Month: November 2016

Civilization fans have been playing the game together as a democracy in Democraciv

Remember Twitch plays Pokémon? Or the slightly darker Twitch plays Dark Souls? Well a group of Redditors have gone one up in terms of intricacy by turning a game of Civilization V into an exercise of Democracy. The idea is simple, well as simple as Democracy, which is totally a system that works all around the globe at the moment. Players all vote on the actions of one nation, in this run England,...[Read More]

You can watch The Last Guardian gameplay right now

Remember how The Last Guardian is a game that is definitely coming out next week? You know, that little game by Team Ico that’s been in development for nine years? Well, if you can’t wait until 7 December to get your eyeballs all up on The Last Guardian, you can watch the opening moments of gameplay in a new trailer. The footage comes from the Japanese version of the game, which was sh...[Read More]

No Man’s Sky gets new modes and base building in new update

Nine weeks after the last update to No Man’s Sky, developer Hello Games has released what they have dubbed “The Foundation Update”, bringing a long list of changes to the game. Most notably it brings the previously hinted ability to build your own home bases on planets, as well as a couple new gameplay modes. But when I say a long list, I mean a long list; and if you want to read...[Read More]

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premieres in December

Finally. Goddamn, mother-flippin’ finally. The third season to Telltale Games’ harrowing The Walking Dead has a confirmed release date and is available to pre-purchase. Telltale quietly missed the window on the November release date they teased at PAX West, confirming on Twitter this morning A New Frontier’s first episode will arrive December 20, 2016 (most likely December 21 for...[Read More]

“Vaginas are the weed of video games,” says Jim Sterling (NSFW, obviously)

Yep, that’s a headline I just got to write. I love my job some days. Some context: you may remember Jim Sterling as the independent video game critic whose activities we’ve covered before here on LoadScreen. We’ve written about his crusade against microtransactions in full priced video games, an opinion I share, the lawsuit levelled at him by a developer whose games he rightfully...[Read More]

Pokémon Sun and Moon: An incredibly detailed guide to choosing your starter

With the beginning of every new generation of Pokémon game, there is an inevitable question on the tips of everyone’s tongues: which starter Pokémon is the best? Well aren’t you lucky I spent 600+ hours playing Pokémon X, Y, OR & AS in anticipation of this very moment. Brace yourselves for an incredibly thorough, in-depth, deep scientific dissection using rather uncomfortably long mathematical...[Read More]

Final War is the card game you’ve been waiting for

Considering tabletop games don’t have load screens, we haven’t spent all that much time writing about them, but that’s about to change. After playing Final War at PAX Aus this year, I realised a profound truth… I fucking adore playing games face to face, as you can see the emotions in your friend’s eyes as you obliterate them. Not that I won the match of Final War I p...[Read More]

A Township Tale shows a promising future for VR

We’ve spoken before about skepticism for VR… and how it almost made me yak hard. Despite potential splash zones being established, I braved the VR demo of A Township Tale at PAX Aus, and I’m glad I did. Even extremely early into development, the game shows VR can be more than a series of one off experiences. Developed by Alta, a VR focused dev team from Sydney, the version of A T...[Read More]

ACCC wants Valve to pay $3 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law

In the latest development in the ongoing saga that is the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission versus Valve, the ACCC has asked the Australian courts to fine Valve $3 million as penalty for being found guilty of breaching Australian Consumer Law for their lack of a Steam refunds policy from 2011 to 2014. As of right now, Steam allows refunds on products providing they are either defectiv...[Read More]

I just played Moirai on Steam, and…  

Well, I can’t say I was expecting that. Perusing free games on Steam and finding the gems has become something of a specialty of mine over the years. I’ve played Cry of Fear (and lasted all of five minutes), Path of Exile is still sitting on my desktop waiting to be played and appreciated, and yesterday I came across a short horror game called Moirai. Reading up on it, I was intrigued by the fact ...[Read More]

Titanfall 2 Titan Tips – Mechs maketh the man

Previously we looked at the Pilot; now we move onto the titular Titans. First, let’s start with general ways to earn your Titan. The most straightforward way to earn build time is killing minions, pilots, and even just damaging Titans. Capturing objectives and amping points in Amped Hardpoint matches will also help to build your Titan faster, so PTFO. The most neglected method, but also the fastes...[Read More]

The future of gaming made me feel like vomiting

You know those bouncy things people occasionally stick their babies in? The ones that sit in a door frame, with baby in a harness jumping around? Yeah, you know the things! Have you also ever seen a dog try and run really fast on a wooden floor? Where they accelerate so quickly they can’t get any traction and are kind of folding in on themselves from slipping so much? Well using a Virtuix Om...[Read More]

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