The latest Assassin’s Creed Unity trailer shows an open world Paris with much more to offer than any of the previous games. Among new activities you can now complete co-op heist missions with friends, embark on fleshed out side quests such as murder mysteries and treasure hunt in the streets and on the rooftops of 18th century Paris.
Yennefer, the immensely powerful sorceress and one time love interest of Geralt is on the run. From what or to what we do not yet know, but her journey is very dangerous and requires quick thinking and determination merely to survive. Geralt the Witcher has not given up hope of once again finding Yennefer and pursues her through this harsh environment with the help of his mentor Vesemir.
This new trailer shows you just how devastating traps can be in The Evil Within, but also shows how you can turn them to your advantage. Some traps can be avoided and turned on enemies, others can be dismantled and used to create stronger weapons and ammo. One things for sure, you’re going to need to use your head just as much as your gun to survive.
Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world game that follows Talion, a ranger killed along with his family by the minions of Sauron. Talion is brought back to life by an Elven spirit and is bestowed with new powers as he seeks revenge for the death of the people he loved.
Horror games. You either love them, or you hate them. Me, personally I love them. That intense feeling you get that at any moment something… anything could happen, it really makes my arms tingle with adrenaline. Undoubtedly I will jump out my seat at any slight sign of movement, any noise, or even at my own shadow, but that’s what makes horror games fun. The Evil Within looks like a horror game that I would enjoy a lot.
All this wedding planning has taken me away from the mainstream of gaming news, to the point that I honestly couldn’t tell you anything that happened this week. Instead I’m going to share my own gaming news. I just got tickets for my first ever gaming expo, Game Expo Scotland 2014 and I can’t wait to attend. It’s something of a boyhood dream to go to one of these events, the kind of thing I would normally be confined to simply watch on the TV or read about in magazines. I might be a lot bigger and more mature than when that dream first sprung to mind, but that’s not going to stop me enjoying it. So here’s to people dressed as obscure video game characters, getting your butt kicked at Street Fighter and staring at so many screens it makes your head hurt. I’m sure you’ll hear all about it come October!
I still remember accidentally discovering Magic a few years back whilst trawling the latest videos on YouTube. After a couple minutes of sheer bewilderment I had skipped onto the next video thinking to myself “That doesn’t look like something I would enjoy”.
Little did I know how wrong I was.
Fresh back from a weeks holiday I feel as if my gaming interests have been reinvigorated. I bought a ton of games in the Steam sale and look forward to playing them all over the next… five years. In fact recently I’ve almost completely abandoned console gaming in place of hours on end of Spelunky and some multiplayer PC games, which just goes to show that the recent crop of game releases really hasn’t grabbed my attention quite as much as I thought it would. Thinking ahead the only two console games I’m remotely interested in are The Witcher 3 and Forza Horizon 2, while I’m spoilt for choice right now on PC. Oh how the times are changing.
It’s been a sad week of gaming for me all things considered. First of all there’s the news that yet another of Ubisoft’s games have been delayed. The Division, now releasing in 2015, was one of the crowd pleasers of E3 2013 and one of the main reasons people were looking for in the push to upgrade to the new generation of consoles.
If you haven’t heard of Fictiorama Studios yet then I don’t blame you. They are a very discreet and hard working literal band of brothers based in Madrid, who’s debut adventure game Dead Synchronicity has just been successfully funded via Kickstarter. The passion behind this small team is almost immeasurable and I recently had some of their drive directed my way when I was lucky enough to ask them a few questions.
Big news this week as Facebook buy out Oculus for $2 billion dollars while everyone simultaneously scratches their heads in bemusement and wonders if they can get refunds on their Kickstarter donations.
With so many indie developers and so much opportunity these days to fund your project in various ways, it’s important to stick out amongst the crowd, have some individuality and above all provide a pitch that shows quality and professionalism, so for this weeks pick I have been looking for just that. Admittedly I have already been following three of these games through development but the others show just as much promise.
Yesterday I received the email I’d been waiting for announcing the launch of the Game Expo Scotland 2014 Official Website along with an update on the details of the expo itself.
Now that Steam Family Sharing has been officially out for a few days have you all been making use of it? I certainly have, joining my account with a few of my friends and suddenly I have over 250 games available to me.