2012-May-31The publisher believes it's ready for the next generation, but says 2012 will be the best in its history
Few questions in the discussion of videogames are more slippery than, ‘What is a game?’ Many have attempted to nail down a definition that’s specific enough to be useful, while also being broad enough to be able accommodate the many forms that exist. but eventually, inevitably, every definition is met with a ‘game’ that tests its boundaries.
Until recently, there were a few attributes that seemed so fundamental to what a game is that they appeared unquestionable: choice, interaction, challenge, and an emphasis on systems. essentially, something to do.
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off next week, running from June 5 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. As always, we'll have extensive, in-depth coverage of the conference and all the big announcements, but in the meantime here's our guide to some of the highlights we're expecting from the biggest event on the videogame calendar. All times are BST.
You can tell by a certain look in each member of the development team’s eyes that the staff at Zemimax Online are already tired of explaining that there will be no dragons in The Elder Scrolls Online. There will, however, be monsters, and plenty of them, since combat lies at the heart of the game’s design.
Forget far-future super-soldiers, the armies of hell, or even the staggering horsepower of next year’s Ferrari: Gauge puts you in charge of nothing more spectacular than an expanding line, and the results are astonishingly entertaining.
The Elder Scrolls Online is our lead preview, and cover star, for issue 242 of Edge, due to land in UK newsagents on June 6.
We take a detailed look at how Zenimax Online Studios has handled the challenge of turning the continent of Tamriel, a land hitherto tuned to the needs of the lone adventurer, into a place for many heroes to explore.
2012-May-31Put on your detective hat and help uncover the secret of a lowly bank clerk in Cheatbusters! You have been hired by a woman to discover the truth of her beloved man. She became suspicious after seeing receipts for expensive jewelry that he had purchased. As you dive into the case, you find that it is more complicated and interesting than you thought. Will you be able to solve the case?