online Tag

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.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 28 Aug 2014

Destiny is literally around the corner. I'm extremely excited to jump back into Bungie's online adventure on Xbox One with a few friends, but we're going to be missing out on quite a bit on content that only Sony players will get access to. Consider me jealous.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Aug 2014

Riots Games have been a but slow in releasing new champions for their extremely popular MOBA, League of Legends. At least, they were earlier this year, with Gnar being unleashed just a few weeks ago. That holiday seems to be over, and already we’ve got our first look at probably the most broken new Champion I’ve ever seen.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Aug 2014

Destiny might not have as many planets as, say, No Man's Sky, but that doesn't mean much if the planets themselves are large, detailed and fun to explore. We've seen Earth, a little bit of Mars and now Bungie has released the first look at a lush, tropical Venus.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Aug 2014

Riot Games have been teasing their new champion for nearly a month now. The long lost relative to Teemo seems like an interesting new addition to the League of Legends roster. That’s probably because he changes from a cute little critter into a raging monster in no time at all.