In this week's Short-Takes, the next Deus Ex game is revealed for PS4, the upcoming CoD: BlOps 3 will be set in an original (read not original at all) location, Lego tries to combine its physical toys with its fantastic video games to create a super money machine, and Don Mattrick leaves Zynga after being unable to turn it back into a super money machine.
This week's Short-Takes are apparently way ahead of their time, because Respawn is making Titanfall 2 a more traditional shooter, OnLive is shutting down, Elite: Dangerous is coming to Steam, and Quantum Break is delayed for yet another year.
This week, Gamestop anticipates that less console bundles will be offered, Nintendo announces details on its next-gen platform, argues that it isn't late to the party on mobile games, and Valve offers free dev kits of the HTC Vive headset to developers who sign up.
This week on the Short-Takes, Valve finally announces a drop date for the Steam Machines, NVIDIA tries for console gaming with the Shield, Microsoft makes its biggest gamble yet, and Max drools over the new FFXIV expansion.
By: John Tarr - Monday, February 23, 2015 - 5:03pm
Reviewing The Order 1886! The short review: The Order 1886 is an absolutely beautiful game with an intriguing story line, but asking $60 is a lot when the game can be completed in 6 hours, with zero replay value.
This week on the Short-Takes, a new Rock Band appears to be in the works for the current-gen consoles, the PS4 will wallop the Xbox One by 23 million units over the next few years, the PS TV is just being given away with PS4 purchases, and FFXV is only 60% done, to the chagrin of Max.