What is Edge Presents: Game Changers? Presented by Edge magazine, Game Changers is a new editorial series that dives deeper into pivotal moments from console war history, from the original PlayStation launch in 1994, to Xbox’s billion-dollar red ring of death rescue plan. Each episode recaps the industry at the time (The Background), replays key moments as Edge magazine reported them (The Moment), delivers present-day interviews with those involved (The Inside Story) and considers the event's historical impact (What Happened Next?). A new episode of Game Changers will debut at 5pm GMT / 1pm EDT every day this week. Over the past 26 years, Sony has sold close to 550 million consoles and handhelds under the PlayStation brand name. In context, that’s around 1.7 consoles for every single person living in North America today. The Background: How did the video-game market look before the launch of PlayStation? Ken Kutaragi, the ‘father of the PlayStation’ and former chairman of … [Read more...] about Edge Magazine Presents: Game Changers – Sony invents the PlayStation
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Marvel Comics is teasing more new additions to the line-up of its Guardians of the Galaxy as the title enters Marvel's so-called 'New Age of Space,' following the announcement of a new direction and roster in the publisher's April solicitations. Following the initial roster reveal of Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Nova, Wiccan, and Hulkling, Marvel has added Phyla-Vell, Moondragon, Marvel Boy, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax to the new, more 'super-heroic' Guardians line-up with the reveal of the covers of May 12's Guardians of the Galaxy #13 and June 23's #14, which form a triptych with the previously released cover of April 14's Guardians #12. The title's new direction, which includes new uniforms that evoke the Abnett/Lanning era of the Guardians, appears to incorporate many of the major team members from across the Guardians' modern history, dating back to 2008. That said, there's room for the new team's roster to go even further back, perhaps even to the team's Bronze Age origins as … [Read more...] about Marvel adds Rocket Raccoon, Drax, more to Guardians of the Galaxy line-up
The February 2021 Nintendo Direct was the first major livestream from the publisher since September 2019, and it was certainly a loaded showing. Spanning 50 minutes, we saw several games coming to the Nintendo Switch this year and in 2022. Along with updates on known titles like No More Heroes 3 , Monster Hunter Rise , and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate --we also saw some new reveals for the return of Mario Golf, Samurai Warriors 5, and Annapurna Interactive's Neon White. With the wealth of games revealed, we're offering a round-up of all the major announcements during the stream. If you're still itching to catch the Nintendo Direct, you can watch a recording of what was revealed here . Below, we've listed the biggest reveals first, which includes Skyward Sword HD and Splatoon 3, and then followed up with every other reveal during the show. The Big Reveals The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Revealed The Nintendo Wii's most ambitious Zelda game makes it big return on … [Read more...] about Nintendo Direct: The Biggest Announcements And Reveals
In 2017 we ran this 10-year retrospective on the Mass Effect series, looking back at how it evolved across three games. We're republishing it today as the series is poised for a return with the remastered Legendary Edition . Look, for a moment, try to forget That Ending. Yes, it was disappointing, but if there’s a scene that truly marked the end of BioWare’s original space trilogy in suitably tear-jerk fashion, it’s the one that capped off its final DLC, Citadel. One last night of partying before the end. A moment of reflection before diving into oblivion. Commander Shepard, flanked by a team of misfits forged by fire into a family, stands for a moment by their ship to consider the future. "We’ve had a good ride," the closest says. "The best…" replies Shepard, taking one last chance to appreciate it. There's a lot to appreciate. Out of this world Mass Effect remains arguably BioWare’s tightest and most successful series, and one that’s as much a departure from the … [Read more...] about Remembering Mass Effect a decade on
Vikings seem crazy hot right now, but the truth is they've been conquering popular culture for years. Valheim, God of War: Ragnarok, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 all leaned into the Norse narratives, Thor is the Marvel Avenger you can't help but love, and on television, the series Vikings made us all want to be shield maidens. So what is it about this particular piece of history that we just can't resist? Why do Norse mythology and history hold such a fascination for us in the year 2020? We spoke to some experts to find out just what it is about the Norsemen that has us trembling with delight at the merest glimpse of a (historically inaccurate) horned helmet and ax. Historical heroes "The Vikings were never really forgotten, and they have featured strongly in the public imagination for at least the last 200 years, but it’s from the 1950s onwards that they have become familiar through books, comics, movies, and now games," explains Neil Price, an … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Thor, Assassin’s Creed, and Netflix’s Vikings: why are we so obsessed with Norse mythology?