Co-Op Comes to Tomb Raider with ‘The Forge’ Challenge Tomb

Tomb Raider games have always been solo experiences, and that’s held true with the most recent entry in the reboot series: Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, it appears that’s changed with the arrival of the game’s first DLC challenge tomb: “The Forge.” In this new challenge tomb, two players can work together to solve…

Warcraft III Is Coming Back

At last week’s BlizzCon, Blizzard made a couple of announcements they were absolutely certain would make their crowd of fans go wild with delight. One was for the now infamous Diablo: Immortal…the fallout for which they’re still running damage control. Seriously though, why on earth would they think that hyping up and announcing a mobile…

Festival of the Lost Has Returned to Destiny

October is in full swing now; this means that Rare Scares is in full effect here at Virtual Bastion and Festival of the Lost has finally returned to the world of Destiny. Since Destiny 2 only just launched last year, Bungie decided to skip the event, and considering all the cruddiness and controversy surrounding the…

Castlevania Classics Coming to the PlayStation 4

On October 26th, PlayStation 4 owners who may have been craving a classic Castlevania experience will be treated to not one but two famous Castlevania games from the SNES and PS1 eras in Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood. The two games, which follow closely in terms of their story lines,…

Nintendo Switch Online is Now Live

With the exception of Fortnite, online play on the Nintendo Switch now requires a subscription to Nintendo’s newly-launched online service. Subscriptions range from $20 per year for an individual or $35 for the family plan. Subscribing gets a player access to online multiplayer for games like Smash 4 and Splatoon 2, cloud saves*, as well…

Is Xbox All Access a Game-Changer?

Taking a potentially bold step forward, Microsoft recently announced Xbox All Access. Signing up for the two-year, monthly payment program will not only get you a brand new Xbox – the Xbox One S or Xbox One X – but also two years of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. There’s a nice breakdown…

Makers of ‘Until Dawn’ Trademark ‘Shattered State’

For many “Until Dawn” was one of the better horror experiences to come about during this console generation. Sure, it was more or less just a spooky walking-simulator peppered with QTEs, but that spookiness came across in a major way. “Until Dawn” sold its players on its atmosphere and managed to send a chill down…

Thoughts on Red Dead Redemption II’s first gameplay video

When it comes to new games I really want to play, I often start avoiding news, trailers, etc. a couple months before release. I like to be as surprised as possible once I load up my new experience. But with Red Dead Redemption II, the excitement I feel is far too palpable for me to…

Are We All Ready for Uncharted: The Movie?

Earlier this week, writer and director Allen Ungar released a short, live action (and non-monetized) film based on highly popular Uncharted video game series. Naturally, the film is  titled “Uncharted.” Fans of the games will immediately recognize our hero Drake (Nathan Fillion), his mentor/look-out Sully (Stephen Lang), and, if briefly, Drake’s plus-one, Elena (Mircea Monroe)….

Monstrum is a New Mesh of Roguelike and Survival Horror

Developed by Team Junkfish, Monstrum promises to combine the best elements of the survival-horror and roguelike genres. All the elements appear to be here, but the question is whether or not the team behind it can really pull it off.