Monday, October 15, 2018

GRIP: Combat Racing to set pulses pounding with sick drum & bass soundtrack featuring Hospital Records; Double vinyl soundtrack to feature in limited Collector’s Edition!

Featuring 24 drum & bass tracks licensed from the likes of Hospital Records for GRIP: Combat Racing – the highly-anticipated spiritual successor to Rollcage is hurtling to retail on 6th Nov. 

Wired Productions Ltd., a leading independent video games publisher, and developer Caged Element Inc. are honored to announce the London-based independent record label, Hospital Records have, among others, provided a sensational selection of licensed drum & bass tracks for GRIP: Combat Racing – the staggeringly-fast, futuristic arcade combat racer.

We had the honor to play the demo during Gamescom 2018. If you like to know how that went, please read our article about it.
To check out the 'All Formats' PEGI Soundtrack Spotlight Trailer via YouTube, please visit:

Adding a clutch of carnal drum & bass tracks to a now 24-strong line-up for GRIP: Combat Racing, Hospital Records will provide the following 11 tracks to help usher players through each of the game’s gravity-defying courses:

  • Battery x Makoto “Submerge” - Written, arranged and produced by Craig James, Douglas Ramsay and Makoto Shimizu
  • Krakota x Urbandawn “Coyote” - Written, arranged and produced by Sebastian Inwood and Felipe Wrechiski
  • Inja x Pete Cannon “War Games (Instrumental)” - Written by Gareth Hue and Peter Buchanan
  • Krakota “Citadels” - Written, arranged and produced by Sebastian Inwood
  • P.Y “Riding The Void” - Written, arranged and produced by Carlos Lima, Spoken word by Tom Kelsey
  • P.Y “Midnight Blue” - Written, arranged and produced by Carlos Lima
  • Royalston “Diorama” - Written, arranged and produced by Dylan Martin
  • Rawtekk “Restless” - Written by Stefan Westphal and Christine Westphal, Arranged and produced by Stefan Westphal and Christine Westphal, Vocals by Christine Westphal
  • Whiney “Sunday Grunge” - Written, arranged and produced by William Hine
  • Whiney “Talisman”- Written, arranged and produced by William Hine
  • Lynx “Clap Track” - Written, arranged and produced by Steve Nobes
  • Megan Bean, Head of Business Affairs & Sync, Hospital Records said: “We’re excited to have our producers featured on the awesome new GRIP: Combat Racing game.”

“We're super excited to have Hospital Records on board, bringing their industry-leading line-up to GRIP: Combat Racing and joining forces with the rest of our great soundtrack roster,” said Chris Mallinson, Game Director for GRIP: Combat Racing. “We think players will love pumping the huge tunes we’ve got in the game.”

Hospital Records’ tracks join the following great music already included in game:

  • Entita “Can’t Wait”
  • Full Kontakt “Cyborg”
  • Full Kontakt “BlackOut”
  • Full Kontakt “Clock Watch”
  • Full Kontakt “Power Train”
  • Full Kontact “The Creeper”
  • Imperium “Cerbera”
  • Kevin Green Lee “GRIP”
  • Mart-E “Boost Empire”
  • Pragmatic “Going Down”
  • Revaux “Solidify”
  • Silence Groove “Reconnect”
  • Xtigma “Crash City”

Players looking to enjoy even more from the game’s soundtrack will be pleased to learn that the Collector’s Edition features the original soundtrack on Double Vinyl, CD and MP3 Download. Available from this collector’s edition is extremely limited with only 500 numbered units being produced and only 300 being made available for general sale.

The exclusive GRIP: Combat Racing Collector’s Edition includes:

  • GRIP: Combat Racing – Generous to a fault
  • Double Vinyl + CD Soundtrack + MP3 Download key – Sound’s amazing
  • 3 x 12” double-sided art prints – Art attack
  • Game Manual & Lorebook – Spelling it out for you
  • GRIP USB Drive - In the shape of a GRIP car!
  • Pre-order exclusive DLC (Nyvoss Hex Paint Kit, Vortex Rims and Vehicle Decals) – Nice!
  • GRIP Sick Bag – Blow chunks off cars and into this handy puke pouch if you get dizzy
  • Vehicle Decals – Personalise your own ride!
  • Numbered card of authenticity – Because you’re worth it

GRIP: Combat Racing offers players a uniquely competitive experience, testing their reflexes to the limit as they accelerate towards the finish line at over 767 mph. Those wishing to take their highly-tuned skills into the PvP sphere can enjoy:

  • Split-screen competitive play in both 'Race' and 'Arena' modes
  • 10 Player online multiplayer with full lobby and matchmaking support
  • Full tournament building support allowing racers to combine race modes and arenas to build bespoke playlists and competitions with friends
  • Online leaderboards for 'Carkour' and 'Race' modes

About GRIP: Combat Racing:
Inspired by the Rollcage games of the late 90s and backed by a highly-skilled and accomplished team, which includes Rollcage programming veteran, Robert Baker, GRIP: Combat Racing celebrates the re-emergence of blindingly fast arcade combat racers. The game will see racers hurtling their way around 22 breath-taking tracks, driving one of 15 armoured cars; while deploying a bristling arsenal of 9 outlandish weapons and power-ups. Built on Unreal® Engine 4, the game accelerates ahead of the racing crowd by offering players gravity-defying physics reaching speeds of over 767 mph - making it the fastest racing game on four wheels. GRIP: Combat Racing will speed onto the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam® on November 6, 2018.

Those wanting to grip the wheel now can play GRIP: Combat Racing via early access on Steam.

For more information visit Fans can get the latest news by joining the GRIP: Combat Racing communities on Twitter at @gripvideogame, Facebook at @gripvideogame, via hashtag #GRIPCombatRacing, and on Discord.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Our first look at Warhammer 40.000: Mechanicus!

Today is my lucky day because can access the preview build of strategy game Warhammer 40.000: Mechanicus by Bulwark Studios and Kasedo Games. I’m a big fan of the genre and of Warhammer games, so I was very happy to have the opportunity to take a sneak peak!

The player take the role of Magos Dominus Faustinius and you will lead the expedition on the newly rediscovered Necron planet of Silva Tenebris. You have the control of the Mechanicus, the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium.

While entering a mission, you’ll first see the map, so you can choose your route. In every chamber there can be an object or enemies. Some chambers will have an exclamation mark to indicate there is a point of interest, these are the chambers you don’t want to miss. With the objects it’s up to you to decide if you just want to examine it, or to destroy it, just to be sure. Some objects can harm you if you do destroy them, other can harm you if you doesn’t. Be smart and pay attention to details. Between missions make sure you check the stats, weapons, abilities of each character and select the best load out possible.

If there are enemies in the room you will enter the battle mode, where you can slay the enemies through turn based combat. You can attack them with regular attacks and weapons, or use the special ones. These specials cost so called Cognition points, which you can only collect during battle and just one per turn.

At this moment there are three missions available and with the full release, more missions will be added. The Warhammer setting is really awesome! I’m looking forward to see the full game, because this preview build promises a very decent challenge. I may say about myself, that I, Michael a.k.a. Magic Mike, is a seasoned player as it comes to strategy games and turn based combat, and Warhammer 40.000: Mechanicus becomes more difficult in a fast pace!

Warhammer 40.000: Mechanicus is scheduled to release at November 15, 2018 for PC. For more info, please visit the official websites of Bulwark Studios and Kasedo Games.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Our first look at Assault Spy!

During Gamescom 2018 we visited the lovely people of NIS America. It was a extensive presentation where we saw, among other games, Assault Spy. It was described as a Devil May Cry like game fulled with action and cool characters. Luckily we received a early acces code for this game and with the release just around the corner, it's a great time to check Assault spy.

At this moment I can only choose Asaru if I want to play the story mode (which is not fully unlocked in this early access build). You can also visit the dojo to learn all about the mechanics of this game. There is a second character, Amelia, but with her you can only enter the dojo or a Deathmatch.

In this first mission, Asaru needs to infiltrate some kind of building. I managed to do this without being detected, but then we meet the second character Kanoko and she is really an airhead and set off the alarms, just because she thinks it's a game. I think the beginning of a great friendship is born:)

At this moment the the subtitles are English, but the voice casting is Japanese. I don't know if there will be more language option in the full game, but I don't think you'll need them. The Japanese voice cast is so awesome! Another thing that don't need change is the combat system. The combat system is like hack and slash and it works like a charm. You have a light and heavy attackand the option to use a gun. I think it's awesome that Asaru uses a suitcase for his light and heavy attack!

I mentioned the Death March mode earlier and of course I gave it a try. This is a challanging mode!
You fight continuous battles under a time limit. Enemies will drop time extending items based on your battle rank. There are no checkpoints. After a game over you must start from the beginning. Watch your health as you try to make it to the final floor.

I had a blast playing Assault Spy. It;s a very dynamic game, packed with action and the various characters you will meet are all so funny! I'm definitely looking forward to the full release!

Assault Spy by NIS America is scheduled for release at October 2, 2018 for PC. For more info, please the official website.

Friday, September 28, 2018

We had a first look at Dolmen!

Dolmen is developed by Massive Work Studio, momentarily at Kickstarter and actually already reached its goal! But you have still six days to back this guys and they have some really good deals for you. So don't hesitate and check there kickstarter project!

We here at were lucky enough to take a first look at this game. Our very own Diana a.k.a. DumeeGamer had the opportunity to enter the alpha build and she was impressed by how good this game already looks.
(Note that an alpha is work and progress and things might change in the final version)

Dolman is a third-person Action-RPG and has a heavily Lovecraftian-influenced plot that calls players to find some of the darkest secrets of the universe! It immediately makes a good impression. The intro is awesome; with a couple of photos and video footage the craziness and greed of mankind is shown. The player takes the role of one of an earthling, who wakes up in a strange sci-fi world, the middle of Revion Prime, where the greatest massacre of the galaxy has occurred. But who you are and why you are so far away from your home? You don't have a clue.

By defeating enemies you can find crafting materials and recipes. While exploring a level you can also find materials and weapons. To equip a weapon, craft weapons or armor, or to level up, you need to use terminals to return to your spaceship. This is a good place to prepare yourself for your adventure. After you're done, you can use the terminal again enter your previous checkpoint.

Considering this game is still in its alpha phase, I must say that I was impressed by the quality so far. The environment looks great, the cutscenes are beautiful and there are enough options to defend yourself and survive in this very extraordinary world. I'm looking forward to the final game!

Dolmen is scheduled for 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one. For more info please visit the official website.

Give away Immortal: Unchained DLC Steam Keys! **WE HAVE A WINNER**

Lex Ansems is the proud winner of the DLC Steam Code! Congratulations!

Last week we told you all about Immortal: Unchained. And now it is time to offer you a treat!
If you own or buy this gameat steam, we have a some very cool DLC codes for you!

This DLC Midas Touched is an awesome addition to the original game. You have been touched by metal gods. This pack enables new characters to have glistening gold skin and wild speed-freak hair! Never has a living weapon looked this good... Also includes an exclusive armor tint for that extra style. Note that you need to own the original game at Steam!

Interested in this awesome content? You can send us an email at or react at the post about this give away at our social media! Let the hunt begin!

You can particpate till September 27, 2018.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It's a wild world in Red Dead Redemption 2!

Within a month we will all be looking for our inner cowboy,because Red Dead Redemtpion 2 is scheduled for release October 26.

There will be a lot of flora and faune to discover! The diverse habitats and climates of Red Dead Redemption 2 are home to around 200 species of animals, birds and fish, all of which behave and respond to their environment in a unique way. Deer, bison and pronghorn traverse the plains in large herds, scavengers quickly sniff out carrion, sockeye salmon leap upstream, wolves attack in packs surrounding their prey, geese fly in fixed formations, possums play dead, rodents scamper into tree hollows, grizzly bears bluff charge when threatened, and birds of prey soar on thermals. They all form part of a complex ecosystem and must continually fight for their place on the food chain.

All those plants and animals are great, bu let's talk about the most important one for a cowboy; Horses! There are 19 breeds of horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 from Appaloosas and Arabians to Shires to Mustangs, each of which handles differently with its own defined characteristics. Horses can be captured and broken out in the wild, purchased from stables or acquired by more underhanded means, of course.

Your horse is your constant companion, and you will rely on them just as heavily as on any of your fellow gang members so it is important to take good care of your animal. By keeping it groomed and well-fed, you will start to see improvements in stamina, performance and handling and it will become less skittish as the bond grows between you. With 59 different styles of coat, and a huge range of customizable tack, including saddles, horns, stirrups, spurs, you can create a horse that is truly your own, and develop a personal and unique relationship as you explore the world together.

Red Dead Redemption will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at October 26, 2018. For more information, please visit the official website.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mark your calender: Spellenfestival! (BE)

Are you totally into boardgames and would you like to spend a day with friends and family and play all kinds of (upcoming) boardgames? Than you definitely should visit Belgium at September 30!

1 day // 38 exhibitors
25 publishers // 3 sales stands
4 prototypes // 6 board games clubs

For more info, please check the official website. We did, so we know that 999Games, White Goblins and our friends of Black Box Adventures, will be there!

Beside boardgames, there is also the opportunity to try out a real escape room and participate at the BK Paco ┼ťako, a chess inspired game. And of course many stands where you can buy and/or play board games. See you at Spellenfestival!