The Titanfall preload is live for PC gamers! EA is allowing those that preordered or those who buy a digital copy before launch to go ahead and preload the game. You’ll need an Origin account if you don’t already have one.
You, of course, can’t play it yet, but if you want to play immediately on Tuesday, I highly recommend you go ahead and preload. The game is a 50GB install so preloading now will definitely save you some time later.
Titanfall is set to launch this Tuesday, March 11 for the PC and Xbox One. The Xbox 360 version will come a little later this month on March 25.
I already have mine preloaded. Be ready for when the Titans drop too!
The script’s being written by Neil Druckmann who was the Creative Director of The Last of Us. Druckmann will also produce alongside Naughty Dog presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, and game director Bruce Straley. Sam Raimi will also produce; he’s known as being the director behind the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films. It’s not yet clear how big of a role Raimi will have in the film, but his production company, Ghost House Productions, will be assisting with overall production of the film. Sony’s going to use Screen Gems to distribute the film.
According to Deadline.com, this is the film’s logline:
Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.
Other than that, there’s really not much info about the film. It’s still in very early pre-production. Obviously Ellen Page would be a fantastic choice for Ellie, but I kind of doubt she’ll want to star given her icy reaction toward the game for using her image.
The Last of Us was a fantastic story, and if a movie is made of it, I will certainly go to see it. I worry though. Can it fully capture the experience you got from playing the game? I am apprehensive.
What made The Last of Us so fantastic was how hard it was on you, the gamer. Every time you went through a barrage of enemies, you felt like you survived too. The game would take you through these chaotic, nightmare checkpoints. You’d fight to get Ellie and Joel to their next place, but when you got there, usually something would seem off. You wouldn’t know until you explored some more, but you could just feel it. It took you to high points and it took you to low points. This game wasn’t just great because of the story; It was fantastic because of the experience. I just worry that they can actually capture that.
Still, the biggest relief for myself is that Naughty Dog is making it, as I’m sure many other gamers are relieved as well. It’s still very exciting news that they’re making this a movie, and I very much plan to see it when it hits theaters.
According to the Official Playstation Blog, worldwide sales of the Playstation 4 have hit the 6 million mark. These latest numbers were pushed up by a very successful launch in Japan on February 22. Over 300,000 consoles were sold at launch alone in Sony’s home turf.
Joystiq said that Sony announced some other cool facts and milestones for the PS4:
• 13.7 million games sold since the November launch
• 57 countries that the PS4 is currently available in
• 3.6 million broadcasts have been streamed on the console
• 100 million is the number of times the Dualshock4′s share button has been used
The PS4 has been so popular that it’s actually been in very short supply all over. If you’re still trying to get your hands on one, fear not. Fergal Gara, an executive at Playstation UK, told MCVUK in an article that Sony plans to have free supply of PS4 units next month.
You’re playing a game, and a puzzle comes up. You must turn the knobs a certain way or move the blocks in a particular pattern. I don’t know about other gamers, but for myself, after a frustrating hour of not getting anywhere near solving the puzzle, I usually end up on a walkthrough. My favorite site to get walkthroughs from is IGN. For the most part, the ones on IGN are fantastic, but occasionally I’ll run into ones that aren’t complete or there’s an error with the particular page that I need.
Walkthroughs for other sites besides IGN are certainly out there, but that means another search. I’ve also found video walkthroughs from Youtube can be especially helpful, as you get to actually see what the player is doing instead of just reading what can sometimes be vague instructions.
I am interested in making an app that pools together walkthroughs from accross the interwebs. You would simply load up the app and then choose what kind of walkthrough you were interested in. The next page would let you search for your game. This would take you to a list of walkthroughs. Users could rate the walkthroughs on how helpful they are and leave comments on whether or not they’re complete. Higher rated walkthroughs would be at the top of the list. When you find a walkthrough you like, you would simply click the link. The app would suspend itself and the link would be loaded into your smartphone or app device’s web browser, and voilà you have the walkthrough meant for you!
I think this app could be very useful to people. Walkthroughs are basically scattered around the internet and this would consolidate them into one place. It can be very annoying as well having to look around for a good walkthrough as that means more time away from the game. It will only serve to annoy an already frustrated gamer. But this app can streamline the help and get you back in the game and finally progressing through the plot in no time.
Here’s some concept pages that I have made for my app:
I picked up my copy of Thief a couple of days ago. So expect a full review soon! But here’s a quick, short review of what I think of it so far:
It reminds me a lot of Dishonored meets Assassin’s Creed. If you’re a fan of either game, you’re going to like Thief. You play as a master thief named Garrett. He pretty much does as the title says. You sneak him around in the shadows, steal stuff, and knock people out that get in your way. You can use gold you accumulate from stealing stuff to buy upgrades and new equipment or powers. I haven’t finished the game yet, but so far the plot is pretty interesting. I’ll wait to give my final grade until I finish it, but so far it’s received mixed to positive reviews from gaming sites. On GameRankings and MetaCritic it has about 70% positive. So far I think it’s a pretty good game; I’m finding it very enjoyable!
The internet is an integral part of most modern game consoles and of course the PC. Modern consoles have evolved into being media hubs. You need internet for multiplayer gaming, streaming video like Netflix and Hulu, listening to music apps and such.
The most important aspect to doing all that is internet speed. Nothing is more annoying than lag or not hitting that HD quality on a movie. So the first thing to check if your getting a snail slow connection is your ISP’s speed. If it’s too slow, it may be time to upgrade.
If you’ve got a fast ISP speed but still aren’t getting a good connection, it may be time to look at the other aspect: the wifi router.
The most reliable and quickest way to game or stream is through an ethernet connection. But with the right router you can still get a connection that’s just as fast.
I’ve been using a really old Linksys for the last 8 years or so. This thing is ancient and with multiple users connecting to it in my two-story place, it just wasn’t getting there. So I did some research to find the best wifi router to upgrade to. I decided to compile my finds into a useful list for anyone else interested in upgrading their router.
Below are what I think are some of the best routers on the market right now. Of course, I strongly recommend doing your own research, but maybe these can help you get an idea for one too if you happen to also be looking to upgrade your router.
#1: ASUS RT-N66U
One of the highest rated gaming routers on Amazon right now. This is a top of the line router. It offers excellent range for those in multiple story houses and incredibly fast speeds.
ASUS gave this statement about it back when it was released: “The RT-N66U dual-band gigabit wireless router delivers extreme network speeds and coverage for the best wireless gaming experience. It is effectively two routers in one, delivering combined wireless speeds of up to 900Mbps through double 450Mbps bands operating separately at 2.4GHz and 5GHz. It is aided by powerful 26dBm Wi-Fi amplifiers which extend its wireless range.”
Price: $124.84 on Amazon.com // $124.99 on Newegg.com
Ratings: 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com (2,080 ratings) // 4/5 stars on Newegg.com (601 ratings)
Product Page for the ASUS RT-N66U.
#2: Medialink Wireless-N Broadband
The Medialink Wireless-N broadband router is an excellent router. It’s an N class so that means great range and great speeds. The router supports a range of at least 300ft. It’s 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n. Speed range is up to 300Mbps. At $49.99, this router is a great price too!
Price: $49.99 on Amazon.com
Ratings: 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com (1,749 ratings)
*I couldn’t find this anywhere else but Amazon, but it was one of the top rated routers on there so I thought it was definitely worth a look.
#3: Linksis WRT54GL Wireless G-Broadband
This router has been on the market for awhile, but it’s also one of the top rated out there. It’s a good cheap alternative for those with smaller places and only one or maybe two people that connect to it with heavy streaming devices. Not a good option for multi-story places or large places. Fantastic option though if you’re just wanting simple internet browsing. The max speeds are 54Mbps for G and 11Mbps for B.
Price: $47.99 on Amazon.com // $49.99 on Newegg.com
Ratings: 4/5 stars on Amazon.com (1,853 ratings) // 5/5 stars on Newegg.com (3,934 ratings)
Product Page for the Linksis WRT54GL.
#4: Netgear AC1750 R6300v1 Dual Band Wireless Router
This router is extremely fast with speeds of up to 680Mbps. It has an extreme range too meant to cover multi-story and large homes.
According to the product description: “The AC1750 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem—with up to 680 Mbps—combine to deliver the ultimate in HD streaming, online gaming perfomance, multi-device connectivity, and works with all major cable ISPs.”
Price: $167.99 on Amazon.com // $159.99 on Newegg.com
Ratings: 4/5 stars on Amazon.com (1,032 ratings) // 3/5 stars on Newegg.com (207 ratings)
Product Page for the Netgear AC1750.
#5: D-Link N300 DIR-605L Wireless N Broadband router
A great, cheap router. Speed range is up to 300Mbps. According to the product description, “It’s ideal especially in medium-sized and large homes.” It also has this cool service: mydlink cloud services. It’s a cloud service app that lets you control your router from your smartphone, tablet, or any other appable device.
Price: $24.99 on Amazon.com // $29.99 on Newegg.com
Ratings: 4/5 stars on Amazon.com (527 ratings) // 3/5 stars on Newegg.com (44 ratings)
Product Page for the D-Link N300 DIR-605L router.
One of Sony’s official youtube accounts, Playstation Access, released an awesome new video today about The Order: 1886. The video features an interview with Ru Weerasuriya, co-founder of Ready at Dawn, the studio that’s making The Order: 1886. The youtube video also shows new unseen footage. I’ve posted it below if you want to check it out.
This title has much anticipation among gamers. I know I can’t wait to play it! But for those that may not know, The Order: 1886 is a Playstation exclusive set to launch on the PS4 sometime later this year.
The Order: 1886 takes place in Victoria-Era London of an alternate timeline. The game is about an order of knights fighting a century old war against half-humans/half-monster creatures. It has a steampunk feel to it. Personally, from the videos and pics I have seen, the game’s feel kind of reminds me of Dishonored, which is also a fantastic game.