Wednesday, January 16, 2019

First peak at Resident Evil 2 Remake with the 1-Shot Demo!

Did you already gave the Resident Evil 2 - 1 Shot Demo a try? My goodness, this was exciting!

I’m so looking forward to play this golden oldie, which is brought to us again 21 years after its original release. Story wise the old Resident Evil games are real gems, but oh ... the controls.. So, I’m over the moon about the announcement of the over-the-shoulder perspective and modern control scheme.

The demo offers you a 30 minute peak into this remake and of course things can change in the full game, but I definitely think that this peak gives you a good idea of what awaits us. Already had a couple of good jump scares and I love a new feature in which you can use wooden planks to block windows for uninvited zombies. After playing the demo, I can surely say that I like what I'm seeing. The controls and graphics are such a big improvement. The game play is smooth and every gory detail is a feast for the eyes!

So if you didn’t already played this demo, you definitely should and if you have played, you’re probably just like me, counting the days till launch day….

Resident Evil 2 Remake will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 25. Visit the official Capcom website for more info.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Cuisine Royale now avavilable on Xbox Insider Hub!

And the Full Release on Xbox One and Xbox One X is coming in 2019!

Darkflow Software and Gaijin Entertainment announced that their MMO shooter Cuisine Royale is coming to Xbox One in 2019. Before its official launch, Cuisine Royale is now available on Xbox Insider Hub and Xbox Insiders are invited to try the game and share their feedback. Hurry up as the number of participants is limited!

Cuisine Royale is an all-kitchen warfare MMO shooter in the genre of battle royale. The game offers the most realistic weaponry in the genre and highly detailed environments with trenches, bunkers, stationary machine guns, sounds and graphics. On the battlefield players can find items that significantly increase their characteristics. Strapping on an IV feed will provide accelerated health regeneration, a set of glasses will increase weapon accuracy, and more. Players can also improve their defence, but instead of traditional battle armor, in Cuisine Royale they equip themselves for battle with eating and cooking utensils like a colander as head protection or a wok as a breastplate. The gameplay is challenging, fast paced and well-balanced.

“Don’t be fooled by the kitchen utensils or the bunny slippers, gameplay wise Cuisine Royale is the most realistic battle royale experience you can have on your PC, and now it’s coming to Xbox One this year. We are putting out a call to arms to all Xbox players worldwide. Players can test out the game right now on Xbox Insider Hub,” said Alexander Polyakov, Senior Producer, Darkflow Software.

Cuisine Royale offers various themed seasons such as the recently announced Wild West season where cowboys, bandits, sheriffs, Native Americans and other heroes of the prairie fight each other to see who is celebrating their victory over the fallen. Players can also purchase optional “Wild West Stories” book to get additional rewards and craft rare suits and items.

Cuisine Royale is also featuring the most honest system for Loot Boxes: Those are scattered around the battlefield, and are free to open, their content is well labelled, and the drop chance of what is said to be inside is a 100% guarantee.

Visit Xbox Wire or for more information.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Sleep Tight Creeps to Nintendo Switch™ in Europe and Australia this January!

Sleep Tight, the twin-stick, base-building shooter wrapped in blankets of nostalgia, will haunt the European and Australian Nintendo Switch™ eShops 24 Jan. 2019.

Created by We Are Fuzzy, a team of Hollywood film artists and AAA veterans, the development team features VFX artist Maxx Burman (Far Cry, Titanfall 2, Game of Thrones, Sea of Thieves), Disney character artist Dylan Ekren (Big Hero 6, Wreck It Ralph, Zootopia), and Ubisoft designer Oscar Mar (Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Rainbow Six Siege).

Revisit a shared childhood experience of constructing elaborate pillow forts during the day, but use them to defend kids’ bedroom after dark from the things that go bump in the night. With an arsenal of toy weaponry that spans everything from dart guns to water balloons, fight off the monsters until dawn to purchase new gear and upgrades to survive the nights to come.

Making it to morning may seem simple at first, but each new level brings a step up in difficulty. This encourages players to get creative and explore a range of strategies to achieve new high scores and unlock more characters, all of which come with their own distinctive play styles.

"Sleep Tight is rooted in a common childhood experience and we’ve seen it strike a nostalgic chord with players,” said Maxx Burman, creative director, We Are Fuzzy. “We are happy to share that feeling with the amazing Switch community in Europe.”

Sleep Tight is currently available worldwide on Windows PC via Steam for €12.99 / $19.99 AUD and will be available on the Nintendo Switch™ eShop for £11.54.

To learn more about Sleep Tight, please explore the game's official website. Our very own Diana, was so happy when she played this game last year, you can read about her adventures and pillow fort in her review.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Asterix contest: And the winner is....

The die has been cast! We have our winners of our Asterix contest: Alex Adriaans and Tessa Nieuwland!

A big congratulations to our winners and also a big thank you for everyone for participating!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Another free expansion for WW1 FPS Verdun!

Blackmill Games and M2H have released another free expansion for their WW1 shooter Verdun. Players can now join a new 64 player game mode with bot support, a new map set on the St. Mihiel Salient, the Senegalese Tirailleurs squad with four new weapons and more.

Watch the expansion trailer here:

Players can get Verdun from Steam and also PlayStation®4 and Xbox One where the expansion is
expected next year.

New 64 player Frontlines game mode
Verdun has seen free updates since it was released in 2015, and the tradition continues today with a
massive free update bringing a new 64 player game mode featuring full bot support. The ‘Frontlines 64’ is the classic Frontlines mode intensified with more players and bot support. With 64 players, you can expect huge battles and crowded trenches as the Entente forces and Central Powers wrestle back and forth. Bots will fill servers to guarantee epic ‘over the top’ charges, and leave as players join until battles are fully human. They are also available for private matches, where players will be able to choose their own bot numbers and adjust their skill.

Senegalese Tirailleurs and St. Mihiel map
A new squad and new map have been added to Verdun! The Senegalese Tirailleurs are a French Assault squad, equipped with four new weapons, including the petard grenade and machete for close combat. St. Mihiel is a network of trenches in a shelled out forest, inspired both by the fighting at the Saint-Mihiel Salient where the US First Army inflicted heavy casualties on the German Fifth Army in September 1918, and also by combat at Bois-le-PrĂȘtre in the early years of the war. While many trees have been reduced to stumps by shellfire, some of the forest still stands and in places the trees offer the best cover between the gentle slopes and mounds of dirt.

More gameplay improvements and new UI coming up
A range of gameplay changes are part of the update, including less lethal barbed wire, an enhanced
spawn overview map, and a map voting system. Players who are very keen to try out the new UI will be able to do so via a public ‘open testing’ branch on Steam. The official release will be early next year. At the request of the community there is also a new Verdun Supporter Edition Upgrade available on the Steam store, which offers fans a way to support the WW1 Game Series. Supporters will receive bonus material including the Verdun soundtrack, a scoreboard star icon and more!
The expansion, as well as previous updates are expected to be released in one big update for the Xbox
One and PlayStation®4 versions of the game as well in 2019.

Three years of free updates!
This new mode and many other changes in the update follow recent surprises like the Scottish troops and ANZAC squad earlier this year. We have always been lucky to have a vocal community with a lot of feedback, and much of the new content and changes in this update are the direct result of community feedback. The same is true for our Eastern Front game Tannenberg, which will leave Early Access for a full release on February 13th of next year. And that’s not all the news we have planned for Verdun before the end of the year - Christmas is almost here, after all!

WW1 Game Series
Starting out on the Western Front with the release of the first authentic WW1 FPS Verdun back in April 2015, and expanding to the Eastern Front with Tannenberg - releasing on February 13th, 2019 - the WW1 Game Series throws players into intense warfare inspired by the chaos and fury of iconic battles from the First World War. With over a million copies of Verdun sold, this novel and underserved setting has proven popular with the gaming community!

Players choose from a variety of historically accurate squads and weapons, with more available to unlock through playing the game, before diving into the mud and blood splattered battlefields of dynamic multiplayer trench warfare.

Every game is built on a base of thorough research and receives extensive post-release support bringing new content and challenges for our players. The games in the series are linked, but each one is standalone and provides a different experience, reflecting the nature of the fighting in the many-sided theaters of the war.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Far Cry New Dawn available from February 15, 2019!

Last night during the Video Game Awards, Far Cry New Dawn was revealed. Far Cry New Dawn, the sequel to Far Cry 5, takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC from February 15, 2019.

Seventeen years after a global nuclear disaster, the player lands in an almost unrecognizable and haggard but beautiful Hope County, Montana. After the chaos, normal life gradually began to return here, until the survivors had to deal with a new evil: The Twins, Mickey and Lou, leaders of the merciless Highwaymen gang. These twin sisters grew up without laws or rules and are determined to rob the survivors of all their possessions. It is up to players to put a stop to this.

We can't wait!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Ubisoft reveals teaser for new game!

A teaser for a brand new Far Cry game has just been revealed. Discover more during the Video Game Awards. Tomorrow there will be more info, according to this teaser trailer: