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Review: GreedFall (PC)

A long and thrilling journey.

GreedFall is a game that filled a gaping void I did not know I had for a new action-RPG experience. Though it lacks some of the polish you would expect from a major game release these days, the game still rewards the player with fun and varied combat, complex story beats, and an overall experience that should make even the veterans at BioWare sit up and take notice. For those of you that have been on the fence about picking up GreedFall, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not go pick it up right now.
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Blizzard Issues Insultingly Pathetic Statement About Blitzchung Suspension and Reasoning

The cowards just doubled down.

Taking a page from politicians and businesses that know late on Friday is the best time to release news that you are positively ashamed to share, Blizzard has finally issued a statement about the recent ban on Blitzchung and two Hearthstone casters.

Before we get into it all, let's just read what they have to say. Here is Blizzard's full statement as it currently appears on their website.



Despite a reduction of six months for the suspension, Blizzard is still punishing Blitzchung. The...
 

Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
 

Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
 

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for Holiday 2020 Release

Sony dishes more details about their next-gen console and controller.

The announcement of the next-gen consoles has been really, really weird. Sony first announced the PlayStation 5 via a Wired interview with Mark Cerny. Since then, there really hasn't been much revealed about the new console. In fact, it wasn't even known until today that the next console was actually going to be called the "PlayStation 5."

Today, a new PlayStation Blog entry was released alongside yet another exclusive Wired article that provides some additional details...
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  • Fallout 76: Wastelanders Pushed to 2020 but Private Worlds Launches Next Week

    You're stuck with robots until early 2020.

    The Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 was slated to arrive later this year. With it was promised the addition of actual human NPCs to the game, not just a bunch of robot looking robots. Sadly, Bethesda announced today that the Wastelanders update had to be pushed back until Q1 2020.

    The studio says that they "need more time to be the best, most polished update it can be." They apologize for the delay but say that "it will be worth the extra time." They're also saying that this will...
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  • Call of Duty Ditches Season Pass, Paid Maps, and Loot Boxes

    Call of Duty Ditches Season Pass, Paid Maps, and Loot Boxes

    Activision adopting a new approach to monetization with Modern Warfare.

    When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases on October 25, a new era of monetization for the franchise will also begin. Activision plans to change how they approach things like the in-game economy and real-money microtransactions.

    An official blog post by the publisher highlights some of these planned changes. In short, the current plan is to do away with things like Season Passes and paid DLC map packs. It's also apparently doing away with paid loot boxes. This all sounds...
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  • Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Launch Trailer

    Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Launch Trailer

    Tend to the fields.

    A new launch trailer is out ahead of the October 22 launch of Farming Simulator 19 Platinum. This definitive farm sim experience will be out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac in just a few days. Get a little taste of that intense farming action in today's trailer.

    This is an upgrade to the core Farming Simulator 19 experience and will be available as a Platinum Expansion for existing owners.

    This new content includes the addition of CLAAS-brand vehicles and tools. These include the LEXION 8900, JAGUAR...
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  • Monkey King: Hero is Back is Out Today on Steam

    Monkey King: Hero is Back is Out Today on Steam

    An action-adventure game based on the Chinese animated film.

    Oasis Games has launched Monkey King: Hero is Back today on PC via Steam. This is an action-adventure game based on the Chinese animated film with the same name. The game starts at $34.99 (USD) for the Standard Edition and jumps to $59.99 for the Deluxe Edition that includes some bonuses. ...
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  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition Out Now

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition Out Now

    A lot of Travis for PS4 and PC today.

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is out today for the PlayStation 4 and PC. This is the "definitive release" of the series that also introduces some co-op to the experience. You can pick it up digitally from the PlayStation Store and Steam for $39.99 (USD). ...
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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer Released

    Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer Released

    Here is Red Dead Redemption 2 as it should be played, 4K and 60fps.

    Rockstar Games released a new trailer for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 today. The trailer can be viewed at 4K resolution and at 60fps. Some might say that this is how the game should have been played from the start.

    Rockstar also wanted to remind us all that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be out in November for those picking up the game from the Rockstar Games Launcher. With that Rockstar Games Launcher pre-order you will be able to get some in-game bonuses and even two...
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  • In Updated Statement, Private Division Says The Outer Worlds Will Have PlayStation 4 Pro Enhancements

    The publisher says that the Xbox One X won't be the only console with enhancements.

    Yesterday, a story broke about how The Outer Worlds would not ship with any enhancements for the PlayStation 4 Pro version of the game. This is what was said via a statement issued by Private Division, the publisher on The Outer Worlds. That statement was issued to Windows Central and was, for a time, the truth of the situation.

    Today, Private Division issued a corrective statement, this time via Twitter. Today's statement says that both the Xbox One X and PlayStation...
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  • Halloween Update Out Now for Marvel Strike Force

    Halloween Update Out Now for Marvel Strike Force

    These heroes are also the things that go bump in the night.

    A Halloween themed update is starting to roll out today for MARVEL Strike Force. This update adds in some spooky new characters and some new supernatural abilities.

    Apparently this update will be rolling out in stages. Over the next couple of weeks you will see new characters like Ghost Rider and Elsa Bloodstone added to the game. In addition, some new supernatural abilities will be added to some existing characters.

    Marvel Strike Force is a free-to-play mobile (Android...
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  • Door Kickers Console Release Date Announced

    Door Kickers Console Release Date Announced

    The release is sooner than you think.

    KillHouse Games announced the release dates for their console versions of Door Kickers: Action Squad today. This is a side-scrolling game that pits the side of the Law against the bad guys and "unspoken horrors."

    For those of you on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you'll get the game on October 24. For those of you on the Switch, you need to wait just a little bit longer for October 28.

    Door Kickers: Action Squad is being billed as an "old-school side-scroller with a touch of strategy...
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  • Blizzard Gives Six Month Ban to American University Team that Already Forfeited the Rest of the Season

    No, the casters weren't banned.

    It took Blizzard nearly a week to decide they were going to ban the American University Hearthstone players that held up a "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" sign during a recent tournament event. A week to decide that they were going to ban the team. It took them less than a day for Blizzard to issue a ban against professional Hearthstone competitor Blitzchung after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests.

    Today, Blizzard issued a ban against the team that already imposed a self-ban on themselves....
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  • The Outer Worlds Reportedly Won't Ship with PlayStation 4 Pro Enhancements

    The Outer Worlds Reportedly Won't Ship with PlayStation 4 Pro Enhancements

    But it will have Xbox One X enhancements.

    The Outer Worlds will reportedly not include any enhancements for the PlayStation 4 Pro version of the game when compared to the base PlayStation 4. It will, however, include some Xbox One X enhancements over the base Xbox One.

    What gives?

    Usually there are some enhancements given to the Pro versions of games when compared to the base PlayStation 4. These can be something significant like 4K resolutions, assets, texture filtering, and even higher framerate. They can even be as little as just...
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