Posts Tagged ‘focus interactive’

eTouchdown: Blood Bowl 2 World Cup

There’s a Blood Bowl 2 [official site] World Cup for PC players. I’m partly writing about this because it falls under the esports remit but MOSTLY because I wanted to register my suggestion that the trophy be an actual bowl full of blood.

I feel like if I start talking about it publicly now there’s a good chance someone will see and act on the idea. A BOWL OF BLOOD, PLEASE.

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Skaven Time: Warhammer’s XCOMish Mordheim Out Soon

I always get Warhammer spin-off Mordheim confused with that Mike guy from Blizzard. C’mon, Meer, you can master this – it’s with a ‘d’ if it’s got ratmen, and with an ‘a’ if it’s infinitely wealthy.

Mordheim isn’t the biggest name in the Games Workshop back catalogue, but it’s definitely one that’s ripe with potential for exploring the edges of Warhammer’s dark fantasy world. Rather than standalone battles, it allows for a campaign of sorts, with persistent characters, upgrades and all that good stuff. It’s being loosely adapted into a somewhat XCOMy PC game, City of the Damned, which is laying its foundations on Steam Early Access later this month. We’ve finally got a look at the thing in action, too.
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The Green Party: Of Orcs And Men

Of Orcs And Men, which is out a week from now, has a sneaky, backstabby goblin and a hulking great brute of an orc. If you can get past such crude stereotyping you might find there’s more to the duo than expected. They bicker, you see, in the style of a mild-mannered middle-aged accountant and a young, maverick number-cruncher forced to share a room during a corporate retreat. It’s a fantasy adventure and a mismatched buddy movie. I hope Arka├»l, the orc, reveals in an emotional late scene that he’s only a tough brawler because he had to grow up on the streets and never knew his parents. Styx the goblin is like a father to him.. Oh, and Styx? I reckon this is his last quest before retirement.

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The Next Big Thing: The Next Big Thing?


Focus Interactive’s forthcoming adventure The Next Big Thing, which is apparently “wacky” and set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, has a black and white parody trailer out, which you can see below. It features heroines, robots, more robots, a boxing gentleman, and Quintin having a bath (as you can see pictured above). Whether it’s actually the next big thing? Well, I would suggest: “No.” It’s the next game from Pendulo, who previously produced the Runaway series. That apparently sold a million copies. Which means something. See if you can work out what that is.
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