IGN UK Podcast #371: Prey? Pray tell

IGN UK Podcast #371: Prey? Pray tell

This week Alysia’s had a first look at Prey, Arkane Studios’ creepy new first person shooter set on a distant space station. By contrast, Joe’s been pointing and clicking all over Thimbleweed Park, and Gav’s noticed that this week marks the 20th anniversary of an iconic Simpsons episode. Also, you may have noticed that we’re no longer making a video version of the podcast. Instead we’re going to focus on making our bread and butter, the audio version, an even better experience for your earballs! You can listen to it via the link below, or head over to iTunes: IGN UK Podcast #371: Prey? Pray tell Continue reading…
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Art from Cancelled Sci-Fi Game by God of War Dev Emerges

Art from Cancelled Sci-Fi Game by God of War Dev Emerges

Images thought to be from a cancelled Sony Santa Monica project have appeared online. The unannounced PlayStation 4 project, thought to have been a new sci-fi IP, had been in development when layoffs hit the God of War studio three years ago. The images – originally on an artist’s personal site who allegedly worked on the project for three years – were discovered by nerdleaks but have since been removed. However, a whole raft of duplicates, which include detailed concept, character art, and CG models, have been uploaded to Imgur. Continue reading…
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PlayStation Plus Open Multiplayer Event Kicks off Next Week

PlayStation Plus Open Multiplayer Event Kicks off Next Week

Sony will be opening up online multiplayer for non-PS Plus subscribers from February 22 until February 26. However, this only applies to multiplayer. The other benefits of a PS Plus subscription – such as this month’s free games for subscribers or Store discounts – are not included. The news follows a similar event currently taking place on Xbox One, where Xbox Live Silver users can play online from February 16 to February 19 without any barriers, and take Rocket League and NBA 2K17 for a test drive as part of a limited time free trial. If you’re already a PS Plus subscriber, this month’s subscriber games are LittleBigPlanet 3, Not a Hero , Starwhal, Anna: Extended Edition, Ninja Senki DX, and TorqueL. Continue reading…
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First Google Indie Games Contest Winner Announced

First Google Indie Games Contest Winner Announced

Google has announced that fantasy game Reigns has won its inaugural indie games contest. The “Tinder-style fantasy title” (via GamesIndustry.biz) topped 20 other finalists to secure prizes that include a YouTube influencer campaign worth €50,000, an Android Developer Story documentary about the development of the game, tickets for GDC and Google I/O, one month’s premium placement on Google Play, and a Pixel C tablet. As Reigns also secured the Unity prize, developer Nerial also secured two tickets to a Unite event and a 12-month subscription to Unity Pro. Press and public were invited to play 20 games from finalists who’d been selected from over a 1000 submissions from 12 countries around the world, and then vote for their favourites. Continue reading…
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The "Jedi" in Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Title Is Plural

The "Jedi" in Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Title Is Plural

There’s been some debate as to whether the “Jedi” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s title is a singular or plural use (not least because if it was the former, one of our heroes would likely have to die in Episode VIII). It seems we now have an answer, through an unexpected source – the other words in the title. In German, the words for “The Last” help denote whether the “Jedi” is being used as a singular or plural. As pointed out by IGN Germany, the newly revealed German title – “Die Letzten Jedi” – uses the plural version, meaning it references multiple Jedi (if it was a single Jedi, it would be “Der Letzte Jedi”). Continue reading…
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Hearthstone Will Release Three Expansions This Year

Hearthstone Will Release Three Expansions This Year

As the Year of the Kraken comes to a close, Hearthstone is gearing up for 2017’s Year of the Mammoth by announcing a new way of releasing expansions. Instead of alternating between the cycle of Expansions (card packs) followed by Adventures (player vs CPU with an overarching theme), Blizzard now plans to release  three expansions at specific times of the year: ~130 cards at the start of the year, ~130 in the middle, then another ~130 towards the end of the year. The reason for the change, as detailed over on the Hearthstone blog, is down to storytelling. “At their core, Adventures paint colorful and thematic stories about the Hearthstone universe,” writes Blizzard. “Imagine being able to learn about the history and lore behind each of our sets inside the game in a similar way! Continue reading…
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UK Daily Deals: Nintendo Switch With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

UK Daily Deals: Nintendo Switch With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Help us get to 2000 likes! Like our page to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also to find exclusive codes that we provide for our readers. The First Nintendo Switch Bundle Includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GAME are the first retailer to release a Nintendo Switch Bundle. Luckily it includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is arguably the most anticipated game for the Switch; “the open world Zelda we’ve always wanted” (read our preview on Breath of the Wild here). Continue reading…
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Ubisoft Shares Details of Watch Dog 2's Next DLC

Ubisoft Shares Details of Watch Dog 2's Next DLC

Ubisoft has shared details of the next Watch Dogs 2 DLC pack, Human Conditions. The downloadable content pack – which will release on February 21 on PlayStation 4, and March 23 on PC and Xbox One – promises to be “a meaty one”, adding “three new multi-mission Operations to the story and giving Marcus Holloway and his DedSec crew new villains to hunt”. According to a teaser video, as well as new missions the DLC brings “substantial story-arcs” that give Marcus a fresh selection of challenges and enemies, with “never seen before” areas. “We’ve plowed through two of the new Operations, and they’re pretty substantial, with new areas to explore and unique challenges to face,” writes Mikel Reparaz, editor on the Ubisoft blog. Continue reading…
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