When Middle of Earth: Shadow of War released mid last year there was lots of controversy surrounding the open-world adventure game. Besides the whole ‘Forthog’ issue, fans were pretty displeased to see just how geared the new iteration was for microtransactions. Now it seems that nearly a year later Warner Bros will be going against the microtransaction business model. From May 8th, the ability to purchase gold will be removed, following this Gold, War Chests, and the Market will then be fully removed on July 17.
In a major blow to Intel, Apple is reportedly planning to use its custom-designed ARM chips in Mac computers starting as early as 2020, ultimately replacing the Intel processors running on its desktop and laptop hardware.
If I had to describe City of Brass to a skeptical bystander, I’d begin by telling them to stop censoriously waving their finger, and just listen. I mean, even the Sultan listened to Scheherezade, and he was viciously impatient. City of Brass bows in reverence to Arabian Nights, transfiguring its words and illustrations into scorchingly delicious hack and slash action.
Bioware has been subject to lots of controversy over the past year, the once shining Knight in the RPG genre has been reduced to memes, rant videos about facial animations and accusations of chasing money (ahem, Anthem). Fans have attributed this shift in quality to the acquisition of the studio by EA, a massive publisher and development that has been known for squeezing the very lifeforce out of gamers with brick wall microtransactions and DLC.
In an effort to prevent cryptojacking by extensions that maliciously mine digital currencies without users’ awareness, Google has implemented a new Web Store policy that bans any Chrome extension submitted to the Web Store that mines cryptocurrency.
Far Cry 5 the latest iteration in the Far Cry franchise has been subject to lots of attention in the lead up to the game’s launch. Some gamers were worried that we’d see more of the same Far Cry junk (open-world, liberate, move on blah blah blah), while others had faith in the new changes Ubisoft was bringing to the formulaic game.
I’m not quite sure whether any fox hunters read Gameranx on the regular, but if you happen to be one, Focus Lab Studios has created a game that will send shivers down your spine. Fox Run is a free to play Android game where foxes can run indefinitely, which of course means they’ll never be caught. The bushy tailed beasts can also collect berries and dodge obstacles with a touch less grace than Mary Lou Retton, but let’s not forget their endless running ability. Damn impressive.
That slimy discomfort you get when you’re hiding under the duvet and a mistimed creak fills the room? Yeah, that’s not your imagination. And in psychological horror title The InnerFriend, Canadian indie team Playmind will show you just how real that godforsaken place is.