Valve Corporation, the makers of Dota 2, has announced the first major for the new 2015–2016 Dota 2 season: the Frankfurt Major. The event will take place at the Festhalle Messe in Frankfurt, Germany. It starts on the 16th of November and goes through to the 21st of November 2015. Valve is putting up a $3 million prize pool and the event will be produced by Electronic Sports League (ESL).
It's finally here! After months of drooling at screenshots and videos, Star Wars Battlefront has finally entered into its Open Beta phase. That's right, open in this instance actually means that everyone can try their hand at taking part in the quasi-Battle For Hoth (called Walker Assault) and other game modes. Available on console, and Origin for PC, be sure to check it out. As it'll only be available this weekend. Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think.
That thing being flying around in a manner that would make Superman take note, and then applying C4 to a wall to watch it explode and crumle. Plus, there's also standing underneath a helicopter to cause some more destruction. Because hey, when hanging from the bottom of a helicopter has become pretty uneventful and commonplace, stand! In a way that just about defies the laws of physics. And then triggers some of the best game explosion physics ever seen.
Although it was leaked a little while back, Capcom has officially revealed Laura Matsuda as one of the new fighters joining the Street Fighter V roster. Hailing from Bazil, like Street Fighter veteran Blanka, Laura's fighting style is a mixture of grappling and Jiu-Jitsu. Even though she looks nothing like Blanka, in the reveal trailer we do get a glimpse of Laura using electricity in a similar fashion to her green compatriot.
It seems like a lot of time has passed between now and the release of the Halo 5 beta. Well, that's because a lot of time has passed. And that's a good thing. It means that 343 Industries, the custodians of the core Halo legacy, has had time to implement changes from the beta in the months between then and now.
And that title really says it all. Well, not quite. This won't be just any old beta, this will be one of the first times that cross-platform play is put to the test. That's right, during the beta players on both PC and PlayStation 4 will be able to play against each other. What a strange time to be alive! It's like the future promised by the 1990s is finally here. Not only that but the beta will be global and run through October 22nd - 25th. Shoryuken!
To celebrate its 15th Anniversary, Square Enix have put together a documentary covering the history of Deux Ex. A game that first hit the scene in 2000, providing players with a level of choice, customisation, and freedom on a scale that never been seen before. Included in the documentary are series creators Warren Spector and Chris Norden, talking about the genesis of Deus Ex, its sequels and the recent reboot by Square Enix that will see the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided next year.
The latest video demonstrating the various attributes of Fallout 4's S.P.E.C.I.A.L system covers intelligence, that thing that separates us vault dwellers from the mutants and ghouls of the wasteland. The stuff that lets us walk up to a terminal and just by looking at it figure out the password that turns off the automated turret defense system. So we can rummage through cabinets in search of more sweet Nuka Cola Quantum.
Watching the new video for the Resident Evil offshoot Umbrella Corps may leave you wondering why the zombies seem to be little more than set decoration. Well, in this team-based shooter, players can equip these things called Zombie Jammers. Devices that effectively turn zombies into little more than slowly moving obstacles. But, if these Zombie Jammers get destroyed or damaged by incoming fire, then it's hello slightly faster and more bite-happy obstacles.