Saturday 29th April 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

Interview with the Devs: SQUAD

Interview with the Devs: SQUAD

Have you heard of SQUAD?  Well, if you like realistic first-person shooters and cooperative gameplay, then this is the game for you. The game is still in early access on steam, but Keith “Litoralis” Weisglas from Offworld Industries was nice enough to  sit down with us and talk about their project. xp4T: Tell us a little bit about Offworld Industries Ltd. How long have you been collaborating together, and how did you get started? Litoralis: Offworld Industries is a startup studio with a core team of developers who either developed the award winning BF2 mod Project Reality over the prior decade, or Read more ---

February 8, 2016 PsychoSyd Interview with the Devs 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 Read more ---

February 8, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia, XP4T Exclusives 0
X-COM 2 Survival Tips

X-COM 2 Survival Tips

Whether you’re a seasoned Commander, or an aspiring recruit, these tips and suggestions will help to improve the longevity of your team and maybe, just maybe give you the upper hand. The key to success in Xcom 2 lies in the survivability of your agents. The longer they live, the better abilities they acquire and more deadly they become. Xcom is all about managing probabilities and taking RNG into account, but no matter how good cover you find, how resistant armour you equip, the laws of probability dictate that at some point you WILL get hit. Even if an enemy Read more ---

February 8, 2016 Mega Karaczan Tips & Tricks 0
Most Anticipated Games of 2016

Most Anticipated Games of 2016

From the dying embers of lackluster 2015 we look ahead to 2016 with hope, hope that finally shit is going to get real, hope that Ubisoft is going to deliver on its promises, hope that these f@cking rigs we built with our bare hands are going to get punished by some motherfunking bitching gaming awesomeness. And what gives us this hope? these mofo’s right here…….. Cyberpunk 2077   Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming ARPG that was announced back in 2012, based on the Cyberpunk 2020 series of tabletop role-playing games. It’s currently being developed by those those busy boys and girls at CD Projekt Read more ---

February 6, 2016 PsychoSyd Editorials, Impressions, News 0
Seven Days to Learn: Rainbow Six: Siege

Seven Days to Learn: Rainbow Six: Siege

So, there is a new addiction going on in the group … It’s called Rainbow Six: Siege. Seriously, everyone is going a bit crazy, as you can see here, here, and here – and basically everywhere if you have been following us for the last couple of weeks. And of course I was too cheap to get the game on release so I started about six weeks after everyone already familiarized themselves with it. Since you seemed to enjoy the diary style I did a couple of years ago I’ll just take notes about the first seven (spoiler alert: It’s Read more ---

February 4, 2016 geekycatlady Let's Play, Varia 0
Ori and the blind Forest

Ori and the blind Forest

I know what you played last Season…. Four people, scattered all over the world, communicating mostly through Skype, four years of development, a ton of „Best of E3 2014“ awards, A ton of “Best of 2015” awards, 14.000 positive reviews on Steam … meet Moon Studios, meet Ori and the Blind Forest, a „Metroivania“-like 2D plattformer game in the spirit of (so the developers) Super Metroid and A Link to the Past. With the pure facts out of the way: Ori and the Blind Forest is a stunningly beautiful, highly emotional and intense experience which yet has to meet its Read more ---

February 4, 2016 geekycatlady Reviews 0
PC Gaming in… 2006

PC Gaming in… 2006

Greetings, XP4Ts. You may have noticed that the XP4T blog here is back in business, which I hope is as happy news for you as it is for us. As you may or may not know, we all work in the industry ourselves, so time is a somewhat limited resource and the site sometimes goes on an unannounced hiatus for a while. But this time of year is often serendipitous for many of our schedules, so here we are again. Welcome back! At Christmas this year I had a cracker in which the motto read, ‘The road ahead is often illuminated by the Read more ---

February 3, 2016 Neurotic Retro Gaming, Varia 0
The Death of Co-Op?

The Death of Co-Op?

Over the years we’ve seen cooperative elements in video games evolve and even transcend our wildest dreams. There is no doubt that this trajectory will continue, and gamers will be astounded time and time again with rich co-op features and ever elaborate game play modes. For clarification: cooperative games are in and of themselves not going anywhere anytime soon, but rather we as gamers will be hard-pressed to actually enjoy cooperative games with friends simply due to the over-saturation of the co-op market. Back in the day there were only a hand-full of games that were truly co-op games in Read more ---

February 1, 2016 PsychoSyd Editorials 0
So You Think You Know The Division? Round 01

So You Think You Know The Division? Round 01

Put your weekend beta experience to the test! Complete the first batch of questions successfully and rub it in the faces of ‘those dirty casuals’!   Missed a quiz? Check ’em out here!   Read more ---

February 1, 2016 PsychoSyd Gaming Quiz 0
Do The Division & Siege Share the same Universe?

Do The Division & Siege Share the same Universe?

-Or, The Division & Siege Mash-up! By no stretch of the imagination is it too far fetched that both Tom Clancy’s The Division and Tom Clancy’s Siege share the same universe. Obviously from a time line perspective, story elements from The Division wouldn’t be in Siege due to the fact that The Division centers around one particular event and the consequences of the aftermath. But on the flip side, if anyone was to be prepared for the downfall of western civilization and the restructuring of society, then Rainbow Six Siege operators are your go-to guys and gals.  It would stand Read more ---

January 30, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0