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Puzzle platformer Etherborn channels M.C. Escher and rainbows

In the Indie GIF Showcase, we dig up the best-looking new and upcoming indie games and explore what makes them special. I'm a sucker for gravity-based games, but that's only half the reason Etherborn caught my eye. There's a grand sense of scale to its inexplicably suspended geometric world which dwarfs its tiny humanoid protagonist, and I'm all about it. Developer Altered Matter describes Etherborn as a platformer where gravity is relative to where you're standing. "The main character experienc

By | 2017-12-12T17:55:56+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WW2 FPS Battalion 1944 gets a behind-the-scenes trailer

WW2 shooter Battalion 1944, you may recall, ran a fireball of a Kickstarter in early 2016. They didn't provide an exact date, but the studio did say Battalion will come to Steam Early Access "not long after" the trailer's release. Bulkhead also addressed a possible post-Early Access price increase, which has proven to be a thorny subject for some developers in the past. When it enters Early Access, it will include "a base level of maps, features and content." This is to reward and encourage thos

By | 2017-12-12T17:01:29+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

UK Gambling Commission says children as young as 11 are getting into skin gambling

For the first time ever, the UK Gambling Committee's year-end report on Young People and Gambling has looked into "awareness and participation rates" of skin gambling (if you're not sure what that is, here's a primer). "'Skins' are in-game items, used within some of the most popular video game titles. In fact, the rate of playing those games matches the incidence rate of skin gambling, at 11 percent. That's also how the concept was introduced to survey respondents: "When playing computer games/a

By | 2017-12-12T14:45:28+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 1 of PS Store ‘Holiday Sale’ kicks off; Discounted PS4 games listed, priced

Week 1 of the PlayStation Store's Holiday Sale has kicked off, bringing a ton of discounts to PlayStation games! Discounts take up to 80% off of games of all types. The sale disocunts Street Fighter V, Red Dead Revolver, Overwatch (GOTY Edition), PayDay 2 Crimewave Edition, Metal Gear Solid V, Killing Floor 2, Hitman (GOTY Edition), GTA V (bundled with GTA: San Andreas), Far Cry Primal and more. Check out all of the deals below:

By | 2017-12-12T10:22:06+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best games console: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and more fight it out

Buy this if you want: the latest generation games but don’t need 4K, you want PlayStation exclusive games, console VR, and a console for under £250/$250. Key reads: Make sure you check out our full PlayStation 4 review and our picks of the best PS4 games. Key reads: Check out our full PS4 Pro review as well as our list of the best games for the console. These are the best PS4 Pro deals at the moment. Key reads: Make sure you check out our full 2DS XL and 3DS reviews and scan through the best gam

By | 2017-12-12T09:40:04+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Red Dead Redemption 2 Loot Discovered in GTA Online

Rockstar has suggested that GTA Online updates may slow down following Red Dead Redemption 2‘s release. Some Red Dead Redemption 2 fans have been concerned that the game’s multiplayer will be like GTA Online. Red Dead Redemption 2 does include microtransactions but fans are worried that they will as heavy-handed as those in GTA Online. But with that said, are still several months to go until Red Dead Redemption 2 is released. Red Dead Redemption 2 launches in 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.

By | 2017-12-12T09:24:01+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Honest Game Trailer Roasts EA

Without a doubt, one of the biggest pieces of news to come out of 2017 was when Electronic Arts’ stock dropped in value by $3.1 billion following the loot box controversy surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s launch earlier this year. So, with many considering EA to be such a glaringly easy and deserving target, the folks over at Smosh Games decided to absolutely rake the company over the coals in its Honest Game Trailer for the recently released sci-fi shooter. It should come as no surprise tha

By | 2017-12-12T07:38:02+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save big with the GOG Winter Sale PC Gamer Collection

The sale itself runs till December 26, alongside the PC Gamer Collection—a gathering of our favourites, spanning two decades and multiple genres. With 20 games in total, there's something for everyone at a price that won't break the bank. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is the PC Gamer Collection's most expensive game, but is arguably its most interesting. Check out the PC Gamer Collection in full over here . If you're feeling particularly flush, grabbing all 20 games will cost you £148.95/$195.36

By | 2017-12-12T07:34:10+00:00 December 12th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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