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  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4) first impressions: Wow, what a mansion

    The day is finally upon us as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is unleashed upon the world. It marks the first core title in the Resident Evil series since 2014 and one that is vastly different to almost every previous entry. I've played around two hours of Resident Evil 7, but the question is, what do I think of it so far? Firstly, Resident Evil 7 is not a game for kids. Seriously, do not purchase this for your children due to its intensely graphic scenes and terror-inducing gameplay. As you've probably seen from numerous developer interviews and advertising, the game returns to...

  • Resident Evil: play the games in this order

    The first Resident Evil video game was a defining moment in the survival horror genre (besides Alone in the Dark, of course). While the majority of zombie media before it chronicled different undead outbreaks, the Resident Evil series went beyond that to the cause of humans turning into flesh-eating monsters, which was usually the Umbrella Corporation. Capcom found a cash cow that fans adored, and boy has it been milked to death (pun intended). Resident Evil has been going semi-strong for 21 years. While there have been other contenders rising up to try and take the mantle (like Silent Hill,...

  • For Honor: what to know before the beta

    Ubisoft's For Honor, an action MMO set to kick-off their many offerings for the year, will see various factions of Samurai, Vikings and Knights battle it out for their taste of glory. Set to be released on 14 February 2017, the For Honor beta will be taking place between 26-29 January 2017 and will have various battlegrounds for you to compete in. The Knights This faction will be played on two maps: the Citadel Gate as well as the Cathedral. Both maps feature some intense close-combat engagement areas, while others will give you a perfect flanking opportunity. The Samurai Making use of high cliffs and dangerous...

  • Sky Dancer and WorkeMon: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Another week means another look at the world of mobile games -- so what do we have for you this time? Our top picks this week include Sky Dancer and the Pokemon-inspired WorkeMon, but we've got two other nifty titles as well. Sky Dancer (free - Android, iOS) One of the newer and more notable entries this week, Sky Dancer is an endless runner with a rather slick visual style. The title sees you...

  • Breath of the Wild will be last first party Wii U game

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild will be the last first-party title for the Nintendo Wii U, the company reportedly said. "From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon. "We really are at the end of life for Wii U," he added, while saying they had no immediate plans to end Wii U game sales or online services. "The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on (Mario) Kart and Splatoon is significant. We're going to continue to support that." Of course, you won't...

  • Kingdom Hearts: play them in this order

    With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launching at the end of January, and Kingdom Hearts III coming sometime in the future (maybe?), it's probably time to jump into the series. The problem with the Kingdom Hearts series is that the games aren't released in chronological order. Kingdom Hearts is a series that can be confusing as hell to newcomers and it spans multiple console platforms (as well as smartphones). Sure, when you boil it down you'll be traversing through a number of worlds and meeting all sorts of iconic characters from Disney and Square Enix, but the story really...

  • Fire Emblem Heroes to hit mobile on 2 February

    Nintendo got the mobile ball rolling last year when it launched Super Mario Run on iOS, but Fire Emblem is the next franchise to get the smartphone treatment. The Kyoto company announced that Fire Emblem Heroes will receive a simultaneous launch on Android and iOS on 2 February. Fire Emblem Heroes will be released on iOS and Android on February 2. #FEHeroes pic.twitter.com/IcNvMb8I0y — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 19, 2017 The game is already available for pre-order on Google Play, Nintendo noted. The Fire Emblem games are strategic RPGs with permadeath mechanics in many entries, which means extra care should be paid to your decisions...

  • DC’s Injustice 2 story trailer: The rise of Brainiac

    DC's new offering, Injustice 2, directed by Ed Boon and produced by Adam Urbano, continues on from the previous game and will see Batman along with others take on those trying to restore Superman's regime. While the beloved characters are hashing out their personal issues, a new threat looms -- Brainiac. Injustice 2, much like the movies, carry on with DC's dark and dreary themes, showcasing the realities of what it means to be a "hero" and the casualties thereof. The character roster will see the return of many favourites from the previous game along with new characters such as Atrocitus, Gorilla Grodd,...

  • More Fire Emblem goodness set for 3DS, Switch

    We've already covered Fire Emblem Heroes on mobile, but Nintendo faithful will also be getting three other Fire Emblem games. The Nintendo Switch will be receiving a new, unnamed title in the Fire Emblem series next year, the company confirmed. Little was revealed about the new game, save for the fact that it would be a "new, mainline game" for the first time since 2007's Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Wii. Got a 3DS? Then you'll be receiving a Fire Emblem title on 19 May, in the form of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, being an updated version of 1992's...

  • Final Fantasy XIV’s 3.5 patch adds a tonne of content, changes

    It's time to download a new patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and while it only weighs in at just over 900MB (on PS4), the update adds an incredible amount to the game. Firstly, if you don't have it yet, go and purchase the Heavensward expansion right now. Why? The new patch adds a slew of content to said expansion. Entitled The Far Edge of Fate, patch 3.5 adds a range of new high-level quests (Diabolos is back!), beast tribe quests, side-stories, and more goodies for the taking. There are also a slew of gameplay and UI tweaks in order to make the...