To be fair, the $90 ‘Deluxe’ edition of Final Fantasy XV doesn’t contain a DLC season pass either, but then it’s not calling itself ‘Ultimate.’
At E3 2016 Activision revealed that one-time Sony mascot character Crash Bandicoot would be appearing in Skylanders Imaginators this fall. Announced during Gamescom, Crash is also bringing his best enemy along for the ride, along with an entire level set in the Wumpa Islands.
A “Half-Life: 3" poster has been spotted at Gamescom. But don’t get excited just yet! This isn’t for Valve’s long overdue sequel. It’s for some world-class trolling.
At Gamescom a few weeks ago, I had an appointment to see Oculus to try out the soon-to-be-released retail version of the Rift, which I was interested to see but not exactly zinging with excitement about.
Last year, before E3, and back when Dambuster Studios was still called Crytek Nottingham and hadn’t been sold to Deep Silver, I saw a presentation of Homefront: The Revolution in action. I thought it looked fantastic, like an open-world version of Half-Life 2’s City 17.
Much was made of the Xbox One’s “cloud capabilities” around the time of its announcement, but until now, the only prominent use of that technology was Forza’s “Driveatar” functionality, which essentially created a simulacrum of a player’s driving personality that lived on a server somewhere. Crackdown 3, however, has…
Mafia 3 made its first appearance this week at Gamescom, and beyond the scene-setting first trailer (which you can see below), the team at 2K Czech had a half-hour of city-roaming and third-person shooting to show off. I had mixed feelings about what I saw; its setting is great, the music and ambience are fantastic,…
For two years, we’ve wondered what Quantum Break actually is. Having seen it, I’m now worried that Quantum Break is a bland-looking shooter interrupted with 20-minute episodes of bad television at the end of every chapter. It should be so much better.
You can always rely on the Halo series to have great music, and even though it was a piece from the original game, hearing it kick in as Master Chief and the other three members of Blue Team hurtled through space towards a Covenant-infested ship in Halo 5 did make me go all gooey inside.
Today Chris Roberts showed off three portions of his space game to be/end all space games, Star Citizen. Portions of the demo were definitely impressive, but the game’s still got a ways to go.
It’s seemed like as natural a fit as there possibly could be, but Heroes of the Storm fans haven’t known for sure if Blizzard was going to transform the Terran Medic unit from StarCraft into a full-fledged MOBA character. Now, they do.
Microsoft has clarified that cross-buy functionality for games on both Windows 10 and Xbox One only applies to limited DLC options and not full games. Go here to read the full statement.
Fans were pissed this week when Blizzard announced a Protoss Warrior for Heroes of the Storm that WASN’T the StarCraft hero Praetor Fenix. A HOTS developer has now weighed in on Reddit to say they are working on him, they’re just holding him back because he has a similar resurrection mechanic to King Leoric. Phew!
Look, I didn’t like Dark Souls 2 all that much, alright? There was something missing. Something that Dark Souls 3 appears to have. That thing is majesty.
The Hearts of Iron series has long sat neatly between the worlds of “strategy video games” and “hellish grognard icon wasteland”. The fourth game is looking, if nothing else, prettier.
Cities Skylines is awesome. But it’s also weird, in that it only ever takes place during the day. An upcoming expansion will fix that (and hopefully add a lot more than just lights; that Vice City-esque font is promising).
Paradox Interactive, the studio behind one of the best strategy games of modern times, are for one of their next titles moving past the ages of sword and horse, into the age of starships and aliens with a game called Stellaris. I couldn’t be more psyched.
The upcoming World of Warcraft: Legion, which Blizzard announced at Gamescom today, looks like it’ll be full of changes and additions people wanted to see in the game. Let’s go over a few of them.
In unexpectedly wonderful news, Xbox’s Major Nelson revealed Ori and the Blind Forest is getting an expansion on PC and Xbox One this year. There aren’t any details on what to expect yet, but if you haven’t yet played one of this year’s best games, get on it!
The Burning Legion is back in the next expansion for World of Warcraft, which will raise the level cap to 110 and add a new hero class, Demon Hunter, to the longrunning MMORPG. It’s called World of Warcraft: Legion, and it’s packed full of Warcraft lore from obvious to archaic.