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Up For Debate - Unfinished And Broken PC Game Launches

Written by Joffy S on 29 June 2015 at 17:30

Broken game launches used to be an oddity. Before high-speed internet was the norm, for most gamers how the game launched was exactly how they would play it. Publishers were faced with a choice - release a game and have it be broken forever, or fine tune it to perfection and deliver a complete experience.

By now the Batman: Arkham Knight situation has bordered on the farcical, and everyone from Nvidia to Rocksteady are piling into Iron Galaxy’s port in an effort to fix it. However, they are by no means alone, and a worrying trend in recent years has seen broken game after broken game make it onto store shelves. Publishers seem oblivious to the problems until the inevitable backlash occurs, but what can be done about the grander and more ambitious gaming experiences demanding a huge amount more testing than was previously the norm? [More]

Tarmac Terrors Take To The Road In Dirt Rally Update

Written by Stuart Thomas on 29 June 2015 at 16:30

Dirt Rally has been on the receiving end of yet another large-scale update, this time introducing Tarmac Terrors, a new pack for the Early Access title adding seven additional cars and 12 new rally stages set in Germany’s Baumholder, a military compound location.

The latest cars to be added to Dirt Rally all form the new Group B Rear Wheel Drive & Kit Car classes, comprising the Renault Alpine A110 1600S, Opel Kadett GT/E 16v, Renault 5 Turbo, Opel Manta 400, Lancia 037 Evo 2, Seat Ibiza Kitcar and the Peugeot 306 Maxi. [More]

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Valve No Longer Returning Items Lost By Steam Users In Trade Scams

Written by Joffy S on 29 June 2015 at 15:15

Just as Valve looked to be turning a corner after its disastrous F rating from the Better Business Bureau, the digital distributor has now announced that it will no longer be returning items lost by users in Steam trade scams.

Previously, if you’d been the victim of a scam you could give Valve a prod, and they would then look at returning your items to you and attempting to target the offender. Now, however, Valve will be doing no such thing, claiming that the scams themselves are so easily identifiable, and there’s enough information out there, that the victims shouldn’t be falling for them. [More]

Take-Two Registers Four New Mafia 3 Web Domains

Written by Neil Soutter on 29 June 2015 at 14:00

E3 came and went a few weeks ago, but not even a whisper was heard of Mafia 3. We’ve been hearing for years now that it’s in the works, and there’s been substantial evidence saying as much, with all signs pointing to an E3 reveal.

Despite this, there’s still movement from Take-Two, who has just registered four new domains, all related to Mafia 3 and variants thereof. It now looks as if the decision was made to delay the announcement until another tradeshow, possibly Gamescom in Cologne, in August. [More]

Mod Unlocks 10 New Playable Characters In Batman: Arkham Knight

Written by Stuart Thomas on 29 June 2015 at 12:45

Sure, it might not be playable for most of us, or even buyable, when I think about it, but for those who can get Batman: Arkham Knight running at a steady frame rate, there’s already a mod out that unlocks a total of ten playable characters.

These aren’t just any old playable characters either, with the likes of Harley Quinn, the Joker, Catwoman and Commissioner Gordon all playable in Batman: Arkham Knight’s freeroam mode. The cool bit is these aren’t just reskins but the full-blown characters with their own movesets to mess around with. [More]

Tales Of Zestiria System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 29 June 2015 at 11:30

While the console market might be floundering in Japan, with many happy to play games on their mobile phones, there is one great upshot - more PC ports of Japanese games. In an effort to make these grand scale games viable, publishers need to push them out to more platforms, and nowhere's cheaper than PC to launch a game on.

Tales of Zestiria from Namco Bandai is the first time a single-player game in the series has ever made it over to PC. If you're new to the series then don't worry, the majority of Tales of games are all unconnected, so going in blind won't be an issue. Tales of Zestiria is a JRPG with real-time action-based combat, telling the tale of two powerful nations fighting for supremacy in a fantasy world. Before you grab your sword and head off into battle though, check out the official Tales of Zestiria system requirements to see if your gaming rig's up to the task. [More]

Rumour: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Heading To PC And PS4 In Q4 2016

Written by Neil Soutter on 29 June 2015 at 10:15

Despite Microsoft’s protestations to the contrary, it’s no big secret that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamic’s Rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t going to remain an Xbox exclusive forever. Rumours are circulating Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting both PC and PlayStation 4 in Q4 2016, roughly a year after it launches on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

This would give Microsoft a full year of exclusivity for Lara’s Siberian jaunt, and Square Enix is reportedly attempting to avoid fan backlash by releasing the PC and PlayStation 4 version at a reduced price. The mooted $40 price point would certainly make it an easier pill to swallow, but there’s no denying Square Enix has made a few new enemies with the timed exclusivity deal. [More]

Up For Debate - Underrated PC Games

Written by Joffy S on 28 June 2015 at 16:00

With Batman: Arkham Knight PC unplayable for everyone without a supercomputer leant to them by NASA, a lot of PC gamers are finding their weekend plans crushed. Crushed beneath Batman’s steel boot. You were supposed to be here to defend us Bats.

Without Batman: Arkham Knight we find ourselves in a void, and what better way to fill this time than unearthing a few hidden gems. Now, more than ever, there are a heck of a lot of PC games coming out. In 2012, 386 games were released on Steam. In 2013, this rose to 584. Then it was a massive 1,848 in 2014. In 2015 there’s already been 1,315 games released on Steam, and we’re not even halfway through the year yet. It’s the Moore’s Law of videogames. With all that, it can be all too easy to overlook some hidden gems in the flood, and we want you to share your spectacular secret finds here. [More]

Kojima Productions Asks PC Gamers What They Want From Metal Gear Solid V PC Port

Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 June 2015 at 14:15

Aha, this is something we’d like to see a lot more of! After the insanely good PC performance of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which could run on an overclocked calculator, Konami and Kojima Productions have put out an open call for feature requests for MGS 5: The Phantom Pain from the PC gaming community.

Kojima Productions community manager Robert Peeler put out the call, asking for all the graphic features, options and settings for the open-world adventure, with the clear intent of providing a hopefully solid PC port. [More]

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