Publisher Bandai Namco announced the Japanese multimedia franchise .hack would see the three .hack//G.U. games remastered, as .hack//G.U. Last Recode. With other adaptations including light novels, manga, and a CGI film, the series, and this particular subset, saw its golden days near the end of the PS2 era in 2006 and 2007.
Bluehole has released another weekly patch in their ongoing trek to full release. In a developer blog post, they detailed bug fixes and performance optimizations, as well as planned fixes to the game’s servers. While incredibly popular on steam (selling over 2 million copies in under 3 months) the 100-player MMO battle royale game has been held back by various glitches and near game-breaking bugs. Among these are considerable frame rate drops, and load-in issues that range from textures to entire buildings failing to load completely upon the player reaching the ground. Continue reading Week 10 Patch Lands in Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
CEO of video game publisher-distributor-behemoth Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, displayed a stance in favour of microtransactions at a press conference today. Take-Two, having just acquired Kerbal Space Program, has a number of notable subsidiary studios, chief among them the various international Rockstar and 2K studios. Continue reading Take-Two CEO recognises microtransactions are necessary
“What if?” It’s a question we all hear too often. Usually it leads to bad hypotheticals, but sometimes it leads to something worse: A cool idea that will never happen. Like “What if Platinum Games made a stylish action shooter?” Wait…that happened? Continue reading Vanquish, Platinum’s underappreciated stylish action shooter, is coming to PC
The concept of expectations versus reality is far from unique to the world of video games. Advertising has universally functioned as convincing its target consumers that the product is better than it actually is. However, Valve is aiming to change that and inject some semblance of honesty into the storefront’s of the digital distribution platform Steam. Continue reading Steam to Ban Misleading Images from Store Pages
Considering the date, you would probably expect a slew of shooting games involving zombies, demons and whatnot. Valve would have you think otherwise: Another section is up in the same page and it’s full of unrelated titles that received a Halloween update, usually involving character costumes or similar minor additions.
Sports Interactive have released the early access beta of Football Manager 2017 for digital preorders.
Valve has declared that they are under no legal obligation to regulate or police online gambling of weapons skins from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Though the tech company has stated that they are open to working with the Washington State Gambling Commission to address concerns over the unregulated gambling of weapons skins, they have no intention of putting an end to their skin trading system. Continue reading Valve Refuses The Washington Gambling Commission
Games Workshop have enjoyed something of a renaissance of late when it comes to video games, spearheaded by the critical acclaim achieved by Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer and Fatshark’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, as well as fan fervour surrounding the upcoming third entry in the Dawn of War series. Continue reading Man O’ War: Corsair’s latest update stirs the Winds of Chaos