Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played the previous two games, the guns feel the same, the movements the same, hell it even has the same UI. So why should you buy it?
To start with, Pre-Sequel, offers a new campaign with four new classes. As the name confusingly conveys the games story is set after the first Borderlands but before the second charting Handsome Jack’s rise to power. Arguably Jack was the best character from the last game. Yes he was the villain, but he was a likable villain whose personality and character carried him through and easily made him the most memorable part of that game, so it’s nice to see him make a return and get a different perspective on what made him how he is. Continue Reading
With the success of Tablet PCs and the popularity of dedicated games consoles, many had written the desktop PC off as a dying platform. I am currently sitting at my desk laughing at these commentators and nay Sayers. The reason why the desktop PC is still very much alive is down to the competition between the manufacturers of PC components. Without competition development cycles would cease to move as the companies would become complacent in their product, seeing no need to innovate and develop. So what is the latest development in the PC space? Continue Reading
State of the Game is a series where we look at the recent changes and updates brought into a game and the effect those changes have had on the meta of the game. In a day and age of Early access, game changing updates are becoming common place and it pays to know what they do.
Whilst it hasn’t been classed as a Beta for some time, Planetside 2 has been in a constant state of development since it supposedly became a full release. Go to the Planetside website and you’ll find a roadmap of the planned updates and content patches Sony Online Entertainment plan on rolling out over the course of the year making for some interesting reading. Continue Reading
As I have been playing a lot of Planetside 2 lately, I felt it was only fitting to write a somewhat satirical war coverage story of last nights engagements in the style of my faction of choice, the Terran Republic.
Greetings loyal citizens of the Terran Republic. I am pleased to report that the ongoing war on Auraxis continues to go well for our devote Terran forces.
Last night, Terran high command issued orders to capture and control all 9 Bio Labs across the surface of Auraxis. The squad I was stationed with began their operation on the continent of Indar, where their objective was to seize control of the Alatum Bio Lab from the Rebel forces of the New Conglomerate. Needless to say the NC were ill prepared for the arrival of our elite forces and were forced to retreat within a matter of minutes. Yes it would appear clearing this Bio Lab was more an act of pest control than assaulting an enemy military confirming the rumours our spies had curated whilst infiltrating the NC ranks. From there it was a simple matter of securing the surrounding area, as to ensure the rebels could not enter the Bio Lab without alerting us to their presence. Continue Reading
Whilst it isn’t a new mouse, releasing in 2013, I have just gotten a hold of one, so for what it is worth here are my thoughts on this highly regarded gaming mouse.
Whilst I do still consider my Cyborg R.A.T.3 to be a great mouse there are some offers you just can’t pass by. The Corsair M65 and its predecessor the M60 bring together the build quality we expect from Corsair products with some of the best sensor tech available resulting in what is considered one of the best PC peripherals on the market, receiving high praise from many well established reviewers. Continue Reading
If you are reading this you are either a) Intending to build an all powerful system b) Wanting to see what the latest developments in computing can do in a home system, or c) you intend to use these components to construct a time machine and enact some convoluted plan to take over the world. In either case the following PC parts I am about to recommend should easily run any application you intend to run, I can’t guarantee the time travel stuff, and should future proof your system for some time, unless you are the type of person that keeps buying new components every time they release a new series. So shall we? Continue Reading
Its that time of year again. Yes the time where socializing with your extended family becomes a, reluctant, mandatory activity. Where you must endure the horror that is jokes from crackers and where the only things on TV are seasonal films and shows that will be forgotten to the ages of time once the year ends.
So dear reader, it is therefore my job to inform you of some purchase choices for one of the, considered, upsides to all this festive merriment. Take into consideration that most things in the tech market aren’t cheap so for the sake of your bank balance I will aim not to exceed £100 in the process of my recommendations and of course try to justify the price if it seems somewhat outrageous, although in today’s market we consider most things to be overpriced.
Anyway, let us proceed.
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If you can believe it, we are now at the tenth iteration of the Call of Duty Franchise. Yes the first person shooter juggernaut is nearing Final Fantasy levels of sequels. Yet the question remains, have we had ten years of good, solid development?
Well, to put it bluntly, no. Infinity Ward have again presented us with a first person shooter that is adequate. The gun play is the same as previous incarnations and again we are presented with a side show campaign and the main meat of multiplayer. Although Treyarch’s turn at the series last year seemed to make some progress in terms of developing the gameplay, Infinity Ward seems to be stuck in a time warp when it comes to their turn at the helm and it is evidently reflected in the game they have produced. Continue Reading
With a new console generation upon us and all the major hardware companies announcing their latest ranges, many PC gamers and enthusiasts alike will be considering upgrading their system to keep on top of the hill when it comes to computer tech. Depending on your price range there are plenty of options in all component departments, so with that being said I have decided to construct a list of recommendations for those with a budget but still want a powerful system. Once that is done I shall also begin work on a list for the ‘money no object’ enthusiast who wants a system with enough computing power to launch their own space program. Continue Reading
The Nine Circles is a series where I take apart the games that are a general pain to play. Whether it is due to something major like bad mechanics or something as small as FOV sliders. Either way they have caused some ire in the world and as such we shall be sending them to the deepest depths of hell for their crimes against the gaming world.
I have been meaning to write a post dedicated to this game for some time yet I haven’t been able to play a session of Borderlands 2 long enough to fully correlate my thoughts on the subject. Maybe that sums up my overall feeling for this game, yet it obviously does something right as it is a popular game. I have given slight hints to my disposition towards this game in a few of my previous posts primary being my post on bad publishers where I hinted towards one of the outstanding problems I had with the game. Continue Reading