This year saw the release of huge games like Fallout 4, The Witcher 3, and Bloodborne, as well as well-received smaller titles such as Pillars of Eternity, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Undertale. In a year full of great games, our two favorites were Rocket League and Helldivers.Read more "PFX Reflects: Favorite Games of 2015"
Fallout 4, as you may have heard by now, holds true to the Bethesda formula quite a bit – even the familiar mix of fun and game-breaking bugs. Despite that focus on what is tried and true, and even with some very annoying bugs that are being patched out, Fallout 4 is a reminder that […]Read more "Review: Fallout 4"
Guerrilla Games showed new gameplay footage from Horizon Zero Dawn at Paris Games Week, which gives us a look at what we can expect when it launches next year. Based on the immense animal-like robots you face and the items you scavenge from them, it’s clear that HZD was at least partially inspired by the […]Read more "Horizon Zero Dawn Draws From Monster Hunter, But Rejects Some Of Its Best Features"
Destiny holds a very precarious place in my heart. It was one of my most hyped games in recent years, its launch was a very exciting and enjoyable time, and its end game went from good, to decent, to outright disappointing. Destiny 2.0 and The Taken King expansion hope to recapture the original promise of […]Read more "The Changes and Promises of Destiny 2.0"
The next Pokémon game, Pokémon Go, will be an augmented reality (AR) mobile game, encouraging players to go outside and capture Pokémon in the real world. I’m sure I’m not the only one who saw the announcement and thought about how I’ve been dreaming of Pokémon in real life since I was introduced to the series […]Read more "Pokémon Go Is Either The Pokémon Game of My Dreams Or My F2P Nightmare"
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"
Wondering what happened at E3 2015? Look no further. PFX has collected all the biggest stories from E3 in one place, here, for you. We’ve split this post into two sections, one covering the news revealed during the eight press conferences, and the second for everything else that is announced during the course of E3. […]Read more "All the Biggest News from E3 2015"
There’s been a lot of speculation for how powerful a PC will need to be to properly run an Oculus Rift when it releases early next year, and now we know the specifics. On Friday, a blog post from Oculus’s chief architect gave us the recommended system specifications for “the full Rift experience”: NVIDIA GTX […]Read more "Oculus Rift’s Recommended PC Specs Announced, and Why This May Benefit Sony"
(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"