The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf Review & GameplayBy Nick Pinkerton Published July 09, 2014 at 7:49 pm
Nine months after releasing its first episode, Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us has concluded its edgy 5-episode canon with Episode 5, Cry Wolf. Bigby Wolf finishes his pursuit of Fabletown’s seediest gangster and pieces together the remaining mysteries surrounding a series of murders and shady characters. Telltale Games’ final episode does a great job of tying up the loose ends while keeping players engaged with well-devised action scenes. The end result seems predictable, but there’s enough freedom for the player to decide how his ending plays out.
This The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 - Cry Wolf review picks up from where we last left off. You can find our reviews of the previous four episodes here:
Complete Fallout New Vegas Graphics & Content Mod OverhaulBy Michael Kerns Published July 06, 2014 at 2:38 pm
The ability to mod games like Fallout 3 and Skyrim is one of the biggest advantages toward longevity when compared to other, less modifiable RPGs. Fallout: New Vegas -- Bethesda’s most recent post-apocalyptic RPG -- is not an exception to this. With a multitude of mods available on NexusMods, it’s certainly not difficult to find oneself with 60+ mods adding anything from high-resolution textures to overhauls for major factions to new weapons. Today, we’re going to be showing how to completely overhaul Fallout: New Vegas into a harsh, unforgiving, immersive wasteland by using a compilation of graphics mods, content / quest mods, mechanics overhaul, and more. Welcome to "Fallout: New Vegas - 2014."
Luckily, Fallout: New Vegas is fairly easy to mod, but due to the large number of mods, this article will be split into six different sections: required mods, graphics, quests/content & mechanics, other mods, how to install Fallout: New Vegas mods, and tips/conclusion.
Note: This mod overhaul requires all the DLC for Fallout: NV along with the most recent update from Bethesda.
Ascendant Review - A Demigod Roguelike / Beat 'em Up Done RightBy Patrick Lathan Published July 02, 2014 at 6:07 pm
The roguelike genre has experienced a revival in recent years, indicated by the success of games like The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky, and Rogue Legacy -- perhaps to the point of saturation. That's why it's refreshing to see a game like Ascendant add something new into the mix.
Skara - The Blade Remains Preview & Gameplay VideoBy Steve Burke Published June 24, 2014 at 3:00 am
Kickstarter projects have flooded the market over the past few years. Multi-million dollar success of titles like Star Citizen have only furthered the torrential downpour of indie titles hoping to realize their game-making dreams. Saturation to such an extent, of course, also brings with it a great burden on consumers when seeking out new titles. Not everyone can deliver, as we've learned, and some projects never even make it to market.
Skara - The Blade Remains stands as one of the newest additions to Kickstarter, but its arrival isn't without towing force from Unreal Engine 4. What was once a multi-million dollar engine is now available at $20/mo. (with royalties) for developers, and now that the engine has been out for a few months, we're starting to see impending indie games utilizing it.
You'll find our Skara - The Blade Remains preview and unedited gameplay footage below, along with further analysis of mechanics.
Complete Fallout 3 Graphics & Content Mod OverhaulBy Michael Kerns Published June 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm
Skyrim and Oblivion are good games at the core, but what really makes them special is their modability. Our complete Skyrim overhaul changes Bethesda’s landscape into an entirely new, fresh world with 4K resolution textures, new quest content, cities, graphics, and more. And like the others, Bethesda’s open world RPG, Fallout 3, does not disappoint in this area. Despite being released in 2008, Fallout 3 is still one of the best post-apocalyptic games out there, but with mods -- many still being developed -- can renovate FO3 entirely.
And today we are going to show you how to do just that. In this total Fallout 3 2014 graphics & content overhaul, we’ll compile the best Fallout 3 graphics mods, content / quest mods, mechanics overhauls, and more.
Critical Review: Watch Dogs - Poorly Optimized, Buggy, DisappointingBy Steve Burke Published June 02, 2014 at 5:49 am
All this GPU benchmarking, crash fixing, and performance optimizing later, I think it's about time we officially comment on Watch Dogs as more than a benchmarking tool. It is, after all, a vexingly-hyped game leaving a $68 million footprint in Ubisoft's budget. Putting things in perspective, Battlefield 4's budget hit nearly $100 million (and look how that turned out), Destiny's budget is $140 million, but even that is still pennies to GTA V's $265 million budget.
All the millions in the world, though, and I'm not sure Watch Dogs would ever be classifiable as "good" or "playable" for PC gamers.
This critical review will cover inexcusable hardware optimization concerns, PC control inadequacies, and major gameplay elements that prevent enjoyment of Watch Dogs.
Parlay, Please: Pixel Piracy - a Poo-ReviewBy Adam Davis Published May 30, 2014 at 9:00 am
It is always great when given the opportunity to check out a game before release and see what developers are bringing to the table. Recently, I was given this opportunity with Pixel Piracy by Quadro Delta. I thoroughly enjoy retro pixel games, but man, was I in for a treat with this. Pixels AND pirates -- I couldn't wait.
Now, keep in mind the game is in Alpha, and as such there are many things subject to change. But after playing this game for several weeks, I have pulled one thing away from it: this game is about crap.
Now, you might be thinking, "hey, that seems pretty harsh." Please let me explain.
Watch Dogs Performance Optimization & Screenshot GuideBy Steve Burke Published May 29, 2014 at 11:56 am
We've put together a quick FPS performance optimization & screenshot settings guide for Watch Dogs, using configuration file tweaking to improve framerate. Our previous article/video guide for Watch Dogs covers removal of mouse acceleration and smoothing, and before that, we benchmarked Watch Dogs' performance on PCs, calling it 'horribly optimized.'
Here's the video tutorial for tweaking the Watch Dogs GamerProfile.xml file:
Update: Our very critical review of Watch Dogs is now online here.
The Wolf Among Us Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing - Review & GameplayBy Nick Pinkerton Published May 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm
Snow White only had to take one bite of an apple to fall under a life-altering spell. Likewise, Telltale Games has been offering its rollercoaster of an adventure series in potent, twisting episodic bites. Telltale’s most recent episode, “In Sheep’s Clothing,” is the smallest bite in size, but it might be the juiciest in the series thus far.
This The Wolf Among Us, Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing review & gameplay discussion will pick up from where we last left off. You can find our reviews of the previous three episodes here:
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