Overwatch features squad-based combat with two opposing teams of six players each. Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The four character roles include: offense characters with high speed and attack but low defense, defense characters meant to form choke points for enemies, support characters that provide buffs and debuffs for their allies and enemies respectively (such as healing or speed alterations), and tank characters that have a large amount of armor and hit points to withstand enemy attacks and draw fire away from teammat...
Developed by id software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOMreturns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. Expand your gameplay experience using DOOM SnapMap game editor to easily create, play, and share your content...
By the time I reached the closing credits of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, I never wanted to set foot into an ancient tomb or long-lost treasure trove with Nathan Drake again.
It's not that Uncharted 4 left me exasperated or unsatisfied. Quite the opposite, actually: A Thief's End presents a pitch-perfect conclusion to the Uncharted series, and should serve as a benchmark for other franchises approaching their twilight years. There are no threads left unresolved, no relationships left unexplored and no shirts left partially untucked. It's as cathartic an ending as you could hope for, and then...
1. This Sequel’s Events Occur Four Years After the Events of the First Game
It’s been four years since the GKR invaded the US and two years since the conclusion of the firstHomefront. In 2029, the GKR has been pushed out of several western states. But now they’ve managed to seize control of several eastern states, including their new home territory of Philadelphia. The main single-player campaign follows the resistance’s exploits of their leader Parish and its youngest recruit Ethan “Birdy” Brady. Your mission is simple: take down the KPA (Korean People’s Army) and lead the revolution tha...
At a Gears of War 4 multiplayer event held at Microsoft's loft in San Francisco, members of developer The Coalition spoke with an almost sheepish sense of humor about Gears of War: Judgement's multiplayer. It was an insightful talk that laid out the developer's approach to multiplayer on the table, as prior Gears games had tried to force players to change the way they played multiplayer. Gears of War 4, embraces—rather than tries to correct—the way that people play Gears of War's multiplayer.
Developers mentioned specifically that each subsequent ;Gears game had tried to force the player aw...
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's online mode Metal Gear Online today added Survival mode. As announced previously, this is a squad-based mode in which teams of six compete towards five-match win streaks to earn rewards.
Everyone can try Survival mode 10 times per week (reset every Tuesday), while people who bought the Cloaked in Silence expansion pack can play as much as they want. You can learn more about the mode in GameSpot's previous coverage.
Survival Mode comes to Metal Gear Online today as part of the game's latest patch. It fixes a number of bugs and makes a variety of bala...
Just started The Witcher 3? Yet to emerge from Fallout 4’s vault? You’d better start cranking, because while 2015 was a banner year for gamers, 2016 is shaping up to be even, uh, banner-er.
The year is yet to start and there are already dozens of awesome games dotting the upcoming calendar. Will they all see the light of day in 2016? No way — delays are as common these days as zombies — but if even half of these games live up to expectations, it’s going to be a very good year indeed. In order of release, here are 30 upcoming video games worth watching.
‘XCOM 2′ (PC, Mac | Feb. 5)
During a Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo announced that the next wave of Smash Bros. amiibo – Ryu, Roy, and ROB with Famicom colors – will arrive in the United States on March 18, 2016.
No details on store exclusivity, if any, were revealed.
Nintendo previously confirmed that every Smash Bros. fighter will get an amiibo, but in case you were concerned, the Direct also made it clear that Cloud and the recently-announced Bayonetta and Corrin will also get the amiibo treatment in the future.
How I Overcame My Amiibo Addiction - Up At Noon
Earlier this year, Nintendo...
Rockstar has now announced that the update has gone live across Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The developer also shared some new images and published more details about it here.
Read the full Rockstar Newswire post for all the details about Executives and Other Criminals, but here are some highlights.
Any player with more than $1 million in GTA money in their Maze bank account can choose to become a VIP. Do that and you can make and name your own organization and hire up to three other players as your bodyguards. VIP players can access a new "SecuroServ" menu to tailor these settings.
Electronic Arts is pushing into esports with a new branch of the company: the EA Competitive Gaming Division, CEO Andrew Wilson announced today.
The Competitive Gaming Division will be focused on establishing esports competitions for EA franchises in sports and other genres, including series such as Madden NFL, FIFAand Battlefield. That includes initiatives to create "competitive experiences with our games," to grow EA's community and to develop live esports events, said Wilson.
Peter Moore, who has served as EA's chief operating officer since August 2011, will move into a new role to le...