Specifically, with the relatively slow progress being in VR tech since the reveal of the very first Oculus Rift prototype. "I'm often kind of grumpy around the office because I really haven't been satisfied with the pace of progress that we've been making," John Carmack said in a video acceptance speech. "When I'm in VR I see the magic there, but my brain is always throwing up these giant 'to do' Post-It Notes on top of everything, reminding me of all the work that's yet to be done."
We're now well and truly into the Lightweight phase of gaming mice. And with the new Razer Viper Ultimate the renown hardware maker is staking a claim for the creation of the world's most advanced lightweight wireless device. Or more specifically, featherweight gaming mouse that don't need no wires bro. As our esteemed hardware guru Nathan Lawrence might put it.
Which will be another game changer thanks to the Pandemonium buff that will define Diablo III's Season 19. Where speed and damage buffs are applied during Kill Streaks with things like "Exploding Chickens" and "Frost Nova blasts" triggering every 15 Kills - going all the way up to 1,000. Also, Season 19 also introduces new Set Items - one for the Crusader and one for the Monk.
That will, like with AMD's Navi range sport 7nm architecture in what is being dubbed 'Ampere'. According to a number of reports, including this one at Tech Radar, the announcement could come as early as March but most likely will happen in June at Copmutex.
When the trailer for the live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie debuted earlier in the year we wrote, "weird would be one word to describe it, though a string of words like 'what in the hell is this' feels more apt". Based on the "realistic" look of Sonic who had weird eyes and what looked like human teeth. The backlash was so big that the studio pulled the movie to completely re-do and re-design Sonic's look.
Announced at BlizzCon alongside a stunning cinematic trailer, Diablo IV was also playable at the show. With Blizzard on hand to talk about all aspects of the game with confidence and a willing ear to listen to feedback - it was an opportunity we couldn't pass up. So much so we ended up playing the demo several times.
Continuing to buck trends, Activision has given Infinity Ward the greenlight to drop all-new, free content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer, including new game modes, maps and more.
A new entry, even a remaster, in the Super Monkey Ball series from SEGA is definite cause for excitement. Except that Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD isn't quite the monkeys trapped in balls experience we were after. In that when it came to choosing which game to bring back, like that old knight in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the developers chose... poorly.
With its announcement trailer going live ahead of X019 later this week. Which is the big Xbox event happening in London where we'll no doubt get a slew of Xbox One (and maybe some Scarlett) game newsiness this weekend. The Falconeer from Wired Productions and Tomas Sala, is an Xbox One game described as an arcade aerial combat RPG. With falcons.
Which is a shame because we absolutely adored Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, with our review calling it one of the best RPGs in years. So then, why low sales compared to the original? Well Game Director Josh Sawyer broke it down as part of a Tumblr Ask Me Anything.
With Koch Media bringing the arcade unit to retail shelves across Australia. The large playable Capcom logo that is the Capcom Home Arcade is pre-loaded with 16 arcade title's from Capcom including arcade perfect classics like Final Fight, Alien vs Predator, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, and more.
Of course there's no single peripheral out there that can take a rather average player into the realm of esports competitive superstar, but they can still give you an edge in your everyday gaming. Case in point the low 1mm actuation point of the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition. Which had Nathan Lawrence go all Zen and unlearn and re-learn the learnings and ways of the FPS.
With the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 wrapping up with its final season and the introduction of two new Operators. Kali and Wamai, an Attacker and Defender, from India and Kenya respectively. Kali comes equipped with a bolt-action sniper rifle - the CSRX 300 - that can penetrate and blow holes in breakable walls. As well as an entire team if you can line up the shot just right.
It's no secret that Rare and Microsoft attempted to release a HD remake of the classic N64 first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 for the Xbox 360, but couldn't quite sort out the licensing. In its place we got a pretty impressive Perfect Dark HD remake, and now thanks to some leaked gameplay we've got a good look at what looks to be the finished thing.
Taking the classic gunslinger into the bowels of monster-slaying, Ritual: Crown of Horns is a stylistic top-down shooter from publisher Feardemic and developer Draw Distance who has had the game out on Early Access for the past few months now, absorbing feedback and balancing the game, which has finally reached retail full release success, dropping today for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.