If it were up to us, we'd be sitting down right now and playing Batman Arkham Knight in amongst the mess of other massive games that just hit shelves. But it's not up to us, and Rocksteady wanted more time to give their concluding chapter the spit and shine it deserved. And judging by the latest gameplay trailer for Arkham Knight, it's time that is being well spent.
Exclusives help sell specific consoles. Some help more than others - I'm convinced that Bloodborne will be great for PS4 and when the next Halo releases it will be god's gift to Xbox One owners. There are a few other exclusives in the works, but one has just been delayed out of the Holiday launch window, into 2015.
Despite having only two games in the series, Dragon Age has a surprisingly chequered past. Origins was like a gift from The Maker himself, harking back to the RPG eras of old and delivering an all-round stellar experience. Dragon Age II, although not terrible, failed to live up to the first's exceptional standards - an odd thing to say about a BioWare game. Inquisition is not the same Dragon Age as Origins, but it manages to take the best of both previous games and deliver something truly spellbinding.
It's finally Friday, and I don't think anyone else is happier to see the weekend than the guys over at Frontier Developments. Things were going so well last weekend, but that all changed on Monday when they decided to announce the removal of an offline mode from Elite: Dangerous. That led to some shady refund policies being put into place, but thankfully Frontier don't want to end the week on a negative note.
Steam's Early Access program has managed to earn itself a bad name over the years, thanks to a few terrible projects that have sucked fans dry and delivered only broken promises. It has made backing a game a far more complex and risky decision to make - a fact that Valve is incredibly unhappy about. That's why they're changing Early Access and making it far more strict for potential developers.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Elite: Dangerous, another extremely interesting space simulator, would be dropping the promised offline mode that made up part of the game’s original Kickstarter pitch. Frontier are completely within their rights to change anything about their game, but some fans were understandably pissed off. That’s become even worse now, as most won’t be able to get a refund.
Metal Gear Solid has been missing from PC for more than a decade. Snake and slithered and crawled through consoles for years no, but only regularly made stops at the master race station. That’s not changing soon, but his Big Boss daddy is set to return to PC next month, when Ground Zeroes finally makes its way to Steam. And know we know what you’ll need to get him crawling.
Last week the crowdfunded space simulator, Elite Dangerous, finally got a release date. The incredibly detailed space title was meant to be able to be played alone in an offline state, but just weeks before its maiden voyage the developers have yanked this feature out entirely.
Picking out a keyboard used to be easy. Does it have the right keys? Check. Does it look sturdy? Double check. Does it come with some fancy features that make it stand out? Check again. You can still pretty much do that, but gaming keyboards in particular come with more features and buttons than the dashboard on the Starship Enterprise. Or at least Logitech's new G910 does.
I am so obviously not a PC gamer - I only really heard of people overclocking their rigs recently, and I wasn't quite sure that I got the point. I mean, if you want better performance, surely you should just upgrade your kit? However, overclocking is actually quite a big deal, and a local South African is heading to China to compete, with the help of ASUS Republic of Gamers.
I was excited when I heard that Valkyria Chronicles was coming to Steam. It was one of my favorite gaming experiences on PS3, combining some unique story telling with excellent gameplay, strategy and design. I was glad that PC gamers would finally get their hands on this gem, and it seems they were glad, too.
Assassin's Creed: Unity is the first of two core entries into the franchise this year, taking the weight of old consoles off its shoulders and aiming to act as a new ear for Ubisoft's beloved franchise. A new assassin, a new time period and refined gameplay. Unity is meant to set the bar for the future, but do critics think it reached high enough?
When it comes to building a PC, the motherboard is easily one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. It controls what processor you can use, what type of RAM and whether you'll be able to double up on visual pushing power. A good motherboard also comes with a host of features you may or may not use, bumping up the price for the extra tweaking tools. ASUS' new motherboard is one of those.
When you think of a space-sim, Star Citizen is probably the one that comes to mind the quickest. It is not, however, the only extremely promising one in development, and I’d go as far to say that I’m a little more excited for Elite Dangerous. Unlike Star Citizen though, Elite Dangerous has a release date. One not too far into the future either.
This is the first generations of consoles I can recall where right at launch, they’re objectively weaker and less impressive than most meat gaming PCs. It’s the beginning of the end of the glory days of consoles, says Nvidia’s CEO Jen Hsun.