Half-Life 3 Probably Won’t Live Up to The Hype, and That’s Okay

Hype is something that the game industry knows all too well, more so than any other medium. Every once in a while, a game will come that will look to blow everyone away and build up so much goodwill around something that most people haven’t played. The odds will be incredibly stacked against it so that it can be viewed as nothing short of a complete and utter masterpiece, or a failure that serves as a helpful and oftentimes smug warning to never let yourself getting suckered in by marketing.

Battlefield 1 Hands On Preview – Why Change What Isn’t Broken?

Battlefield 1 is another title that has received a lot of focus leading up to E3 ever since its pretty wicked trailer dropped. Taking place in The Great War, Battlefield 1 is ditching the modern gear, and has us suiting up in old tanks, gas masks, and bayonet-adorned rifles to tear up various maps. I will put the disclaimer in that if you weren’t a fan of the previous Battlefield games this might not be for you. But for fans of the series, you have a lot to look forward to, and you can read more of my Battlefield 1 hands-on to figure out why fans of the series should be excited to get their hands on this title.


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Dell Releases a Monster 43” 4K Ips Monitor

Dell monitors are known for their excellent quality and relatively decent pricing (particularly with an easy to find coupon or on sale), so if you’re in the market for a huge display with loads of pixels, Dells new P4317Q, 43” monitor could be right up your alley. The P4317Q is a proper matte (not a  glossy or semi-gloss, yay!) IPS panel, with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, giving it an easy on the eyes PPI of 102. There’s the usual selection of inputs too: DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 1.4 ports, VGA and a four  port USB 3.0 hub. The P4317Q is on sale now in Australia and sells for $1698 directly from Dell. Expect the price to drop a bit once it hits resellers.

The 10 titles from E3 2016 that will change gaming forever

E3 2016 has come and gone, but this show has felt bigger – and more focused – than it has in years. A lot of that is due to the major shifts due in the industry over the next two years with a new console from Nintendo, console upgrades coming from Sony and Microsoft like PlayStation VR, Xbox One S and Project Scorpio, and a barrage of VR options due before the end of 2017.

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TEKKEN 7 to release on PC, PS4 and XBOX1 in early 2017

We may have seen TEKKEN 7 at Microsoft’s conference but Bandai Namco are now kindly confirming the news – it’ll be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC and TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 is now free on Xbox One!

Previously announced for PS4, TEKKEN 7 will now also be coming to Xbox One and PC with a release date of early 2017 pretty much confirmed.

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Just Cause 3: Mech Land Assault – PC Cover & System Requirements

Cover & Specs Reviews Need to Know Videos

Rating: 58/100 – Based on 3 Critics


System Requirements:

    Minimum:

    • OS: Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8.1 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
    • Storage: 54 GB available space
    Recommended:

    • OS: Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8.1 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) / AMD R9 290 (4GB)
    • Storage: 54 GB available space

Microgaming to Release Two New Games in April and May

If you are a loyal reader of this website, you have most likely stumbled upon news about the Isle of Man based game developer Microgaming. No wonder – it is a well known veteran on the game development market, a pioneer of its industry, which released games at a rate unmatched by any one of its competitors. Thanks to Microgaming, you can play only the best online casino games at Red Flush Casino and thousands of other online gaming destinations.

Microgaming is well known for its strict game release schedule. The company launches its new titles by the end of the first week of every month, no matter if it’s January or December. Sometimes it changes its schedule, most often adding new games to the lineup, but sometimes it delays the release of some games for unknown reasons. This will be the case this April, when Microgaming will only launch one of the two games it has planned.

This April, the company will launch its latest nursery rhyme themed video slot machine called Bar Bar Black Sheep. This will not be the first such game – Microgaming has released several Rhyming Reels slots in the past, including ones inspired by the tale of Georgie Porgie, or the one of Jack and Jill. But this time the game will be a special one, thanks to its amazing and very special bonus feature.

A farm-themed slot machine, Bar Bar Black Sheep is playful and entertaining – like the many others available at the Red Flush. But it has two special symbols – the Bar and the Black Sheep – that, when they spell out the game’s title, the special bonus of the game is triggered. The two Bar symbols and the Black Sheep turn into a mini slot machine inside the slot machine that spins automatically. When it stops, it reveals a number, which will be applied as a multiplier to the line bet, and be paid out. Which means that the maximum win can be 999 times the line bet – which can be a pretty amount.

The other game Microgaming planned to release in April – but delayed for May – is Win Sum Dim Sum, a five-reel slot machine inspired by the bite-sized delicacy from China. It is the spiciest Microgaming slot to hit the Red Flush so far, with dumplings, veggies and various other foods on its reels, steamed to perfection. The game will be a pretty standard video slot, with wilds, scatters and free spins in store for the players. But the wilds will come with a steaming hot surprise: when landing on reel 3 (reels 2, 3 and 4 during the free spins) they expand to cover the whole reel.

Since Microgaming doesn’t usually release a single game in a month, I don’t think these will be the only new games we’ll have the occasion to try in April and May. But until the announcements are made, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Wasted Game – PC Cover and System Requirements

Cover & Specs Reviews Need to Know Videos

Rating: 73/100 – Based on 3 Critics

System Requirements:

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512MB VRAM and Shader model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

Hearts of Iron IV – PC Box Art & System Requirements

Cover & Specs Reviews Need to Know Videos

Rating: 86/100 – Based on 10 Critics

System Requirements:

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 @ 3.20 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 with 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.20 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6950 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.