A game to watch this year is Evolve, the co-operative multiplayer shooter earning some big buzz. Simon Bishop got a hands-on look at the game in Sydney, courtesy of Take-Two Interactive.
Take-Two Interactive's Evolve is a game that has just come out of nowhere. One minute it's announced, and the next I'm sitting playing it.
Evolve is a co-operative multiplayer shooter from the guys who created Left 4 Dead.
What sets it apart from the slew of other games in this genre is that the enemy that you're hunting is being controlled by someone else, not AI.
Basically, there are four hunters searching for a monster.
The hunters are split into four classes: the trapper, the assault, the medic and support.
Each has a specific role that alone has no hope of defeating the monster but when combined with the others, is virtually unstoppable.
It's these tactics that really give the game life and set it apart from other co-operative shooters.
I began playing it with no expectations, and was left wanting so much more.
I'm really looking forward to playing more of it when it launches at the end of the year for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Amazon’s Android console to launch this year priced below $300. Retail giant Amazon will launch a dedicated games and entertainment device this year priced below $300. Running the Android operating system, the system will compete directly with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, offering the streaming and download of games, music, movies and TV content, multiple sources have told VG247. But Amazon is also heavily recruiting across its games development team, with many positions requiring extensive knowledge in triple-A games across production, art, tech and design roles. VG247 understands the console was due to launch last year but was delayed at the last minute and is now expected in 2014.