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Author: Kevin McLennan

Kevin is old, 30 years old to be exact. With old age comes an appreciation for the finer things in life. By finer he means faster, better, more efficient, he means a PC. Where once there used to be Sega Mega Drives, Playstations and N64s, now there is only the PC. But that's quite alright, cause he always hated that he could never order a Pizza Hut on his SNES. is a part time worker full time gamer who loves indie and retro games as much as AAA titles and MMO's. When not playing on his Xbox or PC he often makes way for his N64, SNES and Gameboy. Likes to think of his play style/attitude to life as tactical but this often turns out to be gung-ho and spur of the moment.
Far Cry 4 Story Trailer – Extreme Sports, Wildlife and Lots of Fire

Far Cry 4 Story Trailer – Extreme Sports, Wildlife and Lots of Fire

With only a couple of weeks until we’re all set free in the peaks of the Himalayas, Ubisoft have released another Far Cry 4 trailer further expanding on the story trailer from E3. It seems the once peaceful region has been torn apart by war, of which there are two opposing sides and two opposing leaders; Amita and Sabal. The trailer also shows off the Far Cry famous wildlife, extreme sports that the player can supposedly take part in during the game, and lots of explosions and fire.

“Battles Of Kyrat” Is Far Cry 4’s PVP Mode

“Battles Of Kyrat” Is Far Cry 4’s PVP Mode

Far Cry 4’s newly announced “Battles of Kyrat” PVP mode will consist of 5v5 round-based matches with 2 different factions over 10 different maps and 3 different modes; Outpost, Demon Mask and Propaganda.

Outpost is your classic King of the Hill game type, with each faction trying to establish control of a position on the map.

Propaganda is your Rush game type where one faction has a limited time to destroy three of the opposing factions bases.

Finally Demon Mask plays just like capture the flag as both factions search for the mask with the aim of returning it to their bases.

There are a multitude of weapons, vehicles for cross map travel… oh, and there are elephants, and you can ride them… enough said really!

Time Anomalies And Celebrity Co-op In Assassin’s Creed Unity’s New Trailers

Time Anomalies And Celebrity Co-op In Assassin’s Creed Unity’s New Trailers

So you thought Assassin’s Creed Unity was going to be one of those games that tried to be serious and easy to follow did you? Well, think again because Ubisoft have just released two brand new trailers that throw all that out the window.

The first trailer shows the player deperatley trying to escape a time anomaly within the animus, It eventually catches up to him and he is transported to a future version of Paris with planes, machine guns and massive V adorned on the Eiffel Tower. What could it all mean? Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.

The second trailer takes the lighthearted approach as four voice actors impersonate celebrities as they play a co-op mission within Assassin’s Creed Unity. I’m not quite sure what the point of the trailer is, but there are a few laughs to be had and the voice actors are actually very good.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Explores Revlutionary Paris

Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Explores Revlutionary Paris

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.

For me the Assassin’s Creed series has been calling for something such as a co-op mode to freshen up the similar gameplay from release to release. An improved combat system, interesting setting, redesigned graphics engine and improved climbing system also reinvigorate my interests in a series I once loved.

Part 1 and 2 of the video series can be found here and here.

Assassin’s Creed Unity launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 14th 2014.

Geralt’s Still Chasing Girls In New Witcher 3 Cinematic Trailer

Geralt’s Still Chasing Girls In New Witcher 3 Cinematic Trailer

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.

The Witcher 3 is set to be the largest and most impressive entry to the series yet and boasts a open world 35 times larger than that of its predecessor. With the release still months away this new cinematic trailer begins to explore the story and setting behind one of the most impressive looking RPGs since we Fus-Ro-Dah’d our way across northern Tamriel.

The Witcher 3 launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in February 2015.

New ‘The Evil Within’ Trailer Shows That Enemies Are Not Your Only Problem

New ‘The Evil Within’ Trailer Shows That Enemies Are Not Your Only Problem

If you’re going to survive a playthrough of The Enemy Within there’s a few points you’ll first have to consider. Firstly you’ll need a strong heart and stomach to avoid gruesome creatures popping out at you from all angles. Secondly you’ll need to conserve your ammo, only using it when absolutely necessary. And finally you will need to use your wit avoiding traps and instead, using them to your advantage.

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.

Our Week In Games – Week 98

Our Week In Games – Week 98

While most of us have been living our normal gaming lives, Chris has been of to London to visit the Eurogamer Expo and from the sounds of it 2014 has been another brilliant event. Make sure to read his words here, here and here if you want the low down of what’s been happening this weekend.

Kevin

XCOM

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is where most of my gaming time has been spent this week. Although very late to the chase, this game has really drawn me in. The tactics of correctly managing a team that not only fight aliens in the battlefield, but research, develop and build alien technology back at HQ are not easy to grasp. This is a good thing of course, tactical games aren’t supposed to be straight forward and obvious. There’s a little bit of trial and error at HQ and a lot of friendly death in the battlefield. Don’t worry though, new recruits only cost $10!

In other news I’ve been trying and failing to get my Hearthstone gaming back on track. This is mainly due to my very old, and very frustrating laptop, which could quite honestly stop working at any mome…

… just kidding! With the help of a friend I should be building a new PC within the next month, and have been looking out new pieces to order already. When I say help, I really mean he will be taking charge and I’m going to watch in bewilderment. PC building and being a proper ‘PC gamer’ is something that’s new to me just now, but I’m very eager to get things under way.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer – Gameplay, Mechanics And More

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer – Gameplay, Mechanics And More

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.

The below video explains more about the game’s story and mechanics and shows some of what you should expect gameplay wise.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is due to be released in Europe on October 3rd for PC and consoles.

The Evil Within Gets New Trailer At Tokyo Game Show

The Evil Within Gets New Trailer At Tokyo Game Show

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.

Here’s a new trailer for The Evil Within, fresh from The Tokyo Game Show.

Enjoy, and try not to squirm too much!

Our Week In Games – Week 92

Our Week In Games – Week 92

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 as so many screens it makes your head hurt. I’m sure you’ll hear all about it come October!

Kevin

MGSV GZ

Metal Gear…

…solid games have taken up the majority of my gaming time for the past couple of years now. It all started with an innocent revisit of the original Metal Gear Solid, a game that I loved as a child but hadn’t played again since. I ended up enjoying it so much that it spurred the purchase of the Metal Gear Solid HD trilogy and the completion of Metal Gear Solid 2 (for about the 15th time), Snake Eater and Peace Walker (first time for both of these). This brought me bang up to date with the story for Ground Zeroes and boy, am I glad I made the effort.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes only has one main mission and is concentrated on a small, but very open plan island. Despite this I couldn’t recommend it enough to MGS fans. As short as the main story might be (one to two hours), the majority of the enjoyment comes in the form of bonus objectives, hidden content, side missions, easter eggs and beating your previous level scores. I’ve currently racked up around nine hours worth of play and I would still be happy to go back and play some more. Whether this is nostalgia (two of the side missions are a blast from the past) or just pure enjoyment of the most up to date and open Metal Gear Solid yet, one things for certain. The Phantom Pain has been set up to be brilliant!