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Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 24 Feb 2015

GTA V has been a on long road to PC - and taking wrong turns at nearly ever junction possible. Just a few short days before the game was set to launch in January, Rockstar set back the PC version back to March, along with a window for the eagerly anticipated Heists mode. Heists are still on track for launch, but GTA V on PC has been delayed yet again.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Feb 2015

I stopped playing Destiny a long time ago, but I’ve kept my eye on what Bungie has been doing with their ever growing MMO shooter over the past few months. It’s becoming apparent that really high level players are hitting the wall, forcing them to seek out ridiculous challenges and strikes just to stay entertained. That’s included some really entertaining solo Strike runs, which technically shouldn’t be possible within the game’s rules. And now Bungie is making it completely impossible.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Feb 2015

World of Tanks is a, surprisingly, really popular, well designed free to play multiplayer title. It blossomed on PC, shortly after which it made it’s free debut on the Xbox 360. Anyone with an Xbox Live Gold account could get in on the tank rolling fun, and soon you’ll be able to do the exact same on the Xbox One.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 12 Feb 2015

We’re a week away from Chinese New Year, which is a festive time for most Chinese communities around the world. More importantly, it’s a festive time for every Dota 2 player on the globe, as the New Bloom update looms. Bringing a new game mode, items and more, New Bloom is one of the biggest events for the game of the year. Only this time, there’s a new character joining the action as well.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Feb 2015

I’m fairly confident that Mortal Kombat X is going to be a solid single-player game, even if you do plan to Forever Alone it. But the real strength in this title is going to lie in the eSports and tournament scenes. And Mortal Kombat X may have a feature that merges the single and multiplayer sides of the game, in the form of factions. So you wanna join a club in Mortal Kombat X? Then GET OVER HERE!

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 05 Feb 2015

Not only has Nintendo made a great case for their upcoming New 3DS, but they’ve somehow breathed new life into the Wii U over the past year. The console had the very best exclusive last year, and Splatoon could very well be one of the best titles of 2015 as well. But how much do we really know about the quid ink shooter? Apparently, not that much at all.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Jan 2015

When I think about online shooters, my mind never wanders beyond a lobby with a maximum of 16 or so players. That's because I don;t really play shooters MMOs, but I do know that Planetside 2 is one of the more popular ones. So popular in fact, that the community decided to break a world record this weekend - which tested how big an online fight can really get.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jan 2015

HEARTHSTONE! There’s a reason why Hearthstone is so popular, and that’s because the game is a perfect blend of being easy to learn, and damn challenging to master. It’s also bloody massive these days, with tournaments popping up everywhere, and players throwing down cards in an attempt to be number one. It’s also the kind of game that is more vulnerable than my emotional core after I weigh myself at gym, because it happens to be especially open to DDOS attacks.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Jan 2015

Riot Games love playing around with new modes for their incredible popular MOBA, League of Legends. The latest of these experiments gives an incredible amount of power to your opponents, allowing them to dictate how the match begins. It's meant to be a fun alternative to professional play, but unsurprisingly it's a bit of a mess.

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 Alessandro Barbosa - 12 Nov 2014

I haven't played Destiny in weeks, and I don't plan on returning soon. I do know that millions of other people are still playing though and loving every social second, and I'm glad not everyone found it to be a waste of hard money. So if you're one of those people, here's a heads up on some server downtime.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 28 Oct 2014

The PS4 is gradually leveling up, gaining some of the features Sony promised fans all the way back at the initial reveal. SharePlay is one of the bigger features, allowing a friend to take over your game from another console. Thing is, they won't be getting the exact same experience.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 17 Sep 2014

A few weeks ago Riot Games revealed the latest champion to enter Summoner's Rift, Azir. Reading about his abilities gave me the impression that Azir would be an easy, crazy farming machine that was able to push lanes with his own towers. Easy wins, right? Well, Azir looks anything but easy to play.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 03 Sep 2014

Have you ever played RollerCoaster Tycoon? I remember playing the second one, and man was it a ton of fun! I built roller coasters that went on for days, only to have them shoot my guests up into the air. Oh, did I forget to finish the track? Everything is going according to plan! Park ratings went down but my park undoubtedly had the most legit adrenaline inducing rides. If you miss those good old days as much as I do, you’re in luck.There is a new game in the works.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 28 Aug 2014

Quake Live holds a special place in my heart. It's the only online game I've ever been banned from to this day, for apparently cheating. I really tried to understand how my a kill/death ratio lower than the temperature in Antarctica meant I was cheating, but I lost that case. Doesn't seem like it matters either, because Quake Live has changed.