Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.

Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.

Square Enix to...
Square Enix to Announce New Console RPG in December

In the latest issue of Famitsu, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda revealed that a new console RPG - that isn't a remake - will be announced..
Wednesday 26 Nov 1:16pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | 5

Xbox Live Kicks Off...
Xbox Live Kicks Off Black Friday Deals with Gold

This week's Xbox Live Deals with Gold promotion is a bit different, running only until Monday, but with many more discounts than usual.
Wednesday 26 Nov 12:44pm | Xbox One | 360 | 7

No Reviews for The...
No Reviews for The Crew Until After Launch

Press won't get review access to The Crew until it's public launch, and Ubisoft is warning fans to be wary of early reviews.
Wednesday 26 Nov 11:21am | PS4 | Xbox One | 360 | PC | 10

Dark Souls II Coming...
Dark Souls II Coming to PS4, Xbox One

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin collects the base game and all three add-on packs, as well as adding some brand new content.
Wednesday 26 Nov 8:22am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 7

Watch the Tales from...
Watch the Tales from the Borderlands Premiere, Live

Watch a live playthrough of the first episode of Telltale's new game, Tales from the Borderlands, right here, from 3pm today.
Tuesday 25 Nov 2:01pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | iOS | 2

Destiny: The Dark...
Destiny: The Dark Below Preview Trailer Launched

A four minute trailer for Destiny's first expansion gives viewers a look at the new content, along with some commentary from the designers.
Tuesday 25 Nov 1:17pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | 6

The Warehouse Pulling...
The Warehouse Pulling R18 Games and DVDs

The Warehouse will no longer sell R18 games and DVDs, in an effort to reinforce the retailer's "family-friendly brand values."
Monday 24 Nov 5:40pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 54

Rugby 15 Out Tomorrow,...
Rugby 15 Out Tomorrow, Launch Trailer Released

Big Ben Interactive have released a new trailer for Rugby 15, ahead of its launch in New Zealand tomorrow.
Monday 24 Nov 10:48am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | Vita | 13

Tomb Raider Scribe...
Tomb Raider Scribe Rhianna Pratchett Writing Next Comic Arc

Dark Horse's Tomb Raider comic series will continue in 2015, with Rhianna Pratchett taking on sole writing duties from issue #13.
Friday 21 Nov 10:54am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 6

First Trailer Released...
First Trailer Released for Telltale's Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Lena Heady, Natalie Dormer, and Iwan Rheon will reprise their roles from the HBO show in Telltale's Game of Thrones game.
Friday 21 Nov 9:33am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | iOS | 11

Game Awards 2014...
Game Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for the Game Awards 2014, which will be held in Las Vegas on December 5.
Friday 21 Nov 9:01am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 11

Free Trials for...
Free Trials for Destiny Now Available

Would-be Guardians can now try out Destiny before buying it, with any progress made in the demo transferable to the full game.
Thursday 20 Nov 5:46pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | 7

A New Hoverbike Lets...
A New Hoverbike Lets Destiny Players Get Tricky

The first expansion for Destiny, The Dark Below, will let players perform hoverbike tricks, thanks to a new Sparrow being added to the game.
Thursday 20 Nov 8:34am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | 6

Lara Croft Stars in...
Lara Croft Stars in This Week's Xbox Deals with Gold

This week's Xbox Live Deals with Gold cuts Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition to less than $30, among other Tomb Raider discounts.
Wednesday 19 Nov 9:27am | Xbox One | 360 | 3

Sweden Looking at...
Sweden Looking at Gender Equality Ratings for Games

A Swedish game industry trade organisation is proposing a move to label games based on whether or not they promote gender equality.
Tuesday 18 Nov 11:27am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 16

Tales from the...
Tales from the Borderlands Premiere Streaming Next Week

Telltale is streaming a live premiere of Tales from the Borderlands next Tuesday, hinting at an imminent release.
Tuesday 18 Nov 11:05am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 2

NZ Chief Censor on...
NZ Chief Censor on Games Avoiding Classification

New Zealand's chief censor Andrew Jack is losing faith the game industry, due to publishers bypassing classification laws.
Friday 14 Nov 5:46pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 12

Backtracking Through...
Backtracking Through Time: A History of Metroidvanias

Matt looks back across the history of one of the finest genres of game around - the Metroidvania.
Friday 14 Nov 3:15pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 8

GTA Online to Get...
GTA Online to Get Heists After PS4, Xbox One Launch

GTA Online will get the highly anticipated Online Heists "very soon," but not before the game comes out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Friday 14 Nov 9:32am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 15

Ubisoft Looking at...
Ubisoft Looking at "Changing the Way We Work with Reviewers"

Ubisoft has responded to criticism for a late review embargo on the bug-riddled Assassin's Creed Unity.
Friday 14 Nov 9:02am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 7

Tales from the...
Tales from the Borderlands Season Premiere Trailer Launched

Tales from the Borderlands is confirmed for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, and iOS, but there's still no release date.
Friday 14 Nov 8:28am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | iOS | 8

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