Apr
18
2018
10

Bioware suddenly realizes that they set their fan base on fire.

(Via Gametyrant) I feel for Bioware GM Casey Hudson. I really do.  He’s not the one who defecated in Bioware’s bed with Mass Effect: Andromeda — that would be EA. He’s just the guy who has to flip the sheets and pretend that EA’s washed them.  It’s gonna be a cold day in Hell before I spend full price on Anthem, though. “[D]esigned to continue delivering new stories and experiences” or not.  I just don’t believe that EA cares enough about the actual games and IP involved to do more than the absolute bare minimum here. (more…)

Apr
18
2018
2

‘Rebuilding the Giant Bridge.’

Conan Exiles. It’s kind of like Minecraft, only with visible genitals.

Apr
16
2018
1

So. Conan Exiles launches May 8.

GameTyrant reminds me that Conan Exiles is dropping in about three weeks:

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Apr
11
2018
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The Fallout: New California mod slouches towards New Vegas.

OK, so the allusion doesn’t quite work. Gimme a break:

Fallout: New California project leader Brandan Lee provided an update on the prequel mod on Mod DB last week, saying that the Beta 200 is fully playable from start to finish and they are nearing the final stages of completion.

“So after many years, not only is BETA 200 playable from start to end credits with no major interruptions but it’s stable and finally coming together as a finished thing. We still have bugs, and we still have defects, but it’s approaching a level of polish you’d expect from a release ready product most of the time.”

They’re estimating that this mod will be equal to about a quarter’s worth of a full game’s play, which is massive for a mod. Of course, they’ve been working on it since Fallout: New Vegas came out in 2010. I don’t like to argue over whether Fallout 4 was better than New Vegas, or vice versa; different games, different styles, and both games have unique strengths.  But I’ll absolutely download New California when it finally comes out. I figure that it’ll be a blast. As will Fallout 4’s Cascadia mod, if and when it ever comes out…

Moe Lane

Apr
05
2018
3

Microsoft to get rights to Cyberpunk 2077, and… Elder Scrolls 6?

Hell-o:

Microsoft has been heavily criticized for not securing the marketing rights to as many high-profile 3rd party titles as Sony has in recent years, but that may be changing if new rumors are to be believed. According to a report from Rectify Gaming (whose website is currently down but you can view a cached version of the report here), Microsoft will have the marketing rights to quite a few highly anticipated games at E3.

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Apr
05
2018
1
Apr
04
2018
3

So, I finished up Dawn of the Morninglight. (Secret World Legends)

This is the first real story-driven content for Secret World Legends since they put up some Tokyo missions for The Secret World. Short version: you’ve gone to South Africa in order to infiltrate a popular and organized cult in a world where every conspiracy is real, and probably up to its waist in blood. You can imagine how messed up things can get.

The good: it’s definitely new content and there’s a good, solid adventure in there. The writing’s top-notch as always and the lore’s appropriately messed up.  FunCom has thought about how to handle players who are as ridiculously over-geared and extremely powerful as I am, and the game actually managed to kill me in combat once! I was impressed.  It’s a decent first chapter, in other words. I’m glad that we got it.

The bad: needs more action missions, needs more sabotage missions, needs needs needs more investigation missions.  We also need another couple of lairs, new dungeons (plus the dungeons that still haven’t ported over from TSW), and proper PvP.  The usual complaints, in other words.  All in all, though, if you’ve played SWL before this adventure won’t waste your time.  In fact, I want there to be more of it.

Apr
04
2018
2

Annnnnd Secret World Legends has just gone back online.

Season Two of Secret World Legends begins today.  So, you know, it’s time to go infiltrate the goram Morninglight.  Glow in the dark hyenas await!

Mar
23
2018
1

Some precious, spoiler-heavy details about Secret World Legends’ Season 2.

Spoilers at the link.

My major reaction to this is that I certainly hope that I don’t have to register my game with Steam to get the Special Edition (I am absolutely going to get the Special Edition to Season 2 of Secret World Legends). As for the story parts: it’s good enough. For a start. But there simply must be more lairs, dungeons, and investigation missions. The content must flow.

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