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Mafia Series NPCs Not In Latest Installment

Mafia Series NPCs Not In Latest Installment

   NEW BORDEAUX, LOUISIANA –  It’s been a rough couple of years of Miss Molly Scaret. Back in 2000, she started working on the original Mafia production and which took place in Lost Heaven. She had a number or roles, ranging from hot dog vendor, random pedestrian 1 as well as secretary.  “We were a family. Working on the original (production) was an amazing experience. We were all so young, and full of hope.” Miss Scarlet said. Fast forward to 2008. Production for the sequel began, and as luck would have it a majority of the original cast was used [...]

October 12, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0

Getting Funky with Uncle Spelunky

Getting Funky with Uncle Spelunky

Since re-playing Spelunky back in March, I’ve been on it extensively every day since. It’s a bit like Minecraft in that respect. You may only hit it from time to time, but when you do it’s probably for long, intensive bursts. I find it to be hugely addictive, partly because it taps into the simple, colourful pleasures of the arcades and the 16-bit era of my youth, and partly because the game is so beautifully and precisely polished mechanically. (In fact, Spelunky’s mastermind, Derek Yu, has written an entire book about its creation). But behind the simplicity and the chunky little [...]

May 18, 2016 Neurotic Editorials, Tips & Tricks, Varia 0

The Division: Left Hand Fail

The Division: Left Hand Fail

According to Scientific American, 15% of people are left-handed, and males are twice as likely to be left-handed than females. Also, according to research conducted by Dr. Nick Cherbuin, lefites are better at handling large amounts of stimuli, making them naturally better at playing video games. With this in mind, it’s clear why Ubisoft decided to cater to this segment group by adding the option of switching the keybindings to left-handed. Regretfully, their efforts are in vain. Their solution is to simply offer a streamlined option to remap the keys according to what they THINK southpaws require. This option utilizes [...]

March 17, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0

5 Great PC Games that Really Rock a Joypad

5 Great PC Games that Really Rock a Joypad

With Dig Bick on holiday, Neoheresy up to his eyeballs in work and the rest of the team ensconced in Tom Clancy’s Shenanigans, it’s been pretty quiet around here lately. I’ve been pootling about in Path of Exile’s new update, Ascendancy. But whilst PoE makes a refreshing change from my last few weeks of non-stop tomb raiding, I’m left with something of an action hangover from my time with Lara. And whilst I think that every good PC gamer should have a joystick, or a joypad of some sort, the X-Box pad on my desk doesn’t get too much use now [...]

March 16, 2016 Neurotic Varia 1

Re-skin of The Tomb Raider

Re-skin of The Tomb Raider

Since the recent conclusion of my adventure with the most excellent Rise of The Tomb Raider, I’ve been playing the earlier entry in the rebooted Lara franchise, Tomb Raider (2013). Not having played it before, I was concerned that – as often seems to happen when you play a series out of order – it would prove to be a lesser experience. Less polished, less presentable, less friendly, less… less. But on the technical front, which is the biggest stumbling block for backwards-playing gamers, I’ve been very pleasantly surprised. With Rise I experienced only one problem, which was most likely [...]

March 9, 2016 Neurotic Editorials, Varia 1

The Division: Fun despite Ubisoft’s best efforts

The Division: Fun despite Ubisoft’s best efforts

In one short week (or less, depending when you read this), the tactical 3rd person shooter/RPG/open world game Tom Clancy’s The Division will be hitting shelves and digital storefronts worldwide. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the past four years, here’s the deal. The Division is a curious undertaking. It was originally planned to be more or less a sandbox MMO in the same style as Bungie’s much-maligned Destiny was intended to be, and The Division has been through just as many feature cuts, revisions and delays as Destiny. But it’s still somehow managed to keep the interest of Console and PC gamers alike, [...]

March 3, 2016 Laserus Varia 3

The Division: Faction Facts

The Division: Faction Facts

“When our city started to collapse, the dark side of humanity took control of the streets.” Crisis situations bring out the best of people….and the worst. In the aftermath of the Black Friday attack, New York city has been taken over by various factions. Here’s the rundown of who you’ll be meeting in the grim streets of Manhattan. SHD (Strategic Homeland Division) SHD, A.K.A. “The Division“, is a response to the weakness and problems, which have been identified during simulations like Operation Dark Winter and other disaster scenarios in the real-world. The unit’s agents are sleeper agents, but are highly trained to ensure that the key infrastructures and [...]

February 11, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0

Didya know about the Siege Spectator Mode?

Didya know about the Siege Spectator Mode?

LEARN FROM THE BEST…OR DIE LIKE THE REST Rainbow Six Siege offers players a new way to experience its tense counter-terrorist action. The Spectator Cam allows an 11th person to participate in the 5v5 multiplayer matches by giving them the chance to witness the action through two different camera options. With the traditional First-Person View, the spectator can see through the eyes of an individual player during a match, while the Tactical View lets them switch between following individual players automatically, or zooming out over the map to see everything that’s happening. You can get your first look at the [...]

February 11, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0

Interview with the Devs: Deliver Us the Moon

Interview with the Devs: Deliver Us the Moon

Deliver Us The Moon is set in the near future where the earth’s resources are nearly depleted. The nations of the world have come together to create the Worldwide Space Agency (WSA). Under the banner of the WSA, astronauts were sent to the moon to conduct research aimed at securing the future of mankind. Sadly, due to bickering between countries, no solution has been agreed upon. Now, with man’s absolute last resources, you, a brave astronaut gone rogue, take the great step to the moon in a do-or-die secret mission to save humanity. Koen Deetman, the game director was nice enough [...]

February 9, 2016 geekycatlady Interviews, Varia 0

Interview with a Cheat (Developer)

Interview with a Cheat (Developer)

If you’ve been playing video games for more than a week, you’re sure to have run into a cheater or two. We wanted to get in the head of a cheater/hacker so we reached out to a pretty famous one who happens to run a “game cheating” website which sells these hacks. He chose to remain anonymous, so for the rest of the interview, we’re going to refer to him simply as “L3p3r“. XP4T: How long have you been hacking and how did you get started with hacking? L3p3r: I have been making cheats for games since somewhere in the [...]

February 8, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia, XP4T Exclusives 0