Civ VI is at long last upon us, and I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who are using this opportunity to give the series a try for the first time. And well, it’s a bit of a tough game to get into, strategy games as a whole aren’t really pick up and play games if you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s certainly not the most confusing stategy game out there, at least in my mind (looking at you, Europa Universalis), but newcomers will still have a challenge. I’m not going to go over how to play the game, that would take multiple articles, but I am going to go over some civilizations that first time players may want to try out to learn the game with. You’ll see throughout the article that I give the attributes of both a civilization and its leader. That’s because in Civ VI, some civs have multiple leaders, who provide different bonuses to the player! Now without further ado, let’s get you one more turn-ing.  [Read More]

The team behind the upcoming Civilization VI today announced that fans will be able to check out the game with an AI Battle Royale a few days before launch. For those who haven’t heard of Civ Battle Royales, they’re AI-only matches (usually domination) in the series where numerous computer controlled civilizations are thrown together to see who will emerge victorious. The AI is generally set to Deity level, giving them such huge bonuses that they’ve invented things like firearms thousands of years before they would have in real life. The AI is also able to support massive armies, leading to epic, continent-spanning battles.  [Read More]

The Halo universe is complicated. It’s huge, fascinating, awe-inspiring but also increasingly complex, and that’s only going to continue to increase for as long as Halo continues as a franchise. That almost sounds like a bad thing, especially for fans of the lore with less time than they would like to catch-up on all the excellent new books and other media.  [Read More]

Trick or Treat, Heroes. Are you ready for a spooktacular time on Overwatch? Today, Blizzard has released a 3.7GB update for a limited-time event called “Halloween Terror.” With this update comes all kinds of creepy goodness. All in-game loot boxes have now been replaced with colorful jack-o-lanterns filled with treats from their 2016 Halloween collection. In each loot box you will get at least one Halloween item, whether that be a skin, victory pose, spray, highlight intro, or other boo-tiful items.  [Read More]

Hello all, and welcome back to Halo 5 Company Battles! I know, I know, I’m late again. In my defence, I was having trouble accessing Halo Waypoint to get the data on the first of the month. In less of my defence, I…kinda forgot on the second. You all know how this works, on the first and sixteenth of each month (hopefully), I grab the K/D and win rates from RUL’s four Spartan Companies in Halo 5. The Companies are Actual, Cobra, Mako, and Xeno, and they sure like their rivalries! Speaking of those rivalries, let’s get down to business:  [Read More]

It’s been four years since we first visited the troubled yet still somehow beautiful streets of Dunwall in 2012’s Dishonored. In less than a month the highly-anticipated sequel to the stealth-based assassination blockbuster will be launching worldwide, and I got to be one of the first to get hands-on with the game in Dishonored 2‘s first ever public playable demo at EGX 2016!  [Read More]