GamesTM No. 201

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Do you find that games are most often ruined by the people you’re forced to share them with? Perhaps I’m (increasingly) becoming a grumpy old man, but this has been my experience on too many occasions. A developer makes a really engrossing, clever online experience with great systems and rewards for playing in a co-operative and inclusive manner, and then a swarm of ingrates populates its servers, playing by their own rules. Perhaps you’re even one of these people. Don’t get me wrong; I have nothing against you (although I did just call you an ingrate, so my apologies for that). No one is doing anything wrong, as such. The games just haven’t been built to encourage one style of play while simultaneously discouraging another. Both exist at the same time. So,…

8 Min.
battle royale goes triple-ain call of duty: black ops 4

“BLACKOUT IS ABOUT US WANTING TO MAKE A BATTLE ROYALE GAME MODE IN A WAY THAT RETAINS THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF BLACK OPS”MATT SCRONCE, TREYARCH FORMAT: PS4, XBOX ONE, PC | PUBLISHER: ACTIVISION | DEVELOPER: TREYARCH | RELEASE: 12 OCT 2018 | PLAYERS: 1-TBC There are two major things that you need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . First, the single player campaign is out. In fact, there’s nothing at all that could be described as typical narrative content. You’re out of luck if that was your reason for playing Call Of Duty. Second, a battle royale mode in the vein of that offered by the likes of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is in. Developer Treyarch’s take on the game mode that has taken the world by storm promises…

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Treyarch first introduced Zombies in Call Of Duty: World At War, but by the studio’s own estimation the mode is in need of new ideas. It’s up to you what those ideas look like. One hundred ‘modifiers’ are to be included on day one, each allowing you to customise your game as you wish. Overall difficultly can be set from easy to hard, as can the health and damage ratings of you and the zombies and what kind of loot each maps holds to help you kill and survive. Further, a new Zombie Rush option is coming and, designed for newcomers, it loosens a lot of the rules to provide a more welcoming setting to engage with what can be an unforgiving experience.…

2 Min.
rage 2 makes one hell of a first impression

“AVALANCHE STUDIOS STOCKHOLM IS TAKING ON LEAD DEVELOPMENT DUTIES ALONGSIDE THE ARCHITECTS OF GAMING’S GREATEST SHOTGUNS, ID SOFTWARE” FORMAT: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE | PUBLISHER: BETHESDA SOFTWORKS DEVELOPER: AVALANCHE STUDIOS, ID SOFTWARE | RELEASE: Q1 2019 | PLAYERS: TBC THE WEAPONS id Software knows its way around a virtual shotgun. The studio is lending its expertise to Avalanche to help fill this ridiculous open world with a variety of awesome new weapons. Each of them will be fully upgradable, allowing you to push the guns beyond their mechanical limitations, a necessary pursuit for Rage 2 to fulfil its promise of being able to “go anywhere, shoot anything and explode everything.” THE STORY After an asteroid annihilates 80 per cent of the Earth’s population, society crumbles as law and order dissolve into disorder and…

3 Min.
10 need-to-know details on red dead redemption ii

FORMAT: PS4, XBOX ONE | PUBLISHER: ROCKSTAR GAMES | DEVELOPER: ROCKSTAR STUDIOS | RELEASE: 26 OCTOBER 2018 | PLAYERS: TBC 1 IMPOSSIBLE GOALS Rockstar is looking to once again reinvent the game genre it so famously pioneered. Given that Grand Theft Auto V is the most profitable entertainment release in history, bringing in over $6 billion in sales since its launch in 2013, there is clearly a lot of pressure to deliver. 2 FAMILIAR FACES We spent much of Red Dead Redemption hunting down the feared Van Der Linde gang, though this prequel will give us the opportunity to actually establish the infamy of Dutch and his crew. Expect to see the likes of Dutch Van Der Linde and John Marston make a return. 3 LIVE IN INFAMY RDRII is wholly centred on establishing legend across…

3 Min.
days gone still has a long way to go

FORMAT: PS4 | PUBLISHER: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT | DEVELOPER: SIE BEND STUDIO | RELEASE: Q1 2019 | PLAYERS: 1 We’ve been pretty spoiled by Sony this generation. Barring the occasional stumble here ( Knack ) and there ( The Order: 1886 ), the quality of games arriving on the PlayStation 4 as platform exclusives has been pretty excellent across the board. It’s been so impressive that, truth be told, it’s set a standard of expected quality and ingenuity that is effectively impossible for all but Sony’s most trusted and battle-hardened first-party studios to match. That perception of pristine presentation can, of course, bring with it its own share of pitfalls – one of which SIE Bend Studio is stumbling over itself to avoid. Days Gone turned heads when it was revealed in…