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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

3 Broken Games Improved by Fan Patches

3 Broken Games Improved by Fan Patches

  In the eternal and eternally pointless debate on platform superiority, one thing consolers always bring up is the fact that for the bulk of gaming history (pre-Xbox hard drives and PlayStation Networks etc), their games have simply been easier to run. They arrive fault-free and work within moments of being put into the machine, whereas PC gamers are often presented with buggy, broken games that need constant patching and further downloads, battles with DRM and possibly even a blood sacrifice to get going. This has been the case ever since the mid-1980s, when home computing really took off. Early PC gamers [...]

February 4, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Varia 1

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

Two weeks ago, it was widely reported that Rebellion’s Aliens vs Predator (2010) and the notorious Aliens: Colonial Marines had both disappeared from Steam. Last week, it was reported that they were back again, with the whole thing shrugged off as a bit of standard legal business whilst SEGA’s Alien franchise licensing rights were renewed with 20th Century Fox. To make a long story only slightly shorter, this led me to reinstalling the 2010 AvP, playing the Marine campaign for about 15 minutes, then quitting in terror before I’d even met the first alien (which is exactly how I played [...]

January 14, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Retro Gaming, Varia 1

Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Behind the Scenes

Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Behind the Scenes

An inside look at the story and soundtrack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II complete with some brand new game footage. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is an upcoming FPS developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix for Japan).  The game is slated for release  on November 13, 2012 and will be available on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.  Black Ops II is the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise of video games and a sequel to the 2010 game Call of Duty: Black Ops. This rendition will be the first game in the [...]

July 19, 2012 J.J. Costello Varia 0