The penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two has arrived, and for the most part it’s a doozy. Picking up where the end of Episode 3, “In Harm’s Way”, left off, “Amid the Ruins” finds our heroine Clementine and her fellow survivors in dire straits, surrounded by a walker herd. A tough choice comes almost immediately, and they don’t get much easier as the episode goes on. There may even be times where you cringe at your decisions, making you wonder how you could decide such things. As it has for this season of Telltale Games The Walking Dead your choices always seem to be between bad and worse, and do you let morals dictate your pick or do you choose the more practical approach and base things on your continued survival...Read More
Those looking forward to Bioware’s epic fantasy RPG will have to wait a little longer. According to a blog post and as reported by Kotaku, the game will now be shifting from the very busy month of October to November 18. Executive producer Mark Darrah explained.
“I’m writing to let you know that Dragon Age: Inquisition has a new release date of November 18, 2014 in North America (November 21st in EU). We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it.
“Since we began working on Dragon Age: Inquisition almost four years ago, our goal was to create the best Dragon Age experience ever...Read More
This will be a bit shorter than the previous posts, as I’ve basically exhausted what the beta has to show me for now. I’ve spent a dozen hours with the game, and so far it’s proven to be a lot of fun to play. Haven’t had any issues with the game. No lags, no crashes, no freezes. So hats off to Bungie for a smooth beta test so far. I created two new characters today, a male Exo Hunter and a female Human Titan. That gives me a character representing each class and each race. Gameplay wise there doesn’t seem to be a tremendous amount of difference between them, though that could change as you level up higher. For now the main differences seem to lay with the melee attack and your special attack. Warlocks seem to have the most powerful melee attack, using a Force-like push against enemies...Read More
It may be a small week, games wise, but there are two additions worth noting. The penultimate episode of Telltale Games The Walking Dead: Season Two arrives in “Amid the Ruins”. Those looking for further ways to die in Drangleic can experience the first chapter in the Dark Souls II DLC The Lost Crowns Trilogy in Crown of the Sunken King. PS4 users can take a new trip to Oddworld with Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. On the home video front, viewers can watch the story of a boy who claims to have seen Heaven in Heaven is For Real. Johnny Depp becomes a digital deity threatening mankind in Transcendence, Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on drug dealers in Sabotage, and Deunan Knute and Briareos return in the third film of the anime franchise Appleseed in Appleseed Alpha...Read More
Day Three of my time with Destiny was spent primarily in the Crucible. Bungie had a limited time event today, titled Iron Banner, which allowed players to go in with all of their abilities unrestricted. The event opened up two heretofore unseen maps for the multiplayer- Rusted Lands, an Earth map, and Shores of Time, located on Venus. Both were a nice change from the darker map for the Moon used for the Dead Sectors control match. Both were control matches, with 6 on 6 (or as even as the game’s matchmaking could make it) duking it out among sunlit ruins and caves bordered by flowing streams. I did slightly better this time around (as I’ve said, multiplayer shooters are not my strong suit), scoring multiple kills and getting a couple of assists. But I still got my ass roundly kicked...Read More
Day Two of my time with the Destiny Beta began with taking on the fourth story mission, titled Warmind. Th is mission involved finding a data bank for Ghost to hack, and also gave me a new vehicle- the Sparrow. The Sparrow is your basic hoverbike, and is a lot of fun to pilot over the terrain. Controls are nice and simple, with the left stick handling your steering, R1 handling your brake and L1 providing your boost to speed you past any enemies. Think eventually I’ll be able to put guns on the Sparrow (didn’t notice it having any right now), so engaging in any combat necessitates jumping off (a simple touch of the Square button). The mission grew a bit intense towards the end as I needed to ward off waves of enemies while Ghost hacked the data...Read More
After a brief break for dinner, went back to the Destiny Beta for some more gameplay. My Warlock is now up to level 4, and the progression seems to come at nice intervals. Gained the ability to glide for short distances (a fun way to get around) and a powerful beam weapon to use on foes. Two more story missions are in the bag, one of which led to encountering new enemies- those of the Hive. The Hive are more zombie like and vicious, and are often controlled by a Hive Wizard. The Hive Thralls are mindless but attack in groups, necessitating quick melee reflexes. The Hive Acolytes attack from the shadows, and the Hive Wizard boasts some powerful attacks. The encounter with the Hive was in a darkened tunnel with mysterious growths on the walls, giving the section a Doom-like feel...Read More
The Destiny Beta test starts today for those using the PS3 and PS4 to play the game. I’m playing the PS3 version of the game. Over the next ten days or so, I’ll be presenting my diary of sorts talking of my time with the game and my impressions. The beta will go down July 21-23 for maintenance, and then resume until July 27. So, come along for the ride, and I hope you enjoy my observations on one of this year’s biggest releases.
Though the test was supposed to start around 1PM my time (I’m on the eastern coast of the US), Bungie’s site was down for a bit, most likely to load up everyone’s access codes. Got my codes finally around 2:15 PM, went to the PlayStation, and redeemed my code. After a 45 minute download and another 13 minutes to install, it was time to jump into the game...Read More
Telltale Games has announced when we can play the next episode in The Walking Dead: Season Two. Take a look at the trailer below (trailer courtesy of GamesHQMedia).
The penultimate episode, entitled “Amid the Ruins”, will release on Tuesday, July 22 for PC, Macintosh, and North American PS3 and Vita owners. July 23 sees it released for European Sony owners as well as for Xbox 360. Those playing the iOS version get the episode July 24.
Stay tuned for our review following the episode’s release.Read More
The Destiny beta is just about here, set to begin on July 17. For those who will be participating, I’m sure the excitement is building to see just what Bungie has in store for us. To tide you over, here’s the E3 trailer, showing some gameplay and giving some sense of the game world and character creation.
The beta goes into effect for the PS3 and PS4 on July 17, and then goes offline for maintenance on July 21. It returns on July 23, where Xbox 360 and Xbox One users get to join in. The beta runs to July 27, and is said to contain four story chapters, four multiplayer maps, a cooperative Strike, and more of the world to explore, including the Tower, home to many of the game’s merchants. Bungie released the following statement on the game’s official blog:
“The Destiny Beta is a test...Read More