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Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Review

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Gaming News (909)

Absolver Gets New Trailer, Pre-order and Collector's Edition Details

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 18, 2017 04:41PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


With its release coming at the end of August, Absolver, the online melee action game from Slocap and Devolver Digital have revealed the title's pre-order bonuses, what the Collector's Edition contains, and a new trailer featuring weapons and powers gameplay. Players will be able to equip Tension Shards that can fill during the course of a battle, enabling powers to be used and weapons to be formed. You will need to be careful with these weapons though, as they can break or you can be disarmed and see them turned against you.

For those considering pre-ordering the game, you will enjoy 10% off the base price or $29.99, the Labyrinth Prospect mask, and Uring Priest gear. The limited batch of physical Absolver Collector's Editions from Special Reserve Games include a 52-page The Art of Absolver book, a sticker pack, and an ultra-premium, wearable Prospect mask with display stand, in addition to the PS4 disk or Steam key for PC download. The Collector's Edition will cost $74.99 though.

Absolver launches on August 29 for PC and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: Press Release



Micro Machines World Series Launches

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 30, 2017 02:37PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today Micro Machines World Series has launched for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, so naturally we have also gotten a launch trailer for the title. This game marks the return of the series with classic and new content for players of all ages. It supports up to four players locally and 12 players for online multiplayer and features 12 customizable vehicles and 25 classic locations. Collectibles like blasters, mines, hammers, bombs as well as NERF power ups can also be found to defeat your opponents.

 

 

Source: Codemasters



Nintendo Announces SNES Classic Edition

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 26, 2017 03:12PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Last year Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition, a version of the classic console with 30 games already installed on it, and, perhaps not unexpectedly, the Super NES Classic Edition has been announced. It will come with two controllers, 20 classic games, and, surprisingly, Star Fox 2, which never released on the original console. The console is to have an MSRP of $79.99 and is to be available on September 29, 2017, at least for the lucky ones. Hopefully Nintendo will have enough produced to satisfy demand.

Here is the list of games:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • F-Zero
  • Super Metroid
  • Street Fighter II
  • Super Punch Out
  • Castlevania IV
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Mega Man X
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Star Fox
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Secret of Mana
  • Earth Bound
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Star Fox 2

Source: Nintendo



New Micro Machines World Series Trailer Reveals All 10 Race Tracks

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 21, 2017 05:29PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


A new trailer has released for Micro Machines World Series and it shows all 10 of the game's race tracks and the 12 Micro Machines. Many of the game's 15 battle arenas are present in the trailer as well. It also features the voice of John Moschitta, the world's fastest talking man and the voice of the franchise from the 80's.

Micro Machines World Series launches on June 30 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: Press Release



The Crew 2 Announced by Ubisoft

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 13, 2017 05:29PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


There are a lot of announcements coming out of E3 this week, and among them is The Crew 2, the sequel to the 2014 MMO racing RPG The Crew. The game is coming from the Ubisoft studio, Ivory Tower, along with several associate studios, like the original, but will feature a fully redesigned USA to explore. This new open world is Motornation and it will push physical boundaries and players with non-stop competition and exploration across cars, bikes, boats, and planes. New areas will also be enhanced with life-like vegetation, 3D volumetric clouds and fog, and realistic water behavior.

The current release target is early 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Ubisoft has also announced The Crew Rewards Program as a sign of appreciation for existing The Crew players. It will offer up to 18 vehicles in The Crew 2 to these palyers.

Source: Ubisoft




Metro Exodus Announced and Coming 2018

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 11, 2017 06:05PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


This bit a news is one I am happy to see come out of E3 as I very much enjoyed the prior Metro games. Metro Exodus, the next chapter in the franchise has been announced and is coming in 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A quarter-century after a nuclear war devastated humanity, leaving only a few thousand survivors in the metro beneath ruined-Moscow, you as Artyom must flee what has been your home to find a new life in the East.

In Metro Exodus players will not only be crossing the continent but also a full year, experiencing Spring, Summer, and the Autumn of a nuclear winter. The game will feature the blend of action, horror, survival, and stealth the franchise is known for, along with story-driven design and choices that will determine your comrade's fates. Players will get to explore non-linear levels as they cross the ruined world aboard the Aurora, a heavily modified steam locomotive.

Steam currently has the Metro Redux games on sale, so you can pick them up at a good price if you are interested.

Source: Deep Silver




Assassin's Creed Origins Officially Announced

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 11, 2017 04:57PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


The next Assassin's Creed game has finally been announced as Assassin's Creed Origins, and as many rumors had indicated, the game is set in ancient Egypt. It is being developed by the Ubisoft Montreal team that worked on Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag along with Ubisofts Singapore, Sofia, Chengdu, Shanghai, Bucharest, Kiev, and the external Sperasoft studio. Its release date is currently set for October 27, 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

As the title suggests, the story is to reveal the origin of the Assassin's Brotherhood, starting with Bayek, a protector of Egypt. Players will get to explore the living, systemic open world, discovering forgotten myths and secrets of the last pharaohs and Great Pyramids. The game is also to give a new vision to the franchise, as it embraces action-RPG elements, such as leveling up, loot, and selecting abilities to customize your character. Origins will also feature a new combat system that allows one to engage multiple enemies at once and includes ultra-rare weapons. The narrative experience gives players new freedom as well, so we can choose and complete quests at our pace.

Along with this announcement, the Deluxe and Gold Editions have been announced. The Deluxe Edition includes a printed version of the hand-drawn world map, the official soundtrack, and the Digital Deluxe Pack with its Ambush at Sea naval mission, Desert Cobra Pack, and three bonus Ability points. The Gold Edition includes all of this and the Season Pass, and for those who want it, there will be a Steelbook version of the Gold Edition. Those who pre-order the game will also receive the Secrets of the First Pyramids mission that reveals to players secrets of those ancient structures and the mysteries they contain.

Source: Ubiblog [1] and [2]




Two Pre-Order Characters Announced for Agents of Mayhem, Including Johnny Gat

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 8, 2017 03:32PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today two characters were announced as pre-order bonuses for Volition's and Deep Silver's upcoming Agents of Mayhem. One agent is Lazarus, a merging of woman and machine, who still loves humanity, even though she has evolved beyond it. The other is Johnny Gat from the Saints Row franchise, though with a retconned backstory. Instead of being a member of the Saints gang, Johnny achieved the rank of Lieutenant in Seoul's police department. After awakening from a year-long coma and finding the police had been replaced by robots, he needed a new place to call home. His love of guns and wanton destruction (and hate of robots) made him a perfect fit for MAYHEM.

Lazarus is a pre-order bonus character for digital purchases while Johnny Gat is a GameStop exclusive pre-order bonus. Agents of Mayhem releases on August 15 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Source: Press Release




The Swords of Ditto Announced and Coming to E3

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 6, 2017 04:27PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


With E3 quickly approaching, we are seeing some news come out for different titles that will be there. Among them will be the newly announced indie game The Swords of Ditto from developers onebitbeyond and publishers Devolver Digital. The Swords of Ditto is an action-adventure RPG that can be played solo or with a co-op companion as you create a new legend while defending the Island of Ditto from Mormo. Successes and failures will be recorded in the tomes of Ditto, impacting future adventures. Banishing Mormo will leave a more joyful land for future generations, while failure allows darkness to start enveloping the island. Monuments and loot from prior adventures can also be found by new heroes.

The Swords of Ditto is coming to PC and PlayStation 4 in early 2018 but will also be at E3. Its gameplay debut will be streamed live on twitch.tv/twitch on Monday, June 12 at 5 PM, Pacific time.

 

 

Source: Press Release




Need for Speed Payback Announced and Coming November 10

Category: Gaming
Posted: June 2, 2017 08:39AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today EA and its studio Ghost Games announced Need for Speed Payback will be the next game in the franchise and is launching November 10 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The title will be an action driving fantast game that is about more than finishing first but also building the perfect ride and playing out the story. The player will get to drive as Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman while taking on The House, a cartel ruling over casinos, criminals, and cops, and working to earn the respect of the underground. Need for Speed Payback will also feature the deepest vehicle customization in the series to date, allowing players to craft unique rides and transforming a derelict into a supercar.

While the release may be months away, we already have details on the pre-order bonuses and Deluxe Edition. Those who pre-order will get the Platinum Car Pack that includes five customized and tuned cars at launch, along with Platinum Blue Tire Smoke that only those cars can equip. The Deluxe Edition includes the Platinum Car Pack and adds exclusive customization items, including the Deluxe Edition license plate and NOS color, in-game discounts, and Rep bonuses. Those who get the Deluxe Edition will also have three days of early access to the full game, while those with EA Access or Origin Access will only have 10 hours of early playtime, starting on November 2.

 

 

Source: EA



Far Cry 5 Announced with February 27 Release Date

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 26, 2017 12:59PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


On February 27, 2018 for the first time in the franchise, players will get to visit America in Far Cry 5 on PC, Xbox One (including Project Scorpio), and PlayStation 4. More specifically, the game is set in Montana, in the fictional Hope County where you will be playing as the new junior deputy. Your arrival has accelerated the plans of the Project at Eden's Gate, a fanatical doomsday cult that is now trying to violently take over the county.

To fight back against the cult you will join the residents of Hope County to form the Resistance and use various vehicles and weapons. These vehicles include airplanes as you will engage in aerial dogfights with the cultists across Big Sky Country. There will also be American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs, and boats to use, especially when you are trying to escape the cult or the wild animals. Making a return is the map editor, allowing players to create new playgrounds.

There are a number of Far Cry 5 videos up on YouTube, and you can find them all at the linked source below.

Source: Ubisoft and Press Release




Microsoft Streaming Service Beam Renamed to Mixer

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 25, 2017 12:19PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

It might not be as popular as Twitch or YouTube is for livestreaming video games, but the Microsoft-owned streaming service Beam has gotten a fairly significant update today, including a name change to Mixer. One of the key features of Beam has been its ultra-low latency design, so there is very little lag between when the streamer does something and when a viewer sees it. There are even systems to allow the audience to interact with the streamer and directly influence the game, and this is why the name Mixer was decided on, as the service is meant to bring people together.

Beyond the name change, Beam/Mixer has received some new features, including Co-Streaming and the Mixer Create beta app for Android and iOS. With co-streaming up to four streamers can have their streams combined into one viewer experience, with a single chat. For example, this would mean a party of four in Left 4 Dead could all stream their gameplay and the audience could watch all of them from a single page, with a centralized chat. There is no requirement that the four streamers are playing the same game though. The Mixer Create beta app allows people to broadcast from their smartphone, but it will be in a later update that streaming gameplay from your device will be added.

In addition to these changes there is also the start of Channel One, a moderated channel that is always streaming, addition of the Mixer Page to the Xbox One dashboard, the Mixer NYC studio at the flagship Microsoft Store, and a Mixer celebration going on today with an interactive fireworks show at the end.

 

 

Source: Mixer (Beam)



Micro Machines World Series Gets New Gameplay Trailer

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 24, 2017 01:50PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today Codemasters and Deep Silver have released a new gameplay trailer of the upcoming Micro Machines World Series. It shows off some of the chaos players can expect when it releases on June 23 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Each of the cars you can play with have their own personality and arsenal too, giving players different ways to enjoy and experience the game. Once you find one car you like, you can spend the time to master it, collecting its 25+ customizations until you decide to work on mastering the next car. With 12 distinct vehicles having their own feel and sound, from the twitchy-but-agile El Incendio to the monster truck Hank N. Stein, there will be plenty to do across the classic and new locations.

 

Source: Codemasters




Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Coming to PC

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 23, 2017 11:17AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Already released on the three current consoles, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is coming to PC on June 8. It will be available on both steam and GOG for $19.99. A remake of a 1989 game, this release lets you play as Wonder Boy, who has been cursed by the Meka-Dragon, turning him into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity. As you search for a cure in this action platformer you will explore the interconnected world of Monster Land and undergo other transformations.

Published by DotEmu and developed by Lizardcube, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap has Wonder Girl as a playable character, new secrets to discover, and difficulty modes for new players and those that remember the original series.

 

 

Source: Press Release and The Dragon's Trap Website



Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed Until Spring 2018

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 22, 2017 01:25PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


It was back in October that Rockstar announced the coming of Red Dead Redemption 2 but as seems to be the case for many AAA titles, it is being delayed. Instead of launching in Fall 2017, its launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is now slated for Spring 2018. This will be the first Rockstar title to be developed from the ground up for the latest consoles, and it is this reason the company cites for the delay.

While this may be disappointing news for many, we can still expect to see details of it released this Summer and along with this announcement is a new batch of screenshots. There is still no word on a PC version of the game.

Source: Rockstar




Offworld Trading Company: Jupiter’s Forge Releases

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 18, 2017 12:22PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


About a month ago, Stardock announced the Jupiter's Forge expansion for Offworld Trading Company. The base game is a strategy title that has players trying for economic dominance on Mars by leveraging the available markets. With Jupiter's Forge players venture to Io, Jupiter's volcanic moon where there is a new resources system, new buildings, new factions, and a new campaign to enjoy. The expansion also brings with it a new Infinite Map Challenge mode, where successive maps grow in difficulty, testing players to see how far they can get.

The expansion costs $14.99 but newcomers can get it and Offworld Trading Company together for just $29.73 at Stardock or Steam.

 

 

Source: Stardock




South Park: The Fractured But Whole Finally Releasing October 17, 2017

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 18, 2017 12:04PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

The sequel to 2014's South Park: The Stick of Truth is finally releasing on October 17, 2017. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on that day, across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In this title, players will be fighting against the rise of crime in South Park as superheroes. The New Kid, the playable character, will get to discover the backstory of their superhero identity, assemble their costumes, and harness fart-based powers. The game also features a new combat system and a revamped looting and crafting system.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will come in four editions: Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold, and Collector's. All purchases before January 31, 2018 will also come with The Stick of Truth, and some partners will grant this immediately if you pre-purchase. Pre-orders will also receive an exclusive in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud. At key locations, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud will provide advice and commentary.

Source: Ubisoft



F1 2017 Releasing August 25

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 17, 2017 10:09AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


On August 25, 2017, Codemasters and Deep Silver will be launching F1 2017 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. This entry in the series will feature a deeper career mode, multiplayer enhancement, a new 'Championships' game mode, and the return of some classic F1 cars. The 1988 McLaren MP4/4 as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, the 1992 Williams FW14B that was raced by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese, and the 2002 Ferrari F2002 of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher are all returning, with more classics to be revealed. Players will be able to take these classic out as part of the career mode as well, thanks to invitational races putting the classics on modern tracks.

There will be twelve classic cars in total with eleven of them included with all editions of the game. The 1988 McLaren MP4/4 however will be a pre-order/Day-One purchase exclusive at first though, until it is made available for purchase at a later date.

 

 

Source: Codemasters




DiRT 4 Trailer Features Rally Drivers and Being Fearless

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 12, 2017 09:41AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today Codemasters and Deep Silver released a new trailer for DiRT 4, featuring professional rally and rallycross drivers talking about how they deal with fear and yet still push to go faster. The drivers include Kris Meeke, double world champion Petter Solberg, and the Hansen brothers.

The game will feature two different handling models, Gamer and Simulation, making it accessible to gamers both already familiar with the franchise and newcomers. DiRT 4 also features the Your Stage system that can generate millions of different tracks based on the characteristics you want. It releases on Jun 6 in North America for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: Codemasters



Alan Wake Disappearing from Steam Store and Xbox Store Soon

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 12, 2017 09:20AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

If you do not already own Alan Wake on Steam or the Xbox Store but want a copy, you will have to act soon. The licensing deal developer Remedy Entertainment had for the game's music is expiring soon, so without successfully negotiating a new deal, the game cannot be sold after May 15. Luckily, for those who want to purchase it while they still can, Alan Wake's Sunset Sale 90% Discount starts May 13 at 10 AM PST and will include the game, its DLC, and Alan Wake's American Nightmare, though the last is not effected by the license expiring.

If you already own a copy of the game and its DLC, your copy will remain valid and functional after May 15. You will also still be able to download it after the licensing expires, it is only new sales that will be prevented.

Source: Steam Forum and Twitter



Block'hood Exits Early Access

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 11, 2017 10:31AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


The neighborhood building simulator from Devolver Digital and Plethora Project, Block'hood has final reached its 1.0 release, officially launching on Steam and GOG for PC and Mac. The game was announced for the Early Access program back in 2015, and at the time only had 90 blocks for players to work with. There are now over 200 building blocks and additional resources are needed to unlock new blocks, configurations, and combinations. Block'hood also now has a five-episode story mode that follows a boy, his pet, and their neighborhood, but players can always try the Challenge, Sandbox, or Education modes.

With its 1.0 release, Block'hood has seen a an increase to price to $14.99, though both Steam and GOG appear to have it on sale currently.

 

 

Source: Press Release




Absolver Gets Combat Trailer and August 29 Release Date

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 10, 2017 10:11AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Absolver is an upcoming online melee action game and its release date has finally been announced as August 29 for the PC and PlayStation 4. In Absolver the player takes on the role of a Prospect, one who has taken a vow to join the elite Absolvers, combatants that fight to maintain stability in the world. You will get to choose a combat style, which each having its own special abilities, and create a Combat Deck to match your fighting style. As the trailer below shows, you can learn new moves as you play or by taking on a mentor to spar with and learn from. You can also choose to explore the game alone or with friends.

The game's three combat styles are the Kahlt Method, Forsaken, and Windfall. With the Kahlt Method, players can absorbs hits without being stunned or pushed back, and if one successfully counter attacks, they will regain some health. The Forsaken is a more balanced style, offering power and the ability to parry attacks and stun opponents. Windfall has greater dexterity and will, allowing Prospects to avoid attacks, setting up opponents for counters.

 

 

Source: Press Release



Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Expansion Released

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 4, 2017 01:02PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today marks the release of the Crusade expansion for Galactic Civilizations III. This expansion adds several new systems to the game, and adjusts several existing ones to address the late-game grind 4X games can suffer from. Galactic Citizens are a new way to enhance your entire civilization or specific colonies while the espionage system allows you to spy on your opponents and even cripple their planetary enhancements. The invasion system has also been changed to require strategic thinking. New civilizations have been added as well, but if the Terran Resistance, Onyx Hive, Slyne, or any of the older factions are not what you are looking for, the Civilization Builder will let you create one of your own and even allow for custom conversation dialog. These new factions and the ships you can build in the Ship Designer can all be shared via the Steam Workshop.

For owners of the base game, Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade costs just $19.99, or $39.99 with the base game.

 

 

Source: Stardock



Darksiders III Announced for 2018

Category: Gaming
Posted: May 2, 2017 11:43AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Following an accidental leak, THQ Nordic has officially announced Darksiders III is coming next year to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. This game will continue the story of the first two games as Fury, the rider of the black horse, is sent by the Charred Council to destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. Fury differs from previously playable brothers, War and Death, in that she wields magic and a whip to balance of good and evil. She also strives to prove she is the most powerful of the four.

Since the first two games, Darksiders and Darksiders II, released there have been some significant changes, including the collapse of THQ and new ownership of the IP by THQ Nordic, formerly Nordic Games. While that may not seem to bode well for consistency between these games, and the conspiracies and plots revealed already revealed, THQ Nordic is working with Gunfire Games, which is largely comprised of the original Darksiders creators. The IP may be under a new owner, but at least some of the original talent behind the games is still involved in the development. Here's the reveal trailer from IGN and a link to the website: Darksiders.com.

 

 

Source: THQ Nordic



DiRT 4 Gets First Gameplay Trailer and Soundtrack Information

Category: Gaming
Posted: April 27, 2017 07:53AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today Codemasters and Deep Silver have released the first gameplay trailer for DiRT 4, showing some of what players can expect on June 6. The music for this trailer is the track 'Instigators' by Grace Potter, one of the over 40 licensed tracks that will appear in the game. The soundtrack has been crafted to match DiRT's style and tone with tracks from The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Bastille, along with exclusive tracks from The Amazons, Sigma, Freak and Pretty Vicious.

DiRT 4 launches on June 6 for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and will features over 50 off-road cars to take on five rally locations with millions of routes.

 

 

Source: Codemasters



Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade Expansion Releasing May 4

Category: Gaming
Posted: April 26, 2017 01:33PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


First announced back in February with the Galactic Civilizations III v2.0 patch, the game's Crusade expansion at last has had its release date announced. On May 4, GalCiv III players will get to experience this significant expansion.

Since the announcement there have been a number of Dev Diaries detailing some of the changes that Crusade is bringing with it, along with the reasons behind them. These changes include a new espionage system, interactive planetary invasions, the addition of Galactic Citizens, and several balance changes to resolve late game grind. Crusade is also bringing with it an updated graphics engine.

Source: Stardock




Scanner Sombre Announced by Introversion Software, Releasing April 26

Category: Gaming
Posted: April 24, 2017 09:16AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


On Wednesday Introversion Software, the BAFTA-winning developer behind Prison Architect, is releasing its next game, Scanner Sombre. It is a "total departure" for the studio, in times of visual style and tone, according to Chris Delay, Introversion's Creative Director, while Mark Morris, Managing Director, describes it as being "a more involved, claustrophobic game distilling a deep sense of unease into a single play session." In the game you use a LIDAR scanner to explore the dark cave you have found yourself in, with the neon lights the scanner produces being your guide as you try to find your way around. Introversion lists Gone Home, Dead Esther, and Proteus as inspiration for this latest title.

For anyone curious about the game, it will be launching April 26, as in two days from now. It will cost $11.99, but have a 20% launch discount on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store.

 

 

Source: Scanner Sombre




Avalanche Studios Partners with Nordisk Film

Category: Gaming
Posted: April 24, 2017 08:49AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Avalanche Studios, the developer behind the Just Cause franchise (Just Cause 2 and Just Cause 3 reviews) and the Mad Max game released in 2015, has partnered with Nordisk Film, a leading Nordic entertainment company. As part of this partnership, Nordisk Film will invest $10 million dollars into the game developer for a minority ownership share.

Nordisk Film is a film producer, distributor, and cinema operator in the Nordic region and has founded Nordisk Film Games to invest in Nordic gaming studios, such as Avalanche. With this investment, the hope is for Avalanche Studio to accelerate its growth in the international gaming market by developing and self-publishing more high quality games.

Source: Nordisk Film



Micro Machines World Series Gets First Gameplay Trailer

Category: Gaming
Posted: April 19, 2017 10:34AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Back in January it was announced that the Micro Machines franchise is coming back with Micro Machines World Series. Today we have gotten the first gameplay trailer, showing off the kind of mayhem these tiny cars can create with their collection of weapons in the new Battle Arenas. Up to 12 players can face off in the competitive games, fighting for territory or flags, or have a 6v6 deathmatch in the 15 battle arenas. These arenas include The Laser Lab, Buzzsaw Battle and a Hungry Hungry Hippos board. At your disposal will be NERF Blasters, a Dynamite Launcher, Tidal Wave, and Cobra Turret.

Micro Machines World Series is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on June 23.

 

 

Source: Codemasters




Star Wars Battlefront II Announced with November 17 Release

Category: Gaming
Posted: April 15, 2017 06:08PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Earlier today EA and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Battlefront II is coming with a release date of November 17, 2017. DICE, Motive, and Criterion are teaming up to develop this game that will span all three Star Wars eras and allow us to play as ground troops, get into dog fights in First Order TIE Fighters, as well as heroes and villains like Yoda and Darth Maul. Motive has been working with the story group at Lucasfilm and the result is a new story for its single plyer campaign, following an Imperial elite special forces soldier. Galactic-scale space combat is also coming to Battlefront II, and Criterion is behind it so you can fly between asteroid fields and imperial dockyards in some of the universe's most iconic ships, all with refined handling, weapons, and customization options.

While the release is still months away, pre-order bonuses are already being described as content inspired by the upcoming film, including Kylo Ren and Rey themed looks, epic ability upgrades in multiplayer, and players will be able to upgrade to the Star Wars: The Last Jedia Millennium Falcon and a new First Order ship. Those who purchase the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will also get upgrades for your trooper classes.

Star Wars Battlefront II is releasing November 17, 2017 on PC (via Origin), Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

Source: EA



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