Author: Rae Michelle Richards, Author at Broken Joysticks

Nov
17

Skyrim Roars Onto The Nintendo Switch Today

Bethesda has released the long-awaited  Nintendo Switch version of 2011’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It has been five years since the original release of Skyrim on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 but the Nintendo Switch version does see several improvements from last year’s Skyrim: […]

Nov
16

EA Turns off Real Money Purchases In Battlefront II Ahead of Launch

Electronic Arts has turned off real money purchases of the premium currency “crystals” within Star Wars: Battlefront II which launches in just a couple of hours time. Their brief statement outlines that the game is built upon player feedback and that […]

Nov
16

DOOM’s Nintendo Switch Port Will Have You Believing In The Dark Arts

Over the past week I’ve been playing 2016’s DOOM on the  Nintendo Switch and this game… just wow, what black magic did Bethesda use to make a game as visually striking and visceral work on  Nintendo’s hybrid tablet?  Players new to this iteration […]

Nov
15

Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition Comes To Steam

Nether Realm Studio’s second DC superhero brawler Injustice 2 comes to Windows PC with the release of Injustice 2: Ultimate Edition on Steam.    Featuring a roster of 28 heroes in the base version of Injustice with new faces like Blue Beetle, Atom and Starfire joining the […]

Nov
15

Affordable “Creator Edition” of Game Maker Studio 2 Now Available For $39 USD

Development software provider Yo-Yo Games has released a more cost-effective version of their latest game creation software titled Game Maker Studio 2: Creator Edition.  GMS2 (and by extension GMS2: CE) offers amateur and professional game developers an integrated development environment that supports both prebuilt functions that can handle common tasks like […]

Nov
14

Rocket League For Nintendo Switch Is Now Available

Psyonix’s 2015 hit Rocket League has now blasted its way on to the Nintendo Switch in North America and is available digitally through the Nintendo e-shop. This release marks the first time that players can bring the excitement of rocket-powered soccer with cars anywhere […]

Nov
13

Report: Battlefront II Will Also Have a “Starter Pack”, Includes 3 Rare Star Cards

Right now Star Wars Battlefront II holds the dubious honors of having the most downvoted comment in Reddit history and for and kickstarting a conversation throughout gaming communities & tech press alike about the nature of progression and purchasing power within multiplayer-centric titles.  If […]

Nov
12

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer | Review

A Word Regarding Review Copies: Electronic Arts acknowledged Broken Joysticks’ request for a review copy of Star Wars: Battlefront II but did not provide the site with a review code in time for publication. This review is based on several hours of play time with […]

Nov
10

DOOM Rips & Tears Its Way On To Nintendo Switch Today

Have you wanted to take id Software’s 2016 FPS masterpiece DOOM on the road with you? Now you can, complete with the game’s competitive multiplayer mode intact. Today’s release is part of Bethesda’s support of Nintendo’s unique hybrid console. Which includes not […]

Nov
09

Microtransactions Outpacing Game Sales Sets a Worrying Precedent

You might have already heard the news yesterday: Ubisoft mentioned on their Investor’s Call that “Player Recurring Investments” (read: microtransactions) have outpaced the sale of full price and discounted digital copies of their games for the first time ever. In terms […]

Nov
07

Reminder: Horizon Zero Dawn’s Expansion DLC – The Frozen Wilds – Is Out Today

Just a friendly reminder to all of Aloy’s fans that might read our site that the expansion DLC, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds is out today on the PlayStation Network.  The Frozen Wilds offers players a completely new winter to explore, an expansion specific main questline, several […]

Nov
07

Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One X Enhancements With New Patch

Square Enix has released a patch for the Xbox One version of Rise of the Tomb Raider that adds additional visual fidelity and graphic options for the newly released Xbox One X. If you’re on the bleeding edge and scored one of Microsoft’s brand new 4K […]

Nov
04

Meet The Latest Hero For Overwatch: Moira

The latest ‘Hero’ to join the ranks of Overwatch’s roster is the Tallon geneticist Moira. Clad in purples and blacks this support hero uses her scientific knowledge to heal her allies and damage her foes, sometimes simultaneously. Needless to say, her reveal came as a complete […]

Nov
04

Starcraft II Is Going Free To Play Later This Month

Starcraft II’s Wings of Liberty Campaign will be available in its entirety for free alongside the complete unranked & AI multiplayer suites Blizzard announced today during their Blizzcon keynote. Later this month a major patch will be released for SCII that […]

Nov
04

Scream “NERF THIS” At Your Opponents With This Official Overwatch Headset

The stylistic headgear worn by Blizzard’s fictional pro Starcraft player, D.VA , can soon be yours with the announcement of a line of officially licensed peripherals based around everyone’s favorite gremlin.   Razer will be releasing Razer Meka Headset, styled after the iconic headgear and color scheme that […]