More and more it seems games are trying to pad their main modes/campaigns with extra game-play. Side-quests, collectibles, and DLC are produced by the truckload in major games these days without much hesitation; we see this with Assassin’s Creed games, the Arkham franchise, Dragon Age Inquisition, and so on. Despite fears that the rising cost of […]Read more "Making Side Content Fun"
Recently, the city of Chicago has decided to extend a 9% tax on streaming services that would include Netflix and Xbox Live. As the city tries to make up losses in tax revenue as consumers shift away from physical entertainment to cloud-based services, local governments are understandably under a lot of pressure to find ways […]Read more "Chicago’s Cloud Tax"
(This is an update to an earlier news story. The original story can be found below.) It seems Joystiq may yet live on via a new partnership with Engadget. So far, they have outlined a vision that focuses on gaming as an activity rather than simply covering any and all game coverage. With this comes […]Read more "Say Farewell to the Joystiq Family"
The Elder Scrolls Online launched amid many MMOs seeking to dethrone World of Warcraft as its subscription numbers plummeted before its recent expansion. Regrettably, things have not gone so well for these new contenders in the MMO field. It is good to see World of Warcraft picking up yet again with innovative new features and […]Read more "Elder Scrolls Online Console Release Date, Subscription-free Options"
The recent PlayStation Experience event was an opportunity for Sony to show off its 2015 lineup with no real competition for attention. The Order: 1886, a rather big yet mysterious new property for Sony was shown off on stage in a very limited sense, despite the game’s February 2015 release being right around the corner. […]Read more "Leaked Footage of The Order: 1886 Demo"
Dragon Age: Inquisition is Bioware’s latest grand RPG venture, and quite possibly their most important of recent history. Bioware’s latest works, whether justifiably or not, have continually garnered more severe scrutiny than the average AAA game. While a myriad of reasons could explain this, it did not help that the previous Dragon Age installment received […]Read more "Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC)"
The Call of Duty franchise seems to have become dependent on yearly releases following similar formulas and mechanics. This has lead the series, some would say, into a state of stagnation. Thankfully the latest entry, Advanced Warfare, seeks to reward both loyal fans as well as new and returning players with some fresh ideas and […]Read more "Review: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4)"
World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, has launched in the EU just a few hours ago and will be launching in the US at midnight PST. Reaching the new world can be done through the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands. As a result, the Dark Portal no longer leads to Outland, but […]Read more "Warlords of Draenor Preparing for Launch"
Nvidia released the latest GeForce driver this week, adding Dynamic Super Resolution for GeForce cards of the 400 series and above.Read more "Latest GeForce Driver Adds Dynamic Super Resolution on Older Cards"
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a fascinating game with the polish of a strong franchise, akin to the rise of the Batman Arkham games. The main hook of Shadow of Mordor is its combination of gameplay systems lifted out of the Arkham games and Assassin’s Creed, which are then combined with a unique new element […]Read more "Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC)"