1.Breathtaking abandoned places.
2. 20 food tricks that will change EVERYTHING
3. I missed National Trivia Day by a month….whoops
4. Video Game Logic
5. Video Game Releases for February
Evolve – PC, XBOX ONE, PS4
Will Evolve be 2015’s first great game? Delayed from last October, this highly anticipated new asymmetric shooter is a years-in-the-making project from Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock Studios—and the game that unseated more well-established franchises (including Batman: Arkham Knight) to take the title of the year’s best overall game at the 2014 E3 Game Critics Awards. (It then duplicated that honor at Gamescom.) Up to four players, each controlling one human character (with its own unique class and skillset), play as a team of hunters who attempt to take down a gigantic, monstrous creature controlled by a fifth player. The monster can choose between taking out the full human squad or targeting their base, and can also evolve throughout the game (hence the title) by killing other creatures and gaining new abilities. Along with four classes of human hunters, there are three choices of monster—a stompy Goliath, a stealthy Wraith, and a flying Kraken—though pre-orders come with a fourth choice: the even huger, boulder-like Behemoth. Evolve will also include a single-player campaign for when you want to go it alone.
The Order: 1886 – PS4 Exclusive
Yet another title delayed from 2014, this supernatural, steampunk-themed, third-person shooter/adventure game comes from Ready at Dawn, a development studio that has yet to release a game scoring lower than 84. The setting is Victorian London, albeit an alternate-reality version where zeppelins, monorails, and wireless communication are commonplace. You play as one of a group of long-lived knights—descendants of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table—who lead humanity in an ongoing war against a group of half-men, half-beasts who have been wreaking havoc for centuries. Complicating matters are growing tensions between the lower classes and the wealthy, though your job is made a bit easier by new high-tech weaponry created during the Industrial Revolution. Developers are aiming for a cinematic feel, with the single-player-only PS4 exclusive featuring a unique widescreen aspect ratio and running at a slower-than-normal (for modern games) 30fps. The resulting look is already earning raves from the gaming press.
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