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We all have our ways of dealing with the end of the world. For Henry Bemis, the apocalypse presented him with an opportunity to read all the books he ever wanted without interruption, an opportunity he squandered by stepping on his glasses. For others, it might be capturing creatures from the wasteland and then forcing settlers to fight them in a makeshift arena, as we see in a new trailer for Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop DLC. That alone is likely to make the forthcoming add-on worth the $5 asking price—you'd have a tough time escaping Starbucks without spending more than that. What Bethesda's... Read more...
There's still roughly a month and a half to go before Bethesda releases its Doom reboot to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but in the meantime, there's a new live-action trailer with a gnarly soundtrack to get you pumped about pummeling "terrifying demons" using an assortment of "bad ass guns." Those are two of the three pillars of Doom's game play that the trailer tries to evoke, the other being "relentless combat." Blood and gore would have combined to make a nifty fourth pillar, but they're absent from the live-action trailer's description and, oddly enough, from the 1-minute trailer... Read more...
Looking for an added challenge in Fallout 4? Well it just so happens that Bethesda is answering the call with an overhauled Survival Mode that's now available to test on Windows PCs via Steam. It's currently available in beta form (a release to consoles will come next month), which you can access by logging into Steam, right-clicking on Fallout 4 in your library, and selecting Settings > Beta > Survival Beta Update.One of the primary things Bethesda focused on when developing the new Survival Mode was it "wanted to force you to make interesting choices." To that end, gamers will have to put... Read more...
I was lucky enough to grow up at a time when the Atari 2600 was the hottest console on the block. It's not that I don't enjoy gaming on today's systems (especially a modern PC), but it was wildly fantastic to grab a controller with a single button and jump into any game without any tutorials, long intros, or other fluff. I don't know if games from that era would appeal to today's audience, but if you want a hands-on history lesson (or want to relive the early days of console gaming), Steam is selling a bundle of 100 old school Atari titles at a discount. "Relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100... Read more...
Craving some blood and guts in fun and entertaining ways that only Doom can deliver? Don't worry, Bethesda has your back. The game publisher revealed a variety of multiplayer game modes that will be available at launch—half a dozen in all—which mix fast-paced action with competitive combat in various arenas. Gamers looking for a traditional multiplayer experience will find their fix in Team Deathmatch. There's nothing complicated about this one—Deathmatch pits two teams against each other with the simple task of decimating the opponent. Players can choose their loadouts, customize their marine,... Read more...
Middle Tennessee State's upset win over Michigan State combined with Yale's surprise victory over Baylor pretty much decimated everyone's March Madness bracket this year. Then there was Northern Iowa's half-court buzzer beater to topple lower ranked Texas, just in case your bracket was somehow still intact. It's been an exciting tournament and if you just can't get enough hoops action, Facebook has your back with a hidden basketball game in its Messenger application. The hidden gem isn't quite as exciting as college hoops, but it's addicting. It's also simple—there's a basketball on the bottom... Read more...
Fans of the popular Metal Gear Solid series are ticked off at Konami over the cancellation of an unofficial, fan-built remake of the first title that shipped to the original PlayStation way back in 1998. The remake's cancellation was announced on the project's Facebook page, which immediately prompted a backlash aimed at Konami for presumably having a hand in this. The project, dubbed Shadow Moses, was the brainchild of indie game designer Airam Hernandez. It appears he may have assembled a small team to remake the original Metal Gear Solid using Unreal Engine 4. Through social media, Hernandez... Read more...
Rage quitters are one of the most despicable types of gamers on the planet. If you're unfamiliar with the type—lucky you!—a rage quitter is someone who suddenly and intentionally disconnects from an online match out of frustration. In Street Fighter V, rage quitting has become an annoying problem with users on the losing end of a fight dropping out of bouts in order to avoid a loss on their record. Capcom previously promised to dole out severe punishment to rage quitters, and now we know exactly what that will entail. Capcom said it will dock League Points from those it identifies as being rage... Read more...
Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox for geeks and gamers alike. It attracts players of all ages and skill levels, and once hooked, it becomes a time waster of epic proportions, as any Minecraft junkie will attest. But for as much fun as Minecraft is to play, its combat system has been pretty limited, at least until now.Development studio Mojang, which is owned by Microsoft, announced a pretty robust update for the PC version of Minecraft. Described as a "Combat Update," the version 1.9 upgrade introduces a host of changes to the combat mechanics designed to "make fighting more interesting." One of... Read more...
We all suffer Internet glitches and dropouts from time to time, it's the nature of the beast. But the number of Street Fighter V players who are about to lose a battle and disconnect before the match ends suggests something else is happening. By and large, these so-called 'rage quitters' are bailing when all is lost in order to retain their League Points and win streaks. Capcom is privy to the issue and promises "severe punishment" for the worst offenders. What kind of punishment? Capcom isn't saying, not yet anyway. Maybe it will send a developer to the rage quitter's home to steal their puppy... Read more...
Resident Evil is one of the most successful and well-known game franchises ever. The long-running series has spawned numerous games and a number of big-budget Hollywood films over the last couple of decades. And if you’re a gamer with one of the current-gen consoles looking for a Resident Evil fix, we’ve got some good news for you – Resident Evil 4, 5,and 6 are coming to both the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One, starting late next month. A post on the Capcom Unity website says, “If you haven’t had a chance to play these yet or if you’ve been wanting to play them on your current consoles,... Read more...
Bethesda has some neat things planned for Fallout 4, its hugely popular open-world role playing game, and you can sample an early taste of them on PC by applying the latest beta update, version 1.4.124, now available on Steam. Among other things, the beta update introduces support for downloadable add-onsBethesda announced earlier in the month that it's readying its first series of add-ons. The first is Automatron, a $10 add-on featuring "robots, robots, and more robots" due out in March. After that, Bethesda will release Wasteland Workshop, a $5 add-on with goodies to redecorate your home and... Read more...
There are certain events in life that can make you feel old. A passing of a relative, like a grandparent or aunt or uncle is one. Your child graduating from high school is another. Seeing actors and actresses you grew up watching suddenly look old. And then there's The Legend of Zelda, which if you were unaware just celebrated its 30th birthday over the weekend.Has it really been three whole decades? It may not seem like it, but Nintendo launched The Legend of Zelda on February 21, 1986, in Japan. The game didn't debut in cartridge form, as many of you reading this probably remember playing it.... Read more...
Have you been salivating at the prospect of doling out some serious vehicular mayhem on your Xbox One game console, all in the name of sport? You'll get your chance soon enough—developer Psyonix announced that Rocket League will ride over to the Xbox One on Wednesday, February 17th for $20. This has been a long time coming. Rocket League released to PlayStation 4 and PC in early July of last year, bringing with it both single-player and mulitplayer modes, including cross-platform play between the PS4 and Windows. It debuted to a receptive audience more than willing to knock a soccer ball around... Read more...
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