Microsoft have been fairly consistent with crucial monthly updates for the Xbox One. The March update finally added screenshot functionality, which was easily the most requested feature since launch. April is fairly light on game-changing features, but there’s still enough to get excited about. Like Party Chat changes, for example.
Grand Theft Auto V is a technical marvel on old hardware, but shines especially bright on current-gen consoles. The frame rate is noticeable better, textures are sharper and the world generally feels more alive. There are hiccups here and there, and Rockstar are constantly working on patches to rectify these technical issues. Too bad these optimisations are sacrificing some of the overall sheen the game has.
Hearthstone is a beautifully balanced game. Sure there are cards here and there that spark some debate, but the act of logging on, pairing with an opponent and waging digital battle is complemented with a balanced, seamless experience. The game even shuns players who are taking too long to make their move - although there's nothing it can do about this ridiculous recording breaking one.
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.
Star Citizen is a massive undertaking. It's part of the reason why it's still not going to see a commercial release this year, and why it may never reach that conventional release stage at all. The space sim has rapidly changed as the money has poured in, and it's fairly easy to lose sight of what the final goal really is. This latest trailer for the game, however, puts things into perspective.
A week or so ago, a bunch of people starting talking about the Bloodborne launch trailer. However, it was just a rerelease of the story trailer from earlier this month. Now, thanks to PlayStation Japan, we can finally watch the actual Bloodborne launch trailer and it is doing everything it was intended to do.
Rainbow Six is right up there with my all time favourite shooter franchises, with the Vegas run occupying a special place in my heart. The franchise has been dormant for a long time, and the cancellation of Patriots did little to help that. But Siege is making up for lost time, with an unrelenting focus on the meat of the series: online multiplayer. And you can sign up right now to get an early taste.
Splatoon is one of the reasons I just purchased my very own Wii U, and I have to say that there's little to suggest that I made the incorrect decision. The paint-filled shooter mixes high paced action with a rather unique form of platforming, and it's coming with an arsenal full of squid weaponry later this year. If these three weapons are anything to go by, there's going to be quite a bit of strategy to the game too.
Always bet on black. Or to be an even bigger winner, always bet on Batman. No matter who he faces, I’ll alwyas throw down some cash that Batman will win in the end. After all: He’s the goddamn Batman. But what happens when Batman goes one on one with a different kind of opponent. A former Jedi who is now a dark shell of his former self, fuelled by cybernetic limbs and the Dark Side of the Force? Who wins in that fight?
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases laster this month and is looking to bring the joys of this mature PSP game to the new generation. I'm seriously excited for this game's release as I never got to play it back on handheld. The latest trailer show just how emotional the journey will be.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't counting down the weeks until The Witcher 3. It’s by far my most anticipated title of the year, and I’m glad that CD Projekt Red felt compelled to delay the game for a little extra polish here and there. I know, a few months isn’t a short wait, but can you blame them when every single gameplay video looks this good.
Grand Theft Auto V has been teasing Heists ever since the very first trailer for their online mode. The feature has been delayed time and time again, but it's finally reaching all versions of the open-world game next week. You’ll be able to rob banks with friends, engage in heart-racing getaways and bag a whole lot of cash in the process. That’s what it sounds like on paper, but how does it actually look in game?
I’m praying that my PC is up to scratch for The Witcher 3, because I can’t settle for anything less than the best when it eventually launches. The game looks absolutely gorgeous at max settings, and it seems that streaming the game over the internet has little to no effect on that. At least, that’s what Nvidia wanted viewers to believe during their livestream last night.
The Trine franchise has impressed me twice out of two attempts, which is a pretty solid record by anyone's maths - except maybe for Geoff's. Both titles featured a healthy blend of platforming goodness, puzzle solving prowess and neat combat encounters. It also helps that both of them are drop-dead gorgeous, which seems to be no different from the surprise third entry that was announced yesterday.
Welcome to Bloodborne month! The latest From Software game that seeks to destroy your soul will be releasing in just a few short weeks. In the most recent video, we get a glimpse of a most macabre boss battle that might just be the best enemy design we've seen thus far.