Well here’s something we haven’t done forever! I hope you missed it, because we’re giving Heroes of the Storm loving once more with some hero spotlights. A long time ago, we looked at Nova, the sneaky ghost who excels at sniping off weaker targets. This week we will check out Anub'arak, the traitor king from the Warcraft universe.
I received my copy of Assassin's Creed Unity later than the rest of the reviewing world, it seems. I was actually happy about this - it meant that I played the entirety of the game after the Day One patch was released. So, is Ubisoft's most ambitious Assassin's Creed game worthwhile, or does it still smell like a French cliché?
Despite having only two games in the series, Dragon Age has a surprisingly chequered past. Origins was like a gift from The Maker himself, harking back to the RPG eras of old and delivering an all-round stellar experience. Dragon Age II, although not terrible, failed to live up to the first's exceptional standards - an odd thing to say about a BioWare game. Inquisition is not the same Dragon Age as Origins, but it manages to take the best of both previous games and deliver something truly spellbinding.
It's finally Friday, and I don't think anyone else is happier to see the weekend than the guys over at Frontier Developments. Things were going so well last weekend, but that all changed on Monday when they decided to announce the removal of an offline mode from Elite: Dangerous. That led to some shady refund policies being put into place, but thankfully Frontier don't want to end the week on a negative note.
Steam's Early Access program has managed to earn itself a bad name over the years, thanks to a few terrible projects that have sucked fans dry and delivered only broken promises. It has made backing a game a far more complex and risky decision to make - a fact that Valve is incredibly unhappy about. That's why they're changing Early Access and making it far more strict for potential developers.
This year’s season for League of Legends may be over, but that hasn’t stopped Riot Games from rolling out one of their biggest updates ever in preparation for 2015. Patch 4.20 brings lots of changes to Summoners Rift, with the big theme being ‘Strategic Diversity’. What does that mean exactly?
Earlier this week it was revealed that Elite: Dangerous, another extremely interesting space simulator, would be dropping the promised offline mode that made up part of the game’s original Kickstarter pitch. Frontier are completely within their rights to change anything about their game, but some fans were understandably pissed off. That’s become even worse now, as most won’t be able to get a refund.
It may not be as broken as that other open world Ubisoft game, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from issues. Far Cry 4 is out, and it has a few problems. – particularly on the PlayStation 3 and a PC. Ubisoft is aware of them, and plans to fix them all in the next update. Here’s what you can expect from the next major update.
Metal Gear Solid has been missing from PC for more than a decade. Snake and slithered and crawled through consoles for years no, but only regularly made stops at the master race station. That’s not changing soon, but his Big Boss daddy is set to return to PC next month, when Ground Zeroes finally makes its way to Steam. And know we know what you’ll need to get him crawling.
The Tomb Raider franchise saw a very successful reboot last year in an origin story where Camilla Luddington breathed new life into the heroine. What flew in under the radar several years before though (in 2010), was Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – a downloadable gem of an arcade game that was packed with action, puzzles, and some fantastic co-op. The sequel, Temple of Osiris, will be available for download in less than a month.
Didn’t win Assassin’s Creed Unity? Maybe you can win a copy of Ubisoft’s not completely broken open world shooter instead. I’ve rather enjoyed my time in Kyrat, and plan to spend many, many more hours liberating outposts, hijacking radio towers and skinning just about every animal the region has to offer. You can win a bunch of Far Cry stuff, along with a copy of the game on your platform of choice. As long as that platform isn’t PC. Here’s how.
World of Warcraft has been around for a decade or so now (believe it or not), and the game shows no real sign of slowing down. Blizzard have kept it fresh with regular updates and frequent expansions, meaning there are still millions of regular subscribers. Many of these gamers experienced all manner of issues with the launch of the latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor. As if busy servers weren't enough of a headache, a recent DDOS attack made matters worse. It all seems to have been fixed for the most part, and Blizzard have since said sorry. They are also offering some free game-time as compensation.
As we’ve mentioned before, piracy is a nasty thing. Developers hate it, but some consumers see it as a valid way of ensuring that they aren’t wasting any money on a disappointing release and publishers wish that they could send these freesumers to a special circle within the bowels of hell. There’s very little that can be done to stop piracy. But at least Far Cry 4 is doing a bang-up job on making the game that little bit more difficult for those who don’t want to pay.
I love the smell of fresh Dota 2 news in the morning! A few days ago, Valve gave us a hint of things to come. They’ve now shared details, putting fans (and myself) out of their misery. The update will include a new hero, Oracle, a new arcana set for Phantom Assassin, as well as some other awesome extras!