Gears of War: Tactics gameplay leaked

Gears of War Tactics
In 2009, Microsoft gave Halo the real-time strategy treatment with Halo Wars. Apparently, Gears of War was supposed to be next. But there’s a twist: the aptly-named Gears of War: Tactics was going to be for the Kinect.

VG Leaks recently got hold of some leaked footage for the game, but you’ll have to head on over there to see it.

Based on what’s shown, Tactics seems to require a bit of precision, particularly when selecting your troops and pointing out where you want them to go. I’m not sure how fun this would be though, especially when you consider that both versions of the Kinect aren’t very accurate.

Apparently, developer Microsoft didn’t think much of Gears of War: Tactics either because they ended up cancelling it.

How to drive better in Watch Dogs

Want to drive better in Watch Dogs? Learn to drift.
Want to drive better in Watch Dogs? Learn to drift.

Many don’t seem to be too pleased with the Watch Dogs driving mechanics. If you browse through enthusiast blogs, forums, and social media websites, you might notice that a number of gamers are criticising Watch Dogs’ driving experience, saying that it’s “floaty”, “slippery”, and “inaccurate”.

The disapproval is understandable though; there are several vehicles in Watch Dogs that can be maddening to drive. The sporty ones, in particular, go out of control easily.

Fortunately, there is a way to play the game without slamming into every obstacle. Here are a few suggestions on how to drive better in Watch Dogs.

Arkham Knight’s Batmobile could break Batman’s no-guns rule

Have you seen the new Batmobile trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight?

Batman fan or not, you may have noticed that the Batmobile trailer focused on one thing: big fricking guns. From a gameplay perspective, it makes plenty of sense. Batman’s ride is a mix between sports car and tank, so it should have things that go pew pew.

In Batman canon, however, this could go against the Dark Knight’s “no guns” rule. Admittedly, I don’t know if the Batmobile’s guns will eventually be used to kill thugs in Arkham Knight, but it’s not implausible to presume that it can happen.


Game Release Dates for 2014 That You Should Pay Attention To

Dragon Age Inquisition is probably the most anticipated RPG for 2014.
Dragon Age Inquisition is one of the most anticipated RPGs in 2014.

If you’re a gamer, you probably already know how this works: there’s a staggering number of games released during the latter part of the year. That means you’ll be up to your eyeballs in game release dates, but you’re not sure which game to get.

To avoid being swamped (and to prepare your wallet for torture), we suggest you start looking at the games you may be interested in months before they come out. Here’s the list of game release dates for the rest of 2014.

Note: this list is constantly being updated. If you think a 2014 game isn’t in the list, please leave a comment below.

Game Companies Are Not Your Friends

Like their zombies, The Walking Dead's release dates are shambling.
Like their zombies, The Walking Dead’s release dates are unbearably slow.

I recently had a bit of an exchange with someone over social media about The Walking Dead: Season Two’s episode release schedule. I originally asked developer Telltale Games if they can please release Episode 4 a month after Episode 3’s release, because I felt the rollout was taking a bit long.

I brought this up because the first episode of Season Two came out for the PC last December 17, 2013. At the time of that comment, it was already the second week of May 2014 and Episode 3 was just about to be released.

Between episodes, there was a waiting time of over 70 days. From Episodes 1 to 2, people had to wait 2 months and 15 days, while the gap from Episodes 2 to 3 was 2 months and 10 days.

If this schedule persisted all the way till the last chapter, we may see Episode 4 sometime in late July 2014 and Episode 5 in the second week of October 2014.


Why I Remain a Console Gamer

NESI admit it: the case against console gaming grows every hardware generation. The previous generation saw mandatory installs, online passes, nickel-and-diming, hardware instability, and more expensive games becoming a disturbingly regular occurrence.

I’ve complained in the past about console gaming becoming worse than PC gaming, and when I read that article again today, it still makes sense to me. And yet, I’m still here; I’m still a console gamer.

Make no mistake, I detest what console gaming has become. The games today may be prettier, longer, and more engaging, but many of the industry’s practices has made it more difficult for me to stay.

I do, however, have five compelling reasons why I stick around. Compelling for me, at least. Here they are: