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  • Far Cry 4 pirates mistakenly reveal themselves through FOV feature complaints

    Game developers (unlike the music industry) have tackled the issue of piracy through sneakily intelligent means, often stripping games of essential features. One recalls Batman’s inability to glide bug in Arkham Asylum, that filled many players’ favourite superhero with crippling acrophobia. With that said, are you one of those dishonest few who’ve pirated Far Cry 4? Chances are, if you don’t have any Field Of View options and you’ve complained about it online (especially on Reddit), Ubisoft’s watching you. Note just how many deleted comments are in the thread. The feature, which allows players to see more of the game’s majestic landscapes...

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: a glorious assault on the senses

    For over 10 years now the Call of Duty (COD) franchise has been the dominant force in war gaming and the FPS (first person shooter) genre. What started back in 2003 has now become a record breaking and award-winning gaming series and one of the most popular games on the face of the planet. But in recent times the COD recipe has become somewhat stale and stagnant and the last few titles seemed like a mere repackaging of their predecessors. It was clear that Activision needed to rethink the future of its increasingly less original brain child. It was time...

  • 7 things we know about The Order: 1886 so far

    A huge part of the traditional console war is the list of exclusives each console can boast. Microsoft’s Xbox One can attest to titles like Forza Horizon 2 and the hilariously fun Sunset Overdrive. Some will say Redmond’s console shades it going into the new year, but those in love with Sony’s PS4 will obviously say otherwise. And they should, especially with a title like The Order: 1886 coming up (and let me not get started on Bloodborne too). Set in 18th century alternative history England, the game follows a linear story line of The Order — a group of powerful...

  • Is this the Game of Thrones video game we all so desperately crave?

    Game of Thrones was always going to get a video game spin-off sometime in the future and we first heard of this possibility in 2013. Thanks to it’s mega television success and cultural buzz, the literary series has become something of a social phenomenon. But we weren’t expecting to see it for quite a while. Over the weekend, some lovely bloke tweeted an album of screenshots purportedly taken from Telltale’s upcoming George R.R. Martin inspired title. The independent digital publisher has previously created episodic games based on The Walking Dead, the Borderlands series and a the comic book series Fables. This...

  • Round 1, fight: our top 10 MAME fighting games of all time

    Depending on your gaming preferences you will either feel a slight chill of excitement when hearing the word MAME or perhaps you’ll be wrinkling your brow in confusion. My personal proclivities tend towards the former, as I have a deep and abiding love for retro games. There are times when I love nothing more than firing up an emulator and playing a game from my childhood. Yup, we’re talking old school Eighties and Nineties games played on an emulator or Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME). The emulator was first released in 1997, but it now supports over seven thousand games. Honestly, there...

  • The Future of Mass Effect: BioWare reveals all on N7 Day

    N7 Day takes place each year on 7 November. It is an annual event that celebrates one of gaming’s greatest franchises, the Mass Effect trilogy. Even though it fittingly takes place on 7 Nov, N7 actually refers to a military rank in the Mass Effect universe. It is a rank given to those marines who have graduated from the Interplanetary Combatives Training (ICT) program and it is regarded as one of the most respected ranks in the in-game world. The “N” refers to the special forces of the Alliance Military (The Good Guys) and the 7 refers to the highest...

  • Overwatch and the WoW film: 9 awesome things that happened at BlizzCon 2014

    A lot has happened in the gaming world over the last few days. This weekend saw thousands of night elves, orcs, ogres, paladins and the lot descend on Anaheim, California. From Warcraft, StarCraft 2 and Blizzard’s new franchise to Hearthstone and freakin’ Metallica, we wrapped up some of the best news BlizzCon 2014 for you below. StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void got unleashed As the case is every year at BlizzCon, a new addition to the epic StarCraft 2 Real-Time Strategy franchise was introduced. While the previous two StarCraft 2 editions gave you control of the Terran and the Zerg, Legacy of...

  • PlayStation Plus games of November (PS4) review: digging, crying, escaping

    The chatter on the internet when November’s free PlayStation Plus games were announced was fairly hostile. Users moaned about the games but when I heard what was being released — Escape Plan, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and SteamWorld Dig are three excellent games, all for the price of nothing at all (if you don’t count the PSN subscription fee). While all have been out for quite some time, they’re now free on PSN so, how do they still hold up? The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Let’s begin with the strongest game of the trio, and perhaps one of the best Rouge-like adventures...

  • 4K resolution ‘GTA IV’ rides the uncanny valley

    Modders make bad games better and sometimes, they make good games even greater. Case in point: this 4K redo of the blandest Grand Theft Auto, GTA 4. Smarty-pants modder darkdeus offers us images and video of his 4K GTA IV PC modification, as part of the Simple ENB package. The trailer and images are absolutely incredible and prove that with a lot of work and effort, a bland game can look like a title that competes with today’s graphics. Of special note are the cars, which approach Driveclub levels of realism. But then again, the streets look fantastic, as well as the water effects....

  • Destiny’s ‘Fate Of All Fools’ exotic rifle belongs to one player alone, thanks to Bungie

    There’s nothing quite like a fuzzy Friday feel-good story to set up the weekend. Bungie, creators of all things Halo and Destiny, has given one special gamer the yet-to-be-released Fate Of All Fools exotic scout rifle. Yes, effectively the god of all long-range weapons. Although the rifle will only be featured in a much later DLC for the wider world to enjoy, Bungie has decided that this particular move means more to the gamer in question than most. He is now the only chap in the Destiny universe to lay claim to the weapon. But is this some marketing gimmick Bungie’s pulling?...