February proved to be an interesting month for several reasons. First, a lot of discussion occurred about the new World vs. World (WvW) mount. Then we got the bombshell of ArenaNet becoming another gaming company with a layoff. The discussions about what this meant for Guild Wars 2 ran both hot and cold wherever it was discussed. I checked out some different news sources and posts from ArenaNet to get a handle on the truth of it all.
Over the years, we have seen great diversity in the roleplaying genre. However, one thing that remains constant is that most RPGs place you in the role of some pre-ordained hero who is destined for greatness. Outward hopes to tell a different story. A story of a humble adventurer who builds their legacy from the life of a common man. Your story is your choice. There is no narrative pushing you in the direction of stopping some pending doom. It's all about choice and consequences. Like an endless choose your own adventure game with limitless replayability. Every playthrough is unique and personal.
In our endless searching for hot new titles with innovative takes on existing genres, Extopia stands out above a sea of battle royale clones. It's so much more than just another battle royale game. It features a level editor, PvE cooperative modes and all the PvP modes you've come to enjoy in the FPS genre. Players will be able to drive vehicles, build barriers, create traps, destroy environments and customize their weapons.
In the Steam Early Access arena you find hundreds of games all looking to make their mark on the industry. We at Gaiscioch Magazine are always on the lookout for games we feel stand out from the rest. Eden Rising: Supremacy is one such title. It is an open world action RPG, tower defense game that allows you to join forces with other players to build, upgrade, and defend bases. These bases then stand against waves of increasingly more difficult enemies which will require a bit of planning and tactics to defeat.
If you’ve been unlucky enough to work in finance, then some of you might have heard the news that Tencent is no longer listed among the world’s ten most valuable companies. After months of hardship, the massive tech firm has dropped around 40% of their share value, a staggering $250 billion, over the last nine months and the implications reach far beyond their HQ in Shenzhen.
We've seen a fair share of survival games over the past few years. Building a game that separates itself from the pack is increasingly more difficult as more are released. But that hasn't stopped Richard Svensson from pushing forward on his vision.
Few games brave new frontiers. Over the past decade very few have tried to blend the real-time strategy and first-person shooter genre, but Malaysian indie developer Ammobox Studios has big aspirations for their squad based multiplayer title EXIMIUS: Seize the Frontline.
In the closing moments of the latest Living World episode, we reached a natural pause in the battle to save us all from imminent destruction. The struggle to defeat Elder Dragons, banish false kings, and save the world from immoral immortals seems unrelenting.
Like most games out of Asia it features over the top action and breathtaking visuals. What makes Bless Online unique is its rare ability to be humbled by its mistakes and learn from them. In a sea of games like Star Wars Galaxies, Warhammer Online, and Tabula Rasa, mistakes can be a death sentence for a game, one misstep and your empire comes crashing down like a jenga tower.
Music is magical, enchanting, and can set the tone of your day. Finding the right soundtrack to life is sometimes hard and rarely sticks to a single genre. Some days you want to go out and conquer the world, others you just want to sleep till noon. Music can help you get your mind in the right place for any challenge.