It’s that time of the year again!
Starting March 4, we will be running our 2nd annual Fan Favorite tournament, which is a Pop GO version of March Madness. 48 geek and otaku characters that have played integral roles in the world of anime, comics, film, gaming, manga and television the…
E3 2013. It’s only one day away.
The biggest event for gamers features two new consoles, beginning a new generation of gaming and igniting an even more intense rivalry between the three first-party publishers. Each year there are surprises that shock even the most jaded gamers.
Of course, when it comes to surprises, we all love to make predictions about what we’ll see at the show. From a mythical game reveal to “One more thing…” at the press conferences, here’s each of our predictions for E3 2013.
With G4 switching its full content lineup over to a men’s channel, there’s a woeful lack of programs about gaming anymore. While there is an abundance of gamers on YouTube that provide plenty of entertaining content, most lack the production values that come from having a dedicated crew to produce shows with all that wonderful extra polish.
However, there is one remaining show left that can provide gamers with a gut-busting amount of comedy and is still currently running after more than 150 episodes. It can also be credited with creating the popular “Let’s Play” format of many of the YouTube stars you might currently watch today.
Gamers, meet Game Center CX.
After a stuffed holiday season, gamers usually anticipate a bit of time off to catch up on last year’s favorites that they might’ve missed or glossed over.
But 2013 is not one of those years.
Looking at the first six months of this year, publishers are pulling out all the stops, delivering games such as Ni No Kuni, DmC, Rayman Legends, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Gears of War: Judgement, and God of War: Ascension. As good as all these games will be, they didn’t even crack the list of Top 5 Most Anticipated Games Of Early 2013.
Help Nominate Population GO For Tumblr Of The Year!
Voting has opened up for the 5th annual Shorty Awards, which honors and recognizes people and organizations around the world of social media. This year, it is once again featuring a Tumblr of the Year category.
If you’ve appreciated and have been a fan of the work Pop GO has done over the course of the year, then please be so kind as to help us get recognized by nominating us here!
Being one of the most-nominated Tumblr sites would not only validate the work our staff has done up until this point, but it would really help recognize the culture that we all love and work so hard to write about. :)
The big buzz word in gaming this year has been, without a doubt: emotion.
It’s like people in the game industry just discovered a new rare element and have decided to try and make us moved to shaking, wet messes of human beings.
I’d just like to point out that the most moved I’ve been by games this year were from Halo 4 and Virtue’s Last Reward.
When gamers first got a glimpse at Far Cry 3 in action at E3, it looked too good to be true. The prospect of vicious combat, an intense story and living, breathing wildlife seemed like a pipe-dream considering the issues that plagued Far Cry 2.
As surprising at it may seem, Ubisoft Montreal has delivered a game that not just meets the hype of six months ago, but largely exceeds them. The best way to describe Far Cry 3 is to say that it’s a hypnotizing experience absent from reality, straddling the line between madness and beauty, existing to show us the allure of power, ferocity, and insanity.
My review of the second best shooter of 2012. Definitely give it a try if you already haven’t.
2012 has been a magnificent year for gaming. We saw the end of a brilliant trilogy in Mass Effect 3, a familiar face make a triumphant return in Max Payne 3, indie games hit the spotlight like never before with games like Fez and Journey, and sequels return with a complete reinvigoration in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3, and Borderlands 2. But there was one clear standout among them all the fantastic games this year.
With a full experience from top-to-bottom, Halo 4 was the clear winner, redefining my expectations of what a first-person shooter can aspire to be. It may not reinvent the wheel, but for me, it is one of the most refined shooters I’ve ever played and no doubt the Best Game of 2012.
Hit the break to find out why Halo 4 is one of the best games of 2012.