Sony's unprecedented decision - I've never seen anything like this - comes after a horrendous launch for Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen machines. It's been a game experience plagued by woeful performance and a procession of bugs - something the new machines' power copes much better with, though no version is without problems. … [Read more...] about Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store, offers refunds
Reception to immediately follow
Are we excited that Massive is making a Star Wars game?Tim Clark, Brand Director: I love this. It's one of those announcements that just seems such a good fit that your brain immediately spins up with ideas. I played a lot of The Division, and only less of its sequel because by that point my Destiny 2 addiction had spiraled so irrevocably out of control. But if we're to assume that this new Star Wars game will be some sort of shared-world looter shooter, then the license feels like an incredibly good fit. What I think the continued love for KOTOR tells us is that Star Wars fans want to live in this universe, not just blow through a quick campaign like Fallen Order, and although live service loot games have a bit of a bad rap right now—largely I think because they're so hard to get right—Massive is one of very few studios with the experience to pull it off. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
Build crafting in Destiny 2 has gone from non-existent at launch to now being so complex that some players are afraid to even touch it. Which is a shame, because the two main mod systems—'Charged with Light' and 'Warmind Cells'—enable perks that are super fun and powerful to play with. Unfortunately, the game doesn't do a great job of explaining how either system works, and because the mods were released in previous seasons, they can be annoying to get hold of now. Make sure to check the Gunsmith at the Tower daily to see which mods he's selling and buy any you don't have. … [Read more...] about How to create a powerful Destiny 2 ‘Charged with Light’ build that works anywhere
Under the Skin casts you as Cosmi, a young alien from Planet Mischief, a world that is predictably based around hijinks, tomfoolery and slapstick gags. Every young inhabitant must prove their worth by undertaking a series on trials on Earth, and it's here that you step in. Stranded on Earth after crashing his spaceship into a TV news satellite, alerting the humans to his presence in the process, Cosmi must demonstrate his pranking prowess by catching out as many homosapiens as possible within a strict time limit. … [Read more...] about Revisiting Under the Skin, Capcom’s forgotten arcade stealth game
Intel Rocket LakeWith a 19 percent IPC boost courtesy of the new Cypress Cove core, Intel's Rocket Lake chips are the biggest shake up to Intel's desktop CPU DNA in half a decade. They're built using the CPU smarts from 10th Gen Ice Lake mobile processors and the Xe graphics silicon from 11th Gen Tiger Lake chips, coming together to form a 14nm amalgam of the two 10nm parts. … [Read more...] about The 7 announcements from CES 2021 that every PC gamer should know about