Marc Laidlaw, a lead writer for the Half-Life series, has just posted the plot for the third instalment on his website. Hold your breath while reading, because this is the closing curtains rather than a confirmation for the game.
It seems like Dr Gordon Freeman, the protagonist of the series, has had an epic adventure to excuse his absence. The silent doctor struggled in the desperate the crusaded through time in the Borealis, invented teleportation devices, and saw his infamous rival, G-Man, snatch away Alyx Vance. Now, he’s back in a world where the resistance no longer thrived, his friends gone, and his legacy forgotten.
And here we are. I spoke of [...]
If you were planning on scoring one of the special edition Xbox One X Scorpio Edition gaming consoles, you may be out of luck.
According to a recent Gamescom 2017 interview by the YouTube channel Rocket Beans, it appears that although the new console was expected to sell well, even Microsoft didn’t expect it to sell this well. During the interview, Microsoft Head of Xbox Marketing Aaron Greenberg revealed that despite the company preparing enough inventory to “last about a week”, the new special edition of the gaming console actually sold out in less than a day with Amazon’s inventory selling out in just twenty five minutes.
Back at E3 2017, Microsoft announced several updates coming for Minecraft. Among them is the Better Together update, which unifies Windows, Android and Xbox versions of Minecraft into one edition for true cross-platform play.
Today, Microsoft is releasing the beta for the Windows and Android Minecraft players with the Xbox One beta coming in the following days. Microsoft says this is to help stress-test and find any bugs associated with the new update, and the reward for gamers is of course access to cross-platform play and all the new features associated with the update.
Some of the updated features includes ravines, fireworks, armor stands, recipe book, [...]
Still one of those holdouts on upgrading past Windows Vista, but really, really love playing World of Warcraft? Well, that’s too bad because Blizzard has made the decision to pull the plug on support for the older operating systems which Microsoft itself hasn’t supported since 2012.
According to Blizzard, the decision was made to continue supporting the older operating systems after its official EOL date by Microsoft because a significant portion of gamers were still on the older OSes, but most have now upgraded to one of the newer operating systems.
Blizzard plans to pull the plug in a staggered schedule starting in October of this year. Once [...]
It looks like Oculus is making a more aggressive push now that VR as well as VR capable gaming PC technology has matured significantly over the past few years.
Following the permanent $200 price cut earlier this year which brought the Oculus Rift + Touch Controller bundle price to a much more palatable $598, Oculus is further discounting the Oculus Rift Bundle to $399 for the next few weeks.
If you’ve been on the fence about an Oculus Rift, now may finally be time to take the plunge. The Oculus Rift Bundle (Oculus Rift + Touch Controller) with the updated pricing is now available at Amazon and Best Buy.
Die hard Starcraft fans will be happy to know that Blizzard has recently announced that Starcraft Remastered will be available starting August 14.
The remastered edition of Starcraft will bring significant graphics to the game, supporting resolutions up to 4K so you no longer have to play Starcraft at a pitiful 640×480 on your brand spankin’ new 35-inch, 200Hz, G-Sync monitor. Other enhancements include upgraded audio/sound, a new matchmaking and leaderboard system, and cloud saving for campaign, hotkeys, and replays.
Starcraft: Remastered will include both the original Starcraft and the Starcraft: Brood War expansion and can now be [...]
Last week, the GTA V modding community was in an major uproar after popular modding tool OpenIV was shut down by GTA V publishers Take-Two and Rockstar Games.
Shortly following the shutdown, the GTA V modding community voiced their feedback on GTA V through multiple outlets, chief among them GTA V’s review page on Steam which went from positive to mixed within a matter of hours with tens of thousands of recent reviews showing overwhelmingly negative.
Realizing the monumental screw-up that had occurred, Rockstar and Take-Two reversed their decision on banning mods and updated their online knowledge-base to say, “Rockstar Games believes in [...]
For retro gamers who loved Nintendo’s re-release of the NES Classic last year, Nintendo is back again, this time with a re-release of the SNES Classic. Earlier this morning Nintendo of America’s Twitter let this bombshell out!
Super Mario World, Earthbound, Star Fox 2 + 18 more games? Now you’re playing with super power! #SNESClassic launches 9/29. pic.twitter.com/BPPGjpskPT
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 26, 2017
According to Nintendo, the SNES Classic will retail on September 29th for a retail price of $79.99 and it includes such classic games like:Contra III: Alien Wars Donkey Kong [...]
Ready your wallets, boys and girls. Paypal has just confirmed that the annual Steam Summer Sale 2017 will start on June 22.
The leak came from the Paypal UK Twitter feed. It has also announced that in addition to the sale pricing, PayPal customers in the UK will get an extra £5 off on a single purchase over £2o.
It’s official. The #SteamSummerSale starts 22/06 at 6pm BST and PayPal customers get an extra £5 off *terms apply. https://t.co/PdXnlKZ6qh pic.twitter.com/hobxCz3TBm
— PayPal UK (@PayPalUK) June 20, 2017
Steam’s annual Summer and Winter Sales are your best at scoring triple-A title games at the best [...]
Rockstar Games and its publisher Take-Two is under fire from massive community backlash after shutting down several 3rd party modding tools for its popular open world action game, GTA V.
While Rockstar Games didn’t completely remove modding support, they recently issued a cease-and-desist notices to the developers of OpenIV, the biggest modding tool for GTA V, as well as several others. In the letters, Take-Two claimed that the software “allow third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two rights”. Until the legal fiasco is sorted out, OpenIV was forced to comply with the demands of [...]