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Games

  • ‘Lara Croft: Relic Run’ review: tomb raiding your wallet

    Most of us are suckers for punishment. No, what I mean is most of us have enjoyed at least one freemium game, whether it be a social farmer or a dumbed-down city-planner. And hey, maybe you’ve sunk a bit of cash into one. I’ll raise my hand and say I have; I don’t remember what it was, but I remember feeling dirty afterwards. I’ve paid for freemium content. Square Enix decided to cash-in once more on this model and gave us Lara Croft: Relic Run. It’s an endless runner based off of the old Lara. But is raiding tombs really...

  • Nintendo Wii U’s ‘Splatoon’ tops one million sales worldwide

    Splatoon, the Nintendo Wii U's social-based third person shooter with a difference, has announced worldwide sales topping one million units in just a few weeks. It's quite impressive considering the slowing figures of the Wii U itself and that Splatoon was launched just under a month ago on 28 May. "That figure includes more than 230,000 physical and digital units sold in Europe, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 476,000 sold in the Americas," notes the presser, "and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia." Read more: Nintendo decided against Zelda Wii U reveal at E3 2015, citing possible fan ‘disappointment’ That...

  • ‘Project CARS 2′ is already in the works, according to Slightly Mad

    After finally launching its long awaited and much-delayed true-to-life driving simulator Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios has announced that it's already working on a successor. The game earlier this month surpassed the one million sales mark, but already the developer is committed to raising funds for Project CARS 2. Project CARS will continue to see massive updates, features, and content throughout 2015 & beyond. Project CARS 2 will happen simultaneously — Project CARS (@projectcarsgame) June 22, 2015 It's quite incredible considering that Slightly Mad deems Project CARS to be a constantly evolving work, as more content is added to the game in the...

  • ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ trailer wants you to ‘be the Batman’ [video]

    Heroes have it rough in the world of comics and motion pictures. Not only are they ridiculed and spat on fairly often, but they also face probable death daily for those who don't really care if they live or die. But we care, at least about Batman (and definitely not Spider-Man). The flying mammal-inspired franchise has seen a number of console game reboots over the years, with the last in the Arkham series arriving in 2011. Today sees the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight, a grittier, darker interpretation of the hero from Rocksteady. As far as trailers go too, this is probably...

  • Battlefront to Mass Effect: Wiehahn’s top 5 must-play titles from E3 2015

    E3 2015, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is undoubtedly one of the world's largest and most respected gaming expos. Each year for the last decade this annual event has provided Earth's digital pilgrims with a wonderland of gaming thrills and chills. 2015 has certainly not been any different and has shown us that the near future of gaming is looking pretty damn brilliant. Now of course there is no way of forming a definitive "Best E3 Games" list so consider this my, the author’s, semi-biased list of best games revealed at E3 2015. As always we would love to hear from...

  • ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ is Konami and Kojima at their best [video]

    If you don't watch this one in at least 1080p, you just aren't doing it any justice. The world has waited a while for the next Metal Gear Solid instalment, and finally Konami at E3 2015 announced that the title's coming to consoles, both previous and current-gen, on 1 September. It'll be called Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While there's not long to wait, this five minute trailer makes it really difficult to remain calm. The game will follow on story-wise from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and gamers will play as Big Boss, and while in many games...

  • ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ is a dense, visual masterpiece

    This is not a full review. I say this right up front because I haven't quite finished playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and I really don't want to be giving a definitive answer to a series that I love so much and yet I haven't played to the nth degree. Why haven’t I finished it you might ask? Well, mainly because I'm taking my time savouring absolutely every little piece of the experience. And what an experience it is. I bought the PlayStation 4 Collector's Edition of this game – the first one I've bought in a while -- and...

  • ‘Mad Max: Eye of the Storm’ gets the gritty story trailer it deserves [video]

    We're seeing a bit of an overlap this year when it comes to movies and games. Previous console greats like Ratchet & Clank are getting the big screen treatment, and a game based on said big screen treatment (it's supposed to be confusing), what what's more interesting is Mad Max and its spinoff title. Mad Max: Fury Road, starring a bald Charlize Theron and the ever hardcore Tom Hardy did damn well at the box office and critically for that matter, scoring a near perfect 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it's game version, Mad Max: Eye of the Storm also...

  • 9 Xbox One exclusives that make the PlayStation 4’s lineup seem boring

    For more news, announcements and videos from E3 2015, follow our dedicated week-long live blog. We said that Microsoft needed a good E3 2015 and hell was its press conference a stellar showing. With announcements that will undoubtedly have the Sony executives a little worried, the company, now well into its post-Don Mattrick era, also unveiled a slew of games coming to the console this year. Alongside backward compatibility, Phil Spencer, Xbox One head honcho, boasted that this year's lineup is the best set of games ever exhibited on any Xbox console, and we don't think he's too far from being...

  • Fallout 4 fans can preorder a real limited edition Pip-Boy for $120

    For more news, announcements and videos from E3 2015, follow our dedicated week-long live blog. Set in a post-apocalyptic world (roughly around the 22nd century), in a retro-futuristic setting with heavy influences from the post 1950s nuclear paranoia, the Fallout series just got a bit closer to the heart. The Pip-Boy, a crucial piece of the gamer's equipment when scrolling through your in-game items and characters information, was released at Bethesda’s E3 2015 showcase in Los Angeles, but unlike a coded experience, gamers can now have a real device to wear on their wrists. A real Pip-Boy for your wrist? Yes...