As reclamation day approaches and Bethesda Game Studios first foray into the world of online Fallout is set to begin on November 14, comes the introduction video-slash-cinematic for Fallout 76. If you're a fan of the series the the tone, sound effects, music, and art will feel no doubt feel familiar. In the best possible way.
With Xbox One players being able to access the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A (Break-it Early Test Application) from October 23 (which will probably be 24 for ANZ) - with PlayStation 4 and PC players the following week on Tuesday, October 30. Unlike some beta tests the Fallout 76 beta will not run 24/7 but during specific times.
Today is the first of October -- my birthday month, and Rockstar has been kind enough to share their newest gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, in absolute honour of me, I reckon. Well, it is a global reveal, but I'll take it anyways. So what's in store in this four and a half minutes of bliss?
The changing of the seasons is one of the biggest additions to Forza Horizon 4 -- a game we recently lauded as "a game you’ll be picking up and playing at will, a game you might consider console or TV upgrades for; a game that will just glue you to your seat for its purity in content, then Forza Horizon 4 will be it". And overnight Playground Games unleashed their post-launch content plans for the game, which we can add is very proactive in ambition and content.
Which is a marked improvement on the debacle that was Unity, and with fans already embracing the option to choose either Kassandra or Alexios for their tale through the world of Assassin's Creed Odyssey (I'm currently playing as Kassandra), sticking with this concept moving forward is kind of a no-brainer.
For the competitive side of World of Warcraft, one of the longest running and most successful online role-playing and community-driven experiences in the videogame history, translating that to something engaging for esports audiences draws directly on connection. Ahead of the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship APAC Regional Finals this past weekend we had the chance to sit down with WoW Esports Head, Jeramy McIntyre.
In an age of (amazing) racing games that cater to all, DiRT Rally was something of a challenge revelation for the sickos out there who can't get enough of the truly harsh mistress that is true rally driving. Now the studio that brought us the "Dark Souls of Driving" as penned by our own Adam "Griz" Mathew over at Red Bull Australia, is back with DiRT Rally 2.0.
With the new RTX 2080 now in the hands of people across the world, and reviews for the card and the 2080 Ti beginning to surface - comes word from Nvidia for the release of the more affordable NVIDIA RTX 2070. At least in some markets when the card is expected to launch on October 17th.
We're just a week away from wrapping up the AFL and NRL seasons, respectively. But big stadium events will continue to take place, with the iconic MCG set to play host to the WWE's largest ever International Pay Per View in WWE Super Show-Down (the "Down" part is cleverly for "Downunder"), on October 6. And this massive event happens just one day after WWE 2K19 releases on October 5th for those of you who pre-ordered the Deluxe or Wooooo! edition, and on the 9th for everyone else.
Which will allow players across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac to jump into Fortnite together. Finally! The news was announced overnight by Sony Interactive Entertainment boss John Kodera. No doubt after the mounting pressure that has come from the sheer success of Fortnite and the fact that Sony has been actively blocking cross-play on the PlayStation 4 platform for quite some time.
With Halloween events about to kick off for just about every online game you can imagine it makes sense for PlayStation Plus to get in on the action with Friday the 13th: The Game headlining next month's free game line-up. Also joining the PlayStation 4 collection is another multiplayer title, Laser League.
Which is the Xbox 360 classic Hitman Blood Money that will be available to play via backwards compatibility on Xbox One. And speaking of Xbox One kicking off the month of freebies for the console is a copy of the multiplayer insanity that is Overcooked!, which we loved. Plus what looks to be a Diablo-style action-RPG - with Victor Vran.
With the sort of background detail that will, no doubt, blow you away. In terms of classic first-person moments the opening on-rails ride in the original Half-Life is one for the books. Full of mystery, excitement, and no real idea of what to expect. Plus, it also sort of pioneered the idea of story telling or cinematic sequences in a first-person game without the use of cut-scenes, just pure environment.
The next major bit of DLC for the excellent Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is out now and as per its title it sets out to put just about every aspect of a player's skill to the test. In a combat-focused expansion taking place on a new undiscovered island.