Blizzard is well known for making games that keep gamers hooked for months, if not years. World of Warcraft has a huge open world to explore, a world that is packed with lore and tons of quests. StarCraft II has the competitive and strategic edge to it, encouraging players to keep getting better and better. For me, what keeps players hooked to the Diablo franchise is the appeal of loot as well as the challenge of besting some of the toughest enemies.
For those of you who prefer the opinions of your fellow gamers over those of professional game critics up in their ivory towers, user reviews are where its at. For many gamers, those often illegible, barely constructed sentences filled with caps and racial epithets offer greater insights in to games’ worth than those of the people who’re paid to critique. And now, those will be available on Steam.
Anyone who pre-orders Destiny will get access to the Beta. We've known this for a while now, and anyone who is amped about the game should totally jump on that bandwagon. But now, it seems that Bungie is forging a special relationship with Sony.
I've got to say, I thought the Dark Souls II beta looked pretty good. It ran well and worked the way a beta should - it was like the real game. I thought that would be our last opportunity for a while, but you can jump in again this weekend.
It’s been a bad year for games launching much vaunted online components this year. GTA V has had one hell of a rocky start so far, while Battlefield 4 is also home to numerous game-breaking bugs. Bungie has seen that, and obviously wants to avoid it for Destiny. So they’re throwing as many folks as possibly can into the beta.
After spending Friday and Saturday ensuring that everything was downloaded properly, I got to wake up early on Sunday to the Dark Souls II Beta. I may have needed to make some extra coffee, but it was totally worth it to see what they've done with Dark Souls.
Those who loved Dark Souls are a little desperate to get their hands on Dark Souls II. The amount of videos searching for any details about what might be in the game is staggering. But now, PS+ subscribers can get their hands on the beta this weekend. Well, sort of.
A YouTube user has uploaded what he is claiming to be early beta footage of Assassin’s Creed 4 multiplayer gameplay.
Like everything in life, the best things available come in pairs. Salt and vinegar chips. Smith and Wesson guns, Benson and Hedges cigarettes…Ok, my childhood was weird. This year, gamers once again get Battlefield and Call of Duty. And it looks like Christmas begins early this year for some Battlefield fans.
User interfaces are pretty much one of the most overlooked parts of game design. Ever since this particular generation of gaming began, from the Xbox through to the Wii U, it’s been a core part of the gaming experience. We’ve already seen Sony’s Shuehei Yoshida looking cool as ice as he demonstrated some of that PS4 UI at Gamescom. Well here’s what the Xbox One UI looks like.
Are you the worlds biggest Final Fantasy fan or are you intrigued about how Final Fantasy is going to pull of a MMO? Or do you just like being part of a select group of beta testers…
I thoroughly enjoyed the last SimCity beta so I was very happy to see the announcement that yet another beta is being announced; though I was a bit disappointed to see it is only going to last a day. The beta starts on the 17th of Feb at 1am EST to 1am on the 18th of Feb.
Crysis 3 is currently in multiplayer beta – on pretty much all formats. One of the caveats of a beta – and really why they exist in the first place – is that sometimes they just don’t work, or don’t work properly, especially on PC’s where the possible hardware configurations are nearly infinite. One PC gamer, struggling to get the beta working, took to the MyCrysis forums to ask for help. And then got trolled by support.
I know what some of you are thinking, and I’m not even going to acknowledge all the haters. Because this game could just be my next online addiction. Developing a new MMO is hard enough, never the less merging an existing franchise and the MMO genre at the risk of disappointing two communities at once… I’m confident that Bethesda has got this though.
Just Cause 2 happens to be a guilty pleasure game of mine. It’s massive, open and just begging for players to find new ways to combine grappling hooks with vehicles and explosives, and throw it at a soldier. Still, the game had several shortcomings, which gave the experience a slightly sour taste overall. But then some smart people came up with a way to make Just Cause 2 relevant, and brilliant, all over again. By adding multiplayer to it.