Xbox Live’s Games with Gold has been a little on the underwhelming side recently, but according to rumours floating about on the internet, that could change. Next month, the games that Gold subscribers will be getting are pretty good ones, say the rumours. They also suggest that Microsoft’s doubling up on the number of gratis games in April.
As we inch closer and closer to the release of Mortal Kombat X, Ed Boon and the rest of NetherRealm Studios are doing a good job of keeping the hype train moving with frequent updates to the fighter roster. There are already a handful of returning classics and new fighters alike, and there’s probably going to be much more before launch in April. But what about fighters outside of the Mortal Kombat universe? What about someone like Predator?
The Dota 2 Asia Championship just came to a close this morning, with Evil Geniuses taking all the glory in one of the biggest competitions aside from The International. So it seems fitting that around the same time, a brand new trailer for the incoming Dota 2 New Bloom patch appeared online – and it looks like Winter Wyvern could be joining the fray really soon.
While it’s perfectly fine to argue between whether AMD or Nvidia is the better video card purveyor, it’s a bit different when games start forcing you into making some of these choices. Take Nvidia Gameworks for example. Nvidia has had its hand in a lot of recent games, adding in some neat functionality for their card users and, unintentionally or not, making it a bit of a nightmare for the AMD crowd. Is GTA V next on the list?
The Wolf Among Us was, without a doubt, on of the best games of 2014. Unlike the grossly depressing Walking Dead series, The Wolf Among Us introduced us to a fantasy filled world that mixed fairy tale creatures into normal, modern human life. Taking control of the Big Bad Wolf himself, players were tasked with solving a twisting murder mystery which ended on an incredibly satisfying yet confusing note. And the story might not be done.
With Hideo Kojima taking the stage at the Taipei Games Show this weekend, I expected some word on whether or not The Phantom Pain is close to launch or not. Metal Gear Solid V still doesn't have a release date, but that was fine because it seemed like a tease for a Metal Gear Rising sequel took its place instead. Turns out it was all a lie.
Some days you get stories that you look at and think "yeah, that's not happening", and other days it isn't so clear cut. Looking at a rumor posted late last night, I was sure that I was reading a lot of misinformation seemingly straight out of Blizzard HQ. But looking at it again, it seems a lot of it could be true. Maybe. Ok, probably not. That includes a rumor about the final StarCrat II's release date.
Very probably not, if we’re being honest. While reports of a newer, smaller PlayStation 4 are inevitable, I think it’s a little too soon for it to happen. That hasn’t stopped this series of confidential images purporting to be the first pictures of a diminutive PlayStation 4 from flooding the internet.
There’s going to be a new Call of Duty this year because of course there’s going to be one. Activision has been steadily whipping their studios to keep their mega millions franchise alive, so it’s just a matter of time before we hear about the next instalment. That seemingly came from Microsoft yesterday – before they pulled the old one eighty again.
Before Heavy Rain put Quantic Dream on the PS3 map, the studio created a far more mature and disturbing game on the PS2. Anyone who has played Indigo Prophecy will tell you that Quantic's more modern work pales in comparison on various fronts, especially when it comes to violence and sexual content. I have no doubt a sequel would go down extremely well - and that could be what Quantic Dream is teasing.
Normally, Batman: Arkham Knight posts are written by Darryn. However, he is unwilling to expose himself to potential spoilers which is why these words aren't written by him. If you feel the same about possible spoilers for the game, please stop reading now and don't click further. If, however, you're curious about how a Limited Edition statue could spoil the game, follow me.
Anyone remember Shadow Realms? It’s supposed to be the next big from BioWare, which was announced as a PC exclusive at Gamescom last year after some exciting cryptic marketing. The episodic, 4 vs. 1 styled dungeon crawler looked like it was going in the free-to-play direction, but now it could be an all new game entirely.
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.
Guitar Hero was the biggest thing for a long while. It spawned a whole bunch of rhythm games and was strangely fun and addictive. Personally, I wish Rocksmith were as popular seeing as it teaches you how to really play guitar. However, the plastic guitars might be returning soon, this time for a new generation of consoles.
Just a few short weeks ago Nvidia official released their next-generation graphics cards, the GTX 980 and 970. Powered by their new Maxwell technology, the cards focused more on power efficiency, but still managed to outpace the staggeringly fast 700 series' best. The GTX 980, in particular, is an incredible card, and it could be getting an upgrade already.