It's now more rare for a game to launch without a Season Pass than with one. Sometimes the post launch content on offer justifies the extra little cash injection, as is the case with Far Cry 4. You're getting single-player, co-op and multiplayer content, as well as a little trip into a Yeti's den. I highly doubt he'll be as cuddly as I hope.
I know, we all hate exclusives. They ruin things for the rest of us. Exclusive DLCs or rewards make us hurt enough, but some games are only coming to certain platforms. Will you just suffer, or will you whip out your wallet if the game is right?
Well that’s certainly not the way you’d like to kick off your weekend if you’re a racing fan. Project Cars, one of the most anticipated racing titles ever, isn't going to be launching this year anymore. Instead, it's suffered a bit of a delay.
You know how good Shadow of Mordor is? I finished the game, wrote my review, and I've still gone back for more game time. Now they've added a photo mode so you can take the perfect images of all your best and worst in-game moments. But it's not so simple on Xbox One.
HEY KIDS! This year, December isn’t the barren wasteland of non-gaming releases thanks to a veritable glut of October and November launches. There are some great games coming out. Some big, some small and some in between like my gut after the traditional feast of Sandy Claws. But if there’s one game that has my blood on fire, it has to be the new Guilty Gear game. That’s right my lovelies, the Yuletide season is about to get messy with off the wall combos and special moves when the latest GG game arrives.
Evolve was a definite stand-out at this year’s rAge Expo. There wasn’t once where I walked past the stand and didn’t see a massive line around it, even before the doors had opened to the public. People love hunting down a group of hunters as the monster, and adding to this beastly roster is exactly how Turtle Rock is going to keep the game alive.
As a pure gaming device, the PlayStation 4 may be one of the best consoles ever made. But therein lies the rub, as that is exactly what the console is essentially. A pure gaming device. Unlike previous PlayStations, the PS4 launched without any true media support. That all changes, sort of, in the upcoming system software 2.00 update that is codenamed Masamune. Which is also one bitchin’ cool codename for a mere patch.
Ubisoft has come under a ton of fire after trying to avoid the entire resolutiongate debate last week. Fans claimed that the Ps4 version in particular had suffered a downgrade in order to keep parity between both current-gen consoles. That may not be true, as one Ubisoft developer claims the game could never reach 1080p on Sony's console.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated titles of this new generation. Despite the early 2015 release date, the Witcher 3 wasn’t playable at this year’s rAge Expo, although CD Projekt RED was there to show off all the new features on stage. One of those happened to be the game’s refined approach to combat, which builds on the previous system quite well.
Yesterday Bungie detailed a new hot fix that would be going live later in the day. It did, bring a host of small tweaks and changes to the game’s weapons and raids. Some players, however, are finding that the patch also manages to destroy their Destiny installation altogether.
The Evil Within has a lot of promise to live up to. Fans of Shinji Mikami's previous work have high hopes that this new survival horror will rekindle the slower, more dread-filled days of the Resident Evil franchise. Does it succeed in delivering a heart attack inducing experience?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again until someone flips the switch on me that happens to be stuck on repeat: it is a good time to be a racing fan. Forza Horizon 2, DriveClub and the upcoming Project CARS have left road warriors spoilt for choice. But you can bet that there’s a community out there that can’t wait for Gran Turismo to return. Eventually.
Despite all of the negative press, Destiny still has a surprisingly large active player base. It might not be as high as Bungie would've hoped, but their continued support could entice some burned players to return. Especially those who loved their scout rifles, because they're finally useful.
Far Cry 4 is looking like it's going to be pretty explosive. You've got unnecessarily violent wildlife, an off-his-rocker villain and a brand new environment to go completely obsessive over. But what about sticking to the marked path? How long will Far Cry 4 actually last?
I had the fortune to play DriveClub well before it was actually released to the public. Beyond looking incredible, the game is actually rather fun and rewarding – provided you're actually connected to the game’s servers. Unfortunately, since the game’s retail release, the servers have been down, negating every social single social element DriveClub offers, which in effect removes its very reason for existing. Nearly a week on, and it’s still down.