Crusader Kings II
13 days 8 hours
5 days 12 hours
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Lord of the Rings Online
31 days 1 hour
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2
30 days 4 hours
Star Trek Online
8 days 1 hour
I think it's more than that. Blizzard has been on the forefront of getting females into gaming for awhile. WoW really broke open that demographic. Far as like main stream gaming in a non-mobile/Facebook sense. Blizzard marketing is just king and the very smooth gameplay and highly polished visuals and fact they always have such diversity and 'strong' women in Overwatch.
Actually, QuanticFoundry's statistics seem to refute that notion. WoW is specifically called out as having a much smaller relative female demographic than other fantasy MMORPGs. So small that even a sci-fi MMORPG (SWTOR) has a (relatively) larger female demographic. I'll also point out that Ragnarok Online was released years before WoW...
Blizzard hasn't really pushed for diversity until they started creating games that allowed players to choose from a cast of characters. That is to say: not until Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. WarCraft and StarCraft are if anything the opposite of diverse settings.
Blizzard makes great games, but they really haven't pushed for diversity or attracting female gamers specifically until very, very recently. And it's not like Overwatch (or WoW) is being marketed specifically towards female gamers. If anything, with the overemphasis on e-sports, Overwatch is being marketed heavily towards male gamers instead. What with competition being the primary motivation for male gamers and one of the lower ranked motivations for female gamers (again, according to QuanticFoundry)...
Good shout on both the cheaper flight sticks and the fightsticks! We're always working to expand our group tests, and I'm still hoping Logitech do something worthwhile with the Saitek license on both counts.
The weird thing is they said to pc gamer and it also on EGM that this isn't the case and the statement is false. http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/bioware-puts-a-stop-to-mass-effect-andromeda-dlc-cancellation-rumors/
but thatwas about Dlc period. We'll see what happens though .
Yes, Horizon Zero Dawn looks better than Darkest Dungeon. I suspect budget constraints may have something to do with this strange phenomenon.
See, when one team spends 40+ million on acing visual fidelity for one specific platform and the other team doesn't even earn 1/40th of that or invest 1/100th of it while developing for a very diverse platform... that does tend to happen. One might almost think it'd be more sensible to compare similarly budgeted and over-engineered PC games like Star Citizen instead, but that would be cheating, obviously.
Yeah, watching that suit open up, I thought they were announcing a new Titanfall game already. To be fair, the concept of this seems much more interesting than Destiny/Division already, even before any details whatsoever... 'cuz mechs.
They didn't actually make "planet swooping" any faster, just added an option to skip it. I thought it'd be Escape, but apparently you have to use Tab to skip those animations.
Annoying mini-games are a Mass Effect tradition. As far as those go, this one is certainly the least annoying, least frequent, most optional and best implemented of the lot. That's still not saying much, but... I'd expected worse, given its predecessors.
I never had any issues with minigames in earlier games. But I'm not touching this before it has same save anywhere outside combat than previous games.