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Daily NewsRadar: Soul Calibur 6, Call of Tom Hardy, Ys Origin on Xbox, and more

Ivy Valentine and Zasalamel are back in Soul Calibur 6It's all thongs and shoulderpads around here today to celebrate the return of fighters Ivy Valentine and Zasalamel in the next Soul Calibur, one of our most anticipated new games of 2018 . Watch the stylish violence below while you wait for the game's release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC later this year. Will Tom Hardy and Chris Pine answer the Call of Duty? "I mean, I like almost everything [he’s been in]," he says of Hardy. If not, Pokemon that

By | 2018-02-23T17:20:45+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team ratings refresh now live: Salah, Kane and De Bruyne all get a stats boost

EA has revealed its first set of spring upgrades for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, and exactly as GR predicted there are ratings increases for Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Kevin de Bruyne. 60 Premier League players in total have been granted an attributes boost, including super-meta Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, and Kyle Walker of Manchester City. The upgrades to Kane, Salah and de Bruyne are less pronounced, but will still make a big difference for elite players. Unlike last year, no players will

By | 2018-02-23T13:29:36+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This $230 Xbox One bundle has *deep breath* Forza Horizon 3, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels DLC, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and Grand Theft Auto 5 *whew!*

Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 + Star Wars Battlefront 2 + GTA 5 bundle for $229.00. You want to defy gravity with life-size Hot Wheels tracks? You want to blast apart Rebels and Imperials in the Star Wars universe? If you're not familiar with these games, here's a quick breakdown of each:Forza Horizon 3 takes the Forza games, a series meticulously-crafted racing sims, off the tracks and into the outback. And if you're looking for even more games, be sure to stop by our list of the most-anticipated

By | 2018-02-23T13:06:08+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 things to watch out for this week

Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch takes a novel approach to local co-opYou can now rob a bank while sat in a bank. At the time PUBG was around but not huge, and Fornite had yet to explode with its own Battle Royale mode. As always, Fortnite: Battle Royale remains free-to-play, so you might as well hop in now and see what all the fuss is about. Connor SheridanWhat: Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3Where: PC, PS4, Xbox OneWhen: Right now. David HoughtonWhat: The Nintendo Switch’s first birthdayWhere: Ever

By | 2018-02-23T10:57:18+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite Battle Royale Battle Pass Challenges guide – visit a Llama, Fox, and a Crab

Fortnite Battle Royale season 3 is live, and along with the various updates and tweaks applied, Battle Pass holders can now complete weekly Battle Pass Challenges for additional Battle Stars and rewards. For week 1 this involves finding three different animal statues located around the island, and following a hidden treasure map to a secret cache. Read on, and you'll be racking up those bonus Battle Stars in no time. LlamaThe Llama statue is located in the north west corner of the map, north of

By | 2018-02-23T10:11:54+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Netflix’s Mute might look like Blade Runner, but its central story ignores sci-fi in favour of something better: people who matter

This morning I watched Mute, the new sci-fi mystery film from Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones. Quite the opposite; the whole point of science fiction is to extrapolate the human experience in order to explore it on an exploded scale. He is a man in a science fiction city who avoids using digital technology whenever possible. In a show that emphasises the ‘science’ part of science fiction though, things can get messy if not treated with utmost care and finesse. Of the two, I certainly

By | 2018-02-23T09:54:36+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forget graphics – to get a real sense of how games have evolved, look at their menus

But what if there was another way to look at games and analyze them? Video game menus are not the most exciting topic in the world. If it helps, think of scrutinizing menus like codebreaking - uncovering hidden messages left by a game's developers. The Sonic games are, relatively speaking, pretty basic. That makes it easier to notice differences than, say, Mass Effect, where BioWare was always going to try and make things look befitting of its sci-fi universe.

By | 2018-02-23T09:10:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This scene from Netflix’s Mute has a sly nod to a classic ’90s strategy game

Not the FPS Syndicate reboot from 2012, the 1993 original from Bullfrog Productions. The critical response to Mute has been mixed so far but you can't argue with Duncan Jones' chops as an old-school strategy game fan. Minor spoiler warning for Mute if you're sensitive to plot details, though this scene gives little away by itself. And this is what the mind-controlled cyborg thugs from Syndicate look like, at least on the box art (in the game they're about 20 pixels tall). For more sly cinematic

By | 2018-02-23T08:20:33+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Walking Dead season 8 recap: Catch up with the new season before it restarts

The Walking Dead season 8 is back! The Walking Dead season 8 airs every Sunday at 9pm on AMC in the US, and every Monday at 9pm on Fox in the UK from February 25/26. For the full episode breakdown, read our The Walking Dead S8.01 review . For the full episode breakdown, read our The Walking Dead S8.03 reviewThe Walking Dead S8.04 - Some GuyDon’t worry, episode 3 didn’t manage to kill the entirety of Carol and Ezekiel’s crew. For the full episode breakdown, read our The Walking Dead S8.06 reviewT

By | 2018-02-23T07:05:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assassin’s Creed Origins’ idea of heaven involves giant scorpions, harpies, and flying ships

Thankfully, our favourite ex-medjay Bayek is on hand and is ready to kill a few undead souls in the new Assassin’s Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs DLC. As you’d expect with Assassin’s Creed Origins, it’s not simply a case of chucking the glittering beetle back in Nefertiti’s sarcophagus. But, regardless of whether you want to start diving into ancient Egyptian mythology rather than hay bales, the splendour of this new area is enough to get you hooked. From the couple of hours I’ve played of

By | 2018-02-23T07:00:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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