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Tiny Brains didn't exist seven months ago – hell, Spearhead Games, the developer of Tiny Brains, didn't exist seven months ago. The studio was founded in December by a trio of AAA deserters, including Dead Space 3 Game Designer Malik Boukhira and Assassin's Creed 3 Design Director Simon Darve...

June 25th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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After navigating a troubled road alongside former owner and publisher THQ, developer Relic Entertainment has found a new home for its library of titles with Sega. Though shifting to a new company with different policies and directives could hurt a studio's progress, a recent mission playthrough at...

June 24th 2013 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Indie developer Serellan billed its first-person shooter Takedown: Red Sabre as a "spiritual successor to the original Rainbow Six and SWAT 4" when the developer successfully raised $221,833 on Kickstarter in April 2012. Squad-based tactical shooters, where real-life military tactics take priority...

June 22nd 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The Joystiq crew returns for another live edition of the Super Joystiq Podcast. When the show kicks off at 3pm Eastern, Joystiq editors will discuss their favorite games and moments during E3 2013 and talk about yours. Expect Dark Souls 2, Quantum Break, PS4 indie Outlast, a discussion on next-g...

June 21st 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The Beyond: Two Souls demo I played at E3 featured protagonist Jodi Holmes as a CIA operative, undergoing a perilous mission in the war-torn streets of Somalia. Quite how Jodi and her accompanying supernatural entity 'Aiden' came to this point is unclear, and that's fine; Quantic Dream has a curiou...

June 21st 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto stalled hopes for a F-Zero return after saying he doesn't know which direction to take with the franchise. Speaking to IGN at E3, Miyamoto said there's "only so much capacity" within Nintendo's internal staff, where the next hypothetical entry would likely be developed....

June 21st 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Bethesda revealed an exorbitant amount of information about its MMO The Elder Scrolls Online at E3. With this being the year the game was originally slated to release, I was not surprised. Of course, Massively reporters could not keep their hands off the game. Staffer Jasmine Hruschak and freelance...

June 21st 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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This is Co-Opinion, where two Joystiq editors play a game and discuss their experience. This edition focused on the E3 2013 demo of Dark Souls 2, from developer From Software. Richard Mitchell: So you and I both got a chance to try out Dark Souls 2. I was prepared to die, and I did. Many times....

June 20th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Mario Kart 8 takes the series in a new direction, which is to say, "sideways." The Wii U's first entry in the franchise introduces the concept of relativistic gravity – an idea not entirely foreign to Mario himself – to the vehicular antics enjoyed by Nintendo's mascots. It also marks...

June 20th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Daniel Matros, producer on Battlefield 4, gives us a look at the new Spectator Mode direct from E3. The voyeur mode is there for those soldiers who want to watch a battle go down, but don't want to participate in the skirmish directly. Spectating is live, with no delay – which may present p...

June 20th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Massively is finally recovered from E3, whose MMO reveals surprised even the most jaded gamers among us. Now that we've had time to process the entirety of the event and our coverage of it, we think it's time to deliver our overall impressions of the show -- the most surprising reveal, the most dis...

June 20th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Dreamworks offered a sneak peek of its Need for Speed film at E3, complete with Aaron Paul, flashy cars and flashy car crashing. The question remains: which NFS universe is it set in? Underground? Hot Pursuit? Underground 2? Are they even separate NFS universes? Maybe we'll find out in 2014.

June 20th 2013 at 3:00am 0 Comments