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The world’s coming to an end again in Dead Rising 3

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By Sam Bathe on 2 Sep 2013

The third game in survival horror series Dead Rising and set 10 year after the events of the last title, in Dead Rising 3 players must escape the city Los Perdidos, overcome by the zombie epidemic. Taking the role of Nick Ramos, the graphics will see a healthy bump thanks to the power of the Xbox One whilst crafting homemade weapons will be more fun, and more adventurous, than ever. Dead Rising 3 hits the Xbox One this November.

Rockstar tease online play with new trailer for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

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By Sam Bathe on 19 Aug 2013

Included with GTA5, Rockstar are kicking things up a notch for multiplayer fans with Grand Theft Auto Online. Incorporating “fundamental GTA concepts of freedom, ambient activity, and mission-based gameplay” for multiple players in a massive online world. Players are able to explore the world on their own or with other online players, completing missions cooperatively or play the various mini-games or activities together. Grand Theft Auto V hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 17th, with GTA Online activating at the start of October. Pre-order now to receive a number of limited edition bonuses: www.rockstargames.com/V/order

You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours in adorable PS3 co-op game ‘Ibb & Obb’

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By Sam Bathe on 7 Aug 2013

A graduation project that became something much bigger, co-op puzzle platformer Ibb & Obb is set to hit the PS3 across Europe comes August 14th, as two little characters team up and fight their way through a devilish set of complicated levels, crawling with little dustball enemies. Alone, Ibb and Obb can’t jump very high and are quickly found out against their spiky black foes, but in a world where gravity goes up and down, with teamwork they can reach new heights and kill the dustballs when their guards are down. Teaming up with someone on your couch or online, you can also play alone, controlling both characters with the two analogue sticks on your controller. Ibb & Obb is out now in the US and available in Europe from August 14th on the Playstation Store.

Gameplay Trailer: Grand Theft Auto 5

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By Sam Bathe on 10 Jul 2013

Excitement’s building for Grand Theft Auto 5, the latest in what is quite frankly, one of the best video game series ever made. With the game set for release on September 17th, Rockstar have released its first in-game footage, which alongside gold, tennis and cycling mini-games, looks better than ever. With players taking control of three characters working together to complete a series of increasingly ambitious heists, you build up your own crew, opting for either expensive veterans or cheap newcomers as they fight their way to the top of the criminal underworld. With a fancy new slo-mo gun-changing mechanic and improved cover and targeting system, GTA5 will be the most sophisticated game yet, while you can expect their ever-engrossing plot to keep you gripped along the way. Fingers crossed it’s coming to next-gen consoles too.

Ubisoft’s ‘The Crew’ builds on the popularity of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise

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By Sam Bathe on 21 Jun 2013

Inspired by the popular street racing franchise, Ubisoft’s The Crew will hit Playstation 4 and Xbox One, set across the United States with gamers joining a group of outlaws, upgrading their cars and competing in mission-based racing in a number of famous locales. You can play alone, offline multiplayer or team up over the internet to complete each challenge which will add an extra element of fun when the Ivory Tower-developed game hits stores early 2014.

Become a hacker vigilante in UbiSoft’s ‘Watch_Dogs’

Posted in Games
By Sam Bathe on 11 Jun 2013

Building on the teasers they’ve already released, UbiSoft have delved into the full world of Watch_Dogs with a new trailer released at E3. The protagonist is Aiden Pearce, a vigilante who can hack tomorrow’s technology in a matter of seconds, tracking wrongdoers in the city and bringing his own brand of tough justice. Coming to Xbox One and PS4, this is going to be one of the this year’s biggest titles on Sony and Microsoft’s next gen. consoles when it hits stores on November 19th.

Tom Clancy goes open-world for ‘The Division’

Posted in Games
By Sam Bathe on 11 Jun 2013

The latest in a long line of first person shooter and stealth games, The Division is an open-world RPG set in New York three weeks into a global pandemic that hit on Black Friday. With a team playing together to explore the environment and take down a bunch of rebel fighters, while we don’t know too much about what sort of plot will run through the title, simply exploring the terrain looks entertaining enough. The Division is coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this year.

Solid Snake expands his horizons in ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’

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By Sam Bathe on 11 Jun 2013

Building on the teaser trailer Konami released back in March, the gameplay trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain exposes a change of direction for the tactical espionage title, making Solid Snake’s landscape a free-flowing open-world scenario and hopefully a wider berth for the plot to develop too. With Kiefer Sutherland set to star as Big Boss, the trailer focuses on a lot of avoiding suspicion during transportation, though it seems apparent there will be a lot of getting from A to B, which hopefully won’t disrupt the flow too much. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes to PS4 and Xbox One later this year.

Game Trailer: Batman: Arkham Origins

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By Sam Bathe on 20 May 2013

Batman returns for the heralded Arkham video game series, with Arkham Origins taking place years prior to the events in 2009′s Batman: Arkham Asylum. Focusing on Bruce Wayne’s early years as the caped crusader, the game will pit him against a range of iconic villains from the DC universe, all hired by mob boss Black Mask to put Batman away fr good. Hitting Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC, Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on October 25th.

Popular video game series ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is coming to theatres

Posted in Film, Games, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 6 May 2013

Though the series has tailed off somewhat in recent years, the early Ratchet & Clank titles were some of the very best platformer games for PS2. Developers Insomniac Games will play a “hands-on role” in the film’s production which will reportedly tell the origin story of the trouble-solving duo; Ratchet a human-like animal who is a mechanic by trade, and Clank, a sentient robot. The voice cast from the games will continue their good work for the movie, due in theatres 2015.

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