Living Things: How Capcom is doing right by Resident Evil

The Resident Evil franchise turns 20 years old this March, and the series has seen its share of ups and downs over these two decades. I unsuccessfully predicted the appearance of Resident Evil 7 as far back as E3 2014, and by now I’m almost embarrassed that said game has still not been announced. As it turns out, Capcom had different plans for the franchise, and while it’s still safe to assume there will be another “core” entry in the series, there’s much more to Resident Evil than just that these days. Continue reading

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In with the Old: Sequels, Reboots & Spiritual Successors

Naughty Dog‘s The Last of Us was arguably the most notable game of the last generation of gaming consoles, and it will definitely be a game to be remembered for a long time. With such success, it’s fairly safe to assume there will be a sequel – rarely in entertainment, whether it’s film or games, has there been a case where a title is an amazing success and those who made it don’t give in to the temptation to create more. It’s not all just about sales – the fanbase often demands sequels, as they can’t get enough of the product. Continue reading

Burning Bridges: Japanese Game Creator Resignations

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is getting released worldwide very soon, and the excitement can be felt everywhere. This is to be creator Hideo Kojima‘s greatest production, and his last Metal Gear title; however, the game itself isn’t the only thing making the news. As most who follow the game industry know, Kojima and his employer of nearly 30 years, Konami, are in the middle of what can rather accurately be called a “messy breakup”: it is clear Kojima is leaving Konami, yet the reasons and the goings-on behind the scenes are largely obscured as of right now. Continue reading