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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...

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...

May’s Best Games: Old School, Series Ends & Digital Crack

May’s Best Games: Old School, Series Ends & Digital Crack

May was a pretty solid month. Classic franchises returned, modern classic franchises closed and Blizzard released a new IP. 2016 has been a strange year like that, so much new along side modern series closing. These are the best games released in May.     Doom -   Who would of knew that a modern rebirth of a classic franchise would be so good. Departing from the survival horror/ Tech demo that was Doom 3, Doom is classic to the core. Fantastic level design married with free flowing shooting results in amazing gameplay. Doom plays with confidence, never backing into a corner. There’s an undeniable thrill that oozes from every...

Can Watch Dogs 2 Restore Consumer Faith In The Franchise and Ubisoft?

Can Watch Dogs 2 Restore Consumer Faith In The Franchise and Ubisoft?

Watch Dogs created such immense hype when it was initial revealed during E3 2012. It looked so fresh, so wonderfully ‘new’. After a good long while of teases, trailers and footage, Watch Dogs was released to a mixed reception. Downgraded visuals, repetitive gameplay and barely anything you could honestly label as new, Watchdogs was disappointing. Ubisoft are no strangers to using misleading trailers, but Watch Dogs seemed to be the last straw for many. So how does Watchdogs 2 make sure not to follow a simialr path? It’s already under scrutiny, people are cautiously approaching the game, prodding and poking. Comments on the reveal trailer range from excitement to comedic...

Ubisoft Set To Permanently Ban Cheaters From The Division

Ubisoft Set To Permanently Ban Cheaters From The Division

Blizzard have recently came into the spotlight for their hard stance towards cheaters in Overwatch. It seems like Ubisoft are taking a similar stance, even though it has been a little late.   The Division has had a number of issues with cheaters, mainly on the PC. It seems Ubisoft are not focusing on banning those who cheat. The bans are set to be permanent. Past ban waves have seen over 30,000 accounts banned from The Division, with around 3800 being permanent. Ubisoft have released a official statement on their new stance on The Division’s official site -   Ubisoft have deployed permanent bans on cheaters in Rainbow Six: Siege...

Permanently Banning Overwatch Cheaters Is The Correct Punishment

Permanently Banning Overwatch Cheaters Is The Correct Punishment

Bizarrely, there’s a growing number of people willing to defend cheaters in video games. Blizzard’s life time bans for those who cheat are being labelled as ‘harsh’. This is something I struggle to understand, a life time ban is a perfectly good punishment for a number of reasons. Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter, the core content is player versus player. When someone purchases the game with their money, the level of value is determined by the enjoyment they get from playing the game. If another player decides to cheat, gaining a unfair advantage and ruining people’s experiences, they’re also robbing people of the game they paid for. It’s a persons...

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