New bundle will let gamers choose which games they want
AMD has announced the Never Settle Forever gaming bundle, which adds the one thing we’ve always wanted to the program — choice. In the past gamers bought a Radeon card and got a bundle of free games regardless of whether or not they already owned them, so this time around buying a Radeon card will let you redeem the game of your choice from predetermined pools, and you can even hold onto the tickets and redeem them for future, unannounced titles as well.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from IO Interactive’s popular stealth hero, Agent 47 (no pun intended). The star of the popular Hitman franchise is back for a fifth installment, and it’s about time, as the last game—Blood Money—was released way back in 2006. This time around, the agency employing Agent 47 is tired of paying for his benefits package, so they decide to assassinate him. This sets Agent 47 on a mission to dispose of his would-be disposers, taking him, and you, through 20 wide-ranging missions in an effort to stay alive while simultaneously sending the folks who are conspiring against him to the morgue. The premise is great, but we found the game’s execution—again, no pun intended—to be a mixture of awesome and awful.
Note: This review was taken from the May 2013 issue of the magazine.
It’s easy for PC gamers to get disheartened at E3. As Tim mentioned to John Carmack yesterday, we don’t have our own conference to look forward to. But if we did, our conference would be about straight games. Here’s what I’d stick in our first montage. Remember, there’s still plenty of E3 we haven’t written about yet.
Recent games haven't exactly been at a lack for assassins. Even so, for every Ezio silently skewering organs or throwaway baddie pegged with that ominous title, there's been a small (thankfully non-hidden-blade-shaped) hole in our hearts. Fortunately, after quite the absence (and a short-lived movie career), Agent 47 finally has the gaming world in his sights again. So, uh, you probably ought to take cover.