Sony might not have any surprises left for its upcoming PlayStation Meeting by the time September 7th rolls around. Over the weekend, someone got their hands on the unannounced PS4 Slim. Hours later, video footage of a new DualShock 4 controller began making the rounds. And now it appears that Sony itself has accidentally spoiled another announcement on the PlayStation Blog.
One of the first things you’re going to want to do when you start playing No Man’s Sky is upgrade to a new ship. As you’d expect, buying a brand new spaceship isn’t cheap, so you’re going to have to save up units (the in-game currency) before you can make an extravagant purchase. Normally, this would take hours of resource gathering and trading on the galactic market, but some clever players have found an exploit that allows them to duplicate the game’s most valuable items.
Over the weekend, I, like several other impatient gamers, got my hands on a copy of No Man’s Sky. In spite of my best judgment, I had to know what the game looked like before developer Hello Games had a chance to release the day one patch, which they repeatedly insisted would noticeably change the game.
I had my doubts, but after reading the patch notes for Update 1.03, I can assure you that this is the most significant day one patch ever released.
For many gamers, No Man’s Sky is not only the most exciting release of August, but one of the most anticipated releases of the entire console generation so far.
Originally unveiled at the VGX awards in 2013, No Man’s Sky is an ambitious space game set in a universe made up of over 18 quintillion planets, all of which you can visit and explore. And these aren’t the game worlds you’re used to either — these are actual planet-sized planets, some the size of Earth itself.
There are few games that receive as much attention from the modding community as The Elder Scrolls series. Creative fans have designed new clothes, tweaked the combat system and even built entirely new landmasses inside of Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim over the past decade or so, but the most impressive mods of all are the ones that require the most work: total conversions.
Overwatch, like many of Blizzard’s games, is the culmination of a genre.
World of Warcraft is the biggest MMO of all time, StarCraft is the high-water mark for strategy games and Hearthstone has no close competitors.
Now Overwatch has come to dominate the FPS landscape, and with a solid core gameplay loop, a colorful roster of characters and just enough content to charge full price, it might have already accomplished its goal.
There’s nice computers, there’s overkill, and then there’s cramming two fully-functional PCs, 14 CPU cores, and three completely separate liquid-cooling systems into one gorgeous case. This is the latter.
Anyone who’s used a Windows PC for more than 20 minutes has probably run into the scheduled updater. This evil snippet of code will, on occasion, forcibly restart your PC, no matter how urgent a piece of work might be.
In the latest beta version of Windows 10, Microsoft has revealed how it will fix the auto-install with a new feature called “Active Hours.” It still doesn’t allow you to turn off auto-install — Microsoft is determined that you stay up to date — but it does the next best thing.
Having watched every preview video and read every interview on the Internet, I wasn’t sure No Man’s Sky could do anything to surprise me. On Thursday, I had a chance to play the universe simulator from Hello Games for the very first time, and although I knew what to expect, I came away with a surprising revelation:
No Man’s Sky has the potential to be the best RPG ever made. More →
In an blog post on the Xbox Wire this Monday, ID@Xbox director Chris Charla announced that Xbox One developers will now have the ability to include cross-network support within their games. Xbox One games have always been able to interact with other Xbox Live games on Windows 10, but this will bring other console and PC networks into the fold as well. More →
On Tuesday morning, Sony revealed that the next system software update for the PlayStation 4 will be available to those in the beta program starting this week. Codenamed MUSASHI, the 3.50 update is one of the most meaningful to hit the PS4 in months, bringing both minor improvements and major new features to the console. More →