Ever since its release, the Origin client has had the same default theme. Unlike its big brother Steam, it also has an absence of custom, user-made themes. That looks like it’s about to change, however, as EA has added a new theme in the client’s beta build. NEOGAF user, SmartWaffles posted the new theme today ...
In cities across the globe, you can't walk down the street without seeing a stranger trying to track down a Pokémon. But do people actually enjoy it? And what happens when we put their Pokémon knowledge to the test? Senior Editor Ben Reeves dares to find out.
Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment has joined forces with South Korean developer Smilegate to make the story campaign for its impending free-to-play FPS Crossfire 2.
The first Crossfire (which shouldn't be confused with Radiangames' XBLA arcade series) has been a huge hit in Southeast Asia. According to the Korean Herald, it was the world's top-grossing online game in 2014, raking in ₩1.5 trillion (about $1.3bn or £984m) in global sales.
Forbes also listed Crossfire as the top earning free-to-play game in 2013, besting even League of Legends.
A great game can be made even better with a standout soundtrack, and most audiophiles agree vinyl is the best way to experience the music you love. The medium has gone through a bit of a resurgence in popularity over the past few years, and some incredible packages have been put together to bring some of the best video game soundtracks of all time to your turntable. Here are a few of our favorites.
If these releases get you thinking about starting your own video game vinyl collection, you're in luck. We have partnered with Iam8Bit to give away a number of records, including signed versions of the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, FTL, Guild Wars 2, and Dustforce soundtracks. To be eligible to win one of these records, leave a comment below telling us all about your favorite video game soundtrack!
Rocket LeagueThis recently announced release is a great collection for fans of the insanely popular sports game. The limited edition first run of 1,000 copies features records with artwork of various tires and wheels available in game. A pre-order of the triple LP package grants you a digital copy of the full soundtrack immediately, featuring a variety of artists.
Like athletes turning to performance drugs to gain an edge, gamers have long been hacking and exploiting games to win. Today, a Pokémon Go player became the first player to reach the level cap, later revealing this feat was accomplished using a bot. Almost every Call of Duty and Battlefield game have had problems with hackers (or simply players using hacks or exploits passed around or found online) using aimbots and other methods to cheat. Overwatch is the latest victim. Sometimes hacks can be used to discover pieces of games that the developer never meant us to see. Other times people can alter the game to harm players or the services provided.
The list below is a wide exploration of the different attacks, hacks, and tweaks people have used to change or affect games. Not all of them are bad, mind you. A hack was even used in a clever way for a marriage proposal.
Fans of the Professor Layton series have a new face to get familiar with, as Katrielle Layton is taking over for the next installment. Our first look at the game gives a taste of the changes to come.
Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone's Conspiracy comes from the same team behind previous Layton adventures at Level-5, and introduces a whole new cast of characters. While the heroine is the only named character at the moment, you can get a look at some of the new team in the trailer and concept art below.
TechRaptor recently reported on indie title The Bug Butcher receiving a “Refused Classification” rating from the Australian Classification Board. Unfortunately, the English localization Gal*Gun: Double Peace by PQube Games may have suffered a similar fate, as the UK-based website Rice Digital is reporting that the game has been pulled from the shelves of the Australian ...
Much of what we know about Pokémon Go, we’ve learned through playing the game. Yet others have mined its data to discover that there is a current level cap in place, and Reddit user Problemz proclaimed he’s the first to hit it. In a series of posts, the player explained how he reached level 40 — and said he plans to ask Niantic to delete his account.
Problemz used an unspecified program to help him gain the 20 million total experience needed to jump from level one to level 40. To get from level 39 to level 40, a player needs five million experience points alone, he said. He was able to get 280,000 points per hour with the help of bots.