Mafia 3’s opening used to be much more intense, the game’s director has revealed. A “cold open” sequence that ended with the main character killing a cop was eventually cut from the game—and apparently deleted from the developer’s servers, so it never gets out.
NBA 2K19 has a long way to go to make good on 2K18's many missteps. One area it looks to have already improved on, though, is the game’s cover.
Evolve’s dedicated servers are shutting down on September 3, publisher 2K Games announced today. While peer-to-peer multiplayer will still be around for Legacy Evolve, the free-to-play version called Evolve Stage 2 will be going away. Ranked Hunt mode will also disappear, along with leaderboards and in-game store.
Last month, dadabouin went and did something I’ve never seen accomplished in Civilization VI before: he built 34 wonders in the one city, arranged in a way that has me thankful Civ VI doesn’t have Independence Day’s landmark-destroying aliens in its faction lineup.
Borderlands 2 opens on a car full of post-apocalyptic freaks that gets run over by a train. Even people who didn’t play the game remember this scene and the song that went with it. After that it pivots to the game’s heroes and their bombastic attempts to escape death aboard a locomotive which ultimately self destructs…
Civilization VI had a strong launch and reviewed very well, but in November 2017, Civilization V—a 2010 video game—is more popular on Steam than its more modern successor.
The latest game in the NBA 2K series is frustrating to play if you don’t want to spend any additional money on top of the $60 you have to shell out to get the game.
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.)