1UP’s PlayStation 4 Roundtable: Opinions, Analysis, and Community Reactions

Jose Otero: At the PlayStation event, Sony showed some of the best and worst kept secrets in the gaming industry. We all got our first peek at the PlayStation 4’s controller and the rumored social features, like the ability to allow other users to spectate the games you’re currently playing.

Five Great Aliens Alternatives to Colonial Marines

Feature Share it: Tweet Five Great Aliens Alternatives to Colonial Marines Bummed by how uneven Gearbox’s new shooter turned out to be? Soothe your pain with its best predecessors. By: Jeremy Parish February 13, 2013 Despite a few misgivings about Aliens: Colonial Marines, we had high hopes that it would finally give us the faithful first-person shooter adaptation of the films we’ve been pining after for so many years.

Rayman Legends Going Multiplatform Lets Down Wii U Owners And Nintendo

Rayman Legends was, for myself and many others, a major reason to pick up a Wii U early on. Although it was known more than a month in advance of the system’s launch that Legends would be coming in the first quarter of 2013, rather than in November as originally planned, it had been a game touted as a Wii U exclusive for some time. It seemed inevitable that it would eventually come to other platforms, but it would still be a game that could only be had on Wii U for a period of time, and it would only be on Wii U that you could take advantage of the GamePad-specific features.

Sly Cooper’s Alarmingly Quiet Launch Emphasizes the Need for Change

You might not know it, but Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was released today.

The Odyssey of Skulls of the Shogun

Feature Share it: Tweet The Odyssey of Skulls of the Shogun Developer 17-bit gives us a look behind the scenes at their darling turn-based strategy game. By: Jose Otero January 31, 2012 It’s a sunny and brisk winter morning in Seattle on January 14, 2013 as Jake Kazdal arrives at his independent game studio, 17-bit. I find a few of his employees huddled around a small TV as they start their workday with an impromptu session of Steel Battalion for the original Xbox.

An (Admittedly Futile) Cry for Less Annualization And More Breathing Room

It is something we see far more often than many of us would like: A game hits it big and the publisher responsible for it proceeds to annualize it or, at the very least, provide each subsequent release with little breathing room before yet another follow-up is released. The short-term rewards for doing so promote a temptation to exploit series in a way that can be harmful to the quality of the games in question and the series as a whole.

Looking Ahead to Respawn’s Debut Game (Hopefully) Taking a Step Beyond Call of Duty

This spring will mark three years since Respawn Entertainment was established by Jason West and Vince Zampella, the founders of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward.

Inevitability Rears Its Head as Call of Duty Sales May Be Lower Than Usual

The videogame industry lacks any single, reliable sales tracker, particularly when accounting for digital sales, which is absolutely crucial for getting a full picture of the industry.

Black Friday Videogame Deals – 2012 Edition

Thanksgiving is now just a day away here in the United States, but what many people are looking forward to is the crazy shopping day that ensues the following day.

Wii U Hardware Review: A Solid, if Imperfect, Start

The Wii U has arrived! We’ve said plenty about it already, so let’s just skip the preamble and jump right into the main event: Our Wii U hardware review.