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?
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It may be over 20 years since Age of Empires first conquered our PC screens, but the Pelasgians are still monumental gits. After a relatively straightforward time guiding the Egyptians to supremacy, the campaign mode tasks you with building a Greek state, starting with a small agricultural hub. Yet you've barely erected your town centre when those red-skirted sods come to smash it with their clubs. Guys, I'm trying to build the foundation of western culture here. Take your caveman antics elsewhere. The stone age is so last week. Naturally those gurning Neanderthals pay no heed, constantly harrying your perfectly innocuous attempt to dominate the entire Aegean peninsula. It's almost like they don't want to be homogenised into a civilisation built on slaves that will eventually be subjugated by another civilisation built on slaves. When did imperialism get so darned difficult? Of course, Age of Empires has always been a challenging game. It's just that my fusty old brain has forgotten … [Read more...] about Age of Empires: Definitive Edition review
The joyful news that Dragon Age 4 is actually in the works warms our scaly hearts, even though EA hasn't done a full reveal or given it an official name yet. But, we know it's coming, and that's very happy-making indeed. Gossip of a new Dragon Age game have been circling for a while, and even though BioWare is busy with Anthem right now, it's nice to see EA actually confirm Dragon Age 4 is a thing. Mark Darrah, executive producer on the entire Dragon Age series, and Anthem too, tweeted out that a new Dragon Age game is in development.It seems that Anthem is the current priority for the team, but there's definitely work happening on a new Dragon Age. Whether it's actually called Dragon Age 4 when it's eventually revealed is another matter entirely; we're just happy it's en route.Casey Hudson, general manager at BioWare, elaborated on the game a little more, saying that the title will be "story and character focused", with its 'live' element more akin to something like Assassin's … [Read more...] about Dragon Age 4 is real, it’s ‘story and character focused’ and contains ‘live’ elements
By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:12 GMT Age of Empires: Definitive Edition have been given a mid-February release date for Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft announced today it will release Age of Empires: Definitive Edition worldwide on February 20. The game will run you $19.99/£14.99 or the regional equivalent. It was also announced the multiplayer beta would become open to more players worldwide starting January 29. Originally slated for release on October 19last year, the game was delayed less than week before it was set to arrive. The team behind the game said it needed more development time, and extended the closed beta which kicked off in August 2017. Assets for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition have been completely rebuilt to make it shine in 4K, and the original soundtrack was re-recorded with a new orchestral score. It has also received quality of life improvements. The campaign and scenario editor has been … [Read more...] about Age of Empires: Definitive Edition out in February, multiplayer beta will open up to more players
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, the remastered re-release of the 20-year-old RTS classic that was announced last summer, has been given an updated release date of February 20. Ahead of that, Xbox boss Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said the multiplayer beta will be opened up so that everyone can get an idea of what it's all about before launch. The wording at majornelson.com is a little vague, saying that "we're also opening up the multiplayer beta to more players worldwide starting January 29 so everyone can get a taste of the game for free," which simultaneously suggests that a limited and unlimited number of beta applicants will be admitted. But a rep from developer Forgotten Empires said that everyone who has signed up for the beta will soon be receiving an invitation, and since the signup process is still open at ageofempires.com, you should get in if you give them your name. The game had been slated to come out in October 2017 to correspond with the 20th anniversary of … [Read more...] about Age of Empires: Definitive Edition gets a new release date