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Games Review: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch, 2018)

Wolfenstein II‘s latest Nazi-stomping iteration was one of the biggest and best FPS releases of last year, praised for its original script, compelling characters and bucketloads of aggressive, absorbing gameplay; the title — officially Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus — once again reinvented a classic franchise and continued the quality from The New Order and The Old Blood. It’s alt-history context reimagines the most terrifying World War II outcome imaginable, in that the Nazis have won and taken over the entire world, United States included. Cue story about uprising and American revolution and all that jazz — not the most creative framework, but one which was proven by it’s near-perfect pacing and engaging story. Continue reading Games Review: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch, 2018)

Games Review: Prey: Mooncrash (PS4, 2018): Giant Steps Are What You Take

The surprise release of Prey: Mooncrash flew under radar at E3, buried among hype for the next Elder Scrolls, the bombastic Rage 2, and Starfield among other brilliant announcements. The original title has often been similarly ignored, and considering it was a strong early contender for game of the year in 2017, it’s high time that the rebooted franchise realised its true potential. Continue reading Games Review: Prey: Mooncrash (PS4, 2018): Giant Steps Are What You Take

E3 2018: Fallout 76 is indeed online, but don’t let that get in the way of your hype

So, the rumours were true. Fallout 76 is indeed an online version of the Fallout you know and love. But it’s not an MMO. Not really. In fact, from Bethesda had to show off at their E3 press event, it actually looks like the Fallout and Elder Scrolls multiplayer mode

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E3 2018: Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a co-op 80’s adventure coming in 2019

We all knew Wolfenstein II would find its way to Nintendo Switch eventually, and it is, that’s not the story here. What we were not expecting is a seperate co-operative adventure set in the 1980’s starring the twin daughters of BJ Blaskowicz, but that’s what we’re getting. Continue reading E3 2018: Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a co-op 80’s adventure coming in 2019

E3 2018: Rage 2 kicks off the Bethesda E3 showcase

Kicking the Bethesda E3 showcase off with a fast, sugary one-song concert by Andrew WK and a pretty hilarious barb from Bethesda’s Pete Hines over Walmart Canada leaking the game’s existence, Rage 2 dropped a brand new trailer re-explaining the world and its main character, Walker, the last ranger. Continue reading E3 2018: Rage 2 kicks off the Bethesda E3 showcase

Game Bants: The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (PC, 2018): The adventure continues

Game Bants is something new we’re trying here on The Iris, a pair of perspectives on the same topic, a conversation and a less formal review style. Our first crack at this style is a chat between games writer Leah Williams and games editor David Smith about the ancticipated MMO expansion, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset.

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