At this point, for some of us at least, each new bit of DLC content for the entertaining Star Wars Battlefront is more about looking at how great the next iconic Star Wars location looks in-game than what's included. So far each new piece of content for the game has been kind of a let down, a new map or two, some heroes, and a new mode. But with Bespin, we get to see the gorgeous Cloud City brought to life. Plus, the introduction of Lando Calrissian. Yeah it's more of the same, but his Lando-ness alone is enough to get us excited.
Formula One, or F1, or "the one where the pit crews can change tires in 30 seconds flat", has long been a racing game staple. And with all new racing games, the better the technology the more realistic and life-like it seems. With Codemasters' F1 2016 due for release on August 19 for PS4, Xbox One and PC we know have our first glimpses of the game in action. And it looks pretty impressive.
The Free Beta Weekend for Epic Games' new third-person action MOBA Paragon has kicked off, and with a number of new players joining the game Epic has launched new Oceanic servers for those of us down under. The kind that turn any red ping bar into a nice fresh minty green. The servers are live right now, and with the beta test ending on Monday if you've got a PS4 or a decent gaming PC be sure to check it out.
Announced at E3 and due for release in August, the next substantial bit of story-based content for Fallout 4 will let players take a trip to Nuka-World, a large amusement park built by the makers of every Wastelander's favourite cola-based beverage. And thanks to a new product listing for the expansion we now know that it will have a lot of Raider-based content, including the ability to use them to conquer settlements.
From the creators of Saints Row comes a new game set within the same universe, somehow, called Agents of Mayhem. With a visual style that is reminiscent of a certain hero shooter crossed with Crackdown, Agents of Mayhem puts players in the shoes of a team of over the top action heroes in a futuristic Korea. After a stylish cinematic trailer debut prior to E3 we now have a bunch of gameplay footage courtesy of IGN.
Okay so that bit about The Legend of Zelda being the only game Nintendo would showcase at E3 was a lie. And with the number of exclusive Wii U games on the horizon being somewhere between 0 and a couple, Nintendo will be releasing a new entry in the Paper Mario series on October 8, called Paper Mario: Color Splash. Which, looks awesome.
When Nintendo said that the only console title it would bring to E3 was the next installment in The Legend of Zelda we expected to be impressed with a look at a dungeon or two and maybe some open world exploration. Instead of that they opened up the flood gates by going over a big chunk of what you can find in the game. And it all looks amazing.
The first paid-for expansion for The Division is called 'Underground Operations' and it introduces a new wing to the standard Base of Operations where players and groups can tackle randomised missions or dungeons set in the vast sprawling subway system of New York City. Think Rifts from Diablo 3 and you get the idea. With varying difficulty, modifiers, and rewards, 'Underground Operations' looks to add a bit of variety to the standard mission-replay feature in the base game.
With Overwatch being out for a few weeks now a lot of people have been wondering what's next for the popular hero shooter. And some of them out loud too, with Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan responding to a community post on the official forum outlining what the team is currently working on and what's in store for the future. Spoiler alert, a lot of new content.
It isn't easy reinventing the headset wheel, albeit without adding shiny bells and whistles that really just detract from the overall use of said product. Today's news from Astro Gaming that they've revamped the A50 is anything but bells and whistles, with actual functionality steering this updated headset including 7.1 surround sound, wireless functionality and more.