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Games

  • There’s a Morrowind expansion coming to The Elder Scrolls Online

    If you haven't had a chance to try out The Elder Scrolls Online (let's be honest, Skyrim is still amazing and you're probably still stuck into it), now may be time to start looking into the game. Bethesda Softworks has announced that it will be releasing a Morrowind expansion to the online game. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, players will be able to journey to Vvardenfell -- an island inside of the province of Morrowind -- and undertake an additional 30 hours of new storyline. The game takes place around 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, so the...

  • First Resident Evil VII: Biohazard DLC out today

    If you own a copy of the Resident Evil VII: Biohazard deluxe edition or season pass on PlayStation 4, you'll be getting the first bit of DLC for the game today. This first of two "Banned Footage" DLC packs centres around the Sewer Gators cameraman, Clancy, as he tries to survive the Baker house -- it takes place during the "Nightmare" and "Bedroom" scenarios. The pack also contains an extra game (that is apparently "extra tough"), called 'Ethan Must Die'. It'll be separate to the RE7 storyline. Vol. 2 of Banned Footage will be out on 14 February. For anyone who doesn't own the PS4 edition, the...

  • Resident Evil VII: Biohazard [PS4] review

    During the past decade the Resident Evil franchise has gone through some interesting (read: odd) changes. The shift towards action-heavy titles may have come with decent sales numbers, but it also include splitting the core fanbase who adored the survival horror aspect. Developer and publisher Capcom has taken a huge leap of faith with the latest title, but is it enough to rejuvenate the series? The story starts off relatively simple and is a horror cliché. Ethan's wife disappeared several years before the events of the game and sends him a message to come and find her (Silent Hill 2,...

  • Dirt 4 brings procedurally generated stages to table

    Dirt Rally was one of the best games released by Codemasters in recent years, offering an uncompromising rally experience. Now, the company has announced Dirt 4, taking the Dirt Rally trappings and greatly expanding on it. Arguably the biggest feature in this iteration is the Your Stage functionality, which sees the game spit out custom tracks based on your desired parameters. "At the push of a button, you can specify what kind of stage you want -- location, long, short, complex, straight-forward, night-time, sunset, rainy, whatever -- the choice is all yours," the team explained on its blog. The feature allows you to...

  • Namco founder Masaya Nakamura dies

    Namco's founder Masaya Nakamura has died at the age of 91, Bandai-Namco has announced. Nakamura passed away on 22 January, with the video game company making the news public today, Kotaku reported. The founder created Nakamura Manufacturing in 1955, creating amusement rides and similar fare at first. However, it wasn't until the 1970s and 1980s that Namco became an all-conquering company, thanks to the rise of arcade gaming. Namco was behind some of the most iconic franchises of the era, including Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and Pole Position. In later years, the company would also see success with the likes of Ace Combat and Ridge Racer. Namco...

  • South Africa will be getting the Persona 5 collector’s edition [update]

    In a press release today, Apex Interactive announced that South Africa will be receiving the collector's edition of Persona 5 on PlayStation 4. While I almost never pre-order video games, which is a hot topic due to pre-order culture, I may be breaking my rule for this one. The collector's edition looks quite sexy with its inclusion of a soundtrack CD, 10cm plush keychain of Morgana the Phantom Thieves cat mascot, a 64-page hardcover art book, SteelBook game case, school bag, and a collectable outer box. The outer box is, of course, the strangest piece of collectable content in the box. There is...

  • Ace Combat 7 gets PC, Xbox One release as well

    Most people are probably waiting for Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda, but Ace Combat 7 has tons of eager fans too. Up until this week, Bandai Namco only confirmed that it was coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR though. Fortunately, a larger audience will be experiencing the new title, the publisher revealed. Bandai Namco's latest Ace Combat 7 trailer reveals that it's coming to Xbox One and PC too -- the latter will be arriving via Steam. In case you missed it, the game's full name is also confirmed to be Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Here's hoping that the game not...

  • There’s an Apocalypse Now video game on Kickstarter, seriously

    "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." - Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore (Robert Duvall) Now that that's out of the way, there's an actual Apocalypse Now video game project up on Kickstarter. What's more, it's from Francis Ford Coppola, the man behind the classic movie (and here social media said 2017 was going to be a rubbish year). In it, players will take on the role of the movie's protagonist, Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) during the Vietnam War. Players won't have to make the same decisions as in the movie and it's about "not being killed, rather than being a...

  • Skate City: check this new game from Alto’s Adventure devs

    We've seen numerous skateboarding games hit mobile devices, with the likes of Touchgrind and True Skate being two of the more popular "proper" skateboarding titles. Now, the team behind mega-popular endless runner Alto's Adventure (along with developer Agens) have officially revealed Skate City, being a rather realistic take on the sport. Developer Snowman said they teamed up with Agens to create the game, owing to their passion for skateboarding. Agens has already uploaded a variety of clips to Instagram, showing off the game's mechanics, spots and tricks. And if one thing is clear, it's that the game is going for a realistic...

  • Xbox: February’s Games with Gold are rather fantastic

    Microsoft has announced a few great titles as part of February's Games with Gold programme. Xbox 360 gamers will be receiving Monkey Island 2: Special Edition from 1 February until 15 February. But if that doesn't tickle your fancy, 16 February will see Star Wars: The Force Unleashed being... unleashed (available until 28 February). If that doesn't excite you, then the Xbox One selection might be up your alley, then. Critically acclaimed indie title Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be available from 1 February to 28 February, while Project Cars will be available from 16 February until 15 March. These titles replace...