Posts Tagged ‘video game tourism’

Assassin’s Creed Origins adding tourism mode

Assassin’s Creed Origins [official site] has lavishly recreated (and reimagined) large chunks of Ancient Egypt so we can stab men to bits amidst beautiful scenery. But wait, if you simply wish to admire the world without getting into scraps or being nagged about objectives, that will be an option. Ubisoft today announced that they’ll add a free-roaming ‘Discovery Tour’ mode to Origins after launch, letting players explore the whole world “free of combat, storyline or time constraints”. It’ll also include guided tours from historical experts. For this occasional video game tourist, it sounds splendid. Read the rest of this entry »

Tour The Avenger With XCOM 2’s New Controller Support

Are they watching Norwegian slow television back there? Nice. I really like the Bergen Line one.

As the Commander in XCOM 2 [official site] played simulated battles from inside what was essentially a combination onesie/bubblebath/bed, why shouldn’t you slump on the sofa to play? A new patch today has added proper controller support to Firaxis’s turn-based tactical alienblaster. It may be handy for sofaplay, for giving that clawed mousehand a rest, and for players with certain disabilities. The makers suggest another use too: using a controller with the debug camera to have a nosey through the Avenger, seeing what your soldiers are up to. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Game Tourism: First-Person Grand Theft Auto V

My little cousin will freak when he sees my holiday snaps.

It’s awfully exciting. I’ve played squillions of first-person games and, thanks to mods, even first-person Grand Theft Auto. And yet, here I am, oohing and aahing like a weary traveller handed a cup of tea. The new trailer showing off Grand Theft Auto V‘s first-person mode is awfully exciting.

Not just that it’s gorgeous – it is – but that it’s surely a sign that Rockstar recognise GTA is a tourism simulator at heart, and intend to do away with all this guff about Johnny Crimes and his pals Ricky Murder and Ian Knives. GTA VI’s final mission will be to find a good vegan breakfast on a foggy San Fierro morning, mark my words.

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