One the biggest annual gatherings of game developers ended late last month as designers, artists, writers, and every other type of member of the game making process returned home from GDC 2018. This year was one of the most exciting of recent years as developers from studios like Capcom, Guerrilla Games, Nintendo, Square Enix and many indie teams showed off new games and gave informational talks about the challenges and triumphs of past projects. There were too many games to sift through so we put a short list of special titles that you won’t want to miss: Golem Developed by the Canada-based Longbow Studios, Golem tells the story of a girl who ventures away from her desert tribe to search for water and ends up uncovering a dormant shape-shifting rock creature. She then partners with the golem to tackle a series of environmental puzzles in order to uncover the secrets behind its past. With an atmosphere that’s reminiscent of games like Journey, Flower, and Monument Valley, … [Read more...] about GDC 2018’s Best Games: Untitled Goose Game, Tropico 6, and More
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Next month, Grand Theft Auto 5 celebrates its third birthday on PC. And yet, despite its age, the open world crime simulator attracted record player numbers last year—driven by GTA Online's Doomsday Heist, which launched on December 12, 2017. Two days later, Rockstar rolled out the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack. Promising new players a leg up in Los Santos for £40/$40, I picked up the multiplayer welcome bundle and raised a single profile from level 16 to 85 in just short of five weeks. I maxed out my character's skill stats and earned a small fortune along the way, but sunk dozens of hours into the game during this time. Is the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack worth your money, then? Or would grinding free-of-charge, or picking up select Shark Cash Cards yield the same (or better) results? As you might expect, that depends on how you approach GTA Online. Let's take a closer look. What do you get? Rockstar bills the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack as … [Read more...] about Is GTA Online’s Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack worth $40?
GTA Online, the multiplayer mode for GTA V that basically prints money, is still proving to be incredibly popular some four years after it originally launched. Now, it looks like Rockstar Games and parent company Take-Two may have further plans for the game.Earlier this month, Take-Two filed a pair of new trademark applications related to Grand Theft Auto logos, one of which appears to be for GTA Online. The trademark application shows the familiar "G," "T," and lowercase "a," along with an "O" for the first time. Take-Two already holds the trademark for "Grand Theft Auto Online" written out, so this move appears to be Rockstar looking for something shorter, potentially as an option and not a replacement.The other new trademark filing was for the standard "G," "T," and lowecase "a." Both were initially filed in the first week of February this year. Both were submitted with a "specimen" of the Xbox One edition of Grand Theft Auto V. According to the USPTO, a specimen is "generally what … [Read more...] about GTA Online Gets New Trademarks
Rockstar might not have officially announced Grand Theft Auto 6, but there’s no doubt that it’s in development. Don’t expect official confirmation until after Red Dead Redemption 2 hits shelves on October 26, 2018, with GTA 6 unlikely to release until 2020 or beyond. As absurd as it might sound to speculate about the next Grand Theft Auto game, there’s solid historical precedent to build on if you apply the principles of a predictive technique called the Fermi problem – more on that later. We’ll use this article to provide you our best guess on GTA 6’s setting, release date, structure and more, with regular updates. What has Rockstar said about GTA 6 on the record? Rockstar North’s former President teased the next series entry back in 2013 in a four-part interview with Develop magazine, which got the online rumour mill started: “We don’t know what GTA 6 will be, but we’ve got some ideas,” said Benzies in the … [Read more...] about Everything we know about GTA 6 so far – and how predictive science might help us plot the future of Rockstar’s open-world series
Long story short: that million-dollar war...wasn't a million-dollar war. It was actually a $10,000 hiccup (someone on Imgur actually did the maths). For those of you who want tales of massive explosions and daring exploits by maverick pilots, you're going to want to look somewhere else. Despite a record 6,000 players fighting in the same star system, the Keepstar (a large Citadel) being attacked by The Imperium survived the onslaught and there was only about $10,000 of damage. Largely thanks to server issues. Because EVE Online players share a single universe, when a huge amount of them occupy the same space TiDi (Time Dilation) is kicked into effect. Basically, time has to be slowed down to cope with the massive amount of people all trying to execute their own commands simultaneously. One Redditor by the name of avree broke down what this meant for what was hyped as the most expensive battle in EVE Online history. But although time was slowed down for the attackers, the Keepstar … [Read more...] about That big million dollar EVE Online war happened… and only cost about $10,000. What happened?