...But at least I can give you some first impressions of the game. You will have to wait for our official reviewer to give you a more detailed assessment and the all important score. However, I engaged in bizarre couples' bonding over the weekend by playing about 10-12 hours of Bloodborne like a normal person (not rushing) and here are some initial thoughts.
Man, how did it come to this? I was reviewing the big games. Battlefield: Hardline. Dragon Ball XenoVerse. Freakin’ DLC if I felt like it. And then this fell on my lap. A mobile game. A mobile game starring a cooking show host who happened to be more annoying than that factory where all the suicidal Pauly Shore clones are grown. Paula Deen Recipe Quest. I’ve fallen and I can't get back up.
It’s Friday 13th today, which is all about bad luck, superstition, and scary stuff. One of the most famed and popular of the scary things are the shambling undead - yes, I’m talking about zombies, not Gavin trying to get out of bed with his Saturday morning hangover. It’s also Exo Zombies day, according to the chaps at Activision. That makes it a great excuse to give away Havoc DLC codes, enabling the zombie mode, for the latest Call of Duty, Advanced Warfare.
My long-running court case with Colin Webster has come to its conclusion and the end result is what I believe was an appalling decision by the judge to award Colin’s team costs even though virtually everything I posted in the original article has been proven to be fact. To draw a line under this sorry debacle this will hopefully be the last article relating to Mr Webster and his actions. The following section of this article is simply fact, followed by my personal requests to those involved.
Update: What? Halo Matchmaking is working from South Africa! Halo: The Masterchief Collection launched with much fanfare, but there’s been a problem with its matchmaking since day one. Patch after patch and the matchmaking issues persisted. It’s now four months on. A brand new patch is out – and for many, it’s completely fixed the game’s matchmaking woes.
Blizzard’s newb-friendly MOBA Heroes of the Storm is currently in closed Beta. If you want a key, you can pray to the gods, or part with coin and purchase the founders pack, securing you access. If that doesn't sit well with you, you could always enter our beta key sweepstakes. Yes, we’ve got even MORE beta keys granting access to Heroes of the Storm.
When Gearbox won the bid to the Homeworld licence, it certainly raised eyebrows, and saw a mix of hope and fear for the franchise, particularly as the new team formed by many of the original Relic developers failed to get it themselves. And then Gearbox announced that, in collaboration with those aforementioned developers, they would be releasing a full remaster of the two main games of the franchise, with a heavy visual upgrade to boot.
Hatred is a twin-stick shooter that has gotten a ton of attention in recent weeks and months. Personally, I'm keen to play it because I enjoy twin-stick shooters and I really like the design behind Hatred. However, I know plenty of people are outraged by the genocide simulator. I reached out to the studios and got email answers to all our questions.
It’s been nearly two decades since Homeworld first released. A game that, at the age of twelve, was an utterly wondrous experience for me. The innovation of fully three dimensional movement (something which is still largely unseen in RTS games since), the beautiful atmospheric music, the even more beautiful art of distant nebulae, and the mystery and wonder of the tale being told of the Exile’s journey home.
Editor's note: this is an opinion piece by the author indicated and does not represent the views of the publication or its staff. I‘ve been following the GamerGate saga with great interest over the last few months but not for the reasons that most have been; divorcing Gamergate from all that harassment and looking instead at what many of those entrenched in the headless movement believe it to be about: Ethics in Games journalism. That itself is a noble pursuit, even if its current trajectory is off the mark. For me it’s been a great example of the power of media and the folly of fanatic liberalism.
Remasters are dope. Yo. You get to pay a second time for the same game, but with some extra cosmetic content and some of that DLC that you couldn’t be arsed about buying in the first place when the game was out originally. Only suckas buy remastered and definitive editions of games apparently. The thing is, people often underestimate my stupidity, because I would buy the hell out of a trilogy of Batman games.
They say he came from parts unknown, dragging hell behind him and a fistful of coins that could sway the hearts of any Greek corner cafe owner. He was a man with no name, a pilgrim that whistled Dixie and tamed any arcade cabinet that crossed his path. But the stranger met his match one day, when he ran afoul of Sunset Riders…
Homeworld remastered is coming. After being rescued from the ashes of THQ by Gearbox, Homeworld 1 and 2 have been more than just touched up - they will be released at the end of the month and promise to lure in a whole new generation of gamers. I got to ask Brian Martel, Gearbox's chief creative officer, a bevy of questions, finding out all the reasons why anyone should still care about the original space RTS.
A new year, a new video review! By now, you’ve probably read Sandy’s words about the game. All hundreds and hundreds if them, Or you’ve thought to yourself, “testicles to that idea” and scrolled to the bottom for the review score. Still, if reading isn’t your thing, then maybe watching a review is. So here’s our first video review of the year then, for 2015’s first big release.
Zombies have become, for better or worse, a staple in nearly every form of consumable media. They appear in comics, series, films and games, and often take up the same role across the board. These lumbering, clumsy undead often epitomize the need for something fresh, but we're all still pretty content with them hanging around.. In a way, the familiar trope surrounding zombies perfectly sums up Techland's latest title, Dying Light. Like the appearance of the undead, Dying Light doesn't bring any surprises along with it, but remains an enjoyable experience to undertake nonetheless.