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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Overwatch PS4 Gameplay | PlayStation Underground


Let's play Overwatch on PS4... with T-Pain. That's right, we have the world-famous singer, songwriter, and rapper join our program to talk about his love of old-school Blizzard games, and bonding with his daughter over Overwatch.


Friday, 27 October 2017

This Halloween Propel Yourself into Dying Light’s Super-Crane Event


Wroclaw, Poland / Techland today unveiled details of its The Outstanding Super-Crane event – the latest community challenge, starting October 26th, 12pm PDT (8pm BST) and ending on November 1st at 11:30pm PDT (7:30am BST).

The Super-Crane event, which is happening in tandem with the launch of Content Drop #1, encourages players to unleash their spider-like skills. For this limited period only, the grappling hook will allow players to swing between buildings without the handicap of a cooldown period, increase the grappling range, and pull enemies in for easier finishers.

During Halloween, the community has been given the challenge of attaining a global kill target of 10,000,000 enemies – with fall damage – to win a Bounty Skin Pack, with the added individual player incentive of catching 5,000 enemies using the grappling hook for a Gold Tier weapon!

For gamers wanting to get involved with the carnage for the first time, there are Steam and Gemly sales of up to 60% off. There will also be sales for the console version of the game. Additionally, the players can unlock a free new set of items at Gemly.com -- the Halloween-themed The Nightmare Pack contains an exclusive shotgun skin - Rusty Spine, a new poison weapon - the Candycutter sickle, and a third item that will be unveiled this Monday.

Players are encouraged to share their best Super-Crane actions & moves on the Dying Light and Gemly social media channels. A special community video will be made from the best ones.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Surf World Series Rides the Wash to Retail November 10th



Watford, United Kingdom, October 26th, 2017: Wired Productions, an independent videogames publisher and developer, and Vision Games Publishing are pleased to confirm that the lull is nearly over. Surf World Series is arriving globally at physical retail with an SRP of £15.99/€19.99/$19.99, November 10th.

Set across some of the world’s most iconic shorelines, Surf World Series dares players to compete in a series of breathtaking arcade surfing challenges in a bid to dominate the leaderboard. Developed by Climax Studios in partnership with Vision Games Publishing and Standfast Interactive, Surf World Series challenges players to carve up the surf:

Ride monster waves at 5 of the world’s most iconic shorelines, from the infamous Bell’s Beach, Australia, to the extreme waves at Waimea Bay, Hawaii

Become a master, learning increasingly difficult tricks along the way, from nailing kickflips and cutbacks to landing massive aerials and navigating treacherous tubes

Trick your way through 44 single player challenges, or carve up the competition online against 15 other players across 3 different online game modes

Perform surfing’s most intense tricks, including the Superman, Sushi Roll and many more!

Enjoy afternoon, evening, night, and bad weather variations with different waves and visual aesthetics.

Design your own signature surfer with 6 playable characters plus rank up to unlock thousands of customizations to define your own unique style.

For more information visit Surf World Series website, follow the game on Twitter or like it on Facebook.
Surf World Series, is available to buy now digitally, and will release at retail November 10th. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Marked for 10th November Release on PlayStation® 4


Watford, United Kingdom, October 25th, 2017: Wired Productions, an independent videogames publisher and developer, and Danish development studio Flashbulb Games, are delighted to announce that their spellbinding puzzle-platformer, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood leaps onto PlayStation® 4 from the 8th and 9th digitally, and on November 10th in physical format.

Max, accompanied by his trusty magic marker will arrive in both digital and physical formats and is available to pre-order now from select online retailers with an SRP of £15.99/€19.99/$19.99.

Watch the brand-new Gameplay trailer here:



Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic fairy-tale adventure perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Where Scandinavian storytelling meets colourful 2.5D platformer, Max offers perspective players classic jump and run gameplay, smart and innovative puzzles and a fun and unique gameplay mechanic to boot.
Adventurers must unleash the power of the Magic Marker as they:

Embark on this classic tale of brotherhood to rescue Max’s kid brother Felix from the grasps of the evil lord Mustacho

Explore a world filled to the brim with challenging physics puzzles and frantic platforming
Climb, fight and draw their way through deserts, lantern-lit bogs, ancient temples and lush-green-forests
Raise great pillars of dirt from the ground to reach new heights, grow trees to make bridges and create swinging vines to cross gaping chasms

Originally released for the Xbox One and Windows PC, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood received high praise, with fans and critics calling the game “a charming experience from beginning to end”. Rated 12 by PEGI Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is set to be released digitally and through global retail November 10th.

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (PS4)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox 360)


Pure Farming 2018’s Machines in Focus



October 25th, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland IceFlames and Techland Publishing launched a series of short videos highlighting in-game licenses.

A video showcasing machines by Italian holding ARGO Tractors S.p.A. under the Landini brand has been released last week


Yesterday, Techland has launched the next featurette that shows another ARGO brand, McCormick and its use in the game:. This is a start of series of videos that will include such brands as Wielton, Mitsubishi and Gomselmash, amongst others.



Visit the official Pure Farming 2018 Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with all the farming announcements.

Spot It! Duel - Major Gameplay Improvements And Features In Latest Update of iOS and Android Hit


PARIS - October 25, 2017 – Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment, is today pleased to announce that its ultra-popular symbol matching game, Spot It! Duel – A Dobble game, has received a major gameplay update. 

Available to play now on iOS and Android devices, Asmodee Digital today released a new update featuring, amongst other things, a more fluid approach to gameplay, a rework of the Dobble Profile, and new ‘Match Power’ and ‘Stars’ systems. 

Key to the latest update of Spot It” Duel - A Dobble game is the focus on making arena matches more free-flowing and dynamic. This has been made possible in two ways. First, by replacing animations which were taking too much time to finish, the action now flows in a more seamless manner. Second, by adding new visual clues players will intuitively improve how they perform in each match. The overall outcome is a series of matches that feel snappier, play more seamlessly and add a deeper layer of satisfaction as you progress.

Each Dobble Profile has been reworked to now include a more simplified description pop-up in favour a short video/GIF highlighting its unique power.

The Match Power system is a special new value affiliated with each Dobble. Match Power is essentially the score achieved when you match a pair of two symbols (the smallest match that can be achieved). Crucially, as you level up your dobble this number evolves, which serves as a great comparison point to ascertain which of your Dabbles is strongest.

Finally, the new Stars System positioned above the Dobble’s pop-up image instantly highlights to players how rare and powerful a Dobble is. These stars will evolve as you level up your dobble and stands as a great way to compare your dobbles, too!   

More content and updates are planned, so head to the App Store or Google Play now to download Spot It! Duel – A Dobble game; one of this summer’s most popular games.

On iTunes App Store: 
itunes.apple.com

On Google Play: 
play.google.com

Leave the cards at home and take the experience anywhere. Spot It” Duel - A Dobble game is the latest addition to Asmodee Digital’s ever-growing line-up of premium tabletop - video game translations. 


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Real Farm – Launch Trailer | PS4


About Real Farm
Grow your way to success in Real Farm, the most immersive agricultural sim around. Explore the 4K countryside and make it yours. Start from nothing or take on a working farm. Manage the land, crops, animals and staff, and reap the riches you sow.

Features

• Dive into a huge, open world presented in sumptuous native 4k
• Grow from farm hand to agricultural A-list in Career Mode
• Cultivate the role of an established farmer in Free Mode
• Sow crops, keep livestock or both, buying and selling in a real time economy
• Plough straight in with pick-up-and-play controls and a comprehensive tutorial
• Drive and maintain a massive array of farm vehicles and machinery

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Launches GAME OF THRONES®: CONQUEST on iOS and Android EG


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and HBO Global Licensing today announced the worldwide launch of Game of Thrones: Conquest™ on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices. Developed by Turbine and based on the award winning HBO® series, Game of Thrones: Conquest allows players to become a lord or lady in Westeros and define a strategy for conquering the Seven Kingdoms and claiming the Iron Throne.

Game of Thrones: Conquest is a mobile Massively Multiplayer Online strategy game that gives players the opportunity to navigate the dangerous political landscape of Westeros while establishing their house, creating their sigil and raising their army to march against rivals. Players can sabotage their enemies from within or march with their friends & bannermen into war, and can expect to see some familiar faces from the HBO series, including Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Petyr Baelish and more.
                                           
"The political maneuvering of Game of Thrones has always been one of the most compelling elements of the show, and now players can live out that fantasy as they compete with thousands of other people for control of the Iron Throne,” said Tom Casey, VP, Studio Head at Turbine. “Players have the opportunity to betray their allies and unleash their most cunning schemes to gain more power, which can lead to some very intense and fun moments.”

“Every Game of Thrones fan has an opinion on who should rightfully sit on the Iron Throne, and now with Game of Thrones: Conquest these fans will have an opportunity to try to claim the throne for themselves,” said Jeff Peters, VP, Global Licensing at HBO. “We think fans are going to love this new opportunity to test their battle and strategy skills while exploring the world of Westeros.”

Navigating Westeros won’t be simple, but with the help of the innovative Allegiance System, players can recruit allies from around the globe to have a fair shot at the Iron Throne and prove their loyalty to their lord or lady. In this dynamic and political world, players will have the option to choose between deception and loyalty. Or as they shift their Allegiances, in true Game of Thrones style, betray their own Allegiance to grow their influence in Westeros and claim the Iron Throne for themselves.

In Game of Thrones: Conquest, players can capture 120+ iconic Seats of Power from the series such as King’s Landing and Winterfell. To control these locations you must recruit allies, as no war is ever won alone. Players must raise their armies and clash against rivals to capture these iconic strongholds. Once captured, players will need to defend them, as each Seat of Power endows their Allegiance with military and economic upgrades. They will then appoint their own small council and reward their most loyal bannermen by making them wardens of a Seat of Power.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

George A. Romero Tribute Mural Unveiled in Dying Light with Backing from the Horror Icon’s Son


October 19th, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland / Techland is proud to unveil a special commemorative mural to the Father of Zombies, George A. Romero, in Dying Light. The tribute has received the full backing of the iconic director’s son, George Cameron Romero.

Techland has also released a short video in which a horde of the undead puts their flesh-cravings aside to salute the man who invented the zombie genre of cinema and inspired generations of future horror auteurs -- including Techland’s own Dying Light team.

Players can visit the graffiti-style mural in the area around Jaffar's Workshop and pay their respects, as the art was added to the game on Monday as part of the Content Drop #1 update.

George A. Romero’s son, George Cameron Romero, said of the tribute:

"When members of Techland reached out to me asking if I would be ok with them paying homage to my father in their game "Dying Light," I was honored as I'm a massive fan of the game and I love the graffiti work they do! What a beautiful way to give his fans a lasting tribute on a wall that won't get painted over. I hope everyone who is a fan of his, or mine, will have fun looking for the George A. Romero commemorative mural in the game and I hope everyone out there remembers that he was once called the most dangerous filmmaker alive, #filmsusedtobedangerous and thanks to him I will never forget that #filmisfearless."

Considered by many to be one of the most important independent filmmakers of all time, Romero’s back catalogue of gruesome and satirical horror films includes: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.

Monday, 16 October 2017

ESPORTS FOR EVERYONE AS ULTIMO HOMBRE™ ANNOUNCES INCLUSIVE GAMING EVENTS ACROSS THE UK



 Ultimo Hombre™, a casual eSports company formed by veterans of urban and lifestyle events is delighted to announce the first in a series of live casual eSports events taking place at PRYZM, Birmingham, on Sunday October 22nd 2017.

The biggest games in eSports feature front and centre at Ultimo Hombre, welcoming visitors of all ages and skills to a venue ideal for all the family. Ultimo Hombre events are designed to be inclusive, competitive and thrilling, featuring state-of-the-art hardware, aiming to replicate the atmosphere of a top-tier eSports tournament but open to virtually anyone!

Featuring two distinct sessions throughout the day, the earlier session is all about inclusion, where children, teenagers and families, are welcome to get gaming during the day, whether it’s battling for a spot on the national leader-board or participating in the ‘Last-Man-Standing’ contest! Later in the day, the second session accommodates over 18’s, where cash prizes can be won and mature titles will be available to play. For those who simply want to spectate or relax, all the action will be streamed on the in-house big screen TV’s, and casual gamers can relax in the breakout rooms featuring a vast selection of retro gaming and VR experiences!

Everyone can be a winner at an Ultimo Hombre Gamerdays event, finding a home amongst friends as you battle for supremacy on Call of Duty™, score an injury time winner on Fifa 18™ or Pro Evolution Soccer™ 2018, get down and dirty with DiRT 4™ and rise to the top on some of the world’s most popular videogames titles. Play for fun or play to win; the favoured gamers of Birmingham will be the lucky first to experience Gamerdays, but Ultimo Hombre will soon spread throughout the UK, with dozens of venues coming on line, competing against each other in real time and streaming content around the locations to see just who has the necessary skills to beat the elite! Competition will be tough but the best-of-the-best stand a chance to win BIG!

To register or to take part in Ultimo Hombre events, where all are welcome, and every player could walk away with a prize, head over to the official website, www.ultimohombre.com, to secure tickets to the session of your choice.

Announced as the initial launch venue, PRYZM forms the first stage of an aggressive expansion plan that plans to see close to 60 venues come online within 18 months, each equipped with the latest gaming PC’s and console hardware, running cutting edge software and providing an unrivalled experience for gamers and spectators alike. The Deltic Group, well versed in staging high octane, multi-media rich events, will be partnering with Ultimo Hombre to equip each venue with world-class staging via interactive lighting, unique sound design, as well as providing high-capacity broadband to facilitate streaming and video links with other venues in the group. Regular commentary and guest appearances from leading gaming personalities will ensure that Ultimo Hombre becomes the destination for the next-generation of gamers everywhere.
“We’ve been working diligently behind the scenes to create a series of gaming events that are amongst the most ambitious, inclusive and entertaining ever staged in the UK, and we’re delighted to announce our launch venue, starting operation this October,” said Mark Adams, CEO for Ultimo Hombre. “Working in partnership with renowned publishers, industry experts and the gaming community at large has allowed us to design an event for everyone, focusing on eSports and gaming fans, rather than professional players and teams; everyone has a chance to become a legend at Ultimo Hombre.”

Tim Howard, Marketing Director for the Deltic Group commented, “Deltic venues are renowned for cutting edge staging, elite sound systems and unrivalled atmosphere, the perfect ingredients to cater for a gaming audience and ideal for the highly ambitious Ultimo Hombre events. Our PRYZM location in Birmingham is one of our flagship locations, an ideal choice to lead the way, bringing gamers and families together and kicking off what we believe will prove to be a unique way to watch, play and experience the latest games. We can’t wait until multiple venues are battling each other live for bragging rights and are confident that gamers of all ages and abilities will be thrilled with the Ultimo Hombre events.”

For more information visit: https://www.ultimohombre.com
Follow at: https://www.instagram.com/ultimo_hombre/
#ultimohombre


Dying Light Content Drop #0 Now Available For Consoles Alongside Content Drop #1 For PC, PS4 and Xbox One Today With New Trailer


October 16th, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland / Techland, a leading developer and publisher of video games, has today announced the arrival of the introductory and the first content packs for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, which are a part of the series of free content drops for players, called 10-IN-12 (ten packs in twelve months).

Following its arrival on PC back in July, PS4 and Xbox One owners can now get hold of Content Drop #0, which includes a new human enemy special forces unit – a heavily-armed new faction set to cause havoc in Old Town; a new ‘Harran Military Rifle available exclusively at Gemly.com; a new Mutated Goon Zombie; and a new ‘‘Hunted” player outfit.

Now Content Drop #1 adds three truly unique weapons: the Last Wish revolver, the Kuai dagger and the Fenris axe. Launching simultaneously across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, each one of these lethal inventions has its own exclusive feature that will increase your chances of survival in the quarantine zone a bit. But first the players will have to test their skills as these three weapons are rewards for completing the new special bounties. In addition to that, Gemly.com will provide the usual exclusive set of content that will be activated throughout the week, including the “Ye Old Trusty” wrench.*

Drop #0 and Drop #1 are the first two content packs with Techland set to release nine more over the coming months. Not only that, as players and fans are encouraged to share their ideas and suggest what goes into future content drops.

Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is now on sale - visit gemly.com for more details about all ongoing sales.


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Twin-Stick Classic Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL Charging onto Nintendo Switch in 2017


Watford, United Kingdom, October 12th, 2017: Wired Productions, an independent videogames publisher and developer, and Kukouri Mobile Entertainment are pleased to announce that twin-stick action classic Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is making its way to Nintendo™ Switch in 2017.

Check out the brand-new Nintendo Switch Trailer:

The most decorated release of Tiny Troopers ever, Joint Ops XL allows perspective soldiers to make full use of the Nintendo Switch’s touch screen, or use the Joy-Con controllers or Pro-Controller for classic twin stick control, as they:

Relive the original campaigns from Tiny Troopers & Tiny Troopers 2: Spec Ops with over 60 action-packed missions.

Brainsssssss! Fight for your life through 8 Zombie Campaign missions, 4 fast paced undead wave maps & zombie survival mode.

Push your miniature militia to the edge with Ultra-Hardcore difficulty.

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is an epic bite-sized arcade shooter, filled to the brim with action-packed mini maps of mayhem! Take control of your tiny troopers as you battle evil adversaries from around the world with a multitude of weapons. Recruit specialist mercenaries such as Medics, Machine Gunners and the Elite Delta Force to subdue enemy insurgents! Collect medals, dog tags, Intel and more during the course of each mission to ensure victory.

“Tiny Troopers is a modern arcade classic and simply great fun from start to finish.” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, “It’s a perfect game to play on the go and the flexibility that players will have on Switch will be an unparalleled experience.”

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL will be available through the Nintendo eShop in time for the holiday season.

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Smash Up Now Available on Steam and Mobile


PARIS - Oct. 12, 2017 – Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment, Alderac Entertainment Group and Nomad Games today released Smash Up on Steam, Android and iOS devices. This beautiful digital adaptation of Paul Peterson’s award-winning card game challenges players to draft a hybrid team of misfits and take on other players or the game AI.

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com

Android: https://play.google.com

From pirates and ninjas to robots, zombies and beyond, Smash Up is a shuffle-building game where players pick two factions and shuffle them to build a deck. The goal is simple: capture the bases on the board to earn points, and the first player to 15 points claims victory!

With up to four-player multiplayer and solo gameplay options (against the AI), Smash Up is perfect for parties of any size - across the world or across the living room.

“Collaborating with Nomad games on this digital adaptation of one of the most acclaimed card games has been a great experience,” said Philippe Dao, Chief Marketing Officer at Asmodee Digital. “We believe Smash Up’s digital adaptation will not only please fans, but also encourage new players join the Smash up community.”




Website: http://www.asmodee-digital.com/en/smashup/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asmodeedigital/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/asmodeedigital
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asmodeedigital/
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/asmodeedigital

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Ep 2 Teaser | PS4


Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three-part, standalone adventure set three years before the first game in the BAFTA award-winning franchise.

You play as sixteen-year old Chloe Price, who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success.

When Rachel learns a secret about her family that threatens to destroy her world, it is her newfound friendship with Chloe that gives her the strength to carry on.

No longer alone, the girls must confront each other's demons and together find a way to overcome them.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Xenon Valkyrie+ coming this winter on PS Vita



A rogue-lite platformer for hardcore gamers.

Xenon Valkyrie+ is a rogue-lite platformer game with RPG elements in which you must fight to the deepest part of a moon and halt the plans of a wicked witch. Obtain many weapons as you fight through a unique, randomly-generated world every time you play. Encounter many characters, stores and enemies that tell a legendary story. With traditional graphics and high quality chiptune music, level up and get the amazing power of the Xenon Valkyrie!


Features
Rogue-lite platformer with a great story
RPG elements
Randomly generated levels
Quality Chiptune music
Hard gameplay and Permadeath
3 heroes with unique skills
100+ items
Multiple bosses and enemies
Several endings and secrets
Translated in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian
History


October 2017 - PS Vita announcement!
Xenon Valkyrie+ is a revamped version of "Xenon Valkyrie" originally released on PC from developer Diabolical Mind (Daniel Fernandez Chavez), and ported exclusively to PlayStation Vita by myself (Fabrice Breton / COWCAT). It contains major gameplay improvements and additions for the ultimate experience!

The release on PlayStation Vita is planned for this winter on the PlayStation Store.



Friday, 6 October 2017

PLAY Expo Manchester to Showcase Multiple Tournaments, Huge Tabletop Area and The Dark Room Interactive Game


Manchester, England – October 6th, 2017 – Fast becoming one of the most influential and popular gaming events in the UK, PLAY Expo Manchester is set to deliver this year more enthralling content, to larger numbers of eager gamers, than ever before.

Fighting Games Exhibition and Tournaments
Taking place on 14th and 15th October, chief among this year’s highlights at Play Expo Manchester is a massive fighting game exhibition slugfest between two opposing gaming scenes: England’s Manchester Battle Arena take on Versus Scotland in a no-hold barred showdown across five different competitive fighting games: Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator 2, King of Fighters XIV, and the brand-new Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.

The Manchester Battle Arena team will then once again run several stage tournaments with a knockout roster of fighting game showdowns throughout the weekend:

Saturday
  • Street Fighter V
  • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
  • Killer Instinct

Sunday
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear Revelator 2
  • King of Fighters XIV

Entry to each tournament is a mere £5 with a share of the £500 prize pot to be won. Signups close at 12:00 each day and tournaments will begin at 12:30pm. Competitors are advised to bring their own controllers to the event, although some will be available on the day to those travelling without their weapon of choice!


Tabletop Gaming Zone

The PLAY Expo Manchester Tabletop Gaming area continues to grow exponentially and this year there will be a huge selection of card- and board games to play, demonstrations of new games from specialists Esdevium Games and retailers selling the latest games for attendees to try and buy.

Esdevium will be showcasing the following titles: Dobble, Cortex, Story Cubes, Codenames, Duet, Ticket to Ride: Europe, Carcassonne, Blood Rage, Dice Forge, Pandemic Iberia, Cash 'n' Guns, Timeline, X-Wing, Jungle Speed, Century - Spice Road, NMBR9, and Yamatai.

Fan Boy Three are scheduled to attend and will be running a number of TCG tournaments as well as some ‘learn-to-play’ events. Tournaments confirmed are: Final Fantasy (free) and Yu-Gi-Oh (paid). Schedules will be released towards the end of the week.

Live Interactive Comedy Game, The Dark Room

A real treat for all attendees to this year’s PLAY Expo Manchester is comedian John Robertson’s critically acclaimed interactive game 'The Dark Room' scheduled for both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October.

Described as the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game, The Dark Room is a choose-your-own-adventure, so make sure you choose it!
  
The Dark Room blurs the lines between comedy and game show and is enjoyed by gamers, non-gamers, teens and parents. The audience play as contestants and the rules are simple.

1 - Options appear on the screen.
2 - Audience calls out the option they want.
3 - You’re either right, or dead.
4 - In the end, everybody plays!

Originally an interactive YouTube game, The Dark Room went viral and attracted more than 4 million views. Comedian John Robertson then transformed the game into a live show, and so far, has enjoyed sell out shows at events across the UK.

In addition, PLAY Expo Manchester have unveiled their Official Drink’s Sponsor, Nurishment™

For 36 years Nurishment has been the vitamin-enriched fuel of choice for many gamers and to celebrate Replay Events commissioned independent (and BAFTA-nominated) developer Team Cooper from Sheffield to create The Filling Station – a classic and highly addictive endless runner game packed full of points-earning vitamins and score-wrecking retro obstacles. Get on (and stay on) the leaderboard to earn an entry into the draw to win a SNES Classic Edition. Nurishment ambassador and England International footballer Daniel Sturridge plays the game and loves it (his score is on the leaderboard, see if you can beat him!). Just search “Nurishment” in your App Store or visit www.nurishment.co.uk to get collecting those vitamins!
As Nurishment is the Official Drinks Sponsor for Play Expo Manchester, visitors will be able to visit the stand to sample these vitamin-enriched drinks and play The Filling Station
Jump on one of six gaming stations and score over 1000 points to win a free Nurishment drink in the flavour of your choice. Reach 3000 points and you'll bag you yourself a free limited edition Nurishment t-shirt!
For more information on PLAY Expo Manchester 2017, please visit: http://www.playexpomanchester.com/ and follow Replay Events on Facebook, and Twitter.


Exhibitors, traders and press interested in PLAY Expo Manchester can contact the Replay Events team at: contact@replayevents.com


REVIEW: The Norwood Suite - Out now on Steam (PC)


Synopsis:
From Cosmo D, the creator of the freeware hit "Off-Peak", comes The Norwood Suite - a weird-adventure game that is both its spiritual and direct sequel.

The Norwood Suite is a first-person adventure game that takes players to the secluded Hotel Norwood on a simple and friendly errand that quickly unfolds into something much more involved. Filled with bizarre characters and objects, this mysterious resort is a dense, open-ended world teeming with hidden passages and secrets to discover.

Peer into the lives of the hotel’s guests and staff, explore and interact with surprises behind every door, and piece together a non-linear narrative that rewards your curiosity. The Norwood Suite features surreal art design, as well as an original atmospheric musical score, composed by Cosmo D, that integrates itself directly into the game world.


Review: By Jon Donnis
If you read the little synopsis above you will see that the score in this game is composed by Cosmo D, and damn it really is good, because I am an idiot, I started playing this game on mute as I assumed it would be your typical background sounds etc, and only after a few hours did I put the sound on and suddenly I am hearing this great music. So yeah when you play this, turn your speakers on, and prepare to have your senses tickled with such cool music.

Ok away from the awesome music, this game is a puzzle/errands game, once you get to the hotel of which the game is based, everything becomes about solving puzzles, whether that is how to use the computer, by changing plugs, finding a wifi router, resetting it, or finding the right costume to wear to enter a room you need to go, making people sandwiches, to finding key for a piano. This is the main crux of the game. So if you like this type of game then you should enjoy The Norwood Suite.

I had a few issues with the game, I felt the controls a little clunky, however I am much more of a console guy, so using keys to move with one hand, and the mouse with the other, does not come naturally to me. Give me an Xbox controller and I am at home. So although I thought the controls were a bit clunky, if you are used to playing games using a mouse and keyboard then I suspect you will be right at home here.

I also found the graphics to be a little dated, again spoiled by 2017 high end games with huge budgets and so on. And this game would easily feel "new" if released 10 or even 15 years ago.

This game is not for me, for various reasons, but that does not mean it is a bad game, but you do have to take into account the type of gamer you are, the type of games you enjoy, and the type of experience you like to get from a game.

If you like keyboard/mouse controls, a game whereby you enjoy the music, you pay attention to all the conversations the characters you interact with have, you like to feel immersed into the storyline, then I am sure you will enjoy this game.

I give this game a decent 7/10.

The Norwood Suite will be released on PC through Steam and Itch.io on October 2.


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Hyper Mode is back for Dying Light


October 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland / Techland, a leading developer and publisher of videogames today announces the return of Hyper Mode, a community-led challenge, starting today at 12pm PDT (8pm BST) and ending on 8th October at 11:30pm PDT (3:30pm BST) to achieve a gib-soaked enemy kill count of six million. More details can be found here.

Hyper Mode will have a number of key gameplay changes that will imbue players with the additional physical power to send zombies flying throughout the event. Meanwhile for gamers who want to join the fun, there will be a sale of up to 60% on Steam.

“These community events are not only good excuses to bring together our loyal Dying Light community to reach a collective, challenging goal but also to reward them with unique items,” said CEO, Techland, Pawel Marchewka. “We can’t wait to kick off Hyper Mode again to see whether the kill count goal of six million can be achieved.”

Those taking part in the carnage will be rewarded with two extra Gold-Tier Weapon Dockets. Drop-kick ’til you… drop!

Monday, 2 October 2017

REVIEW: Cuphead - Xbox One


Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

FIFA 18 - Nintendo Switch Gameplay

Take a look at Real Madrid facing off against Barcelona in FIFA 18, running on a docked Nintendo Switch.

EA SPORTS FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the most immersive, social, and authentic football game ever created for Nintendo players. Feature packed, you can now play the world’s game anytime, anywhere and in unique ways with FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch.

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Your FIFA, Your Way: Brand-new ways to play single and multiplayer on the most social FIFA experience ever. With a variety of controller and display configurations available, as well as split Joy-Con support, FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch offers a responsive and engaging gaming experience – no matter how you play.

Your Favorite FIFA Modes, for Nintendo SWITCH: With FIFA Ultimate TeamTM, Career Mode, and Switch-tailored Kickoff, and Local Seasons, FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is the deepest portable FIFA ever.

Immersive Presentation and Gameplay: With advanced rendering technology, FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch delivers an unparalleled experience. The product boasts a full 1080p on TV and 720p on handheld, delivering authentic football atmospheres, no matter where you play. Experience brand-new pitch environments, unique physically based rendering for all characters, and new gameplay mechanics.

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