Just like an engine makes or breaks a vehicle’s performance, the same can be said for game engines, especially for titles like shooters. Lately, we could almost review a game by looking at its engine. Titles using CryEngine have looked great, but suffered horrible performance, especially on consoles.
In warfare when you switch sides they call it being a traitor, but Hargosh may have good cause. A longtime Call of Duty fan, he’s angry because the only way to buy the remastered Modern Warfare is bundled with Infinite War. And then there is that great Battlefield 1 trailer.
News that Microsoft has discontinued production of the Xbox 360 console was bittersweet for Todd and many other Xbox fans. Thankfully, backwards compatibility means that the games will live on, but Todd still takes time to salute an old friend.
Todd has been doing so much PC gaming lately that he’s not really paid much attention to all the rumors of upgraded versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But he worries that enhanced consoles releasing so soon after launch would be dangerous to the industry.
Todd dives back into the wasteland this week to tackle Fallout 4’s Automatron DLC. He runs into a fun but quirky robot companion named Ada, and wacky relationship trouble ensues. Can a man and a crazy killing robot find happiness in a post-apocalyptic world?
There is so much going on these past few weeks that Todd is compressing three column ideas into one. Strap on your seatbelt as he goes rapid-fire on Tom Clancy’s The Division, PlayStation VR pricing news and the amazing cross-play console games offer made by Microsoft.
Todd brings us a tale of two fighting games this week. Mortal Kombat XL was released as a content-packed DLC for under $20. Meanwhile, Street Fighter V came out for a full $60 and offers perhaps two hours of single player gameplay. Quite a difference.
News that Quantum Break is moving to PC instead of being a pure Xbox One exclusive title has got some people a little bit upset. But Todd, a longtime Xbox fan, doesn’t see the problem. Letting more people play a good game is not a bad thing, and the cross-buy status means that if you get the game for the Xbox, that you also own a copy for Windows. Pretty sweet deal, right?
PC gaming and games are making a big comeback, with many exclusive titles like the pending XCOM 2. So Todd is giving PC gaming another try, with an economical system that might just suit his needs. In other news, he also predicts the winner of the Superbowl this week using Madden. Panthers or Broncos?
Like many of us, Todd has been waiting it seems for a great virtual reality system forever. Now that Oculus Rift is close to release, we find a rather non-virtual factor to bring it home: a huge price tag. Is VR’s price going to keep it virtual for most gamers?