our group thoughts.
With that, I wish you an enjoyable week ahead and hope you enjoy our latest Week in Games.
The introduction to this Sunday’s edition of Our Week in Games is going to take a quick glance at some Sony related news bits. First up is word from Drive Club developers to Eurogamer about progress on the much delayed game and micro-transactions for cars. I’m sure some will be up in arms about paying for individual cars, but it doesn’t sound like a deal-breaker as you will still win freebies when progressing through the ranks.
The other, more important news is that Sony are already selling the PlayStation 4 for a profit, something which doesn’t normally happen until much deeper into a consoles lifespan. Additionally, around half of the 7 million PlayStation 4 owners are using PlayStation Plus which adds a nice bit of change to Sony’s bank account each month.
Now the business has been dealt with, why not read on to Our Week in Games.
It’s always fun to come up with random new names for news roundups, they’re the biggest challenge we here at Reticule Towers are faced with. Either that or trying to find the time in the hyper-connected world of our lives to write as much as we want.
If that introduction didn’t get you excited, why not hit the break for word on Watch Dogs, Wolfenstein and some other AAA goodness.
If you want to go to just one place to find embedded videos for all of the latest games, then you’ve found the right place as this evening, I bring videos for Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs and more! What are you waiting for? Hit the break to check out some new(ish) videos with differing levels of editorialisation.
As I write this report on Day Three at the Expo, I realise that the morning has faded away into a blur and I find myself extremely thankful for the notes I made on my tablet this morning. I don’t think I would have remembered what happened without those notes.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D, Bethesda have released the game as a free-to-play browser game. Just head here and enjoy some classic FPS action. The above video features iD’s John Carmack talk through the development of the game. What are you waiting for? Getting playing soldier.