REVIEWS 14 Dec 2017­ by L Coulsen

ELEX

Piranha Bytes have been doing the rounds for a while now, never quite hitting the big time, but building up a solid following with their rather unbalanced approach to open-world RPG goodness. I absolutely guarantee, if the studio name doesn’t ring any bells, Gothic and/or Risen certainly will. Yeah, it’s those guys, and yep, ELEX…
NEWS 08 Dec 2017­ by L Coulsen

THQ Nordic Announce New Survival Game Fade to Silence

Coming to Steam Early Access next week, December 14th to be precise, Fade to Silence is about surviving in a post-apocalyptic, permanent winter. But with a spattering of eldritch horror thrown in, just becase that isn't tough enough on its own. Some intersting points from the below press release is that developer Black Forest say they…
NEWS 10 Nov 2017­ by L Coulsen

Pure Farming 2018 has an Epic new Trailer

No, that's not facetious, see for yourself. Techland's latest trailer for Pure Farming 2018, titled Heroes of the Farm, is one of the most badass trailers of the year. As weird as it sounds, they've managed to make farming vehicles look like the smexiest rides on the planet. Quite an accomplishment that. Check it out…
ARTICLES 25 Oct 2017­ by L Coulsen

EA – A Brutal and Visceral Experience

Good 'ole Electronic Arts are up to their old tricks again. Buying yet another studio, only to shut it down when they don't like what it's doing. Well, actually, about that, there are a few things to be cleared up first. Most importantly, EA didn't buy Visceral, they made it. It's a studio that actually…
ARTICLES 21 Oct 2017­ by L Coulsen

You Can’t Spell Humble Without IGN

So IGN bought Humble. And it went down about as well as you would expect. With more than a few people declaring 10/10: won't buy again. A liberal dose of hyperbole all around, I'm sure, but there's also a grain of truth to it. Now, IGN have assured us that their acquisition will not result…
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…