Month: August 2016

Dota 2 TI6 team spotlight: Escape Gaming

– Francesco Puglisi Here we are with another Wildcard tournament team, this time coming from the European qualifier: Escape gaming. Escape Gaming is a new eSport organisation founded in March 2016 and it’s starting to support teams in Dota 2, CS:GO and Hearthstone. In June 2016 Escape signed the recently formed independent team No Diggity, which didn’t manage to achieve any significant...[Read More]

QuakeCon shows off Prey and Quake Champions gameplay

QuakeCon is underway at the moment, which means finally, finally Bethesda have shown off some more details of the bombshells they dropped at E3. I guess that’s a pretty subjective statement, so specifically I’m talking about the new Prey and Quake Champions. First up, let’s start with Prey. Man, I know I’ve previously shared my disappointment that Prey is going to have...[Read More]

Destiny: Rise of Iron details – the Rise of Thorn

New details about Destiny: Rise of Iron have been released, courtesy of Game Informer. From what’s been gathered so far, ROI won’t be the overhaul that The Taken King was last year, but will further smooth Destiny’s edges and get it to the standard that Bungie had always intended. ROI won’t include an increase to the base level cap of 40, but will significantly increase light level, with 400...[Read More]

The Division movie is official, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain to star

A film adaptation of The Division is officially in the works, publisher Ubisoft announced today. Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the company’s film and television division (sorry, not sorry), are making the film with actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain set to star. Details regarding who is writing or directing the film are unconfirmed at this time, but both Gyllenhaal and Chastain’s p...[Read More]

Turns out Xbox One S DOES give a slight performance boost

When it came to the new Xbox One consoles announced at E3, it was next year’s Project Scorpio that got all the attention given it’s apparently coming to make frame rates everywhere quake in their uncapped boots. However, the Xbox One S, which launched across the world yesterday, touted the support of 4K Blu-Rays and HDR colours, with pretty much no changes to gaming performance. Speaki...[Read More]

We Happy Few update toning down survival meters coming this weekend

We Happy Few arrived in early access last week and while the game shined conceptually many players, myself included, found the survival elements of the game to be outright terrible. The protagonist’s hunger, thirst and rest bars need refilling at an alarming rate, sometimes mere minutes after topping them off, effectively distracting players from the quests at hand and very quickly becoming ...[Read More]

Outlast 2 has been delayed

You’d better go out and get some laxatives to take care of those stomach gurgles, because Outlast 2 won’t be coming anytime soon to alleviate your colon. In a post on the game’s Facebook page, developer Red Barrels confirmed they were delaying the game until Q1 2017. It’s a classic case of “it’ll be ready when it’s done”, with the developer saying th...[Read More]

Nick Xenophon has a point about gambling and video games

If you’d told me last week that today I’d be writing about how I think a politician making a bold statement about legislating on video games kind of has a point, I wouldn’t have believed you. I don’t think you could really blame me. Politicians who come out swinging at video games often have little understanding of the medium and are coming from a knee-jerk “won’...[Read More]

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