Gaming

Lara Croft Is 12 to 15 Hours Long & No Swimming This Time

This takes me back to the early days of a drowning Lara Croft, no thanks to my poor navigation while swimming through those dark pools. Complete nightmare, I tell you! I was always fascinated by how Lara uses a Medipack while submerged. Absolute magic.

[ad#GoogleAd-ZW]

 

But sorry folks, there will be no swimming in the latest installment of Lara Croft.  Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Director, Karl Stewart mentioned in his Twitter timeline, “Just to be clear Lara hasn’t FORGOTTEN how to swim! We just made the decision NOT to have her swim in this @tombraider#justclearingthatup!”

Yes, now I have one less thing to worry about in Lara Croft. Can’t wait for Tomb Raider to release on March 5, 2013.

 Source: PCGamer

 

 

350 0

[Review] Don’t Starve

If you’re a huge fan of survival games, why don’t you try this indie wilderness survival “horror” game, Don’t Starve. Like the name of the game, your goal is to survive, and what’s more important than food? So I bought this through Steam, as the 2-pack beta access pack is available for a mere USD11, where the actual retail price will be USD15 per copy. This game is also available for Chrome, here.

Continue Reading

1086 1

Nuketown Map on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Goes AWOL

Nuketown 2025 has gone AWOL!

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 fans had lots to grunt about at Activision and Treyarch’s recent removal of possibly the fan favorite, Nuketown. Its off the Multiplayer mode for now.

The Nuketown 2025-24/7 map and double XP weekend came as a bonus for pre-orderers, which is an update from the previous “Black Ops”  map. This map allowed players to play in various modes like any other map.

However, problem arose when players noticed Nuketown 2025 and the double XP bonus went to everyone who bought it, not just the pre-orders. Which was a kick to the face for pre-order customers.

Nuketown 2025 was the most played map since it was launched.

 

However, after the double XP weekend, David Vonderhaar, Treyarch Head Game Design Direction,went on Twitter and said this:

Double XP weekend is official over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don’t kill the messenger.

Now, it was never officially announced that the Nuketown 2025 map will be there forever, but still ONE of the reasons people pre-ordered the game was really the map access.

Treyarch and Activision did say the map will return for special events. They have yet to say anything on the pull-out of the map, however.

Still, questions lingers if they will go with the season pass plan to make it available, fans will not be happy, especially those who have pre-ordered it.

P/S: Really Activision and Treyarch? You could at least give us a heads up before your plan. Now, what map do you expect us to play……? -MOSES

Source: Examiner

382 0

Far Cry 3: No Dedicated Servers

This is insane. Well, actually it’s not, and kind of expected. Ubisoft community manager Henrik “Vextor” Johansson revealed Far Cry 3’s multiplayer will not support dedicated servers. They also stated that they will be running a peer matchmaking system similar to Ghost Recon.  This message was seen at Ubisoft’s official forums.

While some of you are immune to these types of news, like me, there’s some further explanation from the Community Manager for the raging fans out there(if there is any).

“Of course, we aren’t trying to kill the PC community,” Johansson added to the rapidly ballooning thread. “We’ve simply decided on a different way of handling multiplayer. We weighed the different options against each other to see what worked best, and what we came up with worked very well even without dedicated servers.”

Dedicated or non-dedicated, if the matchmaking system still loads after getting myself a cup of coffee, it’s capital punishment – Firing Range execution.

Source: PCGamer

389 1

Bioware Responds Positively To Black Ops 2 Disc Mix Up

So, I hear a Mass Effect Trilogy somewhere…….

In regards to the previous post, Bioware has responded in a very delightful and positive manner to the disc mix up problem. The answer, free copies of Mass Effect Trilogy to the “affected”.

According to Bioware’s blog, they were aware of the “rumor” and they think it as an omen. Wait, how is the mistake an omen? This is their response:

Rumor has it that about a thousand customers who purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PC today were also treated to a surprise copy of Mass Effect 2. If you were one of the affected, chances are you thought it was a mistake, but we prefer to think that it was an omen, and when the universe talks, you should listen.

If the universe thinks that you should be playing Mass Effect right now, who are we to argue? In fact, we want to help! The first fifty fans affected by this phenomenon to send us a picture holding their special disc 2 will receive a code for a FREE PC copy of Mass Effect Trilogy.

So, how do you get the FREE copy? Well here is what they have directed to do:

 Remember, in order to qualify, YOU must be in the picture, and disc 2 of your Call of Duty: Black Ops II must be visible. Got it? Then send your photo to [email protected] and you could be playing your very own Mass Effect Trilogy in time for the weekend!

This issue was clearly due to an “error at the disc manufacturer” and Activision has not posted an explanation on the issue nor ways on how to solve the disc 2 installation to those affected as of now. Furthermore, EA and Activision do not see eye to eye in this competitive industry but this response really makes things pretty surprising for the gaming community.

So to those who are affected, rejoice! You’ve just got gifted two games for the price of one, and furthermore a trilogy. That’s a really darn good solution if you ask me.

P/S: OMG, a Mass Effect Trilogy? Now this makes me want to be “affected” by the disc 2 problem. Darn it! – Moses

Source: Bioware, Games.on.net

Image: Gamerant.com

[ad#GoogleAd-FM]

 

396 0

Star Wars: The Old Republic is FREE to Play!

Just like what Bioware announced, Star Wars: The Old Republic is now free to play. Ready your lightsabers and jetpacks because space is the final frontier. Wait, wrong tagline.

Do remember that there are a few restrictions that players need to face, it will be a very lenghty content if I were to post it up here.  

Now, now, at least you can get to play your favorite Jedi Sentinel to Level 50 and if you ever get tired of the restrictions, you can always consider a subscription. That’s the whole point of this F2p model right, EA?

In my opinion, you should go check it out since it is free gameplay anyway. Right, now back to Black Ops II: Zombie, (expect a review for that).

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic

410 0

Black Ops 2 Disc Gets Mixed Up With Mass Effect 2?

Whoa… Mass Effect 2 in Black Ops 2?

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 was launched recently and was available on various platforms. However, news online and forums suggest that the PC version of the game had met with some problems. Mass Effect 2 problems. Say what?

Apparently, several customers of the game were not able to install their game due to the disc 2 content, which was found to be of Mass Effect 2 content. Understandably, there was a flurry of complaints and also videos online showing proof of the problem.

This problem is only limited to the PC version and not other platforms. Sadly, this “error” by Activision is not something to be amused by as this is one of the greatest launch titles of the year. The problem is understood have affected copies in the US and Europe so far.

So to those affected, don’t worry about it. Not too much anyways. Maybe something positive can be gained from it once Activision has it sorted out. Who knows, some compensation could be in order.

P/S: Fortunately, my copy of COD: Black Ops 2 disc 2 is working fine. No traces of Mass Effect! It would be really devastating if that happened to me! – MOSES

Here is video evidence posted by one of the users:

Source: CVG

[ad#GoogleAd-FM]

340 0

Square Enix: Beyond Epic New FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Trailer.

I am a sucker for good trailers. And now, I actually have the urge to get this game and spend some sleepless nights with it. Square Enix‘s attempt on resurrecting Final Fantasy XIV might actually work. Well, it’s worked for me, at least for now.

This post is to actually show how epic Square Enix can be. It’s brought a little glimmer of hope to the MMO franchise.

P.S. There is a dragon in this trailer, maybe Bahamut or Tiamat? And was that a MEGAFLARE?

Enjoy the trailer peeps. Please don’t let the Fantasy end for real Square Enix, pioneer of the JRPG genre. Please make a legendary MMO that can beat the other franchise that has the blonde-spiky hair dude carrying that humongous sword. Pretty please, with sugar on top dressed with cherries.

[ad#GoogleAd-ZW]

Source: FINAL FANTASY XIV
328 0