On the eve of LEGO Universe's closure, we sit down with one of the game's concept artists, Mike Rayhawk, who shows off some of the game's gorgeous concept art. Along the way, we ask him questions about the game's development process, what it was like to build, and why he was so excited about where the game was going before it was shut down. If nothing else, enjoy the awesome LEGO artwork and
According to details Warner Brothers Interactive just sent over, the first Lego Batman sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. No surprise then that the blocky Bat should return for a second swing at the crooks of Gotham City. The sequel will contain more characters, an "expansive Gotham City environment" and vehicles, like the Batmobile and the Batwing.
There haven't been enough genuinely unique MMOs released after World of Warcraft saw its huge success and publishers started chasing its profit margin, but LEGO Universe is one of the rare exceptions that offered something truly different. That's why I'm so sad to see the LEGO Group announce that, just barely one year after the launch of LEGO Universe, they'll be shutting down the imaginative,
The LEGO group have announced that they will release a free-to-play version of the block-building MMO in August, giving players free and unlimited access to two "adventure zones." Players will have to pay a monthly subscription fee to get access to the whole game, but for now Lego Universe will remain free of micro-transactions.
LEGO Universe builders, it's time to start thinking about the big picture. Sure, we could continue to pour all of the bricks we collect into our own private properties, building even more dinosaurs to rampage through intricate recreations of our elementary schools, but the collective is calling! The developers are building the Nexus HQ--a massive tower that will act as a central hub for players,
I thoroughly enjoy playing LEGO Universe, the trouble was that I ran out of things to do too quickly due to its tiny pool of content. But I have to give NetDevil credit: in the past month since LU launched, they've been cranking out new content like crazy! Frostburgh, the holiday-only snow zone that we got the exclusive first look at earlier this week, is the fourth new zone added to the game in
I don’t know who Redboy31 is, but I want to be his friend. His player-built property, The League of Engineers, is everything I wanted my treehouse fort to be when I was a kid.
Remember those cozy summer afternoons when you'd pour your tub of LEGO pieces onto the floor, spread them out as wide as you could, and just start building? Sometimes you'd start with a pirate's hideout, other times a space pilot, or skeleton armies, or an average joe cooking burgers in his yard. With just a few bricks and your imagination, you could have hours of fun in miniaturized LEGO
When Josh called Lego Universe his game of E3 this year, we just assumed he'd gone slightly wrong. But now I've played it, I get it. I'd assumed it would either be a very polished and not terribly interesting MMO by the numbers, or a very rough and glitchy experimental one that allows the kind of creativity Lego itself does. But what I've seen so far looks like the best of both those worlds:
What size is the human eyeball? Why aren't scientific measurements listed in American so we can understand them? What animal should always wear goggles? These questions, along with everything you wanted to know about PAX can be answered in the next 76 minutes of your life if you listen to this podcast. Don't tell me that you're not curious why a man was giving out diamonds to playtesters; what we
PAX is just around the corner and most of the PC Gamer crew is mid-flight to the convention center. There they'll be meeting readers, hosting a panel on PC gaming, and of course playing the best games and reporting on the latest news in the industry. Our ground team, Andy Bauman and Josh Augustine, talk about what they expect to see at PAX, the latest news--including Elemental's review and ATI
When I named Lego Universe my best of show on our post-E3 podcast, a few of my compatriots were really surprised, so I wanted to run down a few of the details that got me so excited about this kid-friendly, adult-liberating game. If E3 showed me one thing about the industry, its that developers are realizing en masse that games are more dramatic and exciting when they get real relationships
The primary resource your character uses in LEGO Universe isn't mana, energy, or rage—it's imagination. This focus on the power of the creative mind is being carried over to all aspects of development. We sat down with the creative minds behind LEGO Universe to get a complete walk-through on how building freely with LEGO bricks in the game will work.