STOCKHOLM, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, announced theBattlefield™ 1 Open Beta* will begin August 31st on Xbox One, PC via Origin™ and PlayStation®4. Players who sign up as aBattlefield Insider and choose their platform before August 21st will be eligible to receive early access to the Open Beta. The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will feature two franchise favorite modes – Conquest and Rush – on the new Sinai Desert map. Playable with up to 64 players, this map includes a new controllable Armored Train behemoth, ridable horses and three new Elite Classes – Sentry, Flame Trooper and Tank Hunter.
Since the unveiling of [...]
Game: The Witch and The Hundred Knight Revival Edition Platform: PS4 Developers: Nippon Ichi Software Publishers: NIS America Inc Genre: Action role-playing Price: $39.99
This review was completed with a review copy from the publishers
The Witch and the Hundred Knight is a somewhat shallow attempt to couple the well known “cutesy” Disgaea art style with some darker themes in the pursuit of humor. It’s quite hit and miss, and the overall gameplay while striving for depth, seems just to fall short of its goal. The gameplay is competent enough, and the quality is quite high, but it just makes for one fairly cliche action-role-playing title. It’s a [...]
In 2007, Bungie revolutionised the Halo franchise with its addition of the original Forge feature to Halo 3. An instant fan favourite, Forge allowed players to modify or build maps for multiplayer games, unleashing the creative power of a millions-strong fan base. However, earlier today 343 Industries seems to be throwing us Halo fans another curve-ball by allowing players to develop Forge maps for Halo 5 Guardians on the PC through Microsoft Windows 10.What to expect?
The first thing to note is that Halo 5 Guardians is still a Xbox One exclusive title. Secondly, the app will be free, and available only to Windows 10 users. Marketed as Forge – Halo [...]
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In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron.
With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.
So read the blurb for Relic Entertainment’s triumphant return to its treasured Dawn of War franchise.Three-Faction Campaign
Following yesterday’s teaser video, Relic released a longer cinematic trailer showcasing the return of the Eldar, Blood [...]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is one of the most highly regarded real-time strategy titles in PC gaming, spanning two games with multiple expansions, the franchise is a treasure. However, since Relic Entertainment, the developers of Dawn of War, were sold to SEGA following the THQ bankruptcy, fans have worried that we may never see a return to the franchise.
This fear was somewhat averted by SEGA registering a domain for Dawn of War 3, and releasing new content for Dawn of War II: Retribution in the form of the Necron Overlord for the Last Stand game mode. However, today suspicions of a franchise revival are sure to return. On its official Twitter account and on the [...]
Game: Dark Souls 3 Developer: FromSoftware Publisher: Bandai Namco Games Reviewed On: PS4 Price: $59.99
As fans and observers of the Dark Souls series know, Dark Souls games are not like other games. While the series consists of easily identifiable game design – things like a third-person camera, RPG stat-investment, inventory management, and large explorable areas – it also has an ineffable quality about it; a mixture of mystery, trepidation and awe that makes the Dark Souls games as harrowing as they are rewarding for those who take the plunge. This has what has propelled Dark Souls from an obscure exercise in masochism to a [...]
Game: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Developer: Examu Publisher: Marvelous USA Reviewed on: PS4 Price: $39.99
The publisher provided a copy of this title for this review.
This week we will be taking a look at Nitroplus Blasterz, a fighting game starring the various heroines from the visual novel publisher Nitro Plus’ vast library of titles.
Gameplay here is very typical of the anime sub-section of the genre; players pick from among the game’s 14 playable characters then brawl with a friend or the CPU with over the top attacks, special moves, [...]
Title: Strawberry Vinegar Developer: ebi-hime Publisher: Sekai Project Played on: PC Price: $9.99
A review copy of this game was provided by the publisher for this review.
Visual novels are unique among video games, if one wishes to consider them such at all, in that without gameplay, they must rely on their story, music, and art to captivate the player and immerse themselves in the story’s world. This, in particular, is what Strawberry Vinegar fails to do even from the outset.
Regarding narrative, Strawberry Vinegar spins a tale that anime and manga fans have heard many many times before. Our heroine, a girl, named Chiri, suddenly finds a cute [...]
Game Name: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Developer: Hairebrained Studios Publisher: Hairebrained Studios Platform: PC Release Date: August 20, 2015 Price: $19.90/£13.78 Genre: Strategy, Role Playing ESRB Rating: M
A copy of this game was gifted by the developers for this review.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong shares many similarities with the previous campaigns in the series. It takes a fresh look at SIN, explaining a little about what life is like for people who aren’t shadowrunners. Thrust into the lifestyle, they must do all they can, merely to survive the harsh streets of Hong Kong. It also, unfortunately, shares some of the problems the previous campaigns had. I had a lot of [...]