Author: Ben McCurry

‘Far Cry 5’ To Receive New DLC ‘Lost on Mars’ Soon

Ubisoft are to release brand new content for the latest installment of their world-beating action-adventure franchise Far Cry; as they announced this week in London that Far Cry 5 will have a new playable scenario entitled Lost on Mars available soon. The DLC pack puts you on control of Nick Rye, upgraded to playable main character in Lost on Mars, as you must fight to suppress an invasion of Earth being planned on the planet of Mars, all the while trying to secure the safety of your friend, Hurk. In addition to the new strand of story that Far...

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GAME REVIEW: ‘Dead Island: Survivors’ – Beat Me If You Can, Survive If I Let You

There is a place where gamers who adore games that are just out of view of profitability go to die. It is a desert, and they crawl along pathetically, nourished only by the knowledge, their time will come and they will find the oasis they are after; the game they have wanted for so many years. Kingdom Hearts fans, near the point of death, have spotted water among the arid dunes, and Duke Nukem fans, having tasted the H2O and declaring its taste to be a bit funny, have moved elsewhere. Those fans are the lucky ones, and there...

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A Discussion On Games As A Service

What is Games as a Service? The concept, also commonly abbreviated in business circles as GaaS (although GAS would be a more elegant solution in my completely-not-humble view) follows what the film and television industries have been doing by switching focus on how games are distributed. The understanding for many years is that you would go to a shop, choose a game, exchange money for the title, and then Barbie Horse Adventures would be in your possession. In actuality, from about 2006 onwards, when you purchased a game, you didn’t actually own your game, just an exclusive licence from...

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‘Dead Island’ Hits Mobile Phones With New Title ‘Survivors’

It was announced in Germany today by Deep Silver’s Hamburg-based development wing that a new iteration of their cult classic series Dead Island has launched on mobile platforms. Released today for iOS and Android devices, Dead Island: Survivors looks to be a spin-off of the series geared towards less powerful pocket machines for a freemium price tag. Described as an “action brawler”, Survivors adapts the formula for handheld devices by switching the viewpoint to a bird’s-eye isometric camera (as opposed to the series’ established standard of first-person views designed to facilitate melee and gun combat) in which players can attack by using simplified gestures; a...

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Game Critics Awards Results: Who Performed The Best At E3?

E3 has came and gone for another year, but that doesn’t mean the news from the yearly gaming news event is necessarily over. After the excitement of the event, 51 of the best gaming journalists that North and South America have to offer deliberated on what they felt where the best titles and innovations of E3. These decisions are officially formalised into the Game Critics Awards, which are the de facto “cap-off” to this year’s convention. The competition was tight at this year’s event, but the GCA’s independent panel, now in their 21st year of running, have decided on...

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