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  • The Wicked And The Weird: Darkwood Impressions

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 19 readers

    I’ve been looking forward to Darkwood for a long time. It’s a top-down survival horror game with crafting elements, but early videos contained a hint of surrealism that helped the game to stand out from the crowd. Now that it has launched in Early Access, I’ve spent an hour exploring the early stages ...

  • Editorial: Assassin’s Creed Is No Longer Critically Relevant

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 8 readers - I always think music is a better model for videogames than film: individual series of games can be thought of as performers, reaching a feverish apex of popularity before settling into comfortable grooves and hoping for the rare, Kylie Minogue-like creative resurgence. What’s unusual about music is that most of its critical discourse revolves around pop.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Nemesis DLC – Subzero Map Preview

    LzyGmrs - - 19 readers - Activision and Infinity Ward recently released the map preview for Goldrush, one of the four maps included in the upcoming Nemesis DLC launching for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Today the duo have continued their countdown to August 5th with a  preview of map Subzero, one very cold affair set in a Canadian submarine base. “Subzero takes players to an abandoned Canadian submarine base.

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  • Eyes-On: Mordheim – City of the Damned

    …A warlock with a wooden leg was the highlight of my first day at Gamescom. I didn’t know a huge amount about Mordheim: City of the Damned before I sat down to watch a live demonstration of a typical mission, but half an hour later I was telling anyone who would listen that it deserved far more attention. It’s Warhammer Fantasy with a hint of XCOM…

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  • Eyes On: The Witcher 3

    … I’ve been watching somebody chopping monsters into pieces. In a miniature temporary cinema in the chaos of Gamescom, The Witcher 3 is on display, strutting around the place like a peacock. In a forty-five-minute live presentation, it proves itself to be the most handsome game at the show but I’m left wondering what exactly it has to show…

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  • Shadows: Heretic Kingdom (PC) Preview

    … will have to overlook, but that’s okay because as long as they are fixed in the final release version, any complaints are purely momentary. There are very few actually, with the exception of the occasional difficulty spike and some technical issues with the sound. Believe it or not, it’s hard to preview this because it’s very much like Diablo. Well…

    2 readers - Brutal Gamer - Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms - Heretic -
  • Hands On: Galak-Z, The Roguelite Arcade Shooter

    … Galak-Z is to top-down space shooters as Spelunky is to side-scrolling platformers. It takes the simple kinetic pleasures of dodging missiles, firing lasers and boosting a spaceship around asteroids and space debris, then pairs them with procedurally generated levels and objectives, and a set of simple, readable AI behaviours that allow you…

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  • Editorial: Assassin’s Creed Is No Longer Critically Relevant

    … I always think music is a better model for videogames than film: individual series of games can be thought of as performers, reaching a feverish apex of popularity before settling into comfortable grooves and hoping for the rare, Kylie Minogue-like creative resurgence. What’s unusual about music is that most of its critical discourse…

    8 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Hands On: Alien Isolation

    … Expectations? Enormous. Alien: Isolation is a first-person stealth/horror adaptation of my favourite film. Not a direct adaptation but a digital recreation, in terms of both its setting and its style. I’ve been starved of horror games in recent years and this one has a lot to live up to. Several hours in the company of the creature have just…

    11 readers - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Alien: Isolation -
  • First Look: Twelve Minutes

    … This is likely the first time you’ll have heard of Twelve Minutes. It definitely won’t be the last. A twelve-minute-long time loop, set in a three-room apartment, in a game that’s remarkable for its tiniest details as well as its grand ideas. In its prototype, pre-alpha form, it’s already one of the most intriguing projects we’ve seen a long…

    13 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #263

    … Our deep sea dive is due to surface in the final part of the oceanic arc! Our look at the city of Meropis and its plight draws to an end in this month’s issue of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Newsarama has a preview of what’s in store! Sonic and Rotor are fighting off Dark Gaia Monsters on the front lines, and things aren’t looking good when…

    27 readers - The Sonic Stadium - Sonic the Hedgehog -
  • Bayonetta 2 chapter 3 gameplay

    … Bayonetta surfs it up in Paradiso, dodging pieces of buildings, and battling a giant angel swimming beneath the surface of the waves. The level looks very beautiful, with clear blue skies and amazing looking water. All sorts of debris is hurling towards you as you’re riding the waves. This section of the game is sort like the one you…

    7 readers - Brutal Gamer - Bayonetta 2 - Bayonetta -
  • PSNStores Live: Road Not Taken [Archive] 8/5/14

    … Here’s the archive from the Road Not Taken live stream that happened earlier today. The archive features the first 70 minutes of gameplay from the game. Road Not Taken is now available as a PS+ game for PS4 users or $14.99 if you’re not a PS+ member…

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  • Preview: Sonic Universe #66

    … The titanic mystery is coming to a close in this month’s issue of Sonic Universe! Uproxx brings us another preview for the latest comic, and it’s a final scrap for the sake of Chip! The Hooligans have left Knuckles and the Chaotix to the beastly claws of the Dark Gaia Titan, and that’s their only problem as the waters come rushing in. Our…

    10 readers - The Sonic Stadium - Universe -
  • Space Engineers Early Access Preview

    … Space Engineers is a game that whilst is a strong enough simulator to go under the “simulator” name is also fun and not broken enough to be enjoyed by everyone and not just people suffering from some relentless desire to do a boring job. The game is essentially a simulation of what it’s like to Read more of Space Engineers Early Access Preview on n3rdabl3. …

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  • Crypt of the NecroDancer Preview

    … Crypt of the NecroDancer has been doing the rounds for just over a year now, generating incredibly positive reception from events such as PAX. Now with the game finally released on Steam under the Early Access program, more people than ever will be able to witness first hand just what makes the game so special. And my word is this game special…

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