Daily updates on video games and popular culture, along with Australia’s grooviest gaming podcast.

Archive for the ‘trailer’ Category

Space is rapidly filling up

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Tuesday 28 October 2014ADD COMMENTS

It seems that the once dead genre of space sims has had a breath of life pumped into it. Along with the stupidly successful crowd funding campaign associated with Star Citizen, gamers also have a new Elite game, Dreadnaught and No Mans Sky to look forward to. Well, now there is another game to add to that list. Rebel Galaxy has just been announced by Double Damage Games and it looks to add a capital spin on the traditional space combat sim.

Rebel Galaxy promises the ability to captain a massive ship where you will battle pirates, explore the universe and basically make your presence known. There will be a freedom to play the game how you would like with the ability to be a trader, pirate, privateer or a combination of all three. These features should help Rebel Galaxy stand apart from the rest of the pack and hopefully help it find its own niche.

The game is due for release on PC, PS4 and possibly Xbox One sometime in 2015. Now with all this renewed interest in space surely I can finally get a new X-Wing game and I can stop nagging on Twitter for it.

Won’t somebody think of the children?

Posted by Peter Nickless On Sunday 19 October 20141 COMMENT

Game development has a pretty steep learning curve these days, and although Texas based Dead Mage’s first game Garshasp: the Monster Slayer hit with a whimper, they bounced back, first with Shadow Blade for iOS and now with the announcement of Children of Morta.

Described by the developer as a “rogue-like hack and slash game”, Children of Morta sees you play as characters in a family seeking to heal the corruption spewing forth from Mount Morta and kill the monsters that are threatening their home.

Dead Mage promises to incorporate an intriguing narrative as you battle through environments and characters that look like they stepped out of a 90s VGA Sierra adventure game.

Dramatic music highlights the action previewed in the announcement trailer as characters fight and dance, mix spells and… dance some more.

Specific details about the nuances in combat and magic will hopefully be announced soon.

Children of Morta should see a 2015 release on PC.

Total War rages on with Attila in tow

Posted by Erin Marcon On Monday 29 September 2014ADD COMMENTS

A year after the release of Total War: Rome II, SEGA and Creative Assembly have revealed plans to continue their long running series of real time strategy epics. The latest instalment will be known as Total War: Attila. According to the initial publicity material, players will control the Roman Empire at a “time of apocalyptic turmoil at the very dawn of the Dark Ages.”

As the title of the game makes abundantly clear, the formidable Hun Empire will also play a major role in proceedings. At this stage, though, it isn’t clear if players will have the chance to control the forces of the legendary Attila during the campaign or if he will serve merely in the role of antagonist. Attila is only the second historical figure after Napoleon to feature in the title of a core Total War game.

Creative Assembly is promising “improved core gameplay” as well as “breathtaking scale” and “improved graphical performance” when Total War: Attila arrives on PC in 2015.

So this is what Battleborn looks like

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Thursday 25 September 2014ADD COMMENTS

By now you have all probably heard about Gearbox’s next big game Battleborn. Something of a cross between Team Fortress 2 and a MOBA, this new game has been hard to describe to potential players with nothing but words. It is wonderful to see that Gearbox has recognised this issue and has decided to release an 18-minute gameplay trailer to the gaming public.

The video shows quite a bit of what to expect and it is hard not to be impressed. Battleborn sports a very unique art style and just like Gearbox’s previous smash hit Borderlands, quite a healthy dose of humour. Also on show are the different classes available to players and some of the hectic gameplay on offer. With a combination of traditional RPG area attacks, First Person Shooting and melee combat, there seems to be quite a few way to slaughter the seemingly endless hordes. There are also some impressive ability trees on show that are sure to have RPG fans drooling in anticipation.

The footage gives a nice taste of what to expect from this sure to be hotly anticipated game. After the saga involving a certain Xenomorph, Gearbox could certainly use a hit game to help wash that acid blood taste from their fan’s mouths. Battleborn is due on current gen systems next year.