All posts by Cat Evans

Web Developer by day, massive geeky gamer by night. I've been playing games for as long as I can remember... You can see me stream most weekday evenings on Twitch as KooKatchu!

Scrabble now out for Xbox One

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The Christmas and rainy afternoon favourite is now available to play on the Xbox One, in the US and Canada only.

Retailing at $15, you can challenge your friends to some classic wordplay either locally, or over Xbox Live. You can also challenge computer controller opponents of varying difficulties, just to make it interesting.

If you’re feeling brave, and smart, enough, you can also challenge players across the globe, with a variety of exciting multiplayer modes.

US and Canada Xbox One owners can download it from the Xbox website now.

Shadow Warrior 2 E3 gameplay video released

Do you like your games bloody and violent? Of course you do… Devolver Digital have just released a 15 minute gameplay video of their new release Shadow Warrior 2 for you to enjoy.

Five years on from when Lo Wang shattered the alliance between his deceitful former boss and the ancient gods of the shadow realm, Lo Wang is drawn into a volatile conflict between a brilliant young scientist, a controversial cult leader, and a terrifying new drug called Shade. 

It is up to Lo Wang to wield his lethal blades, archaic magic, and staggering power to purge the world of evil for good.

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Featuring four-player co-op, a brutal damage system, and procedural environments, Devolver Digital’s Shadow Warrior is set to release in 2016 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.

View the Shadow Warrior 2 website for more information.

Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile edition cancelled

After preorders selling out within days, the much anticipated Batmobile edition of Batman Arkham Knight edition will not be shipping to excited customers (myself included).

Customers are receiving emails this evening, from Game, stating that due to unforeseen circumstances, Warner Bros. has decided to not release this product. Instead, they are offering £20 off of the Red Hood edition of the game, which is currently listed at £79.99 on the Game website.

The full email I received from Game can be seen below.

Dear Cat,

Regrettably, due to unforeseen circumstances that greatly compromised the quality of the Batmobile, included within the Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition, Warner Bros has decided not to release this product.

As a gesture of goodwill, you will be entitled to a £20 discount on the Batman Red Hood Edition, featuring extra content only available at GAME.

If you want to proceed with this offer it will update automatically, you do not need to do anything. If you wish to cancel your complete order, please contact customer services on 0208 827 0099 or email us at customer.services@game.co.uk by 11am on 23rd June.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

The GAME Team

E3 Bethesda Conference – Fallout 4 releasing this year

That’s right, Fallout 4 will be coming for Christmas this year.

Bethesda started work on Fallout 4 in 2009, just after Fallout 3 was released, and you can tell it’s been a labour of love.

Fallout 4 starts on a perfect Saturday morning in Downton Boston, with you creating your character, as with every other Bethesda game. What’s different though is the mechanic behind it. No more sliders, but a much more dynamic system. You can fully customise the look of both a Mum and Dad, which then determines the look of your main character.

Once you’re happy with everything, that’s when it all goes wrong. Not long after a Vault Tec representative visits your home, the announcement is made that a nuclear attack is imminent, so off to the vault you run.

200 years later, you emerge from vault 111, to complete dystopia, not a soul to be seen. From here you are encouraged to do what you want. Go explore, go kill, whatever you want.

That seems to be the main focus from Bethesda for Fallout 4, it’s your adventure. They didn’t give any details about the main story line this morning, which works for me, but they certainly gave lots of information about what else you’ll find yourself doing. I’ll start with the first thing we all know about, the dog.

Now, this isn’t Dogmeat, but a brand new canine to get attached to. She (or he, not entirely sure) can be directed to help you pick up items and attack enemies in a completely contextual fashion. All you need to do to command her is point at something in the environment.

Secondly, if you love your weapons (who doesn’t), you’re going to love the 50 base weapons, which can have up to 700 modifications, to create your perfect weapon. With the new scavenging and crafting systems in place, you can fully customise your arsenal to suit your style.

However, with these awesome new weapons you’ll be creating, you’ll also get to build your own customised armour, using the same scavenging mechanic as the weapons.

Speaking of crafting, you will be able to create your own safe haven in Boston, building a shelter, planting food, and installing power generators. The more you build, the better your surroundings, and other survivors will start to make your base their own. To ensure the safety of your site, you can install turrets, and other security measures, to keep those raiders at bay.

Overall, Fallout 4 is looking to be the definitive edition of Fallout yet. It will be hitting shelves on November 10, 2015.

For all you collectors out there, including me, they will also be releasing a special Pip-boy edition, which comes with one to call your own. You will be able to slide in your mobile phone and use the new second-screen app, which will release on iOS and Android at the same time.

Pipboy edition

Speaking of apps, Bethesda also announced the release of Fallout Shelter, where you take control of your own vault, building different rooms for your dwellers to use and level up their own, individual stats. Think SimCity, but Fallout… Dwellers can then be sent out to the wasteland to gather resources, such as food, water, and power, to enhance the vault further.

Fallout Shelter is out now for free on iOS.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnn2rJpjar4

E3 Bethesda Conference – Dishonored 2 announced

Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio took the Bethesda stage to confirm the leaked sequel, Dishonored 2, would be coming to Xbox One, PC and Playstation 4. Dishonored 2 returns in its original style but with a new veneer, as the Empire of the Isles is in jeopardy once more.

Choosing between two characters, Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin, with their own sets of weapons, gadgets, and abilities. It is up to you to return the Empire Isles to its former glory.

Also announced is Dishonoured Definitive Edition, a graphically enhanced collection of the original Dishonoured with all DLC.

Dishonoured Definite Edition is set to be released in Autumn 2015.

E3 Bethesda Conference – Doom coming Spring ’16

Doom returns in style as Bethesda and ID returns to the games’ roots.

Big ass guns, and lots of blood, that’s what you think of when it comes to Doom. If this is what you’re expecting you won’t be disappointed.

Coming to our living rooms in Spring 2016, Doom promises to deliver everything we love about the series. Fast-paced action, badass demons, and of course big effing guns!

With a campaign visiting locations such as Mars and Hell, you will be treated to stunning locations, and crazy enemies.

As well as the single player campaign, Doom will bring with it a frantic and exciting multiplayer mode, which will have the classic multiplayer modes such as domination and deathmatch.

ID Software have also announced that with Doom, a new way to create custom games will be coming. Doom SnapMap will enable all players to create fully custom multiplayer and co-op matches, think Halo Forge, which can then be shared instantly with friends and people all around the world irregardless of platform

Doom will be with us in Spring 2016

Transformers Devastation leaked by Best Buy

The listing shows that the new game from Platinum Games, Transformers Devastation, is set to release on all platforms on October 6, 2015.

Megatron has discovered a way to harness the enormous power of plasma energy to cyberform Earth, and it is up to us to stop him.

Transformers Devastation features Platinum Games’ signature fast action gameplay, a deep customisable system, and five difficulty levels to ensure hours of intense gameplay.

Autobot fans will be happy with legendary Autobots Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock, equipped with fast action capabilities such as instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks and more,  it is up to the Autobots to stop him.

A great addition for any Transformers fan, original voice actors from the TV series return, including Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Dan Gilvezan (Bumblebee), Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), and more.

Transformers Devastation is listed to release for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.

Saitek unveils special Farming Simulator controller

Big fan of Farming Simulator on PC? Well, your experience is about to become more immersive as Saitek and GIANTS Software announce the new Farming Simulator Wheel, Pedal and Vehicle Side Panel bundle.

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Currently only available to preorder in the United States and Canada, the bundle is currently listed for $299.99, and includes everything you need for your Farming Simulator experience.

They are also offering the Wheels and Pedals, and Vehicle Panel individually, at $149.99 and $149.99 respectively.