Archives / 2016 / September

There’s a Skyrim concert coming to London, but…

Bethesda Softworks is putting on an orchestral concert dedicated to the tunes of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.Coming to London Palladium on 16th November, tickets for the show, performed live by the Winterhold Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, will cost between £26.50 and £76.50 and can be obtained via Ticketmaster beginning 4th October at 10am.It's worth noting, however, that Skyrim co... »

Sunless Sea director announces digital board game Cultist Simulator

Sunless Sea creative director and lead writer Alexis Kennedy has announced an upcoming single-player digital board game called Cultist Simulator.Aiming for a tentative Halloween 2017 release on PC and tablets, Cultist Simulator will feature both sane a... »

XCOM 2: Yes, it’s harder, but you also care more

XCOM 2 has just landed on consoles with a decent port of the PC version - a bit stuttery when loading missions, but otherwise fine, as far as I can tell. Meanwhile, how bad am I at XCOM 2? By way of an answer, here are a few of my recent save file name... »

Watch: Hands on with Battlezone’s co-operative campaign

Back in the early 90s when I was blowing on cartridges and recording episodes of Captain N: The Game Master on VHS, the thought of being able to play video games with my friends in virtual reality was the sole preserve of science fiction. Twenty-five y... »

Battleborn will be free to play soon – report

First-person hero shooter flop Battleborn will be free to play in the near future, a new report suggests. But there's some confusion about what this will mean.Last night, Kotaku reported on how the game will soon go free-to-play, as in the hyphenated "... »

Bungie shuts down Destiny’s long-running Omnigul exploit

Bungie has moved to swiftly lock down an ancient Destiny exploit, after players used it to dramatically speed up Rise of Iron's glacial loot grind.The Omnigul exploit was patched out last night after having been present in Destiny since December 2014.S... »

What do you actually do in games?

Here's a question: What do you do in Mario? Good question. I love Mario! In Mario you run and jump and defeat enemies. You explore. You get from left to right. You sometimes climb flagpoles. If it's Mario 2 you pick and throw vegetables. If it's Super ... »

Japan is getting its own Nintendo Classic Mini

Japan is getting its own Nintendo Classic Mini, with a palm-sized take on the Famicom coming out this November. It follows our own take on the iconic 8-bit console, which is also due out in November for £49.99 and takes the form factor of Nintendo's 80s console as it appeared in the west. I've always been more partial to Japan's own Famicom, which makes it super tempting to import this parti... »

Face-Off: Forza Horizon 3

Could this be our first look at how Xbox One titles will look on next year's Project Scorpio? Forza Horizon 3 represents a fascinating balance between looking good and running well on current generation console hardware while at the same time scaling u... »

Introducing Breakaway: Amazon’s esports game by the Killer Instinct devs

Killer Instinct developer Double Helix was acquired by Amazon Game Studios shortly after the release of its free-to-play fighting game and now the developer is courting the esports market with Breakaway, a four-vs-four competitive action arena title. ... »

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