Sunday, March 22, 2015

CO/GAMER Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Xbox One

In recent years movie goers have been bestowed several spectacular award winning films set within Middle Earth.  Gamers on the other hand have had a prolonged wait for the essential game adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings saga. In August of 2013 an artist working for Monolith Productions out of Kirkland, Washington leaked that the company was developing a new undisclosed AAA game, and two months later, Monolith officially announced that they were in development of a new Lord of the Rings game titled Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. One year later and Shadow of Mordor has arrived.  Most will instantaneously notice certain similarities to other franchises including Ubi Soft’s Assassin’s Creed, and Rock Steady’s Batman Arkham games, but Monolith has succeeded in making their experience unique and distinctive from the rest.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CO/GAMER: Nintendo Celebrates Women's History Month 2015

By Jon Scarr

     March kicks off Women's History Month, and this years theme is Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives. Every year the National Women’s History Project selects a unifying theme to be shared with all who want to promote women’s history. Female characters and their roles in video games has been a hot topic for the past several years. Many have been inspired to fight for equal representation by Anita Sarkeesian who is famous for creating Feminist Frequency a video web-series that explores the representation of women in pop culture narrative. I must admit there is still quite a bit of work yet to do still in the industry, but I feel now that Anita Sarkessian has been a catalyst to the cause and brought these issues to the forefront and got a lot of people talking about the problem.

CO/GAMER: Nintendo announces mobile game development and alliance

By Jon Scarr

     It’s been rumoured for months and now it’s been made official, Nintendo will develop games for mobile and tablet devices. Nintendo has partnered up with DeNA a global Internet company that develops a wide variety of mobile games and online services to bring the games to smart devices.

President of DeNA and Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo.

Monday, March 9, 2015

CO/GAMER: Microsoft announces the Xbox One “Halo: The Master Chief Collection”Bundle

By Jon Scarr

     Microsoft has just announced a "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Xbox One bundle. Coming this April to local Canadian retailers for a suggested price of $399.