Tell someone that a video game can be considered a piece of art and the likelihood is they’ll either raise their eyebrows or just laugh at you.
Sony has revealed this week’s round of PlayStation Store deals, and they’re slim pickings. That’s hardly a surprise, though, considering we’re coming off the back of a massive, two-week sale that saw hundreds of PS4, PS3, Vita, and even PSPtitles drop in price. Still, players can find a couple of enticing deals on the digital store this week.
There’s always been something voyeuristic about sniping in video games. With a powerful rifle in hand, you’re perched in some bombed-out tower overlooking a Nazi-occupied town, your crosshairs fixated squarely on the head of an enemy soldier as he strides along his designated patrol route. He has no idea that with one pull of the trigger, you’re about to send a bullet careening through flesh and bone, snuffing out his young life in a single, gory instant. It’s in these moments, when an unaware enemy is trained in your sights and you take a deep breath before pulling the trigger on a skull-shattering killshot, that make Rebellion’s Sniper Elite such a devilish joy. Where the series has regularly faltered, however, is in the moments between these euphoric, long-range kills, where it has often been a cumbersome chore just to get around in a stealthy manner. With Sniper Elite 4, Rebellion has changed all that.
NetherRealm has been on a roll since 2011’s Mortal Kombatreboot, and with the release of Injustice 2, it’s come one step closer to perfecting its particular brand of fighting game. Injustice 2 is dense, deep, and refined, but also accessible to newcomers thanks to relatively simple move lists and a variety of rewarding new gameplay opportunities. The addition of gear makes the biggest splash in this regard, allowing you to craft a personalized hero or villain, both inside (with stat boosts) and outside (with elaborate costume upgrades)–all while maintaining the game’s balanced roster. There are some complications to gear management that may frustrate, but minor gripes aside, character growth and customization proves to be the biggest boon for an already strong fighting game set in a fractured DC Comics universe.
NetherRealm is planning a busy March for Mortal Kombat X. New DLC will be available for purchase next month, as will a new edition of the game. The Kombat Pack 2 DLC will include four new fighters, skin packs, as well as the Apocalypse pack and the new edition of the game, Mortal Kombat XL, for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will include everything.
Like many other online games, a match of Overwatch can be severely impacted by players who go idle, harass others, or otherwise exhibit what Blizzard broadly labels as “bad behavior.” Because of that, the developer has announced plans to more severely punish those who would ruin the experience for others.
The Lowriders: Custom Classics update on GTA Online is bringing the two more muscle cars to the game, the Vapid Slamvan and the Dundreary Virgo Classic. In addition to the to new cars, the Willard Faction, has a new upgrade style that will definitely take you to a new level.