Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ubisoft attempts to fend off Vivendi takeover by expanding its board


Ubisoft and French media giant Vivendi have been playing a slow, corporate game of chess in recent months as Ubisoft struggles to evade a presumed hostile takeover. In short, Vivendi has been buying up a lot of Ubi shares, though

Samsung’s monster capacity 4TB 850 Evo SSD costs $1,500


If the only reason you’re still using a mechanical hard drive for storage chores is capacity, not price, then Samsung’s new 4TB 850 Evo solid state drive might be of interest. It’s not the most capacious option out there—HDDs still

YouTuber replaces every Dark Souls 3 texture with crabs, and the results will astound you

The YouTuber known as Limit Breakers may have a little too much time on his hands—a judgment I make because, for reasons that are not entirely clear, he used the iGP11 texture replacement utility to change every texture in Dark



I was a little iffy on The Final Station, the end-of-the-world horror story about driving a train across Russia to rescue survivors from glowing-eyed shadow-zombies, when I previewed it last month. I very much like the concept, but what I

Titanfall 2 multiplayer will use Azure, Google and Amazon clouds, and ‘bare metal’ servers

In the first of the Titanfall 2 “Inside Development” videos (technically the second, but last week’s was just an introduction to the series, so it doesn’t really count), Lead Engineer Jon “Slothy” Shiring discusses how the game’s multiplayer servers will

Here’s how your city would look in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s 2029


Picture how your city might look in a world post-Aug Incident. Grim, right? Well, so long as you live in Barcelona, Berlin, Cologne, London, Moscow, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Sydney, or seaside town Blackpool (featured in the image above)

F1 2016 Multiplayer Career Mode will support 22 racers over an entire season

Codemasters announced in May that its upcoming racing sim F1 2016 will feature an all-new career mode that will give players the opportunity to drive for the team of their choice over a full ten seasons of racing. Today the

Hyper Light Drifter review


NEED TO KNOW What is it? A beautiful, challenging action RPG.Expect to pay £15/$20Developer Heart MachinePublisher In-houseReviewed on GeForce GTX 970, Intel i7-5820K, 16GB RAMMultiplayer NoneLink Official site The drifter, a mute warrior draped in a red cloak and wielding

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine review


NEED TO KNOW What is it? The last expansion for fantasy RPG, The Witcher 3.Expect to pay: $20/£16Developer: CD Projekt REDPublisher: CD Projekt REDReviewed on: Intel i7 x980 3.33 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970Multiplayer: NoLink: Official Site

Brigador review


Need to know What is it? A colorful and chaotic isometric 2D mech shooter set in a world steeped in ‘80s futurism. Price: $20/£14.50 Publisher: Stellar Jockeys Developer: Stellar Jockeys, Gausswerks Reviewed on: Windows 10, i7-3770k, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX