Posts byLachlan Williams

Kingdom Come: Deliverance – New Details on the Open World Medieval RPG from Warhorse Studios

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a game firmly rooted in the Middle Ages. “We want to make the game as realistic as possible,” Warhorse Studios’ social media manager Jiri Rydl tells us. “Of course we have to make compromises to keep the game fun. For instance the doors are little bit bigger than in reality, just
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Battlefield Hardline | Hands-On Preview

Late last week, I got a chance to go hands-on with Battlefield Hardline at Sydney’s Justice and Police museum. After signing in, declining the rather vain faux mugshot (the third time I’ve evaded their mugshots!) and navigating through the stone and metal cellblock at the museum’s entrance, we reached the Battlefield battle station. Two rows
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review

Exploring imagined environments is a not so secret pleasure of mine. Ambient designs, implicit narrative, experiential interactions – I think these are the fundamentally unique experiences games can deliver to us. So when I heard of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter by The Astronauts, I was excited. Being in a place – such a beautiful
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Only Speaking Professionally | Shadowy Deals

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was released the other week. It is, by all accounts, a fantastic game. Last week, however, some controversy came to light regarding how a certain marketing agency was handling YouTuber coverage of Monolith’s epic fantasy game, via the incorrigible Jim Sterling. It is alleged that Plaid Social – an external marketing
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Only Speaking Profess… Err, Oops, Again

Errrr, whoops. Basically I miscounted stuff and apparently I am still in China! So no Only Speaking Professionally this week again either. Between dodging earthquakes, dengue mosquitoes, blisters, having no computer, more dengue mosquitoes, oppressive censorship, firewalls, human faeces, chefs with horrible hygiene practices, and now violent protests(?!) I’ve been a little slammed. So sorry.
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The Hum – A Sci-Fi Horror Game Set in a Post Alien Invasion World | Exclusive Interview

The indie scene has really exploded to fill the horror niche that triple-A studios’ neglect left. Ariel Arias is one of these indie developers, currently working on The Hum, a horror game relying on unease and oppression in a world invaded by aliens. Taking a relatively unexplored idea for a horror game of a total
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Northern Shadow – You Got Real Time Strategy in my Open World RPG | Exclusive Interview

Northern Shadow combines a number of closely affiliated but rarely intertwined genres into a huge RPG. An amalgam of first person RPG combat, city building, and large scale real time strategy battles, Northern Shadow’s immersive open world and sandbox approach aims to spin together complex mechanical combinations and create a unique game. We talked to
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s “Story” Trailer is Definitely a Call of Duty Trailer

This year’s Call of Duty was inevitable, really. Multi-billion dollar franchise makes brand new iteration of said multi-billion dollar franchise. Inevitable. Also inevitable was the influx of details and trailers. Here we have Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s behind the scenes “story” trailer, where the folks at Sledgehammer talk about the lengths they’re going to
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E3 2014 – Day Zero Roundup

Dawn of the first day. 72 Hours remain. Yesterday we had the very first taste of what this year’s E3 will bring us. The day of all the major pre-entry press briefs. Some big names held their main press briefs today. First was Microsoft, followed by EA, Ubisoft, and finally Sony. Here you can find
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E3 2014 – Mirror’s Edge Development Diary Reveals Concept Gameplay

Mirror’s Edge (the new one), Dice’s gorgeous free-running game, has gotten a development diary that shows concept gameplay at E3’s press conference today. The pre-sequel-reboot has been in development at Dice for a while now, but details have been scarce. In the development diary we hear the Dice team talk about Faith’s character design, (weaponless)
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Murdered: Soul Suspect Review

Creating a deep and meaningfully interactive mystery in a video game is somewhat difficult. Balancing “gameplay” elements that restrict the player sufficiently while offering a complicated and intriguing mystery for players to solve is a balancing act. The result is often too “gamey”, or too narratively unfocused. Airtight Games have taken the challenge of this
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Drifter – Explore the Depths of Outer Space in this New Indie Title Coming to the PS4 and Vita | Exclusive Interview

Space. The final frontier. Apparently. It’s just so big and vast and expansive and huge. So how can one person hope to fit the infinite possibilities of space exploration into a game? Drifter, by Celsius Game Studios, procedurally generates its planets as you explore, trade, fight, and survive in that big ‘ol vacuum we’re all
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The Universim – New Details on the Ambitious Next-Gen Planet Management Game | Exclusive Interview

The Universim, Crytivo Games’ first project, is ambitious to say the least. Coming from a studio dispersed across the globe, all working individually but collaboratively, this planetary management god-game simulator sounds complex. And fascinating. We spoke to Crytivo’s Kyle Lautenbach about the ins-and-outs of running a universe, and found out why the team took to
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Transistor | Review

Platforms: PC, PS4 Developer: Supergiant Games Publisher: Supergiant Games Ratings: not rated PC version provided on behalf of Supergiant Games. Thank you. Supergiant Games found recognition with their beautiful action-RPG Bastion. Adaptable narration and a distinct personality defined Bastion, setting up Supergiant’s dedication to games with identity. Transistor is the next ARPG from Supergiant for
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