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It has already been established that the Xbox One X is not the end of the road for Microsoft's efforts in the console space, and that future models will be released. Take it from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who indicated at E3 earlier this year that he is "very excited" about the future of Xbox. What comes next, however, might be a break from tradition—there is chatter of a disc-less game system being in the works. This is not the first time the topic of a disc-less Xbox console has come up. Spencer said in 2014 that there were internal discussions about ditching the disc drive on the Xbox One... Read more...
"Oh I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to start a flame in your heart." Unfortunately, it's other people that want to set the world on fire, and that's exactly what they are doing in Fallout 76 thanks to a cheat that gives players early access to nuclear launch codes. The nukes exploding in the hills of Fallout 76 were designed to be an exceptionally long and difficult challenge for experienced players working together as a team. In order to launch a nuke, players need to collect key cards from Enclave airships and then assault a heavily defended fortress to gain access to the nukes... Read more...
AMD announced that it will bundle a handful of games with select GPUs purchased between November 15 and February 9, 2019. This announcement comes immediately after the launch of the company's new Radeon RX 590, which succeeded the Radeon RX 580 as AMD's Polaris-based flagship GPU. The games being offered in the bundle are Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Tom Clancy's: The Division 2. All of these games are scheduled to launch early in 2019, so you may be waiting a bit before you can play, but at least all of the games are new, AAA titles. If you purchase an AMD Radeon RX 590 or an AMD Radeon... Read more...
EA announced that it will partner with Petroglyph Games to remaster Command And Conquer, which is one of the oldest games in the RTS genre. The original Command And Conquer first launched in 1995 and quickly became a success, spawning a whole series of games. It also lead to the creation of the Red Alert series, which has a similar gameplay experience, but it is set in an alternate universe. Due to Command And Conquer's success, EA purchased the game's developer, Westwood Studios, in 1998. Westwood Studios continued to produce new entries in the Command And Conquer series until 2003, when EA closed... Read more...
Bethesda's latest installment in the Fallout series is here, but if you are a die hard fan of the previous versions of the game, this may be the Fallout you'll want to pass on. Although everyone will have their own in my personal opinion, Fallout 76 could be considered the worst in series or a sellout of the worst kind. Heads-up, you guessed it, this is an op-ed view of Bethesda's new game. Before we dive into some of the problems that currently plague Fallout 76, in the interest of fairness I should point out that part of my dislike for this game comes from watching another one of my long... Read more...
Bethesda officially launched Fallout 76 today, and already it has received hundreds of negative reviews on Metacritic. The majority of these reviews are for the PS4 version of the game, but the game as whole has a current total of 421 negative reviews. Far fewer positive reviews have been posted to metacritic, adding up to just 123. A common complaint among the reviews is that the game looks and feels too much like Fallout 4, and that's something I agree with. I had a chance to try out the BETA version of Fallout 76 for PC, and gaming with max settings on a 4K screen I couldn't see any visual difference... Read more...
Contrary to some of the speculation that is out there, the Xbox One X is not the the end of the road for Xbox. Phil Spencer, executive vice president of gaming and head of the Xbox brand at Microsoft, confirmed as much during E3 earlier this year, and now he's followed that up by saying he is "very excited" about the future of Xbox. This has not always been a given. Game consoles have become more PC-like with the latest generation of game systems, and have also gone the way of incremental upgrades, like the Xbox One S followed by the Xbox One X. On top of it all, there has been a resurgence in... Read more...
Some people might consider the Microsoft DOS (MS-DOS) era as the golden age of PC gaming. That's when games like The Secret of Monkey Island, Ultima VI: The False Prophet, Doom, SimCity, and a bunch of other retro-tastic titles emerged. Unit-e, the same company that built a giant (and functioning) NES controller that doubles as a coffee table, is hoping to recapture some of that magic with a pint-sized PC. It's called PC Classic, and it's a throwback to when desktop systems routinely came in those old beige boxes that booted to DOS. Before there was Windows, there was the command line interface—any... Read more...
SNK announced the Christmas Limited Edition of its NeoGeo Mini game console. The new Christmas edition of the NeoGeo Mini looks similar to the standard version, but it has a red and gold color scheme and a new batch of 48 games. SNK's NeoGeo MIni is unique in the world of miniature retro gaming consoles. The system is shaped like a small arcade cabinet complete with a built-in arcade style controller and a 3.5" LED display. This really helps the system to standout against the likes of the NES Classic, SNES Classic, and upcoming PlayStation Classic. If you don't feel like gaming on the small screen... Read more...
The absolute worst time to buy a game console is right before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales arrive in force. Pulling the trigger prematurely is a surefire way of having buyer's remorse. So, if you're in the market for a new game console, wait a few days. There are going to be discounts, including a bunch of PlayStation 4 deals, some of which Sony announced today. Starting with the core console, Sony will be serving up a new Marvel Spider-Man Standard Edition PS4 bundle for $199.99 USD ($259.99 CAN). Not to be confused with the limited edition themed bundle, this version sports a jet-black... Read more...
Gamers haven't liked that Microsoft has seemed to turn a cold shoulder on the PC gamers out there in favor of developing games on the Xbox consoles in recent years. Microsoft has been trying to alleviate those concerns with talks of renewing its commitment to PC gaming for years, but nothing has ever come of that promise. Things are changing with Microsoft now announcing that it has purchased a pair of PC-centric game development studios that focus heavily on RPG games: Obsidian and InXile. Microsoft's acquisition announcement is not only good news for PC gamers in general, but for fans of Obsidian... Read more...
Bethesda is getting ready to release Fallout 76 to the general public, and when it arrives, it will come with a hefty day-one patch. How hefty? Try a staggering 54 gigabytes. That is on top of the 45GB base installation, which means the day-of-release patch is actually bigger than the initial install. Welcome to the modern era of gaming, folks. This is applicable to the PlayStation 4 version of Fallout 76—it's not clear if the Xbox One and PC platforms will also have a massive day-one patch, though if we had to put money on a guess, we'd go all-in on 'yes'. As for the PS4, the total space... Read more...
Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen these days, particularly with the explosion of eSports drawing the attention of PC peripheral companies, new and old. Be that as it may, HP figured out a way to stand out from the crowd with its new Omen Mindframe, the first audio headset to employ an active cooling solution inside each of the earcups. Say goodbye to sweaty ears, if that is something you find yourself battling against amid the throes of the frag. Before we dive into the headset, let's quickly reflect on the Omen brand. Omen is essentially a rebirth of the VoodooPC acquisition HP made more than... Read more...
Activision Blizzard held its annual BlizzCon conference over the weekend, and many gamers hoped that the next major entry in the Diablo franchise would be part of the event. That hope was despite the fact that Blizzard had put out a statement ahead of BlizzCon saying that no major Diablo announcements would be made during the conference. What Blizzard did announce at the show was a new mobile game called Diablo Immortal; fans weren't happy and booed the Diablo team during the announcement. The fan backlash against the game was strong enough that Activision Blizzard's stock price was impacted. Post... Read more...
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