The Need for Speed reboot will be always-online

The recently announced Need for Speed reboot for PS4, Xbox One and PC will require an internet connection at all times. The news comes from EA via Twitter, who, in response to one fan’s suggestion regarding Xbox One’s always-on fiasco, confirmed that “NFS will require an online connection.” EA claims the limitation will be a boon more »

Here’s Your May 28, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

This is one of the biggest and best indie game bundle updates in a long time, folks. There are 39 to choose from this week. That’s almost 40 indie game bundles! Many are reruns of old Bundle Stars bundles, but they still count. Plus, we have the momentous occasion of the first console and handheld more »

Windward Review: Fresh breeze with a dash of pirates

Windward Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Tasharen Entertainment Inc. (Tasharen Entertainment Inc. ) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for mild violence There’s something bizarrely romantic about the notion of sailing the seven seas the old fashioned way: in a wooden ship with giant sails. The chances of me ever getting to traverse the ocean in more »


You’ll get triple the Borderlands Legendaries from now on

Borderlands‘ loot system is as crazy as its characters, constantly spitting out frankly irresponsible combinations of elements and explosives. With a recent hot fix, it got three times crazier: the Legendary drop rate for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has been permanently tripled. No more hunting for a Conference Call.  The drop rate increase comes more »

Not A Hero Review: Definitely not

Not a Hero Price: $12.99 System(s): PC (Soon on PS4 and Vita) Release Date: May 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Roll7) The third dimension is stripped from many indie titles for a reason: 2D games are much easier to design. That’s not to say that independent developers are lazy or untalented. Far from it: a flat landscape more »

Sunset makes you wonder what people notice about you

Sunset, Tale of Tales’ latest PC game, allows players to eavesdrop on a man’s life by cleaning his apartment. His maid, Angela, moves around every day, sight unseen. She’s privy to his every moment, and her slightest actions could have an influence on his life. This article isn’t about that. No, this article is how more »

Here’s Your May 22, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

Ready for 33 indie game bundles? Well, you don’t get much of a choice. It’s been a busy week, and there are a ton of indie game bundles to sift through. Quite a few are new, more than a few have worthwhile games and you’ll regret it if you don’t go through them all. This more »

CD Projekt Red’s new The Witcher 3 patch addresses graphics issues

You may have noticed that The Witcher 3 is a fantastic RPG, perhaps by being woken by the midnight hiss of its personal hype train. You may also have heard that it’s not perfect: many disgruntled users are crying graphical discrepancy, centering on an alleged visual downgrade from the version of the game that was promoted in 2013. Developer CD more »

Martial arts MMO Blade & Soul is coming to to the West this winter

That’s one more regional barrier for the scrap heap. Developer NCSOFT announced it will be bringing martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul to North America and Europe this winter. The free-to-play MMO will be playable in French, German and English, but its Western counterpart is currently early in development. Community Director Omeed Dariani told Polygon that the new version’s current state is more »

Christmas in February, or why some studios are skipping holiday 2015

Black Friday gets a bad rap. At least in America, it’s touted as the peak of consumerism, the one day out of the year when we all tap into our reptilian brain and use bits of plastic to fight over other bits of plastic, like credit-savvy vultures bickering over a kill in the Sahara. The more »

Invisible Inc. Review: Order of operations

Invisible Inc Price: $19.99 System(s): PC (Eventually PS4) Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Klei Entertainment (Klei Entertainment) I would make a terrible spy. On a scale of Call of Duty trailers to James Bond, I’m about as subtle as a startled cat wearing a suit of castanets. Apparently, I’m also impulsive and greedy. Leave no safe behind, I say. Especially if more »

World of Warcraft is hosting a selfie contest

I don’t know how all of you feel, dear readers, but when Blizzard announced the addition of their S.E.L.F.I.E. camera to World of Warcraft back in January 2015, I thought it was ridiculously corny. The item, which is awarded from a level 100 Garrison mission, allows players to literally take selfies of their characters while more »