Dead By Daylight Gets Halloweenie In New DLC

Ol’ Shatface himself, Michael Myers, is now up to his usual tricks – leering at teens, following them muttering “I’m not touching you. Is this bugging you? I’m not touching you.”, then stabbing them through the neck – Dead by Daylight [official site]. The iconic murderman from John Carpenter’s Halloween has arrived in the 4v1 multiplayer horrorshow’s first big DLC as a new killer, bringing with him frequent foil Laurie Strode. A new suburban map is in too, his old stalking grounds. Mimy and Laurie’s abilities are based around stalking and surviving, respectively, so they do sound interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

Meticulous Experimentation In Farming Simulator 17

After a worrying absence of a 2016 edition, Farming Simulator 17 [official site] is back to simulate all your rural needs. And who better qualified to tell you all about it than I, John “Farmer” Walker, management game expert and lover of all things agricultural?!

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Civilization 6 Diary, The Mighty Pip Empire: Part 2
Alex Ferguson Arrives

I hate Philip II of Spain

Now that I’m past the first 100 turns political offers seem to be turning up with greater frequency. I hate negotiating with AI civilizations so I have decided to appoint former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson as my diplomatic advisor. I cannot afford actual Alex Ferguson so I am, instead, opening his book, A Year In The Life: The Manager’s Diary, at random and reading until relevant advice presents itself.

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Have You Played… Toribash?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Fighting games have developed down their own rabbit hole, till they’re about precision execution of multi-button combos, invincibility frames, and other inaccessible gubbins I’m very bad at. Toribash throws all of that out for a turn-based system of moving physically-simulated fighters.

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Bap! Bonk! Zzonk! Telltale’s Batman Ep 3 Out Today

The third instalment of Telltale’s episodic Batman [official site] is thunking, vronking, and zgruppping its way out this afternoon. This is the mid-way point of the season and, from what I’ve seen (I’ve not had a bash myself), it looks like the Batstory is potentially branching a bit from established Batcanon of Batbackbatstories. I’d been concerned that the Batburden of Bathistory might Batstifle Telltale’s whole ‘Batchoices and Batconsequences’ Batdealio, Batbut maybe Batthis will Batbe Bata Batinteresting Batone. Here, have a peek in this launch trailer for Episode 3: New World Order.

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Unknown Pleasures: The Division 1.4 Mega-Update Out

The Division [official site] has today launched update 1.4, the patch so big and important that Ubisoft delayed the multiplayer shooter’s expansions while they improved its the fundamentals. Ubi’s goals with 1.4 include trying to make it feel “more like a shooter“, making character build choices more meaningful, improving enemy AI, and revamping difficulty scaling. Read the rest of this entry »