The PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Check out some highlights: - Which of your existing games did E3 2018 make you want to play?What do you wish they'd announce at E3 this year?What classic PC game is on your pile of shame?Many games are designed to be extremely moreish. Civ invites you to click that end-turn button and keep building your empire. Online games like Runescape let you team up with like-minded people from around the globe to go on adventures. Surely you can fit another round of Dota 2 in before bed, and maybe another. But there comes a time when it all has to stop, right? Right??This week's question: When did you know you were playing a game way too much? Let the confessions begin.Jarred Walton: Civilization 2 killed my scholarshipMy parents got on my case all throughout my growing up phase. "It's a nice day outside, why don't you stop sitting in front of the computer and go outside to play?" Thanks mom, but look where it got my now: I … [Read more...] about When did you know you were playing a game way too much?
Most played online games 2018
With the development status of the game God Of War, gone gold, every fan is excited for the release. God Of War is perhaps the most hyped PlayStation 4 exclusive release. With only 16 days left, before the game rolls out, the developers of the game seem to be pretty confident that they have decided to lift the God Of War Review Embargo, 8 days before release. Based on the details revealed by Sony, God Of War Review Embargo shall end on April 12 at 12:01 AM PT. Normally the reviews for the game appear online 24 to 48 hours before the launch of the game. Although, in this particular case, it seems like the developers of the game, Sony, and Santa Monica Studios are pretty confident about the game. Perhaps they are right, to be not worried because the anticipation of the game is at the brim. So the PlayStation fans of the game will be able to know the verdict of various media outlets on God Of War, 8 days ahead of launch. That being said, what’s interesting is that the creative … [Read more...] about God Of War Review Embargo Lifts On April 12th, Neil Druckmann Already Playing The Game
Over 30 game developers, publishers and tech companies have banded together to battle toxicity in their communities. An initiative called the Fair Play Alliance has been formed by high-profile companies such as Blizzard, Epic Games, Twitch, and Xbox. The goal, according to the coalition’s mission statement, is to “encourage fair play and healthy communities,” in online gaming (thanks, GI.biz). “We envision a world where games are free of harassment, discrimination, and abuse, and where players can express themselves through play,” reads the statement. Another goal of the Fair Play Alliance is to raise awareness of player-behavior-related issues, and “share research and best practices that drive lasting change.” Over 30 gaming companies are represented, including: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. CCPGames Corillian Discord Inc. Epic Games, Inc. Flaregames Huuuge Games Intel Corporation Kabam Kefir Ker-Chunk Games Mixer Owlchemy Labs Playrix Radial … [Read more...] about Fair Play Alliance formed by Blizzard, Epic, Twitch, Xbox to curb noxious behavior in online games
2018 is a particularly big year for anime games. A ton of anime-inspired titles are on the way to various platforms this year, from Dragon Ball FighterZ and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth--both of which are already available--to My Hero Academia: One's Justice and the ambitious, open-world One Piece game, Grand Cruise. The most recent is Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, Bandai Namco's latest adaptation of the popular anime and manga series, which arrived on PC and consoles on February 23. Unlike previous Sword Art Online games, Fatal Bullet takes place within the world of Gun Gale Online (or GGO), the shooter/MMO that serves as the setting for the first arc of Sword Art Online's second season. Fittingly, Fatal Bullet plays out like a third-person shooter rather than a typical fantasy RPG, emphasizing cover and twitchy gunplay over swords and magic. And while the game doesn't follow the same story arc from the anime directly, many of SAO's most recognizable characters do make an appearance … [Read more...] about Here’s What The New Sword Art Online Game Is Like
Professional Jason players in Friday the 13th: The Game are a special breed of diabolical tricksters. Taking gleeful advantage of the game’s proximity-based voice chat, in which you can only hear and talk to other players when they’re in plausible range of your character, these in-game killers exploit the power of sound to terrifying effect. Some will inflict dischorantly unsettling music through their microphone, like the time I once found myself hunted by a Jason singing along to the theme tune to Friends. You haven’t experienced true fear until you’ve witnessed a six-foot-four psychopath screaming “I’ll be there for youuuu” as he breaks down the door with a meat cleaver. Others will use proximity chat as an opportunity to commit to the part, either by putting on their creepiest voice (this usually amounts to a bad Pennywise impression) or by making no noise at all and just breathing heavily down the mic instead, releasing the odd … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th, Sea of Thieves, and how proximity chat continues to be online gaming’s most exciting evolution in years