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Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Sep 2014

Quite probably the best selling football sim of the year is out next week, though its arguably better contemporary gets a demo release today. Most of the less casual FIFA players already know everything they need or want to know about the upcoming footie game, but for those who have a more casual stance to the game, here’s a new video from EA showing you things.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 16 Sep 2014

In FIFA’s Ultimate team mode, Trade offers were a way for players to directly exchange items with one another, bypassing the need for the thing’s built-in auction system. that’s cool, as it allowed for a sort of barter system or for people to share items with friends. As is typical for this sort of thing though, it was abused by scammers. It’s now being yanked out of the game.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Sep 2014

Far Cry is never shy of dabbling in the slightly insane. In the last entry, that was almost entirely encapsulated in Vaas alone, but Far Cry 4 seems to sprinkle this insanity all around its mechanics. That's why instead of a fancy new weapon, Far Cry 4 has weaponized elephants. Oh, hey PETA!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 15 Sep 2014

Bungie’s Destiny is one of the more hyped and marketed games in recent history, joining the likes of Titanfall and Watch Dogs. It’s the first game the studio’s made since it created Halo; the game that redefined the shooter experience on consoles. Destiny was meant to change things, to redefine the genre anew. Unfortunately, like those games, it fails to live up to the hubbub its created.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 12 Sep 2014

Gone are the days where Resident Evil actually felt like a horror. Most of the franchise’s core titles have leaned more on the action side of things, and I’d even go as far as calling Resident Evil 6 a straight up third-person shooter. Revelations, previously only a 3DS exclusive, went back to basics. People really loved it, which is why Revelations 2 looks no different.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 12 Sep 2014

With everyone going absolutely bonkers over the launch of Destiny, it’s easy to forget that there are actually still a ton of games coming out over the next few weeks. Some are further than others, but most of them are less than a month away. Take Forza Horizon 2 for example. It’s looking like one of the most stunning games to launch on the Xbox One yet, and it’s out in really, really soon.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 12 Sep 2014

Destiny was released a few days ago and seeing that the game is so reliant on being populated by other people no media in the world received advanced copies. So here we sit a full 3 days later and there are only 8 Metacritic affiliated sites who have posted reviews yet.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Sep 2014

Game streaming is all the rage. Steam lets you stream your own games from your desktop to your TV, but more ambitious folk like OnLive and the now Sony-owned Gaikai are planning to stream games straight to compatible devices over the internet. According to unsourced, unverified reports on Neowin, Microsoft is planning on doing the same – but going a step further, by beaming games to your browser.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Sep 2014

A handful of years ago (if you happen to be a Simpsons character) there were many rumours of a Kinect-powered Gears of War game doing the rounds. Many suspected that it would end up being either an on-rails shooter like Fable: The Journey, or a motion-controlled RTS.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 11 Sep 2014

Destiny kicked off what is bound to be a very busy, and expensive, few weeks. After a boring and quiet Winter it’s now time for literally all the games to come out, mostly starting in the first week of October. One game coming out during that week is Alien: Isolation, and it doesn’t look like you’ll need too much PC power to ruin sleeping with the lights off for the near future.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Sep 2014

According to many, Activision has spent – or indeed will spend – half a billion Dollars on the development, production and marketing of Bungie’s latest game, Destiny.  That’s a heck of a lot of money to pour in to a video game. Activision’s quite bullish about it though, expressing that they have faith in the product. It may be well founded faith; according to a delightful press release we received yesterday, Activision has already sold-in more than $500 000 000 worth of Destiny stock.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Sep 2014

Right, Destiny is out – which means many of you have been playing the game since yesterday. Very many of you are likely further than the point you got to in the beta. that means that not only have you gone to the Moon, but you’ve probably hit Venus and beyond.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 10 Sep 2014

The rumor mill is grinding again, and this time it's got something quite juicy in its grasp. According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is looking to buy Mojang for quite a sizable chunk of cash, and the deal could be signed this week.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Sep 2014

There are some times where having to play games for a living becomes a chore. It usually starts with a game, one that makes me regret every waking moment I spend with it. I want to stop playing, but I can't, because I have to finish it to see if there's any shred of value that someone like you can find in it.