Category Archives: SteamBox
Valve and Turtle Rock lift the lid on their new co-op shooter
Today Game Informer showed off their latest cover showcasing Valve and Turtle Rock’s new game, Evolve. The game is a multiplayer shooter where four players take on the role of hunters, and one becomes the Goliath, each aiming for the destruction of the other.
The inevitable clash of the two forces takes centre stage in the “Hunt” game mode, based around a simple but effective storyline. The four human ‘hunters’ are tasked with protecting various planet’s population and resources from wild beasts and monsters. Enter the Goliath, a creature that can feed on wildlife to ‘level up’, growing in power and physical size. At its final level, the Goliath takes the form of a 30ft monster capable of huge destruction. Oh, and it can breathe fire, too.
The Steam Machines of CES 2014
Valve’s huge Steam Machine lineup for 2014!
by Jayden Perry
At the 2014 Consumer Electronic Expo, Valve and its partners have revealed thirteen Steam machines alongside the Steam Box, currently in beta for three hundred testers. These new machines vary in specifications and cost; from next gen console comparable models to absolute powerhouses, all running Valve’s new Steam OS.
All of these models will be available by the end of 2014 according to the product developers.
Call of Duty vs. Battlefield: How Gamers Ruin Both… and Gaming
When competition ruins appreciation
by Michael Gilbert
© 2013 Michael Gilbert
This shooter is realistic because head shots kill people in one shot, this racer is awesome because my Camaro sounds really loud (just like Dad’s—for those of us with dads that have Camaros), this Mario game is fun because it makes funny sounds and I laughed my ass off (LMFAO for you more apt readers).
We also make comparisons based on games we did or didn’t like before.
Halo is better than Quake because the graphics are better, or, for a more ignorant comparison, World of Warcraft is the worst game ever “’cuz only nerds play that game. YOLO. Swagg.”
But what we fail to do is recognize the smaller accomplishments that actually construct a game’s ‘personality’, as I like to call it.
Something that comparing a game to another simply just can’t do.
What’s Next for Call of Duty?
The future examined
by Kent Sobey
©2013 Kent Sobey
Well, it’s about that time of year again since they seem to do their announcements around April or May, so I thought I would give it another shot.
I came close last time (granted, I used the scatter gun approach by guessing several different options) but it might be a little trickier this time because the Modern Warfare franchise has come to an end (or has it?).
So, what are the options?