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“Come and fu*kin’ get me, you fascist Nazi pigs.” The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launch trailer is here

The marketing for Bethesda’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has been among the year’s absolute best. After finding itself in the peculiar position of having to defend its core tenet of “Fuck Nazis” in a world where white nationalists rally in the open, the game has steered aggressively into any and all online resistance. It’s final trailer ahead of release reaffirms its perfectly reasonable position with both a wink and clenched fist. Continue reading “Come and fu*kin’ get me, you fascist Nazi pigs.” The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launch trailer is here

Games Hands On: Long Live Terror-Billy in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Now, more than ever, we need a game like Wolfenstein II – a game that doesn’t shy away from making strong, political statements, that deals respectfully with the ramifications of mental illness and PTSD, but mostly importantly – lets you kill a whole bunch of Nazis. If I wasn’t already excited about the title, what I got to play last week reminded me why it’s one of my most anticipated titles of October. Continue reading Games Hands On: Long Live Terror-Billy in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Games Review: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC, 2017) is a solid final chapter with no new ideas

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider takes former-apprentice assassin Billie Lurk, a character the series has heretofore considered little more than a side-kick, and catapults her into the spotlight as a lead. The final game in the current Dishonored series hands Billie an unenviable task — find and kill the Outsider. Continue reading Games Review: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC, 2017) is a solid final chapter with no new ideas

Video Games Hands On: The Evil Within 2 Explores A World Gone Wrong

I thought I was prepared for The Evil Within 2. “Psychological horror,” I thought, “I can do that.” The moment that the first nightmare broke through a mirror and attempted to chainsaw me to death, I realised just how wrong I was. The playthrough started with series protagonist Sebastian Castellanos making his way through an abandoned building in search of his missing daughter. Of course, being a horror game, each room was dimly lit, featured some delightfully skin-tingling violins, and I had an unsettling feeling that something wasn’t right. Continue reading Video Games Hands On: The Evil Within 2 Explores A World Gone Wrong

Video Games Impressions: Quake Champions (PC, 2016) feels like a welcome home

Quake Champions is id Software’s return to the 90’s multiplayer shooter genre that has traditionally been one of their strongest suits. Now in early access, it is both a throwback to the kind of multiplayer shooter that id invented and a clarion call to everyone else with a game in this suddenly resurgent genre — there’ll be no more of this cartoony shit. Daddy’s home and in this house, gibs are how we show affection. Continue reading Video Games Impressions: Quake Champions (PC, 2016) feels like a welcome home

First Preview: We take Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus AKA Nazi Killing Simulator 3000 for a test ride

If there’s one thing that 2017 has taught us, it’s that Nazi punching is back in style. Given that’s the case, Wolfenstein II has arrived with most fashionable timing. If you’re like me, and you love a good Nazi maiming, then this is the game for you. Last week, The Iris was given the opportunity to play through two key missions in Wolfenstein II’s main story, which follows American secret agent B.J. Blazkowicz as he attempts to overthrow the Nazi regime that has taken root in America.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4, 2017): It’s Dangerous To Go Alone

When I completed my first major quest line in the original Elder Scrolls Online, I promised myself one thing – I would never come back. For hours, I’d toiled, and I as I was sucked further into the world of the game, I realised that if I went too far, I would never emerge. Proving that I’m highly capable of following my own advice, I leapt at the chance to review the franchise’s newest expansion, Morrowind.... Continue Reading