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Friday, 29 March 2019

Tropico 6 Review


El President is back! In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling for visionary leaders, who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind.

For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicana on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favour of your subjects.

Tropico 6 reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC.


Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Warblade arrives in Rangers of Oblivion


YOOZOO Games, Shanghai | 27.03.19:
Rangers of Oblivion invites you to join the Rangers, a fearsome faction of monster-hunting masters sworn to defend the land of Malheim; a sprawling 3D fantasy world offering a huge range of quests that test your tracking, combat, treasure-hunting and survival skills.

As any seasoned Rangers of Oblivion player will tell you, your weapon of choice requires careful consideration: with greatswords, lances, longbows, twin blades, staffs and armoured gauntlets all available. Each weapon has a distinct combat style, skill set and offers different attributes. You can forge stronger weapons and armour by crafting from the spoils of the hunt, upgrading weapons to help you face the more fearsome of Malheim’s monsters.

The Warblade, however, is not a weapon native to Malheim — with its origins in the eastern kingdom far beyond the wilderness. It was brought to the Rangers by a mysterious and powerful swordsman, whose own distant kingdom was also plagued by behemoths. There, the Warblade became an invaluable weapon in defence of their realm; used by a band of warriors, a strike made in unison can cut down even the most gargantuan monsters.

Gripped in both hands, a variety of hack, slash and lunge combinations are possible, giving both power and speed to the user's attacks. However, the wielder of a Warblade must be able to channel their Ki; an inner force that grows steadily in the heat of battle. Proficient Warblade users can strike with deadly finesse. Mastering the tempo of combat by honing their Ki is something any Ranger opting for a Warblade should aim to achieve.

Rangers of Oblivion is the ultimate monster-hunting playground for mobile devices. Want a Warblade? Head on over to the GTarcade site and download Rangers of Oblivion.


Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Game of Thrones Winter is Coming™ - Launches Worldwide


March 26, 2019 – YOOZOO Games, a leading game developer and publisher, today announced the global launch of Game of Thrones Winter is Coming™, a real-time strategy PC browser game officially licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under license from HBO®. The game is now available in English, with additional languages to follow.

HBO, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Yoozoo Games have collaborated to recreate Westeros on a massive scale, delivering an authentic and immersive multiplayer world laid out across the Seven Kingdoms – complete with major landmarks and castles from the epic TV series. The story begins immediately following the death of Eddard Stark, when the player emerges as a new Westeros lord or lady in his stead.

Strategising starts in earnest in Game of Thrones Winter is Coming as players aim to build an impenetrable base, train a victorious army and recruit faithful followers from a pool of iconic characters. As players progress, they must continue to acquire the might, money and influence needed to take the Iron Throne.

Several characters from Game of Thrones can also be found across the vast Westeros landscape, each with their own diverse skill sets as well as their own band of soldiers and followers. Players must choose their allies wisely and recruit them into their ranks in order to leverage their influence and knowledge to plot a course towards domination.

Players can invite friends to raise an army and compete with other Westerosi lords and ladies to conquer their castles. Should they eventually become the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, players will be able to add their own distinct features and upgrades in order to sit on the Iron Throne in a fashion more befitting their reign. Players can also venture out to explore 30 different types of terrain and weather conditions in Westeros, as the continent’s appearance changes almost as often as its leaders.

In certain game modes, players will be able to experience their favorite moments from the show and see the story of Game of Thrones unfold once more. They will also be able to unlock exclusive hidden storylines through a wide variety of PVE missions, such as battle progressions that will pit players against hordes of roaming bandits and assassins for a chance to earn valuable rewards.

View the CGI trailer for Game of Thrones Winter is Coming:
https://got.gtarcade.com/en/

Thursday, 21 March 2019

RAD - Announcement Trailer


DOUBLE FINE PRODUCTIONS and BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. present RAD - a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world. As a teenage protagonist, players must journey into the Fallow - an ever-changing, procedurally generated wasteland that holds the secrets of the past and answers for the future. Here, radioactive toxins will randomly mutate your character, giving you powerful new abilities that challenge you to constantly adapt your play style. Using these abilities, and your trusty bat, you have been tasked with saving humanity’s future by healing the world. The game launches this Summer.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

My Time At Portia - Pre-order Trailer | PS4


My Time At Portia is coming to PlayStation 4 on April 16th 2019!
Pre-order now and receive the exclusive Housewarming Gift Set!

Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land

US Pre-Order Link
UK Pre-Order Link

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Award Winning Strategy Game, Skyworld, Launches March 26 for PlayStation VR


ROTTERDAM, NL – March 13, 2019 – Vertigo Games and Wolfdog Interactive have today announced that the award-winning VR strategy game, Skyworld, will be launching for PlayStation VR on March 26, 2019, adding new player-progress features. By melding turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time battle scenarios, Skyworld gives players the chance to control a kingdom at war in VR against friends online or within solo campaigns.



The launch of Skyworld on PlayStation VR brings all-new features into the mix, allowing players to champion their achievements in-game. With a persistent leveling system, players can earn XP in single and multiplayer matches and from daily challenges, with special avatars waiting to be unlocked. Competing online can win players a spot on the brand-new Skyworld PlayStation VR leaderboards.

Players control the tides of war with a unique hybrid gameplay system of turn-based management, deck building, and fast-paced, real-time battles. By harnessing a strategic combination of the 16 available units, Skyworld players can build a deadly and specialized army with everything from archers and snipers to siege tanks and flying fortresses.

Before conquering friends and foes online, players are invited to wage war in a full single player campaign and recruit an army for a royal conquest to defend the universe. Skyworlds have found prosperity thanks to the magical cores at their center, but demons seek to control that power for themselves. Players must outwit, out-manoeuvre and out-plan their opponents to save the realm once and for all.

Athena Arrives in League of Angels III


YOOZOO Games | 13.03.19
Although it’s unlikely the goddess Athena was ever partial to a pint of Guinness, League of Angels III’s latest Mythic Hero arrives just in time for another fantastic series of holiday events — including St. Patrick’s Day.

Debuting as a support angel can be a tough gig but with her special skills Divine Honor, Dignified Judgment and Constellation Shield, Athena is the strongest Support Hero in the game so far. The daughter of Asherah, sister of Johanna, and mother of Inanna, this powerful angel will be available in upcoming events — so seize your chance to get this new Mythic Hero.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated widely within League of Angels III and is also known as ‘Rebirth Day’; differing somewhat to real-life events, where a rebirth might be something more enthusiastic participants require the day after St. Patrick’s Day. Nonetheless, in-game, the holiday will see many angels donning their finest green costumes and holding huge feasts to celebrate.

League of Angels III will also have several other holiday additions to consider, with an all-new exclusive mount ‘Seat of Fortune’ and also new wings ‘Wings of the Fae' and outfit ‘Song of Life’ (available via Wheel of Fortune).

To join the celebrations head on over to the League of Angels III site to play the game.

Official Site (http://www.yoozoo.com/)

Monday, 11 March 2019

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn - Launch Trailer - Nintendo 3DS


One ticked-off sorcerer just banished Kirby, warping the poor puffball to a yarn world in need of saving. The twist? Having a yarn body is epic! Kirby can transform into knitted versions of vehicles like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game. The Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn game is available now!

Buy from Amazon by clicking here (Link opens in a new window)


Xbox Sessions | Joel McHale Slays Demons in Hollywood, and Now in Devil May Cry 5


You might know him best as Jeff Winger from Community or as the host of The Soup, but have you ever seen comedian and actor Joel McHale fight through hordes of demonic enemies? Just in time for global launch, Joel will play Devil May Cry 5. Catch him slaying demons on this episode of Xbox Sessions!


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

REVIEW: Nice Slice for Nintendo Switch


Review by Jon Donnis
Kool2Play are back with another simple to play arcade game.
You have a super sharp knife, and endless amount of things to slice, and the smaller the pieces the higher the score, it really is as simple as that.

As you will have come to expect from Kool2Play the soundtrack is top quality, with a slow rhythmic beat that just helps you get into the game.

Obvious comparisons will be made to Fruit Ninja, but this game does have some differences, including the fact you can cut food into more than one piece.


As us slice at the food, a correct cut will add time, and a missed cut will take time off, so some skill is needed here as opposed to just endlessly trying to slice.

As you progress through the game, you collect coins which in turn allow you to unlock new things like new knives which have comic names like "Obi-Knife-Kenobi"

This is a simple game, if you enjoyed Fruit Ninja you will enjoy this. The only negative is that the controls can take a bit of getting used to, but once you do you will be flying.

A fun pick up and play arcade game that doesn't take too many brain cells to play.

I score this 7/10
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/nice-slice-switch



Marble Combat out now on Steam Early Access for Free!


Phantom 8 is back with a total new game concept named Marble Combat. The studio’s first multiplayer game available now in Early Access on Steam and is free to play. Marble Combat will be further developed in an open development style with heavy involvement of the community - listening to the feedback of the fans is the studio’s driving force.

Gameplay style
Marble combat is a physics based multiplayer game for 2 - 8 people. Players compete as magical marbles racing and fighting to dominate capture points and collect power ups. Every player can pick a combination of four abilities which can hinder enemies, boost allies or improve ball control.

Development history
"Marble Combat started out as a small multiplayer demo pitched internally to the Phantom 8 team. It was incredibly fun and playable at an early stage and the team wanted to work on something light hearted and funny without a long development cycle. The concept provided a reasonable scope for what a small team could produce and would be easy to test and take on feedback from anyone who wanted to get involved."

"At first it was just the intention was to be a ball rolling game but like any development project, the team hit upon a flurry of new ideas for setting. After fleshing out some of the powers and level design options, a real life marble setting seemed perfect. The art style was at first a full on 1950's-60's retro feel but as we wanted to get in more and more toys and references from our childhood, it ended up containing themes from various eras."




Features
Team based multiplayer
Comedy retro theme
Physics based platformer
Single player challenges
Free to play

Website: https://marblecombat.com
SteamPage: https://store.steampowered.com/app/949000/Marble_Combat/

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Dead or Alive 6 Review


Dead or Alive 6 reviewed by Mike Epstein on PlayStation 4. Also available on Xbox One and PC.

Aspiring fighters will be able to experience the sixth DEAD OR ALIVE World Combat Championship in Early 2019; and every fight will be presented in amazing detail, allowing fans to discern intricate facial expressions unparalleled to those seen in previous entries.

The DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament Executive Committee and hosts of DEAD OR ALIVE 6, DOATEC, already released the names of the first set of fighters involved in this instalment - including the owner of DOATEC, Helena Douglas. Other notable fighters include the eighteenth master of the Mugen Tenshin clan, Hayate, and past DEAD OR ALIVE (DOA) tournament winners; Kasumi of the Mugen Tenshin clan, the ultimate ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, the ever-entertaining host, Zack, and the most recent tournament winner, the scorching soul Jann Lee!

Two new locations have been scouted to host key matches in the sixth tournament: the remarkable DOA Colosseum, complete with three bold statues showcasing famous fighting stances, and The Throwdown, a gritty back street where raw unfiltered fighting can take place in its prime.

Select locations, such as The Throwdown, allow the live audience to get even closer to the action than ever before - with some unruly fans breaking the rules and pushing fighters back into the centre of the ring. Combined with the fan-favourite 'Mass Destruction', where fighters can use the environment in their attacks, this tournament is set to be one of the most entertaining ever hosted by DOATEC.

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning - Gameplay Trailer | PS4


Fight for survival in real-time battles to unearth the truth of your newly cloned bodies in Zanki Zero: Last Beginning, the latest RPG from the creators of the Danganronpa series. The latest gameplay trailer shows you how to survive as the last 8 survivors of humanity!