How do you feel about playing a mission seven times in a row?
For the past few years Eastern European developer Neocore Games has been releasing a series of excellent gothic horror PC action role-playing games, and I’ve been ignoring them. I blame Hugh Jackman.
The character creation system in Fallout 4 sure is robust. There are seemingly endless options. But there’s one thing it’s especially good at: making unsightly characters.
Valve’s new Steam controller is a bold experiment: an attempt at fusing a PC mouse with a traditional console-style controller. It still hasn’t entirely clicked with me.
Let’s say you own an Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and you’re looking at getting Fallout 4. How does the game shape up on each platform?
Like most Call of Duty games, Black Ops 3’s story campaign is a highly scripted, tightly controlled experience. Go here, stand next to that, shoot those guys. Sometimes, in fact, you don’t even have to pull the trigger.
Fallout 4 comes out tomorrow, and with it comes a few big questions. One of those questions: Just how buggy will it be?
Space Engineers is a tremendously popular Steam construction game. In a few days, it’s adding planets. Wanna get out of your spaceship and freefall through the atmosphere to a planet’s surface, without a single loading screen? Be my guest.
In some parts of the world, Fallout 4 is already out. Those lucky players can go out into the Commonwealth right now and blast some Radroaches, if they’d like. Everyone else, though? They have to wait...unless they know of a loophole.
I’m 20 hours into Fallout 4, and I still don’t know whether I like it. That’s a testament to the game’s virtues as well as the game’s failings. I have no plans to stop playing. I’d rather be playing Fallout 4 than typing these words. Yet I still haven’t forgiven the game for taking so long to hook me.
Lately I’ve been having nightmares about robots.
Call of Duty campaigns are a guilty pleasure of mine, so I was excited last week to fire up Black Ops 3 on PC. Ten minutes later, I’d shut it down, and a sad sense of déjà vu was washing over me.
I couldn’t stop smiling one day in late 2005 as I was led through the darkened basement of Bethesda Softworks toward the little corner unit that was to be my cube. My geek barometer was pinging off the charts. I could scarcely believe that I was there.
Metro: Last Light is relentlessly linear, right up until it isn’t. It gives you a trusty ally to follow, right up until he betrays you. As the game pulls the rug out from under you, leaving you completely alone, it becomes clear: all of this was by design.
Fallout 4, like most major video games, has a review embargo. Unlike most major video games, however, Fallout 4 has an embargo for its review embargo.
You don’t have time to check out every game on Steam*. Let me help you with that.
So you’ve tamed a dinosaur in the Godzilla of Steam dinosaur games, Ark: Survival Evolved. That’s cool, I guess. I’ll be honest with you, though: it’s looking a little bare. It’s looking a little... un-pimped.
You can’t always get what you want.