We take Gearbox's latest offering Battleborn for a spin. A mix of traditional shooter, loot and cosmetic based progression, co-operative action game, story-based animated thing, and MOBA-ish hero and competitive design. Yep, Battleborn is a game as hard to pin down as it is bright and colourful. And thankfully it's that aspect -- the vibrant, colourful, and memorable heroes you get to play, that stand out.
As part of its new Pascal architecture, that also includes a lower-priced 1070 model, Nvidia announced it's new hardware over the weekend. And based on the information given both cards will offer a pretty significant boost in performance over the 900 series. Apparently the 1080 is more powerful than two 980's running in SLI in addition to providing a sizable performance boost over the beastly Titan X. And doing so utilising less power. The lower priced 1070 is also touted as providing more power than a Titan X, at a fraction of the cost.
Which means that the open beta for Overwatch will now conclude on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:00 a.m. (AEST). Which gives you another day or so to continue playing, or finally check out the new multiplayer shooter from Blizzard that everyone's talking about. After concluding on Wednesday the game will simply disappear. Well, not really. It'll be back in couple of weeks, when the full game launches on May 24.
DOOM is out next week, and in preparation for the launch we've got a new launch trailer that is quite possibly the best look at the game yet. Featuring footage from the campaign portion of the game the variety we see in the environments, weapons, and gory melee take-downs, look fantastic. And if you were on the fence about the whole thing, then this might tip you over. Thanks no doubt to the classic DOOM music showing up at the end there.
So, this is probably your last chance to take a guess as to when and where the next game will be set. Will it be a World War I Battlefield, as the rumours of the past few months have been hinting at? Or will the series go back to the familiar setting of World War II: The Second One. Either way we'll find out bright and early tomorrow morning (about 6am AEST), so stay tuned.
And you can grab it now and for free from the Microsoft Store. As a stripped down version of Forza 6 on Xbox One, this Windows 10 version has been built to take advantage of DirectX 12 and offers up to 4K resolution, plus a slew of new graphical upgrades.
Mounts have rarely been more than fancy transportation in a number of MMOs. The upcoming free-to-play Riders of Icarus from Nexon America and WeMade Entertainment looks to change all that. As it's a new MMORPG all about capturing hundreds of rare and exotic beasts, taming them, and then riding them into battle. A new trailer showcasing a number of the mounts, which naturally focuses on the cool looking dragons in the game, has been released and it all looks pretty impressive.
Both the Warhammer and the Warhammer 40K license seem to be getting a lot of love these days, and with some great looking games on the horizon. Just yesterday the third game in the brilliant Dawn of War franchise from Relic was announced, with a grim and awesome looking cinematic trailer. And today, thanks to PCGamer we've got the first screens of that game in action. Plus, a trailer for something called Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr, a new action-RPG set in the 40K universe that looks very cool.
We're talking the whole cast too. Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Domhall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), John Boyega (Finn), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Max von Sydow (Lor San Tekka) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron)! Check out the very cool trailer for the game, which also highlights some additional adventures for the cast. Stuff that we didn't see in the movie.