Umbrella Corps is the Resident Evil franchise’s counterbalance to RE7‘s heavy focus on fear and survival for this year. A third-person tactical shooter, Umbrella Corps is primarily a multiplayer-focused title, scratching the avid shooter’s itch for gunplay and action in a Resident Evil setting with zombies, familiar locations and more. However, having played several hours of the game since its recent launch, its close-quarter-combat design can certainly be described as an acquired taste, and the numerous times the game proves to be enjoyable are more or less matched in number by the technical barriers that damage the experience.  [Read More]

As Bungie moves Destiny into the future with the upcoming Rise of Iron expansion, last-gen consoles are losing some of the game’s rotating content. Beginning August 2016, Destiny players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (which Bungie has dubbed “legacy consoles”) will lose access to Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, and Live Events like the Sparrow Racing League. Legacy players will also miss out on the upcoming Rise of Iron expansion for Destiny.  [Read More]

Resident Evil is at a pivotal moment as a series. There have now been three numbered titles featuring the same over-the-shoulder perspective introduced in RE4, and with each new game the fanbase has had a more and more mixed response to the increasing focus on action and scale, and apparent decrease in classically scary, tense survival horror. The series needs a major shake-up with Resident Evil 7 to refresh the look, atmosphere, gameplay and most importantly make a much-requested return to the roots of the terrifying survival horror genre it birthed in the first place.  [Read More]

With E3 come and gone, the staff here at Ready Up Live is as excited as the rest of the gaming community for what’s coming down the line. We could just do one top ten–but that’s boring! We all have different tastes, and even hearty discussion would be unlikely to yield a top ten list we all agree with. So instead, each staff member is doing a separate top three, discussing the three games shown off at E3 2016 that they’re most excited about. And now, without further ado, let’s get down to business!  [Read More]

Hey everyone, time for a new edition of Halo 5 Company Battles! That’s where I take the Halo 5 stats of RUL’s four companies; Actual, Cobra, Mako, and Xeno, and compare them on the first and sixteenth of every month for some friendly competition. What do you mean why is this four days late? Your face is four days late. I’m going on the excuse that the sixteenth was on the tail end of the super hectic E3, but seriously…I kind of just forgot. If you ever see me in person, feel free to point at me and chant “shame! Shame! Shame!” Before we get down to business, I’d like to congratulate Xeno for getting Achilles recently, the last RUL Company to do so. As a Xeno member this is pretty exciting, especially because I left Actual to become Xeno’s Lieutenant less than a week before they got Achilles. Oh well, it’s the fun times in-game that count! Now, let’s start it off with the stats for our four companies:  [Read More]