Assassin’s Creed series makes a return in a big way with it’s latest installment Black Flag. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is an incredible pirate adventure. No other game quite compares to the way Black Flag immerses you into the pirate lifestyle. Sailing through the bulk of the Caribbean stumbling upon treasure, boarding enemy ships, and humming along with your crew as they sing swashbuckling tunes makes for a truly captivating experience. That’s the strength of Black Flag’s incredible world.
Before we only read text boxes and used songs of healing on our only reading material, we had to use something other than video games to envision new universes and procrastinate work: books. And sometimes, these two beautiful entertainment forms can combine into a masterpiece. Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One is the product of this symbiosis. This dystopian novel is set in a world where a popular MMO called OASIS has become the virtual reality hub of the world and its creator has posthumously opened a competition to find his hidden Easter Egg.
8-bit has found some awesome movie posters. We thought we should share these gems with you!
Welcome to Let’s Listen, a multi-faceted analysis of the music of videogames and what they mean to us!
In this series, 8bit is looking into what some dare to call the most ambitious and sweeping musical scores to ever arrive on videogame platforms: the music of Medal of Honor. Join us as we analyze the talent of Michael Giacchino (Star Trek, The Incredibles) and Christopher Lennertz (Mass Effect) amidst this WWII epic.
Ever since spring of this year I’ve been leaning more towards Sony as opposed to Microsoft. Sony’s choices have been impressing me more and more. Now with the release of the PlayStation 4 I can honestly say I am completely happy with the purchase.
Night In The Woods makes over four times its goal on Kickstarter! We wanted to take a second and congratulate Infinite Fall on their huge success and getting way more than they bargained for. What exactly is Night In The Woods about? Aside from some of the characters’ back stories and setting we don’t know much about the game other than the fact you get to break things, play bass, and explore. The experience sounds like a great adventure game, it has an amazing art style and sample soundtrack as well. But… what happens in the woods? Who knows, we’ll just have to wait and see when the game comes out.
Simon Harrison, developer of the indie series Tactical Assault, has decided to end the series in a big way with a final entry. LONEWOLF puts you in the shoes of an assassin who has to complete various missions in a multitude of locations.To better put players into the shoes of an actual assassin, a lot of emphasis has been placed on how to complete a mission besides just pulling the trigger, when the enemy gets into your sights. Sniping is the main combat style employed in the game, but many other weapons are being added, and range from knives to pistols.
Hello everyone! This is a short announcement about 8-bit Foundation. You may have noticed the general lack of material over the past few days. We apologize for the delay, but we have bittersweet news. Jack Pochop has stepped down as Editor-in-chief. We are all very sad to see him go and appreciate the hard work he put in to keep this site going. So, what does this mean for our followers? 8-bit will continue, but we’ll be a bit slow for the first few weeks. We’re just getting back on our feet, and as the new Editor-in-chief I still need to learn some of the ropes. Though I have some plans for 8-bit that all of us hope you will enjoy, it will take us awhile to reach the same level that we achieved under the great leadership from Jack.
The unthinkable has happened! The Nintendo 3DS which has long been “unhackable” has finally succumbed to hacking masters. This new development allows gamers to take a more in depth look at the games they love, but not without more than a few draw backs. Gone are the days where people could compete online in Pokémon matches without having to worry if their opponent had hacked their Pokémon to go beyond their normal limitations. But, on the other hand, it allows people to thoroughly explore every hidden nook and cranny of Pokémon X and Y’s code, and as such they have discovered some very interesting information, including three new Pokémon who have not previously been revealed.
While Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night are arguably the most popular Castlevania games in the series, Super Castlevania IV is an awesome installment that just happens to get lost in the mix. The game debuted on the Super Nintendo in 1991, and really amped up the sidescrolling, whip-lashing gameplay previously demonstrated on the Game Boy and NES. Super Castlevania IV may not mirror Rondo of Blood’s smoother frames, but it features some stellar 16-bit artwork and a classically Castlevanian soundtrack.
In many ways, you can see where Super Castlevania IV was the series’ A Link to the Past: a game which followed the formula of its predecessors, but made small, particular changes in an honestly beneficial way. Hardly the game’s life story, these are simply musings on a rainy Hallows’ Eve. It’s a festive title, and one that makes itself a little more accessible on the eShop for Wii U. Give it a whirl, and see if you dig Simon’s SNES quest yourself.
Halloween’s a strangely wonderful time of year. Everyone is seemingly hunky-dory with the deep-seated darkness of the Holiday, and strangers dish out candy to children in every neighborhood of every city in North America. Costumes are a fun part of the festivities, too. So many genres to nitpick and critique… from the overtly hypersexual, a la Ted Mosby’s “Slutty Pumpkin,” to the cutesy superhero costumes of the superbly underage. But I digress. Hit the jump, and feast your eyes on our Halloween Hitchcock print.
In one mighty update, Telltale has unleashed all manner of details on the officially titled The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Telltale posted the details to their official blog, where they have revealed a tentative release schedule, PC & Mac pre-orders, and a shifty new trailer.
Similar to Season One, Season Two of The Walking Dead will feature five episodes, which will string themselves across late 2013 and early 2014. Season Two will follow up on the one and only Clementine, who we last left in an…unsettling predicament in Season One.
If you are just itching to get your hands on Season Two, PC & Mac users can pre-order the entire second season right now on Telltale’s online store or through Steam. As a special pre-order bonus, Telltale is offering a full 10% off the regular price. Nifty!
Recent news has come out of Tokyo detailing the programs, features, and other bells and whistles that will be available for the PlayStation 4 upon launch. Many of them will need to be touched up with a day-one patch, they sound fairly solid. Though the “prefect” console launch is, for the most part, unheard of and we can expect any number of bugs (just hope that its nothing like the “Red Ring of Death” fiasco). Hit the jump for the full list, which includes second screen functionality and play as you download goodness.
‘Member that totally awesome A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL we teased just a couple of weeks back? Series producer Eiji Aonuma took to YouTube today to announce that a special edition Zelda 3DS XL is, indeed, headed west, too. Not the exact same one, mind you, but a gold-covered re-imagining.
“We have a tradition of making the Zelda series in gold,” Aonuma said, referencing the series’ traditionally gilded cartridges and otherwise game-related artifacts. Contrary to the European version, the western release of this 3DS XL will be entirely covered in gold, but will still release alongside A Link Between Worlds on November 22nd. Get up close and personal with Aonuma after the break.
Hard to believe it’s been almost half a year since the release of the first episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. The studio’s traditional point-and-click-styled narrative drove many of us to consider the implications of our actions, and even prompted some serious discussion about the direction of digital storytelling as a whole. But aside from The Walking Dead: 400 Days and one lone interview on IGN’s Up at Noon, news regarding Season 2 has been scarce.
Until now. Telltale recently tweeted a graphic referencing Season 2, with the caption “Keep that hair short…” The latter of course referencing Clementine’s infamous train car haircut. In any event, The Walking Dead fans should head over to the game’s website tomorrow, October 29th, at 12PM Pacific/3PM Eastern. No telling what Telltale’s got up its sleeve, but chances are high we’ll get a small scoop on Season 2.
This week’s PlayStation store update yields a wonderfully different concoction of new releases. From Ubisoft’s fourth Assassin’s Creed installment, to Battlefield 4, and even a festive Castlevania release, PlayStation platforms are absolutely brimming with content this week. Yes indeed, there’s something for everyone when the PlayStation store updates tomorrow, October 29th. So raise your flags, me hearties, and set sail after the break. Yo-ho!
Square Enix has finally listened to the fans and given them exactly what they want. Almost. We don’t quite have Kingdom Hearts III yet. But giving fans of the series Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Re:Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days in beautiful high definition complete with trophy support is just enough to appease fans until the final installation is released. And it goes without saying that 1.5 Remix is a very welcome distraction.