Microsoft surprised us last week with the backwards-compatible re-release of the Crysis trilogy for Xbox One and Xbox One X. Once again – alas – there’s no sign of X-enhanced support for these titles, but what we do get is one of the most dramatic performance upgrades yet, and a chance to revisit a fascinating period of Xbox 360 history.We all know of the original Crysis’ legendary status amongst PC users, and the fact that even today, the game can… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-crysis-trilogy-backwards-compatibility-report URL of source article.
J.J.’s broken her neck again.There’s a horrible crunch when it happens. I’m still not used to it, not even now, not even when I’m several hours into my adventure with J.J. Macfield and most of the time, I’m snapping her neck intentionally. She screams each and every time the bones splinter, her wails of pain piercing the night as her head suddenly lolls to one side, her long, fair hair trailing with it. Sometimes a severed limb will shoot up… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-22-the-missing-review-clumsy-platformer-redeemed-by-its-stunning-design URL of source article.
You can dress up as Pyramid Head in Metal Gear Survive’s upcoming event.A new event called The Research’s Story (Special Edition) – set to run from 23rd October until 6th November 2018 – will fuse other stalwart Konami brands like Castlevania and Silent Hill with Metal Gear’s unique take on a survival game. Collect enough points during the event and you’ll get Pyramid Head’s natty headpiece, as well as cassette tapes featuring music from Castlevania Rondo of Blood and Symphony… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-21-silent-hill-comes-to-metal-gear-survive-for-a-limited-time-halloween-event URL of source article.
Epic Games has shared another “Fortnitemares” tweet, teasing that a Halloween-themed event might be on its way to fan-favourite Battle Royale, Fortnite.The cryptic tweet – the second to have been posted over the weekend – doesn’t give much away apart from a mysterious rhyme: “Tombstones quake / Keep your finger steady / The circle will close / Better be ready. #Fortnitemares”Yesterday’s tweet, on the other hand, said: “Costumes and dancing / Partner up, be wise. / They could be friendly… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-21-epic-teases-halloween-themed-fortnitemares-in-a-series-of-cryptic-fortnite-tweets URL of source article.
A good pair of headphones is key to victory in many games – particularly shooters like Fortnite, PUBG and Call of Duty – where hearing a single footstep from a wayward enemy could mean the difference between delicious chicken dinner and an ignoble defeat. That’s why we’ve gathered up our picks for the best gaming headsets on the market right now.Whether you prefer the lower cost and audio fidelity of wired headphones or the convenience of wireless headsets, we’ve got… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-10-19-best-gaming-headset-2018-for-xbox-one-ps4-and-pc URL of source article.
A while ago I’ve had a discussion with a certain Spelunky-loving editor of this website in which I argued that most roguelikes, Spelunky in particular, were too chaotic for me to handle. I like the orderliness of a JRPG or a round-based strategy game, games where after a while things follow a reliable pattern. However, there’s a flaw in my argument, which is that game design, no matter what type of game you prefer, is all about learning patterns. It’s… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-20-how-game-design-encourages-order-and-chaos-in-equal-measure URL of source article.
I had concerns about Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. What worried me most was the story. It’s the most important thing; the premise the game is sold on, and a chance to return to the world of The Witcher. How could Thronebreaker possibly follow on from the outstanding The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? When I first played, I wasn’t sure it could. The queen whose royal sabatons I was filling left me cold. I couldn’t relate to her stuffy world of… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-19-thronebreaker-the-witcher-tales-review-a-card-game-with-the-heart-of-a-blockbuster URL of source article.
One of my favourite things to do in Blackout, Call of Duty’s take on battle royale, is to crash through windows. I know it makes a lot of noise, I know it alerts nearby enemies to my position and I know there’s a door right next to the window. But I just can’t help myself. Sprint, vault, smash! I’m inside, glass on the floor, loot to pick up or – hopefully – an enemy player who dies at my hand… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-16-call-of-duty-black-ops-4-review-a-polished-pulsating-battle-royale URL of source article.
My favourite moment in Starlink: Battle for Atlas occured when, muddled and in the heat of a fight, I attached a weapon the wrong way around. Ubisoft’s latest is a very late entry into the toys-to-life marketplace: when you play it, your controller houses a little mount upon which you slot a pilot, a star-fighter, and various weapons that then appear in the game. This being 2018, everything on that mount is a repository for levelling. Those pilots come with… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-15-starlink-battle-for-atlas-review-zippy-combat-meets-uninspired-busywork URL of source article.
If there’s one game franchise crying out for the full current-gen remastering treatment, it’s Metal Gear Solid. The classic MGS titles have remain untouched since 2011’s excellent Metal Gear Solid HD collection, with no sign of any Xbox One or PlayStation 4 re-releases – despite the emergence of MGS cutscenes apparently running on the Fox Engine on a Japan-only pachinko machine, of all places. However, there is some good news: the 2011 remaster is now backwards compatible on Xbox One,… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-mgs-hd-on-xbox-one-is-the-best-way-to-play URL of source article.