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Five Games You Need To Check Out In The Steam Sale

Five Games You Need To Check Out In The Steam Sale

Steam sales are always handy. Most people already know what they’re looking for. The biggest releases of the last few years are often the most popular games picked up on sale, but there’s much more to explore. Covering every smaller release would take far too long, but there are some games worth highlighting. Even with that said, be sure to browse the lesser known games on Steam before the sale ends.   Apotheon – £2.74 Released last year on both PC and PS4, Apotheon is a fantastic game that boasts some stunning visuals. Set within ancient Greek mytholgoy, players must scale Mount Olympus to rid the Gods of their powers....

Can Ubisoft Handle The Division’s Launch?

Can Ubisoft Handle The Division’s Launch?

The Division is to be the next big release, mostly down to the hype train rolling around. It’s not without credit either, a new IP with a pretty ambitious concept is worthy of hype. My main concerns aren’t exactly with the game itself, more with Ubisoft. Given the game is built for online play, Ubisoft doesn’t have a reputation for handling online games all that well. Sever outages during the initial launch week always seem to be a issue. The recent release of Rainbow Six: Siege showcased a number of weakness when it came to Ubisoft and online play. Matchmaking was barely stable for the first few weeks, with a...

How Accessible Is Black Desert Online For New Players?

How Accessible Is Black Desert Online For New Players?

Black Desert Online finally releases in Europe on March 3rd. After playing through various Beta testing events, there’s been one chief question that popped up. It’s a question that won’t be relevant to the majority of people I suspect are interested in the game. Is Black Desert Online accessible enough for someone who is completely new to MMORPGs? The question of accessibility is rather taboo within most MMO circles. For a long time, making a game accessible means reducing a game’s depth and complexity. Fans of the genre thrive on depth, mechanics and learning their chosen game. History has shown how making a MMORPG ‘accessible’ has damaged a game. We’ve...

How Good Is Rainbow Six: Siege’s New Map?

How Good Is Rainbow Six: Siege’s New Map?

Rainbow Six: Siege’s first major update is officially out, and there’s plenty of changes afoot. The minor things like stating the map and game type during the Operator select are warmly welcomed. It’s the new map that has everyone excited, well aside from the new additions to the roster , but is it any good? After 10-15 matches on Yacht, there’s a few things to look over, mainly in terms of if the map is any good or not. In truth, it all depends on what team you’re on. Yatcht is Siege’s hardest map to attack by a country mile. It’s not a bad thing, if anything the challenge is...

EA’s Ultimate Greed Knows No Limits – Buying Your Way To The top

EA’s Ultimate Greed Knows No Limits – Buying Your Way To The top

I’m not exactly sure who thought throwing Ultimate Team into EA’s next UFC game was a good idea. In fairness, it’s pretty obvious that the inclusion is purely based off the rampant success of the Fifa counter part. For those who tend to stay away from sports games, FIFA Ultimate Team started life as a good idea. Create a team, populate said team with players you find in packs of cards, each with their own quality tier. Start off with bronze players you’ve never heard of, start to creep into silvers from lower leagues. Finally, you’d end up with a gold team full of players you knew. Buy more packs...

Rainbow Six: Siege Operator Breakdown – SAS Defenders

Rainbow Six: Siege Operator Breakdown – SAS Defenders

Rainbow Six: Siege features a diverse cast of characters. Their differing abilities and equipment open up the game in a number of profound ways. Each Operator can turn the tide of any given game. Breaching through armoured walls, setting traps or supply aid to team mates, they all have their place. Forming effective combinations is key to success. This feature will cover each Police force featured in Siege, highlighting their pros and cons. SAS – Defending Operators Smoke:   Armour Rating 2/3 Speed Rating 2/3 More often than not, attacking teams will use shields to push forward. Laying down a rain of bullets doesn’t do a whole lot, the only...

PlayStation 4 and Vita Owners Should Be Excited For Darkest Dungeon

PlayStation 4 and Vita Owners Should Be Excited For Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon has been slaughtering PC players by the masses for sometime now. After a long period in early access, Darkest Dungeon officially released this month. It’s best described as a mixture between Dark Souls with a dash of X-com and Dungeons and Dragons. Players are tasked with conquering various dungeons in order to take down greater evils. The twist comes in the shape of managing party member’s stress levels and mental state. Each party member can greatly affect the player’s efforts, mostly in a negative manner. Those who succumb to stress will suffer from various aliments, eventually leading to their permanent death. At its very core, Darkest Dungeon is...

Black Desert Online’s Littlest, But Most Annoying, Problem

Black Desert Online’s Littlest, But Most Annoying, Problem

Black Desert Online has plenty going in its favour. Top notch visuals and fantastic combat allow for the game to stand out instantly. MMORPGs simply do not look like this, at least for the most part. The infamous character creation has became a whole new element within its self. Black Desert does have one problem worth covering. Starting a new MMORPG is a lengthy process. Making accounts, filling in details and awaiting for the required emails. Logging in, creating characters and finding a name that’s not in use. Next comes selection, which race and class should you play? Are any of them underpowered?! It often leads to a few hours...

Remembering Demo Discs

Remembering Demo Discs

Before the days of Xbox Live and PSN, demo discs were the hero of the masses. Those little round samplers, full of the biggest release. In fairness, smaller titles were chucked on for good measure. Popping in that disc, choosing from a host of games to try, what a feeling it was. It’s hard to convey the feelings to people accustomed to modern methods. Demos are no longer expected. Rarely does the customer get to try the product for free prior to release. Those days have long gone, in its place is the bastardised version of ‘Betas’. Demo discs were consumer friendly. Little to no investment required with the added...

Far Cry 2 – The Boldest Entry Ubisoft Forgot

Far Cry 2 – The Boldest Entry Ubisoft Forgot

Far Cry is probably the most disconnected modern franchise. Trying its hand at so many things, only to go back to a proven formula. The first entry was the graphical benchmark of its day. Lush tropical environments rendered in beautiful fashion. Far Cry allowed players to roam around, choosing their approach to each situation. Stealth was encouraged, utilizing the lush jungle and ocean. All guns blazing was legitimate but gave the ‘advanced’ enemy AI the advantage. For its time, Far Cry was a pretty ambitious release. The spin-offs weren’t exactly huge leaps, but they managed to bridge the gap between PC quality and consoles. Far Cry: Vengeance released on the...

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