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South Park: The Fractured But Whole dribbles out

Hold onto your butts: South Park: The Fractured but Whole [official site] launched today. Fraser Brown already told us wot he thinks in our South Park: The Fractured but Whole review but gosh, that was yesterday afternoon and who can remember that far back? The world is full of distracting things like tea and weather. Ah, tea! Sec, nipping off to put the kettle on.

Right. What were we doing here? Oh! Yes. Farty Bottoms is out now. The launch trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think – South Park: The Fractured But Whole

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole [official site] is essentially the show’s greatest hits, with 20 years worth of call backs, characters and gags, all built around a LARP-inspired RPG that sees the town’s foul-mouthed kids beating the snot out of each other. If this sounds extremely familiar, that’s because I’ve also just described its predecessor, The Stick of Truth.

Crab People, magical farts, obsessively collecting social media pals, Morgan Freeman — they are all back. Only the switch from wizards and Elves to superheroes, something that could have been a superficial change, manages to keep it from feeling like watching a repeat.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole coming in October

The mighty parpin’ sweary babies of South Park: The Fractured but Whole [official site] will arrive on October 17th, Ubisoft announced today. It’s the the superhero-themed RPG follow-up to The Stick of Truth, which riffed on epic fantasy movies. All right, superhero jokes are maybe a little behind but hey, so is the game. And you know what else is behind? A bottom. And you know what comes out of bottoms? Farts. See the power of crime-fighting farts in this here new trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

South Park: The Fractured But Whole further delayed

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I think the last we wrote about South Park: The Fractured But Whole [official site] was a delay into 2017, but Ubisoft have announced a further delay into fiscal year 2018 – looking at how Ubi’s financial calendar works that would put the current release window as 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018. Thus, it could still come out in 2017, but it could also be 2018 or it could be delayed again in the manner of Project CARS (this joke courtesy of fiscal year 2015). Read the rest of this entry »

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed Into 2017

Things at Ubisoft are a bit… backed up, as South Park: The Fractured But Whole [official site] has been delayed into early 2017.

What could be the cause? Does the revolutionary Nosulus Rift need added tinkering? After all, the experience would not be complete without a device to literally fart in your face. Speculation aside, Ubisoft left a brief note on the Ubiblog explaining the game would be much more polished with a few more months in development.

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Hit It: Rocksmith 2014 Getting Big ‘Remastered’ Update

I tend not to take Rocksmith [official site] seriously because I confuse it with Songsmith, Microsoft’s software that magically created hilarious backing tracks for any vocals you fed it. No, Rocksmith isn’t the software that gave us country & western Ace of Spades or Intergalactic muzak, it’s the rhythm game from Ubisoft which – gasp! – tricks you into learning how to play an actual real guitar. Now Ubi have announced Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered, updating it with a boshload of new tools and features. Fear not: all that will come in a free update for 2014 Edition too.

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Fart Bigger In South Park: The Fractured But Whole

South Park: The Fractured But Whole [official site] isn’t just content to offer up another round of hilarious role-playing, it will also be improving on the fundamentals of The Stick of Truth—including some pretty epic farts that can tear a hole in the time-space continuum. In a recently released developer diary, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk about their lessons learned and detail some improvements made to South Park’s turn-based combat.

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Tetrominos To The Max! Tetris Ultimate Spins Onto PC

TO THE MAX!

Tetris is the socks of games, isn’t it? You may not think about it often, but you’d miss it if it were gone and, some days, nothing is more pleasing than slipping on a nice cosy pair of L-blocks. It’s perhaps not the most exciting Crimbo gift, though, so why not kick it up a notch? Take it to the next level? Introduce a whole new tetromino paradigm? Rotate blocks to the max? Ubisoft have you covered.

Yesterday they released Tetris Ultimate [official site] on PC, a year after its debut on PlayStation 4. Apparently it crashes a lot. That’s pretty xtreme. Or too much eggnog.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced

South Park: The Stick of Truth was pretty good (though not without its problems), and South Park is big bucks, so Ubisoft announcing a sequel is no surprise. But who cares about fantasy any more? No, all the kids are into superheroes now. It’s not Stick or Truth 2, then, but South Park: The Fractured but Whole [official site].

Trey Parker and Matt Stone say it should be better this time.

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