The latest Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video is all about turning on the charm. The level of charm where it's fairly easy to convince a large lumbering oaf to part ways with a weapon in exchange for some 'magic beans'. Or, to simply talk your way out of being shot in the face for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or better yet, just enough charisma to make you loved by both man and beast -- something that would definitely come in handy in the post-apocalyptic radiation soaked world of Fallout 4.
And that also applies to the Xbox App on Windows 10, which now also supports up to 12 people vying for vocal real-estate in the forever polite and cordial verbal discourse that makes up socialising online whilst playing games. This is an increase from 8, and with the new Warzone mode in Halo 5 supporting teams sizes of 12 it makes sense.
Techland looks to be upping the ante of the already insane Dying Light. Instead of simply adding more weapons and more zombies, The Following expansion for Dying Light is set to take players to the countryside and throws in some cars for a twist on the staple free-running gameplay. The result: well, you'll have to look at the video after the jump.
Okay so the grinding-ollie-simulator Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 is out now. But, reviews are a little scarce because copies were withheld from press prior to the game's launch. Not a good sign. Another 'not a good sign' is the fact that the day one patch for the game clocks in at a hefty 7.7GB. Which is particularly hefty because the game itself is only 4.6GB. Right, so does this mean that the game is a bit of a mess? Yep! Click through for a pretty funny video.
One of the current gaming zeitgeists seems to be developers mashing shooters with MOBAs. Overwatch is Blizzard's attempt at splicing the ever-popular shooter with the insanely popular MOBA and, according to Jeremy "Junglist" Ray, the results are impressive. By his own admission, Junglist has gone from disinterested to eager for more.
AusGamers' resident driving expert, Joab, recently had the opportunity to go hands-on with Need for Speed and chat with Executive Producer Marcus Nilsson about his experience. Among other things, Joab discovered that Ghost Games has a very specific target demographic in mind, at least for the FMVs, and the dev doesn't appear to be racing to change that.
Although announced a while ago, the free-to-play transition for MMO WildStar is now complete. Under the new name WildStar: Reloaded, this new version of the popular MMO also comes packaged with a number of changes, improvements, tweaks, and, err, alterations -- all said to improve the overall experience. Hundreds in fact, including everything from a completely a revamped crafting system to entirely new areas to explore.
Harebrained Schemes, the developer responsible for three successful Kickstarter campaigns (including Shadowrun: Hong Kong), is back at it again a fourth time for BattleTech. The BattleTech project is being led by Jordan Weisman, creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior; Mitch Gitelman, producer of the MechCommander series; and Mike McCain, creative director of Harebrained's Shadowrun games.