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 →
The Division is a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s a competent, if unimaginative, third-person shooter. It’s an RPG as well, with plenty of loot to collect and experience to gain and skills to choose from. It also shares a great deal in common with the modern MMO, in that you’re never more than a few button presses away from teaming up with other players online.
This kitchen sink approach has doomed other equally ambitious games, but The Division manages to stay afloat, even underneath the weight of all the adjectives that describe it.
Another year has passed in the new generation, and it was easily the biggest yet. Over the course of 2015, we saw sequels to many of our favorite franchises, original properties that surprised and delighted us all and several shocking disappointments that no one could have predicted. So, basically, it was another year in video gaming. More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook said during an interview this week that many people will soon come to realize they only need an iPad and a phone, likely an iPhone. In other words, he doesn’t think they’ll ever need to use a PC ever again. More →
After months of hints, teasers and newsletters, we finally got a first look at LawBreakers, the new game from Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski. LawBreakers is a free-to-play, multiplayer online FPS for PC with several classes to choose from as players take part in five-on-five battles in a universe where gravity isn’t much of a concern.