Next month Activision will release Transformers Devastation, a new game that looks every bit like the '80s cartoon series come to life. It even features the voice of Optimus Prime himself, Peter Cullen. Fun fact, Transformers began in the '80s as a cartoon series that was created to sell a line of toy robots that transformed into different types of cars. Naturally, it was a hit. Then, they had the smart idea to kill off all the major characters in a movie to make way for a new line of toys.
A new standalone expansion to Company of Heroes 2 has just been released. Dubbed British Forces this new expansion focuses on the British troops during World War II. And no doubt, covers a few of the historical battles they fought. In preparation for America to swoop in to save the world at the eleventh hour of course. A perspective gleaned from watching nothing but Hollywood movies. Either way, it looks like another fantastic addition to wonderful Company of Heroes franchise. For King and Country!
Very soon. So, when can we expect to get our hands on the final chapter in the long running StarCraft II saga? Sometime in the future, let's say in "blah days" time. Yeah, we don't exactly know. But, if you tune in live to the official StarCraft Twitch channel on Monday, September 14 from 3.00am AEST, you'll get to find out. Plus, you'll get to see the opening cinematic to the game.
And probably, the series as a whole. In a heartfelt video Hideo Kojima, the creator and director of the Metal Gear Solid series, catches up with a few key collaborators and admirers of the Metal Gear Solid games. Naturally, they've got nothing but praise for the man and the series. And then the video takes a genuinely heartfelt turn, as Kojima-san visits the family of a Metal Gear fan who recently passed away. Fair warning, your eyes will leak a salty fluid.
Being able to look at a list of servers and then pick where to play an online shooter is slowly becoming a thing of the past. In its place we find matchmaking systems that work off increasingly complex algorithms. Well, complex in the sense that they usually just plop you on the server with the lowest ping and average number of players. But for many PC players, being able to manually select a server by looking at its ping, the number of players, and where all their friends are at, is pretty important. Playing DICE's Battlefield 4 any other way would feel, wrong. So why then, is Star Wars Battlefront (also from DICE) going the matchmaking route?