Action-RPG Warhammer: Chaosbane is out in a few months, and after recently going hands-on with the beta, there's definitely some room for improvement in what plays like a homage to Blizzard's Diablo 3. Today we've got a look at the fourth playable character, Elessa the Wood Elf. Armed with a bow and a number of arrow-related abilities the hunter-class adds a dash of Druid to the quick-assassin gameplay.
A couple of days ago, Kotaku published a lengthy report detailing Anthem's troubled development cycle - where brutal crunch, a lack of vision, and technical issues plagued a game that although had a 6-year development cycle came only came together in the final 18 months. Now, Kotaku has gotten hold of an internal email from BioWare head Casey Hudson sent to all employees addressing the fallout.
Where alongside the fourth Stronghold, held by the notorious Black Tusk end-game faction, The Battle For D.C. also unlocks World Tier 5 with gear score now in the 450-500 range. Plus, the first Gear Sets - True Patriot, Hardwired and Ongoing Directive. Also, this paves the way for the first ever The Division raid Operation Dark Hours - dropping April 25.
So it turns out that an innocent enough statement of "cross-platform play" in the "Capabilities" sub of the Microsoft Game Store installment for Borderlands 3 has now set the Internet on fire. The statement looks to have since been removed, with 2K replying to a probe from IGN that "cross play is something we’re looking at closely, but don’t have anything to confirm or announce at this time".
And that is by no means a bad thing. What we think we can take away from this new trailer is that rather than chasing the flailing pre/post competition (think about it), Gearbox's prerogative has been to stay the course and back in what they doubled down on in the first place. The world right now is about building brands, and honestly, Borderlands is a brand.
With mechanical keyboards dominating the market, the only real problem is that a decent mechanical keyboard will set you back a few bucks. So then, when it comes to the more affordable options out there, is it possible for a old-school membrane keyboard to retain the premium look, feel, and performance of its mechanised brethren?
Which is a pretty quick turnaround after the announcement last month that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was headed to PC - via Steam and the Windows Store. With Halo community director Brian Jarrard taking to Twitter to confirm that there are plans for the Halo: Reach PC beta to begin sometime in April. This month.
Rockstar continues to add and iterate on Red Dead Online, amidst much divisive community feedback on what is, largely, still a beta version of nothing yet finalised. Fickle, is a word that comes to mind when dealing with online communities. At any rate, Rockstar has added a new game mode to Showdown as well as a few other things worth checking out.
With Brenda Romero and John Romero at the helm - with the announcement name-checking Doom, Quake, Jagged Alliance, and Wizardry 8. But not Daikatana. Anyway, there's not much known about the project other than it will be a "upcoming strategy game based on original IP" and that Paradox Interactive is publishing. And with their credits including Cities: Skylines and Stellaris this will be something to keep an eye on.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of what's considered by many as the first-person shooter that defined the genre (no offense to id Software's own Wolfenstein 3D) - Doom. With DOOM Eternal's reveal at last year's event, and what we expect to be a presence at both E3 and QuakeCon - QuakeCon 2019 is set to rip and tear with a celebration of all things Doom.
Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who posted a similar account of the troubles facing BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda, has published a new report detailing the long and troubled development of the studio's most recent release - Anthem. With Anthem garnering the lowest review scores in BioWare's long history, the fact that there were development issues shouldn't come as a surprise. But the extent, surely will.
Since the sudden closure of Telltale Games last year, many were left wondering if the final season of its The Walking Dead series would see the light of day. Although a tragic end to a collection of talented writers, engineers, and artists, thankfully franchise owners Skybound stepped in to complete the story. And Clementine's journey.
Wrestlemania week is creeping up, and usually there's a lot of great things that happen around it. One such event was something we mentioned awhile ago where fans could go into the chance to face off against AJ Styles through WWE 2K19 and one Aussie is in that actual running.
With a complete visual overhaul utilising Unreal Engine 4, new characters and sprays upon sprays of blood, Samurai Shodown's reboot is in form to compete with the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 in the brutality department, while maybe looking that much more stylish than NetherRealm's latest effort. Now, fight!
With a now deleted tweet from the official Borderlands Twitter account specifically listing a September 13 release date for the highly anticipated title - with the text "Mayhem is Coming September 13". Which is hard to take any other way. The launch details for Borderlands 3 are expected this Friday, where a second also-deleted clip showcases the Epic logo alongside 2K and Gearbox.
Store pages for the mysterious Valve Index appeared last week on Steam before being taken down, pointing to a SteamVR headset coming directly from Valve. Since that time Valve's Doug Lombardi told The Verge that "The tech info on that page, while not comprehensive, is accurate."