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Unless you’ve been hiding behind a rock for the past decade, you will no doubt be aware that Telltale games are replete with choices, comic book-style graphics, and gripping story lines. They do just what it says on the tin – tell tales. Several years have passed since the second season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead graced us with its harrowing presence. And the third iteration, titled A New Frontier, reflects that gap as we return to the story of Clementine and her struggle for survival in The Walking Dead universe. However, as you pick up the story, you’re face … Read More »

We imagine there’s little to beat climbing a mountain in the Alps, turning around and looking in awe at the vista before you. Well, nothing except throwing yourself off that mountain, opening your wingsuit and soaring over the tree tops and through the valleys and ravines below. And that’s STEEP; soar, ski, parachute and snowboard your way through an astonishing snow-filled open world. Set in the snowy mountains of the Alps and the Pyrenees, Ubsioft hopes to breathe some much-needed life into the extreme sports genre, and capitalise on the absence of white powder and laminated boards since 2012’s SSX. With STEEP, Ubisoft … Read More »

The platforming genre was once a dominant force. It saw its peak in the 16-bit era before a the landscape changed and turned towards more complex, compelling games. In recent years, however, the indie scene has delivered a successful rebirth for the genre. And Mekazoo is a fine example of this. This is the first game from developer The Good Mood Creators. That’s a promising name for any dev and that’s exactly the kind of mood in which Mekazoo puts you. You explore fully 3D worlds, from a 2D perspective as your adventure begins – as an armadillo. Waking up to … Read More »

A bond between father and daughter is something rather special. A bond between child and dog is also quite unique. Pewter Games’ The Little Acre shows us the true meaning of the relationship between parent, child and dog, as it sends us on a humorous, heart-warming journey to find a father missing between two worlds. The first thing you notice upon loading up the game is the beautiful and lovingly-crafted hand drawn animation, inspired by classic animated films like The Land Before Time, An American Tail, and All Dogs Go To Heaven, to name a few. These are unmistakeably films … Read More »

If you look closely, the real story of Dead Rising 4 is Frank West’s struggle with that Benjamin Button disease. It’s a disease that seems to have spread amongst the gaming universe as a whole, and one that can be traced back to Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher. Now Frank, who is supposedly in his 50s during the events of Dead Rising 4, looks much healthier and younger than he did during his appearance in Dead Rising 2: Off The Record. I can’t wait for Dead Rising 5 which shows Chuck Greene as an actual baby. It’s also a tale of … Read More »

Have you ever been playing a video game and thought to yourself: ‘If only I were defending the human race by killing a ton of aliens – now that would be a unique experience.’ Probably not, because alongside military shooters and fantasy yarns, the sci-fi kill-a-thon is probably one of the most overdone genres in gaming history. From Space Invaders to Xcom via literally millions of other titles, gamers have had the opportunity to blast ETs out of the sky for the past 40 years. So did we need another one – this time Xenoraid from 10tons Ltd? Xenoraid’s influences are … Read More »

Bethesda Softworks, to give them their proper name, has some pretty iconic intellectual property at their disposal. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could somehow experience some of that in a new way? Well, we can, thanks to Bethesda Pinball, a collaboration between the publishing giant and Zen Studios, developer of Pinball FX2. On paper, bringing DOOM, Fallout and Skyrim to the pinball table is a masterstroke – it’s hard to think of three more visually distinct and arresting games of the last few years, and Zen Studios has a remarkable track record in delivering fun, playable and astonishingly good looking … Read More »

Bridge Constructor Stunts is a port of the Steam and mobile puzzler which first challenges you to be a careful engineer, before employing you as a reckless stunt driver and use your careful constructions to create mind-blowing jumps and explosions. Can Bridge Constructor Stunts overcome its mobile roots and become a success on console? Well, it’s complicated.  Bridge Constructor Stunts offers two core – but distinct – elements.  First is building bridges and ramps to properly get your vehicle from the start to the finish.  Here, the mechanics work really well and you’ll have to factor in a lot of real-world physics, like centripetal force, gravity, and … Read More »

Sometimes, you don’t just want a steak, you desire one; a beautiful, thick, juicy steak, that perfect cut, cooked just on the blue side of rare. It melts in your mouth and, with each mouthful, transports you to a place of epic, epicurean delight. Sometimes, you just want an Ikea hot dog. If Inside is that steak, if Titanfall 2 is that steak, if Overwatch is that steak, then Tennis in the Face is the hotdog. It’s not something you’ll think about all day as you go about your menial life. It is, though, something you’ll grab out of sheer … Read More »

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