Celebrating 25 years, and it's 10th annual convention, Blizzard is once again offering fans the opportunity to experience BlizzCon 2016 from anywhere in the world with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. Available to purchase now, the Virtual Ticket will provide HD streaming of all the panels, interviews, contests, and ceremonies across multiple channels.
After the debut of brand new Overwatch hero Ana Amari, Blizzard has patched Overwatch on PC to give the character a bit of a buff. In the form of a 20% boost to fire-rate, as well as a bigger magazine for her Biotic Rifle. Also included in the patch, a slight nerf to the range and effectiveness of McCree, a character that has seen his fair share of buffs, nerfs, buffs, and nerfs, since the game launched in May.
With the special 2TB launch editions of the Xbox One S due next week, today we've learned that Australia will also be getting the 500GB and 1TB versions of the console as part of special Halo Collections. Which will include copies of Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection alongside the sleek and slim redesigned Xbox One.
One of the highlights from Microsoft's E3 presentation was the section of gameplay from Compulsion Games' We Happy Few. An intriguing game set in a dystopian 1960s England where people take Joy pills to make the world look bright and colourful. Don't take them and you're labelled a Downer. There's a hint of BioShock to the visual aesthetic, and the premise and art alone should be enough to get you interested.
That is, according to sources over at Eurogamer who have revealed exactly what Nintendo's mysterious NX console is all about. A portable device with its own screen, that can be docked and connected to a TV, has detachable controllers, and takes cartridges. Which even for Nintendo, seems a little out there.
In a recent interview with IGN Rocket League developer Psyonix confirmed that it had solved the technical issues surrounding cross-play between between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users. And that adding the feature to the game would be as simple as flicking a switch. So what's the hold-up? Well, they're still waiting on the go ahead from Sony.
Batman: The Telltale Series will feature a new multiplayer style mode called Crowd Play that will invite other players to contribute to the decisions being made. Revealed over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con the new feature is said to generate a URL that can be shared with friends or the public that will actually log them into the play session.
Hey look, it's another reminder that you still need to play Beyond Good and Evil. And perhaps its inclusion here is a clue that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is coming. Or, still in development somewhere in one of Ubisoft's dozens of studios. #fingerscrossed. Anyway, Microsoft has announced its lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold members in August. And it's a pretty solid list of gamin'.
Like customisable resolutions, vertical sync, support for 4K textures, dynamic field of view, a benchmark mode, and customisable controls. Plus, the ability to play co-operatively with Xbox One users. In a new interview with Digital Foundry, Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition opened up about the technical side of the game and its plans for the PC version.