We're bound to see some (hopefully) awesome gameplay of Star Wars: Battlefront at E3 in a few weeks, and EA is rightly hyping things up considerably. Battlefront is going to feature a similar Hero system to older games, with Darth Vader and Boba Fett already confirmed as playable characters. But what about some of the good guys?
The Witcher 3 has only been out for a week, and already CD Projekt Red has pushed out numerous patches to help alleviate some (honestly) small launch woes. PC gamers got a nice little performance improvement last week Friday with a weekend ready patch, and yesterday yet another surprise improvement hit servers. Console players, however, are still stuck.
Exploring the wilderness beyond the deceptively safe walls of Novigrad, Geralt wandered upon a couple in danger. The Novigrad guard wouldn't let them pass - sentencing them to certain death in the harsh, dangerous lands surrounding nearby Velen. The Witcher provided clear passage to the booming metropolis by relieving the guards of a few limbs, promising a better life beyond the walls of the free city. A pair of lives which had unknowingly welcomed the help of their executioner.
Will Star Citizen ever be released? It’s the current gaming industry Moby Dick, a massive whale that drives many a backer to go mad with tantalising glimpses at the game to be that was paid for in part with over $75 million from their wallets. One day, it’ll release, but until then, the game is just going to keep on growing. How big is it right now then? Big enough that I can now vaguely segue my Moby Dick reference and use the word Gigabooty to describe the size of this project.
Overwatch has been getting a bunch of sudden attention over the past month. Just last week Blizzard showed off the game’s gunslinger, Jesse, and the week before that we got to see Zenyatta, the robotic monk. Now we’re getting a taste of the resident bowman, Hanzo, compliments of brand new gameplay footage.
Formula One! It’s like NASCAR, except drivers can turn left and right! It’s also boring, exorbitantly expensive for teams and run by what I assume to be Dobby from the Harry Potter books, who found himself a wig. While the “sport” may sound like a Death Star run with more TIE fighters on your tail than usual, it’s still prime material for the gaming industry, with Codemasters cranking out an annual F1 game just in time for the motorsport season. This year’s particular iteration however, is going to be delayed by a month.
Desura is digital distribution storefront that caters to indie gamers, giving them an easy way to sell their games. They handle content control, sales control, multiple platforms, mods, beta testing, widgets and all sorts of things to make selling indie games a simple process for developers. One thing they don’t seem to be able to do though, is pay developers for the games they’ve sold. According to numerous developers, the company’s been stiffing them for the last few months. Here’s why.
There have been numerous leaks, mock-ups and renders of what AMD's upcoming Fiji line of cards might look like, with the R390X unsurprisingly claiming the majority of interest. AMD is expected to reveal these new cards at Computex next week - although it seems like a lucky few already have their hands on the card. And they're taking some photos.
Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by www.evopoints.co.za. Hit the jump for this week’s list of fresh downloadable games and content. Downloadable content has become a pretty big thing. More and more people are opting to get their games and add-ons through digital distribution. instead of the traditional Brick-and-mortar method. Some games and software; like XBLA games, PSN shorts and iOS games are available through the internet only – something that can be daunting for a lot of folk. Confused about what new games are available for your platform of choice? Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.
Shadowrun is one of those Kickstarter success stories - bringing back a beloved franchise in a way that large publishers wouldn't dare touch. Shadowrun Returns in 2013 was rather excellent, blending an atmospheric setting with some great isometric RPG gameplay rather beautifully. Dragonfall maintained this standard last year - and it looks like Hong Kong will be no different.
eSports as a whole has grown monumentally over the past few years. Thanks to companies like Valve for example, and their investment in large scale tournaments like The International (the implementation of the Compendium did wonders for the prize pool), interest in competitive gaming has shot through the roof. Apparently this bodes well for hardware companies as a whole, because according to research from EEDAR, those who follow eSports tend to spend more cash on their gear on average than those who don’t.
Desktop Dungeons, the maths with a GUI game from local developers QCF is game that we’ve always felt would be perfect for tablets. At Gamescom last year, we got to fiddle with an early version of the tablet-bound game. Back then it still had some control and UI issues resulting from its port from Desktop to mobile. That has all, presumably, been sorted, because the tablet version of the game now has a release date.
People who’ve data mined the latest Steam beta build have discovered something that’s rather pertinent to those of us here at the bottom of Africa. It looks like Steam’s going to officially support the South African Rand – so you’ll be able to buy your games in ZAR. That may not be a good thing.
Rico Rodriguez: He’s a man’s man. He doesn’t look at explosions. Explosions don’t look at him. The previous Just Cause game was all kinds of guilty pleasure fun, a wild romp of flammable substances, buildings and henchmen. And by the sound of things, developer Avalanche wants to run with that theme and own it in Just Cause 3. A game which will be their ultimate sandbox experience.