Well, there goes the perfect track record of Diablo III growing from strength to strength with each new patch. In addition to the new gear, new locations, revamped sets, and other welcome additions the latest 2.4 patch for the game is causing lag, frame-rate, and stuttering issues on both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. The issues seem to be most prevalent when playing multiplayer or when things get a little hectic enemy-wise, and for some is making the experience somewhat unplayable.
Okay, so if you pre-ordered your copy of The Division the official Beta kicks off January 28 on Xbox One, and the following day, January 29, for PlayStation 4 and PC. It'll only be playable for a single weekend, with the Beta ending on January 31 for all platforms. For those that still want in you can sign-up for your chance to take part. And join, as the site is clear to point out, The Waiting List. Ominous. Also, there won't be any microtransactions. Sort of.
And it's available to pre-purchase on Steam right now. And, it comes with Valve's blessing. Which, when you try and picture how that came about, is downright impossible without a robed figure, a smokey religious trinket of some sort, a sacrifice, and old timey chanting. 'Prospekt' for those not in the know, continues the story of soldier boy Adrian Shephard, who starred in the first Hal-Life expansion 'Opposing Force'. Although that came out in 1999, Prospekt is a stand-alone release and has been built utilising the more familiar Half-Life 2 assets.
Praise the assassin gods Hitman fans, because it looks like you can get your hands on the new game without having to decipher a large info-graphic poster trying to figure out what makes up the Intro Pack, Upgrade Pack, and The Full Experience. The title is still on track to release content gradually throughout 2016, but the new pricing structure will now follow the more familiar monthly episodic approach. Starting in April.
In a new mod that is. One that changes the environment to reflect the seasons we all know as Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall. Whatever that last one may be. Visually, this mod (which works best alongside a handful of other foliage related mods) adds a new dimension to the Commonwealth. The Winter effects in particular look amazing, and it's wonderful how a little snow can make just about any Fallout 4 environment look and feel almost completely different.
In a new developer diary that goes behind the scenes of Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox's prequel to Homeworld. We get a good look at how the game looks and feels, how it developed from a spiritual successor from ex-Homeworld and Company of Heroes developers into an official prequel, and what makes the desert setting of Kharak so alluring for the RTS genre. There's a lot to take in, and this is a fantastic way to learn more about the game before its January 20 release.
Looks like the leaked retail release date was right, as Deep Silver confirms that its upcoming post-America taken over by North Korea shooter Homefront: The Revolution will be out for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 20th 2016. And with the release date we get a new trailer titled 'This is Philadelphia' which looks like a mash-up of Call of Duty, Half Life 2, and Deus Ex. Except nowhere near as iconic. Who knows, this may end up being pretty good.