Author: Matthew Figueira

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

Silencer attachments in both games and movies give the impression that weapon noise can be reduced to nothing more than a whisper. How true is this though? A gunshot creates one heck of a noise. Is it really possible to snuff it out to near inaudible levels? Apparently not.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

I love random days like Halloween. It usually means large amounts of unnecessary candy, in-game themed community events, and sometimes, games for really cheap. PlayStation are throwing together some rather delicious specials to welcome in the scary event, all taking place over the next two weeks.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

Just under a month ago, I told you that Energy eSports are headed to the Electronic Sports World Cup to play Counter-Strike Global Offensive. They will not only gain invaluable experience, but also stand a chance to walk away with a (hopefully large) slice of the $50 000 prize pool. ASUS have just come on board, and will be sponsoring the team some top gaming laptops that will allow them to practice in Paris before the tournament starts.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

One of the first racing games I ever played gave me vehicles that weren’t even bound to the ground. I’m of course talking about Wipeout. That futuristic racer was a ton of fun back on the original PlayStation, and the later iteration on the PlayStation 3, Wipeout HD, was rather good too. If you’ve missed out on that franchise because REASONS, there is something similar on PC now. Quantum Rush: Champions has hit Steam Early Access.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

I love how easy it is to describe Warframe. It’s ninjas in space, simple as that. The free-to-play game always has something new on the horizon, whether it be a new suit, community event, or even a new furry companion. It’s been a while since the last significant update, but that’s about to change soon. Update 15 will bring Archwing, the technology that allows a Warframe to venture into outer space. That’s not all, there are some other neat changes and additions planned too.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

rAge was awesome this year. It felt like there was a ton of extra room for navigating the venue, which suited me just fine. There was also lots of playable code for games that haven’t been launched yet, something I felt many previous years lacked. Feel like reliving the event in 4 minutes? I’ve put together some footage I snapped while running around The Dome like a madman.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

I was but a young lad, just 10 years old, when Half-Life was released. I honestly don’t remember how I found out about the game, or how it ended up on my PC. I do remember one thing distinctly at least, it was the most impressive game I had ever played. As a kid, meeting those headcrabs for the first time with nothing more than a crowbar was beyond terrifying. Black Mesa was just begging to be explored though, and I pushed on. What is it about the game that makes it so special? This documentary attempts to explain the Gordon Freeman phenomenon.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

I’m looking forward to Dying Light. Yes, it is another zombie game. The difference is, it has a Mirrors Edge feel thanks to the parkour aspect. Running on ground level is for losers, lets roof hop instead! The game is landing in January - the one month when everybody is more broke than a plate at a Greek restaurant. Want to save some cash? It’s time to make some zombie-loving friends… three of them.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 20 Oct 2014

Nobody likes match fixing. It’s a dodgy business, one which can see participants receive all kinds of bans (and rightly so) if caught. Arrow Gaming, a well known team in the Dota 2 scene were disqualified from The Summit, a top tournament. Affiliates of the team placed high value bets against them, which seems odd, and also points to potential match fixing.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 20 Oct 2014

I know you all desperately missed me last week Thursday and Friday. All those cabbage comments had to be put on hold while I was MIA. Truth is, I was in the land of hipsters and particularly flat mountains for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I got to play with the device, as well as some of Samsung’s other tech goodies.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 20 Oct 2014

It’s no secret that the world is eagerly awaiting Half-Life 3. When will we be getting it though? Valve have been tight lipped, not giving any indication as to what their plans are. It’s been seven long years since gamers last klapped things with a crowbar in HL2: Episode 2, and it’s making them crazy. How crazy you ask? Well, a pair of interns are looking to raise $150 000 to get Valve’s attention. Sorry did I say attention? I mean harass. They want $150 000 to harass them.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 20 Oct 2014

I really planned on watching the League of Legends final this past weekend. Problem is, it took place in South Korea, so the time difference was something I completely forgot about. By the time I arrived home from my morning cycle, a champion had already been determined. Korean team, Samsung Galaxy White, defeated the Chinese Star Horn Royal Club to take the top spot.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Oct 2014

Minecraft might come across as nothing more than a 3D Lego simulator, but there is a whole lot more to the game. The tools within allow players to do a bunch of cool, yet completely unnecessary stuff. Somebody has put together a completely functional iPhone, because why the hell not?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Oct 2014

Humble Bundle really does offer great value for money. One problem people may have though, is that they know nothing about the games on offer, and thus, overlook or ignore them completely. That or getting said games to run via different installers, platforms, and so on, is just a hassle that many gamers don’t want to deal with. This bundle aims to fix that. Every single game is accessible straight from your browser, and has demoes playable right now.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Oct 2014

I am unashamedly excited for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - the sequel to one of the better franchise entries of late. It will take Claire Redfield, as well as newcomer Moira Burton (daughter of Barry ‘lol Jill sandwich’ Burton), and put them up against all manners of horror. Much to my delight, the game finally has a release date.