With further expansions for Ubisoft's The Division being held off until the base game could be fixed or improved, the fruits of that labour can now be felt with the substantial new 1.4 Patch. And with the introduction of a new World Tier system, UI and gameplay improvements including enemies no longer being extra-absorbent bullet sponges, an overhauled loot and gear system, plus many more tweaks and additions, you'll be left wondering if the patch notes were written by a late 19th century Russian writer.
In a new post that begins with "At Bethesda, we value media reviews" the publisher goes on to announce that it will no longer send out review copies of games prior to release. Instead, like with the recent release of DOOM, both press and consumers will get to play the games at the same time. Equality! So if you value media reviews like Bethesda, you'll just have to wait until after they extract value from your wallet before you can gauge any sort of critical response.
After going free-to-play earlier this year, development on the 4v1 multiplayer shooter Evolve has effectively stopped. With developer Turtle Rock taking to the community forum to say a big thank you to the players and that the decision was not theirs to make. Since launching last year Evolve has struggled to maintain a sizable audience, and even though the change to a free-to-play model helped, this news probably doesn't come as a huge surprise.
At a preview event held in San Francisco for Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft declared that they wanted players to try and break their game, such is the confidence they have in what they've built and in players' abilities to maximise and break gameplay systems.
At the event we were let loose into the full, final game-world of Watch Dogs 2 and were essentially allowed to play the first full four hours of the game from its opening sequence. Click through for our full thoughts.
And with that we've got a trailer for the Episode after the jump. But, of course if you haven't played the first two episodes you may want to avoid this as it's chock full of spoilers. Of the aftermath variety. After a somewhat slow and subdued start Telltale's Batman series is progressing very steadily now, with a story that's beginning to take unexpected twists and turns.
With the launch of the retro-inspired Super Dungeon Bros on Xbox One, plus the free backwards compatibility combo of LucasArts' The Secret of Monkey Island and Ubisoft's neon-epic Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, November's Games with Gold line-up is perfect for anyone who grew up in the '80s. Add in the weirdness and cheesiness of Murdered: Soul Suspect for Xbox One in the latter half of the month and you've got a pretty killer line-up.
And in all honesty it looks kind of goofy. Yet when viewed as a fan film that went the extra mile to make authentic Dishonored costumes, and then ensured that the lighting was so bright that you could see every little detail, it's actually pretty cool. With the already impressive gameplay footage shown so far, we're not sure there was a need for this. But then again getting to see a live-action Blink, we'll take it.
It's that time of year again: shooter time. Specifically, first-person shooters (with the exception of the likes of Gears of War 4, of course). And today we have our in-depth review of Respawn's Titanfall 2, which now comes packaged with a complete single-player campaign and also finds itself releasing on PS4 alongside Xbox One and the platform we reviewed it on -- PC.
As one of the only titles confirmed so far to be coming to the Nintendo Switch, and probably the swan song for the Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks to be Nintendo's most impressive game in quite a while. And ahead of the Switch debut, Nintendo of Japan posted a few new clips that showcase just how gorgeous the game looks in motion.
The still in Early Access hit ARK: Survival Evolved has just gotten a new patch, one that lets players generate their own custom or random world with direct control over the heights of mountains, the number of rivers, and what biomes they want. Naturally with everything ARK the results look impressive, but probably not as impressive as the new Diplocaulus. An underwater creature that stores air in the bladders of its head, which in turn supports underwater exploration without the need for breathing gear. Gross.