‘Games as a Service’ killed the Sea of Thieves launch

Sea of Thieves

I despise the term “games as a service”, even more so now that it is partly responsible for destroying the launch of what could have been a stunning release for Rare and Microsoft. Sea of Thieves has immense potential, but that’s about it. Reviewers all note how impressive the foundations are but the sea is, unfortunately, puddle deep. Continue reading “‘Games as a Service’ killed the Sea of Thieves launch”

Nintendo pushes out minor Switch 5.0.1 OS update

Nintendo Switch

The Switch is receiving an OS update, which pushes the version up to 5.0.1, following the previous patch. This update is a minor one and as such only contains minor improvements and bug fixes. It’s fairly normal for a software release to be followed up by a minor patch to sort through some issues. Unfortunately, for those holding out for new features, the wait continues.

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New Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire trailer makes you throw money at the screen

Pillars of Eternity 2

The excellent Pillars of Eternity is a game you should already own if you call yourself a fan of RPGs, and Obsidian’s sequel is shaping up to be one hell of an experience if this latest trailer is anything to go by. We’ve got more ships, awesome-looking visual effects, gorgeous art and backgrounds, and an impressive score. Continue reading “New Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire trailer makes you throw money at the screen”

World of Tanks looks more beautiful than ever before

World of Tanks

World of Tanks is a game I have sunk many, many hours into. A game revolving around piloting destructive vehicles to take down the enemy team may not be up everyone’s alley but it does make for some insane experiences — both good and bad. Wargaming has attempted (and failed) to bring the game to esports but has since worked on improving various aspects of World of Tanks. The result is version 1.0, after eight years.  Continue reading “World of Tanks looks more beautiful than ever before”