Posts Tagged ‘PC’

Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction

October 29, 2013

The new Extinction mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts has finally been revealed and I must admit, it is looking like something that I’d like.

Too bad I won’t support Call of Duty again until they deliver a new engine with impressive graphics like Battlefield did two years ago.

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First results between PS4 vs. Xbox One are in

October 29, 2013

Digital Foundry has made a world class article where they compare the quality of Battlefield 4 between PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. I strongly recommend you go and read this behemoth of an article as it’s the most qualitative I’ve seen. It gives you a very fair and objective analysis of each version and there’s no surprise which ones are the best ones.

PS4 takes the lead from X1 quite substantially.  Battlefield 4 runs at 900p on the PS4 and 720p on the X1. This was to be expected as X1 has weaker hardware and more complicated ESRAM to work with. Sad facts if you will be gaming primarily on an X1 next generation for sure.

Though the X1 version by no means looks horrible or bad, it falls short and is inferior to the PS4 one by quite some mileage. It is expected to be like this for at least the first two years of the console cycle, perhaps even always as the PS4 simply has more hardware to work with. And when Sony’s first-party exclusive start coming out, well then there will be no doubts as to where the most stunning games are.

Add on top of this the rumors that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be running at 720p on the Xbox One and Titanfall also, well, then it’s certainly not looking good for Microsoft.  There are also other rumors circulating that the Xbox One has strong issues with party drops and server allocations as they are separated now instead of unified as with Xbox 360. It is said to be “months away” before that will be resolved.

Judging by these comparisons, rumors, facts and pre-order numbers, the Xbox team at Microsoft must be in chaos and despair. I predict the PS4 out-selling the X1 by at least 20 million units this war because of this. And that’s me being generous I feel.

The PS4 has a bright future ahead with a superb start in both hardware, software and reputation. 

 

Titanfall: Collector’s Edition

October 22, 2013

EA and Respawn Entertainment have finally announced a release date for Titanfall. March 13, 2014 is when this insanely promising game is coming out. My most anticipated shooter ever.  I cannot wait.

Also, a $249.99 Collector’s Edition bundle has been announced. It comes with juicy content such as an 18″ Titan and 190 pages art book.

I will buy this insanely overpriced edition because I believe this game will give me roughly 1000 hours of fun.

More information is available on the official website.

I’ll be spending $249.99 on this beauty.

The other 5 games

October 15, 2013

You’ve seen my top 5 and now it’s time to see 6-10!

10. The Witcher 3
The Pride of Kraków looks to deliver yet another epic adventure with The Witcher 3 and brings along gorgeous visuals and an world that I want to fully discover and immerse myself in. Could be one of the best RPG:s ever.

9. GTA V (PC)
I still haven’t bought GTA V as I have no current gen console. But GTA V for the PC is something I will buy next year for sure. I want to support its greatness.

8. The Order 1886
Finally a game set in London. Sony’s Santa Monica studio delivers graphically stunning games and Game Informers preview of this game confirms that The Order is visually stunning and truly next gen. Very, very excited.

7. Dragon Age: Inquisition
I believe in this game. It will go back to its roots to Origins with Frostbite 3 Engine graphics and mechanics, along with sexual content, dragons, and classic RPG combat. I think this will do the series justice.

6. The Division
I’d put it higher if they released more trailers for it. But the one video I’ve seen from it and what I heard, sounds insanely promising. I can’t wait to tear up NYC with my friends. Online RPG shooter with INSANELY stunning graphics.

Note: this list applies to 2014 games only. Titles such as Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XV, Star Wars: Battlefront are not coming out in 2014 and therefore not listed on my top 10.

The Division just barely missed my top 5. One more trailer would probably have put it there.

Soma

October 13, 2013

Soma is a new promising sci-fi horror game from the creators of Amnesia. It will be out for the PC and PlayStation 4, sorry Xbox One, in 2015.

Check out the trailer below. I liked it. It has potential to deliver some serious thinking and a deep story. Here’s hoping it delivers and doesn’t fall short. Another interesting thing is that Xbox One is already being excluded from games. Doom is near?

Top 5 for 2014

October 12, 2013

Some of my readers have been asking me what my most anticipated games for 2014 are, so I thought I’d share it with y’all.

5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Kiefer Sutherland. Next generation hardware. Solid Snake. Open world. Tactical espionage. I mean, come on. How can one not be excited for this? All the MGS have been masterful.

4. The Evil Within
Shinji Mikami, the father of horror returns for his next generation debut and it is looking beyond scary. I am certain I will get an heart attack from this game and that my hands will be dripping sweat.

3. Titanfall
Titanfall looks to be the best shooter in… forever? I can’t foresee any other shooters other than maybe Battlefront being anywhere close to rivaling Titanfall. Forget Call of Duty and Battlefield, a new king will emerge.

2. Thief
The new trailers look so amazing. The gameplay looks amazing. The slogan is amazing. Everything about Thief looks amazing and they just keep putting out these amazing trailers and my hype keeps rising.

1. Destiny
Destiny remains unrivaled at first place. It is looking like game changer and that’s a huge deal. I am certain I will easily invest 500-1000 hours depending on the support Bungie gives this game. I cannot wait.

What are your top 5 for 2014?

What’s yours is mine.

Changing some routines for next generation

October 10, 2013

For the upcoming generation I will shift around my gaming habits and routines dramatically. Why? Because I want to. I feel it’s time to do some adjustments and prioritizing and that’s always fun.

The first change, which perhaps is the biggest one, has multiple purposes, both environmental and convenience. I’ll be switching from disc based games to digital games. This has, like I said earlier, numerous reasons behind it. Though I do like to have a physical disc and box from time to time, I also don’t like it. Going fully digital is better for the environment. It saves me time and energy of going to the store or waiting for the mail to arrive. It removes disc swapping when I want to change games. It’s a natural evolution as I have been enjoying digital media such as movies and TV shows for over a decade now exclusively.

Second is that 99% of games that are out on the PC and next generation platforms will likely be purchased for the PC. PC gaming isn’t only cheaper, it’s more beautiful and smoother in performance. Some games I’ll still get for the console as they feel like console games, such as The Evil Within, that game is meant for the 46″ big screen instead of the 21″ computer screen. Of course there will be more of those types of games. But in general, I’ll prioritize games such as Destiny for my next generation machine to maximize the efficiency of it. It just feels more logical since I have a beast computer. Games like Thief look significantly better on the PC and that’s something I want to take advantage of, whilst Destiny won’t even be out on the PC, so this to me, makes complete sense.

Third and final is that I won’t be buying games that look “Okay” or “just good” anymore. I have had too many experiences that were mediocre or okay on my Xbox 360 that I don’t ever want again. Games like Ninja Gaiden 2, Crackdown 2, Ninja Blade, Tekken 6 and several others. These games scored around 7 or low 8 on average and I think they are even lower than that. During my play-trough of Ninja Gaiden 2 I just rushed the last three levels entirely without killing anyone because I was falling asleep of the repetitive grinding mechanics and shit story. I bought it because of the dismemberment and gore, but ultimately, it wasn’t worth it. If a game isn’t looking to fantastic with depth and an immersible enviornment, I am no longer interested. Take Destiny as an example, that game looks like a clear 10/10 with a world that I want to live in. These are the types of games that will be in my focus. Not 6-7:s. I don’t care if I miss out on a few “good” or “decent” games in the run, because I know I will get all the masterpieces and those are the ones that count.

The gore was the only good part about Ninja Gaiden 2. No more mediocre games for me.

New Thief gameplay

October 9, 2013

Thief just keeps rising on my list of most anticipated games and the trailer below will show you why.

South Park: The Stick of Truth Collector’s Edition

September 27, 2013

Ubisoft have announced a December 12 release date for South Park: The Stick of Truth and a Collector’s Edition with a juicy Cartman figurine to collect.

I like it. I will definitely pick it up as I love South Park more than any other show and I want to give them as much money as possible.

Origin > Steam

September 22, 2013

I know I will be frowned upon after this statement, but I don’t care. I actually prefer Origin over Steam, any day.

Origin has a fresher and cleaner design in my opinion. It offers 24-hours refund policy for EA titles. Steam does not offer this. They have a vastly superior customer service with 24/7 chat service available, for Steam it takes me on average 2-3 business days to get a reply.

No, the only thing that’s better with Steam right now is their library, it’s much broader. Also, their seasonal sales are very, very enticing but Origin has begun doing this as well.

I just bought FIFA 14 and pre-loaded it on Origin and realized that Origin will be my primary DRM for the coming years. FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Titanfall, Star Wars: Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge 2 and are just a few of the Origin exclusive titles I will be playing between 2013-2015. What does Steam have that exclusive? At the moment, nothing really.

Origin, just like Steam, will need time to improve, but it’s doing so at an insanely impressive pace.