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New Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay trailer demo’s the fight for a new home

The wait for footage from Bioware’s space-faring role-player Mass Effect Andromeda has been an excruciatingly long one, but it seems the gates are slowly beginning to open. The latest gameplay trailer debuted during The Game Awards last night and takes us on a guided tour of some the galaxy’s most hostile planets. Continue reading New Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay trailer demo’s the fight for a new home

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premiere is a two-parter

A first among their increasingly storied library of titles, Telltale Games will kick off the new season of their popular adventure games based on The Walking Dead by dropping two episodes on Day One. Hit the jump to check out the latest trailer. Continue reading Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premiere is a two-parter

Overwatch‘s new map Oasis is going to murder you with cars

Overwatch‘s newest point-capture map Oasis has arrived on the public test servers overnight and despite its idyllic surrounds, it is home to a threat altogether new to the game: vehicles. The level is bordered by a highway filled with cars travelling at speed — cars that, rather than being decoration, will kill you instantly should you get in their way. Hit the jump for a video tour. Continue reading Overwatch‘s new map Oasis is going to murder you with cars

Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4, 2016) provides little evolution on the original

It was only around 18 months ago that Bandai Namco decided to run an experiment with their well-worn Dragon Ball video game license. Marrying the 3D fighter mechanics of their long-running Budokai and Tenkaichi series to an RPG-style progession system and character creation module, the result was interesting, if a little clunky and certainly put a new spin on the same battles we’ve been replaying for decades now. Xenoverse was a victim of its own ambition though, filled with dull quests, some questionable camera mechanics and bizarre spikes in the difficulty. Regardless, Bandai Namco clearly felt it was a concept worth returning to and are back with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Troublingly, after a few hours of play I found myself almost unable to tell the difference between Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and its predecessor. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4, 2016) provides little evolution on the original

No Man’s Sky drops huge new Founder’s Update

Still got a copy of No Man’s Sky kicking around? Throw it into your PS4 this morning and you’ll discover the free V1.1 patch, also called the Foundation Update,  is now live. This is a huge patch and brings a significant amount of changes, fixes and new modes to what has been the year’s most divisive space exploration sim. Continue reading No Man’s Sky drops huge new Founder’s Update

Blizzard redesigns Symmetra, will become first Overwatch hero with two ultimates

Up until now, it’s been understood that heroes in Overwatch were only capable of deploying a single ultimate ability. This all changed this morning when Blizzard released their new Developer Update, confirming that the character is about to undergo a substantial redesign. Continue reading Blizzard redesigns Symmetra, will become first Overwatch hero with two ultimates

Video Games Review: Dishonored 2 (PS4, 2016)

I was in the minority when the original Dishonored came out back in 2012. When it seemed like the entire world was throwing roses at the game’s feet, I found it to be a competent if uninspired homage to the Thief series with a few superpowers thrown in. Dishonored 2 is certainly a better game than its predecessor in many ways, but it also comes with a set of entirely new problems. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dishonored 2 (PS4, 2016)

Video Games Review: Watch Dogs 2 (PS4, 2016) [Provisional]

To say that I was not a fan of Watch Dogs would be a bit of an understatement. Despite its fantastic concept and an E3 showing that blew the doors off the show in 2013, the finished game was a dreary, by-the-numbers open world shooter that sold quite well but ultimately failed to engage. Ubisoft have come back strong from a first-game stumble before, however, and they’re putting that experience to work with Watch Dogs 2.

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