And we use the comparison to Valve's classic as a means to highlight the impact Superliminal could have when it finally releases. As a project that has been in development for over six years, the word 'finally' is indeed the right choice too. Recently we had the chance to play through a short demo of the game - and its clever use of perspective and subtle transformation of objects is like one part The Stanley Parable and one part Portal ingenuity.
With the great looking horror now playable via a free demo currently available on Steam - called the Carrion Sneak Peek. From indie studio Phobia Game Studio and Devolver Digital, Carrion in many ways feels like Alien or The Thing but you're the monster - where you need to feed and stalk humans whilst avoiding being burnt to a crisp via a space-age flamethrower.
Which is the natural conclusion to draw when EA tweets out a short clip of a coffee mug with an EA logo letting off some steam. Meaning that we could see EA titles make a return to Steam in the future, which would be a pretty big shift away from the publisher's Origin only approach to PC releases.
As part of the The Art of Diablo book that is set to release once BlizzCon wraps up this weekend. Where, and this is not entirely a secret at this point, but the entire world, heavens, and hells, are all expecting some big D action. Namely, Diablo 4. And so with some character art in tow we've got our first look at Lilith.
Leaked info ahead of BlizzCon is not entirely new, but this time the info comes from ESPN - who has obtained documentation outlining the soon-to-be-revealed Overwatch 2. Where in addition to a new logo, comes confirmation that there will be a bigger four-player PvE co-op focus with apparently one of the new missions taking place in Rio de Janeiro.
With the already available on consoles critically acclaimed expansion Monster Hunter World: Iceborne set to arrive on PC (via Steam) on January 9, 2020. The expansion introduces a large new play area, new monsters, and hot spring bathing. Hit the jump for a brand new PC trailer showcasing 4K 60fps gameplay.
The new HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset is the latest entry in the Cloud range - this time with a USB controller that let's you switch between 7.1 surround and stereo via the press of a button. Even with the excellent build quality and comfort we've come to expect from HyperX, the Cloud Alpha S has a few notable shortcomings.
Recently we went hands-on with the impressive The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog, which also finally got a release date of February 21, 2020. Well, looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer with the developer confirming that the highly anticipated sequel will now arrive on May 29, 2020.
As a long-time fan of the Darksiders franchise, and having had intimate discussions with many of the devs over the course of the series' history, to see a split Vigil Games -- now part Gunfire Games and part Airship Syndicate, respectively -- picking themselves up by their straps and just delivering more Darksiders... is just really warming. Like, brimfire warming.
The Halloween curse across gaming, especially the now ever-popular seasonal gaming, has begun, and today Ubisoft has kicked off its two-week run of Rainbow Six Siege: Doktor's Curse -- a twisted reimagining of the map "Theme Park".
Over the years Minecraft has become ubiquitous in tens of millions of households across the globe - playable on just about any platform. With a focus on player freedom and creativity, it distils the building blocks of what makes videogames so engaging into an easy to understand experience - quite literally. Going hands-on with Minecraft RTX we immediately knew we were witnessing something truly special.
At PAX Australia we had a candid discussion with John Mamais, the head of CD Projekt Red’s Krakow studio. To talk about all things Cyberpunk 2077. So much so that we've put split our chat into two parts - one focusing on graphics and tech, and the other the ambitious open-world design. Finishing up our discussion, we touched on the current state of the game and the looming April 2020 release date.
As per our review, the remastered release of MediEvil on PlayStation 4 is one of those "for the fans" updates - in that it retains what made the original resonate back in the late '90s. As well as showcase just how much of it feels a little dated now. That said, if you're keen to see it in action - then this clip is well worth a look.
As part of Chapter 5 of post-release content for Battlefield V, which introduces two new factions (American and Japanese forces) and the return of classic maps and locales like Iwo Jima, Pacific Storm, and Wake Island (arriving in December). It all sounds great, which is made even more exciting by the accompanying cinematic trailer for the War in the Pacific update.
That admittedly is mostly tied to Private Server rentals so players and groups of up to eight people can play Fallout 76 in their own version of post-apocalyptic West Virginia. That will one day support mods - a feature that is still without a date or time-frame. The Fallout 1st announcement has seen some considerable backlash, due to the additional quality of life benefits and the steep $22.95 AUD monthly or $179.95 AUD for an entire year cost.
You might remember, or you might not -- depending on how black-plagued you were back in the late (19)90s. Either way, Sony has decided to revive MediEvil and we saw no other option than to call upon our resident knight for review, in Adam "Griz" Mathew