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Posts tagged “E3 2018”

HitRecord’s claim that it’s community collaboration, not spec work for Beyond Good & Evil 2 rings hollow

There's a dark cloud looming over Ubisoft's Beyond Good and Evil 2, and I'm not just talking about the one in the stunning E3 trailer. Alongside a lot of good things at the E3 showing of the game was a section on how Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord was going to be handling the inclusion of community-created art and assets for the game. While creators will be paid…

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A new Ace Combat 7 trailer swoops out on E3’s final day

I've got a soft-spot as big as an AWACS plane for the Ace Combat series. Alternate-earth settings, military melodrama, rousing music and the occasional sci-fi superweapon to shoot down in your unrealistically well armed jet. It's all good stuff, and today's Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown trailer ticks every box. While there's no release date confirmed, it's nice to see that it's development is still zooming…

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Warframe’s next story chapter – The Sacrifice – is out

Free-to-play space ninja sim Warframe has slowly evolved into the weird space opera that it always wanted to be. In-between the procedurally generated missions and resource farming, there are some genuinely dramatic scenes, some likeable characters and even a few bold, game-changing twists. Today marks the release of The Sacrifice, a new chapter in the story that developers Digital Extremes has been teasing for the…

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World War Z’s co-op action actually looks a lark

My expectations for games based on movies are never high, so I'm surprised and delighted that World War Z actually looks quite fun in gameplay footage swarming out of E3. The four-player cooperative shooter looks a whole lot like a less-cheery version of Left 4 Dead, with a touch of defence-building and oh, swarms of up to 500 zombies who will form inhuman pyramids to…

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Early battle royaler The Culling is getting a sequel

Before there was Plunkbat and Fortnite, there was The Culling, swaggering into the twilight days of The Age Of Survival Games with a bare-faced but nonetheless accomplished multiplayer take on The Hunger Games - or, as we now call it/as we called it before The Hunger Games, battle royale. The lurid Culling burned bright for many months, as my recurring nightmares that I still have…

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Avalanche: Just Cause 4 will not have multiplayer

Alas, Just Cause 4 will not include an official multiplayer mode, developers Avalanche Studios have said following the drive-o-fly-a-shoot-o-explode sandbox's announcement at E3 this week. None of the previous games in the series have officially featured multiplayer, so it's perhaps not wholly a surprise. However, sanctioned-yet-unofficial mods did add multiplayer to the past two games - and in 2016 Avalanche hired the lead developer of…

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Blue Planet II inspires undersea explorer Beyond Blue

The beautiful BBC wildlife documentary series Blue Planet II has inspired a new game from E-Line Media, the publishers behind Iñupiaq folklore doc-u-platformer Never Alone. Named Beyond Blue, the collaboration will dive into the ocean on a near-future research and exploration mission. It'll have a documentary side too, with footage from Blue Planet II and chat from real-world ocean researchers. But most importantly, it seems…

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Feature: Cyberchat

A chat with CD Projekt Red about the romances, flying cars and hacking of Cyberpunk 2077

The demo for Cyberpunk 2077 shown to press at E3 was pretty neat. It displayed CD Projekt Red's upcoming first-person neo-noir RPG as a promising city of cybernetically enhanced mercenaries, dodgy information brokers, and corporate maniacs. Without a doubt, that demo will be shown to the rest of the public soon. For now, you can read my impressions or come with me right now, for…

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Don’t Starve: Hamlet snuffling into December

You summer holiday to a tropical city populated by aristocratic ambulant ham, I'm sorry to say, must become a winter vacation. Don't Starve developers Klei Entertainment this week announced that they have delayed the launch of its Hamlet expansion from June to December 2018, saying "we're not quite where we want Hamlet to be yet." Which is fair enough: better late than rubbo. In the…

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Telltale and Netflix trade Minecraft for Stranger Things

Minecraft and Stranger Things have gone hand-in-hand before, as seen in the official crossover skin pack above, but this deal between streaming megalith Netflix and adventure game studio Telltale (as reported by Techradar) seems a little more direct. Telltale will be adapting their Minecraft: Story Mode games into an interactive, streaming video series for kids on Netflix, while Netflix will be granting the studio the…

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First-person platformer Hot Lava launches – bring a pal

It's a risky gambit to launch an offbeat little game in the middle of the E3 hype-storm, but Klei Entertainment just love danger if Hot Lava is any indication. It's a first-person platformer starring a cast of highly meltable plastic action figures, navigating a human-scale world where every child's playtime nightmare has come to pass: the floor is lava. Today, it launches (as an open…

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Call of Cthulhu’s latest trailer practically drips with cliche

Maybe it's because we've done this dance a hundred times already, or maybe because it's based directly on the pen-and-paper RPG that brought Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos into the gaming sphere, but the E3 trailer for Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu feels very familiar. Dire prophecies, flickering torchlight, lots of sickly blue-greens in its palette are all present and correct, and while on some level I feel…

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Labyrinth of Refrain – retro dungeons in Disgaea’s style

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is an old-school dungeon delver from Disgaea studio Nippon Ichi, in the style of Sir-tech's classic Wizardry games. Assemble an entirely custom party, loot, level and explore dungeon mazes in first person while trying not to lose too many of your characters to greed, overconfidence and bad luck before you can return to the surface to restock. It's launching this September.

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Nioh 2 announced, though not yet confirmed for PC

Koei Tecmo have announced a sequel to 2017's neat-o action-RPG Nioh, imaginatively named Nioh 2. So far it's only confirmed for PlayStation 4, but I wouldn't worry too much: the original wasn't even announced for PC until it had been out on PS4 for months. A PC release for this too would seem likely. Hopefully. The game you might've heard described as "Dark Souls but…

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Welcome to Miami in Hitman 2’s “gameplay” trailer

Bienvenidos a Miami in a new trailer for Hitman 2 which crept out of E3 earlier this week, following its cinematic-heavy announcement. It shows Ian Hitman goin' to Miami--the city where the heat is on--to off people during a supercar race day, which will offer some exciting opportunities for creative murder in the stealth sandbox. This is a "gameplay" trailer in the "lots of clips…

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See Grim Fandango’s cast reunite for a live read-through

The main voice cast and composer of LucasArts' Grim Fandango reunited last night during E3 for a live performance of scenes and songs from the splendid adventure game. The game turns 20 this year, and after all this time it's just lovely to see them having a lark together, reading through scenes, gabbing about the game, and jamming (and singing!) those top tunes. Watch the…

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Feature: Great games are here already

FREE 3: A trio of free games as an antidote to E3 hype

The exhibition rumbles on, and so we’re back with three free for E3 to suggest some games that you can play while waiting for release dates that seem oh so far away. And, as a bonus, these are all available at no cost whatsoever! Instead of Forza Horizon 4, play...

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Fallout 76 will support mods, but not at launch

Mod support will indeed be coming to multiplayer survival sandbox Fallout 76, Bethesda have said, though not in time for its November launch. Mods are a standard feature for Bethesda's RPGs, of course, filling in all the holes Bethesda leave and adding so many wonderful new things, but the always-online nature of 76 left that in question. Not to mention that some spectators have been…

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Insurgency: Sandstorm looks genero but goodo

For a long time while watching this Insurgency: Sandstorm trailer, I thought its great innovation was to do with context dependent AI barks that swear at guns a lot. Then I thought I must be listening to actors pretending to be players in that cringingly E3 demo sorta way. Then I realised that devs New World Interactive were attempting to sidestep that by paying actors…

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