Author: James Cartlidge

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming to PS4 & Xbox One

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is getting a remaster and hitting current-gen consoles soon. Originally launching on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2012, Capcom’s fantasy based action-adventure RPG was seen with fairly positive reviews – IGN giving it a 7.5/10. The Dark Arisen port, including the Bitterblack Isle area, was then released on PC in 2016. This remaster will include both versions, as well as all the bells and whistles that came with them. Check out the release trailer below; https://youtu.be/zpXjEvrz17g Boasting a robust action-focused gameplay with an ‘innovative pawn system’, allowing players to enlist avatars created by other players...

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ICYMI – MINECON Goes Online with MINECON Earth!

Recently, Mojang announced that it’s ditching the popular convention in favour of an online event, Minecon Earth. The global interactive livestream event will go live on November 18, 2017, and will be free for everyone to view. “The Minecraft community is still growing, and there’s only a certain number of players we can host while keeping the friendly, intimate community atmosphere that’s made previous MINECONs so special.” Mojang’s blog post reads. You can watch the show via Minecraft’s official live streaming channels, Twitch and Mixer – bookmark them now! In other news, Minecraft recently added new content to its...

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Minecraft Add New Marketplace Content

Recently, Minecraft announced some new content hitting the Marketplace from their partners; Noxcrew, Enejia, Razzleberry Fox and Jigarbov! – Infinity Dungeon EX by Jigarbo is a randomly-generated dungeon filled with twists and turns, elements of Parkour, combat, a tonne of logic puzzles.  Summer Festival Skin Pack by Noxcrew is a skin pack perfectly timed for the summer break. Ideal for use with their Summer Mini-Games Festival. Other add ons include the Survivors Skin Pack by Enejia, as well as the Kings and Paupers and the Sports Skin Packs by Razzleberry Fox   The Summer Festival, Survivors, Kings and Paupers,...

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Final Fantasy XIV Online exceeds 10m Players

Square Enix has recently announced that a whopping 10 million players have played Final Fantasy 14 Online. To clarify, that’s cumulative players as of today, including free trial accounts – which lets anyone create an account with up to 8 characters and access all of the content up to level 35, all with unrestricted play time. That’s an impressive number by anyone’s standards, especially since the MMO suffered a disastrous launch in 2010. In 2013, Square Enix ‘wiped the slate clean’ and relaunched with A Realm Reborn, which wasn’t an easy task to do. Check out more on this...

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Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within Trailer Wants You to Play

We’re just days away from the season premiere of Batman: The Enemy Within, the second season of Batman: The Telltale series. To celebrate, Telltale Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and DC Entertainment have dropped their official launch trailer. Different from the announcement trailer shown back at SDCC. We see Amanda Waller taking command of the situation as well as brand new look for The Riddler. Gone is his fluorescent green attire. We see Edward (Nigma, The Riddler) donning a new ‘darker’ look, one that’s reminiscent of a certain vigilante in Star City. It also seems as though his personality mirrors...

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Mobile Announced!

With the highly anticipated Middle-earth: Shadow of War edging ever so closer, yesterday, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that a free-to-play RPG mobile game will be accompanying the release.  Middle-earth: Shadow of War Mobile will feature characters from the Middle-earth series as well as from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, including Celebrimbor, Eltariel, Gimli, Boromir and of course, Talion. Pre-registration for the game is now live here. Players pre-registering for Apple devices will receive an exclusive character bundle featuring Ratbag and an Orc starter army, while fans who pre-register for Android devices will receive a version of Shelob...

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American McGee Introduces Out of the Woods

Turn out the lights and turn on that ‘eery’ D&D music. American McGee is back with Out of the Woods – a tabletop card game, book and series of art prints, that won’t ever let you sleep again. American McGee is no stranger to twisted fairy tales. Most notably (and arguably) his take on Alice in Wonderland, in American McGee’s Alice and the original Grimm Fairy Tales, in American McGee’s Grimm are some of the most twisted and disturbing horror games in recent years. The premise is simple, get rid of all of your cards and run like hell!...

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Review: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Title: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Platform: PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One. Developer: Mimimi Productions Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment Release date: August 1, 2017 TL;DR: – A fantastic top-down, tactical game. I’m just not sure it works well with a controller. Price: £35 Family Friendly?: Click here Originally released on PC back on December 6, 2016, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun was met with positive reviews (IGN gave it an 8.2). Critics loved its style, stealth, combat mechanics, and its heartfelt story of Edo-era Japan – all of which seem to transfer very well over to its console release. Sadly, its hindrances transfer over,...

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