In that game reviews coming from version activated either via CD Keys or outside sources or even free keys will be treated as second class reviews. With reviews from those obtained via good ol' direct-from-the-source Steam purchasing being the ones that are showcased front and center. The change, has already affected some of the ratings of a number of titles and has even sparked some criticism from a number of independent developers.
You'll need to switch on subtitles though, to understand what's happening. And by understand we mean maybe one or two things will make sense. Yeah the story-lines in Final Fantasy games aren't known for being really simple to follow, and Final Fantasy XV looks no different. Add in an art style that blends contemporary fashion and modes of transportation with monsters and dragons and kings and swords, and things naturally start to feel a little confusing.
Capcom has released a new trailer for Resident Evil 7 at the Tokyo Game Show, and it's definitely a creepy one. Called "The Bakers" it features one of those weirdo gross families that only exist in southern-US based horror. With the first-person perspective, and the title being entirely playable with PlayStation VR, a lot of what we see looks to be very VR-focused. And something that looks genuinely horrifying.
The latest in the free monthly offerings from Ubisoft on PC is The Crew, an open-world racer modeled in the fashion of an MMO. That means level ups for car parts, xp points to earn, quests to race, and so forth. It's actually a pretty cool system that works more often than it doesn't. And the game's USA map is huge. Massive even. So head on over to the Ubisoft Club to nab your free copy now.
UPDATE: All packs also available on PC!
That includes Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3. So yeah, not for PC. The 5 Premium DLC packs for Battlefield 4 that have been appearing for free one at a time over the past few months in the lead up to Battlefield 1, are now all free. Which is about a good a deal as you can get. And in case you were wondering, Battlefield 4 still has a very active console community so this is definitely good news.
Which is a very different Corvo to the one I remember. My Corvo would zip around rooftops, put people to sleep, and generally not stab or use pylons to disintegrate unsuspecting guards. But hey, maybe it's been a rough couple of years for old Corvo. Because as brutal as brutal as using plague rats to devour someone can be, it certainly looks cool.
But it looks like HDR patches for most titles won't be ready until the PS4 Pro drops. Exactly how this works using HDMI 1.4 is anyone's guess. The new 4.0 update for the PlayStation 4 does feature a bunch of other stuff too, like an overhauled UI to make things cleaner and easier to find. Plus folders, and new ways to interact.
Called Xing Tian's Mountain, it kicks off the 2017 Odyssey, Hi-Rez's yearly in-game celebration leading up to the SMITE World Championship in January. The new 5 player mode pits you against various boss encounters in a new round and time-based challenge. A new for SMITE, and something that fans have been waiting eagerly to check out.
Hey, remember when Ubisoft said that they were taking a break from Assassin's Creed this year? Well, that's still true. Sorta. Do repackaged remasters count? That's right, coming November 17 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, is Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection. Which contains all of adventures of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, like Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations. With "enhanced graphics" to take advantage of the current hardware.
For a measly $6.49 AUD on Battle.net, that being two cups of coffee, the new Welcome Bundle offers up 10 Classic Hearthstone Packs, as well as one random class Legendary. Hmm, actually that could be one cup of overpriced city slicker coffee. Anyway this is a pretty good deal, and a great incentive to check out Hearthstone. If you're one of the few that hasn't.