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Soulstorm is darker, more sinister and goes places other games haven’t, says Oddworld Inhabitants

Following its original four game-spanning run which concluded in 2005, Oddworld Inhabitants revived its flagship Abe's Odyssey series in 2014. Announced last year, Oddworld: Soulstorm marks the series' next instalment, which promises an "all-new" Abe and a darker, more mature narrative. Oddworld Inhabitants Oddworld Inhabitants was formed in 1994 by special effects and computer animation specialists Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna. Its first game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee came in '97 and marked t

By | 2017-03-10T09:05:47+00:00 March 10th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Mordhau is a medieval multiplayer brawler with 64-player sieges

Mordhau bills itself as a "multiplayer medieval melee game featuring large open battles, siege engines, and mounted combat". We want fights to looks like fights without the endless spinning and back twisting that are common in some games of this genre." It's early days yet, but if Mordhau can build upon what's already there, and deliver on what it's now promising, it could be onto something special. And with For Honor out now, and Kingdom Come Deliverance and Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord due this

By | 2017-03-10T04:53:29+00:00 March 10th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

FTL and Borderlands crash together in this co-op VR game from the makers of Chronos

Of course, there's more to From Other Suns than FTL with three-player co-op. Handling movement in first-person VR games has been one of the biggest challenges for the genre—and it's one that still lacks an elegant solution. Most VR games rely on teleportation to sidestep the nausea-inducing feeling of standing still physically while moving in-game. I watch from a fixed perspective as my character moves forward and when I stop moving my perspective snaps back into my body. To put it simply, it's

By | 2017-03-09T17:09:32+00:00 March 9th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

The Resident Evil games ranked from worst to best

Which Resident Evil game is best? Through reinvention after reinvention, Resident Evil games may not always be great, but they’ve always been fascinating, curious objects. Problem is, no-one really wanted a Resident Evil game to be about those things, so I understand the criticism Resi 6 got. Resident Evil ZeroDeveloped: Capcom Published: Capcom2002 (PC, 2016)James: Resi Zero was actually my first Resident Evil game. It’s one of the truest remasters out there, and one of the best survival horror

By | 2017-03-09T14:13:50+00:00 March 9th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Revisiting the renaissance with Assassin’s Creed 2

We’re introduced to Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the historical protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 2, the moment he’s born. When designing Assassin’s Creed 2, Ubisoft Montreal first looked at reviews of the original to determine which areas needed to be improved. Work began on Assassin’s Creed 2 in early 2008 and, thanks to the tireless efforts of 300+ developers, it was released in November 2009. It was really tight.”Given this merciless schedule, it’s remarkable how well Assassin’s Creed 2 turned ou

By | 2017-03-09T09:08:00+00:00 March 9th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Everything new in Stellaris: Utopia, one of Paradox’s biggest game updates ever

Traditions (free patch feature)What’s new: Empires will now generate a new resource called Unity from building certain structures and taking certain actions. Prosperity helps you turn Space Resources and Space Labor into more sweet, sweet, space cash. Your pops can’t survive in non-Hive Mind empires, and non-Hive Mind pops in your own (including on worlds you’ve conquered) will be automatically consumed (literally turned into food) by the swarm. This, understandably, gives you a diplomatic penal

By | 2017-03-09T08:22:06+00:00 March 9th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 PC port impressions

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite doesn't release on console and PC until sometime later this year, but Capcom has thrown in a teammate to strike first: a PC release of 2011's Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. A basic 'PC Settings' menu controls resolution, fullscreen or windowed options, antialiasing, texture quality, and VFX quality. The PC settings menu. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is $25/£20 on Steam. If that's too steep for you, or you want to save your fighting game money for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinit

By | 2017-03-08T15:35:42+00:00 March 8th, 2017|companies|0 Comments
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