To the surprise of absolutely no one, this year’s Star Wars celebration was the venue for the release of EA’s new totally-not-Battlefield-with-a-Star-Wars-skin-for-maximum-market-penetration, Battlefront 2. While many of the people around me express nothing but joy at the trailer, I can’t help but have, how should I say, a bad feeling about this.
For those of you who don’t chase headlines, let’s talk a little about EA in general. EA hasn’t had the best of reputation among concerned gamers, being the kind of friend who sells you a Powerline Ethernet device for RM30 cheaper than most others, only for you to discover that it only comes with one [...]
Archive declassification complete. Overwatch "Uprising" file status: OPEN.
Commencing playback in 3…2…1…
⏰📂 https://t.co/jqvaWx0diz pic.twitter.com/12q4e7l2bV
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 11, 2017
And so, it happened. After reporting on a “classified file” a week ago, Blizzard chose to kick off their new timed Uprising event with a neat new comic, setting the stage for this first-of-its-kind Overwatch event.
As speculated, Uprising introduces a new PvE mode, where you play as 4 seasoned Overwatch veterans and their plucky new recruit as they journey through King’s [...]
After the release of new hero Orisa, one would think Blizzard would be biding their time before we heard anything new from Overwatch beyond new balance fixes. The Overwatch twitter begs to differ, however, putting out a cryptic tweet teasing at, well, we’re not entirely sure what it is.
Initiating archive declassification…Mission files unlock: April 11
RETWEET to confirm. pic.twitter.com/GUvthyskCm
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 3, 2017
In an interview with PCGamesN, Jeff Kaplan mentions that there will be a “Playable element” to this new Overwatch event, citing fan requests for [...]
“THERE WILL BE LOOT!”
Now we know the most important part of the game is coming back for the sequel to the MMO/looter-shooter hybrid. The teaser setups the event of Destiny 2, told by two different characters. Destiny veterans should know them by now, but from someone who may have not played the first game, it’s fun seeing the back-and-forth between super serious to super self-aware.
It’s just a CGI trailer, so no real gameplay here. But if you’re intrigued by what the setup this time around, have a watch here.
In the Playstation version of the trailer, it was teased that the PS4 version will have timed exclusive content. It is also [...]
Arkane Studio’s latest game Prey will see you exploring a space station filled with icky gooey aliens. These black blobs now have a name: Typhons. There are a variety of them- some can mimic objects (an ability that you will have too), some take up a human-like appearance (which is basically them taking over a dead body) and some even has access to psychic powers.
Those mimics will probably have some jump scare potential. But the bigger ones look less horrifying but more menacing. Better stock some ammo before dealing with them.
Here’s a glimpse of a dossier detailing the Typhon.
Prey is set to release on May 5 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Orisa the quadruped omnic tank will be the freshest face in Overwatch come March 21, as Blizzard confirms its time frame for the new heroes release. Usually, new content for Overwatch will just drop in a new update, but looks like they are shaking up a bit by throwing the date with behind-the scenes video of how Orisa came to be- as heard from the recent GDC, and more.
The new behind-the-scenes video is also another new thing. Usually we only heard the developers’ word via a video of Game Director Jeff Kaplan talking to a camera for a long time (enough for one crafty Youtuber to make remixes– which he himself has embraced in a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything [...]