Review embargoes are sometimes a good indication about whether a studio is confident in the quality of their game or not. Most of the time when a game is embargoed until after release, it's not a good sign. Call of Duty on the Vita is one of the best example of this, and now Sims 4 could join that growing list.
If you think horror in gaming, the names Silent Hill and Resident Evil are sure to pop into your head fairly quickly. Names like Alone in the Dark and Haunted House are from a bygone era of gaming, but Atari thinks it's time they came back.
Blizzard is desperately trying to plug the hole in the World of Warcraft subscriber base. The MMO is consistently losing subscribers, with Warlords of Draenor possibly bringing a few people back at the end of the year. New, interesting looking content can do that, but increased subscription prices is probably the exact opposite of what on-the-fence players want.
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.
Blizzard are the undisputed kings of cinematic CGI trailers. It makes me wonder why their art team isn’t just making the World of Warcraft movie themselves. I mean, just look at how damn amazing the opening cinematic for Warlords of Draenor is.
Last week Activision open their cupboard of lost developers and randomly drew Sierra back out. It was a surprise announcement, with the studio promising a reveal at Gamescom this week. Sierra is back, and they’ve brought along two games with them to kick things off.
Like chapters of the final battle in Naruto, so are the games of our lives. I have no idea what the hell that actually meant, but it’s currently easier to understand than the ongoing manga arc in that series. Another year, another Naruto game on various consoles. Except this year, PC Gamers also get to join in on some shinobi shenanigano-jutsus, much earlier.
If the name Sierra brings up all sorts of warm, nostalgic feelings, then you were probably part of the Golden Age in PC gaming. The famous developer was put to rest a few years ago by Activision, but it’s time for their name to shine once more.
Earlier this year Microsoft made the not so surprising announcement that Dead Rising 3, a former Xbox One exclusive, would be making the jump to PC. It’s been less than a year since the launch of the Xbox One, and yesterday it lost yet another exclusive launch title to the Master Race.
Details about No Man's Sky have been slowly trickling in during this year, especially after the impressive showing the game had at E3. It was one of the highlights of Sony's press conference, punctuated by the news that it would be launching on the PS4. Without a word on any other release platforms, you would assume that No Man's Sky was a PS4 exclusive. That's only half true.
If you’re a regular visitor (and I’m sure most of you are) you would’ve probably noticed that we’ve been doing a lot more hardware reviews lately. Stuff like headphones, keyboards and mouses. You know, the stuff that goes on your desk to help you enjoy the best of what Master Race gaming has to offer. What’s that? When are we going to start looking at the really juicy, meaty hardware that makes that type of gaming possible? Well, right now actually.
It's been a while since Riot teased a new champion for their extremely popular MOBA, League of Legends. Before I was bitten by the DOTA bug, I was a massive LoL player, and I remember champion releases being a rather frequent thing. Riot could be getting back into that, with another Teemo-like character.
If you’re still not familiar with the name Facepunch Studios, then you’re probably a sole console gamer. Facepunch is a massive name in the PC market, especially after releasing Rust on Early Access last year. The game which tests how trustworthy you are when you meet a naked man in a field with a rock isn’t finished yet, but that hasn’t stopped Facepunch from starting a whole new game.
I've known that my PC is due for a serious upgrade since the beginning of this year. The Nvidia flagship cards out now have been extremely tempting, but I've been told time and time again that the 800 series be worth the long wait. It's been difficult, but if these leaked benchmarks are anything to go by that wait might indeed have been worthwhile.