While official news regarding the next entry in the Halo series - Halo: Infinite, has been scarce, it was recently revealed by Studio Head of First-Person Shooters at 343 Industries, Chris Lee, that the game "will not include real-money loot boxes." This means that while the developer still intends to incorporate microtransactions in Halo: Infinite, players will not be able to purchase them with their own money. The concept of lootboxes in modern gaming has received a lot of negative backlash, with some developers changing their games to remove microtransactions that could be seen as gambling.
However, this does not discount the possibility of obtaining these lootboxes with in-game currency, similar to how the REQ system worked in Halo 5: Guardians. This system has been a controversial addition to the Halo series, ever since its introduction in 2015 with Halo 5, so it if safe to assume that the feedback...
I think we could all see this coming, after the success of the mini Megadrive, NES, SNES and the Atari flashback it was only natural for Sony to want to get in on the fun with their very first console. The console that propelled them into gaming stardom, the PlayStation. For any gaming collector the mini version of this game changing console is a must have.
As with the other mini versions of retro consoles the PlayStation Classic is set to be released with a catalogue of games, 20 to be exact. Featuring some of the consoles finest moments, including one of the best games of that era in Final Fantasy VII. Could go so far as to say it is one of the most loved RPGs of all time so it should be a great treat for anyone interested in this console that hasn’t had the joy of embarking...
Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Season 5 is almost over. It’s been a whirlwind of new cosmetics, weaponry, equipment and even entire game modes. For me, the past ten weeks have been the most fun I've had with Epic's 100-player shooter since I first installed it.
If Season 5 has an identifiable theme - in gameplay terms, rather than story - it is that of mobility. Prior to Season 4's introduction of the shopping cart, the only way to get around quickly was the launch pad, a fairly rare one-use item. Now, at the end of Season 5, players have access to the golf cart, bounce pad, shockwave grenade and grappler, all of which enhance mobility in - crucially - different ways. To an old hand like myself, the shockwave grenade feels a lot like using the Medic's concussion grenades to jump in the original Team Fortress Classic. The grappler, meanwhile,...
Insomniac Games' Spider-Man for the PS4 has managed to blow both critics' and audiences' expectations out of the water. From its fluid web-swinging to its fast-paced and hard-hitting combat, Spider-Man is no stranger to unique gameplay elements that keep the player wanting more, even two weeks after release and after one hundred percent completion.
Perhaps one of the most influential factors behind the game's endless replayability is through its inclusion of 27 all-unique suits that span the web-crawlers time both on the page and on the screen. These suits are unlockable via the use of in-game tokens rewarded for finishing specific side content missions. Thankfully, there are no microtransactions in sight. Just another reason to love the web-slinger's most recent, and arguably best, outing.
Below is a list of what I personally believe are the five best suits in the game as well as an explanation as where they came from. Keep in mind...
Weapon Craft Guide
In My Little Blacksmith Shop, a weapon crafting simulation game, the player is tasked with building a variety of medieval weapons out of core components. In its current state of Alpha Version 0.1.0, it doesn't give clear instruction on the weapons and how to build them. Here's every weapon in My Little Blacksmith Shop and how to build them.
Mallet (One Handed Hammer)
Warhammer (Two Handed Hammer)
How to Build a Dagger
1 One Hand Grip
1 Metal Ingot
One of the simplest weapons in My Little Blacksmith Shop, heat up 1 metal ingot and place it on the anvil. Use Z to set what kind of weapon to make and select blades. Hammer the ingot until it forms a dagger head. Dunk the heated dagger heat in the oil to cool it, and bring it to...
In an out of nowhere, deus ex machina announcement straight from the beating heart of retro nineties Sega, Streets of Rage 4 was recently revealed triggering a miasma of reactions across the gaming sphere ranging from a mass of excitement, to apprehension, to scepticism as to whether the game would be a return to form, true to the essence of the original games.
Yuzo Koshiro's Potential Soundtrack
Central to this was the pressing question as to whether Yuzo Koshiro, legendary composer of the brilliant pulse-pounding music that scored the original games, would return for a fourth instalment. That night, Koshiro was met with an outpouring of support from fans of his emotive, electro-infused music that scored the soundtrack to so many young lives in the nineties that repeated the enunciation of the same question that echoed across his Twitter account: “Will you be returning for Streets of Rage 4?”.
Koshiro responded that...