Double Helix Games has detailed that the next patch will “jail” frequent disconnectors in ranked multiplayer matchups. For people who are unaware of the problem, when in a ranked match, if someone was about to lose and they intentionally disconnect their internet, the matchup gets nullified and neither win or lose points.
When it comes to guilty pleasure games, Surgeon Simulator is at the top of my list. The things I’ve done to the human body in that grisly game defy all manner of comprehension. Funnily enough, it didn’t leave me feeling squeamish at all. But a dentist mode? I am f$#%ing terrified of dipping into that mode.
When I think of 2013, I think of one great year in gaming. DMC: Devil May Cry, The Last of Us and GTA V were some such examples of the quality games that were released. That doesn’t mean that some rather less than stellar games didn’t make it to that annual stage however, with Ride to Hell: Retribution easily being the worst of the lot. Six months ago we wondered if this game would be the top of a crap iceberg. We were right.
2013 is coming to an end, so it's time for all those lists of best games. Indies are a bit tricky - they often release and take some time to gain attention, and there are so many great games that fall through the cracks. Here is our list of top indies that we played in 2013.
Bad news cricket fans, as it looks like the Ashes Cricket 2013 has closed for play after being digitally run out.
It's been a long while since we've had a good cricket game, Ashes Cricket 2013 does nothing to change that. It was released quietly on steam about a week ago to a slew of complaints concerning game breaking bugs and just being a generally awful game. As of today the game was pulled from steam, which is no surprise given the abysmal quality. This gameplay video says it all. I doubt they even playtested the damn thing.
Think Call of Duty and GTA V made some solid sales this year? Well so did soccer simulator Football Manager 2013, as it notched up over ten million new players since it was released. A pity that most of them were from piracy.
MOBA games began with Blizzard. Or at least, the tools that Blizzard provided with their games. That genre has grown massively over the years, resulting in massive tournaments with even bigger prizes on the line. Blizzard has seen this, and they’re bringing their own long-in-development MOBA game to free-to-play battlegrounds. Prepare yourselves for the Heroes of the Storm.
There’s a ton of love for all things Blizzard at Blizzcon, and nothing sums that up better than seeing those fans create some extraordinary costumes. From Night Elves to Terran Spectres, there was a wide variety of cosplay present. And it was all so damn cool.
If there’s one aspect of gaming that we don’t see too much of, it’s expansion packs. Gaming calls that kind of content DLC, but it’s smaller and usually less satisfying. Diablo 3 is bringing back the extra content in 2014 with Reaper of Souls, which includes a new character class known as the Crusader. And at Blizzcon, that class made a believer out of me.
Out of all the conventions I’ve been to this year, Blizzcon may just have them all beat. There’s an infectious enthusiasm that permeates the entire event, and it’s impossible to not get infected by all that energy. I’ve been snapping pictures like crazy, so you can all see for yourself.
I mentioned yesterday how I was knocked for a six by the level of cosplay professionalism at rAge. I think everyone who took part, honestly deserves a round of applause and it was fantastic seeing that appreciation from the rAge crowds. Unfortunately with an event this big, a few bad apples are bound to spoil the fun.
Your wallet is empty, your feet have blisters and your body odour is most likely strong enough to knock a donkey over. Yep, sounds like another rAge weekend has come and gone. I had a blast this year, running around in my Ghostbuster outfit. But hells bells, there was some damn good cosplay on display.
New games? Next-gen technology? Geoff and Gavin going to a further level of alcoholic with enough Kolsch beer to level a city? Please, that’s not what you want to see from Gamescom. You want cosplay dammit! Foam swords! Skimpy costumes! Tight abs! Deadpool! Well we’ve got all that and more, right after the jump.
It may have been a smaller event compared to previous years, but Gamescom was still home to some big news overall.