Watch Dogs was meant to be one of the games to launch with the new generation of consoles, but it was delayed at the 11th hour. The delay’s caused some to lose interest, but we’re still pretty keen for Ubisoft’s open-world hacktastic adventure. To date, we’ve had no idea when the game would actually be released – but now we do. And we’ve got the trailer to prove it.
We’re already getting pretty excited for this year’s E3. It’s about 100 days away – and we’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing some of the first really, really next-gen games this year. Microsoft’s spinmasters are trying to get you pretty excited too, promising that they’ve got a significant ace up their sleeves.
Love it or hate it, but Microsoft’s DirectX API is what makes most of your PC games run. It’s also the reason most PC gamers are still sticking with windows, despite pushes from companies like Valve to get them to embrace the penguin. that battle rages on, as Microsoft plans to unveil its latest iteration of DirectX at this year’s GDC.
Next week Friday, those of you who aren’t preparing to die will be getting ready for Titanfall. The mech-battling, wall-running, jet-packing shooter from Respawn is out on Friday for those of who don’t live in North America, promising to not just be Call of Duty with mechs. Which is what it looks a heck of a lot like.
I told you yesterday that 4 months on and Battlefield 4 was still – for many – quite a buggy experience. DICE said that fixing it all was a top priority The game’s getting some decent patching today – though none of it really affects any of the problems outlined there. Here’s a list of what’s being fixed on PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 today.
While half the world is excited for the release of Titanfall next week, others are clamouring for the release of Dark Souls 2. Me? I’m saving my excitement for the week after; when Infamous: Second Son gets to make sweet love to my PS4. And if a recent Q&A by the devs on Twitter and Facebook is anything to go by, there’ll be a second bout of sexytimes.
While we’re busy reporting on all the happy news, Deus Ex: human Revolution and Thief developer Eidos Montreal has confirmed its laid off a number of staff. 27 of its 500 strong workforce has ben let go.
If you’ve ever played any of the Uncharted games, you’ll probably know the – or at least recognise – the name Amy Hennig. She’s the creative force behind the series, having been the director for Drakes Fortune, writer and director and team lead of Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception. And according to IGN, she’s now left Naughty Dog.
Because you can’t kick a good rumour, more “evidence” has popped up suggesting that Grand Theft Auto V will be making its way to new platforms. A couple of European retailers have started accepting orders for GTAV on platforms that have yet to have officially announced ports.
Here in South Africa, watching Twitch streams is a bit of a gamble. You can either get something slightly worse than a low resolution YouTube video, or you get something that looks like Minecraft in slow motion. Still, with both of the new consoles so heavily invested in this video sharing and streaming stuff, it’s worth seeing which does the streaming better. Right now, it looks like this is one area where the Xbox One has better resolution.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 hasn’t been particularly well received by critics. The game currently has a 62 on Metacritic – which doesn’t mean it’s a bad game. I enjoyed it, but its unfocused meandering design and inconclusive narrative ensured it failed to live up to expectations. What does stand out though, is the large number of 4/10’s the game’s received. Have expectations, and the resultant zeitgeist been tempered by early reviews? Quite possibly.
It was just before the launch of the console in its native Japan that we told you Sony had sold through over 4 million black boxes. We’ve been waiting to see how much that number would change after the console’s release in its home market. The answer is : lots.
Battlefield 4 was released in October last year – and for many people, it’s still largely unplayable. DICE is chalking it up to a range of issues falling under the “netcode” banner, and they’re promising that this time…this time, dammit, they’re going to fix it.
What is this game, but a miserable pile of ramshackle ideas pilfered from better games? That damning statement about Lords of Shadow 2 is unfortunately true. While I, along with many of you, retained hope for Gabriel Belmont and his introspective battle of self and his quest to destroy Satan, abandon all hope, ye who enter here.