Author: Ruth Wynne-Jones

Fallout Shelter Comes to PC

You might remember that last year Fallout Shelter was a really popular thing. According to this press release I have here in-front of me, more than 50 million players stepped into the role of Overseer and built up their Vault through the mobile game. And now it’s on the PC! – Very exciting news if you’ve been wanting to play Shelter but have a cheap mobile phone. Yes, I’m referring to me. To download it, you’ll need to first get the Bethesda launcher and then sign into your Bethesda.net account. So, no Steam release – it seems. In addition...

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Amy Hennig Reveals Details About Visceral’s New Star Wars Game

At a panel during the Star Wars Celebration event, Amy Hennig (writer of the first three Uncharted games) spoke about the upcoming Star Wars game from Visceral – that she is working on as creative director. Firstly, it looks like this game will feature multiple protagonists. Hennig spoke about how she took inspiration from Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones in writing Uncharted and went onto compare Star Wars with Indiana Jones: What I was really eager to discover is what distinguished Star Wars films from the others I’d been studying in the action adventure genre. The first thing that jumped out...

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System Shock Remake Meets Kickstarter Goal

Nightdive Studios have succeeded in reaching their Kickstarter goal to do a remake of the 1994 shooter, System Shock, within two weeks of the campaign’s launch. In a thank you post, Nightdive Studios’ CEO, Stephen Kick, said: There’s no possible way I could convey how grateful the Nightdive team is to the 14,000+ backers who put their trust in us – we’re having a lot of fun remaking System Shock and we owe it all to you! Naturally, there are plenty of stretch goals that the campaign is working towards. They have some sixteen days left to meet these...

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E3 2016: NieR: Automata Gets Delayed and a Trailer

Square Enix has announced that NieR: Automata will be coming to PS 4 in early 2017; the game was originally slated for release in 2016 when it was officially unveiled at last year’s E3. They’ve also revealed a few details about the story: Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break...

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E3 2016: Klei Announce Oxygen Not Included

One of the things that happened during the PC Gaming Show was Klei (Don’t Starve, Mark of the Ninja, Invisible Inc.) announcing their new game: Oxygen Not Included. They released a trailer too: It’s a space-colony simulation game in which you manage colonists on an asteroid base. Additionally, you’ll have to keep them from running out of food and oxygen and dying- because this is a Klei game. Currently, there’s a Steam page up and running with a few screenshots. They’ve put down the prospective release date as “when it’s ready!”  ...

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E3 2016: Layers of Fear Developer Teases New Cyberpunk Game

Layers of Fear developer, Bloober Team, have released two trailers for their new PC horror game, Observer. Now, Layers of Fear was the quite good horror game that released earlier this year. In our review, Carly referred to it as “brilliant horror that scared the crap out of me”. So, their new game is probably worth keeping an eye on. The tag-line for Observer is, “What would you do if your fears got hacked and used against you?” In it, you play as Dan- a Polish police officer- who has a device that enables him to delve into people’s...

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Last Episode of Dreamfall: Chapters Gets Release Date

Red Thread Games have announced that the final episode for Dreamfall: Chapters will release June 17- Friday, this week: Dreamfall Chapters REDUX is coming — on June 17th, the journey ends. Watch the teaser now! https://t.co/rueSlkE7ll pic.twitter.com/puXqOwJfSZ — Red Thread Games (@RedThreadGames) June 12, 2016 After a year and a half of Chapters releasing episodically and three years since the Kickstarter campaign for Chapters began, this end has been a long time coming. Moreover, this final chapter could mark the last venture into the Dreamfall/ Longest Journey universe- which first started with The Longest Journey in 1999. Throughout the...

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New E3 Trailer for Dontnod’s Vampyr Appears Online

Prior to being shown at E3, the new trailer for Dontnod’s Vampyr has leaked: Vampyr is the upcoming action RPG set in early twentieth century London, during a particularly vile outbreak of Spanish Flu. You play as Doctor Jonathan Reid- a man torn between his doctor’s oath and his vampiric need to kill. It seems to be a bit different from Life is Strange. The game is set to release in 2017 on PC, PS 4 and Xbox One. Expect more news on Vampyr later on in E3....

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Torment: Tides of Numenera pushed back to 2017

In an update on the official Kickstarter page, inXile announced that the release date for Torment: Tides of Numenera would be moved to early Q1 2017. They cite two major reasons for the delay- the first being that they want more time to polish the game overall. Although the game is now playable beginning to end, iteration is  a luxury they wish to give themselves. Secondly, they have a lot of work left to do in localizing Torment. To help them in this, inXile have partnered with a publisher. “This localization is no small feat (not to mention costly!),...

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