Gamescom casual and mobile previews

This year’s Gamescom had more than its fair share of mobile and casual games. With nearly all major publishers investing heavily in this growing platform, we decided to take a look at some of the titles that could be gracing an iPad or Android tablet near you in the next few months. What we found is that the casual gaming marketplace is a breeding ground for original gaming concepts, but has plenty of games that shows that its roots lie in more traditional experiences. Continue reading “Gamescom casual and mobile previews”

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded preview – with Al Lowe Q&A!

Most gamers over 30 who grew up around personal or home computers (remember those?) have probably played the original Leisure Suit Larry at some point. Just ask them, and what they may have denied back then has now turned into a fond memory. Larry, always looking to be a hit with the ladies and falling short of the mark way more often than he’d like – surely is one of gaming’s classic characters. Now, Replay Games is releasing Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded, an HD remake. With Al Lowe on board, this is Larry’s return to his roots. Read on for our preview, including a short Q&A session with Al Lowe himself. Continue reading “Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded preview – with Al Lowe Q&A!”

Gamescom 2012: 1C

1C Company may not be the most familiar software publisher/developer for a lot of you, but the Moscow-based company licenses and publishes over half of all the games we know and love in Russia. Arguably the largest publisher in the world, they also have their own development teams and release Russian-developed titles globally. Flight sim fans should check out their IL-2 Sturmovik games, and real time strategy buffs could do a lot worse than check out 1C’s Men of War series. Time to see what they will be releasing next… Continue reading “Gamescom 2012: 1C”

WRC 3 Preview (multi)

Every so often, events like Gamescom allow you to sit down and talk to some of the producers and hear about their vision, their hard work and their enthusiasm. This year, I got do that with Sebastien Pellicano, a producer for Italian studio Milestone. The studio is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on WRC 3, a rally racing game featuring the FIA World Rally Championship license. Just in case you haven’t heard of Milestone; they know what they’re doing when it comes to racing games. Every game they’ve released since 1995 has been a racing title, so needless to say I was eager to find out about their upcoming title, due out in October for X360, PS3, Vita and PCs. Continue reading “WRC 3 Preview (multi)”