Articles
img

Retro Dose #9 - Mugen

In this Retro Dose we are remembering a bizarre combination of everything that, thanks to its angry opportunities, could soon fill up twenty years of existence.Fights are one of those genres that never quite took hold on the PC platform. Lately here and there get a port of questionable quality, but it has always been known that this is primarily a matter for consoles and arcade machines because playing with a mouse and keyboard would not have got you very far. Such a view slowly began to change because many PC players have at least one good controller, but that didn't

img

Retro Dose #8 - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

In this week's Retro dose we bring you a little overview of the game which most magazines and sites declared the worst game of all time, and  a game that has contributed to a complete collapse of Atari.We all know how the games that accompany the release of a movie are generally not top quality nor something we would call real AAA titles. ET the Extra-Terrestrial proved that in 1982, handing the then current owners of Atari consoles one of the worst gaming experiences ever. Although in the making of this game for the Atari 2600 it was spent around 125

img

OP News - 23/04/2017 Edition

Esports Introduced into Athletic CompetitionThe 2022 Asian Games has revealed that esports will be represented alongside mainstream, athletic, events. Whether you believe esports is worth your time or not there is no denying the explosive uptake in competitive gaming. The actual games that will be contested is yet to be revealed, but the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, held in September, will be the first event showcasing FIFA 2017, MOBA and RTA style games.New Twitch ServicesTwitch.tv has announced two new features for their services this week.First, channel subscriptions are to offer $9.99 and $24.99 tiers alongside the existing subscription price.

img

Original StarCraft is now free

The cult strategy game from 1998 has received a new update that improves compatibility with current operating systems and has become free until further notice.In the middle of the year the original StarCraft from 1998 will experience its Remastered edition of which will benefit those who do not plan to buy it.  So, when the Remastered edition comes out the original game will be free - forever.The original StarCraft bundled with the Brood War expansion is now available free of charge in versions for PC and Mac. You can download it on this link and without problems play on current operating

img

South Park - The Fractured But (not so) Whole

South Park - The Fractured But WholeAs promised, a new article for the released & played South Park - The Fractured But Whole.Well, not so much released and played as intentionally planned AND promised. I actually planned to write kind of a review about the game, my personal experiences and about what you can expect in the game AFTER(!) I played it.Chances are quite there that this is never going to happen. Or at least very late.Who knows?!We can only speculate about what's really the reason or the reasons behind the procrastination of the final release, but for sure it's not only pissing

img

Retro Dose #7 - Counter Strike

Today I'm gonna tell you a story of a very successful Half-Life mod which quickly became one of the most important Valve titles with an active career of more than fifteen years.Counter-Strike was released on the market 19 July 1999 in public-beta as a modification for Half-Life, a game that at that time was not only one of the most important things in gaming, but also on the Internet. Planet Half-Life, page dedicated to news from the world of Half-Life, in two weeks of the newly opened Counter-Strike section already recorded 10,000 views, an unprecedented record at the time. This has resulted

img

OP News - 16/04/2017 Edition

Battlefront 2 revealIt's Star Wars celebration and, alongside the first airing of the new The Last Yedi teaser trailer, we got details of EA's newest title Battlefront 2This time around a story mode is included, featuring a host of characters from the 30 year Franchise,  as well as the usual multiplayer mayhem. Release date is set for November 17th on PS4, Xbox One and PC. More details can be found on the Official SiteBandai Namco's New TitleNot much is known about this one. A mysterious teaser of a new project and the hashtag "Prepare to Dine" is about it.Elements of the

img

Gamescom 2017

Welcome back to the glorious times of Gamescom – 2017.As usual, Gamescom will return to Cologne this year once again and this time with a few (permanent)* changes.The date for the event changed to a firm date, as this wasn’t the case before.Luckily the beginning of Gamescom will be permanently held in the last week of August.The reasons for those decisions have been the exhibitors that complained about the organisation -  it simply was too complicated to plan without a firm date. Therefore, we will have a certain date we all can aim for. Most of us won’t have a problem with

img

OP News - 09/04/2017 Edition

Microsoft's Scorpio Specifications RevealedMicrosoft has kept its promise and delivered the most powerful games console in history, edging out the PS4 Pro, with Eurogamer's Digital Foundry leading the reveal. Here's the technical bit.In regard of games, Microsoft has said, as the Scorpio is part of the Xbox family, all compatible titles with the Xbox One will work with the Scorpio and there will be no Scorpio exclusives (but VR exclusives are possible).The price is currently guessed at $499 but is unconfirmed at this time.Gearbox Make (and Break) Controversial PartnershipIt was revealed, earlier this week, that Gearbox had partnered with G2A to

img

Retro Dose #6 - Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus... (IMO) The best and most unique game on PS2, and one of the best games of all time.  If you never played this or heard of this game - you missed out... a lot.First of all, it's hard to talk about the game without spoiling anything, but I'll try to avoid it as much as I can. Secondly, trying to describe exactly what makes Shadow of the Colossus so fantastic is akin to trying to describe why the bodies of work of Picasso, Bach or Beethoven are unquestioned classics; you can do your best, but any of

Latest comments