Friday Five is a new feature we’re starting where we make a list of five notable things in certain categories. We really don’t think that any list will ever encompass everything in the gaming universe, so it’s probably best to make a list of honorable mentions rather than a be-all and end-all list. Feel free to share your own thoughts on what other notable mentions we may not have included!
With the recent downtime for the Playstation Network, lonely gamers have been out of luck for their daily dose of gaming. Of course, there are games that have a great single-player experience, but with the recent advances gaming has made, online multiplayer has been more integral than ever to the gaming experience. How will gamers cope with the loss of social interaction via video games? Here are five games that took the hit the hardest.
This week marks the release of some of the most eagerly awaited games this year, including Portal 2, sequel to the Valve’s innovative first person shooter/puzzle game, and Mortal Kombat, which is the ninth game in the series and makes a return to the blood and gore that fans have come to love from the series. On the other end of the spectrum, there’s still some interesting games for the indie fans, such as Aksys Games’ Arcana Heart 3, which is already a cult hit amongst many fighting game fans in the US.