Well, after the Stadia shit show, let's go in expecting absolutely nothing and then reel in wonderment as they manage to limbo under those low, low expectations. … [Read more...] about Gamescom 2019 Opening Night live report
Gears 5, though, should be good - Gears 4 was wilfully conservative, and it'll be fascinating to see how 5 stamps its own sense of identity. … [Read more...] about Inside Xbox at Gamescom 2019 live report
Guns. Fight! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PlayStation 4 gets an open alpha this weekend for the new 2v2 mode Gunfight.The open alpha runs from 23rd-25th August. Included are five close-quarters maps, including Docks and Speedball. You don't need PS Plus to play.I've played Gunfight a fair bit and it's a lot of fun. Each team begins the round with a random weapon loadout, although developer Infinity Ward has curated loads of loadouts, from pistol and rocket launcher to scoped shotguns. The point is, you never know what you're going to get. But all players get the same loadout. It's tense, tight and a blast. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes out 25th October. … [Read more...] about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 gets an open alpha this weekend
How did they do that? It's becoming an increasingly common question with the top-end ports arriving on Switch, with developers delivering excellent work in bridging the immense power gap between PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo hybrid. But some might say that no Switch port is as ambitious as The Witcher 3: Complete Edition, created by CD Projekt RED with the port carried out by Saber Interactive. It's a vast game with upwards of 100 hours of gameplay, set within a massive open world - with no cuts to content.We've already posted our impressions of the game running in Switch's handheld mode and taken a closer look at some docked direct feed capture and we're impressed. Yes, of course, there are compromises and cutbacks - just as there are on all of Switch's 'miracle' console ports - but it is The Witcher 3. In fact, it's an all-new take on the game, transitioning across to mobile hardware for the first time.During a press event for the game held a couple of weeks ago at Nintendo's UK … [Read more...] about Tech Interview: How was The Witcher 3 ported to Nintendo Switch?
Out next year. Strategy game specialist Amplitude Studios, the team behind the likes of Endless Space and Endless Legend, has unveiled "historical strategy magnum opus" Humankind.Humankind is a historical turn-based strategy game, in the 4X mould, that task players with leading their civilisation from the Neolithic era to the modern age.Over 60 different historical cultures, each with their own "special gameplay layer", are represented, including the likes of the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Vikings, and the Khmers. The twist is that you're able to combine cultures as your game progresses, fashioning your own civilisation from the building blocks of the past. There are real historical events and figures, scientific discoveries to make, and wonders of the world to visit, and it's given an additional tactical layer through features like terrain elevation, which influences everything from the security of your city to your effectiveness in battle."Choose the high … [Read more...] about Amplitude Studios unveils