There’s always been something voyeuristic about sniping in video games. With a powerful rifle in hand, you’re perched in some bombed-out tower overlooking a Nazi-occupied town, your crosshairs fixated squarely on the head of an enemy soldier as he strides along his designated patrol route. He has no idea that with one pull of the trigger, you’re about to send a bullet careening through flesh and bone, snuffing out his young life in a single, gory instant. It’s in these moments, when an unaware enemy is trained in your sights and you take a deep breath before pulling the trigger on a skull-shattering killshot, that make Rebellion’s Sniper Elite such a devilish joy. Where the series has regularly faltered, however, is in the moments between these euphoric, long-range kills, where it has often been a cumbersome chore just to get around in a stealthy manner. With Sniper Elite 4, Rebellion has changed all that.
United Front Games recently launched its new game, SMASH+GRAB, on Steam Early Access. Different from most team-based PVP games, SMASH+GRAB is an underground competition where gangs of the future fight it out for loot and weapons inside an urban dystopia. A fast-paced mix of melee and ranged combat, the game offers a fresh new take on competitive multiplayer action.
Game developer and publisher Digital Extremes held its annual TennoCon player event in London this past weekend for Warframe, and announced its plan to introduce Landscapes in the upcoming game update, Plains of Eidolon. The studio confirmed that Plains of Eidolon will be Warframe’s most ambitious expansion since the sci-fi MMORPG started back in 2013.
It’s been so long since I’ve played a Dragon Ball game, or even watched the anime for that matter. I feel like it might be time for me to get back into both. I think I’ve been missing out!
Today, publisher Daum Games revealed the upcoming awakening weapon for the Valkyrie class. Ditching her one-handed sword, she will now wield a lance, providing a greater reach during combat. If you did not know, developer Pearl Abyss stated it is pausing the introduction of new classes, focusing on enhancing current classes instead. Stay tuned for the update trailer for the lance weapon!
The latest update for GTA 5 has gone live, offering Freemode Events to players of GTA Online, alongside the Rockstar Editor for Xbox One and PS4.
– Nintendo-themed bao spot called Baoser – opening on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland, Oregon – will be decorated “like Bowser’s castle” from Super Mario Bros. – bao are fluffed-up steamed buns folded like tacos around various fillings – there will also be “Yoshi steak,” a marinated flank steak with buns and sesame broccoli slaw, and broccoli puree – will be open for lunch and late nights till 3 am, starting the last week of May
2K Sports has announced the lineup of songs that will be present in its pro basketball game this year, NBA 2K18. It’s comprised of 49 songs, one fewer than that of NBA 2K17.
NetherRealm has been on a roll since 2011’s Mortal Kombatreboot, and with the release of Injustice 2, it’s come one step closer to perfecting its particular brand of fighting game. Injustice 2 is dense, deep, and refined, but also accessible to newcomers thanks to relatively simple move lists and a variety of rewarding new gameplay opportunities. The addition of gear makes the biggest splash in this regard, allowing you to craft a personalized hero or villain, both inside (with stat boosts) and outside (with elaborate costume upgrades)–all while maintaining the game’s balanced roster. There are some complications to gear management that may frustrate, but minor gripes aside, character growth and customization proves to be the biggest boon for an already strong fighting game set in a fractured DC Comics universe.