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Week in Review (07/2015)

Week in Review (07/2015)

Morning people. Neurotic here, covering for Neoheresy whilst he’s off on a business trip (read: doing blow and picking up hookers). It’s the start of a new week, and who knows what it will bring. If it’s anything like last week, it should be a good one. Well, except for Runescape player Josh Peters, who on Monday was ‘Swatted’ whilst livestreaming in front of 60,000 people. If you don’t know what that is, you’re lucky. But if you do, then you’ll know that it’s when idiots telephone the police and report terrible criminal doings at the address of someone livestreaming a game etc. [...]

February 16, 2015 Neoheresy News, Varia, Week in Review 0

Interview with the Devs: A Story About My Uncle

Interview with the Devs: A Story About My Uncle

I bought this game not only because it was cheap, but because I fell completely in love with it at first sight, because it was so… different. (You can read our review here!). Developed by a group of nine Södertörn University graduates calling themselves Gone North Games, the team have managed to offer us a totally different approach to narration in their ‘FPP’ (First-Person Platformer) for the PC. They emarked on their quest having picked a first-person narrative, and supplemented it with a very well-written script which, we can now see, has worked out very well for ASAMU. I personally thought this was quite an unorthodox  approach(read: tough as hell) [...]

February 10, 2015 Neoheresy Editorials, Interviews 1

Week in Review (2015/Week 05)

Week in Review (2015/Week 05)

Good evening, and here is the XP4T news with your host, Neoheresy. If you’re a Raptr user, make haste to the password change section of your profile as it may have been stolen, as disclosed by Raptr’s CEO. You may also want to mark Valentine’s Day in you calendars, but this time for gaming purposes, as this is exactly when the open beta launched for pedestrian-squashing classic revival, Carmageddon Reincarnation. At XP4T.com, we love it when gamers shows their talents to the world and make something spectacular with the games they they love. That’s why we were particularly happy to see that a group of avid Portal 2 [...]

February 2, 2015 Neoheresy News, Week in Review 0

Week in Review (2015/Week 04)

Week in Review (2015/Week 04)

16 years later: The Bard’s Tale IV announced Probably the biggest news of last week was the announcement that came on Saturday from inXile‘s CEO Brian Fargo. Ladies and gentlemen, the development of a new Bard’s Tale game is now a fact! Although information on the game so far is rather vague, Fargo confirmed that a Kickstarter campaign would launch soon to allow people to back the project, as happened with inXile’s Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenara. In terms of gameplay, the new Bard’s Tale will be a continuation of the original series (which their mediocre 2004 multi-format/mobile effort was [...]

January 26, 2015 Neoheresy News, Week in Review 2

Will it Run? | Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Will it Run? | Assassin’s Creed: Unity

As part of our ongoing work with PurePC.pl to keep you informed about how well you can expect your rig to run various high-end games, here’s another in the Will it Run? series that aims to provide you with a clear answer to whether or not your PC can cope with Assassins’s Creed:Unity. In this case, however, the answer will most likely not be one you’ll like. AC: Unity was released with a multitude of functional bugs, ranging from busted controls and broken texture loading to the main protagonist clipping though the streets and into an abyss. But perhaps the most flawed aspect of the game is its performance [...]

January 23, 2015 Neoheresy Editorials, Hardware 1

Review: A Story About My Uncle

Review: A Story About My Uncle

As a child, I used to like being read bedtime stories by my mother and grandma. They both knew a lot of stories, and had a fresh one on hand every time I asked. Now, I’m almost 30 years older and a dad too, so I’m the one reading the tales and telling stories to my two daughters. Even so, I still enjoy bedtimes tales a lot, even though I’m on the giving, not receiving end. So it was that I became immediately intrigued by A Story About My Uncle when I read about it for the first time some two or three weeks ago. “A [...]

January 16, 2015 Neoheresy Reviews 0

Soundtrack of the Week – Age of Conan

Soundtrack of the Week – Age of Conan

The man behind the masterpiece It’s already been six years since we washed ashore for the first time on a beach somewhere near Tortage and started fighting our way to fame and glory in the MMORPG version of Robert E. Howard‘s legendary low-fantasy Conan world. From the very first moments of our epic adventure between the four continents of the Hyborian Age, our ears are blessed with the beautiful sounds of the original score, written for the game (and its expansions) by the Norwegian composer, musician and producer, Knut Avenstroup Haugen. And despite the ups and downs that the Age of Conan franchise has experienced over the years, its music still [...]

January 8, 2015 Neoheresy Editorials, Soundtrack of the Week 0

Who’s That Girl? A little background on Ciri, The Witcher III’s newest playable character

Who’s That Girl? A little background on Ciri, The Witcher III’s newest playable character

On December 16th Bandai Namco Games and CD Projekt RED revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature a second playable character, in addition to Geralt of Rivia – the gaming franchise’s headline star. That new character will be Ciri, the ashen-hair Surprise Child who was promised to Geralt by her father, Duny (future emperor of Nilfgaard). As you should already have figured out by now, Cirilla’s no random addition to the world of The Witcher, but a very important character in Geralt’s life as her existence is connected with Geralt’s by a powerful bond of fate and ancient laws. But [...]

January 7, 2015 Neoheresy Editorials, Varia 1

Week in Review (2014/Week 51)

Week in Review (2014/Week 51)

Valve enforces regional lock on its entire catalogue in Russia As reported in the NeoGaf forums, Valve have activated a regional lock on all of Steam‘s catalog for the territory of Russia and the CIS. This comes as no surprise considering the extremely low game prices in Russia (in general) and the shitstorm Russian economy is facing after its currency drastically declined in value over the last week. What the regional lock essentially means is that if you buy a game on Steam – while being in Russia or any of the CIS countries – you won’t be able to [...]

December 23, 2014 Neoheresy News, Week in Review 0

Week in Review (2014/Week 50)

Week in Review (2014/Week 50)

Book some time off — HOMM3 HD to debut late next month News of the week, by a long mile. On January 29th, Ubisoft will release an HD version of one of the best strategy games ever made – Heroes of Might And Magic III. The modern-day conversion will be compatible with widescreen resolutions and will include visual tweaks that let you enjoy all 7 campaigns and 50 skirmish maps from the main game (but sadly not the three expansion packs). Additionally, the multiplayer mode will take advantage of Steamworks to make finding people to play with a lot easier. Check it out below. Witch way did [...]

December 15, 2014 Neoheresy News, Week in Review 0