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Final Fantasy 14: a noob’s journey – part one

Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:24 GMT By Dave Cook

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn launches August 27 on PS3 and PC. VG247′s Dave Cook has been played the beta and charted his noob-like progress every step of the way.

I’ll admit that I never played the original Final Fantasy 14, so I’m not au fait with exactly why gamers and critics hauled it over the coals, and before I started doing these Noob’s Journey blogs last year my general experience of MMOs was limited at best.

That said, I do remember looking at a batch of pre-launch screens and thinking they were more HUD than game. If I hadn’t known better I might have mistaken the table-heavy shots for some weird fantasy DLC for Football Manager 2012.

I was this close to getting on the phone to Sega and asking what the fuck Sports Interactive was playing at. Poor GUI design aside, I had limited practical knowledge as to why Square-Enix reeled Final Fantasy 14 back in and decided to re-make it.

Since then I’ve tried to further my experience of the MMO genre. It started with my first Noob’s Journey blog on Guild Wars 2, a game I thoroughly enjoyed despite my initial concerns about getting addicted or having to spend many hours to get the most out of it.

In many ways I’m starting to better understand what makes for a solid MMO experience, although I’m certainly no expert. Going into Final Fantasy 14: A Real Reborn as a long-time fan of the series brought with it all kinds of expectations, but I quickly found them to be incompatible with the turn-based console instalments. They’re quite different.

This isn’t your regular Final Fantasy experience, but it’s certainly no slouch. I’ve spent the past week playing through Square’s beta phase on PC to try and get a handle on where the MMO succeeds and where it still needs work. This is my noob’s journey.

Arise, Noob Journeyman

See him above? That’s my character ‘Noob Journeyman’. He’s of Hyur descent – Final Fantasy 14-speak for ‘human’ – and because I’m Scottish I bracketed him into the ‘Highlander’ sub-race of tough, northern brutes. I’m a big fan of melee-class characters in any game that gives you a choice, so I decided that twatting things with swords was the best way to go

After making my character I was treated to a strange cut-scene that saw Journeyman wearing brilliant armour and a crown fighting what I can only describe as a bad bastard. I should explain that Final Fantasy 14′s world of Eorzea was largely destroyed by the dragon Bahamut when Square decided to close it.

Now, five years later, the realm has been reborn and many warriors of the old world roam the changed lands with lingering memories of their past lives in the old Eorzea. My guess is that this flash of the past is from Journeyman’s days in the old game, or maybe it’s a glimpse of the future? Fuck me this is confusing.

Anyway, Journeyman’s quest for fame and riches began at the grand city of Ul’dah, which is A Realm Reborn’s starting point. It’s a huge hub of attractions and players that reminded me a lot of Final Fantasy 12′s capital city of Rabanastre, thanks to its grand walled keeps and cobbled roads.

I was quickly accosted by a sneaky-looking punk called Wymand at the city gates who told me that if I wanted work I should head to the Adventurer’s Guild, so I did just that. Now, I think the term ‘adventure’ needs to be redefined in this context somewhat, because while I was expecting the guild to dispense exciting hunts and battles in exchange for XP and loot I had to first undergo an assortment of dull fetch quests.


Talk is cheap. Dispense adventure now please, I’m getting bored.

The next 30 minutes were spent walking around Ul’dah, ferrying objects to NPCs, putting up posters for lazy-arsed merchants, threatening people and at one point I think I irreparably broke up a squabbling couple. Journeyman was quickly becoming king of the dicks, and I didn’t like it.

It’s clear that these initial chores are there to ease newcomers into the MMO experience, but compared to the exciting opening moments of my Guild Wars 2 play-through it was tedious and slow. I just wanted to batter small creatures into pulp, but the game wasn’t letting me. When the opportunity to abuse raccoons came, things started to improve.

While I was walking around doing the work of sods, I was pleased to see just how busy the server was (I’m playing on ‘Bahamut’ if anyone’s interested). It was refreshing to see so many people giving Square’s re-make a chance, because despite my own impatience with the starting quests, I had no additional complains.

The world’s visuals are solid, the typically ‘Final Fantasy’ music gave everything a charming veneer and the HUD no longer reminded me of the dreaded spreadsheet I do my taxes on every year. I didn’t have much to grumble about, but I still wonder how those who felt burned by the original Final Fantasy 14 feel about Square’s changes.

Cactaurs versus clutter

I know, I know. Even in the above image there appears to be a lot of HUD-chunder all over my screen, but it’s not that bad honestly, and you can even drag, re-size and minimise elements to give yourself a clearer view of what’s going on. It’s fine, honestly.

By this point Journeyman was just past level five. I had progressed from clobbering small creatures into paste and was content fighting Cactaurs out on the Western plains of Thanalan Desert. It didn’t take long for me to properly understand have the games combat worked and this is entirely to Square’s credit.

See, part of what put me off MMOs for so long – and I explained this in my first Guild Wars 2 blog – was that their scope and density really intimidated me. As a person who has to play a lot of games for his job, the thought of having to pour 30 hours into hitting rats before reaching level ten didn’t appeal to me.

I was totally wrong in my fears of course, as no traditional MMO makes you grind that hard for that long. In Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn your understanding of the rules comes naturally and at a pace that neither overwhelms or confuses. Veterans of the genre might find it slow to start with but I was thankful for the chance to learn the game’s combat in such a safe, stress-free area.

Battling itself is straight forward, with both hot-bar and hot-keys for special attacks such as combo hits, healing magic and more. It felt intuitive because of its familiarity but it didn’t do anything new or striking at the outset.


I’ve killed 20 ‘Little Ladybugs’ today, how about you? Do you even lift bro?

For example, you have HP, MP and TP, which is effectively stamina used for dispensing special physical abilities. If you’ve played any RPG or MMO, you already know how all of this works. I can’t complain too much as it’s a format almost everyone readily understands, but I didn’t feel overly-enthused by the mechanics at hand.

I also yearned for the big dynamic events of Guild Wars 2. While I was perfectly happy killing a set number of creatures to fulfil a bog-standard quest objective, I felt isolated. I wasn’t a member of a group or guild, and even though there were scores of human players all around me fighting beasts I didn’t feel part of their activity at all.

In Guild Wars 2 you can engage in big dynamic skirmishes with about 30 other players and grab a share of the spoils. While you may never speak with those people there is always great incentive for players to get involved and help each other out. It also felt like you really were part of a big, world-consuming war, but I never felt that vibe during A Realm Reborn’s opening hours.

While Final Fantsy 14: A Realm Reborn runs perfectly well and does everything right, it limps along slowly at the start. I’m well aware that MMOs are massive and do come with a learning curve, so for the second part of this blog I’m keen to compare my initial experience with gameplay much further on.

So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

Stay tuned for part two of my blog during the game’s next beta phase to find out how I get on. Thanks for reading, and if you’ve been taking part in the Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn beta, feel free to share your experience with us below.

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13 Comments

  1. deathm00n

    “Veterans of the genre might find it slow to start with” This. I got bored after 2 hours of game time. Can’t exactly explain why, but I think it have to do with the quests being so uninspired in the beggining. It’s fine to use quests to teach you the mechanics of the game, but they looked too “tutorialysh” to me. They didn’t immerse me in the game world, it was just metaquests, with no other reason beside teaching you the mechanics of the game. This is something MMOs stopped doing some time ago, starting quests now have more meaning to the plot. But one thing is done well, the controls in the PS3 version are well made.

    And Dave, Ul’dah isn’t the starting city to everyone, I’ve started at the forest one wich I can’t remember the name.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. viralshag

    Does anyone know if you can use a pad on the PC version?

    Edit: Sorry, good read Dave. I’m not sure this will be an MMO for me. I can imagine being like Deathm00n and struggling to stay tuned during the “safe” starter missions.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    @2, you can, I used my 360 pad, it worked surprisingly well actually. Don’t think much of the game though, prefer Guild Wars 2, so does Dave by the looks of it :-).

    #3 2 years ago
  4. locus2k1

    @1 Gridania, and yes, depending on the class you choose that will decide your starter city to be sure you can pick up you class’ quests in their associated location.

    Although we (as in players from 1.0) will need to retread certain parts once more I personally did not get bored with ARR, it was great fun going to fight Ifrit once more, explore completely re-designed dungeons. Even when I had to go and re-earn our Retainers and Airship Passes, I enjoyed exploring the once familiar lands being welcomed with such colourful and vibrant vistas, tackling new guildleves and guildhests and dabbing into the new and improved crafting and gathering.

    The only problem I had was at the back of my mind I kept reminding myself “this will all be erased for phase 4″, but I kept on playing; according to Raptr I recorded 50+ hours, and in that time I completed the storyline available in the Beta, completed all the dungeons, leveled my GLA from 20 to 30, explored almost all of Eorzea and rejoined my Linkshell in a Free Company, making plans with them to prepare for release (Owning our own property, here we come!)

    All this and I still know its just the tip of the iceberg – new classes and jobs, more zones, dungeons and bosses to take on, more FATEs to earn seals towards The Eternal Flames, and many, many more challenges.

    I have no idea when Phase 4 official starts, but I cannot wait to re-join my fellow Linkshell and take on the what the world has for me once more :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @1-4 Ah see, I’m still a noob, clearly :D

    #5 2 years ago
  6. locus2k1

    @2 FFXIV ARR recognises quite a few different controller pads, a friend was able to use his Sabretooth on it :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. viralshag

    @3 & 6, Cheers.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. deathm00n

    @Dave Sorry Dave, viral made me remember that your article is very well writen, my first comment was about the game itself.

    @2 The quests are like those of MMOs from 5 years ago: “Hey newcomer, grab those things on the ground (to learn how interacting works) for me. Then use them on the monsters (to learn how to use quests items on monsters) and kill them (to learn how the combat works)” but divided in smaller quests. For people not familiar with MMOs this may seem normal. But it’s a step back in this genre.

    EDIT: Not saying the game is all bad because of this, it might be good after the initial parts, but the subscription model is sadly going to keep me away from it, not much time to play it, seems like a waste of money paying a full month for something I will play only some hours in the weekend.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 It’s OK, it’s from a newcomer’s perspective, so I won’t have seen all of the FATEs and stuff yet :) That’ll come later hopefully.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. jldoom

    You know, I’ve been waiting for this game to hit PS3 since it was announced I don’t know how many years ago. At this point I’ve sort of lost interest in this MMO, and this is coming from someone who played the hell out of Final Fantasy 11.

    It’s like @8 Deadm00n said as well, not sure if it will be worth the monthly sub now, not to mention that I’ve got Diablo 3 on pre-order and I’m just looking forward to that since I liked the way it looks like it was optimized for consoles. It looks easier to just pick up and play.

    I’ll say this though, if this had come out when announced and on time for the PS3, I’d probably be playing it right now.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Tarawa

    so you played FF11 for a long time, while paying a sub, but now suddenly subs are bad?

    this is what I do not understand, with in the last 5 years or so, subs are evil, and every one wants f2p.

    Why is this? lost your job or something? or suddenly too cheap?

    No one who pays a sub for an MMO plays constantly during their period, they still work, do RL things, and fit the game in where they can.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. shoji

    Hurm.. so.. you weren’t aware of FATEs? which is typically the same as GW2′s Public Event.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @12 Yes, as I explained above, the article is a document of my first hour and a bit’s impressions. I’ll get to FATE’s later, patience :)

    #13 2 years ago

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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]