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  • Trailer: No Man’s Sky ‘NEXT’ is the game’s biggest update yet

    Nearly two years after its initial launch, No Man's Sky is getting its much-anticipated multiplayer update. Appropriately named "NEXT" the update will add a number of gameplay and visual overhauls to the game. Gamers can now team up, be joined by randos, build colonies together or grief other players. (Finally, Hello Games' director Sean Murray's promises have come true). No Man's Sky NEXT is coming July 24th. New screenshots and lots more info here:https://t.co/eeDwxMC0Mm pic.twitter.com/kml14gQEqw — Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) July 17, 2018 The base building mechanic is a pretty dramatic change, adding the ability to build shelters on any planet and adds a...

  • 5 simple Android games for your boring daily commute

    A long bus ride? Train delayed again? That queue to the taxi moving so slowly you feel like you’re going backwards? Never fear when your app store is near. Here’s a list of five simple and compact Android games you can play on your phone when you need to kill some time on that long, boring journey. Infinity Loop Download size: 12.25MB In this game you match up various shapes and lines to create patterns and loops. The developer, Infinity Games, describes the process as “zen” and is meant to be stress free. There’s definitely a quiet, easy going feel to this app that...

  • Dear 2000s kids, have you played these 3 classic games?

    There’s probably nothing more nostalgic than seeing one of those old fashioned, box-like, gray computers and instantly being reminded of the childhood you spent battling aliens, shooting down bad guys and rescuing precious artifacts to your heart’s content. For me, some of the most memorable classic PC games were all from the 90s, even though I was only born halfway through the era. But what about those of you born after 1999? Have you played some of these classic titles? Duke Nukem 3D It’s the story line everyone loves -- aliens are taking over Earth and only one man can stop them....

  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit review

    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short and charming but often sombre narrative game by DONTNOD Entertainment (the creators behind the original Life is Strange) that acts as a stand-alone prequel to the upcoming Life is Strange 2. The game takes place on a lazy Saturday morning at a snow-covered Beaver Creek home, a small fictional town in Oregon (the same US state all previous Life is Strange games were located) where we follow ten-year-old protagonist Chris and his adventures as Captain Spirit, a superhero alter-ego of his own creation that aids him in facing his often harsh...

  • This is the gaming news you missed this June

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of June 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Original creator Dave Jones leaves Crackdown 3 Development Dave Jones, the creator behind the Crackdown franchise, has left Crackdown 3’s...

  • Everything we know about The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a stand-alone adventure developed by Life is Strange creators DONTNOD Entertainment, set for release as a free title on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 25 June. Set in the Life is Strange universe, this roughly two hour narrative game follows young protagonist Chris and his adventures as Captain Spirit, a fictional superhero of his own creation that helps him battle his sometimes harsh reality. The game was recently announced at E3 2018’s Microsoft press conference (where it also managed to snag the Best of Show award), with some extra information dropped in the...

  • Pokemon Go now lets you trade your shiny magikarp with friends

    For some Pokemon back in the Nintendo portable days, some monsters would only evolve when traded. This made swapping them with your pals a riveting experience. But when Pokemon Go launched back in 2016, this wasn't possible. Well, now it is. "The Friends feature will start rolling out to Trainers later this week, allowing you to connect with your real-life friends and keep track of their adventures in Pokémon GO. You’ll be able to send them items, earn bonuses—and even trade Pokémon!" the Pokemon Go team wrote on its website. To do all the above, you'll need to share Trainer Codes, enter...

  • Better Late Than Never: Frostpunk, The Forest, and FAR: Lone Sails

    It’s Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at three titles: the challenging colony management sim Frostpunk, the terrifying but beautiful The Forest, and the endlessly charming FAR: Lone Sails. Frostpunk Frostpunk is a stunningly beautiful but demanding colony management game set in an alternative 19th century where you are tasked with guiding the last city on Earth through a cataclysmic global winter. Gameplay revolves around building up your city while meticulously managing your limited workforce and resources...

  • 5 more iconic video game characters that stood the test of time

    What would the world of video games be without its champions, a string of digital personalities that has kept us captivated and immersed in their strange fictional worlds across multiple decades? While a lot of these characters barely see the light of day and quickly disappear into obscurity of history, there are a select few that have stood the test of time and, to this day, are able to rally us behind their cause. We’ve decided to pay homage to these characters, so that they and all who read this may know that they are loved in all their senseless...

  • This is the gaming news you missed in May

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of May 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Battlefield V reveal trailer receives controversial reaction Earlier this month DICE released the official reveal trailer for Battlefield V. While many...