I don’t like the current market saturation of military shooters. I think they’re mostly brown and boring, while the emphasis on multiplayer leaves me even more disinterested. When I read our preview for Spec Ops: The Line, however, I couldn’t help but grow curious, given the promise of a strong narrative focus and a much more ambiguous presentation of warfare. After all, while I’m not too keen on most modern war games, I do love a lot of war films or literature -- there are interesting things to say about the human condition everywhere, but perhaps especially in times of war.
Take-Two held its quarterly earnings call today to report on the end of its fourth-quarter and fiscal year. The company finished the year at a loss, but there were many bright spots to be optimistic about. Of particular note,...more
There was a rocky period there where I wasn't so sure 2K would keep the XCOM shooter going. To hear that it's back, albeit with new branding, and still looks more or less like what I was hoping to get out of the game in its ...more
Following the huge success of last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, the latest entry to the now revitalized franchise. Developer 2K Marin is bringing us an origin story set at the start of the a...more