Posts Tagged ‘2K Games’

Review In Progress: Mafia III

For reasons that are becoming apparent, 2K chose not to share review code with the press for Mafia III [official site], instead choosing for everyone to be able to buy it before critics could potentially warn them off. So it is that we couldn’t get our hands on it before you could, and I’m playing the game over the weekend to be able to bring you a full review next week. But in the meantime, below is a Review In Progress, my thoughts from the earlier hours of this open-city mafia-me-be, to give you a rough idea of whether this is a something in which you want to sink your pennies. Clearly the below is not a final review of the game, but it sure contains my feelings about the experience so far.

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Mafia III PC Patch Coming This Weekend, Unlocking FPS

What's the true crime here, Ian K? Is it murder or the state of the PC port? It's murder, isn't it. Definitely murder. Murder's the worse one.

No sooner had Mafia III [official site] launched last night than publishers 2K threw up their hands and admitted problems with the PC port. They said they were working on a patch adding options like removing the lock keeping framerates at 30fps, and have since followed up saying that’ll be coming sooner than we perhaps expected: this weekend. They don’t say if it’ll fix other problems like crashes, mind. Our John has experienced one crash during three hours of crimes, which he’s currently committing so he can tell us Wot He Thinks of Mafia III, but some players report more.

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Commence Your Criming: Mafia III Released

Bang! Vroom! Pow! Thwock! Cuss! Crime! Those sounds and more are now echoing across ’60s not-New Orleans in Mafia III [official site], which has just come out – in the UK, at least. It’s an open-crimeworld third-person shooter about gangs, the mob, and other naughty people, with crimes to commit, men to shoot, and a criminal empire to build. Our John has put on his crimehat to do crimes and tell us all Wot He Thinks but it’ll be a while before he’s fully crimed-up. So for now, hey look it’s out!

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Mafia III PC System Requirements Announced

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Those are the sorts of (untrue, I should stress) sensational headlines some games writers long for: sexy headlines of danger, mystery, and excitement. They’d be a lark, sure, but I’m still happy telling you something helpful and maybe giving you a wee smile then being on my way with a twinkle in my eye. So here, 2K have announced the PC system requirements for Mafia III [official site]. Perhaps you’ll find that info useful.

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How To Return To Rapture Remastered

Bioshock: The Collection [official site] is out next week, and as such you’ll be able to play the first two Bioshock games and all of the single-player DLC in renewed detail. Bioshock Infinite is thrown in there for good measure, but it already looks so pretty on PC they’re leaving it as is. 2K Games also plan to give the updated versions free to people who own the originals. How? What’s the catch? I checked, and it turns out it is surprisingly painless. Read on!

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Cheese It: Mafia III’s Post-Launch DLC Plans Detailed

I remain puzzled by big publishers announcing DLC for games before they’re even released. “Here are cool things that won’t be in the game you’re paying £35 for,” they proudly announce. “Here’s what will cost you an extra £26.” We haven’t even got to play the game and see if we like it yet they’re trying to upsell us on extras – which makes me want the game less. Baffling. Welp, with Mafia III [official site] just over a month from launch – October 7th – 2K have detailed the paid and free extras coming to their open-world crimes ’em up after launch.

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NBA 2K17 Career Stars Michael Jordan (The Other One)

Like a thespian Bo Jackson, Michael B. Jordan is acting all the sports. After mastering boxing in Creed and handegg in Friday Night Lights, he’ll now tread the boards of the balltobasket stage in NBA 2K17 [official site]. He’ll play your custom character’s best ballbuddy in the game’s MyCareer story mode, where players guide a character of their own creation through life on and off the pitch. The story’s written and directed by Creed co-writer Aaron Covington too. If this seems extravagant for a sports game, pssh, this is nothing: last year’s story was a Spike Lee joint.

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