With Competitive Play being Overwatch's place to go to get ranked and climb up virtual ladders, Blizzard has revealed how it will all work in a new update. First off Competitive Play will be locked until you reach Level 25, something that Blizzard states won't take too long. But, once you're ready you'll be able to join the first division of the first tier and begin working your way up.
Harmonix recently took the idea of bringing Rock Back 4 to PC to crowdfunding platform Fig, asking for $1.5 million to help bring its popular music game to PC. And with the campaign ending with about half of that target amount raised, it looks like the prospect of a PC version of Rock Band 4 has sadly been put back on the shelf.
With console versions expected in winter. For those that played the original, you'll no doubt be pretty excited about this news. Because the first game was an awesome experience, and story-wise, kind of ended on a cliffhanger. From a small team of ex-BioWare employees, The Banner Saga 2 looks to pick up where things left of, with the same wonderful hand-drawn art, player-driven choices, and tactical Fire Emblem style battles.
It's now possible to connect directly to your PS4 (over your network) and stream games directly to your PC or Mac and play them! Which is great news for those of us who live in a house where people insist that a large HDTV be used to watch something called, umm, Mind Kitchen.. Rulers? Instead of, you know, use it for gaming. With a new system update bringing the firmware and OS of the PlayStation 4 to version 3.5, this Remote Play feature comes alongside a number of other updates.
The next patch for The Division will bring the game up to version 1.1 and in doing so will introduce a new end-game challenge, and the game's first 'Incursion'. But fans of The Division already know that, the icon has been sitting there on the map screen since launch. Today though we've got the full patch notes for the upcoming update, where there's details on all the new stuff coming plus some great fixes and changes that should make playing the game once you reach Level 30 a hell of a lot better.
Trying to sell VR to people without giving them direct access to a unit like the impressive HTC Vive is a difficult thing. Images of people smiling whilst wearing a headset and holding onto a controller just doesn't cut it. As that's one step away from those sort of empty promotional images of families sitting on a couch enjoying multiplayer gaming as a single FamilyUnit.Exe. To tackle this issue Valve has probably done the best job we've seen so far of selling the prospect of Virtual Reality, with a new genuinely impressive video demonstration.
Brisbane-based Defiant Development's card-based hit Hand of Fate is getting a sequel, and is due for release early 2017 on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Called Hand of Fate 2, the game will once again pit players against a number of card-based trials, featuring action-adventure style combat and a slew of new cards and board game events to tackle.
The second bit of seasonal Fallout 4 DLC, Wasteland Workshop, is set to be released next week on April 12. This update, which focuses exclusively on Settlements, will bring a number of colourful additions to life in the Commonwealth. Including, the ability to keep a caged Deathclaw for you own amusement, and then stage Deathclaw v Settler fights. Wasteland Workshop is part of the Fallout 4 Seasons Pass and will also be available separately for $7.95 AUD.
In which we get to see Nathan drive around a jaw-dropping exotic location, explore a hidden cave behind a waterfall, and explore with the freedom rarely seen in this style of game. Yep, this unedited look at Uncharted 4's Madagascar location is a wonder to behold, and if you're a fan of the series you'll most likely spend the entirety of it fighting the urge to just stop the video and go back to patiently waiting for the release of the full game.
A fan-made remake of the original NES classic The Legend of Zelda, in voxel form, has appeared online. And it's entirely playable within a browser! It's impressive to say the least, and even though parts of the game are missing and still to be added, its well worth checking out in its current form. Because like with any project of this nature, there's a good chance it might get taken down for copyright infringement.