Thursday, January 16, 2020

Winds of Magic – Available on Playstation 4

Independent developer Fatshark today announced the  release of Winds of Magic on Playstation 4. The first expansion to their multimillion selling and award winning hit game Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

The first expansion for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 brings a brand new enemy faction and new challenges to the game. As a meteor crashes down in the Reikland, the Beastmen rush to the epicenter to claim it as a Herdstone. It is up to the five heroes to stop them before a dreadful disaster strikes the Empire.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Winds of Magic Features

  • Beastmen - The New Enemy
  • Dark Omens - New Level
  • Winds - New Game Mode
  • Raised Level Cap
  • New Talents 
  • New Weapons for all Heroes
  • New Difficulty

For more info, please check the official website.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Heroes and Villains Star in Action-Packed New Trailer!

Jill Valentine is the central “S.T.A.R.” of Resident Evil 3, but she’s not alone as Raccoon City’s final chapter unfolds. The survival horror game also features a colorful cast of friends, foes and bloodthirsty adversaries amidst a city ravaged by the devastating effects of the T-virus. Today, Capcom released a new cinematic trailer, screenshots and artwork that reveal more of the action-packed drama in the game, featuring closer looks at additional key characters. Jill’s unofficial partner Carlos Oliveira (depending on who you ask), the rest of the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) platoon, the Hunter enemy, and the game’s unstoppable Nemesis, all have major parts to play when Resident Evil 3 releases on April 3.

Fans got just a quick glimpse of Nemesis swathed in a wall of fire when Resident Evil 3 was announced in December – new art assets today show how truly devastating he can be. Umbrella Corp.’s unrelenting bioweapon hunts Jill with an arsenal of heavy duty weapons, including an enormous flame thrower and a laser-guided rocket launcher that leave little hope for escape. In addition to its hardware, a new screenshot depicts Nemesis’ elongated tentacle mutation that strikes with lethal accuracy. These grotesque protrusions only emerge as the black bandages obscuring Nemesis’ mutilated form fall apart to reveal the results of Umbrella’s cruel experimentation. Jill tries multiple times to destroy Nemesis, but thanks to its highly regenerative capabilities, it keeps coming back stronger than before.

While Jill is perfectly capable of taking care of herself, looking out for her six is Carlos Oliveira, a U.B.C.S. member experienced with guerilla warfare, proficient with various weapons, and trained to fly small aircraft. His team arrived in Raccoon City expecting an easy evacuation mission, but were quickly overwhelmed. As Carlos organizes their extraction, his courage and sense of justice compel him to go beyond his orders to uncover the truth about Umbrella Corp.’s devious actions. The latest assets depict Carlos’ harrowing ordeal in Raccoon City, including moments where players take control of the character throughout Resident Evil 3.

The new trailer and screenshots also provide a closer look at more of the characters in Resident Evil 3:
  • Brad Vickers – He is one of the sole survivors of the Mansion Incident (depicted in the original Resident Evil) and helped with investigations into Umbrella Corp. As one of the last surviving members of S.T.A.R.S. in Raccoon City, he’s also in Nemesis’ sights.
  • Mikhail Victor – The U.B.C.S. commanding officer is a leader with years of military and commanding experience. Mikhail was seriously injured in his team’s mission to evacuate survivors from Raccoon City. Despite his dire circumstance, he still does as much as he can to help civilians and his platoon. It is his compassion to save Raccoon City’s citizens that convince Jill to help their cause.
  • Nicholai Ginovaef – This U.B.C.S. team leader is incredibly resilient, cold and calculating, willing to make the necessary sacrifices for the mission and his own benefit. Nicholai dismisses Jill as a “bleeding heart” who will get herself killed.
  • Tyrell Patrick – This U.B.C.S. member is a seasoned veteran specializing in hacking and disabling security devices. Tyrell provides invaluable support from behind the lines.
  • Murphy Seeker – This U.B.C.S. member and former U.S. Marine is an exceptional sniper. Like Mikhail, he also gets seriously injured during the Raccoon City mission.
  • Dario Rosso – A civilian Jill encounters in a warehouse in uptown Raccoon City who is reeling from the shock of losing his family. Dario rejects Jill’s pleas to escape the crumbling city.
  • Hunter enemy – Both Jill and Carlos will encounter this terrifying new monster in Resident Evil 3. These bioweapons were created by combining the genetic material of humans and reptiles, creating an incredibly fast and powerful adversary.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Help to save Kao’s home!

100% profit from Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 sales will be donated to the Australian bushfire relief.

At the very moment, the whole world is watching Australia suffer due to the unprecedented, disastrous bushfire activity.

Tate Multimedia want to unite with Australia in this especially difficult hour as it is really hard to stay idly and watch this catastrophe.

We feel obliged to help, as Australia with its wildlife is the motherland of Kao the Kangaroo - main character of our platformer series. We believe that together with our dearest community we can contribute to the worldwide donations and help those who are in need.

From January 9th until January 19th, 2020 all the profit (100%) from sales of Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 on Steam will be donated to the WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) The sales report and the wire transfer confirmation will be openly available afterward.

Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 is available for only 1.99 USD/EUR on Steam and will provide a lot of joy to the players but it will also help to support Australia in this wildfire crisis. It is a great feeling to start the new year with a good deed on your account!

About Kao The Kangaroo: Round 2:
Play as Kao, the cutest and bravest kangaroo of all video games. Experience the joy of playing a classic 3D single-player platformer filled with various challenges, including fighting, racing and solving puzzles. Bounce through 25 levels set in 5 unique, colorful worlds to rescue your animal friends captured by the evil Hunter and his henchmen!

Key Features:

  • Bounce through 25 levels set in 5 unique, colorful worlds
  • Punch the baddies! Use a variety of different fighting techniques to rescue your friends
  • Approximately 30 challenging enemies to defeat
  • Boss encounters
  • Steam achievements
  • Steam cloud saving
  • High-resolution support
  • Controller support (Xbox 360/ One and PS4)

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Blog review: Planet Zoo: Artic DLC!

Hello, Michael "Magic Mike" Dumee here! I'm back from my well-deserved holidays, during which I not only celebrated together with family and friends, but I also had more than enough time to play games. As you might already know, one of my favorite games of 2019 is definitely planet Zoo! If you don't know this game or just want a quick reminder about it, please check my full review.

I have been playing this game for quite some time now and the awesome people of Frontier thought it might be time for some neat extra's. So, beware and get ready, because the Arctic DLC pack is here! This is a perfect fit for this time of year because, as you know, ‘tis the season to be jolly! Let's start with the cutest part of this DLC, new animals! This DLC pack will bring some exclusively arctic animals to the proverbial table: a polar bear, dall sheep, arctic wolves and last but not least, reindeer.

These animals will come with their own requirements when it comes to feeling happy and at home at your zoo. But beware, because new animals also mean new diseases, so make sure none of your animals come down with something nasty and dangerous.

Apart from the new animals, there are also two new missions to complete. For the first one we enter the winter wonderland of Norway, where you have to help to build a remote sanctuary in order to bring the animals of the Arctic to your zoo. The other mission brings you to Mexico where an existing zoo needs your help to add a touch of frost. The options you can use here, will also be available for your own zoo. I was very happy to see new stuff to use as decoration for my zoo, because I was hoping for new ways and items to decorate the place!

I'm over the moon with this DLC pack; it offers you four new animals, two new missions to complete and a cool (see what I did there?) selection of new items to use in both the public areas of your zoo and the habitats of your animals. Definitely a perfect way to celebrate the winter season!

Planet Zoo - Arctic Pack (DLC)
December, 2019

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

DLC review: Anno 1800 - DLC3: The Passage

Another DLC hits the digital shelves with the passage for Anno 1800. The previous packs gave us a lot of content to explore and treasure to find. This time it's even more than that. We got 2 new  inhabitants, a new airship, 32 new buildings, 7 new production chains, 60 new quest and a whole lot more!

The passage takes us back to the 19th century where cold is a new issue we have to face. Now The Passage DLC content will seamlessly integrate into any existing save games you may have (both campaign and sandbox), but you will need to have reached the Engineer citizen tier (citizen tier 4).

Next to a first time for cold, there are issues that come with it in the form of keeping your people and buildings warm, other kind of resources that you can find and issues that will occur that you can’t find in another sort of climate, like travelling methods and providing your heaters with resources. All of this can be enabled in the save game you have already created. So you only have to enable the DLC and then keep building and upgrading until you can continue your journey.

The environment feels like a true icy world. The graphics of this game are a delight to see especially if you have a 4k monitor it`s a brilliant world. I can still say that this is one of the best city building games of 2019/2020.

In the sense of vehicles there is a monument added that can build airships. I wasn’t able to try this out, but I find it really cool that they are trying to look at different option within the game. Although there isn't a lot changed within the game mechanics, the expansion feels fresh with fun content to explore. But with all 3 expansions enabled it feels a bit too much to manage all of them at once. Still this game is an amazing city builder with now even more content added. It just keeps getting better and better with each expansion.

If you are someone who likes a city builder that has it all, then be sure to try out Anno 1800 with all of its added DLC. Especially the passage is one that is packed full with content and will provide you with enough extra hours of game play to come.

Anno 1800 - DLC3: The Passage
Release date: December 10, 2019
Platform: Windows & Uplay

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Moonshiners, Snowballs, a Free weekend & Final Open Beta, Holiday ops and 10 free games!

A brand new "No Money, No problem" episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!

Red Dead Online: Moonshiners: a New Frontier Pursuit
In an America not yet fully governed by law, opportunity abounds for the lawless - wild open space ready and waiting for the ruthless and ambitious to carve a new future for themselves. How better to make your fortune than to become a black-market Moonshiner, the all-new Frontier Pursuit coming to Red Dead Online on December 13th. For more info, please check the official website.

Winter event Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Situation: Snowball
During Situation: Snowball, Washington D.C.'s most nasty enemies sneak through the streets with bright red Christmas hats. When players knock down these enemies, they receive an exclusive weapon with ammo - yes, snowballs. In addition, this event adds the Silent Night Apparel Cache containing 35 new, unique items to collect. During the event, each player receives one free key to open a chest and players with the Year One Pass even receive four. All keys are valid until the end of the temporary event. To top it all, every player receives his or her own Christmas hat between December 10 and January 7 to get through the holidays in style. Check the official website for more info.

Holiday Ops Are Coming to World of Tanks
World of Tanks is ready to see in both Christmas and New Year with its biggest in-game event of the year: Holiday Ops 2020. It’s all about baubles and battles. From 13th December to 14th January, players will be able to spruce up a new in-game garage, which is better suited for the upcoming holidays, and earn great rewards. It’s something that would even put a smile on Ebenezer Scrooge’s face!

Get ready for the QubicGames 15 anniversary giveaway and sale!
10 free games in 10 days - to celebrate their 15-year anniversary, QubicGames are giving everyone the ability download 10 of their Nintendo Switch games for free along with a massive sale. Starting December 15th, 1 game will be listed as a free download and players have 24 hours to download it. Each game needs to be downloaded to ensure the next game unlocks as a free the next day. For more details on how the giveaway works, the full list of the games or when they will be available can be found on the official competition landing page.

Tribes of Midgard’s Final Open Beta
Tribes of Midgard, the cooperative survival game from Norsfell where up to 10 players fiercely fight Giants during Ragnarök, debuts new content requested community features in the third and final open beta before Early Access from December 11 4:00 AM Eastern through December 15 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Rekindle friendships and form new ones by banding together to defend your village from Giants on a warpath to Asgard in hopes of overthrowing the Gods. Prepare for the onslaught of evil by gathering materials for ever-more-powerful weapons and armor. Engage in hack-and-slash action combat and unleash devastating skills on dark elves, trolls, and creatures from Hel.

Insurgency: Sandstorm (Free Week)
Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash-hit indie FPS from New World Interactive, celebrates its 1-year anniversary today! To mark the occasion, players can enjoy a 50% discount and dive into a whole week of Insurgency: Sandstorm action for free from December 10 to 17.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Mosaic review!

A game created by Krillbite, the masters of video game Among the Sleep? That was one of my favorite games of 2015! Make way people, this one is mine to review! Yes, Ferry a.k.a. Sadhonker, I know you did the preview of this game. I don’t care, I want to play this one, please? Pretty please? (I’m lucky I’m his wife and I can use my cute puppy eyes) Okay, I won! I can do the full review of Mosaic!

I don’t know exactly what Sadhonker might have told you already, but let’s start with the beginning. You take the role of a nameless character and we meet him, just when his alarm tells him it’s time to wake up. He has three new messages; the first is his mom, the second a friend request for a certain mobile game and the third one of a friend who doesn’t want to be the only one who is making effort to make the friendship last. At this point I’m friends with my nameless character, so this so-called friend who starts nagging already can kiss my…..oh well, whatever, I’m going to brush my teeth.

I arrive at my job and I have to do some kind of mini game. In a field of hexagonal tiles, I need to make my way up by connecting those tiles. But to connect and use them, they first need to unlock/completed by using energy thingies. If you're thinking that this doesn't make sense, I don't blame you. I didn't understand it either and it took me a couple of minute to figure out what exactly I needed to do. Maybe I’m stupid, I don’t know, but this mini-game isn’t my cup of tea. But don’t let that stop you, because the story of the game is a very interesting one about how people can following the same routine every day and how you have a choice to do things differently.

The next morning my character wakes up. I again check my phone for messages, have to get up and go to work. Boring right? Doing the same thing every day. It's funny how this thing becomes boring in a game, while you do the same thing in real life. But in Mosaic when you pay attention to your surroundings, you might find some interesting places, things to do and discover. I don't want to spoil the fun, but the developers of Mosaic, made it possible to surprise me more than once while playing this game!

Like Among the Sleep, it's a shorter game, one you can complete in one afternoon. Mosiac is definitely not the same game as Among the Sleep, but the way of storytelling was in the same inspiring and surprising way and I besides the struggles I had with the mini game, it's a very interesting and beautiful game!

Krillbite & Raw Fury
PC (via Steam)
December 5, 2019