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Gaming Today Baldur's Gate 3 early access release delayed until October

Baldur's Gate 3 was due to launch in early access next week, but unfortunately has now been delayed until October 6th, according to developer Larian Studios. The reason for the delay, according to Larian, is to fix some last-minute bugs and issues with the localization of the game.  In a statement released on Twitter, the company clarified the reasons were d...

 

Gaming Today The Division 2 is free to play over this weekend

If you've still not gotten your hands on The Division 2 yet, then this weekend might be your chance, as Ubisoft is holding a free-to-play weekend, allowing you to sample everything the game has to offer.The Division 2 is set in a near-future Washington, D.C. in the aftermath of a genetically engineered virus known as "Green Poison" being released, and follow...

 

Gaming Today Does Microsoft have it's eye on more major game studios?

Microsoft made a huge shock with the purchase of Zenimax Media, the parent company of Fallout & The Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda, this week for a cool $7.5 billion. That might just be the first wave, however, as rumours suggest the Redmond software house are eyeing up other major studios.Indeed, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has gone on record today with...

 

Gaming Today Activision refutes Call of Duty hacking claims

There was an unverified rumour floating around yesterday that up to 500,000 user accounts linked to the Call of Duty franchise of games had been hacked, with personal data potentially stolen. The information came from a now-deleted Twitter account who made the claims.Activision has now officially gone on record to state that the information was "not accurate...

 

Gaming Today Rocket League Meets Fortnite as it goes Free-to-Play

Rocket League is going free-tp-play tomorrow, and to celebrate, it's being invaded by characters from Fortnite, arguably the most popular video game in the world right now. That's one way to promote rocket-powered football to potential new customers, I guess.I doubt it'll do much to soften complaints from hardcore Rocket League fans over the fact they'll now...

 

Gaming Today Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War beta starts in October

Call of Duty: Black Ops is on the way, and it's first beta has now been confirmed to take place in October, with PlayStation 4 players being the first to get a chance to play it. Activision confirmed the timings for the betas, which kicks off with the PS4-exclusive testing on the 8th of October. There's then an open PS4 beta between the 10th and 12th. If you...

 

Gaming Today Cyberpunk 2077 story is 'slightly shorter' than The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 was a fairly chunky game, but if you were expecting the same from Cyberpunk 2077 you may be a little bit disappointed, as CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the game will be 'slightly shorter.'Of course, slightly shorter of a big game is still a big game - and indeed, according to CD Projekt Red on a recent livestream, the decision was made due...

 

Gaming Today Apple accuses Epic Games of 'marketing' with Fortnite lawsuit

Epic vs. Apple hasn't gone away - indeed, tech and gaming's latest rivalry is just hotting up, with Apple now accusing Epic Games' lawsuit of being nothing more than a 'marketing' stunt. The accusation appeared in Apple's September 16th's counter-filing against Epic, who are looking to get Fortnite reinstated to the iOS app store before the hearing to determ...

 

Gaming Today Microsoft snaps up Fallout & Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda

Microsoft dropped a huge bombshell today when it confirmed it had acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda, for a cool $7.5 billion. The purchase means a catalogue of huge IP's now live exclusively under the Microsoft umbrella, including the aforementioned Fallout and Elder Scrolls series, along with Doom...

 

Gaming Today Life is Strange 2's first episode is now permanently free-to-play

I recently completed both Life is Strange games and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised at just how engaging and moving the storytelling is in both of these titles. The second game stood out however as a remarkable social commentary on modern America, and if you've never had the chance to pick it up, now's your chance, as the first episode is now comp...

 

Gaming Today Game Streaming The End for Modding & Game Preservation?

With the news that Google's Stadia Pro service has launched to the mainstream, and GeForce Now providing some, albeit suffering, competition, it begs the question; what would the long term future of game streaming services hold for the game modding and preservation scenes?It's a genuine question, given the sheer proliferation and research going into the tech...

 

Gaming Today Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements are surprisingly light

Good news for those of you expecting to have to upgrade your hardware to play Cyberpunk 2077, as CD Projekt Red has now released the official minimum and recommended specs, and on the whole, they're surprisingly light, given how spectacular the game is visually.The specs were released as part of the Night City Wire presentation, where some new trailers were...

 

Gaming Today Top 5 Gaming Keyboards Available in 2020

If there's one object on your desk you'll interact with more than anything else, perhaps apart from the mouse, it's the keyboard. It's the fundamental way of you getting input into the computer, and for gamers, a decent keyboard is critical.As such, we've rounded up what we feel are the five best choices for gaming keyboards available right now. We'll be cov...

 

Gaming Today Fallout: Miami mod team posts a new teaser trailer

The team behind the upcoming Fallout: Miami mod has released a brand new trailer which shows off a "day in Miami," your next holiday destination for sun, sand, sea, and a few feral ghouls, among other "friendly" locals. The mod, developed by Milan Brajkovic (creator of Shard of Oblivion for Skyrim) and a small team, is set in the areas of New England through...

 

Gaming Today Project 17 mod porting Half-Life 2's opening to Half-Life Alyx

The iconic opening of Half-Life 2 finds you heading to City 17 for the first time aboard an old soviet-style train, following what I can only describe as a wild hallucination where a man with a briefcase told me to 'rise and shine' - and never before will it have felt so real, as one mod group are porting the whole sequence over to Half-Life: Alyx.Project 17...