As a celebration of the best MMOs around, we’ve put together this list of old favourites and exciting newer releases to give a good spread of options for however you choose to play. We’ve also tried to include MMOs on a range of platforms, including PC, PS4, Xbox One, and even mobiles, as well as free and pay-to-pay games to suit all budgets. There’s nothing quite like finding a great MMO to get lost in. The time investment alone makes them unique among other video game genres, but the best ones make hundreds of hours seem like nothing at all. The Best MMOs: Free and Paid Platform: PC Let’s get World of Warcraft out of the way nice and early, since you’ve more than likely heard of it already – it’s only a near 15-year-old behemoth that changed the MMO landscape forever. The venerable giant remains immensely popular and continues to receive massive expansion packs like 2018’s Battle for Azeroth, which not only raised the game’s … [Read more...] about Best MMOs: All our free and paid favourites on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
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The countdown is over and we’ve solidified our list for the top 50 games of 2018, which covers the gamut of big-name blockbusters and small-team triumphs. But we know it’s a pretty long list, so here are the picks that can be played on Xbox One. Out of our top 50 picks, nearly half — 23 games, to be specific — can be played on Xbox One. Of those, two are console exclusive:Forza Horizon 4, and Sea of Thieves. And as for the inclusion of games like Hollow Knight which technically first came out prior to 2018, well, what we said in the top 50 post holds true here as well: You may notice the inclusion of games that were either fully released or made available in Early Access prior to 2018. Because many games change from update to update, let alone year to year, we will include previously available games that receive a significant update within the year or become available on a platform that substantially impacts how that game is experienced. For example, Fortnite … [Read more...] about The best Xbox One games of 2018
You might have seen the news that Microsoft has unveiled xCloud, a streaming service that will let you play Xbox One games on smartphones, tablets and basically anything that can connect to the internet. This comes after EA announced in June that they would launch a game streaming service as part of their clunkily titled EA Origin Access Premier offering. And Sony already offer a streaming service for PS2, PS3 and a limited number of PS4 games in the form of PlayStation Now. Even Nintendo, dear old online-phobic Nintendo, has a couple of streaming-only games on the Switch courtesy of streaming version of Resident Evil 7 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - although these are currently only available in Japan. In short, streaming is so hip right now. But is it any good? Will it take off? And what impact will it have on the games industry?Hold on, hasn’t streaming been done already?OK, first things first, video game streaming is not a new phenomenon. OnLive launched … [Read more...] about Is streaming the future of video games? And can it even work?
These are the best Xbox One games, officially and painstakingly selected especially for you, dear reader. Some great games are on the horizon for Xbox One. Just this week Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was announced, and with State of Decay 2 imminent and Crackdown 3 rumoured to be coming soon, 2018 looks like its going to be a good year. We’ve recently added Capcom’s life-consuming action-RPG Monster Hunter World to this list, as well as overnight streaming sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale. Microsoft’s first AAA-exclusive of the year – Sea of Thieves – dropped in March. Despite some launch issues, it’s such swashbuckling fun that it’s made our list too. At the tail end of last year the beautiful Egyptian open-world of Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Nazi-splattering FPS extravaganza, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus both made the cut. It was also time to bid farewell to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, as Middle Earth: Shadow of War … [Read more...] about The best Xbox One games in 2018: every must-play on Xbox One S and One X
One of Ubisoft's big reveals at E3 this summer was the pirate naval warfare game Skull & Bones. We played it at E3 and came away generally impressed. And on a recent trip to developer Ubisoft Singapore's studio we had the opportunity to speak with creative director Justin Farren, who worked on Gears of War and Madden before joining Ubisoft. He also produced Assassin's Creed Unity, Black Flag, and Syndicate in Singapore. Our conversation covers a number of topics, including why Skull & Bones is a new IP instead of an Assassin's Creed game, the possibility of a Switch version, and how the game uses the power of the Xbox One X. Farren also told us there will be loot boxes, but the game will take steps to avoid a pay-to-win scenario. Additionally, we asked about the mysterious single-player mode, and Farren confirmed the game will offer ... something for fans in this department, though it's still unclear how this may work. Our interview, condensed and edited for clarity, follows … [Read more...] about Skull And Bones Dev Talks Single-Player, Loot Boxes, And Why It’s Not An Assassin’s Creed Game