Monday 27th March 2017,
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  • Review: Lara Croft GO (Plus: Happy Holidays!)

    Review: Lara Croft GO (Plus: Happy Holidays!)

    Greetings, XP4Ts. There’s less than a week to go before Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus etc, and also that universal celebration of December gaming known as the Steam Winter Sale (22/12-04/01). I’m sitting here late on a Saturday night,

  • 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

  • GTA Online Prostitution Ring Uncovered

    GTA Online Prostitution Ring Uncovered

    LOS SANTOS, CA – The city never sleeps. Neither does the constant hustle. Players are always trying to find the next glitch or bug to increase revenues and get the upper-hand, it is the nature

  • Review: Viscera Cleanup Detail

    Review: Viscera Cleanup Detail

    After you’ve taken a long break from a game, what was it that made you go back to it again? In the past, I’ve been on walks in woods and large parks that made me

  • 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

  • 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

  • Interview with the devs: Heaven’s Hope

    Interview with the devs: Heaven’s Hope

    „Heaven’s Hope tells the story of the Angel Talorel, who has literally fallen from Heaven. He is now stranded on Earth in the 19th century next to a town called Heaven’s Hope, having lost his

  • Review: Clandestine

    Review: Clandestine

    WELCOME BACK TO  1996, WE MISSED YOU (for the sake of full disclosure, the Senior Editor of www.xp4t.com worked on a number of Logic Artist projects as a voice actor and voice director). Clandestine is

  • Interview with the Devs: Ken Levine

    Interview with the Devs: Ken Levine

    As the Creative Director  and Co-Founder of Irrational Games, Ken Levine is one of the most well known and respected writers in the games industry, responsible for such classic games as BioShock, Thief: The Dark Project and

  • 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

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, Read more ---

March 3, 2016 Laserus Varia 3
Interview with the devs: Heaven’s Hope

Interview with the devs: Heaven’s Hope

„Heaven’s Hope tells the story of the Angel Talorel, who has literally fallen from Heaven. He is now stranded on Earth in the 19th century next to a town called Heaven’s Hope, having lost his halo and his wings. His goal is to now to find a way back home. But our world is strange for an Angel, so Talorel needs advice from his old friends in heaven and from some new and unlikely companions that he will meet on his adventure. In Heaven’s Hope the Inquisition has risen again under the rule of the fanatic nun Greta. Suppression, fear Read more ---

March 2, 2016 geekycatlady Interview with the Devs, Interviews 1
Review: Clandestine

Review: Clandestine

WELCOME BACK TO  1996, WE MISSED YOU (for the sake of full disclosure, the Senior Editor of www.xp4t.com worked on a number of Logic Artist projects as a voice actor and voice director). Clandestine is a stealth/hacking game developed by an indie studio in Denmark called Logic Artists. It features hard-core stealth mechanics, a fun asymmetrical co-op mode and a nail biting story that keeps you coming back for more. It is set in 1996, a string of accidents and murders have put the world of international espionage on high alert, veteran Cold War operatives from both sides of the Read more ---

February 23, 2016 Markus Pursche Reviews, Videos 0
Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

I’ve been playing computer and video games for almost 40 years, and Tomb Raider games specifically for about half that time. Games and writing are my two things, and I’m lucky to be able to combine them in work that either pays money, or rewards me in other ways. One of those rewards – perhaps the best one – is the occasional game that comes along and actually does what all escapist fantasy has aspired to do, from Beowulf to The Force Awakens, and takes me on a journey. Most games are memorable and rewarding in all kinds of great Read more ---

February 22, 2016 Neurotic Reviews 2
Interview with the Devs: Ken Levine

Interview with the Devs: Ken Levine

As the Creative Director  and Co-Founder of Irrational Games, Ken Levine is one of the most well known and respected writers in the games industry, responsible for such classic games as BioShock, Thief: The Dark Project and System Shock 2. He was named one of the “Storytellers of the Decade” by Game Informer and was the 1UP Network’s person of the year in 2007.  We were honored when he agreed to answer some questions for us, but how to make the most of this opportunity? Why not enlist another games writer to interrogate interview Mr. Levine from the perspective of a colleague? We Read more ---

February 15, 2016 Jonas Editorials, Interviews 0
Siege: Patch Update 2.1

Siege: Patch Update 2.1

While the new patch isn’t that exciting, it does have a few juicy morsels. We’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the key points. SPECTATOR MODE One of the most important new features added with this latest patch is the spectator mode, you can read more about that here.  Regretfully, in it’s present state, it’s a “cool feature” but ultimately rather useless, and more quaint than anything. Basically, the gist of it is: you have to create a custom game with 10 people, no more, no less, and THEN an 11th person can join the match to watch it. If the Read more ---

February 11, 2016 PsychoSyd News 0
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 Read more ---

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 Read more ---

February 11, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0
The Division Open Beta

The Division Open Beta

Whether you want to make a foray back in the Dark Zone again with your crew, or you’re interested in checking out The Division beta ‘cuz you missed the closed beta, you’re in luck!  The Division is throwing its doors wide open next week with an open beta that will let everyone explore its devastated New York ahead of the game’s launch. You’ll be able to jump into the open beta from February 19-21 on PS4, PC and Xbox One. Also, Xbox One players can get started a day early with exclusive 24-hour early access beginning on February 18, but Read more ---

February 10, 2016 PsychoSyd News 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 Read more ---

February 9, 2016 geekycatlady Interviews, Varia 0