The original Metro 2033 was a flawed gem of a game. It wasn't quite polished to perfection, but 4A's take on Dmitry Glukhovsky's post-apocalyptic vision stood truly apart from its FPS peers. It was more survival horror than FPS at times, truth be told -- a game that boasted a cracking story, and an incredibly tense atmosphere.
And now it has a sequel.
Metro: Last Light released at the end of last week, we finally received our review copy through (the review itself will be coming later this week), and here's the first 20 minutes or so of the game in our latest in the series of Opening Scenes vids.Click here to read more...
In a first for our series of Dealspwn Playthrough, Carl is joined by both Matt and Jon to fight through the demo of Fuse, the upcoming co-op shooter from Insomniac Games. Watch as they try to outwit AI companions, battle against huge armoured foes, and use their devastating Fuse-powered weapons, all while voicing their initial gameplay opinions.
We’ll be chatting a little more about our impressions of the demo in this Sunday’s PWNcast, but if you have yet to download the demo, waiting for the PSN store to update, or just fancy hearing out banter, you can check out the video after the jump.Click here to read more...
Love it or hate it, Dark Souls is returning and last night we got our first look at the anticipated sequel. The 12-minute gameplay video, hosted by IGN, demonstrates some of the new features that will be included in Darks Souls 2, which includes destructible environments, as well as doing a sufficient job of showing us that, despite fears of the contrary, it will be just as fiendishly challenging and relentlessly punishing as its predecessor. See the video for yourself after the jump.Click here to read more...
Mode 7 are bringing Frozen Synapse over to iPad, and they've delivered a little video showcasing the tablet-based gameplay. We love a bit of the turn-based strategy in FS and we've been clamouring for a tablet port.
The game will be heading to Android devices after the iPad edition launches , and Destructoid reports that the Red DLC will make the jump to both operating systems at some point in the future. Oh, and there'll be cross-platform play too.
Originally conceived and created by Nicolas Cannasse for a Ludum Dare contest, Evoland is a truly curious little game. It's short, sweet, and through its 5-7 hour running time essentially takes the player on a journey through the history of role-playing action - from the action-oriented stylings of The Legend of Zelda to the turn-based shenanigans of Final Fantasy. From 8-bit nostalgia to HD glory. You trek around an ever-changing landscape, unlocking new features, new technologies, and new challenges.
The review is coming, as is a version of the vid below with commentary, but for the moment here's a peek at the game's opening 15 minutes.Click here to read more...
ArmA III has gotten itself a bunch of tutorial vids courtesy of a collaboration between developers Bohemia Interactive and community group ShackTactical. In this one, the latter's Dslyecxi walks players through a guide to the basics of not getting yourself killed in infantry combat, as well as taking in four core considerations: awareness, positioning, engaging the enemy, and the practicals of effective shooting.
The game is currently in its alpha stage and is set for a full release later this year.
Terminal Reality and Activision's upcoming first-person survival-horror/action FPS based on AMC's The Walking Dead has gotten itself a dev diary going behind the scenes with actors Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker.
Survival Instinct is out on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on March 22nd in Europe, and tomorrow in the US.
A new Tales of Xillia gameplay video has emerged today,, showing off some of the localisation work with a demonstration of the game's English-language voice work.
The PS3 JRPG released in Japan on Sept. 8th, 2011 and is expected to hit Western shores later this year. [via Siliconera]
We're back with Dealspwn Playthrough after a lengthy hiatus, and to kick things off we're revisiting ArenaNet's MMORPG Guild Wars 2.
In today's episode, Carl guides Jon, who has only just recently started playing, through his first experience with one of the world encounters - a massive dragon called The Shatterer. We also talk about our current impressions of the game, and touch upon the upcoming March update for the Flame & Frost living story. See it for yourself after the jump.Click here to read more...
Remember that video of Bastion's audio director Darren Korb and vocalist Ashley Barrett performing a simple acoustic rendition of 'Build That Wall'? Well, Bioshock Infinite's Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper – who perform VO for the characters of Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth respectively – have released a video of two of them in the studio, recording an acoustic duet of the song “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” from Bioshock Infinite's OST.
Bioshock Infinite release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 26th. [Irrational]
Lara's back, and she's gone all kinds of Hunger-Games-meets-The-Temple-of-Doom. Once again, we've nabbed the first 20 minutes of so of the game to give you an extended look at Lara's return. Expect the written review later today, around lunchtime.Click here to read more...
Journey exists for me now as a collection of glorious, almost ethereal memories, as if my three playthroughs of thatgamecompany's emotional, evocative experience were part of some waking dream.
Of course, much of that has to do with Austin Wintory's majestic, Grammy-winning orchestral score, which he's uploaded to YouTube with a bunch of screens, artwork, and insightful annotations giving interested parties a rather compelling look into the making of the soundtrack.Click here to read more...
Judgment day is almost upon us! Ahem. Anyway, a new video from Kill Screen features Gears of War writers Rob Auten and Tom Bissell chatting about the complexities of penning scripts for games and how the role of the writers fits in around the game's design team.
There's also a second vid, courtesy of Microsoft, showing off some footage from the recent UK community day.Click here to read more...
IGN have released a new video in which they kidnap a bunch of Irrational's dev team, and have a good old natter about Bioshock Infinite's AI, particularly that of dimension-tearing, quasi-religious Lamb - Elizabeth.
BioShock Infinite releases on March 26th on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Remember those rumours from last summer bout Willem Dafoe making an appearance in Beyond: Two Souls? Well, they're true! He'll join the cast to star as Nathan Dawkins, "an enigmatic scientist working for a government division studying paranormal activities".
Sony have released a couple of videos featuring Dafoe, and you can put them in your face after the jump.Click here to read more...
WarioWare: Smooth Moves is probably still the Wii game with the most wear and tear. A staple of any party night, it did the two things that the Wii was designed for better than any other game: entertaining multiple people, and making you look like a hilarious twat.
With new mini-game collection Game & Wario set to make its debut on the Wii U n March 28th in Japan, Nintendo have released an utterly barmy four-minute gameplay trailer, which takes a look at a number of the activities within, and shows off how the title will incorporate the GamePad.
We kind of miss the high-pressure, completely abstract, 5-second mini-games, though. And turtle balancing. There needs to be more turtle balancing.Click here to read more...
It's raining tanks! Hallelujah! It's raining tanks!
A recent in-house video from EA sees Battlefield 3: End Game's lead designer Niklas Fegraeus chatting about the new modes that'll be available in the upcoming expansion, as well as revealing the four maps coming with the DLC, and the new vehicles.Click here to read more...
I could probably listen to Will Wright talk about stuff all day. SimCity's out of March 8th over here (three days earlier for our US readers), and we cannot wait. We've been eager to make Dealspwnia a reality for months now, and the time is almost upon us.
We got stuck into the recent closed beta and were pleased to find it surprisingly scalable, with the impressive GlassBox engine still delivering tons of info even when running the game on an ageing budget laptop. So don't feel you have to blow your load on an epic rig just yet.
Unless, you know, Battlefield 3.
Do you think acting like a zombie is a simple case of shuffling your feet and groaning like a bewildered hippo? Think again. Dean Hall has released a fat dev diary taking a peek at some of the behind-the-scenes motion capture work conducted for DayZ, including how to be a convincing zombie.