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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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  • A Quick Overview of the New Features Coming in the 2.0 PlayStation 4 System Update Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, yes tomorrow, the 2.0 system/firmware update for the PlayStation 4 will be released. Sony has nicknamed it the Masamune update for some reason but that's besides the point. What is the point? The point is that the 2.0 update will include a number of key feature additions for the PlayStation 4.

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  • New Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer Gameplay Footage on Coagulation

    New Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer Gameplay Footage on Coagulation

    From Blood Gulch to Coagulation, the differences between this map just between the first two games were already rather substantial. Now, with Halo 2 Anniversary from Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the map is again getting a huge facelift.


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  • Xbox One to Retail for $349 for a Limited Time Starting in November

    Xbox One to Retail for $349 for a Limited Time Starting in November

    Microsoft will drop the price of the Xbox One and select Xbox One bundles by $50 starting on November 2. This will put the starting price of the console at $349 (USD) from November 2 through to January 3, 2015 at many retailers.

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  • Extra Life 2014 - Over 24 Hours of Streaming for a Good Cause

    Extra Life 2014 - Over 24 Hours of Streaming for a Good Cause

    Extra Life 2014 is well underway for many people out there. Thousands of groups, individuals, and companies are coming together to do 24 hour long streams (or longer) all to raise money for a Children's Miracle Network Hospital of their choosing. That's right, every single penny raised goes towards a hospital that specializes in the care of children.

    So, what streams are going on?

    Well, GameSpot is now at hour 69 of their planned 100 hour marathon. Giant Bomb is about to to tick over to hour 49 of their planned 96 hour long marathon....
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  • How to Share Your PlayStation 4 Games with Your Friends Using Share Play

    How to Share Your PlayStation 4 Games with Your Friends Using Share Play

    Sony released a new trailer today that shows off the upcoming Share Play functionality coming to the PlayStation 4. This will effectively let you hand over a virtual controller to your friends to let them play your games, or join you in a "local" multiplayer games, for up to an hour at a time.


    Share Play will be included as part of the big PS4 system update slated for October 28....
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  • New Project Cars Trailer Gets Spooky with Some Night Racing

    New Project Cars Trailer Gets Spooky with Some Night Racing

    Check out some new gameplay footage for Project Cars from Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco. The latest footage shows off the challenge that comes from racing not only at night but also with some nasty weather.

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  • The Opening Cinematic for The Witcher 3 Revealed Today, Watch "The Trail"

    The Opening Cinematic for The Witcher 3 Revealed Today, Watch "The Trail"

    CD Projekt RED released the opening cinematic for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt today. Enjoy your first glimpse at the opening of the game with "The Trail."

    The Witcher 3 is slated to arrive on February 24, 2015 for the PC, PS4, an...
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  • Catch Up on Over 50 New Facts for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U

    Catch Up on Over 50 New Facts for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U

    If you missed tonight's Nintendo Direct livestream for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, fret not. Nintendo has already uploaded the video that contains over 50 fresh facts for you to enjoy.

    Some of those facts include the reveal of MewTwo if you own both the 3DS and Wii U version of Smash, online tournaments included within the game itself, Amiibo stuff, a metric ton of mini-games and side games and games within games. There's a lot of stuff here, so kick back and relax Smash fans, you're in for a treat.

    Also, that announcer? ...
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  • A New Teaser Trailer and Steam Greenlight for Five Nights at Freddy's 2

    A New Teaser Trailer and Steam Greenlight for Five Nights at Freddy's 2

    Five Nights at Freddy's 2 has made its way onto Steam Greenlight. The sequel to the popular first game will take place once again at a children's theme restaurant.

    But you don't care about that, you want the new trailer and the new details, right?
    Welcome back to the new and improved Freddy Fazbear's Pizza! In Five Nights at Freddy's 2, the old and aging animatronics are joined by a new cast of characters. They are kid-friendly, updated with the latest in facial recognition technology, tied into local criminal databases, and promise to put on a
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  • Microsoft Releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and PC Adapter Kit

    Microsoft Releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and PC Adapter Kit

    Earlier today, Microsoft announced that they have not only released the 2.0 SDK for the Kinect, but they have also released a new adapter kit for PC users.
    The Kinect SDK 2.0 is available today for you to download for free here. There are no fees for runtime licenses of commercial applications developed with the SDK. With over 200 improvements and updates to the SDK since we released the public preview in June, including enhancements to Visual Gesture Builder, Kinect Studio, and Kinect Fusion, we get you coding faster with a substantially more stable and
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  • Nearly 60% of Carbine Studios Has Been Laid Off

    Nearly 60% of Carbine Studios Has Been Laid Off

    Carbine Studios, the development studio owned by NCsoft and developer of the recently released MMO WildStar has reportedly laid off about 60% of its entire studio. This comes from part of a larger "restructuring" by NCsoft West.

    The layoffs affected all levels of employees at Carbine. The only ones not impacted by the layoffs were ArenaNet.
    "Today we announced a restructuring of key operations within NC West. As a result of this restructuring, we are implementing staff reductions across our Western operations with the exclusion of ArenaNet. While
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