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GamesTM No. 181

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in this issue

1 min.

What actually is the difference between the Wii U and Switch? It’s the question I’ve been batting around for a few weeks now, just trying to get the heart of why this new Nintendo machine feels so much more impressive and exciting than its predecessor. I’d like to hope by now we all appreciate that the Wii U has some of the best titles to have ever graced a Nintendo console, but there’s no denying that it failed to set the world on fire. Perhaps one of the bigger differences, although it is a rather aesthetic one, is that the vision for Switch is much more clearly defined than it was when the Wii U was announced. We may be a little light on tech specifications, but we know that it’s…

7 min.
everything we know about red dead redemption 2

“ Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. ” Rockstar, press release Like a posse of gunslingers for hire fresh from a victory over an oppressive landowner who is squashing the creativity and freedom of the townsfolk, Rockstar is riding to the rescue, bringing its unique brand of open-world heroics and violence to our current generation. Or perhaps that’s just how the GTA developer thinks of itself in such situations, we really don’t know. What we do know is that Red Dead Redemption 2 is launching in the Autumn of 2017 and we’ve had our first glimpse of what this third game in the Red Dead series will be offering. It was…

4 min.
cowboy talk

Rockstar loves its cinematic references. To your mind are there certain movies that depict the Western Frontier more accurately than others? Well, we're talking about different kinds of depictions rather than history, but my own preferences go to where there was a little scene in the trailer where a guy is standing there and there's a carcass in the foreground and vultures pecking at the carcass. In the Seventies that was what was known as the blood and rags approach to the verisimilitude or mise-en-scène of the films. Tattered clothing and a disordered background as opposed to the classic Westerns, which are set in a kind of pristine, unrealistically clean kind of environment and it went the other way with the Italian Spaghetti Westerns and all the American versions that followed.…

2 min.
5 ways the overwatch league is improving esports

1 A REASON TO ROOT For fans trying to get into eSports, one of the tougher challenges can be coming up with a reason to support a particular team over another. Being a fan of the game itself is fine on its own, but being able to really root for a side in competition makes everything more exciting. The Overwatch League plans to have teams based in major cities around the world, giving you a local reason to pick one team over another and to stick with that team regardless of who plays for them. 2 REGIONAL PLAY As an extension of there being city-based teams, the Overwatch League will feature locally held LAN matches as part of league play in front of live audiences. That means that big competitive events will be…

1 min.
why i love ... lego star wars: the complete saga

“I got to play them with my sons and see it through their eyes, I think that’s the reason they are some of my favourites” NOLAN NORTH, VOICE ACTOR “I’m going to go all dad on you here, because one game series that I always enjoyed playing were the Lego games. You know, Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones, because I played with my sons. Whether it’s the music, just jumping around, looking for things or collecting coins… it doesn’t matter, because I got to play them with my sons and see it through their eyes, I think that’s the reason they are some of my favourites. I’ve actually gotten to voice a couple of characters in the games too, [though] that’s mostly been in the Lego Batman series… but…

5 min.
horizon: zero dawn

“The foundation of combat in Horizon: Zero Dawn is built upon the speed and cunning of Aloy versus the raw strength and size of the machines ” PRESS RELEASE GUERRILLA GAMES CONCEPT • Horizon: Zero Dawn picks up 1,000 years after a post-apocalyptic event, with Aloy venturing out of her settlement and into foreboding outback territory to find a world ravaged by technology. INFORMATION Details Format: PS4 Origin: Netherlands Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Developer: Guerrilla Games Release: 3 March 2017 Players: 1 Developer Profile Founded in 2000, Guerrilla Games is best known for its work on PlayStation exclusive Killzone. Touted as Sony's answer to Bungie and Halo, Killzone would be used a technical showcase for three generations of hardware and, later, a proving ground for Sony’s ever-evolving online systems. Developer History Killzone 2004 [PS2] Killzone 2 2009 [PS3] Killzone 3 2011 [PS3] Killzone: Shadow Fall 2013 [PS4] High…