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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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  • dbrand Warns New Switch Users Not to Use Stickers, Skins, or Vinyls on Their New Console

    dbrand, the company behind a number of vinyl wraps and skins for devices such as phones, laptops, and even consoles, have went a bit above and beyond this weekend. dbrand has actually told users not to apply any stickers or skins to their Nintendo Switch consoles. They have even gone so far as to refund everybody that has pre-ordered their Switch skins that were on sale prior to this weekend's notice. While working on the prototypes for their Switch dbrand skins, the company found out that the materials used on the Joycons, the console, and the dock will be des...
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  • Nintendo Claims Dead Pixels on Switch are Not a Defect

    Nintendo Claims Dead Pixels on Switch are Not a Defect

    If you are the proud owner of the new Nintendo Switch, it's hopeful that everything is working fine for you. However, if you happen to be some of the unfortunate people that received a Switch with dead pixels, Nintendo has essentially said that you're SOL.

    The UK Nintendo support site says that dead and stuck pixels on the Switch screen "should not be considered a defect."
    Small numbers of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect.
    To Nintendo's credit, there are numerou...
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda - Videos for Exploration, Discovery, Crafting, and the First 13 Minutes

    There are a couple of new videos out today for Mass Effect Andromeda. The first comes to us directly from BioWare and EA and is part of their ongoing gameplay video series. This particular video focuses on exploration, discovery, and crafting within Andromeda. The second video is from IGN and shows off the first 13 minutes of the game. Naturally, if you don't want any spoilers, you may want to avoid IGN's video. First thing is first though, let's see what where you can explore, what you can discover, and what you can craft in Mass Effect Andromeda. ...
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  • Racing Game WRC 6 Released Today

    Racing Game WRC 6 Released Today

    WRC 6, the "official game of the FIA World Rally Championship," was released today on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. As you may have gathered already, it is a rally racing game.
    Developed by Kylotonn Racing Games, WRC 6 is an extreme motorsport challenge that offers the complete rally experience with accurately reproduced tracks, teams, and drivers from the World Rally Championship. In addition, the game offers 11 new Super Special Stages that combine unique driving challenges with iconic environments from around the world. To help friends
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  • Bolivia Might Sue France Due to Ghost Recon Wildlands

    Bolivia Might Sue France Due to Ghost Recon Wildlands

    Ghost Recon Wildlands is a fictional game that takes place in the very real country of Bolivia. The fictionalized Bolivia is overrun and controlled by Mexican drug cartels. The real Bolivia doesn't really appreciate being depicted as such. Cue the lawsuit!

    Reuters says that Bolivia's interior minister, Carlos Romero, told the French government (Ubisoft is in France) that Bolivia has "reserved the right to take legal action" if the French government doesn't intervene. This complaint was filed with the French embassy.
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  • PSA: PlayStation 4 Price Dropping to 200 Euros Tomorrow

    PSA: PlayStation 4 Price Dropping to 200 Euros Tomorrow

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  • Sleeping Dogs Movie Starring Donnie Yen is Coming

    Sleeping Dogs Movie Starring Donnie Yen is Coming

    If you wanted more Sleeping Dogs then do I ever have good news for you. If you wanted Sleeping Dogs 2 then continue to be disappointed. According to Deadline.com, a Sleeping Dogs film staring Donnie Yen is in the works.
    Yen, who recently co-starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, follows an undercover police officer (Yen) on a mission to take down one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. The movie based on an action video game is set in Hong Kong and focuses on martial
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  • NieR: Automata Coming to PC on March 17; System Requirements Revealed

    NieR: Automata Coming to PC on March 17; System Requirements Revealed

    Square Enix and FromSoftware announced that NieR: Automata will be released on the PC on March 17. There are some nice pre-order bonuses (seen above) for those that get the special "Day One Edition." We also have the PC system requirements for you....
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  • Final Fantasy XV PC Tech Demo Video

    Final Fantasy XV PC Tech Demo Video

    Yesterday, news came out of GDC 2017 that Square Enix showed off some Final Fantasy XV assets running on PC with an Nvidia GTX 1080Ti. Today, Square Enix just up and released that trailer to the public.

    The PC footage in question begins around the 1:45 mark in the video. And yep, that sure looks like Final Fantasy XV running on a PC with some rather lovely grass tech and lighting at work there.

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  • New Overwatch Hero Orisa Added to PTR

    New Overwatch Hero Orisa Added to PTR

    Blizzard released a new PTR for Overwatch today that adds in a new hero, Orisa. This four-legged robot was designed by 11-year-old Efi Oladele and is the game's newest tank hero.
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  • Details for All Four Battlefield 1 Expansions Released

    Details for All Four Battlefield 1 Expansions Released

    DICE and EA provided some of the first details today for the Battlefield 1 expansions that are coming much later on in the game's life. Sure, we already know about the first one, They Shall Not Pass, which is slated to be released this month, but what about the remaining three?
    Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass
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