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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Have a Jurassic lark this October: RuneFest’s prehistoric theme sets the stage for the biggest RuneScape and Old School convention to date

Friday 19th July 2019, Cambridge, UK – Jagex today revealed the theme for RuneFest 2019, the ninth annual fan convention for RuneScape and Old School RuneScape players. The two-day event will be bending time on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October, with its themed expo area taking inspiration from the prehistoric past of Gielinor as seen in RuneScape’s new dinosaur-infested Land Out of Time summer update, as well as the petrified present of Fossil Island as featured in Old School RuneScape.

RuneScape RuneFest 2019 theme reveal:

Taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, just outside London, UK, RuneFest attracts thousands of attendees and 2019 is set to be the biggest to date. The celebrations begin on the evening of 4th October with The Golden Gnomes Awards Night – a red-carpet evening that recognises the very best of the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape community’s achievements and names its champions.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

REVIEW: Pool Nation for PlayStation 4

Review by Jon Donnis
I was playing Jimmy White's 'Whirlwind' Snooker back on the Amiga in the early 90's, and since then I have been a fan of Snooker and Pool games. And there has been countless games over the years, some good, some ok, and some truly awful. So where does Pool Nation fit in this?

Well for a start there are just a few things you need to get right to make a good game.
1. Game Physics - Do the balls move as you would expect them to on a real table.
2. Graphics - Especially in 2019, anything less than near photo realism is a failure.
2. Game Modes - Other than the main game, what else is there to do?

Well I am happy to say that Pool Nation ticks all three boxes. It looks great, it plays great, and there is lots to do.

Although this is a "pool" game you can also play snooker. This is a nice addition, but it wont be the reason you buy this game, but the fact it is there very good news.

You can play online or offline as you would expect, everything is very slick, the presentation and so on. Live online matches play perfectly, there are leagues to enter, cups, the usual options.

There are some issues with Trophies, not sure what that's all about, but I don't really care about collecting trophies, so I am not at all bothered about this. And I am sure it will get fixed as new updates are released.

There is a Trick Shot mode coming soon as DLC, which I am looking forward to.

Overall this is a very good Pool game, you can play US or UK pool, snooker included, what more could you ask for.

I give this game a solid 8/10

Out now digitally on the PlayStation Store.  Physical releaseAugust 30th! 
Pool Nation will launch with an SRP of £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Developer secrets revealed in new 'Inside FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE' video

LONDON (17th July 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today released a brand-new video in the ongoing ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY®’ series that sheds light on the development of some of the most-beloved entries in the classic series.

Within the ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™’ featurette, the talented creative minds behind the beloved game discuss its creation and their inspirations on making the vast and magical world of Ivalice, featuring interviews with the game’s director Takashi Katano and producer Hiroaki Kato.

Watch the ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE’ featurette

The ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY’ series takes viewers on a deep dive into the legacy of the series bringing together interviews with a variety of original creators, artists and developers. Previously released videos in the series have given in-depth looks at FINAL FANTASY IX, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™, FINAL FANTASY VII and FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, sharing new information on the development of these revered, fan-favourite titles. Follow the FINAL FANTASY YouTube channel for updates in the Inside FINAL FANTASY series:

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE is now available for STEAM®, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo Switch™ system and the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X. For more information, go to:

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Wired Productions & KeokeN Interactive Celebrate The Giant Leap That Inspired Deliver Us The Moon

Watford, UK – July 16, 2019 –– Award-winning publisher, Wired Productions and acclaimed Dutch game studio, KeokeN Interactive, have today released a developer video for Deliver us the Moon. The video highlights new gameplay from the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller along with narration from Koen Deetman, Game Director, explaining how he and his brother, Managing Director Paul Deetman, knew from an early age that their future was destined to involve space!

Currently in development for Steam, PlayStation® 4 and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X, the team at KeokeN wanted to celebrate the heroic mission of the men and women who took part in Apollo 11’s journey to the Moon.  Inspired by their Grandpa’s stories the developers set about creating something that captured everything they used to dream about. Set 100 years after the first human-made object reached the surface of the Moon, Deliver Us The Moon even pays homage to the original moon landing, with the original moon lander and US flag recreated for players to visit!

“It’s unimaginable to think about how much bravery it takes to leave our home-planet and set foot on another celestial body.’ Said Koen Deetman. “My brother and I have always asked the question ‘What would it be like being an Astronaut’, and Deliver us the Moon was our way of living out our childhood dreams.”

Deliver Us The Moon is a Sci-Fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future where Earth's natural resources are depleted. In an effort to solve the energy crisis, global powers created the World Space Agency and secured a promising new source of energy on the moon. The World Space Agency colonized and operated from the moon until one fateful night all communications with Earth ceased and the energy source was lost. Now, years later, you assume the role of Earth's last astronaut on a do-or-die mission to investigate what happened and save humanity. During this adventure, players only companion is a small robot named ASE. Together you will traverse the moon, explore abandoned facilities, gather clues and ultimately uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of those long gone!

Deliver us the Moon is scheduled for release later this year.

Friday, 12 July 2019

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 assembles onto PlayStation 4 today

LONDON (12th July 2019)  The summer of building begins today as DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2™ is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Square Enix Ltd’s., highly anticipated block-building role-playing game is a completely standalone experience that will satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike with its charming gameplay, expansive world, brand new co-op feature and endless building possibilities.

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View the DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 launch trailer below:

In DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2, players take on the role of a young apprentice builder who finds themselves washed up on the Isle of Awakening alongside Malroth, a mysterious youth suffering from amnesia. Together, the two explore different islands while developing skills to become a “Master Builder” by helping townsfolk, crafting materials and fighting off enemies.

As a follow-up to the acclaimed 2016 game DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, the sequel introduces online multiplayer for the first time, allowing up to four friends to play together and create something truly magnificent. DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 also features a plethora of upgrades, including the ability to construct bigger structures, travel by soaring, swimming and dashing, farming crops, first person mode and much more, making for an experience that is bigger, better and buildier than ever before! DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is a standalone experience featuring new characters, an expansive world, unlimited building combinations, and a storyline that’s sure to satisfy long-time fans and newcomers.

Players can purchase the digital deluxe edition of the game, which includes a Season Pass, featuring three DLC packs released after launch, giving access to recipes, hairstyles, clothing and all-new areas to explore. The Season Pass is also available to purchase separately from today.

●       Hotto Stuff Pack (available from 26th July)- Including more than 40 recipes to help players design and decorate structures in the style of the Hotto Steppe - a popular resting area in a distant land. Players will also gain access to an all-new island with the materials needed to build these new recipes.

●       Aquarium Pack - The world of DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 has become your oyster. A fishing island awaits you, where you can learn how to catch and breed 40 different fish that can be added to your own DIY aquarium. Unlock an additional tool, the fishing rod, as well as customisation options and apparel fitting of a water bound adventure.

●       Modernist Pack - This set includes over 70 recipes for modern-looking structures, hairstyles and clothing. Build a luxury hotel, modern condominiums and more with the largest new set of recipes yet.

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is available now for the PlayStation®4 system. For more information, visit: