Bumpy Week...
Over the past few days we've had some issues with our hosting, site stability and overall user experience. Our previous host migrated the site and made no mention of the move. This resulted in a complete mess which caused the site to be taken offline. We've since migrated to a new host, Media Temple. Sadly during the final migration to our new home, some of our database had been damaged. We've since fixed this issue, and hopefully there shouldn't be any further disturbance. I am aware that some guides, articles and reviews may not be accessible. This is due to during the migration, we lost our category data which controls where our content is displayed on the site. This is an easy fix, but it may take a short period of time to make sure everything goes back into the right category. Anyone who experienced the untrusted site error, this was also due to our migration and database damage. We pinpointed the error to something in the database causing our site to run a secure url, which resulted in an untrusted certificate being issued to users. We don't use secure url connections on the main site as there's no need…
EVO 2014: Tekken 7 Announced!...
Over the events of Evo 2014 (the biggest fighting game tournament).  Tekken 7 was announced.  This is one of the few big announcements Harada has planned this year.  It will use Unreal Engine 4.  So far, there has been no word about what systems it may be on (my guess is on PS4/Xbox One) or a release date, just that we will find out more information during San Diego's Comic Con on the 25th. The trailer shown was very brief, no game play, but there was the big hint that this may be the game to end the Mishima arc in the story (yes, I'm just calling it that for now as we all know this won't be the last game in a long shot), it seems to be about Kazuya avenging his mother Kazumi by challenging his father Heihachi.  This is also Kazumi's very first physical appearance in the Tekken (game) series, she's only been mentioned briefly before and seen of in the 1998 anime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9sLoQlPgbo
Point and Click: Where are they?...
It's become quite obvious that the point and click adventures genres lacks a lot in recent years. There are only a few titles that really fill this once rich genre, but are these sorts of games falling on deaf ears. Over the years I've played my fair share of these titles, two of which included the 7th Guest, and the 11th Hour. Not forgetting Phantasmagoria, but over in the past decade, it seems that there's a serious lack of these sorts of titles. I'm not much of a PC gamer, so I could be missing out in some various indie titles, but the most recent title to come forth is Murdered: Soul Suspect. Now, this title is far from perfect, but it's an interesting new look a this genre. The only other title I've managed to get my hands on is the Sherlock Holmes series, which is quite interesting, but so far the that series hasn't really sucked me in. I sat down with Murdered, and found myself drawn to story of solving your own murder by a serial killer. So what happened?. the game starts out quite interesting, and slowly chugs along feeding you different ghostly abilities to use…
Payday 2: The Big Bank Heist...
If you've not heard of Payday 2, you've probably been living under a rock for most of last year as it got some heavy promotion. But it's been a while since the game came out, and now it's finally time to see some more content. There's been DLC for the game between it's release and now, but nothing to really sink your teeth into. Now steps in The Big Bank Heist. This new height released on June 17th, but we're a little behind on posting this article. This content introduces the biggest heist in Payday history, with a few added extras such as skins, masks and a new weapon. Not to mention a new contract from "The Dentist".  The latest DLC costs $6,99 which may be a little steep for some, but if you're really into Payday 2 and need to do something new, then this is the perfect time to expand your game. This content will be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 someone in the near future. If you're an active Payday fan, but didn't pick it up due to the release of the new systems, don't fret, as Payday 2 will be coming to a next…
Destiny First Look Alpha: Video Preview...
So over the weekend, the Destiny First Look Alpha was made available to select PS4 owners, I was lucky enough to get a code and get to play some of the game. Below is a quick gameplay video of one of the story missions featured in the Alpha, I'm not the best at the FPS genre so don't be expecting any great gameplay here but I actually did have a lot of fun with this which surprised me as I'm not usually a fan of this genre by any means.  I think it was the MMORPG mechanics added in that maybe did that. So will I be getting it day one? Probably not as like I have already stated, I'm not the biggest FPS fan so I would maybe wait for it to get a price drop, then purchase it but I am definitely picking it up at some point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5C3NeLW-zQ
First Impressions of Blood of the Werewo...
Blood of the Werewolf was originally a PC title, finding its audience through the Steam network. Since its computer debut it found it's way onto the Xbox Live Marketplace at a modest price tag of just seven dollars (US currency). With this title earning plenty of praise, I figured it would be a suitable game to just relax and play some old-school platforming action with between my time with Dark Souls II and Murdered: Soul Suspect (both I will be reviewing soon). At first, I greatly enjoyed what time I put in so far. But that was only the first stage. Everything changed by the time I reached the next level... I may only be two levels in but oh the time I have already dedicated to this title. I had no real problem in the first stage, and it immediately became clear that the more I upgrade Salena, the game's protagonist, the easier the stage will probably be to finish if I come back to it later on. Considering all the achievements in this are clear x amount of quests with the quests being certain tasks like kill two enemies at once or a certain boss, completing specific levels,…
Nintendo E3 Event Highlights...
This year, Nintendo had quite a few announcements to make and fitted in quite a lot into the 40 minutes they had. Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS So you were maybe alarmed at Iwata and Reggie fighting it out for a while.  But this all lead to the revealing of the Nintendo Mii characters being added to the Smash Bros' roster.  There is three different kinds of play styles for the Nintendo Mii in Smash Bros, there's Brawler which is close up combat, Swordfighter which is fighting with a variety of weapons.. kind of like how Link does and finally Gunner, which instantly made me think of Megaman who is also in the roster for those that didn't know.  As well as this, the characters have a variety of supers they can use.  It was also noted that this is a way for you to bring in those characters that didn't make it into roster by creating Miis for them. They also revealed more about the 3DS version and all of the different modes you'll be able to play. Amiibo Amiibo is the name that the new figures have been called.  These figures if you are familiar to Skylanders or…
E3 2014: Next-Gen Is Finally Here...
It's been a full year since E3 when we first heard about the next-gen systems, which have now finally made their breakthrough. At the start I wasn't really interested in owning an Xbox One, or a Playstation 4. But now there's finally games I'm interested in. To say the least, the eighth generation started a little sour to me. All the games that were meant to be the new big titles, just turned out to be cross generation releases. From a no risk profit prospective this makes sense, but it seems that a lot of games have been compromised to some extent by catering to previous platforms. That being said, there are still games that have stayed true to being next gen only, and have continued to hold their position. Up until this point, I didn't really see the point in buying a next generation system as everything has been coming out for the Xbox 360 and PS3, but that's all about to change come the end of the year. Microsoft So, onto the E3 presentations. For me, this started out kind of shaky. Microsoft didn't really show anything I cared for, not to mention there wasn't really anything new.…
Share Factory...
Share Factory is a new feature that came along with firmware update 1.70 (which is available now).  You have to download it in order to use it though but it's not too big, just under 1GB in size. So you want to record and edit gameplay but don't have a PVR or decent editing software?  This is where Share Factory comes in.  Share Factory is free of charge and is actually quite decent in editing.  There is a learning curve there but keep using it and you'll get the hang of it. It's great for short gameplay and probably something I'll consider using in the future for trophy guide videos. However, if you are into Let's Plays, lets just say you'll have quite a tough time with this considering PS4 only records the last 15 minutes of gameplay.  So you may be better investing in a PVR (I have basically no experience in these whatsoever, I have heard Elgato's PVR is good but don't take my word for it), these will do much better for Let's Plays than the PS4 would. Anyways, here's a video I managed to make with it.. mainly messing about in Fates in Final Fantasy XIV,…
What happened to expansions?...
For anyone who's been around the gaming world long enough, you will know the word expansion. Or more commonly known as DLC (Downloadable Content) by today's standards. Looking back over the years, it's become quite obvious that slapping game add-ons into most titles is a way to make a quick buck or two. This isn't always the case, but it seems far more common than it used to. Game add-on's used to be something people looked forward to, an expansion to a story, major game content or maps for the multiplayer depending on the game. Now, don't get me wrong, I understand it costs money to develop these things. But I also remember a time where game developers would push out a few free maps packs because they themselves used to be gamers at heart that wanted to build on their community. This has died out for the most part, which is a real shame. Now, I have no issues buying game add-on's, if they're good. But it seems that the majority of DLC these days has really gone to hell. The reason I bring this up, is mainly just for my own curiosity to see if other people have…
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