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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

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.

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.

Our Week In Games – Week 87

Our Week In Games – Week 87

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.

Are achievements spoiling your enjoyment of games?

Are achievements spoiling your enjoyment of games?

There used to be a time when I loved the unique chime that sounded as an achievement popped, a time when I would battle through a game on the hardest settings just to hear it ring out and feel the sense of accomplishment as X amount of gamerscore accumulated into my total. Alas, the novelty of achievements have long since passed me by an now they serve only to annoy and distract me from immersion in a game.

Kodu: Microsoft’s Tool for Schools – An Interview with Stuart Ball

Kodu: Microsoft’s Tool for Schools – An Interview with Stuart Ball

The summer, does anyone remember that time of the year? A time when it was warm and the sun lit up the world past half-four in the afternoon? I do, and I have located an interview I did at the Wales Games Conference which took place back in June. There was a stand for Kodu, a product from Microsoft Research which is in effect the forerunner to Project SPARK. I had the chance to speak to Stuart Ball from Microsoft Partners in Learning about what Kodu is, how Microsoft is helping with IT education in Britain and more. Hit the jump if you wish to find out more.

Editor’s Blog – Chris on the Console Generations

Editor’s Blog – Chris on the Console Generations

The next generation of consoles is here at last, well at least it is the US with the PlayStation 4 going on sale yesterday. Over the next few weeks, us lucky Brits will see Sony’s machine and the Xbox One from Microsoft launch. I was in Game in Cardiff a few nights past and saw the new look shelves heralding the imminent arrival of the new machines.

It made me think about the generation which is now the old-gen. The humble Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are but things of a bygone era now. In reality they will still be fairly important to gamers and the industry for a year or so yet as people wait for the inevitable price cuts or a wider range of titles to launch.

GTA V Gameplay Trailer Released

GTA V Gameplay Trailer Released

Rockstar and I are currently in the middle of a small domestic. Despite my adoration for all things GTA, the gaming giant is still refusing to tell me whether or not one of my favourite franchises is returning to the PC in the form of GTA V. Until I hear anything more positive on that front, I’m therefore temporarily forced to write about those console things instead.

New Video Game Releases – July 2013 Schedule

New Video Game Releases – July 2013 Schedule

Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout July 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.

E3 from the UK – Microsoft’s Conference

E3 from the UK – Microsoft’s Conference

£429 in November. That was the message that I took away from Microsoft’s E3 presentation this evening. I can’t quite comprehend how they are going to justify that launch price, along games which are doubtless going to be a bit more expensive than they are in the current generation. What else grabbed my attention? The lack of any further clarification over the used-game market or online requirements further to what was revealed at the end of last week. I think that was sorely needed to be honest. I’ve got some brief thoughts on their event after the break.