Just over a month ago, we surmised (based on conjecture, rumour and hearsay) that Gears of War was being remastered and re-released for the Xbox One – likely as a collection of the first three games (forgetting, rightfully, that Gears of War: Judgment even exists). Gears of War boss Rod Fergusson shot those rumours down shortly after they started circulating. It looks like he may have to dowse his conflagrant pants.
It all started with a seemingly good idea. Valve has let people make money from their creations in Dota and other games, why not reward those modders who make games better? Well, because apparently the internet will riot.
Walking through the streets of Warsaw, the PR head at CD Project Red explained to me how important The Witcher is to the people of his country. It's a franchise held up as a national treasure - a gift that the president himself gives to visiting dignitaries. To the public, it's a national symbol - a piece of literary and digital art that they can proudly point to and say "this came from home". To say that creating a fitting conclusion to such a renowned franchise is stressful would be a gross understatement.
If you’ve been patiently waiting all weekend for your first glimpse at this year’s Call of Duty entry, then this evening is for you. Activision has ceremoniously unveiled it’s latest blockbuster entry into the long running franchise, helmed by crowd favourites Treyarch. Thing is: I thought we played Advanced Warfare last year?
Valve’s annual Dota 2 spectacle, The International, only comes around once a year. It’s a high stakes event that has its competitors playing for millions of dollars in prize money. I myself follow the proceedings religiously, but after it is done and dusted, my interest in watching competitive Dota dwindles to a minimum – at least until the next year when the subsequent TI kicks off. That may change, as Valve have just announced three additional major tournaments that will supplement The International. That’s not all -they’ve also announced a new balance patch too… FINALLY!
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Of course Project CARS has multiplayer. I mean, we knew that it would be a gorgeous and impressive racing game, and what's the point of racing if you can't brag about being better than your friends? Needless to say, you'll want all your favorite features, and it looks like Project CARS knows exactly what gamers want.
Project Cars is very likely to be the next big thing in driving simulation. After a delay or two, it’s finally coming to PC and the new-gen consoles next month. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, it’s an ultra-realistic simulator – and fans of the initially crowd-funded, and now publisher-backed racing game are chomping at the bit. The game has yet to be released…but a sequel is apparently in the works.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is only 25 days away. 19 May is just around the corner , and the studio is pushing out even more video. It looks fantastic and will make TV viewers and die-hard fans alike excited for the game.
Overlord! There’s something special about that game series. And it most likely appealed to me specifically, because it allowed players to cast their halo aside and be a horrible bastard for once. Overlord was making the use of minions cool long before Despicable Me hit the scene. And now the game is coming back for a third strike, albeit with some changes to the formula.
Mods are one of the things that make PC gaming awesome – because you can always count on creators to dabble with game engines and add things that the developers didn’t even dream of. They’re usually free – but that’s changing. Valve has updated its Steam Workshop to allow creators to charge for their mods.
You know what the best thing is about a game being properly ported over from console to PC? It’s not the bump in visuals, the joy in seeing fellow gamers experience a masterpiece or the eventual massive discount in a Steam Sale. It’s the fact that you can massively cheat the game system. I’m not here to discuss ethics, because just having such an option that doesn’t impact on other gamers, is bloody wonderful. And GTA V has plenty of cheats already, including one that allows you to morph into animals and keep on playing the game.
Another year, another Call of Duty. Like death, taxes, and Darryn being weird, these are the only certainties in life. Of course, with three studios working on Call of Duty now, each is given more than two years to make their next Call of Duty game – and this year, it’s up to Treyarch. They’re back this year with what’s more than likely a third Black Ops. Here’s what it’s about.
Love is a fickle, complicated thing. I dabbled with the strange force in my younger days, only to be met with gruelling disappointment each and every single time. How does it work? Why do people spend so much time pursuing it? I need answers dammit, and by Aphrodite, I will find them! Good thing there’s a new Dating Sim on the market…
The resolution war is real, people. We all know there's drama about Xbox One vs PS4 when it comes to resolution, but there's really no contest when it comes to PC, right? We can all accept this. However, people are wont to get mighty upset when Xbox tries to pass off PC footage as Xbox footage, and rightfully so.