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Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 27 Mar 2015

The 1.08 patch for GTA V managed to improve the game’s frame rate performance across both of the new gen console, but it seems this boost to fps came at the expense of some of the game’s graphical fidelity and some of its physics. There’s a great deal more texture pop-in, the level of detail has taken a serious knock, and the anisotropic filtering has pretty much just gone away. Rockstar’s released a brand new patch with an iterative number on the end…but it unfortunately doesn’t fix much.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 25 Mar 2015

The very best thing I can say about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is that it’s better than Ghosts. It at least had a pretty good single player campaign, and even managed to inject a bit of life in the multiplayer – even if the servers negated whatever gains were had. Already host to a bunch of DLC, Advanced Warfare is getting even more.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Mar 2015

It’s almost the end of the month. Soon, we won’t be dining on cheap dog food! Nope, it’ll be gourmet canned dog food for a week or two! Ha! Still, you may have a few bucks left to spare. You could be kind and give said cash to a charity. Or you could not waste your cash and spend it on yourself instead, because it’s not like you’re getting anything tangible in return from those damn orphans. Fortunately, there’s a PSN flash sale. So buy. Spend. CONSUME!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Mar 2015

I am not a big fan of David Cage’s work. While I do appreciate that he tries to do something new and interesting in an industry filled with military shooters, I’ve always felt that he needs a strong editor or collaborator; somebody to tell him when his outlandish ideas just don’t work.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 Mar 2015

The PSN (and Xbox Live) has been victim of so many hacks, attacks and other down times. This was exacerbated by some issues of communication. Now, Sony is being proactive about telling people if the PSN is up or down, and which parts are experiencing the issues.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is, by all accounts, a pretty successful game. Many fans of the decades old franchise have revelled in the latest game from perpetual DBZ developer Bandai Namco. It’s not just becoming a firm fan favourite though – it’s also selling like proverbial hotcakes.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

GTA Online has been subject to a few patches since the much-anticipated heists mode made its debut – mostly to fix a few niggling network issues, inject a bit of stability and whatnot. It’s probably going to be on the receiving end of another patch soon – because there’s a glitch in the online mode that allows you to earn a great deal of money, by doing very little.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

Battlefield Hardline is Dead Space developer Visceral’s first stab at the shooter – and they’ve given it a bit of an overhaul. Gone is the focus on the military and warfare, and in its place put cops and robbers who blow everything up as if it was war anyway. The game is now out in the US, which means reviews have started hitting the internet. As it’s a game that relies rather heavily on its server performance, many outlets are doing a “review in progress.” Here’s what critics think.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

Earlier this year we posted up a rumoured list of achievements for Mortal Kombat X - only to have the whole thing debunked by Mortal Kombat X co-creator and all around nice guy Ed Boon himself. Today, we can finally bring you the genuine article - with a confirmed list of achievements. As a side note, there are absolutely no story spoilers here, so feel free to poke through the list without worry of some great big plot twist being revealed.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 13 Mar 2015

It’s Friday 13th, which would be the perfect day to reveal that Jason Vorhees is coming to Mortal Kombat. That’s exactly what NetherRealm has done, confirming that the horror icon will be added to the game via the Kombat pack DLC - which includes two more “klassic” characters and one more guest character. Speculation is rife that it’ll either be Predator, or Spawn.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 13 Mar 2015

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.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Mar 2015

We’re living in a digital-driven age, where more and more of our purchases are made online with details that are stored somewhere on a server we hope is secure. There are, of course, various ways to ensure this information stays safe, but no matter how much security there is a system is always vulnerable to attack. In those cases, it’s great to have good customer service to fall back on, so that any collateral damage is dealt with. It’s that last step where Sony is falling so very short.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 12 Mar 2015

We’ve long suspected that Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage would be coming to Mortal Kombat X. Various leaks have suggested as much – and with their progeny, Cassie Cage in the game, it seemed a dead cert. Recent leaks suggested we’d see the whole Cage family – and now a new trailer confirms it.