Screeching gears, rhythmic boot steps, and the soft crunch of fresh snow. These were the first notes of my invasion. I sought the Dwarfen capital of Karak Varn. The Dwarfs, hardy and resilient though they may be, were a thorn for my new allies, the green-skinned Orcs and goblins. I held my siege for weeks, and while my foes’ numbers dwindled, mine grew. After each clash, I wrenched the newly dead from the earth and added them to my fiendish, Vampire hordes. Siege engines ready, and carried yon by fresh Dwarfen zombies, I steeled my undead warriors for the final assault.Details
Capcom’s latest remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD, has sold approximately 800,000 copies, the publisher has announced as part of its latest earnings report [PDF]. The game launched in January this year, and Capcom’s reporting period ended March 31, so this only counts copies sold through then.Details
Serenity and wonder fill my ears when I first open Stellaris. Pulling from the same lived-in future aesthetic of games like Mass Effect, Stellaris opens with an invitation. It wants you to explore, it wants you learn, to unearth secrets your galaxy has held for millennia. As I do, astral outlines and nebulae dot my galactic map. Carved out into large chunks are the cosmos’ remaining empires. The Kalaxenen Order. The Sibulan Core Worlds. The Bruggan Consciousness. And my own nascent superpower–the Reaper Commonwealth.Details
If you’re going to see one movie based on a gaming franchise this year…it probably shouldn’t be this one.
The Angry Birds movie is not funny. It maintains a frantic pace, and it never lets up from desperately wanting you to laugh–there’s hardly a second that goes by without some form of over-the-top slapstick, clumsy pun, or ineffective background visual gag. The themes and juvenile humor are clearly aimed at a very young audience, but some jokes are a little too edgy to recommend for the very young, while none of the ideas have enough bite to register as subversive satire. Angry Birds is instead, an unintentional copy of the mobile game it’s based on: a short, forgettable time-waster.Details
With the launch of Overwatch upon us, we’ve rounded up our essential news and features to help give you a quick rundown on the much-anticipated multiplayer shooter. From our in-depth video series where we interview Blizzard to our multiple pieces covering our thoughts and impressions on the game; here’s everything you need to know.Details
GameSpot Australia is giving away a prize pack featuring The Hateful Eight exclusively to Australian GameSpot readers, thanks to Village Roadshow.Details
Sony will perform regular maintenance on the PlayStation Network next Tuesday, May 24, the company has announced. The maintenance is expected to begin at 9:30 PM PST and run for two hours, ending at 11:30 PM PST. This comes out to 12:30 AM EST to 2:30 AM EST, if you live on the east coast.Details
Want a new gamertag? Today’s your day, as nearly 1 million old Xbox gamertags are being made available today, May 18. At 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST, Microsoft will free up the gamertags. They will be available to any Xbox Live Gold member who has accrued a year’s worth of Gold status since 2002.Details
"Rockstar Games is of course hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon."
Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games is “hard at work” on new games, which will be announced “soon,” parent company Take-Two Interactive announced today.Details
After a string of leaks, Warner Bros. today officially announced that remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The games arrive on July 26 through the Batman: Return to Arkham bundle, which will cost $50/€50/£40.Details
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is leading the current-generation sales race, but one of this year’s biggest shooters, Battlefield 1, has aligned with Microsoft’s Xbox One for a co-marketing deal. During EA’s Investor Day briefing this week, EA was asked if it had any fears about this arrangement impacting sales.Details
During the Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event in March, Square Enix premiered a “World of Wonder” trailer for the game that showed off its towns, cities, caves, buildings, and other environments. Now, that video has been published online and in full quality. Check it out below.Details
Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series looks set to receive a range of trading cards, an EB Games Australia listing has indicated. According to a product description on the retailer’s website, the initial set will feature “images from 5 different games.”Details
Somewhere within Homefront: The Revolution–beneath the choppy framerate, the hackneyed narrative, and the half-explored mechanics that are hastily introduced then forgotten just as quickly–exists a solid, cinematic shooter. All the ingredients are there. It casts players as American resistance fighters–outmanned and outgunned, but resourceful and resilient–which naturally paves the way for both novel gameplay and daring political themes. Unfortunately, Homefront doesn’t quite deliver on either one.Details
Dishonored 2 begins 15 years after Emily Kaldwin is crowned Empress of Dunwall, as she flees the city after her claim to the throne is challenged by an otherworldly usurper. The sequel begins and, we’re told, ends, in Dunwall, but the chapters in between take place in Karnaca. There Emily and Corvo–both playable characters in the sequel–seek to bring down those backing Dunwall’s new ruler.Details
Can this $600 graphics card really outperform two GTX 980s in SLI? We put the new hardware to the test across 1080P, 1440P, 4K, and VR benchmarks.
The GeForce GTX 1080 was one of the worst kept secrets in graphics hardware. While many leaked images hinted at the new card’s arrival, it still came as a surprise when manufacturer Nvidia announced that the GTX 1080 would not only be faster than the $1,000 Titan X, but apparently faster than two GTX 980s in SLI.Details
[UPDATED MAY 17 WITH NEW GAME]The Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature, introduced in November 2015, lets you play Xbox 360 games on the new console. But what games are available? We’ve now rounded them all up–and we’ll continue to update this post as new games are made available.Details