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 [...]
The beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division will open for Xbox One on Thursday 28th at 9 am GMT / 4 am EST / 1 am PST, followed by PS4 and PC on Friday 29th at noon GMT / 7 am EST / 4 am PST. To play, you will need to have pre-ordered a copy of the game for your system of choice. There is, however, a way to beat the pre-order restriction. According to reporting by Eurogamer PS4 players can cancel their pre-order but retain access to the beta. I do not advocate for this shady sort of behaviour, but if it’s your thing, it’s technically possible. If you plan on checking it out, you should make sure to get some time off work, as it’s only available over the [...]
Every year has good games, but only one can be the best of the year. So, what have I chosen as my game of the year?
Following its release in March of this year, Colossal Order’s Cities: Skyline proved to be the SimCity that never was. Boasting careful attention to detail, more robust and complex systems than SimCity, and even expanding the possibilities for one’s cities, this game surely feels like the best game of 2015. Of course, many other great titles released later in the year, but none seemed to be as captivating as this.
Published by Paradox Interactive, Cities: Skyline allows players to forge their own cities from the ground up and gives them [...]
Timed console exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider, has been given a PC release date for January 29th. The release date spotted via a listing for the game on the French Amazon website; the website clearly shows a PC case with the game’s box art.
The game released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10th, with Square Enix deciding to release the title against Fallout 4. Releasing the game so close to Fallout 4 had an adverse impact on the game’s sales, with the title selling far below it’s expected targets. The PC version will likely include a higher frame rate and a more consistent resolution, improving the already beautiful visuals. The PC iteration [...]
To say I was keen on playing the Star Wars Battlefront Beta would be an understatement, I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan since I was a kid. I had it forced upon me as a child and then went on to grow a greater appreciation of it during my mid to late teens. I’ve played countless game tie-ins with KOTOR being my favourite and the original Battlefront games coming in a close second. I approached the beta with a lot of scepticism, the same scepticism I am holding for The Force Awakens when it releases later in the year. For the most part, my cynicism was unneeded as the Battlefront Beta is awesome, but it isn’t without its problems.
The first thing that [...]
Red Barrels, developers of the popular first person horror title Outlast have released a teaser today for the upcoming sequel. Red Barrel teased that there would be an announcement yesterday evening, with many believing that Outlast 2 would likely be the subject of it.
Outlast 2 will follow in the steps of the first game, exploring the human mind and providing a whole new terrifying experience. The sequel is going to feature an entirely new area for the player to carefully explore as well as new characters to unwillingly meet. The much loved night vision camera will be making a return to Outlast 2 from the first game, along with some new toys I imagine.
The original Deus Ex for me has always been a beloved craving. Nearly every year or so I am reminded of the classic FPS RPG title and I must reinstall and give it a play-through less the itch for the game scratch at me. Like a comfortable old pair of shoes I install the 2000 classic and arrive on Liberty Island and I’m home. The itch came scratching again about a week ago again, this time in the form of the mod Deus Ex: Revision.
Deus Ex: Revision takes the original game and gives it a fresh coat of paint while maintaining the old retro feel. Each level is redesigned but still mostly maintains the general layout of the original map. For gamers like myself who has played [...]
Game: Mushroom 11 Publisher: Untame Developer: Untame Platform: PC Retail price: $14.99
The publisher provided a copy of the game for this review.
Mushroom 11 is a puzzle platformer by Untame Studios. It is the result of one of those crazy game jams, where developers create something in the space of a weekend. Mushroom 11 sees you take control of an amorphous organism as you traverse a barren wasteland. The game was born from the idea of having to leave something behind to move forward, and it follows that mantra consistently throughout. One of the first things I noticed about Mushroom 11 is just how minimal the experience is. Most games would bombard you with tips [...]
While at the New York Comic Convention (Comic-Con), Capcom announced the next Street Fighter V Beta. It will run from the 22nd of October to the 25th, with PC also getting in on the action starting the 24th. This will be the first time that cross-platform play will be introduced into the Beta program of Street Fighter V and should keep the fights rolling in.
This news comes off the back of a new character leak a few weeks ago, in which Laura Matsuda was announced. Laura is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, similar to Eddy from the Tekken series. Street Fighter V will also get a Brazilian based level, to go alongside Laura. Is she connected to fan-favorite World Warrior, Sean [...]
During this years Eurogamer Expo I had the chance to sit and play Raging Justice, a nostalgic throwback to the days of side-scrolling beat em ups. You have to beat up everyone you see on the screen, using a variety of kicks, punches weapons and even a lawnmower.
The first thing I noticed was how well the game controlled; I had previously been somewhat sceptical about how the game played. This was largely in part to the 2D pre-rendered sprites and how this made the movement look, this was obviously an artistic choice, but it didn’t affect the game play at all. I got to grips with the controls fairly quickly; there’s been a conscious choice through development to [...]