The annual Call of Duty release has felt less like the launch of a single game and more like a combined marketing push for multiple distinct properties. The latest entry, Black Ops 4, lacks the traditional single-player campaign that has served as the series’ glue. So this time around, we’re trying something new. We’re reviewing Black Ops 4’s three modes as three stand-alone games. Next week, after we’ve had time to experience the game on live servers, we’ll run individual reviews of traditional multiplayer, Zombies and the franchise’s take on battle royale, Blackout. We’ll collect blurbs for all three reviews here. If you want a centralized spot to bookmark, this is your page. In the meantime, we’re sharing our first impressions of the complete package. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the most 2018 game release you can imagine, and it might be one of Activision’s most forward-looking moves in recent memory. The lack of a … [Read more...] about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review in progress: the first hours
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It’ll come as no surprise to anyone that Forza Horizon 4 is a gorgeous videogame. Playground Games has stuck true to the series’ reputation in creating not only a precise racer, but one that looks every bit as detailed and glossy as the exotic vehicles it focuses on. Of course, this brings into question PC performance. Does Forza Horizon 4 require the GPU equivalent of a 1,479bhp, quad-turbo W16 engine? Or will a Fiat 500-spec rig suffice? That’s what we aim to find out in our PC performance review. Our performance reviews are written to offer you the broadest picture possible, focusing on hardware similar to what the majority of players have installed in their machines, based on the findings of the Steam Hardware Survey. We test the game on all graphical settings using an i5 powered rig with 8GB of RAM, and try to hit 60fps with four popular graphics cards. Even if your PC is not identical to our test setups, you should still be able to estimate the performance … [Read more...] about Forza Horizon 4 PC performance review – a luxurious ride
Need to knowWhat is it? A first-person, party-based dungeon crawler.Expect to pay: $35/£28Developer: inXile EntertainmentPublisher: inXile EntertainmentReviewed on: Core i5-6600K, 16GB RAM, GeForce GTX-980 Ti, Windows 10Multiplayer: NoneLink: Official siteI’ve sunk about 40 hours into The Bard's Tale 4: Barrows Deep so far, and I’m not ready to hoist my 'Saved the World' tankard just yet. It's a really big game. But even though I have yet to dispatch the latest and greatest threat to the city of Skara Brae—and the greater world of Caith, because the adventure goes far beyond Skara Brae's walls—I am happy. This is the dungeon crawling adventure I've been waiting for.The Bard's Tale 4 is a remarkable modernization of an infamously punishing old game, and the dungeon crawler genre as a whole. The update is most obviously apparent in the free-roaming movement system that lets me look and go where I want, without the conventional constraints of grid-based … [Read more...] about The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep review
Optoma’s Be Sport 4 earphones have some big shoes to fill. The 3s were excellent and a favourite to runners, commuters and gym-goers alike. But with their sleek design, the BE Sport 4s are off to a bright start. The brushed aluminium casing on the buds is back, but this time the edges are squared off into little cubes rather the cylinders of the BE Sport 3s. Optoma BE Sport 4 - £89.95 from Amazon - buy here I think they look good, although the neon-trim on all the accessories means they look much more at home in the gym than anywhere else. You get a good range of sizing options, with four different sets of silicone tips included with the earphones along with a few different wings that help them cling to the inside of your ears. The earbuds magnetically attach together so you can wear them like a necklace when you’re not listening, which helps make sure you don’t drop them. The sound’s pretty good too. The BE Sport 4s lack a bit of bass, but they provided … [Read more...] about Optoma BE Sport 4 bluetooth earphones review
With three major PS4 models out on the market, it's easy to be a little confused as to the different specs and features of each model. We're going to clear that situation up in this article and break down which PS4 is right for you. You can also check out our review of the original PS4, review of the PS4 Slim, and review of the PS4 Pro. To see how all the modern consoles, including all SKUs of PlayStation 4 compare, click here.PS4 SpecsPlayStation 4PlayStation 4 SlimPlayStation 4 ProCPU1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPU1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPU2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom "Jaguar" CPUGPUIntegrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performanceIntegrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performanceIntegrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performanceRAM8GB GDDR58GB GDDR58GB GDDR5 + 1GB DDR3Storage500GB (5,400rpm) replacable hard drive.500GB (5,400rpm) replacable hard drive.1TB replacable hard drive.Dimensions12. x 10.8x 2 … [Read more...] about PS4 Vs PS4 Slim Vs PS4 Pro: What Are The Differences And Which PlayStation 4 Should You Buy?