Remember that time when Battlefield was all about, you know, an actual battle field with tanks and planes and not cops n robbers driving couches and cars around? Pepperidge (cabbage) farm remembers! Don’t worry, EA remember too, because they haven’t abandoned support for Battlefield 4 in favour of the newer Hardline. A new patch is coming to the former, and it arrives later today.
Overwatch has been getting a bunch of sudden attention over the past month. Just last week Blizzard showed off the game’s gunslinger, Jesse, and the week before that we got to see Zenyatta, the robotic monk. Now we’re getting a taste of the resident bowman, Hanzo, compliments of brand new gameplay footage.
Splatoon is just eight days away. Eight days for the seven of you who actually own a Wii U! I'm incredibly excited to get my ink on next week Friday - with an adorable inkling at my side. Thing is though, Splatoon was almost never about squid at all. In fact, early versions of the game had you shooting ink around as a delightful little blob of food.
The Division is quickly turning into Ubisoft's second mythical unicorn. Despite the fact that we keep hearing about it, it's been a long time since anyone outside the Private Alpha has actually seen the game running. Now that the game got pushed back to 2016, it could end up staying that way for a long time - unless Ubisoft follow through on their supposed beta plans.
Overwatch made a huge splash with its "we're better than Pixar" cinematic and interesting aesthetic for in-game visuals during debut. The first-person, team-based shooter from the creators of Diablo and StarCraft hasn't really made a peep since then though - which was all remedied with a long look at one of the support characters you'll get to play as. And for a support, he looks incredibly offensive.
Here at Lazygamer HQ, there's rarely a day that goes by without mention of Splatoon [Ed's note: 97.9% of the time, it's by Alessandro] . The inky shooter from Nintendo is a surprisingly deep, online focused title that takes itself more seriously than some modern warfare ones out there, and it's easy to see why Wii U owners are clamouring for a chance to play. A chance that you'll get this weekend with a limited open beta.
It's the running joke of the Star Wars franchise, but come later this year you too will know how it feels to be an inaccurate, inadequate Stormtrooper. DICE's Battlefront reboot is checking a lot of the right boxes (and missing a few), but the inclusion of a first-person view has had many worried about how combat will work in the multiplayer shooter. Fear not recruits, because it's not changing at all.
I used to be incredibly addicted to Team Fortress 2 shortly after it launched. It took a few months to fade, and I haven’t touched the class-based shooter in years. That doesn’t mean it fizzled out into non-existence though, with the game still ranking in the top five most played titles on Steam currently. That’s why massive changes, like competitive matchmaking, are still being implemented.
Despite the perceptions you may come across on the internet, Destiny is still very much alive and kicking. It might not have the massive, mainstream appeal people expected it to have after launch, but there still seems to be a dedicated pocket of people who love the shooting, grinding and looting fun that Bungie has on offer. And if you hang around the PvP realm more often than others, Bungie is catering to you with House of Wolves.
Let's get this out of the way: EA sort of lied. Everyone was expecting the first proper look at Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay at the Star wars Celebration over the weekend, and while attendees definitely got that chance the rest of us didn't Instead, we now know a hell of a lot more about the online shooter, and it's sounding very much like a sequel any fan would want to play.
The anticipation floating around every Star Wars fan globally is so thick, I’m not even sure that unstable red lightsaber could slice through it. Not only with Friday give us a new trailer for The Force Awakens, but we’ll also get our very first glimpse of Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay – which will supposedly break the internet. As for when we’ll actually get to play, who knows. We do know, however, that Xbox One will get it first.
Let’s face reality for a second. At this rate, it seems unlikely that we will ever see Half-Life 3. I know, it made me cry too. Honestly though, it would never live up to the monumental hype it has accumulated, and I think I’ve now made peace with the fact that it will never exist. If you on the other hand, live for the world of Gordon Freeman, there are mods out there who will keep your insatiable thirst quenched.
Sunset Overdrive was in many ways the biggest surprise for me last year. I had drooled over the Xbox One exclusive since its announcement, but slowly began worrying about its longevity in the months leading to launch. Those worries were put to rest after actually playing it, and I still maintain it’s the best game you can pick up for Microsoft’s console. And if you haven’t yet, you can save a few bucks now.
There's no hiding the fact that I'm a massive Splatoon fan. The inky Nintendo shooter is one of the reason's I recently purchased a Wii U, and every time I see it in action I know I made the right decision. So you could've called yesterday an early Christmas for me, as a ton of new Splatoon footage hit the internet - and got it all messy.
It feels like an eternity since EA and DICE revealed that they were working on a brand new Star Wars: Battlefront title. Considering this is probably the most requested sequel from Star Wars fans everywhere, the wait has been excruciating to say the least. But that's all coming to an end in less than a month!