Author: Steven Pilkington

Review: Get Even

Title: Get Even Platform: PC, PS4 (reviewed) and Xbox One Developer: The Farm 51 Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Release date: Out now Tl; Dr: Prepare yourselves for hours of Inception-like mind-messing. It’ll be worth it. Price: £30 Family Focus: Click here for more information. What is Get Even? It’s a game that sits rather uniquely amongst other games. It’s a puzzler. It’s a first-person shooter. It’s a horror. It’s a psychological thriller. It’s a drama. It’s all of these and perhaps none of these. That doesn’t tell you much, does it? But hey, that’s Get Even. One moment you’re investigating clues, the next...

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It’s the calm before the Stormblood

Patch notes are glorious things Early access for Final Fantasy 14’s latest expansion, Stormblood, is nearly upon us. The busy Moogles over at Square Enix Towers are preparing the servers ready for the game’s latest expansion as those who pre-ordered get an early taste ahead of the launch on June 20. As if to tease us that last little bit, the patch notes give us some final slivers of information on what to expect as we first venture out into the Far East. Before we dive into that, did you know that there was a Chocobo wandering around London...

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E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey coming October 27

Hat-tastic shenanigans await Mario looks set to give his hair some much needed fresh air as he is set to make use of his hat a hell of a lot more in Super Mario Odyssey. A new trailer showcased at Nintendo’s E3 briefing shows off Cappy, Mario’s sentient hat that can do all manner of nifty things, including taking control of objects around New Donk City. The hat is used as a key interface with the world, allowing Mario to traverse along wires, poles and more to scale buildings at speed and tackle enemies. Nifty (or is that Ninty?). As...

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DiRT 4 launches this Friday

Time to chuck up the dirt once more This Friday on June 9, Codemasters will release DiRT 4, the latest in their rallying racer franchise. The game is due for release on PS4, Xbox One and Steam with the launch trailer above published to celebrate the release. From watching that trailer, it certainly looks the part. DiRT  4 carries with it the official license for the FIA World Rallycross Championship, giving it the rights to show off a few famous tracks like Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes and Lydden Hill in a multitude of different series. On those tracks (and more) you...

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Xbox Game Pass goes live for public consumption

It’s like Netflix, but without the streaming Microsoft has today launched their Netflix-like Xbox Game Pass, promising a catalogue over a hundred games to download and play on your Xbox One for a monthly fee. How much is it? The game pass will cost £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99 per month, with a free fourteen-day trial to test the service out.  You’ll have access to the games whilst the subscription remains active. If you choose to cancel, you’ll lose access to the games that you obtained. Not too shabby, but if it’s like Netflix then are the games streamed?...

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Mixer – Diving in to Microsoft’s new livestreaming service

Streaming gets ‘beamed’ up to a new mixer-upper Once upon a time, there was a wee livestreaming doo-hickey on Xbox and Windows 10 called Beam. The service featured interactive streams though XP-spending buttons and other tools that made watching streams a bit more than simply watching them and attempting to catch up with the stream chat box. Beam was acquired by Microsoft in August 2016 and today has been treated to a new lick of paint. Mixer adds a few new features to go along with the rebranding. Co-streaming is one such feature, allowing up to four people to come together...

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Oh sir, I do believe I prescribe you a Hollywood Roast!

Insult-em-up offers a new Big Screen serving The insult-em-up Oh Sir has been out there in the indie scene for quite some time. Now we’re being treated with a fresh offering of tastily gentlemanly insults to lay the smackdown on your rivalling gentlemanly…gentleman. Coming for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android on May 31, the game goes down a different direction with The Hollywood Roast, a sequel-of-sorts to Oh Sir that promises a healthy dash of pop culture references in your spiffingly strong shouts of insult against your opponent. The pop-culture doesn’t go only to the insults, of course. The...

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Review: Cities Skylines – Mass Transit

Title: Cities Skylines : Mass Transit Platform: PC, Mac (Reviewed) Developer: Colossal Order Publisher: Paradox Interactive Release date: May 18 TL;DR: DLC pack adding tasty transport options for your City Price: £10 Family Focus: Click here for more information. Cities Skylines is the gift that keeps on giving if you’re a fan of city builder games. A while back when the game first launched, I was gushing over it with my love for a game that is worthy of sitting at the top of its field. Sim City, eat your heart out. Since then, Colossal Order has been steadily adding more and more...

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Koei Tecmo announces Dynasty Warriors 9

The Chinese-Army-bash-em-up returns! Today, Koei Tecmo announced that the latest in the Dynasty Warriors series is currently in development, opening up a small teaser site to welcome the news. Little is currently known about the game, even the supported systems have yet to be revealed in an unusual move. Indeed, the teaser site makes no mention of system support, with the related page greyed out.  If I were to put my speculation hat on, that may suggest that they’re either considering or are actively developing a version for the Switch. What is known however is that the game will...

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