Games That Got Better Over Time

…patches will fix everything!

a realm reborn

In light of the magnificent release of No Man’s Sky patch 1.3 I thought we should take time to appreciate other games and developers that never gave up through sketchy initial releases and make the game live up to it’s full potential! Also, I am back!  Continue reading

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer to debut April 15th

EA today announced that Battlefront  2 will have its debut trailer during Star Wars celebration. 

In an announcement on their official site EA confirmed;

Commence primary ignition – the first trailer for Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II is imminent. On April 15 at 2:30PM ET/11:30AM PT at Star Wars Celebration, we’ll be presenting during the “The Galaxywide Premiere of Star Wars Battlefront II” panel. Not able to attend in person? You’ll still be able to watch online. Join the award-winning developers from DICE, Criterion and Motive as they offer a glimpse at the game and debut the first trailer.

Rumour has it that the game will include locations, characters, vehicles and weapons from the new trilogy as well as the original. I’m hoping that they confirm that as well as showing off the campaign (made by motive), space dog fights and maybe a VR mode. 

I’m Sorry, How Much?

…nah, you’re alright!

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I am a bit partial to a bit of first person shooter action – late night binges on ‘Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2’ and have a full group for ‘Battlefield Bad Company’, I like to think I have done my best to support the genre. However, there is some major shenanigans going on right now and it’s doing my head in! Continue reading

Mirrors Edge Catalyst BETA Thoughts

One of my favourite games of last generation is finally getting a sequel. When EA unveiled the teaser trailer for ‘Mirrors Edge Catalyst’ last E3 I became an excited quivering mess and I’m not embarrassed about who knows that! At all.

When they announced that there would be a closed BETA for it though, I instantly signed up for it and hoped to get selected. Last week was quite unpleasant for me, the BETA began and I had received no email. I feared the worst and was hugely disappointed – especially in the wake of the delay announcement – how was I going to wait until June?

Slowly but surely I came to terms with my snub and got on with my life….

….then, on the Saturday, my code arrived in my inbox. I was elated – question is though is the game worth (free) running to, or should you (free) run away from it? Continue reading

Are We Becoming Too Cynical?

…Fool me once, shame on you

…fool me twice…

…Shame on me. I believe that is the saying, and recently this has become the unspoken mantra for gamers across the world. All you have to do is read enthusiast forums such as NeoGAF to see how hateful some of the community is becoming. For example, take the thread based on the new Need for Speed game set to release in the autumn of this year, and all you will see a lot of people complaining about things we have no idea about. Or hilariously things a lot of Need For Speed fans have asked for quite some time now (even some of the users who post on that very forum)! Continue reading

How far can we trust publishers?

Over the past year gaming and seen the rise of several, disturbing trends that; if unchecked, could plunge our beloved hobby into the myre!

Lies

I’m talking about huge Day 1 patches, dlc and games that launch in an obviously unfinished state. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about these trends are the lengths that publishers will go to defend their nefarious actions.

For me though, the most bizarre instance over the last year was the recent “problem” with ‘Dying Light’ and the delay of its physical copy by a full calendar month. Apparently due to a problem with the process of pressing the discs. Now I have been gaming for a very long time and this is the first time I have heard a game being pushed back because of a manufacturing fault, consoles yes but never a game!

My question is – can we, or should we, trust these publishers or should we look beyond their words and think of the business?

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