Dirty Bomb Closed Beta: What you need to know.

The last closed beta for Dirty bomb is less than 7 days away. If you have just received a key and you are looking forward to trying it, here is a quick guide to get you straight into the action. Dirty Bomb is a class and objective based shooter. You can take three mercs into battle with you, each with unique loadouts and specific roles. Though all mercs can do everything to some degree, a medic for example can obviously heal better than an ammo dealer. The shooting mechanics are slightly old school, Read more [...]

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot – review in progress

So tell me why do we build castles in the sky....? I will tell you. It is stop people from nicking all your hard earned plunder. Up until recently this game was in closed alpha and beta testing, but now joy of joy's it is available to all of us to play….and it is free (to a point). I was first interested in this game following the amusing marketing videos that i had seen on Steam and YouTube. Needless to say that once you have logged in to the application that familiar feel returns with snarky Read more [...]

Diablo 3 Patch 2.01

You may remember that Diablo 3 didnt have the best start, complaints about the Real Money Auction House and always online aspect were two of the main complaints. The other was the loot, it was easier to purchase your loot in the auction house than find it in New Tristram. Despite these things Diablo went on to sell 12 million copies in 2012 and was the best selling game that year. I too was one of the 3.5 million people that purchased the game in the first 24 hours. Since then I have chopped, vaporised, Read more [...]

Hearthstone review

The world of online collectable card games is expanding, with a lot of new ones in various pipelines. One such game on the way to our computers is from our friends at Blizzard. Hearthstone is their soon to launch online CCG. It's been in beta for a while, now open beta, and it is a very well constructed version of the genre. For those with no idea what CCG is, basically you play 1v1 with a deck of cards you construct out of the ones you own. Each card is either a champion you play onto Read more [...]

Play with Project Zomboid – It’s ugly but someones got to!

Project Zomboid So, I’m a sucker for anything related to Zombies. Who isn’t these days? I completed my weekly steam search to see once again Project Zomboid populate the results. I’ve seen it several times before and have always been tempted by it’s zombie survival/scavenge theme but it looks like it was made 20 years ago. The graphics are “Retro”(Like many others these days) and the game is laid out on an isometric grid. No offence to the artists but I personally don't appreciate Read more [...]

It is What you Mech of it

Titanfall is an upcoming FPS from Respawn Entertainment, the makers of Call of Duty due for release on March 14th in Europe. There has been a great deal of excitement and hype around the release and after playing the recent beta I am here to give my thoughts. The basic setup is two teams of six face off in various game modes, most of which we have seen in one iteration or another. Attrition is a team deathmatch mode that gives players points for kills, Hardpoint is a capture and hold and Last Read more [...]

Firefall

Jetpacks are awesome. This may be humanity’s only universally agreed truth. It seems all the more unforgivable then, that there aren’t any. The future has failed to deliver. It is 2013. We were promised a brighter tomorrow than this jetpackless bullshit. Science and engineering are asleep at the switch, noodling around making ever more advanced and pointless telephones so we can take pictures of ourselves standing somewhere or being at a thing and instantly show them to a huge list of other Read more [...]

Cool Story Bro – Chernarus Diaries

Ordinarily on a Day Z server, the cars and bikes and buses and ATVs are long gone by the time I ever get there. I check the spawns, if I’m passing, but there is never anything there but an empty patch of concrete and the faint suggestion of mocking laughter on the wind. I found a blue pushbike in the middle of a field one time, and had a happy ten minutes weaving down the road like a rural drunk before crashing it into a molecule or something and coming to a dead halt. Improbably, the hull Read more [...]

On Pay to Win

This follows on from a previous post, read it here. Pay to Win. The phrase is the subject of a thousand forum flame-wars, usually between the paid and the paid-nots. Everyone agrees it’s an epithet, but not on its definition. We should be clear. Pay to Win is not something a game is, it’s something a game has. As such, it isn’t a binary condition. If the amount of money you spend on the game confers any advantage, the game contains some Pay to Win. Rapidfire Redeemers and permanent Read more [...]

Chivalry – Medieval Warfare

“BURN THE VILLAGE!” “KILL THE PEASANTS!” It was prophesised, in ancient times, that one day there would come a great first-person fighter to bring justice to the land. Long have the people waited for their hero and in vain have they hoped, while a procession of charlatans and braggarts shambled into town preceded by the promise of legendary deeds, followed by the stink of failure. The people have known despair. Until today. In an inn somewhere, Mount and Blade staggers stiff-legged Read more [...]