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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  • World War Z to Receive Post-Launch Content as Game Sales Surpass 1 Million

    World War Z to Receive Post-Launch Content as Game Sales Surpass 1 Million

    World War Z is the latest, and some may say greatest, co-op shooter that places you and three of your friends against massive hordes of the living dead.

    World War Z has also apparently sold quite well, having sold over 1 million units in its first week of being on sale on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store (yep, it's an affiliate link). As such, you may expect that the game will be receiving some fresh content in the months ahead and you'd be correct.

    New content is in the works and the first drop arrives this...
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  • Close to the Sun Brings Some Electrifying Horror to PC Today

    Close to the Sun Brings Some Electrifying Horror to PC Today

    Publisher Wired Productions and Italian development studio, Storm in a Teacup, have released Close to the Sun on the Epic Games Store. It will be coming later this year for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Close to the Sun is a first-person horror adventure with plenty of art deco design, a massive ship, and Nikola Tesla. As mentioned, it's available right now only on the Epic Games Store for $29.99 (USD). And no, it's not like BioShock. They want to make that very, very clear. It's just that they both have a whole lot of that art deco thing going on.

    Having played this one for review, I will say that the review will be coming very shortly for Close to the Sun. The review codes were sent out only earlier this week and I really don't like to rush through games I play, especially for review. ...
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  • Bus Simulator 18 Expansion Announced

    Bus Simulator 18 Expansion Announced

    An official map extension for Bus Simulator 18 was just announced.

    This upcoming content drop will include two new city districts, new missions, new bus stops, and more miles of road for you to cruise along. It also features an airport, but you won't be the one doing the flying. You'll just be picking up passengers, because that's what you do. You are a bus driver. This is your life now.

    This map extension will be coming to Steam on May 22, 2019. It can be yours for $15.99 (USD). Bus Simulator 18 itself is going for $34.99 if that tickles...
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  • Epic Buys Rocket League Studio

    Epic Buys Rocket League Studio

    Psyonix, the studio behind one of 2015's biggest games, Rocket League, was just purchased by Epic Games. The acquisition is pretty much set in wet cement at this point, with the final crossing of the t's coming later this Spring.

    Yes, this also means that Rocket League is leaving Steam and is now an Epic Games Store exclusive. Those are the long term plans. In the short term, nothing much will change at all. Psyonix gave a rundown of what they say will happen with the game in the coming months.

    So, it will be on Steam still...
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  • New Earthworm Jim Game Announced Exclusively for Intellivision Amico

    New Earthworm Jim Game Announced Exclusively for Intellivision Amico

    Where do I even begin with this one?

    There once existed a game console called the Intellivision. It was released first in 1979 and ran through until about 1990. Its controller consisted of some side buttons, a disc-based d-pad, and a 12 digit keypad that accepted plastic overlays for every game so that you knew what the buttons did.

    For whatever reason, Intellivision is coming back as Intellivision Amico. It's slated to be released in late 2020. It still features a similar controller design to its ancestor, but instead of a 12 digit keypad,...
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  • Sniper Elite V2 Remastered '7 Reasons to Upgrade' Trailer

    Sniper Elite V2 Remastered '7 Reasons to Upgrade' Trailer

    A new trailer for the upcoming Sniper Elite V2 Remastered provides you with 7 reasons to upgrade.

    That also happens to be the name of the new trailer. Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is still in the works from Rebellion. The game is slated for release on May 14 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It includes all of the content from the base game plus the post-release content plus a bunch of graphical upgrades.

    Pre-orders are available now at 10% off of the normal $34.99 price on all platforms. Steam users can upgrade from Sniper Elite...
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  • Just Cause 4: Dare Devils of Destruction DLC Out Now

    Just Cause 4: Dare Devils of Destruction DLC Out Now

    The "Dare Devils of Destruction" DLC is available now for Just Cause 4.

    As we mentioned a couple of weeks back when this DLC was announced, Dare Devils of Destruction adds in new missions, new vehicles, and more. ...
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  • VR Fitness Game BoxVR Available Now for PlayStation VR

    VR Fitness Game BoxVR Available Now for PlayStation VR

    Thanks to BoxVR, PlayStation VR owners can now get virtually fit.

    FitXR just launched their PlayStation VR version of BoxVR. This was an award-winning, boxing-inspired workout game that has been available for a bit already in Early Access via Steam and Oculus. This PlayStation VR release ups the number of included songs from 45 to 110 and includes some additional features. It is available starting today for $29.99 (USD).

    Those of you who own the Early Access release on PC need not worry. The Steam and Oculus versions will leave Early Access...
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  • Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Has Some Teeth

    Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Has Some Teeth

    Sonic the Hedgehog is a movie about a blue hedgehog with oddly long legs that has human teeth.

    There is a live-action comedy coming out from Paramount that features Sonic the Hedgehog. Coincidentally, his name is also the name of the movie. This trailer shows us a few things:

    First, it shows us that Sonic the Hedgehog has very human teeth. It's weird and kind of creepy.

    Secondly, it shows us a Jim Carrey role that allows him to be goofy again. Getting to see Carrey act goofy in a movie again is a bit refreshing. Third,...
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  • Co-op Gameplay Reveal for Conan Unconquered

    Co-op Gameplay Reveal for Conan Unconquered

    A new co-op gameplay video is out for Conan Unconquered.

    Funcom just released a new video today for Conan Unconquered, their upcoming RTS title set in the Conan the Barbarian universe. It's being developed by Petroglyph, a studio made up of some RTS veterans that worked on the Command & Conquer franchise. I mean, that sounds like a good thing already for fans of the genre.

    The game can be played alone or in co-op from start to finish. This video shows us a bit of what that's like. Look for Conan Unconquered to be released on May 30...
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  • Sean Bean Returns to Hitman 2 on May 3

    Sean Bean Returns to Hitman 2 on May 3

    If you missed out on Sean Bean as the first Hitman 2 Elusive Target, you will have a second chance.

    WBIE and IO Interactive announced that Sean Bean's Elusive Target mission will return on May 3. Players will get to take out the virtual character from then until June 3. Bean assumes the role of Mark Faba, a former MI5 agent that turned into a freelance assassin. Faba is also known as "The Undying" due to how good he's gotten at faking his own death.

    As always, this Elusive Target is free to everyone that owns the game. You have...
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