Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won't be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly "200 meters to 100 meters," Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to "frozen stories" that reveal more about the game world and

By | 2033-02-11T16:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2033|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best stories in PC gaming

The end result of its tangled plot has him stealing from a god of chaos and changing the world. Mafia 2, meanwhile, focuses on Vito Scaletta and his best friend Joe some years later. This meant that, as an open world game, GTA had less moments of large-scale, thrilling chaos than we'd eventually see in GTA V, but the flipside of that was a more interesting story. The tragedy of Niko is that you sense he knows it's the one thing he's best at. The series has some of the best personalities you’ll f

By | 2018-02-23T15:00:25+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This $230 Xbox One bundle has *deep breath* Forza Horizon 3, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels DLC, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and Grand Theft Auto 5 *whew!*

Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 + Star Wars Battlefront 2 + GTA 5 bundle for $229.00. You want to defy gravity with life-size Hot Wheels tracks? You want to blast apart Rebels and Imperials in the Star Wars universe? If you're not familiar with these games, here's a quick breakdown of each:Forza Horizon 3 takes the Forza games, a series meticulously-crafted racing sims, off the tracks and into the outback. And if you're looking for even more games, be sure to stop by our list of the most-anticipated

By | 2018-02-23T13:06:08+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forget graphics – to get a real sense of how games have evolved, look at their menus

But what if there was another way to look at games and analyze them? Video game menus are not the most exciting topic in the world. If it helps, think of scrutinizing menus like codebreaking - uncovering hidden messages left by a game's developers. The Sonic games are, relatively speaking, pretty basic. That makes it easier to notice differences than, say, Mass Effect, where BioWare was always going to try and make things look befitting of its sci-fi universe.

By | 2018-02-23T09:10:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite Battle Royale news and updates: what’s new in Fortnite

You've probably noticed, but Battle Royale games are having something of a moment. One of the biggest of the Battle Royale titles available at the moment is Fortnite Battle Royale from Epic Games. Like most Battle Royale games, Fortnite is split into matches of varying length with a map that shrinks as the match progresses, forcing players closer together. Epic Games actively works on Fortnite Battle Royale, making changes through patches and updates. You can purchase a Battle Pass for around £7

By | 2018-02-23T07:01:19+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’m keeping the Winter Olympics alive by playing 1985 sports classic Winter Games

I prefer the Summer Olympics over Winter, but really any old Olympics will make me happy, and as always I'm not quite ready for it to be over. So I thought I'd keep it going—for a few extra minutes—by playing Winter Games, a sports game developed and released by Epyx (RIP) way back in 1985. I have hazy memories of playing this on my Apple II as a lad who, at the time, had probably never watched the actual Olympics. After a few minutes of practice at each event, I figure I'm ready to complete in

By | 2018-02-23T06:54:05+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save big on the Sniper Elite series this weekend

If the latter's your bag, you could stand to save some cash—Rebellion's 'Publisher Weekender' on Steam offers big discounts on its Sniper Elite series over the next few days. 2011's Sniper Elite v2 is subject to the same reduction, coming in at £4.49/$5.99; while a range of its DLC sees its price cut in half. Sniper Elite 3 is also subject to an 80 percent reduction, and costs £4.59/$5.99; whereas Sniper Elite 4—the game Tyler billed as a "hearty improvement" over number three "that embraces fre

By | 2018-02-23T02:40:43+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Big at DICE Awards 2018

Nominated for six different awards, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild cleaned up at the annual DICE Awards in Las Vegas, scoring four wins in some major categories. Horizon Zero Dawn, the most nominated game at the awards with 10, walked away at the end of the night with multiple wins including Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Achievement in Story. Cuphead was another big winner during the ceremony, taking home three awards for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Com

By | 2018-02-22T22:23:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avernum and Thimbleweed Park are finding homes for hints in modern games

I ask designer Jeff Vogel if his games have always had hint books. IGN doesn’t write big guides for our games and there are no wikis, like for Dark Souls or AAA games. We mailed hint books on actual paper, using actual stamps." In creating the hint books, one of Vogel’s aims is, "To think about what the player would want and might miss." "For a small developer, hint books make a significant bunch of extra money," Vogel says.

By | 2018-02-22T19:44:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nintendo now lets people leave Switch game reviews on its site

A new update to Nintendo’s website now allows users to leave customer reviews of specific Switch games. People are allowed to leave reviews after signing into their Nintendo Account. Unlike traditional review pages on websites like Best Buy or Amazon, Nintendo’s review section gets a little more personal. The publisher allowed game recommendations for Wii titles, too, but this is the first time official reviews have been allowed on the site for the Switch. People can leave reviews for games — th

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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