Monthly Archive: June 2016

Prison is a cruel place and time spent there is filled with harsh realities. This is true if you’re sent there against your will, as a prisoner. But it is also true if you go there to work as well and Prison Architect goes a long way to prove this to you. Prison Architect entered Game Preview in March 2016 (check out our preview) but is about to make the leap to a full game. Prison Architect is a simulation game much in the vein of the Sims games, except the developer chose not to give you a whole town to work with, … Read More »

Video games are changing. For years we have wanted games that are more realistic the more realistic the better. Well now our dreams are about to come true. UK independent developer Splendy Games have been working on a fully live action game starring Adam Brown from the Hobbit and Sarah Greene from Penny Dreadful. That game is The Bunker and it is dark. Just to prove this point the developer has treated us to a spectacular new gameplay trailer that shows us how the live action gameplay works. It also reveals some of the grim circumstances surrounding the story and … Read More »

It’s the gift that just keeps on giving, as more games have been announced as available on Backwards Compatibility. Just when you thought there wasn’t enough games to download! Major Nelson tweeted out that the following games are now available to download and play right now: Bloodforge and Mars: War Logs are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) June 30, 2016 Also, Gripshift and Go! Go! Break Steady are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) June 30, 2016 Again, people might bemoan the choice of Arcade titles … Read More »

Earlier in the year Microsoft dropped the bombshell of cross-platform play and even put forward the concept of gamers from Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network playing together. Sony responded in a general sense, but seemed to be indecisive about working with their primary competitor in the console world. Fast forward to today and the co-creator of Xbox Ed Fries has made it known that he too is hopeful that Sony will get on board with the cross-platform play effort whilst in an interview with IGN. “I hope that Sony is going to respond. It’s good to see some of … Read More »

It’s been rumoured for months but we can now officially confirm that BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite will all be remastered for Xbox One for a 16th of September 2016 release date. The hype train really started rolling yesterday evening when 2K Games twitter account tweeted out a new official twitter account for the BioShock franchise. No Gods or Kings, only tweets. Welcome to Twitter, @bioshock! — 2K (@2K) June 29, 2016 The tweet they linked off to a classic image of a Big Daddy and a Little Sister roaming the halls of Rapture. This, naturally, sent fans … Read More »

One of the best parts of the Dead Rising series was the Psychopaths: a collection of challenging boss fights against some of weirdest characters ever committed to a video game disc. The recent gameplay shown at E3 for the upcoming Dead Rising 4 lacks that certain psychotic presence, but we’ve got to believe it’ll be there. There’s a huge opportunity for a fight against a deranged hobo Santa that Capcom Vancouver would be foolish not to take. Still, these fresh psychos would have to be pretty special to out-crazy the craziness that came before. So in celebration of a new … Read More »

Just a reminder that today – 30 June – is your last chance to pick up a couple of free Games with Gold titles! Goat Simulator (Xbox One) available until 30 June. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Xbox 360) available until 30 June. You still have a couple of weeks left to pick up The Crew (Xbox One) – available until 15 July. You can get hold of these games through the Xbox 360 / Xbox One dash (depending on each game’s platform), or hit up Remember, too, these and all future Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles are playable on … Read More »

Developed by Cyanide Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive, Tour De France 2016 is the latest in the cycling / racing simulation franchise. “Embody the greatest cycling champions competing to conquer the yellow jersey along the 21 official stages of a Tour de France 2016, packed with exciting new features. Experience the emotions of a pro rider by attacking, sprinting, counter attacking and taking the best decisions.” I’m not new to racing games, or even sports games, but I’m new to the genre of professional cycling sports games. It was a pleasant change from the normal hustle and bustle … Read More »

As Earlier today we posted an article from twitter regular Ekim about an upcoming Xbox Summer Sale, you can view the article here. Since that time he has been answering a few people’s tweets on possible games that are being included. Btw: Xbox Sale contains a lot of new AAA titles. Discounts are on the Steam Summer Sale level for most of them. Some even cheaper with Gold — ekim (@ekim_gaf) June 29, 2016 Reading through a few of his tweets, so far he has revealed the following titles will be included in the upcoming sale: The Witcher 3 metro: Redux … Read More »

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