In this week's episode of Game Night, Brendan and I climb upon our Dealspwnies of war and ride into battle against super-powerful spider tanks and a spawn-camping purple eye of belligerence. Yes, we're back in Old Russia for this one, as we take on the Level 6 "Strike" Mission in the Destiny beta, and I die a lot and get a bit hysterical.
The Floating Robot of Tyrion Lannister believes that there's an old comms array that might still be working up near the Skywatch, and that it could potentially put Earth in contact with some of the relatively close-by colonies.
Only problem is that swathes of Fallen and Hive stand in the way of getting some answers
The "Shores of Time" Maat Mons Venus map added to the Crucible matches for the Destiny beta offers up a fresh slice of PvP action. The only mode available is still Control, where players vie for domination across three capture points, but what's interesting about Maat Mons is its size. Unlike the Moon map, Maat Mons is tightly packed, with all three control points very close together, much like Rusted Lands. All three points have two main routes in and out, creating a triangle that keeps players moving, and the flow of battle constantly changing.
It's a map that's perhaps a little unkind to Warlocks, mind, as you'll see in the first few seconds of the video above where Brendan and I help Bravo squad crush the opposition, after I throw myself to my death for science.
Definitely for science.
More all-new Destiny footage for you before the beta goes offline today. This time, we check out the Level 4 story mission, "Warmind", hunting for an old AI that used to protect Earth. But the Fallen are looking for it too, and there's a showdown in the Skywatch.
There are some new enemies in this particular mission, the pesky shielded Servitor being one of them. But thankfully we're packing some new weapons as well, including a fusion weapon that narnesses Traveller power and disintegrates enemies like a Spartan Laser crossed with a shotgun.
Destiny's level 3 story mission is the same one we saw in the Alpha. We've plonked both vids here in this post (hit the jump for the alpha gameplay footage) so you can marvel at the similarities and the slight differences. The biggest talking point here? Dinklage's voiceover.
Does the mechanical, vocoder-esque effect improve things? Does it still need some serious work? The "wizard from the Moon" line is gone, but is the script the issue?
To be honest, I'm not sure I care too much given the delicious gunplay, and for my money, the robotic effect more or less does the trick. I don't think this performance is going to win any awards, but it's also still not the final version yet, so there's room for improvement.Click here to read more...
The Destiny beta is upon us, and we've got an enormous amount of content coming over the next few days. Whereas the Alpha presented us with a single story mission, there considerably more opportunities to get a feel for the game's narrative here in the beta.
You can check out Brendan's video of Destiny's striking opening scenes and the first playable mission here, and above we've gone and captured the level two mission, titled "Restoration", that sees my Warlock Guardian and the Dinklage Ghost rooting around Old Russia for a warp drive.
Make sure you hit subscribe, as there's going to be plenty more content to come!
Gears of Fable? Oh go on then. Fable Legends has copped a fair bit of flak forits more action-oriented approach to the Fable universe, but there might just be space for a co-op TPS that leverages the IP for fresh purposes.
You can decide for yourself by checking out the 10 minute video we captured at a recent Microsoft showcase. There was no game sound to record due to the in-game audio being pumped out through headphones, so we've stuck in some favourites from the Fable OST.
Sunset Overdrive is shaping up to be a blast of chaotic, sandbox fun, filled with madcap mayhem, crazy weapons, and cartoon violence. In short, it's looking like the game that you'd expect an unfettered, unleashed Insomniac to make.
And that's awesome news.
Sadly, however, we weren't able to capture footage directly at a recent showcase event, but I did jump into a half-finished demo with the camera rolling on the screen to snap up a little bit of off-screen gameplay footage. I wasn't able to capture the in-game audio as it was being pumped through headphones, so instead I've spliced it together with some tracks from Jet Set Radio.
Given that the game resembles the lovechild of a bizarre threeway between Crackdown, JSRF, and a packet of Skittles, it seemed fitting.Click here to check out our Sunset Overdrive Gameplay vs JSR Remix >>
Ahead of this week's Game Night, Carl & Matt got together to introduce Supraball - a multiplayer FPS / Football hybrid title that is both accessible and downright fun. The duo explain how to play, what's involved, and explain why it's Dealspwn new favourite thing in the world. Ever.
They then forget they are supposed to be making an informative video because they are having too much fun, but in fairnes-SUPRABALL.
If you want to get involved with this Free To Play eSports title, you can head over to the official website to download the Alpha version. Stay tuned, as we will be posting details for the official Dealspwn server in the very near future!
The Rooster Teeth Expo may have played host to some interesting intelligence regarding The Master Chief Collection over the weekend, but Microsoft also brought Insomniac's crazy open-world shooter to the proceedings. Attendees were able to watch Sunset Overdrive's full opening cinematic and an Xbox One gameplay demonstration, which you can now peruse for yourself after the break.
Expect grind rails, insane weaponry and soda-powered monstrosities a-go-go -- and the finished product on October 28th.Click here to read more...
Will you survive? Such is the question posed by H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming F2P survival sandbox. We'll scavenge for supplies and crafting materials, desperately engage the 'infected' hordes and occasionally secure a vehicle for some post-apocalyptic green laning; all of which features in the brand new slice of gameplay footage.
SOE boss John Smedley has also assured us that snowy environments and dynamic weather are headed to H1Z1 and Planetside 2. It's looking cool, snow joke [you're fired - Ed]
Clearly already looking solid ahead of its Steam Early Access launch, H1Z1 has been picking up a publicity snowball over the last few months, especially since it's also slated to release on PS4 in due time. Let us know what you make of it!
The Secret World is still the most atmospheric MMORPG ever made. Or, to put it another way, it's bloody terrifying when it wants to be.
I'm currently polishing off our review of The Secret World's long-awaited Tokyo story arc, which has now begun courtesy of Issue #9: The Black Signal, so figured that I'd share some of my misadventures with you in video format. Having recently run through Outlast on Xbox One, I was confident that a quick jaunt through an abandoned parking garage would be a piece of cake, only the cake has already been eaten by murderous ghostly children-that-aren't-any-more oh god no THEY'RE FOLLOWING ME DON'T BLINK
Apologies. Beware major spoilers and disturbingly sexy demon overlords, since this is a story mission. Stay tuned for our full review -- and perhaps some videos narrated in coolly-assured confidence as opposed to nervy adrenaline-soaked rambling -- later this week.Click here to watch Jon get terrorised by demons, ghosts and haunted shutters >>
Despite what seems like the entire internet trying to get the Battlefield: Hardline beta at once, after multiple login attempts, I manged to snag a PS4 code. Absolute win-sauce! So, here's our exclusive first attempt at Heist mode, on the wrong side of the law with criminals facing off against the coppers.
All you need to know is that I nail someone with a motorbike. We'll have footage from the coppers side of the game soon. Stay tuned at Dealspwn for more exclusive playthrough videos of one of the hottest upcoming shooters, and don't forget to hit subscribe on our Dealspwn YouTube channel.Click here to see the video.
Having fallen in love with Hotline Miami, we naturally made a beeline for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number at EGX Rezzed 2014. Though still months from release, its latest demo build is still as sleazy, gritty, brutal, horrific, sharp and gleefully enjoyable as ever. Not to mention exceptionally difficult in all the right - wrong? - ways.
But can the sequel deliver the same shock value and surprise of its predecessor? Will we actually ever reach a consensus on what the story, masks and characters represent? Frankly I have no idea yet, but fans of the original will definitely get hooked in for more gut-wrenchingly compelling ultraviolence. You can watch it all in our video playthrough above, accompanied by my vaguely informative wafflings.
Sheep have long been familiar companions to any Worms player. Whether an honourable lightsider or dastardly darksider, we're used to deploying armies of explosive livestock who merrily leap into harm's way before sacrificing themselves on the altar of victory. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these flocks of adorable ordinance actually come from?
Now we're set to find out -- and feel incredibly guilty in the process -- courtesy of Flockers. Team 17's newly-announced puzzler is set within the Worm's weapon factory, a gauntlet of industrial machinery, saws and blades, through which we'll guide our wooly mates using a 21st century take on classic Lemmings gameplay. It's tense, hectic, darkly hilarious and tremendously exciting.
You can read more about it in our Flockers hands-on preview... but wouldn't you rather watch the cuddly carnage firsthand? Behold: the entirety of the Rezzed preview build blundered through by yours truly, while Team 17's Bethany Aston valiantly does her best to make up for my extreme incompetence!
Rejoice! It's South Park Day folks! Yes, The Stick of Truth releases today here in the UK and we've got another little gameplay video for you. This time Matt's new kid on the block gets kidnapped by aliens, all of whom appear to be obsessed with inserting things into various human orifices. But there's no time to think about that! Poor Randy has been taken as well, and we have to save the moustachioed legend before he's reamed to death.
Not that we get to see such things, of course. We're European, after all; which means our eyes would explode if we witnessed such cartoon horrors. Thankfully Ubisoft censored the truly awful bits to save our retinas from spontaneous combustion. To be honest, that might be a mercy.
Still, definitely consider this NSFW. Thank God It's Friday!Click here to read more...
It's here. It's finally here! Rambo: The Video Game launches today following months of controversy... but does it suck as badly as we feared? Or can it become a new guilty pleasure and shatter our expectations?
The truth is somewhere in between. You'll find out when our full review goes live later today, but for now, here's a first look at the truly awful opening cinematic followed by a surprisingly visceral opening level.
Cloudbuilt has been haunting our dreams ever since we first laid eyes on it. Not only is this Swedish platformer achingly beautiful, but it's also a fantastic gameplay proposition, hinging around pulling off insane feats of agility against the clock in some geometrically implausible stages.
The fact that it stars a mysterious protagonist clad in an epic mech suit equipped with rocket boosters and a laser cannon is just icing on the rambunctious speedrunning cake.
We'll have a full hands-on preview ready for you very soon, but here's a first look at Cloudbuilt in action to get you in the mood, featuring my attempts to suck as little as possible in some early levels.Click here to read more...
Matt has recently been doing a noob run of the game, filled with joy and wonder, and joyness, but after a brief hiatus thanks to the festive period we're back once again to provide a no-nonsense look at WildStar, the upcoming MMORPG from Carbine Studios and NCSOFT. So, in today's epsiode of Dealspwn Playthrough, Carl provides commentary as he goes through a few systems found within the game.
Watch as he explores the flexibility of the Limited Action Sets, and dives into the costume system to show off his fashion sense. After that, thanks to a helping hand, he demonstrates one of his favourite features in the game - the Mentor System. See it all after the jump.Click here to read more...
Bugbear Entertainment's Next Car Game is deep in Early Access, but is already turning heads with its impressive physics and truly ludicrous damage modelling that turns cars into chunks of twisted, brutalised yet still inexplicably functioning metal. I've delved into the latest Early Access build (available only by pre-ordering) to show you exactly what that means in practical terms.
Spoiler alert: it means awesomeness.