Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Blackwing Corruptor and Dragon’s Breath revealed

We’re up to 14, folks. We’re fast approaching the halfway point for Blizzard’s reveal of Blackrock Mountain, the 31-card Hearthstone adventure launching next month. The spotlight returned to the draconic members of the expansion in the most recent unveiling, with Blackwing Corruptor leading the charge. Like Blackwing Technician, another member of the Dragon archetype, Blackwing Corruptor is easy more »

How Republique Remastered and DmC got me hooked

I’ve been reviewing unusually brilliant games lately. I know that sounds cynical, but you have to understand that being assigned two A-quality games in a row is something of a unicorn in this industry, at least for me. Still, there’s no doubt I enjoyed playing and critiquing Camouflaj’s Republique: Remastered and Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive more »

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition brings 5 playable characters

Devil May Cry 4 is following DmC: Devil May Cry‘s new-gen footsteps and will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer as Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. The digital-only release includes remastered visuals, bonus costumes and skins, and a medley of balance tweaks. More interestingly, DMC4SE will add three new characters to the game, on top of the more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Flamewaker, Core Rager, and Imp Gang Boss examined

Blizzard recently unveiled three new class-specific members of Hearthstone‘s next expansion, Blackrock Mountain. We’ve now seen 12 of the expansion’s 31 new cards, including the first hints of the Dragon archetype and one terrible Legendary, a peculiar Shaman spell, and some buff-happy Dragons. With the rise of the latest curtain, Mage, Hunter and Warlock have joined the more »

Star Wars Battlefront hits Xbox One, PS4, PC holiday 2015

I still struggle to accept the fact that a third Star Wars Battlefront game is even being made. I’d long since filed the idea alongside the rest of the games industry’s pipe dreams. But here we are, with DICE and EA’s take on the franchise gearing up for a holiday 2015 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is now available for pre-order

Hearthstone‘s next expansion, the 31-card Blackrock Mountain adventure, is now available for pre-order via the in-game store for $24.99.  Although it cannot be pre-ordered with in-game Gold, the entirety of Blackrock can be unlocked without spending a dime; each wing will run you 700 gold, as was the case with Curse of Naxxramas. As previously reported, pre-ordering the adventure cuts $10.00 more »

What’s up with Hideo Kojima?

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima’s name has been removed from all Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain promotions and artwork. As Eurogamer reports, hawk-eyed NeoGAF users noticed the updated artwork, which now omits the tagline “A Hideo Kojima game” as well as the Kojima Productions logo. Further, Kojima Productions’ official Twitter has been consolidated under the Metal Gear more »

Republique Remastered Episodes 1-3 Review: I spy

Republique Remastered Price: $24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Camouflaj (Camouflaj) You have to feel sorry for the stealth genre. Too often the label is slapped on otherwise run-and-gun experiences simply because they have a crouch button and, if they’re really daring, dim lighting. As so many stab-happy protagonists forget, it’s the subtleties that more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Dragon Egg and Dragonkin Sorcerer examined

Blizzard today unveiled two more members of the 31-card set which Hearthstone‘s upcoming Blackrock Mountain expansion will introduce. Firstly, Dragon Egg, an aptly titled and rather unassuming 1-drop. Essentially a smaller Grim Patron (discussed in an earlier examination), Dragon Egg is crying out for buffs and pings. Druid and Paladin can easily provide the former, while Warrior and more »

Cities Skylines knows exactly how to fight piracy

Piracy is difficult to evaluate. Most would agree that theft is wrong, but also have trouble equating clicking a download button to nabbing the crown jewels. It’s even more difficult to combat, as the continued failures of virtually all digital industries have proven. Cinema, music, software, video games — everyone has tried ratcheting up the more »

Uncharted 4 reminds us delays are acceptable, but disappointing

Delays are not a good thing. Nobody likes to wait, plain and simple. However, not getting what we want or getting an inferior version are far worse options; next to them, waiting isn’t so bad. So what does that make delays? They’re acceptable, the lesser of two evils, and a middle-ground of expectations and feasibility. Such more »

Project Cars drops back into May 2015

Another day, another delay. This time it’s Slightly Mad Studios’ Project Cars that’s hit a yellow light. As Eurogamer reports, publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed a new release date of mid-May 2015 for the PC, PS4, and XOne versions of Project Cars. The Wii U version has yet to be addressed but can be expected to arrive more »