About: Stephen Loftus

I'm a Dad to my daughter and my dog, a gamer since I was born and a TV nut since I could open my eyes! Like my taste in music, I have a wide variety of genres of games that I play. My preference would have to be RPG though. Gamertag: Stevee

Posts by: Stephen Loftus

With what seems to be a shortage of simulation/ city-building titles this generation, proving that they're more proficient with a mouse and keyboard, 2017 seems to be the year that we're getting an influx of them. But does Aven Colony have what it takes to keep you managing your city, or in this case - colony? In this sci-fi city-builder, taking place light years from Earth on a similar planet known as Aven Prime, it's up to the player to build a colony for the settlers and maintain the colonists happiness. Manage a variety of resources including food & water, ... Read More »
Fans of Techland's Dying Light can rejoice in the fact that they've released a trailer teasing the upcoming DLC's for the next 12 months, which they announced last month. Two and a half years later, we're still being treated to a plethora of content, all completely free. Now that's developer dedication right there. In the trailer, we see Dying Light's producer, Tymon Smektala detailing what each DLC will entail when each one drops over the course of the next year. The first DLC; Content Drop #0, will introduce a bunch of new enemies for you to fight amongst. Check out ... Read More »
The ONLY Rugby League game available on consoles is that of the Rugby League Live series, by Australian developers Big Ant Studios and the fourth iteration in the series is almost upon us. Even though they are games rugby fans such as myself cry out for, they're generally piss-poor in comparison to big budget sports titles, but judging by this new gameplay footage, it looks as though the developers down under have learnt from past mistakes and improved upon immensely. Check out the gameplay trailer for Rugby League Live 4 below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukHUFdwvIro Rugby League Live 4 is to be released ... Read More »
Back in March at the Game Developer Conference, Microsoft had some tasty tidbits to announce. One in particular was how they were introducing the Xbox Live Creators Program, which allows developers to incorporate Xbox Live features on their games across all Windows platforms and devices. Yesterday, this program began rolling out to select preview members, and as one of the lucky ones to have been selected, let me tell you that this is most certainly the new iteration of Xbox Indie Games seen on the Xbox 360. Only a handful of titles are available at the moment including Solitaire HD, ... Read More »
What do you get when a writer and designer of classic point and click adventures asks fans of the genre to help develop a new adventure for the modern age? The outcome is in fact; Broken Age. Written by Tim Schafar, of Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango fame, this title has a lot to live up to from his previous works but is it indeed, a broken formula? Full of observational humour and one-liners; voiced by the likes of Elijah Wood, Jack Black and even Wil Wheaton, with a whimsical storyline to accompany them, Broken Age tells the ... Read More »
Last night, developers TT Games announced a new addition to the expansive roster of Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. The character in question is another Spider-Man allowing you to choose between three different Spidey's in total; Spider-Man Homecoming Homemade Suit, Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Man 2099. You can check out the reveal trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPPe3OIBUtE Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be arriving on Xbox on 14th November, so be sure to put the date in your diaries. Are you hoping for any more new characters to be added to the sequel? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the ... Read More »
What do you get if you throw some classic titles into a blender, pour it out and put some dressing on it? Taking obvious inspiration from titles such as Another World, Abe's Odyssey and Inside, Sand Sailor Studios has your mind ticking amongst this noir platform-puzzler, Black the Fall, but is the story as gripping as said classics and how do the puzzles fare? Black the Fall sees you playing as a machinist trying to escape the clutches of a communist regime; one could say a Mudokon escaping Rupture Farms if we were to compare to Abe's Odyssey - given ... Read More »
The second-in-command to Final Fantasy for being one of the most anticipated sequels, let alone the length of time it takes to develop is the Kingdom Hearts saga. Kingdom Hearts III has apparently been in development for five years, having been twelve years since the last mainstream title, with very little information learnt about the title. Last night saw the annual Square Enix live show in which they dish out tasty teasers and information about their upcoming titles and plans. The one most fans have been waiting for is the highly-speculated new world appearing in Kingdom Hearts III, which we ... Read More »
Major Nelson has announced that they will be pushing a new dashboard update sometime today, bringing with it a host of new features. If you're an Xbox Insider receiving the preview updates, regardless of which ring you're in, you should by now be familiar with these updates that everyone should now receive. Here are the four major features to be included in today's update: Custom Gamerpics Mixer Co-streaming Controller Auto Sign-in User-generated Tournaments Custom gamerpics, a highly anticipated feature, will allow you to change your gamerpic to any picture you desire either by uploading directly from the Xbox itself, or ... Read More »

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