So as the first year in recorded history where there isn't a new Assassin's Creed game coming out, in its place comes the Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender. Out this December, a new trailer has been released that delves into the story whilst giving us glimpses at some of the action. Plus, some running and jumping from rooftop to rooftop.
Traditionally speaking it's easier to setup a server for online PC gaming than it is for console. Because one is a locked system, and the other is mostly open and allows for a wider variety of hardware configurations. A short while ago we dropped word that EA would be handling the Battlefield 1 Rent-a-Server stuff internally, as to control the quality of what's on offer. On paper that sounds fine, but in a recent post it looks like renting a Battlefield 1 server for the PC version will cost substantially more than one for the PS4 or Xbox One.
And if you're heading to this year's event, you'll probably want to head over there now. This year looks to follow in the footsteps of PAX events of the past with a great and diverse line-up of panels and events covering just about all sides of gaming and geek culture. PAX Australia kicks off in Melbourne on November 4.
Out February 21 for Xbox One and Windows 10, Halo Wars 2 comes from veteran strategy studio Creative Assembly. In a new behind the scenes video from Microsoft you get a good idea of how it plays, and how the multiplayer looks to be doing things a little differently. In addition to the usual mix of modes, there's something called 'Blitz' which removes all economy from the game. And replaces recruiting and building units with a card-system.
Tonight! At 1:00am AEDT. Which is an hour before the Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal. As the saying goes, when it rains you get both a Nintendo NX reveal and new Red Dead Redemption trailer. The announcement came via a Tweet from Nintendo of America that simply states, "Be among the first to discover #NX. Watch the Preview Trailer". Ooh, it's going to be a late one tonight.
Hot on the heels of Hi-Rez Studios' Paladins entering open beta comes the announcement of a new turn-based strategy game, SMITE Tactics. Born from the studio experimenting with creating their own board-game and god-themed cards, SMITE Tactics looks to take the franchise in an entirely new direction. One where grids, movement, attacks, and strategy are key.
2K and Firaxis Games have released a six-part "How To" video series in preparation for the launch of Civilization VI on Friday. Covering topics like 'How to Choose a Civilization' and 'How to Make Diplomacy Work' these videos also double as a great primer if you're still on the fence about how the game measures up against previous entries.
Reviewing an MMO is not an easy task, which is why Glen Gugliotti has taken up the review mount for World of Warcraft: Legion. And after spending countless hours questing, leveling, obtaining rare items of various colour, shine, and worth he's come back with part two of his review. And given the whole experience a nice tidy score.
Already available for PC, the main selling point of the 'One Tamriel' update is that it removes Alliance restrictions in addition to adding game-wide scaling. Which means that you can quest and travel anywhere you want to. Also, to celebrate the release Bethesda are offering up a "Trip of a Lifetime" Giveaway where playing the game gives you a chance to win a trip to one of the real-world exotic locations that served as inspiration for the in-game exotic locations.
According to Ubisoft the PC version of Watch Dogs 2 is getting delayed to ensure that specific PC enhancements are there from day one. According to the post over at Ubiblog, "Support for full 4K resolution with Ultra Textures and Extra Details options; an uncapped framerate; and a host of other features and options specifically requested by the Watch Dogs 2 community" are the main reason for the delay. Which means a new release date of November 29.