I launched poisonous orbs at bipedal monsters with chain guns today, while a ballroom dancer cut through crowds with a handful of floating swords.
But by casting the aforementioned mushroom in the center of our gallant group, I ensured our health would never drop too low. It allowed my teammate using Marquis to snipe from the safety of a healing aura, and further reinforced our tank’s vitality.
After playing one campaign mission with two separate characters, I still prefer the intensity of Battleborn”s competitive mode. But the objective driven campaign may be the thing to lend a little more variety to Gearbox’s title, and as it’s going up against Blizzard’s Overwatch and Bethesda’s Battlecry, this story mode doesn’t hurt.
Remember the heady days of August 2007, when the iPhone had barely reached store shelves and the Nokia N95 was all the rage? The US International Trade Commission sure does. After reviewing an 8-year-long case, the ITC has ruled that Nokia’s phon… —> Read More
Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over with the help of AI. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn the company into Skynet.
At one point this year Musk referred to AI as “summoning the demons.” He says it’s still… Read More —> Read More
Amazon is getting into the Halloween season a bit early this fall with The Blair With Project, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Hannibal Rising, Lord of Illusions, and more – all free to watch for Prime members on Amazon’s Instant Video app.
Plus, Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy, SOA), debuts its first season as Amazon makes a big fall push to ramp up their original series slate. And if you’re simply looking for movies and shows to buy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Game of Thrones’ fifth season, the Poltergeist reboot and more will be available for purchase.
As the unofficial Netflix for Pirates, Popcorn Time has made waves ever since it debuted back in October of 2014. With an intuitive interface that puts other BitTorrent clients to shame, Popcorn Time makes it easier than ever for users to stream their favorite TV shows and movies from within a browser or even right from their smartphones.
Not surprisingly, Popcorn Time’s arrival has been resulted in an appreciable increase in overall piracy rates across the globe. Underscoring the threat that Popcorn Time poses to traditional industry revenue streams, Netflix a few months ago even called out the service by name, painting it as a strategic threat to its core business.
The Florida Institute of Technology has established the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at the university, and it will be promoting the settlement of Mars.
Buzz Aldrin, part of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, said that he is “thrilled to be partnering with FIT,” adding that “FIT will play a key role in my ongoing legacy and Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars. You ain’t seeing nothing yet!”
The Buzz Aldrin Space Institute will be supporting “commercial and international development of lunar resources to support an eventual Mars settlement,” according to Florida Tech’s website. Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars is a concept of progressive missions to cis-lunar space (the sphere within the Moon’s orbit), asteroids, Phobos (one of Mars’ moons), and eventually to Mars itself.
While we might tend to focus on the console and handheld side of gaming at a show like PAX Prime, there are tons of announcements from across the gaming spectrum that happen during the popular community-driven show. And one of the biggest names in collectible card gaming, Magic: The Gathering, has some PAX news lined up for later today.
We have a preview below of one of the cards that will be included in the upcoming Battle for Zendikar expansion. The Felidar Cub is a White Creature with the power to quickly knock out rival enchantments.
ThisGenGaming can exclusively reveal the updates notes for the first Mad Max patch which is being dubbed the “Day Zero patch” once you start the game for the very first time, you will be promoted to download this patch. While the patch has a long list of improvements and fixes, it only comes in at a small 400mb. Here are the patch notes —> Read More
BlackBerry’s Android-based Venice smartphone isn’t just a figment of someone’s imagination… at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the slider in action, complete with its hideaway QWERTY keyboard,… —> Read More
During the Active Time Report event broadcasted from PAX Prime in Seattle, Final Fantasy XV Game Director Hajime Tabata confirmed that the release window for of his upcoming labor of love will be in 2016. —> Read More
At first glance, the mere concept of a Telltale adventure in a Minecraft world, which emphasizes player freedom and is devoid of voice-acting, might seem like a stretch in terms of narrative and dialogue choice. But similar criticisms could have been lobbed at The Lego Movie, yet that movie was able to craft a dimensional cross-over extravaganaza with a titular character voiced by Chris Pratt that was altogether a favorite for both fans and critics. Minecraft: Story Mode aims to do the same thing in the video game space, with the player controlling a protagonist named Jesse, voiced by Patton Oswalt, who must save the world from an Ender Dragon. —> Read More
Sony recently revised the PS4 hardware, sneaking out a new model that was less power hungry, quieter and cooler – but it seems the new hardware hasn’t been used on PS4s that are now being sold with a 1TB hard drive.
Before the show floor at PAX 2015 opened, we got the chance to try out some of the most exciting, up-and-coming indie games at a public Xbox One event. But with dozens of amazing experiences, some old and some new, we only had enough time to spend with a handful of games. Consider this just sampling of the fun indie experiences making their way soon to Microsoft’s console.
The best multiplayer games deftly mix skill-focused gameplay with just the right amount of chaos and chance to make sure things never get too unbalanced. And Knight Squad seems to perfect that balance. A top-down, Gauntlet-like game, Knight Squad’s combat is methodical, favoring strategic sword strikes over button-mashing. But crazy power-ups and weapons like bombs, arrows, and drills ensure that even the best players can be taken down. A few times.
The game has a wide assortment of maps and modes, but the version on hand at the Microsoft event focused on capture the flag. You would race to the center of the stage to grab a grail before other enemy knights; the chalice slows you down, but you’re still able to fight back. Whoever kills you, gets possession of the grail…and possession of every other players’ ire. Frantic, challenging, and fun, we look forward to trying out even more of Knight Squad’s couch co-op once it releases. — Justin Haywald
Zarvot is the game I’d imagine you’d get if if the classic Atari game Combat was re-imagined for modern consoles, but with bigger weapons and more than two colors. The top-down tank combat is almost as simple as its old-school inspiration: move with the control stick, dash with one button, and —> Read More
At PAX Prime in Seattle, Bethesda’s set up a nice little collection of booths; there’s one for each of the big games they’re showing here. The Dishonored booth stands out as an unusually posh exhibit on an otherwise crowded and jumbled show floor.
NASA recently paid Russia $490 million to continue ferrying its astronauts to the ISS, but Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden says “it doesn’t have to be this way.” In a piece/open letter the space agency’s head honcho wrote for Wired, he explains how the Co… —> Read More