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…
ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Dec 2017

Conan Exiles Launch Date and Pricing Details

Funcom's latest stab at the Conan franchise now has a confirmed release date: 8 May 2018. We're not sure if that's a date relevant to Conan but if it is it's probably the day he heard lamentations (they're very precious to him) or drank something out of a skull. Along with the release we've got…
ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Dec 2017

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Bohemian Symphony Video

Upcoming historical RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance sounds like it's going to be great – pun intended. Check out the video above to hear some of the in-game music and hear the developers talking about their choices and showing off some things like exploration and combat music. We'll be sure to keep our ears open for…
ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Nov 2017

This War Of Mine Father’s Promise DLC

Surviving in a warzone is hard work, especially if you're not even the intended target of those bullets and bombs. This War Of Mine has done a fairly decent job of showing these difficulties via a warzone scrounging/survival game from a civilian's point of view and doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon.…
ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Oct 2017

Kingdom Come Deliverance Combat System Trailer

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is still a long way off – 13 February 2018. But if you've been following the development at all you'll know it's shaping up to be an insanely complex and authentic medieval RPG. No draugr or dragons here, just dirty peasants and blokes with swords. If that sounds good, give the video…
ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Oct 2017

Shadow Of War Expansion Pass Trailer and Details

Assuming the talk of loot boxes hasn't put you off Shadow Of War there's finally some information on what to expect in the expansion pass. Starting this November there'll be the Slaughter Tribe expansion, followed by the Outlaw Tribe in December. Two story expansions will follow next year in February (Blade of Galadriel) and May…
ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Oct 2017

ELEX Launch Trailer

Did you see all the cool stuff in that trailer? We're asking because we missed some of it laughing at the janky pole dancer, the bit where a backpedalling man appears to be throwing snot, and voice acting with less conviction than Jan Michael Vincent's dog in Airwolf. Still, it has cool suits of armour…
ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Oct 2017

Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend and Ghost War Launch

Time for a two-in-one update for Ghost Recon: Wildlands - the game is both free to play between 12 October and 15 October 2017 on all platforms. Additionally, the Ghost War update releases today, 10 October 2017, Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be down for maintenance in the meantime but when it comes back up the multiplayer mode…
ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Oct 2017

Shadow Of War 101 Trailer

Chief orcish shill, Bruz The Chopper provides the growly narration for the latest Middle Earth Shadow Of War trailer. He seems to really enjoy saying “epic” and other words you'd associate with Lord Of The Rings, but not many you'd associate with paid loot boxes in a full price game. Ooh, we almost sounded more…
ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Oct 2017

Elex Unite Against The Albs Trailer

Elex (pronounced Ee-licks) is both the name of a game and that game's mystical resource mcguffin that's the driving point of its plot. The Albs, typical antagonistic enemy type that they are, want the Elex for themselves and as humanity it's our job to show them just how peaceful and magnanimous we are. Just kidding,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Oct 2017

Hyper Mode Returns to Dying Light

Dying Light's excellent Hyper Mode, wherein you get super powerful attacks has returned to the game. Don't believe us that it's excellent? Just watch the trailer above and prepare to laugh your arse off as zombies get kicked into hilarious ragdolls. Hyper mode is running from now until 3:30PM BST on 8 October 2017 and…
ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Oct 2017

Shadow Of War Warmonger Tribe Trailer

At this point you'd be forgiven for thinking Middle Earth Shadow Of War wasn't a game at all but rather a bunch of trailers of varying quality showing off a bunch of orc tribes. The latest tribe, Warmonger, is a faction who revere warfare. Basically, these guys like to hit things and think they're wasting…
ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Sep 2017

Prepare Your Anus Commander – The Thargoids Are Back

Update 2.4 for Elite: Dangerous has been released. Titled “The Return” it appropriately sees the return of series long running alien villains the Thargoids. Unfortunately there's not a whole lot to say at the moment because it's a big galaxy and not a lot has been seen in the couple of days since the patch's…
ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Sep 2017

Starpoint Gemini Warlords Cycle Of Warfare DLC

Starpoint Gemini Warlords took the long running space game to new heights, we loved zooming around the big black in our giant space ships, exploding and being exploded by everything in sight because we kept going to the loo when travelling long distances and crashing into stuff. Don't look at us like that, we get…