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How Well Does Ana Fit Into Overwatch?

How Well Does Ana Fit Into Overwatch?

Ana, Overwatch’s newest hero, has been around for a few days now, but how does she fit in? She’s one of the more curious heroes that doesn’t directly compare to her peers. It’s not a bad thing, even though it has left a number of players seemingly playing her incorrectly. At her core, Ana is more of a secondary healer and crowd controller. Her primary attack heals a fair amount, but nothing that till carry a team. She thrives on situations in which she can stay out of the action. Distance and positioning is key to getting the best out of Ana, even if that means feeling a little left...

Console Version Of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Will Be Playable At Gamescom

Console Version Of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Will Be Playable At Gamescom

One of last year’s better games, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, has been on a very long journey to consoles. The four player co-op title charmed users and critics alike, garnering praise for its gameplay mechanics and chaotic nature. In simple terms, it’s the closet anyone has come  to successfully replicating Left 4 Dead’s formula. After a number of patches, free content and paid DLC, Vermintide is finally ever closer to a console release. It will be playable at this year’s Gamescom, at least behind closed doors. Members of the press will be able to get hands-on time with the console build. There’s still no solid release date for the...

Curious Challenge Limited By Design – Furi Review (PC)

Curious Challenge Limited By Design – Furi Review (PC)

Difficulty in video games has garnered a love/gate relationship. By their very nature, difficult games spilt people down the middle between those able to play and those who crumble. Furi does not care about those people who crumble, it revels in their failings. At the heart of the game, Furi is the accumulation of various old school elements fused with 80s synth music and anime. The results are a odd buffet of success and failures, but undeniable charm. Furi focuses of the game is 1-on-1 combat, complete with their own dramatic build ups. It knows what it wants to be, it’s confident in its approach, even when things don’t turn...

The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

Overwatch isn’t just a game at this point, it’s became a culture. So many communities spawning from the game, a gigantic sub-reddit…and all those memes. The game has done what most Blizzard games do, become more than ‘just a game’. The confusing thing for me is this, Overwatch is becoming less enjoyable as time rolls on. It’s not that I dislike the game, far from it in fact. Each week seems to produce more annoyances without fail. Toxic team mates, players who refuse to play and the meme masters. Oh yes, the players who just want to be really cool and funny by playing awful (on purpose) while spamming memes...

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...

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