Sega’s Jurassic Park is based off of the blockbuster film with the same title. In the ‘Rail Shooter’ genre, players would have had to shoot attacking dinosaurs out of the car they travelled in. Combining 2D sprites with 3D polygon graphics and a moving seat that reacted to what was happening on screen, the car appeared to be moving forward. It was the first game within the genre to have a 3D environment as its background.
Virtua Fighter is one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, introducing 3D Polygon graphics to the gaming industry. Alike many of the other popular fighting games of the 90s, the player could choose between 8 playable characters who had their own individual yet distinctive moves and fighting style.
Another year of E3 conferences are over! To celebrate this year’s event – we will be summarising which retro and classic game franchises are making a return to our modern-day consoles. As well as listing which games that we are most excited about.
Time Killers stands as one of the earliest weapon-based fighting games that focuses from 8 characters from various periods of time that battle each other and then Death himself for a chance to win immortality.
PlayStation VR is Sony’s contribution to the growing VR market, which currently consists of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. What differentiates the PSVR from the others is that it runs via the PlayStation 4 rather than a very powerful computer, making it a more affordable headset to consumers.
Becoming one of the biggest video game franchises of all time, Mortal Kombat was initially created as a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Due to licensing issues, the game eventually fell through so the creators of the game adapted the story to their own and changed the characters accordingly.
Developed by HTC and Valve, the Vive was designed for consumers and independent game developers. The VR utilises ‘room-scale’ technology which hypothetically transforms a room into a 3D space via sensors.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comics of the same name, Konami’s X-Men arcade became an instant classic. With a deluxe 6-player arcade cabinet each player can choose their favourite character and try to defeat the evil Magneto. Continue reading →
With the Street Fighter series celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the successful franchise kicked off celebrations with the announcement of a brand new game. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (or USFII) takes the famous 1991 game (Street Fighter II: The World Warrior) and adds innovative game play to the series.
The Oculus Rift is the first VR headset widely available to the public and was commercially released in March 2016. Interestingly, the project started out as a KickStarter crowd-funder campaign in 2012.
The campaign went on to raise $2.5 million for the development of the VR headset, with Facebook buying the company only two years later for $2 billion. The idea of the kickstarter was to send the headset out to developers for free reign in developing games for the system and would be sent a developer’s kit if donating $300 or more.