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  • Fans petition Blizzard to play Overwatch League Stage 4 on the current patch

    Overwatch League's Stage 4 may be played on a patch that does not include the rework of Hanzo, and fans are pissed. Currently, the game is played on the last stable patch, which Blizzard claims gives teams an adequate amount of time to practice. However this meant that Stage 3 saw an old version of Blizzard World used, not the version currently live on global servers. A quick visit to r/CompetitiveOverwatch today, and you can get a taste of how fans of the game and League are reacting. "Pros should play the same game we all have to play and suffer through....

  • A Thief’s End: God of War breaks Nathan Drake’s PlayStation 4 sales record

    So if you haven't yet heard the billions of life forms across the solar system talking about it yet, God of War was released late April. But while the game is getting people's tongues wagging for critical reasons -- apparently, it's a bit of a masterpiece -- it should for an entirely other reason. The title sold more than 3.1-million copies in its first three days of global release. That, in turn, makes it the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. "I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure...

  • This is the gaming news you missed in April

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of April 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Valve acquires Firewatch creator Campo Santo In a surprising move, Campo Santo, the developer behind indie hit Firewatch, has recently...

  • Better Late Than Never: Northgard, Bio Inc. Redemption and Life is Strange: Farewell

    It’s Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at three titles: the Viking village simulator namely Northgard, the unusual and semi-gruesome Bio Inc. Redemption, and the nostalgia-laden Life is Strange: Farewell. Northgard Northgard is a village management sim that puts you in charge of your own Viking clan. Set in a fictional world steeped in Norse mythology, the campaign tasks you with settling a newfound continent while battling your Viking rivals for supremacy. But while you and your...

  • Firewatch developer Campo Santo joins Valve

    It's a marquee day for indie developers. Valve, the gaming world's Google in many respects, has acquired the services of Campo Santo, the studio behind indie narrative classic Firewatch. The "small but scrappy" developer will now join the owner of Steam to further develop its current title, In the Valley of Gods. Firewatch review: breathtaking isolation I’m not sure where to start describing this game. In my mere five hours with Firewatch I went through more experiences and feelings than with any colossal sixty hour AAA-title that I can recall. Read more... Along with citing an opened bottle of IGN's finest game awards...

  • In case you missed it, these games won a BAFTA in 2018

    The BAFTA Games Awards (British Academy Games Awards) is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates and honours the outstanding achievements and contributions in the video game industry. This year we witnessed the event in its fourteenth iteration and, out of the 16 accolades awarded, 11 of them went to indie games (that’s considerably more than half if you’re really bad at maths). In this list we will take a brief look at the overall winners and why they are celebrating their well-deserved victories. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Awards: Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, British Game, Game Beyond Entertainment, Performer (Melina Jurgens) Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice totally stole...

  • 3 awesome pixel art games from the first months of 2018

    The entertainment industry is currently obsessed with anything and everything retro and pixel art video games are certainly no exception. We have barely reached the end of 2018’s first quarter and already there is a plethora of nostalgia inducing and pixel art-infused titles flooding the marketplace. While a great deal of them are nothing to write home about, we’ve managed to find a few that certainly deserve your attention. Crossing Souls With Crossing Souls, developer Adult Swim shamelessly takes advantage of the current retro-nostalgia trend (think Stranger Things, colourful neon lighting, VHS tapes, etc.) while throwing in some of its own distinctive humour....

  • Fortnite is totally working again, Epic makes up for downtime with freebies

    Epic Games is really, really sorry that you couldn't play as much Fortnite: Battle Royale as you wanted to this week. The game's servers were either inaccessible or incredibly bumpy for much of Wednesday and Thursday after scheduled maintenance began around 9am Wednesday. "Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary," the developer wrote on its status page. On Thursday however, it seemed that the maintenance rather ruined some aspects of the game's server performance, and users we're struggling to log into the game. "Login is currently blocked across all Epic endpoints, including games, websites, and the Epic Games...

  • 12 Far Cry 5 screens that should be your next wallpaper

    Oh Far Cry 5. How gorgeous you are. With your plentiful pixels and bounty of god rays. You really are the best looking game of the year thus far. In celebration, and in our spamming of the screenshot button, we've gathered some of the more memorable stills from our Far Cry 5 review published earlier this week. These don't feature any gameplay elements. Just good ol' Hope County in its purest form. (There's also a sneaky picture of Mr. Seed lurking in there somewhere.) You can download the images by clicking on the individual pictures. Or read our entire Far Cry 5...

  • 5 trends totally ruining the gaming industry

    The games industry is no longer considered the sole domain of nerdy loners living in their moms’ basements and is instead a multi-billion-dollar industry. But with the lucrative growth of the industry, people who want to shamelessly cash in on it have also emerged. This has unfortunately given birth to some trends that may be lining more corporate pockets, but which are ultimately ruining the industry for fans. Here are five trends that are ruining the gaming industry for gamers. Core game content as DLC There was a time when DLC (downloadable content) was a welcome surprise for gamers enjoying a particular title....