Author: Sarah James

What-We’re-Playing-Wednesday (February 21, 2018)

Each week we’ll give you the low-down on the games that have been keeping the GGS Gamer staff busy on their consoles, PCs and handhelds. Here’s what we’ve been playing this week … Vikki PlayerUnknown’s Backgrounds (XB1) – Everyone’s gotten better at it. I haven’t. Destiny 2 (PS4) – Both characters are at 335 and one now has the Beyonce dance. Life is good. John Dying Light (PS4) – So, last week I said that completing Dying Light might take me a while because of the terrifyingly stressful night time. Well, much like I did when I was …...

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UK Gaming Chart – w/e February 17, 2018

In a week that gives us three new entries, FIFA 18 shows off its stamina by claiming the number one position, once again. The highest new entry is Kingdom Come: Deliverance, entering the chart at number two, while Bayonetta 2 and Dynasty Warriors 9 come in at numbers five and thirteen, respectively. This week’s top 20 chart in full: 1. (4) FIFA 18 2. (*) Kingdom Come: Deliverance 3. (5) Grand Theft Auto 5 4. (3) Monster Hunter: World 5. (*) Bayonetta 2 6. (2) EA Sports UFC 3 7. (1) Shadow of the Colossus 8. (6) Call of...

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Review: Samsara

Title: Samsara Platform: Xbox One, PC (reviewed) Developer: Marker Limited Publisher: Marker Limited Release date: Out now Price: PC: £12/$15 Xbox One: £13/$15 TL;DR: A relaxing puzzle game that isn’t too taxing. Family Friendly?: Click here for more information Samsara is a “reflective,” puzzle game, where the objective is to get yourself (and later, your shadowy friend) from your starting point to the exit of each level. You play as Zee, a young girl who, while out walking in the park, meets a squirrel and follows it through a portal (as you do), leaving her trapped in a strange...

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X-Morph: Defense Gets First DLC and Survival Mode Next Month

EXOR Studios has announced the first DLC for X-Morph: Defense, European Assault, as well as simultaneously adding a Survival Mode via a free update. Both are set to go live on PC on March 26, ‘closely followed’ by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The DLC, European Assault will add a mini-campaign that runs parallel to the main story, taking you to Finland and Holland and culminating in a showdown at the Eiffel Tower in France. In addition to the DLC, a new Survival Mode will be added to the game, featuring ten new levels of endless gameplay and a...

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What-We’re-Playing-Wednesday (February 14, 2018)

Each week we’ll give you the low-down on the games that have been keeping the GGS Gamer staff busy on their consoles, PCs and handhelds. Here’s what we’ve been playing this week … Vikki Destiny 2 (PS4) – THAT’S RIGHT, I’M STILL PLAYING IT WANNA FIGHTABOUT IT? PlayerUnknown’s Backgrounds (XB1) – Everyone else got better than me. :( We’re getting to the Top 10 60%+ of the time, but that bloody circle is never kind to us. John Dying Light (PS4) – I’d actually bought Dying Light a couple of years ago but the after being chased by volatiles...

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UK Gaming Chart – w/e February 10, 2018

There’s a new number one this week as Shadow of the Colossus moves straight in at the top spot. Last week’s number one, Monster Hunter: World drops down two places to number three while EA Sports UFC 3 stays firmly put at number two. The other new entries this week are The Evil Within 2 and Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition, coming in at number 10 and 13, respectively. This week’s top 20 chart in full: 1. (*) Shadow of the Colossus 2. (2) EA Sports UFC 3 3. (1) Monster Hunter: World 4. (4) FIFA 18 5....

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Microsoft Announces PUBG Xbox One S Bundle

Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One S bundle that includes a copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that will be available on February 20. As well as a copy of the game, the bundle will include a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, and an Xbox Game Pass trial and is expected to set you back £250. Here’s a full list of what you get for your money: Xbox One S 1TB console Xbox Wireless controller PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Age rating: PEGI 16) 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial Xbox Game Pass one month trial PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has recently exceeded four million players...

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Review: Battalion 1944 (Early Access)

Title: Battalion 1944 Platform: PC (reviewed) Developer: Bulkhead Interactive Publisher: Square Enix Collective Release date: Out now (Early Access) Price: £12/$14 TL;DR: Fast paced, competitive, 5v5 shooter more suited to FPS veterans than casual players. Family Friendly?: Click here for more information. Battalion 1944 wants to recapture the nostalgia and get back to the roots of some of the first competitive shooters to come out on PC, such as Medal of Honor, Counterstrike, and the early Call of Duty games. With today’s FPS offerings being primarily set in the future, and with the inclusion of mech suits, rocket jumping,...

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GTA Online Gets New Vehicle and Battle Week Bonuses

Rockstar’s GTA Online has launched Battle Week, meaning a whole bunch of bonuses across multiple game modes, a new 4×4 vehicle, and a free Black Ammu-Nation Tee – an unlock bonus for simply logging in during the Battle Week event, ending on February 12. The new vehicle, the Canis Kamacho, is a 4×4 off-roader, harkening back “to the glory days of the American 4X4.” The vehicle is available now from Southern San Andreas Super Autos. Elsewhere, you’ll be able to earn double GTA$ & RP throughout Battle Week by playing four of the available game modes; Hardest Target, Slashers,...

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