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Although a teaser trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II leaked a few days ago, Electronic Arts is today providing us with the real deal on the sequel to the original game, which launched two years ago. While Star Wars: Battlefront was multiplayer-only (and was roundly criticized because of that oversight), Battlefront II actually has a full single-player campaign for those that want it. In fact, the debut trailer for the game focuses primarily on the single-player mode, which introduces an all-new character: Iden Versio. As the official website for the Battlefront II explains, Iden is a “commander... Read more...
The sad reality of gaming is that it is not uncommon for a title to ship with bugs. Some have a few crawling around while others are infested to the point where even the Orkin man would cringe. After plenty of hype and anticipation, Mass Effect: Andromeda fell somewhere in between, leaving many gamers feeling disgruntled with the state it shipped in. If you stopped playing because of it, you may want to give the game another shot. Bioware promised to fix a host of issues with its 1.05 patch, which is now available. More than just lip service, it seems the patch has done a lot of good for the game,... Read more...
It's a funny thing, I've killed more people over the years than I care to remember. Some of them I shot down in the streets because they were invading my turf, and others I ran over with a car—it's hard to avoid plowing through pedestrians when driving on the sidewalk. Of course, all of this happened in a virtual landscape, and not once did I feel compelled to repeat my heinous actions in the real world. That's weird, because study have study have shown that in-game violence leads to real-world crimes. So, what gives? As absolutely shocking as this may sound, the studies were wrong. We'll give... Read more...
Balancing a checkbook can be a real buzz kill if you often find yourself with too much month at the end of your paycheck. Do you know what else stinks? Auditing the expense of in-game purchases, whether paid for with the time you spend grinding away to avoid doling out real dollars, or the actual hit to your wallet for various microtransactions. This is especially true in For Honor, in which casual players would have to clear their calendars for the next two and a half years in order to unlock all of the game's items. Or you can spend an exorbitant amount to unlock everything. Here's the thing—in... Read more...
Ghost Recon: Wildands takes gamers back to squad-based tactical shooter country, albeit this time we’re dropping in hot, to cartel-controlled Bolivia. Our mission is to gather intel to systematically take down each cartel leader until the head of the snake is dispatched. The operation is playable solo or with three others in 4-player co-op. Ubisoft has also made this one available for would-be operatives on all Platforms (PC, Xbox One and PS4). Ditching the futuristic theme of the previous Ghost Recon installment, Wildlands is firmly set in the present and brings a new, completely open-world setting... Read more...
Building a PC from scratch can seem intimidating to anyone who has never done it before. After all, computers are capable of complex calculations, so assembling a system from a pile of pricey parts must be difficult, right? Well, no. It's actually rather easy to piece together a PC once you know where everything goes. To help with that, a programmer from Romania is developing a simulator that has virtual builders installing everything from the motherboard standoffs to the CPU and even drive bay covers. It's called PC Building Simulator and it's available now to tinker with, albeit as an alpha build.... Read more...
Nintendo is taking a big risk with the Switch, a hybrid console that eschews a spec war with Microsoft's Xbox One S and Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro in favor of a versatile gaming experience, one that can be enjoyed in the traditional living room setting in front of the big screen TV, as well as on the go like any any other mobile handheld. Such a gamble needs a blockbuster hit, and it appears Nintendo has one in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Zelda is one of the most popular gaming franchises of all time. Link, the iconic main character, was introduced over three decades ago with the original... Read more...
Modding a Porsche 911 to serve as the controller while playing the original Doom game on the car's infotainment system sounds like a really bad idea. The same is true of modding any vehicle to be the controller for game, but it sounds especially dangerous for a sporty vehicle. That might be one reason why nobody's ever made such a mod, though if it were to exist at any point, YouTube user vexal shows what the experience might be like. By all means, vexal (real name Matt Swarthout, according to his YouTube profile) is a smart dude who writes software, enjoys gaming, and plays piano. He is also a... Read more...
Nintendo refuses to engage in a spec war with Microsoft or Sony in the console arena. Otherwise, we would expect the company's upcoming hybrid Switch console to deliver more than just 32GB of internal storage. That's not much, though the good news for gamers is that the Switch's storage is expandable via microSD. A good thing too, because fans of digital media will find themselves short on space after installing a handful of games. Each Switch console has a total of 32GB of storage. After accounting for the OS, users are left with less than 26GB for local content, such as downloadable games. For... Read more...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the greatest of all time (GOAT) at his position and it's not up for debate. Haters will hate and I'm fine with that. Deflategate was nothing more than a smear campaign by media outlets desperate for hits (I'm looking at you, ESPN), and a blatant power grab by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, otherwise known as Satan in New England. Pats nation will have an opportunity for revenge this Sunday and if EA's Madden NFL 17 simulation is any indication, there's going to be a lot of celebrating and partying throughout the Northeast US. After trailing 17-10 at... Read more...
Since the beginning of time (or somewhere thereabouts) mankind has been divided by two groups at war with one another, PC gamers and console gamers. Calls for peace between the two have largely gone ignored, and though it has mostly been a war of words and snarky memes, every so often a compatible battlefield emerges for an actual skirmish. Now is one of those times—Microsoft just added cross-platform multiplayer to Gears of War 4 in Social Quickplay. Let the brawling begin. The addition of cross-play allows gamers on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs to face off with another in Gear of War 4's Versus... Read more...
Nintendo's first mobile game featuring its iconic plumber is headed to Android devices very soon. In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Nintendo of America confirmed that Super Mario Run would sprint over to Google Play in March and that users anticipating the launch can go there now to pre-register in order to be notified when it becomes available (Nintendo did not give a specific date). Not only is Super Mario Run the first mobile title from Nintendo featuring Mario, it is also the company's first-ever smartphone game. It arrived to iOS devices on December 15, 2016, and quickly raced to more than 40... Read more...
Time is of the essence here, but depending on when you're reading this and how fast you can manipulate your mouse, DiRT Showdown for PC can be added to your games collection for free, courtesy of the Humble Store. The freebie title is part the Humble Store's winter sale going on now, though if you want to grab the game at no cost, you have to act fast—the offer is valid only until 1:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific) today. In addition to getting the racing game for free, the giveaway comes with a 10 percent off coupon for new subscribers to Humble Monthly. That one you have a little more time to... Read more...
At long last, Nintendo provided some nitty-gritty details on its forthcoming hybrid console, giving fans a precise release date and price point. The Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, with pricing in the United States set at $299.99. It will come with the main console, two Joy-Con controllers, a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a dock for connecting the Switch to a TV, an HDMI cable, and an AC power adapter. As seen in the picture of the retail packaging above, there will be second color option to the gray set that has already been showcased. Gamers who want a splash of color will... Read more...
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