For the last three decades, one of the video game world’s greatest antiheroes has been a barrel-throwing ape. He’s arrogant, ornery and not nearly as dexterous as he thinks he is.
Warner Bros. has a bona fide blockbuster with “The Lego Movie,” which has dominated the box office since opening Feb. 7. The movie grossed $31.5 million this past weekend, studio estimates indicate, bringing its domestic total take to about $183 million and its worldwide take to more than $270 million.
For more than two decades, Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s most successful video game icons. The little blue guy has more than 70 games, four animated series, and an extensive global merchandising line to his name.
Sony prepared some literal big guns for the launch of the PlayStation 4 with “Killzone: Shadow Fall,” the sixth game in PlayStation’s go-to sci-fi shooter franchise.
Crystal Dynamics has held the reins of the “Tomb Raider” franchise since 2006, when publisher Eidos decided that Core Design had run the series into the ground.
Nintendo has twisted the classic “Super Mario Bros.” concept in many different directions, continually reinventing the idea of running toward a flagpole and jumping on scowling mushrooms.
Ever wondered what would happen if you put “Dr. Mario,” “Ikaruga” and an EDM rave all into a blender? Well wonder no more because “Intake,” developed by Cipher Prime Studios, is exactly what you’ll get — a high-octane action shoot-’em-up game wherein quick reflexes and precision mouse movement are key to stringing along combos and stopping an overdose.
After the long-delayed disaster that was “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” fans of the iconic sci-fi franchise should understandably be hesitant about any future games set within the “Aliens” fiction.
When “Mutant Mudds” made its initial debut on the 3DS a while back, it showed Renegade Kid’s savvy for developing a classic “12-bit” (not quite NES, not quite SNES) platformer with 3D effects that took advantage of the system’s capabilities.
For a franchise experiencing exactly zero competition at the moment (“NBA Live” returns from hiatus when the new consoles roll out), you can’t fault 2K Sports from reveling in the moment as king of the pro-hoops mountain.