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.

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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  • WildStar MMO is Officially Free-to-Play

    WildStar MMO is Officially Free-to-Play

    Mere minutes ago, the MMORPG WildStar went the free-to-play route. That means that without paying a penny, you can experience most of the content that Carbine Studios' RPG has to offer.
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  • Xbox One Bundle Includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, and 1TB Console

    Microsoft announced a special Tomb Raider Xbox One bundle for $399 (USD). This bundle includes a 1TB Xbox One, a copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider, and a copy of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Both games are digital downloads, so don't expect to see this bundle being sold at GameStop.
    The bundle features:
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  • Project Spark Moving to Incubation Engine and Completely Free Model

    Project Spark Moving to Incubation Engine and Completely Free Model

    The current "free-to-play" model for Project Spark will soon shift to a totally free model when the game creating game moves to the free Incubation Engine on October 5. This date will mark the release of the "biggest update and platform change" thus far for Project Spark.
    What does that mean? This will automatically unlock previously paid downloadable content for new and existing Project Spark users. Microsoft will pivot from producing DLC and active feature development to encouraging more user generated content and opening the Project Spark experience.
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  • Rainbow Six Siege Will Not Feature a Single Player Campaign

    Rainbow Six Siege Will Not Feature a Single Player Campaign

    Despite initial reports by Ubisoft saying that there would be a single player campaign for Rainbow Six Siege, the latest official word is that it will not include any such mode.

    Siege's Art Director Scott Mitchell delivered the bad news at this year's EGX.
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  • No Story Mode in Black Ops 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Still Costs $50

    No Story Mode in Black Ops 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Still Costs $50

    There will be no single player story mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. All you will get is the competitive multiplayer and the Zombies mode. That is it.
    As we announced back in June, we know that there are still fans waiting to make the switch to the newest console hardware and developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology have been working tirelessly to bring as much of the Black Ops 3 gameplay as possible to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will feature Multiplayer and Zombies
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  • Twitch Soon to Offer Video Uploading ala YouTube, Native PlayStation 4 App, Playlists, HTML5, and More

    As YouTube took a page from Twitch with live streaming, so is Twitch taking a page from YouTube by soon offering the ability to upload your own videos to your channel for anybody to view at any time. That's right, you can soon upload locally recorded videos from your computer to your Twitch channel for anybody to view at any time, much like other video hosting options out there. On top of this, Twitch again promises that the HTML5 video player is coming soon. How soon? Early 2016. All of this will be supported by custom thumbnails for your uploads, past broadcasts, ...
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  • Madden NFL Live - New Series by NFL Media and Twitch

    Madden NFL Live - New Series by NFL Media and Twitch

    Today, NFL Media, EA Sports, and Twitch partnered up to bring the world a new weekly digital series for Madden NFL fans. EA Sports Madden NFL Live will air each week at and on Twitch every Friday at noon (ET). Today was the first airing that has obviously since passed. However, re-airings of the show is on every Friday at 4PM (ET). Well, I guess that time has also passed. However, you can catch on demand showings at, NFL Mobile, and Twitch!
    Produced by NFL Media, EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE will be the premier destination to get the latest
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  • Farming Simulator 16 on PS Vita Dated and New Images

    Farming Simulator 16 on PS Vita Dated and New Images

    New images and a release date have been revealed for the PlayStation Vita version of Farming Simulator 16. That mythical release date is none other than October 6.
    Farming Simulator 16 invites you into the challenging world of a modern day farmer: animal husbandry, planting, harvesting, trading crops... Own and operate your very own farm in a vast, open world. As your career progresses, you will have access to a huge selection of farming vehicles and machines, faithfully recreated from the biggest names in the industry. Farming Simulator 16 brings a host of n
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  • BioShock Pulled from App Store Including From Those Who Purchased It Already (Updated)

    UPDATE: 2K says that they will restore BioShock to the App Store as soon as they fix the firmware compatibility issues. The studio issued a statement to Game Informer.
    "2K recently provided inaccurate information to customers surrounding removal of BioShock for iOS from the App Store," the representative told us. "BioShock is currently incompatible with iOS versions 8.4 and higher, and as such, is temporarily removed for purchase from the App Store. 2K is fixing the compatibility issue, and when resolved, will place BioShock back on the App Store for purchase.
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  • Valve Doesn't Deny the Existence of Half-Life 3; Says HL3 Won't be a VR Game

    Valve Doesn't Deny the Existence of Half-Life 3; Says HL3 Won't be a VR Game

    That title is a crime against nature but stick with me here. Valve's Chet Faliszek gave a talk about virtual reality at EGX, after which came a Q&A session. Someone asked him simply if Half-Life 3 would be a VR game.

    Faliszek responded simply with, "no."

    Faliszek then went on to talk about how VR headsets wouldn't be wireless any time soon. Afterwards, the same person asked him once again if Half-Life 3 would be a VR game.

    The response was, "I said 'no'." This response was apparently said jokingly, according to VG247. A joking...
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  • Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian Among the Many that Spoke to the U.N. about Online Harassment Against Women

    Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Randi Harper were among a number of individuals that were brought in to speak to the United Nations this past week about online abuse and the harassment of women.

    A few Tweets sent out by Google Ideas and Sarkeesian broke the news that this was happening (see bottom of this post).

    The talk yesterday by the group of women begins around the 1:20:10 mark in the Launch of the Broadband Working Group on Gender Report by the UN. Part of the presentation included a report (see ), with the following highlights. ...
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