PC Gaming

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 02 Sep 2014

No Man’s Sky is a terribly ambitious game in the vein of Elite and its sequels – it's all about exploration in an unbelievably vast, procedurally generated world, or indeed, multitude of worlds. Still, it’s generating a lot of confusion. Redditor vyper248 wants to put an end to much of that confusion, and has compiled just about every little bit of info on the game you need to know, from a variety of sources.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 02 Sep 2014

Day one patches are nothing new. Things turn up in games that shouldn't be there, or developers were still busy adding and changing things even after the game discs were shipped. However, The Sims 4 is promising weirder stories, and their patch fits with the new theme.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 02 Sep 2014

I’m excited for Assassin’s Creed Unity for a number of reasons. I like that the game is decidedly more difficult than previous ones, with combat actually offering a challenge. I like that there’s an actual focus on stealth – and as an Assassin you’ll actually have to skulk in the shadows. Most of all, I like that the game actually wants you to explore the city it’s set in.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Sep 2014

Stop it Nvida, just stop it. It's nearly the end of the year and we haven't even got a look at your new, powerful desktop graphics cards yet. You've teased us already with hints of reveals, only for our hopes to be dashed while waiting for something from nothing. We've been sift...oh you're going to show us something next week? Well, carry on then.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Sep 2014

I've never been the biggest fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, although even I have to admit that GTA V was pretty darn great. Having three protagonists really helped keep things entertaining, especially since all three where great characters with their own quirks. Yes, let's just call Trevor's behaviour a quirk for now.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Sep 2014

You’re cruising around San Andreas, running over pedestrians and ignoring the red lights at the robots, and you’re thinking to yourself ‘something is missing’. And then you realise, while wiping blood off of your hood ornament by ramming it through a car wash, that you haven’t got the radio on. And for some strange reason, listening to Baker Street while running down some nuns just feels right. Expect more of those good vibes, my troubled friends, when GTA V updates your favourite stations.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Sep 2014

I absolutely adore puzzle games. There's little in this world that can better the feeling of solving a particular puzzle that I've been stumped by for hours. A wave of satisfaction that feels incredible rewarding, only made better by the appearance of another challenge. Like I said, I love puzzles, and that's why I'm already in love with Cadence.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 01 Sep 2014

I've been quite lucky - I've seen demos and even gotten my hands on the upcoming Civilization: Beyond Earth. Now, Firaxis is showing off what I've seen behind closed doors on YouTube, and it really is quite something.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 01 Sep 2014

I was not expecting to like Mortal Kombat X nearly as much as I did. As a predominantly Street Fighter player, I found the last Mortal Kombat, as good as it was, a little on the clunky side. Fighters moved with too much weight and too little grace and speed. That’s not quite the case with MKX, which is fast, fluid and has been on my mind since I played it at Gamescom.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 01 Sep 2014

There's something about the wilderness. The fresh air. The green leaves. The tall tress. It would be a shame if everything...oh I don't know...just went up in smoke now wouldn't it? That's exactly where Firewatch wants to trap you.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 01 Sep 2014

Weellll sort of. Instead, you can play as a doppelganger bodyguard surgically modified to look, sound and act just like Handsome Jack. Yay! But only if you buy the game’s DLC, or gobble up its newly announced Season Pass. Ugh.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 01 Sep 2014

The Sims 4 is coming in a mere few days, and players can already get excited. They can start up the downloads so that the game is ready when the game launches tomorrow (or Thursday or Friday depending on your location).

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 01 Sep 2014

I have had it up to my eyeballs with the deluge of remastered and remade games this generation. Mostly, it has to be said, because they’re largely all games that were only released in the last generation, and for most of us are still rather fresh in our memories. Yes, I understand that I’m not the target market for these remakes, but they still seem a little overbearing in their profusion. If remakes and remasters have to happen, I’d prefer they were of games from an age past.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 01 Sep 2014

Saints Row is known for being insanely outrageous. You only have to look at how different Saints Row IV is from the series' gangster roots. It's been for the better, but that doesn't mean it can't get crazier.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 29 Aug 2014

For a long while, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer was the better game for football fundis than EA’s more polished, but less realistic FIFA. For the last few years, that position as a purists' simulator has faltered – but PES wants it back... and isn’t above taking pot shots at the competition.