Leo Espada

Highly opinionated one half of GwtW.com, gaming for over 30 years.

Get Your Sean Bean On! Civ VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Announced

After the flurry of free updates and game mechanic updates, the Civilization VI team was expected to release more information on their first official expansion for the beloved series. Rise and Fall expansion aims to expand game mechanics even further by duplicating the uneven nature of actual history. Before the …

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DiCE Suspends ALL Microtransactions in Star Wars: Battlefront II

Consumer complaints regarding Star Wars: Battlefront II’s microtransaction system hit boiling point with the game’s official release today. Amidst the turmoil, DiCE general manager Oskar Gabrielson released a statement on Twitter announcing the suspension of the “Crystal” transaction system. Today, we turned off in-game purchases for #StarWarsBattlefrontII. The game is …

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Sexual Harassment Accusations Have Begun To Move into the Gaming Community

Why wouldn’t sexual harassment and aggressive inappropriate behavior not exist in game related businesses if it exists everywhere else? The latest accusation comes from former IGN employee Kallie Plagge. In her tweet three days ago, she lists multiple advances by IGN editor Vince Ingenito: After hearing everyone else’s sexual harassment stories, …

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Obsidian with a Strange Tweet Leaves Gamers Guessing

Earlier today Obsidian Entertainment posted a strange tweet listing their games in chronological order ending in a “???”. It has been hours since this was posted with hundreds of gamers guessing and no new news. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Neverwinter Nights 2 Alpha …

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REVIEW: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Jumping on dial-up with my kickin’ phone modem screaching and chipring to get “this game”. “This game” my friends were raving about called Wolfenstein 3d. From my perspective, this happened practically yesterday. Little did I know then, watching the bytes trickle so slowly (only an early 90s gamer would understand), that …

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REVIEW: Debris

The premise for Debris sounds like a direct sequel to James Cameron’s film The Abyss. It is a survival adventure game that takes place deep in the icy depths of the Arctic. Debris is a slow paced thriller that attempts to blend deep stretches of darkness with mysterious aquatic life, intermixed …

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Bungie: “400 users banned” For Threatening Destiny 2 PC Ecosystem

This morning we posted a story regarding a number of PC users complaining on Reddit and other forums that they were banned from playing Destiny 2. These stories were posted with screenshots, and led readers to believe they were banned for using third party video capture software. Being so specific …

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Is EA’s Perception of the Game Market Accurate?

On October 17th publisher Electronic Arts announced the closure of one of its studios, Visceral Games. The studio was working on an unnamed Star Wars game with an anticipated release date of late 2018/early 2019. The project was headed by Amy Henning, ex-writer and co-creator of the Uncharted Series for Naughty …

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Players Reporting Being “Instabanned” From Destiny 2 PC Version

UPDATE: More users on other forums are reporting similar stories of being banned. The common thread appears to be that some point they activated their overlays, and recorded footage. After a few hours, when they tried to log back in they were surprised to find their accounts were banned. The …

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REVIEW: Mushroom Wars 2

Mushroom Wars 2 is a real-time strategy game that has recently released on Steam. The original Mushroom Wars first released in 2009 on the Playstation 3 console, before moving to mobile devices, and finally onto PC. This sequel successfully captures the bright look and light-hearted tone of the first game very well. …

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