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Solid Action-RPG Thrills With A Story To Tell – The Technomancer Review (PC)

Solid Action-RPG Thrills With A Story To Tell – The Technomancer Review (PC)

* Review based on the PC version of the game* The modern video game market has shifted greatly in the last decade or so. Triple A games and indie titles share the same space, often leading some to believe that they are the only option. Found slotting in the middle of the two giants is the middle market. The gap between big budget and small scale games, a market left somewhat unappreciated. Publisher Focus Interactive has established themselves firmly as the modern leaders of the middle market. Pumping out games such as Styx, Sherlock Holmes and a healthy line of Warhammer games, they’ve garnered quite a reputation for themselves. French...

Shattered Skies Developer Seeks To Censor Critics

Shattered Skies Developer Seeks To Censor Critics

The Developer of Shattered Skies, Free Reign Entertainment, have started to censor critical videos of their game. Known for games like War Z AKA Infestation: Survivor Stories AKA Romero’s Aftermath, they have a history of censorship. Steam has removed their games in the past, mostly due to false product descriptions. Censoring forums has also been something they have meddled with. Their latest exploits seem to be targeting Youtube videos which are critical of Shattered Skies. Positive videos are still up and running, making the game look ‘good’. BigfryTV, a growing Youtuber, uploaded a video talking about Free Reign’s latest game. His negative views towards the title were initially ignored…until his...

The Five Best Things About The LawBreakers Closed Alpha

The Five Best Things About The LawBreakers Closed Alpha

After a dirty weekend with the closed Alpha for LawBreakers, there’s a fair few things to reflect upon. LawBreaker has garnered a steady amount of hype, and for good reason. These are the five best things about the Alpha No Guff There’s no perks, loadouts or any of the elements that plague modern shooters. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it gives the game a sense of freedom. Each character posses a set of skills and two unique weapons. Flowing into roles and counters, the weapon and skills on offer work in a similar method to rock, scissor, paper mechanics. Loadouts and customization options are great, as long...

Ubisoft Continue To Disrespect Ghost Recon’s Legacy

Ubisoft Continue To Disrespect Ghost Recon’s Legacy

Ghost Recon used to be the pinnacles of its genre. A slow paced, tactical squad based shooter, each movement could spell death. The series was infamous for how intense it could be, a single bad move could result in failure. As time went by, Ghost Recon changed. The focus on tactical play was eroded away. Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a studio founded by Tom Clancy himself. Their work had always been made for what many saw as a ‘niche’ market. In a world dominated by run-and-gun shooters, Red Storm provided a more true to life experience. Rainbow Six was brutal for its time. Permanent death, tactical planing and a...

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s hardships have no end in sight. As a fan of the game, I’ve invested around 35+ hours in the game. The combination of MOBA and shooter elements had me hooked. Interesting characters and mechanics kept the game fresh, for a time at least. Critical and user reviews had been rather positive, including on Steam user reviews. The honeymoon period is over. Battleborn’s rating now sits at ‘mixed’, with a number of players becoming disillusioned with the game. There’s a number of reasons to why Battleborn is dropping players as the weeks go by. Matchmaking has been a mess since release, often setting low levels against high levels. It’s a...

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild United People Together

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild United People Together

Nintendo has had a pretty rough few years when it comes to public lashings. You can easily find forums, sites and media figures constantly declaring them dead or out of touch. The 3DS was kicked from pillar to post upon it’s original release. Now, the hand-held is considered a classic system, boasting some great games. Nintendo’s Wii U has shared some similar traits, just without as much glory. The point is, Nintendo has been wrote off numerous times, reduced to a punch line by many. With all this being said, E3 2016 united a huge proportion of video games fans. The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild brought everyone...

God of War’s Human Heart Makes It One of E3′s Most Interesting Games

God of War’s Human Heart Makes It One of E3′s Most Interesting Games

God of War’s E3 reveal was one of the more surprising factors of Sony’s conference. The franchise has long been a staple for the last three Sony home consoles. We may have expected to see God of War at some point, but not in this manner. With a whole new setting, tone and style, the latest God of War is wonderfully different. We’ve witness Kratos cut a bloody path through most of the Greek Gods. We knew his motivation, we saw his faults and failures. We were there for all of his violence, rage and butchery in the name of revenge It’s a smart move to remove Kratos from his...

Sony Has Mastered The Art Of Holding E3 Conferences

Sony Has Mastered The Art Of Holding E3 Conferences

Sony’s E3 conference was near to a master class in how to ‘do E3′. Games can thick and fast, nothing outstayed its welcome and there was little to disrupt the flow. Social media is the best way to measure the success of a E3 conference. While it may not truly reflect how well/badly the products will do upon release, it’s perfect to ear mark general reaction. Other companies have tinkered and meddled with their E3 conferences. Ubisoft have doubled down on ‘zaney’ humour and celebrity appearances, along with last minute reveals. It’s been successful for the last few years, even though it has became predictable. Established franchise entry, lengthy demo,...

Second Demo For PS4 Exclusive Nioh Set For August

Second Demo For PS4 Exclusive Nioh Set For August

Nioh is set for a second demo exclusively on PS4. It will feature new content and will be present at this year’s E3 expo. The second demo will showcase new enemies, items and weapons along with ‘a whole lot of challenging gameplay’.   After the success of the first demo in April, Nioh has started to grow its own cult following. It’s hard to escape the comparisons to Dark Souls, but Nioh is its own beast. With more aggressive gameplay and focus on gear, there’s a lot of fresh ideas at the heart of the game. The second demo is set for release sometime in August, a exact date is...

What Should We Expect From E.A’s E3 2016 Conference?

What Should We Expect From E.A’s E3 2016 Conference?

E3 2016 kicks off today, starting with EA. For the most part, we know what to expect from one of video game’s biggest powerhouses. That doesn’t mean there’s no room for surprise, EA do have a tendency to pop out at least one new game that catches the attention. So what could 2016 hold?     Titanfall 2 - It’s no secret that Titanfall 2 is ready to drop at E3 2016. Reveal trailers and flashes of presentation rehearsals have people’s tongues wagging. After the first game provided a good concept and platform, Titanfall 2 looks to make a more last impact on the market. A single player campaign is...

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