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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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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Does Away with Prestige Levels

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Does Away with Prestige Levels

    New progression system details revealed.

    A new blog focused on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare went up today that talks about the progression changes that were made for this year's release. First off, there are no more Prestige levels. Players will be able to earn 55 base levels and 100 additional Officer Ranks in each season of play.

    This news comes hot on the heels of word that Modern Warfare is doing away with paid map packs and loot boxes.

    Each weapon now also has 100 earnable camo patterns and an average of 50 attachments. You...
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  • Counter-Strike Update Adds Classic Knife Skins and an Updated Cache

    Counter-Strike Update Adds Classic Knife Skins and an Updated Cache

    The classic CS knife is back.

    An update is out today for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Included in this update is an updated version of Cache courtesy of FMPONE and Volcano. This updated release is now playable on all official servers through the Casual, Deathmatch, and Scrimmage game types.

    Also released today is the CS20 Case. This case is being released in honor of the 20th anniversary of Counter-Strike. Given that Counter-Strike first came out on June 18, 1999 as a Half-Life mod, that seems to fall in line with the whole 20th anniversary...
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  • Twitch Now Allows You to Subscribe to Streamers Through iOS

    Twitch Now Allows You to Subscribe to Streamers Through iOS

    Apparently this wasn't a thing prior to today.

    If you are an iOS user that frequently watches Twitch streams, you'll want to pay attention. Starting today, you will now be able to subscribe to your favorite partnered of affiliated Twitch streamers directly through iOS.

    This is made possible with today's launch of iOS Sub Tokens. iOS users will have to purchase these Sub Tokens through the Twitch app. Each token can be redeemed for a one-month Tier 1 subscription to a streamer. You can renew your subscription by redeeming one token per month,...
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  • Moons of Madness - New Gameplay Video and System Requirements

    Moons of Madness - New Gameplay Video and System Requirements


    Check out some gameplay from the Lovecraftian horror game set on Mars.

    Moons of Madness is quickly coming up on its October 22 release on the PC. However, that doesn't mean the new media should stop just yet. Today, Funcom and Rock Pocket Games released a new gameplay trailer for this Lovecraftian horror game set on Mars.

    This video shows off an encounter knowing as the "Thing in the Mist."

    Before we get to that, let's check out those system requirements to see if you can even run the game. The minimum requirements...
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  • The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

    The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

    It's a New New Vegas.

    Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment released the official launch trailer for The Outer Worlds today. The full game is just a week away from its October 25 release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. On the PC side, you can pick it up for full price from either Epic Games Store or play it as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC for a dollar.

    According to an official post on the Obsidian forums, The Outer Worlds on the PC will have a global release on 7PM (ET; 4PM PT) on October 24. Again, that is a global release...
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  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition Out Now

    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition Out Now

    It's now available for Switch and PC via Steam.

    Today, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition is out on the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. This release includes Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory in one complete package.

    This game includes turn-based battles, a lot of Digimon collecting, and a full story to play through. In talking about collecting, there are over 300 different Digimon to find, collect, train, and do battle with. ...
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  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Now Available

    Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Now Available

    Technically, it was already available but now it's super available.

    After spending a few weeks in a reduced cost Early Access phase, the full release of Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is upon us today. This release is for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin. It's once again developed by PopCap and while it has a new name, this is pretty much Garden Warfare 3 in everything but name.

    The game has spent roughly the past month having new modes and adjustments steadily roll out to the early adopters. Battle for Neighborville...
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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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