We know, from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event last night that the company will allow gamers to stream games from their Xbox Ones to any other Windows 10 devices they may have lying about. That includes phones, tablets and yes, Desktop PCs. As a supercharged version of the PlayStation’s remote play, it’s a feature that many are excited for. Even better? They’re looking at the possibility of it going the other way.
I have a few questions for people who don't know about Ori and the Blind Forest. Do you use the internet at all? Do all your favorite games go pew pew? Are you allergic to visually stunning games? There really isn't any reason anyone shouldn't be looking forward to the 2D platform, and now we finally know when it's being released.
Plan on needing a bit of extra time before playing your latest Steam games - there's a new client in town that will automatically be downloading and changing a few things. It's not just about making that frame rate counter a real thing - there are some other cool additions to the service.
The definitive version of Dragon Age: Inquisition is supposed to be on PC. Considering how gorgeous it looks on PS4, that must be saying something. But that doesn't mean it's perfect, and the latest patch is meant to fix some of the biggest problems.
Digital games are here to stay. People spent more on digital console games over the holiday season than ever before, jumping 10% on PS4 and Xbox One. The sales across platforms are staggering and ever increasing, but all platforms are not created equal.
Man, I was following Abe before it was cool! If you were growing up in the 1990s and happened to have a Pentium II 400MHZ PC with a Voodoo graphics accelerator card, then chances are high that you’ll remember playing Oddworld: Abe’s Odysee in 1997. A remake has been on the cards for quite a while now, that see’s the meek potential meat product re-imagined in glorious new visuals. And now Abe finally has a date on non-PS4 platforms.
If I could only play one JRPG franchise for the rest of time, it would probably be Final Fantasy. I've been playing these games since the very first one and I am beyond excited for FF XV. However, Square Enix is looking to hire someone and the position is getting me a bit worried.
Kingdom Rush Origins, the newest game in the tap-happy stable of cartoon fantasy tower defense games from the chaps at Ironhide Game Studio is out. Its’ the best one yet; Offering far more variety, balance and challenge than Kingdom Rush Frontiers and the original game. It’s available right now on your mobile platform of choice. Unfortunately for those waiting for a PC version, you’ll probably be waiting forever. In an open letter, Ironhide Games Studio’s Juan Amorin confirmed that there’d be no PC version this time around. For PC gamers it stings a little, as the game started its life as a free flash game.
War? What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Good god y’all! When you think about it, war truly is a terrible monster. Not every civilian is gifted enough to be an unstoppable pair of hands with a healing factor stolen from the Wolverine, capable of surviving various bullets to the face and grenades to the groin. It takes a special kind of person to survive war. It quite honestly takes a bastard who is willing to do anything to live another day. Fortunately, I happen to be an even bigger bastard in This War Of Mine.
It could be said that I have a bat in my console belfry. Batman: Arkham Knight is a damned pretty game, make no mistake, as it’ll most likely push current-gen systems to their limits. One thing it won’t be doing however, is setting tongues wagging as to which platform has the best version of the caped crusader, as developer Rocksteady is going for some of that console parity mojo before the game releases.
If there's one thing PC gamers hate, it Uplay. Console gamers also aren't too fond of Ubisoft's DRM distribution service, but it's far, far worse for PC gamers, resulting in broken games and horrible experiences. Now Ubisoft is pulling some new releases from the UK's Steam client - could this be a sign of things to come?
"With the power of next generation processing" seems to be the mantra of a bunch of games releasing at the end of this year. Assassin's Creed Unity is promising to use that extra power in all aspects of the game; from environmental design to seamless co-op, Ubisoft keeps raving that this is the Assassin's Creed game that we've been waiting for. Now a new trailer wraps it all up quite neatly.
The biggest challenge that GTA V has right now, is that it may have been far too successful last year. It sold many millions, making for some very happy shareholders over at Take Two and Rockstar. Fast forward a year or so, and we have a shinier version on the way. But the problem is, is that just about everyone has played the game by now. So how do you sell it twice? By looking at GTA V through another perspective.
I live my life one DD3 RAM update at a time. 2014 has already seen two high profile racing games released, in the form of the rather superb Forza Horizon 2 and the lonely yet competent DriveClub. Third time’s the charm however, as Ubisoft is preparing to roll out The Crew. Another open-world racer, it’s looking like a fine middle-ground game for folks who aren’t into either of the two big releases mentioned above. And it also has the added bonus of being console-agnostic. But can your PC ride with the big boys?
And the Nvidia/AMD war continues! PC will always have the best potential for video game visuals, depending on how deep your pockets are. And depending on your brand loyalty (DOWN WITH THAT GRAPHICS CARD COMPANY!), you could be in for an optimised experience. With Assassin’s Creed Unity, expect to eat the very best of digital cake, according to Nvidia at least.