Category: Hype

AIPD: Twin-Stick Shooter Launching January 29th

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AIPD is a top-down co-op twin-stick shooter from developer Blazing Badger based in Frankfurt, Germany where you are fighting against streams of evil artificial intelligence with lots of choices for weapons and modifications.

“Enjoy thousands of possible combinations of enemy and arena permutations that give you an unprecedented and nearly unlimited arcade experience. Enjoy the TRON-style retro graphics of AIPD using the power of Unreal Engine 4 to its limits, combined with a slamming soundtrack and overwhelming sound effects.

Choose between weapons like the powerful howitzer, the devastating shotgun or the precise phaser for point attacks. In AIPD you can choose your favorite combination of game mechanic modules and fight action driven coop battles with up to four players on one screen. Enjoy the freedom to create your own experience and adjust the game to suit your needs and skill level. Show them who is the boss in the digital AI world!”

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Included Features:

  • Thousands of possible combinations of enemy and arena permutations
  • Flexible playstyle thanks to customizable weaponry and modifications.
  • Local coop mode with up to four players.
  • Several online leaderboards for fierce competition
  • Timeless Neon-Art style powered by Unreal Engine 4
  • Smooth 60 fps

AIPD launches January 29th on Steam, PSN and the Xbox Store for $9.99/£7.99

  • Developer: Blazing Badger
  • Publisher: Mamor Games
  • Release Date: January 29th 2016
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4
  • Steam PageWebsite

Sparkle 2 releasing January 27th!

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Following the success of “Sparkle Unleashed” on Xbox One last year developer 10tons Ltd are bringing mainline title Sparkle 2 to Xbox One.

“Sparkle 2 is a highly polished match three marble shooter action puzzle game. Set in a mysterious world of magic and mystery, the player must travel through an enchanted landscape to find five magical keys. This is done by conquering more than 90 increasingly challenging marble shooter levels, equipping gameplay altering enchantments, and discovering breathtaking scenes.”

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Fragmental: a co-op arcade shooter by Ruffian Games now on Steam Greenlight

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I recently posted about Ruffian’s new plans for making and owning their own IP along with some other information about Halo franchise related work and whilst the latter has yet to come to fruition the company has been very quick to get their first indie game up and running with a series of blog posts and now the game is up on Steam Greenlight for people to vote on.

So what is Fragmental? (Via the Steam Greenlight page)

“An intense online or couch-play, multiplayer twin-stick shooter with some of the fastest and most frantic gameplay around. It’s a single screen, explosive arcade blast of fun where the weapons and levels are deadly and the rivalry is fierce. 

The top down view means there’s nowhere to hide so you better bring your “A” game! Low ammo ensures changing weapons on the fly is a must. Just make sure you know how to use it or you might blow yourself into a hundred tiny fragments.”

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Shadow Corps, a turn-based tactical game by Brimstone Interactive

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The name Brimstone Interactive might be on your tip of your tongue for something, a 5 man development team based in Helsinki, Finland they were the studio who sold Microsoft the “Eden Falls” name which was allegedly for a Lift London project that is yet to surface (and probably unlikely to do so at this point).

I was reminded of them this week and looked into whether they had announced their next project and it turns out they have! Meet Shadow Corps for PC/Mac/Linux via Steam:

“In the year 2509 humanity has colonized countless planets across the galaxy. Warlords and mercenaries roam the outer systems and the colonies are on the brink of war. As the commander of Shadow Corps, it’s up to you to bring peace and security to the galaxy, at any cost.

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GunWorld releases on Xbox One September 16th for $1.99, originally a Steam game the new release has some fancy extras for the updated release featuring:

  • Enhanced mechanics
  • Rebalanced difficulty
  • New content
  • 2 player co-op

As you can see from the trailed below it’s an 8-bit retro inspired action game made a homage to classic games released in the 1980s: (more…)

My Winter 2015 Gaming Line-up

Incase anyone was wondering what I will be buying this holiday:

Dishonored Definitive Edition 

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I liked Dishonored a lot when I played it on Xbox 360 and Dishonored 2 is a game I am highly anticipating, I have some concerns over the quality of this remaster but i’ve not had a chance to play it yet. I hope it is better than i’ve heard and Bethesda didn’t sell this great game short.

Unfortunately when I played it originally I just killed everything so I got the lame ending, I will do my best to do better this time!

Gears of War Ultimate Edition

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Gears is back! Gears of War Ultimate Edition releasing next week

 

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Next week sees the return of a franchise that is one of my favourites: Gears of War. Its been almost 2 and a half years since Gears of War Judgment and now the franchise owned by Microsoft and developed by The Coalition (Ultimate Edition with Splash Damage) is releasing on Xbox One August 25th in North America and August 28th in EMEA regions.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition takes the blockbuster original and gives it a new coat of paint with an all new art and graphical style, boost up to 1080 and 60 frames per second multiplayer (30 fps campaign) on Xbox One.

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Hype: The Swindle (31st July)

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UK Studio Size Five Games in collaboration with Curve Studios are releasing The Swindle next week on a variety of platforms! The game looks pretty interesting and I look forward to checking it out soon

“The Swindle is a steampunk cybercrime caper about breaking into buildings, hacking their systems, stealing all their cash, and quickly running away again before the police show up.

All the buildings you’ll be robbing are randomly-generated, so you’ll never get the same level twice.

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Ratings Boards #2: More games coming to Xbox One

Round 2 of my compilation of newest games rated by PEGI (EU), USK (Germany) and ESRB (US)

Magnetic: Cage Closed

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  • Developer/Publisher: Guru games/Gambitious Digital Entertainment
  • Rated: PEGI
  • Visit: Website – Steam page

“First person puzzle game where the player manipulates magnetic forces to accomplish their goals. The mechanics are focused around a single tool: The Magnet Gun which allows you to create electromagnetic fields with either positive or negative charges.”

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Vector Unit recently released Riptide GP2 for Xbox One, a game which I quite enjoyed and reviewed at release, now they are back on Xbox One and Playstation 4 this time with Beach Buggy Racing!

Originally a free-to-play game on mobile by the name of Beach Buggy Blitz it has undergone some big changes to make it fit the console audience as a premium $10/£8 game by removing all of the features that come with a free launch on mobile: No timers, ads or in-app purchases as well as a completely retuned game economy so the player can unlock upgrades quicker and easier. (more…)

Hype: The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (19th May)

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt by CD Projekt Red finally comes out this week for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, the epic RPG has been long awaited by fans of the franchise and newcomers alike.

“The world is in chaos. The air is thick with tension and the smoke of burnt villages. The fearsome Empire of Nilfgaard has struck again, ravaging the hapless Northern Kingdoms. The once mighty who tried to use Geralt for their own gain are now gone. In these uncertain times, no one can say what fortune holds in store, who will bring peace to the world and who will cause it only misery. But a force darker and deadlier emerges. The petty men and women commanding tin-plated armies fail to understand that their conflict is child’s play compared to the Wild Hunt, the otherworldly threat which now looms. These ghastly spectral riders have for ages plagued humankind, bringing misery to the world. Yet this time the Wild Hunt seeks one person in particular: the one individual Destiny itself bestowed upon Geralt, the one soul Geralt considers kin.”

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Featuring a fantastic looking open-world the game looks like a true next-gen game and behemoth of a game to get stuck into. My first exposure to The Witcher franchise was when it came to Xbox 360 and I had a great time playing that, the world felt alive and great, it had a deep and interesting story with lots of different gameplay features and mechanics that I enjoyed a lot and I think this will out do its predecessor in every way. (more…)

Hype: Wolfenstein The Old Blood (5th May)

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Wolfenstein The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to The New Order which released last year, developed by Machine Games, I enjoyed The New Order a lot and I am very excited for The Old Blood.

“The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria…

Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.” (Via Wolfenstein.com)

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Hype: Assassins Creed Chronicles China (22nd April)

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Ubisoft’s flagship franchise has taken an interesting spin-off route with the Chronicles series the first of which is set in China and two others set in Russia and India due for release later this year developed by Climax Studios.

The games are set on historical backdrops with 2.5D side scrolling gameplay focusing on stealth and verticality with multiple layers to the gameplay and as someone who feels a bit burnt out on the Assassins Creed formula this seems like something that is still quite interesting to me. (more…)

Hype: We Are Doomed (17th April)

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We Are Doomed by Vertex Pop is a colourful twin-stick shooter where you shoot baddies with a laser beam! Its bright and jovial in nature which some people will like, it has two modes: Waves (with 30 waves of levels) or Endless which is based on zones to ramp up difficulty.

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The aim is to get high scores, beat your friends and then go and beat them again, there’s plenty of variety in the polygonal enemies you are battling against and you can collect blue square which tally up to charge your super beam which will add massive firepower to help vanquish the enemies! (more…)

Hype: Primal Carnage Extinction

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Im a huge fan of dinosaurs, and to me there is a criminal lack of media featuring dinosaurs, its absolutely criminal as I think they offer a large amount of potential in the freedom of representation and variety in gameplay but particularly on PC there are a few games around.

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Primal Carnage Extinction is one such game, its a class-based online first person multiplayer shooter of humans vs dinosaurs, developed by Circle Five Studios (more…)