Classic Game Remakes: Great Reminders of the Past or Shackles of the Future?

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In the last decade, the games industry as we know it has changed drastically. Thanks to massive technology improvements, the smartphones of today are as powerful (if not more) than the computers of five years ago, our PS4s and Xbox Ones are approximately 15 times more powerful than their predecessors and the rise of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have allowed even the wackiest games to get made.

And in turn, this has given us access to bolder and better looking games as well as games that would never be funded by a publisher. It also means that we are now seeing a lot of classic game remakes as developers realise that it’s been just long enough without [insert classic game franchise] that it’s time to revive it. But is this a good thing? And is the remake revolution harming the games industry of the future?

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GAME PS4 Bundle; GTA V, TLOU, Driveclub and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for £350

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By far the best part about Christmas (asides from the many Christmas puds, spuds and festive cheer) are the deals. This holiday has thrown up a good many of them including the (still ongoing) Ubisoft sale and the Harmonix Rock Band sale that we announced earlier. But apparently, with just over a week left until the festive season is done and dusted our capitalist overlords aren’t done yet. The latest bargain comes from UK retailer GAME who are offering a PS4 bundle including GTA V, The Last of Us: Remastered, Driveclub and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare all for just £350. Find out more after the break.

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Spike VGAs 2011 : The Last Of Us

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Picture the scene : a population infected by a plague, enraged mutants preying on the innocent and healthy, the last remaining survivors trying to do just that, survive. It sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard of before, right? Oh don’t give me that look, I know the premise of The Last Of Us sounds like a half-baked slice of oversaturated gaming pie but I’m willing to bet my life savings on it playing out like the exact opposite.

The Last Of Us (which is a PS3 exclusive) seems to be your atypical survival horror zombie slash ‘em up, you’re fighting the undead, you’re fighting rebels who are trying to jump you for a packet of rations and you’re fighting for your life, but what sets TLOU apart from the likes of the more arcadey Dead Rising and the eerie slasher-flick-esque Dead Space is that it’s developed by Naughty Dog. These guys aren’t just the Kings (and Queens) of quality video game development, they’re the whole entire monarchy.

Click ‘Read More’ for more info on the game as well as the first trailer.

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