Consoles, PCs, handhelds, Facebook, smartphones — the world of gaming is becoming increasingly confusing and fragmented, but don’t worry, we’re here to simplify things for you. Each week I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this week. Keep in mind, these articles aren’t meant to be comprehensive lists of everything coming out that week so much as a nice rounded tasting menu. So, let’s get to it…
This Week’s MMO Shooter
Firefall (PC, July 29th)
Firefall, the first big project from Red 5 Studios, a company mostly made up of ex-Blizzard employees, arrives today. As you would expect given who’s developing the game, Firefall has an MMO structure, but it’s gameplay is more along the lines of Tribes, with lots of jumping and jetpack action. Looks solid, and hey, it’s free-to-play, so you may as well give it a shot. Here’s the game’s Steam page.