Yeah, the Total War from a few years back. Called Empire Divided it will include new features like cults, bandits, and plagues in a cinematic approach to the final days of the Roman Empire in 270 AD. With ten playable factions each with their own unique leaders, the new expansion showcases developer Creative Assembly's focus on creating new content for a number of its Total War titles.
After debuting on PC comes the official release today of the new Clockwork City DLC for The Elder Scrolls online, a mini-expansion of sorts that introduces the fascinating new Clockwork City region, characters, story-lines, quests, and more. Also out today, the Xbox One X patch for The Elder Scrolls online, which if this were a '90s action film we'd say it turns the game "From Zero to Hero".
Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with general manager of Microsoft’s Global Games Publishing, Shannon Loftis, to discuss the new console and pose some questions about the past, present, and future of Xbox. Like, does the Xbox One X represent the end of the traditional console generation cycle? Was it tough to delay the launch of Crackdown 3? And, what secret marketing strategy got the company in early on the PUBG phenomenon?
With 90 people losing their jobs at the well-known maker of interactive adventures due to a "comprehensive company restructuring". And to make the studio "more competitive as a developer and publisher of groundbreaking story-driven gaming experiences with an emphasis on high quality in the years ahead". What does this mean for current and future Telltale productions? We're not sure.
Recently we had the chance to sit down with Aussie developer Tim Stobbo, who currently works at the extremely talented studio Guerrilla Games as Principal Game Designer. A role that leans heavily towards the narrative side of things, and a key figure in crafting some of the intricate story missions that countless fans have embarked on as Aloy.
As PAX we had the chance to site down with with general manager of Microsoft’s Global Games Publishing, Shannon Loftis, to discuss the new console and pose some questions about the past, present, and future of Xbox. Naturally, the conversation touched on one of the bigger console releases this holiday season - the debut of PUBG on Xbox One.
Overwatch’s presence at BlizzCon this year, outside of the awesome spectacle that was the Overwatch World Cup, was a tad predictable. In that just about anyone could have guessed “new map, new hero, new animated short”. But, that’s not to say that what we got wasn’t impressive. The new map, called Blizzard World that celebrates the worlds of Diablo, StarCraft, and Warcraft within the Overwatch universe is just, well, awesome.
Classic as in vanilla launch WoW? Yep, taking to the BlizzCon stage this weekend we got confirmation that Blizzard and the WoW team are working on what's being called World of Warcraft Classic. A version of the hit MMO that will aim to recapture the look and feel of the version we all played well over a decade ago.
Announced over the weekend at BlizzCon, comes word that as of November 14 StarCraft II will become free-to-play on PC via Battle.net. The update will include the Wings of Liberty campaign, access to ranked multiplayer, and all Co-op Commanders up to Level 5. That is outside of Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis – who will be free to everyone.
At AusGamers we’ve been lucky enough to have had early access to an Xbox One X console for just over a week. But with the November 7 launch still around the corner, this has meant that the number of ready-to-play Xbox One X Enhanced titles has been limited to mostly first-party family friendly offerings. So, we’ll be bringing you our full review next week, when we’ve had the chance to fully check out all the biggest first and third-party titles in 4K HDR.
The expected addition, year-on-year, of Call of Duty has fallen in Sledgehammer's design lap this year and we're all thankful, too. And yes, you can poke at the game going back to WWII roots as 'maybe' a reflection of the success of Battlefield going to WWI, but you'd be doing what Sledgehammer has done here a disservice. This is, by all accounts, a fantastic addition to CoD well worth your time and investment.
With our review of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti going up moments ago (we got to test the ASUS ROG Strix version) we thought we'd share the before and after benchmark results. And that's because when our new GPU arrived all we did was replace the existing Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition with the fancy new Ti version.
It's been quite the year for GPUs, first with AMD returning to the scene in a big way with its Vega line (which we'll have a review going up for soon), and now too with Nvidia closing out the year with the long-awaited GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Offering up near-1080 performance at around about the same price as the 1070 was less than a week ago, it's certainly a powerful card.
Makers of RGB-flavoured peripherals and awesome gaming laptops, Razer has taken a surprising but not all-that surprising dive into the smartphone market with the announcement of the Razer Phone. The new Android smartphone will feature a number of impressive bits of audiovisual tech including a 120 Hz display and front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers.