EA taking a Batman Arkham-style approach to its Star Wars games – GameSpot

By Eddie Makuch Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has said in a new interview that the challenge of working on a beloved IP like Star Wars is making sure you retain the spirit of the series. To that end, the publisher is looking to emulate the approach Warner Bros. took with its Batman Arkham games[…] http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-taking-a-batman-arkham-style-approach-to-its-star-wars-games/1100-6418499/

30 Items You Should Collect in Dark Souls 2 Before Your First Fight – GameSpot

By: Randolph Ramsay You will face plenty of hardships as you travel through the grim world of Dark Souls II. But did you know there are several important items just lying around the opening areas of the game that could make your early hours slightly easier? You can find everything from a handy shield to lifegems and homeward bones, so check out our guide to see what items you should search for in Dark Souls II before you even get into your []

Everything you need to know before playing Dark Souls 2 – GameSpot

By Martin Gaston Dark Souls II launches next week, and From Software’s follow-up to surprise hit Dark Souls looks set to be just as intricate as untangling a set of earphones that have been sitting in your pocket for a week. Even more daunting: If you’re a player familiar with Dark Souls, well, you can pretty much say goodbye to all the tricks you (may have) used to get through those ominous dungeons. Goodbye, rolling aro[…] Read more here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-before-playing-dark-souls-2/1100-6418150/

Age of Wonders III Feels Like A Highlight Reel Of PC Gaming’s Best – GameSpot

By Maxwell McGee On paper, Age of Wonders III sounds intimidating. It’s an independently developed turn-based strategy game for the PC with a legacy that stretches back over a decade. As someone jumping into the Age of Wonders series for the first time, I was picturing menus piled on top of menus full of confounding research trees and political stratagems I was 10 years too late to comprehend. Thankfully, Age of Wo[…] Read full article here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/age-of-wonders-iii-feels-like-a-highlight-reel-of-pc-gaming-s-best/1100-6418108/

Why are some games so buggy? – GameSpot

By: Eddie Makuch Technical issues–better known to gamers as “bugs”–are nothing new. Sometimes they are funny but other times they cause extreme frustration and can even lead to lawsuits. But why aren’t they weeded out in the development process? The Division developer Massive Entertainment lead gameplay programmer Anders Holmquist has offered up an answer to that question, saying it all comes down to what your specific expectations are for the project. “It depends on how big your game is and what your []

State of Decay: Lifeline puts you in control of the military – GameSpot

By: Emanuel Maiberg Lifeline, the upcoming expansion for State of Decay, will put you in control of a military unit with new objectives and abilities, developer Undead Labs announced on its blog. You’ll control Greyhound One, a small military unit sent to the city of Danforth to rescue scientists whose research is critical to fighting the zombie outbreak. The game will start at the height of the crisis, when you still have access to off-map support from the military, but support will []

Play Batman vs Superman vs many other DC characters in Infinite Crisis’ open beta on March 14 – GameSpot

By: Emanuel Maiberg The DC Comics multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Infinite Crisis will start its open beta on March 14, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Turbine have announced. Warner Bros. also said that it’s adding three new Champions to the game: Green Ar[…] Read more here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/play-batman-vs-superman-vs-many-other-dc-characters-in-infinite-crisis-open-beta-on-march-14/1100-6418052/