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Battleborn Now Needs To Go Free-To-Play

Battleborn Now Needs To Go Free-To-Play

Battleborn’s continued free-fall into irrelevance is a little saddening, but not all that unexpected. Poor marketing and a release window choice never left the game with much hope to truly succeed. The fact is, Battleborn isn’t a ‘bad’ game, it’s just been utterly buried. Given a fair chunk of the game is multiplayer, the current player numbers leave the game in a very poor state. Things haven’t really improved either. The addition of microtransactions left the player base, albeit a small one, rather bitter. It was always one positive the game had, you couldn’t just pay your way to an advantage. How does the game go from dead in the...

Evolve Stage 2 Is One Of The Best Free-To-Play Games Around

Evolve Stage 2 Is One Of The Best Free-To-Play Games Around

Evolve has gone free-to-play, it’s something many expected and predicted. The original retail release was bogged down with pre-order content, retailer exclusives and season pass trickery. Things were so messy that charts were created in order for customers to see what they’re money entitled them to. The backlash was glorious, people widely rejected the game and bemoaned the DLC heavy model. Evolve’s player base tanked, barely reaching respectable numbers. Turtle Rock Studios still produced content, but what was the point if no one was playing? Known as Evolve Stage 2, the new free-to-play format is exactly what the game needed. Evolve was never a bad game, it was just bogged...

Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Announced

Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Announced

If you’ve been waiting for a reason to jump into The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda are giving you one.   The Gold Edition of Elder Scrolls Online comes with all four of the major DLC packs, including The Dark Brotherhood, along with a horse…mount. After a rough initial release on PC, which saw the game transition to buy-to-play, Elder Scrolls Online has become a solid MMORPG. It may not be the best on the market, but there’s plenty to enjoy. The Gold Edition sounds like a pretty good deal given it comes with all of the DLC packs. The console version continues to improve, while the PC player base remains...

Deep Silver Set To Publish Sega and Atlus titles, Inlcuding Persona 5, In Europe

Deep Silver Set To Publish Sega and Atlus titles, Inlcuding Persona 5, In Europe

Publisher Deep Silver have today confirmed a deal which will see them publish multiple titles from both Sega and Atlus in the European region. This deal means the likes of Persona 5, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon 3 Code: VFD will all release in Europe. The news comes from a official press release issued by Deep Silver -   “We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to using all our pan-European publishing network to maximize the potential of the ATLUS and SEGA games” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver. ”In entering this partnership with Deep Silver, I am truly...

Is Evolve Going Free-To-Play? *Updated* Officially Confirmed as Free-To-Play

Is Evolve Going Free-To-Play? *Updated* Officially Confirmed as Free-To-Play

Evolve, the game known more for its ridiculous pre-order DLC, is counting down to something.   The official site currently displays a countdown timer with the hashtag #StageUp. What could it mean? There’s been no press releases or any official word so far. With the amount of content currently on the market for the game, could Evolve be going free-to-play? Given how popular the model is, allowing for premium to be sold with a more appealing angle, it could be the next step. Evolve was never a ‘bad’ game, it was just a victim of greed and wing clipping for a cheap buck. Its pre-order DLC was announced before the...

More Of The Same, Just With Easy Loot – The Division’s Underground Expansion Review

More Of The Same, Just With Easy Loot – The Division’s Underground Expansion Review

Ubisoft’s The Division has been all over the shop since its initial release last year. Continued experimenting with ways to improve the game has produced mixed results. The first major expansion, known as ‘Underground’, is yet another attempt to freshen the game up, but is it successful? The main feature of Underground is the randomly generated areas, forming the core of the game. As you’d expect from the name, all of these areas are set within the sub way. Each area hosts a set of core games, all of which still require masses amount of shooting. There’s a fair level of challenge at play, even on the basic setting. With...

Four Ways To Improve Overwatch

Four Ways To Improve Overwatch

Overwatch is hugely enjoyable, but it’s not without its flaws. There’s a few niggles that can detract from the experience. While it may be nothing game breaking, there’s a few things that could be done to improve the game. The following are just a few ideas to help solve some of Overwatch’s annoyances. Remember, these are just suggestion based on the opinions of someone who no-lifed the game.     The Role No One Wants  I think we’ve all been there. The game starts, 80% of the team pick their hero and get ready to start. 15 seconds before the game is about to commence and it turns out your...

Limited Fun With A Flair of Old School – Hard Reset Redux Review (PC)

Limited Fun With A Flair of Old School – Hard Reset Redux Review (PC)

With the recent release of doom having reignited the excitement that once existed for more traditional shooters, developers: flying wild hog have re-released a remastered version of the 2011 game hard reset which was mostly well received amongst critics. The game takes place in Bezoar, a cyberpunk city with explosive barrels and electricity panels laid around conveniently for you to shoot and create havoc. Given what the game wants to achieve, which is to create a decent and straight forward shooter that is rather focused on the mechanics compared to more modern games that have to go through a whole checklist of things, here the narrative takes a back seat...

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...

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...

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