Take-Two Interactive, the publisher behind 2K and Rockstar, won’t have much at E3 this year. In 2016, 2K had a huge booth on the show floor recreating a Louisiana street to promote Mafia III; this year, Take-Two says it won’t be showing any new games. With Red Dead 2 delayed, all Take-Two has coming in 2017 is NBA…
Demos have been gone so long there will be younger readers who never really got comfy with them in the first place, but a some news from big PC publishers this week shows that the oldest (and maybe best) way of selling a video game is making a comeback.
Bugs and glitches are nothing new. But WWE 2K17's just released Hall of Fame Showcase does one better with a dialogue flub.
Civilization VI dropped some new stuff today. The first is a “Winter Update” that makes a bunch of tweaks and fixes to the core game. The second are some paid pieces of DLC that introduce new scenarios and the game’s first post-release Civ, Poland, who are led by Jadwiga.
Tired of seeing a perfectly good game plagued with low server populations, the Battleborn Reddit has organized a special day to help new players get into the game, and the devs are backing them up with special bonuses throughout the weekend.
There’s a very good reason Battleborn’s latest hero, Kid Ultra, looks like a children’s toy. He technically is.
Mafia III has some issues. Despite that, I’ve been enjoying my time with it. I really like losing myself in the sprawling, multifaceted city of New Bordeaux. The game’s navigation system does a great job of enabling that.
I’m still working my way through Mafia III for our review, but I can tell you this much: It’s glitchy. Damn glitchy.
In 2008, Dear Esther asked players to do more than just press buttons on a controller. The game asked them to use their imagination to build a personal narrative. Eight years later, contemporary titles like Hitman and Mafia III are also catching on to the value of imaginative play.
Mafia III is just hours away from launching, but it’s already in the hands of reviewers. Unfortunately, they’ve discovered that the PC version’s framerate is capped at 30 FPS. Now 2K’s dealing with one hell of an angry mob—and not the organized, suit-wearing kind.
The underperforming hero shooter Battleborn will go free-to-play within the couple of months, a person familiar with plans for the game told Kotaku. Word is the announcement will come by mid-November, but that could change. (We hear the move has already been delayed a couple of times.)
Your PC must be this powerful to run Civilization VI. 2K has revealed the modest minimum and equally modest recommended specs. Not shown are the maximum specs, as some fool would try to top them and get us all killed.
Continuing a grand tradition that began when BioShock first came out in 2007, the remastered versions of BioShock 1 and 2 did not emerge from the bathysphere plunge to PC unscathed.
PC Gamer reports that Sean Bean has one of the most important jobs in PC gaming: narrating the tech tree in Civilization VI.
UPDATE - 6/30, 8:04am: It’s official: BioShock Collection is coming out September 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’ll include BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, although the latter game won’t be remastered on PC.
Say goodbye to one-tile cities. The newest Civilization game is totally overhauling the city system from previous games, transforming cities into sprawling horizontal territories that take up multiple hexes on the map. It’s a totally new approach that should drastically change how Civ is played.
As America faces an uncertain future, there’s comfort to be found in looking to the past with Civ VI’s choice for the game’s US leader: Teddy Roosevelt.
For those tired of the first two Mafia games’ adherence to strict genre limitations (Italians in nice cars and tommy guns), may I present to you Mafia III.