Multiplayer Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Feb 2015

Destiny is pretty much several games in one package. On the one hand, you’ve got the pseudo-RPG mechanics intertwined with the shoot ‘em up nature of this beast. On the other hand, you’ve got an arena shooter in the Crucible, a mode that is home to some deadly-skilled players. And on the third hand derived from a terrible mutation, you’ve got the waiting game, as Destiny will be changing once again with the latest playlist update.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 16 Feb 2015

The Order: 1886, according to YouTubers who’ve uploaded the game to the internet, will last you about 5 hours; and that’s including the game’s maligned interactive cut-scenes. For many, that’s just not good enough; when throwing down $60 (or R799), people expect a game to last them a good few hours more than that. The thing is, those YouTubers have intentionally blitzed through the entire game for as short a run as possible.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Feb 2015

Mass Effect 3 had some excellent multiplayer. It was fun and cooperative, and had some excellent tie in with the game. The new Mass Effect (that won't be called Mass Effect 4 but we'll keep calling that until we get a new name to work with) will also have multiplayer and Bioware is looking for the right leader for it.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 11 Feb 2015

I wouldn’t hold it against you if you didn’t recall Dreadnought. The space combat shooter, which features absolutely massive starships, was announced at E3 last year by Yager, and hasn’t made too much noise since then. The game is progressing nicely, and is still set for launch during the middle of this year. And if you had no idea what it was then, you certainly should be paying attention now.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Feb 2015

I’ve always wanted to make a change in the world. Not for a cleaner environment, honest politics or any of that ineffectual nonsense, but in games. By now, anyone with a console has taken part in a beta of some sort. Whether it be the latest one for Battlefield Hardline, Evolve or Hearthstone, those betas are valuable tools for helping to shape the final game. And if you took part in the Halo 5: Guardians beta, then you did make a change. Maaaaaaaaaaan.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 29 Jan 2015

The dawn of the next-generation of consoles has brought about as much controversy as it has pleasure. If it's not something to do with the framerate, it's about the resolution, of which console the game was made for primarily and all the stuff that people didn't really care about not too long ago. One of the more confusing debates sits around console and PC parity, and it's one Evolve isn't content on having.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Jan 2015

Over on Reddit, people are debating the merits of Evolve's pricing system. Rather than having players buy a full price game, plus DLC, they are questioning why it wasn't made as a free-to-play experience. Does this apply to all multiplayer games?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Jan 2015

I never really wanted to own a Wii U up until last year. It’s virtually impossible to ignore how strong Nintendo’s line-up was, and after Nintendo Direct last night it’s hard to imagine that they’re going to slow down soon. There are already countless reasons to finally pick up a Wii U, but my ultimate seller has to be Splatoon. And now it has a release date.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Jan 2015

We’ve detailed earlier this week how 2015 is going to have a massive slate of games. Games that are hopefully, better developed and more complete on launch than the majority of 2014’s projects. One such developer most folks have faith in? Naughty Dog, who have been buttered up and on a roll as of late.  Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End returns them to their most iconic property. And they’ve just revealed a ton of new details about the game.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Dec 2014

Living here in the most southern part of Africa, we’re a bit hard pressed for outstanding online performance. Still, there are a handful of games that smile down on us, letting us know that as far away as we are, we still have a place in the online multiplayer world. This year wasn’t the best for the most stable multiplayer launches, but there was one standout title that proved itself better than the rest.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Dec 2014

Evolve's big selling point is the 4 Vs. 1 asymmetrical multiplayer. It will be a ridiculous amount of fun with friends, but what if your internet goes down, or you have no friends? Don't worry, you can still have a roaring good offline time with Evolve.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Dec 2014

In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm rather excited for Evolve. It went from not being on my radar at all, to being my most anticipated multiplayer game. However, we've only seen one mode - Hunt. Now, the entire evacuation campaign is explained.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Dec 2014

Sometimes it's really easy to forget that multiplayer games are actually wrapped up in a ton of fascinating lore. It's not always the main focus due to the lack of a dedicated "campaign", but there's usually enough going on around you to make you believe that your lengthy multiplayer sessions actually carry some weight. Evolve is no different, and being a Hunter has never been this important.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Nov 2014

If I asked you to share the first block sandbox game that comes to mind, I’d willingly bet my first unborn child that you’d say Minecraft. Don’t worry, it’s was the first thing that popped into my head too, at least until recently when I learnt about another platform called Roblox. For lack of a better comparison, it reminds me of Mojang’s open world builder. It’s different though, allowing users to not only create their own worlds, but also entire game experiences for other to play – all in the comfort of a browser window.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 Nov 2014

2K is slowly dishing out news about Evolve. Maybe they will even share the new monster with us for the holiday. However, their latest reveal is really rather rad - I wouldn't mind growing up to be her. Okay, not quite, but she's still the best medic I've seen for the game.