No Straight Roads, the flamboyant music-based action-adventure from Final Fantasy 15 lead game designer Wan Hazmer, will now come to Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 25th August. No Straight Roads is the work of Hazmer's studio Metronomik, where it's been in development for around three years, and was initially set to release tomorrow, […]
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This article is part of a new initiative on IGN where we spend a whole month exploring topics we find interesting in the world of video games. June is Icons Month, where we’re profiling iconic video game industry figures, characters, series, and themes.
John and Brenda Romero are talking to me from separate rooms in their home, but both are surrounded by nerdy detritus, lovingly collected: a couple of pinball machines, a jumble of computer parts. “If you're looking at the screen to John's right,” says Brenda, “that’s an Apple II that hopefully is going to start running again. And behind John to his left are three boxes of old Apple II five-and-a-quarter disks, one of which includes the source code from Autoduel from Origin.”
The Apple II and The Icon of Sin The weekend prior they’d gone through the disks together. This is the kind of family activity the Romeros enjoy, and one that bonded them together in the first place. The pair first met in 1987, fleetingly, while Brenda, then working at Sir-tech Sofware, visited Origin Systems where John was employed (Sir-Tech was showing off the latest Wizardry game, Origin was showing off the latest Ultima.) He fixed a computer she was to be stationed at, which was reportedly broken. “It just needed to be turned on,” Brenda recalls. But because they were, as Brenda quotes, both “hardcore nerds,” their paths continued to cross in the (then) burgeoning video game industry. Minus John’s rockstar period after his string of hits between 1990 and 1993 in Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, and Doom, respectively (“I wasn't going to surf through the people to talk to the Icon of Sin”, says Brenda), they were close friends for years.
“We are both overly fascinated about game history, if for instance, we were talking about Nasir Gebelli or Bill Budge or some ..
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This time looping shooter is extremely exciting, but there's a problem – how do you even explain it?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone's fourth season of content is getting a bit of a boost on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC tomorrow in the UK, thanks to the arrival of a new update that Activision's calling Season Four: Reloaded. The big addition here is a new limited-time 200-player mode for Warzone, […]
The XIII remake is set to release for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 10. A souped-up version of the 2003 original, this new XIII will maintain the comic book-inspired art style, but present it in HD. The soundtrack and audio work, including voice acting by the likes of David Duchovny, will also be remastered. Something of a cult classic, XIII tells the tale of an amnesiac military operative who wakes up to discover he's being hunted by a pair of villainous organizations. Thankfully, he's a weapons expert, so let the shooting begin. This 2020 version is being released in two editions and comes with a preorder bonus. Read on for details about all that good stuff, as well as where you can lock in your preorder now. Preorder XIII Standard Edition PS4 Get it at Amazon – $49.99 Get it at GameStop – $49.99 Xbox One Get it at Amazon – $49.99 Get it at GameStop – $49.99 Nintendo Switch Get it at Amazon – $49.99 Get it at GameStop – $49.99 PC Get it on Steam – $39.99 The standard edition of XIII comes with the game itself and any applicable preorder bonuses. Preorder XIII Limited Edition Get it for PS4 – $59.99 Get it for Xbox One – $59.99 Get it for Nintendo Switch – $59.99 The limited edition of XIII is currently only available at Amazon. It includes the game, as well as the following: Metal case Three art cards Golden XIII Weapons Skin Pack (13 weapons) XIII Preorder Bonus Everyone who preorders any version of XIII will get the Golden Classic Weapon skin pack for free, which includes a golden knife and pistol. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/11/xiii-remake-summer-of-gaming-gameplay-trailer”] Other Preorder Guides [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=other-preorder-guides&type=list”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Chris Reed is IGN's shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed. [widget path=”ign/modules/recirc” parameters=”title=&type=articles%2Cvideos&tags=us-sho..
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