NEWS 10 Oct 2017­ by L Coulsen

Proceeds of Hellblade go to Charity Today

Also, there's a fairly lengthy accolades trailer that applauds the players, rather than the game. Consisting entirely of quotes and screenshots submitted by Hellblade's player base, using the in game Photo mode. I submitted a few of mine, though I can't quite tell if any of them were used. A lot of people, clearly had…
ARTICLES 09 Oct 2017­ by L Coulsen

So, About That Infamous EU Piracy Report

By now, I'm sure we're all aware that the EU commissioned a study regarding potential impacts piracy might have on media. You know the deal, things like downloading music from BeeMP3 (is that even still going?) or the latest Disney film from the Pirate Bay. All that good stuff. A debate that has been going…
NEWS 03 Oct 2017­ by L Coulsen

Little Witch: Openingia and Release Date

Coming November 30th in Japan (early 2018 in the west) Bandai Namco have treated us to the opening video for Little Witch: Academia. That's something we wouldn't usually talk about in much detail, but I'm rather fond of the series, so I wanted to weeb out over it for a few minutes. Brought to our…
NEWS 02 Oct 2017­ by L Coulsen

Nioh is Completed on Steam

Yes, that's right, this PlayStation 4 “exclusive” is coming to Steam as a complete edition, including all DLC and being, well, generally complete. For those unfamiliar with Nioh, it's another of those Dark Souls-esque games, but set in a Samurai fantasy era. Magical lime green bird people, giant horny demons, all that good stuff. Better…
NEWS 29 Sep 2017­ by L Coulsen

Shenmue III: The Face of Things to Come

The latest dev diary for Shenmue III gives us a quick look at how facial animations are coming along. Almost certainly done in response to comments made after the previous video showed everyone looking a tad lifeless and wooden. They're still a little rough around the edges to be sure, but there's definitely progress being…
NEWS 27 Sep 2017­ by L Coulsen

Shadow of War Charity DLC Now Free

For those unaware, there was a DLC called Forthog Orc-Slayer made in memory of Michael Forgey. A Monolith employee who worked on Shadow of Mordor/War who died of cancer in March of last year. The intention was that profits garnered from sales of this content would be donated to the Forgey family to assist them…
REVIEWS 23 Sep 2017­ by L Coulsen

Agents of Mayhem

Volition and I have quite the storied history. Pretty much every game they’ve ever made ranks itself as a member of my personal collection, with the majority sitting firm and resolute among my favourites list. So, of course, when I heard they were working on a new title, my interest was piqued. Though, honestly, I…
NEWS 19 Sep 2017­ by L Coulsen

Zone of the Enders is Coming to Steam

Yes, you read that right. Better yet, it's coming in Spring of next year. Dude! For those who don't know (dafuq have you been?!) Zone of the Enders is one of the best, period, giant mecha games ever made. There are two of them to date, both released on the PlayStation 2 with HD ports…
NEWS 14 Sep 2017­ by L Coulsen

Ben 10 is Coming to Steam

Little known fact, I'm actually quite fond of the Man of Action cartoon series, Ben 10. Serialised on the Cartoon Network pretty much constantly, in one incarnation or another, since 2005. It was actually my then one year old daughter who got me into it, but I've been a fairly loyal follower ever since. So…
NEWS 29 Aug 2017­ by L Coulsen

Marc Laidlaw Trolls the Internet About Half-Life “Epis…

By now, I'm sure, y'all have heard about the synopsis of Half-Life 3/2 Episode 3 posted by Marc Laidlaw, the series lead writer. What you may not have been told, is that it's probably a massive troll post. It does, after all, talk about Gertie Fremont, Alex Vaunt and Mrs X. So, you know what…
REVIEWS 23 Aug 2017­ by L Coulsen

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Oh boy, this is going to be a good one. Following a young Orkney woman called Senua, Hellblade is about a journey into the Nordic realm of the dead, Helheim, overlaid by a personal journey into psychosis. Note, that’s psychosis, not psychopathy. The latter being a condition typified by a lack of empathy, which often…