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Exclusive Avengers: Infinity War Jo3bot designed Marvel T-Shirts in April's Loot Wear and Core Crates!

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Love Loot boxes? Hyped for Marvel Avengers: Infinity War? Well, we've got some great news from LOOTCRATE for you, and remember these apparel are only available in this month's 'Core' and Loot 'Wear' Crates!

First up is the Thanos Shirt (from April’s Core Crate).

This shirt (designed by JO3BOT who designed Marvel’s NYCC 2012 shirt), shows The Mad Titan, Thanos reclining in his terrifying throne having completed his latest DIY project (collecting the fabled Infinity Stones and conquering the Marvel Universe!).

Licensed from Marvel by Loot Crate, this shirt is exclusive to April’s Loot ‘Core’ crate.

Secondly we have The Infinity Gauntlet Shirt (from April’s Loot Wear Crate).

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This one is a Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Long Sleeve Tee. Rule the Galaxy in style in this Thanos shirt featuring the coveted Infinity Gauntlet and the six Infinity Stones lined up the sleeve!

With these two exclusive shirts and more TBC content, Loot Crate are positioning themselves as the one stop shop for all Marvel goods leading into the Avengers: Infinity War theatrical release.

For more information or to sign up for Loot Crate, please visit www.lootcrate.com, and check them out on social: Facebook, and @lootcrate on Twitter and Instagram.

Shouts 'For the King' Leaves Steam Early Access on April 19th

For The King ventures out of Steam Early Access on April 19th

Step onto a new frontier and fight in the daunting Frozen Expanse with a 20% discount at launch

London, Tuesday 10th April 2018 - Multi-award winning publisher Curve Digital, is pleased to announce that IronOak Games’ For the King will leave Steam Early Access on 19th April 2018. For the King is a rogue-like RPG adventure for which sees players journey into procedurally generated levels to avenge their recently murdered King.

 
Mixing up a challenging blend of strategy, tabletop RPG, and rogue-like elements, For The King features both a single player experience as well as the ability for three heroes to play cooperatively both online and locally. Taking place in the gorgeous, hexagonal kingdom of Fahrul, players must strategically explore and battle their way through the fairytale, stylized landscape in a bid to discover and survive, lest they succumb to death.

 
The game’s short run in Early Access allowed for new features to be tested, balanced and tweaked following suggestions from the community. As a result, IronOak Games have added a horde of new features including a Dungeon Crawl Mode, Discord integration, a whole host of multiplayer functionality and, of course, vital enemy and economy balancing. The full list of updates can be found via the game's Steam page.

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 The exit from Early Access will be accompanied by an extensive free update which adds an all new adventure into the daunting Frozen Expanse. This includes three entirely new realms: The Shivering Woods, Frozen Expanse and the Frigid Sea. Along with these new realms comes two vast new dungeons, a brand-new playable character to unlock and plenty of fiendish traps. Plus over 20 new enemies and encounters, two new Scourges and a wealth of new weapons, armour and loot. For completionists, 10 new steam achievements are up for grabs.

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For the King will be priced at $19.99 / £15.49 / 19,99€ with a 20% launch week discount, when it leaves Steam Early Access on April 19th. PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of the game are slated for release in early 2019.

Bewilder Box opening New Escape Room 'Judgement DAVE' with Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett to voice evil supercomputer

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Bewilder Box who host the UK's No.1 Escape Room experience, you can see some Trip Advisors reviews here, are back with a supercomputer voiced by Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett.

Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett to voice evil supercomputer in new immersive escape room, Judgement DAVE, opening in Brighton 3rd April, 2018

BRIGHTON, UK – 27th March, 2018: Bewilder Box Escape Rooms are delighted to announce that Red Dwarf’s Norman Lovett will star in its newest adventure, 'Judgement DAVE', opening in Brighton 3rd April, 2018.

Lovett, best known as Red Dwarf's senile computer Holly – a role to which he returned to late last year for the show’s twelfth season – will voice a mischievous and dry-witted supercomputer called The Masternet 9000 against which players will pit their wits to solve puzzles and complete challenges in a tongue-in-cheek science fiction story quite unlike anything else on the market.

Lovett, commented “The idea of combining puzzle solving and immersive theatre is an interesting concept and I really enjoyed working on the project! It was fun playing a more morally ambiguous artificial intelligence, The Masternet 9000 is full of himself – witty and bad!”

“From the moment we sat down to design the new experience, Lovett was the obvious choice to voice The Masternet 9000, we were delighted when he agreed to take part,” commented Dave Middleton co-founder of Bewilder Box Escape Rooms, “Holly from Red Dwarf is such an iconic character and Lovett’s dry, witty delivery is key to that. He’s the perfect person to add some humour to our newest game and we are sure players will find it an exciting, engaging and entertaining experience.”

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Judgement DAVE is the second game from Bewilder Box Escape Rooms since it launched its first, called The Bewilder Box Initiative, in 2016 which has proved a huge hit.

Featuring Knightmare's Tregard, aka Hugo Myatt, the game is the number one rated experience for Fun and Games on Tripadvisor for Brighton and has a five-star average from 300+ reviews. Furthermore, since it opened over 4,000 people have completed the challenge, including celebrity visitors such as Olympic medallist Gail Emms, TV's Jonathan Ross and screenwriter Jane Goldman.

Dave Middleton, and co-founder of Bewilder Box Escape Rooms, Dave Staffell, are leading experts on the UK’s escape room culture, having appeared in What Britain Buys with Mary Portas, explaining the growing appeal of this form of entertainment. The pair also recently spoke at the inaugural UK Escape Room Industry Conference which was widely attended by over 150 Escape Room owners.

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Fantasy Strike goes portable on Nintendo Switch this Summer

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Lead designer for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, David Sirlin, is bringing Fantasy Strike to the Nintendo Switch in the Summer. The game is already available on Steam early access and will also launch on the Playstation 4.

Fantasy Strike Comes to Nintendo Switch This Summer

EMERYVILLE, CA – March 20th, 2018Fantasy Strike, the upcoming fighting game from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix lead designer David Sirlin, will come to Nintendo Switch this summer, simultaneously launching alongside the previously-announced PC and PlayStation 4 versions.
 
“Fantasy Strike is the perfect fighting game for Switch,” said Sirlin. “The Switch is a take-anywhere console, so fighting games would be great on it if not for how notoriously difficult they are to control. Usually, playing a fighting game on a JoyCon would be tough, but Fantasy Strike is designed specifically for that. Detach the JoyCons, give one to a friend, and you can play a deep, strategic fighting game anywhere.”
 
Currently in Steam Early Access, Fantasy Strike has been rapidly deploying new features, modes, and increasing production values. In their most recent patch, Sirlin Games added professional voice acting and facial animation for all 10 characters as well as a brand new Team Battle mode. In a Team Battle, players choose 3 characters each and play a variety of different matchups, which is great as a tournament format as well as for casual play.
 
Sirlin Games has also boosted its networking technology over the last few months, combining GGPO (the best-in-class networking tech that allows there to be no input delay) with its own networking tech that now allows for smooth connections even across continents.
 
Fantasy Strike entered Steam Early Access in September of 2017. The game is currently available for $19.99 USD in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Turkish, Japanese, with additional language support planned for the final release.
To learn more about Fantasy Strike, visit the game’s Steam page.

Immortal Redneck Out Now on Xbox One and Playstation 4 Pro

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Play as a mummified redneck with over 50 weapons with three playable different classes on three pyramids levels, in this Egyptian-themed FPS shooter. Sounds like your type of game? See the trailer below and look out for our future review on Immortal Redneck!

Human: Fall Flat is getting a boxed release, and it looks great!

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Indie smash hit Human: Fall Flat gets physical Nintendo Switch™ release with Super Rare Games

London, United Kingdom – 20th February 2018 – Nintendo game enthusiasts, today Super Rare Games announces the launch of its first limited run physical production of Curve Digital’s indie smash hit Human: Fall Flat for Nintendo Switch™. Due for release in early March, this will be the first release in Super Rare Games’ lineup of physical indie game releases exclusively on Nintendo Switch™.

Producing just 5,000 copies per title, Super Rare Games puts quality over quantity, and its physical editions of successful indie titles will feature beautifully printed packaging and high-quality trading cards. These cards will be blind-boxed, with just 125 signed by members of the game’s development team, making them highly collectable - a must-have for any indie enthusiast! For Human: Fall Flat, the collectible cards will be signed by the game's creator, Tomas Sakalauskas.

Super Rare Games is also producing an extremely limited run of just 500 copies of the Human: Fall Flat soundtrack, printed on to 12-inch vinyl.

Human: Fall Flat launched onto the Nintendo eShop on December 7th, 2017, and recently surpassed two million sales worldwide, fast becoming a favourite of YouTuber and Streamers due to its hilarious, slapstick, co-op comedy. Human: Fall Flat is a is an open-ended, physics-based puzzle game in which you take control of Bob, helping him resolve the mysteries behind his recurring dreams of falling.

Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital, said “Human: Fall Flat has been Curve Digital's biggest Nintendo Switch digital release, so we know demand for this wonderful collectors' edition is going to be huge. Given the game has sold over two million copies on all formats since launch and this is the first time it's ever been available as a physical release, these 5,000 copies will be highly treasured and hugely collectible for years to come.”

Pre-orders are live at www.superraregames.com now - reserve your copy today to avoid disappointment!

Super Rare Games will be at GDC in San Francisco this March and invites any independent game developers interested in physical releases of their Nintendo Switch™ titles to get in touch via hello@superraregames.com.

For more information and to join the Super Rare Games community follow us on Twitter.

MECH BATTLE GAME 'ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION' BLASTING ITS WAY TO PLAYSTATION®4 AND PC WORLDWIDE ON 20th MARCH

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Blasting like it's 2012! Assault Gunners arrives outside of Japan for the first time, in the form of a HD Edition on PC and Playstation 4.

MECH BATTLE GAME 'ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION' BLASTING ITS WAY TO PLAYSTATION®4 AND PC WORLDWIDE ON 20th MARCH

Originally released in 2012 exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita in Japan, this remaster brings the title to the West for the very first time!

Tunbridge Wells, Kent - 20th February, 2018 - Marvelous Europe today announces that Assa will be releasing March 20th worldwide on PlayStation®4 and PC.

ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION will launch on PlayStation®4 and PC with three purchase options available:

ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION (Standalone Game) - £7.19, €9.99 or $9.99
ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION EXTRA PACK (DLC) - £3.99, €4.99 or $4.99
ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION COMPLETE SET (Standalone Game + DLC) - £9.29, €11.99 or $11.99
Prices may vary depending on region

It's the Year 208X, Mars is in the process of terraformation with an expected timeline of 300 years till completion. Back on Earth a great war erupts and millions of migrants look to Mars to flee their home. The Planet Remodelling Project is accelerated with the aid of ANTS, a completely robotic automated system. Migrants build large dome-shaped colonies in regions with now stable climates and rush to construct cities within them to sustain the flow of refugees. Time passes and the World Federation has set up military colonies on Deimos and Phobos, and the dwarf-planet Ceres is being moved to Mars' orbit to help create an ocean for the planet. One day, communication is suddenly lost with the surface of Mars, a peace keeping force called DAT whom are currently training on Deimos are sent to investigate...

Originally released exclusively for Japan for the PlayStation®Vita in 2012, ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION puts you in control of the Peace Keeping Force known as DAT and along with your three allied Battle Mechs, you must attempt to save Earth's Migrants and the Mars Colonies as a whole from the threat of the ANTS uprising. Who could be behind this threat against Mars, the new planned perfect utopia for humanity?

With 35 full-length battle-heavy missions, a horde gameplay mode known as "Inferno Mode" covering 5 varied maps and over 100 mech-customisation possibilities for yourself and your allies, there's plenty of replayability and content present in the standalone version of ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION.

Available on launch day the ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION EXTRA PACK will allow players to take their experience even further with: 
● 15 campaign missions set after the initial campaign
● 3 additional Inferno Mode maps bringing the total to 8
● 15 extra weapons allowing for more diverse offensive options
● Over 30 additional mech-parts for even more customisation
● 4 fully voice acted Navigators by renowned Japanese VA

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Mike Dies - A Bloody Metroidvania coming to Steam February 23rd

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The game was inspired by titles like Super Meat Boy, VVVVVV and Super Metroid. 

5 years in the making, Mike Dies, a game by Psydra Games is coming to steam on February 23rd.

CRITIC QUOTES

"It's a terrific game that deserves people's attention..." - Chris O'Regan, spong.com

"Keep your eye out for Mike Dies. This could be something big." - This Guy Named Steve, abouttoreview.com

More details on the game can be found on the Mike Dies Steam page!

Toki Tori 2+ Heads to Nintendo Switch Feb 23rd! Pre-order Today!

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The team at Two Tribes are bringing Toki Tori back to Nintendo's handheld! Available to pre-order from today, with a full list of details on the game, below.

Experience Toki Tori's Epic Puzzle Adventure on the go, for the first time ever!

Toki Tori 2 returns to its roots after originally coming out on Wii U back in 2013. On Nintendo Switch™ you can play it on the go for the very first time. The Nintendo Switch Edition is the game's best version yet!

Why should you be excited? No one said it better than Mark Brown in his Game Maker’s Toolkit video essay:

“Believe it or not, but Toki Tori 2 was one of the most daring and ingeniously designed puzzle games of 2013. It’s a Metroidvania game where you aren’t stopped by doors you can’t open or blocks you can’t break.”

“It respects your intelligence in a very satisfying way. This one has gone overlooked, but it deserves more attention. Don’t be fooled by its cutesy exterior. This puzzler is wicked smart and devilishly tricky.”

For this version, we've applied a ton of extra polish, even throwing in some new secrets and solutions.

Toki Tori 2+: Nintendo Switch Edition runs buttery smooth at 60 fps, and features in-game Achievements, as well as HD Rumble and video capture support.

Toki Tori 2+: Nintendo Switch Edition comes out on February 23, with a limited-time introduction price of 9.99 $/€.

Pre-orders are available TODAY in the Switch eShop!

About Toki Tori 2+: Nintendo Switch Edition

 

Explore an enthralling forest island, learn magical songs and interact with the local wildlife to solve environmental puzzles.

Toki Tori 2+’s ingenious game design requires just two moves: whistle and stomp. It's super accessible, yet it builds up to incredible complexity later on.

There’s a ton to do, too. After puzzle-solving your way to five Ancient Frogs and saving the island from a strange pollution, you can still find 100s of golden wings, snap dozens of creature pictures and go Achievement hunting.

Toki Tori 2+ is better than ever on Nintendo Switch, with lots of gameplay tweaks and even some new secrets and puzzle solutions. Plus, you can now create checkpoints wherever you like, allowing for easy experimentation.

  • A unique take on the Metroidvania formula
  • Follow the path, or stray off-road and tackle the expert puzzles
  • Whistle magical songs to rewind, fast-travel and more
  • Snap dozens of Tokidex creature pictures

Better than ever on Nintendo Switch:

  • Tweaked gameplay, new secrets and solutions
  • Buttery smooth graphics at 60 fps
  • Featuring in-game Achievements
  • HD Rumble support
  • Video capture support

IMAX VR Experience Opens in Trafford Centre Manchester

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Blastprocess was invited to try out the attractions at the new Odeon IMAX VR which is now opening at the Trafford Centre in Manchester on Friday 24th.

Mike was particularly keen – I think he was nearly at the ‘are we there yet’ stage as we drove down for our allotted meeting. So it was with great excitement that I and Mike approached the freshly revealed new attraction. Its protective hoardings had only been removed the night before.

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So after the warm welcome from Ben and his team of VR helpers we were given a guided tour of the booths and choice of the entertainments within. Honestly we felt like we had entered the Crystal Maze. But before we could begin we had to fill in some light paperwork and watch the health and safely video before moving onto the initial experience.

First up was Space Flight… (The full title is a little bit of a spoiler so I’ll stop right there). In this you are the passenger of an aircraft that achieves low Earth orbit. Now I’d best explain that you’re wearing; the glasses are HTC Vive business edition, meaning that you can’t buy these in the shops/online etc., and depending on the games then other equipment will be utilised (subpac rumble backpacks for example). For Space Flight you’re sitting in VR designed rumble chair - we'll find the name for this! Despite knowing that you’ve going nowhere the feeling of actual take off comes across as being very real and the views are exceptional. And as I implied earlier when I mentioned the title; I can’t tell you what happens…

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Life of Us was next on the agenda and this is unusual. Not in a bad way but this needs some careful explaining. Essentially in this experience you evolve from a ‘blob’ (yeah it will have a scientific name but let’s just go with ‘blob’) that goes through various incarnations as it evolves. Unlike Space Flight this is multiplayer so I could ‘see’ Mike next to me as we progressed through different geological periods. Our forms changed with each new time period and we learned as we went along what we could do with our new found bodies. The end was unusual - Let’s just say that it feature’s music by Pharrell Williams.

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And so onto Eagle Strike; now I have no hesitation is saying that this was my favourite. This game allowed for various combinations of player vs player action but found 2 vs 2 to be the best.
In it one team are eagles whilst the other are falcons and we’re using some very snazzy Xbox controllers to interact with the game; with the exception for the direction of flight which was controlled by the turning of your head. Essentially you were tasked into bring food back to your eyrie. Once your bunny snack was acquired you were vulnerable, the opposing team now trying to snatch the animal carcass from you. Think of it as a feathery game of capture the flag. I must mention the landscape in this title. You are flying over and through a desolate and decaying Paris. The boulevards and alleyways present you with cover and the occasional speed boosts. It was a considerable joy using these as cover trying hard not to clip any of the scenery.

From being covered in feathers our next game gets you encased in metal as we played Archangel. This is a story driven mech simulator/shooter where you operate a 6-story walking robot. Story and path through the environments were predetermined but by using the Vive haptic feedback controllers you operated the robots arms; which of course mean you are controlling its collection of ordinance. In game selections allow you to change the loadout and there’s a choice of narrative experiences depending on the difficulty you wish to experience. 

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For the next game it was the moment that Captain Kenny of the United Federation of Planets to makes his mark because we played Star Trek: Bridge Crew “Rescue at Perseph”!
(OK the actual title doesn’t include!) 

This is ideally designed for 4 players so just having the two of us made it a little taxing. That doesn’t mean you have more work to do; other players are replaced by bots but I feel that having people you know in all the positions would make following updates easier. I took the role of the Captain of our Federation vessel and Mike was designated as Tactical, the other possible roles being Helm and Engineering. 
Being set in the reboot film universe, or Kelvin timeline the look of the bridge matches that seen in the JJ Abrams/Bad Robot films so has a modern take on the original series look.
Since only the Captain can see all the mission objectives, this is a game of communication. So the Captain has to instruct the crew taking care that their actions don’t overlap since some commands will have a direct impact on the ability of others to achieve their orders. So a certain amount of judgement and oversight is needed. We managed to rescue 5 people during our session and this is certainly an interesting game that deserves a lot of exploration and play. Talking to the staff they’ve managed to rescue 25 people so unlike the Kobayashi Maru this isn’t a no-win scenario (Star trek II reference there folks).

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From Star Trek we moved onto Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine. Now I’d played this last year at Star Wars Celebration Europe on the LMxLAB stand so I was eager to give a better showing this second time around. In this mini adventure you’re tasked with meeting a certain smuggler and you will get ‘a bad feeling about this’ as trouble obviously breaks out. Again I’ve no wish to spoil things so I can’t really tell you what will certainly be the main selling point. However when I played this before this was the first time I appreciated what VR could now achieve; the sense of being part of the action was overwhelming. 

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And finally we played Raw Data. We were recommended to play this last. The reason being that by then we would have become familiar with the VR technology plus this title is a lot more physically demanding than the others.
In essence is a first person sci-fi themed shooter. Three character classes exist with the game which also affected the load out to be carried. I found the easiest was the character with the handgun(s), the katana wielder and the shotgun user requiring more skill to play but in balance provide more flexible firepower. This title used the haptic controller to move you around the play environment. This was achieved using what appeared to be a grenade ark showing where you’d instantly move to. This worked very well allowed you to appear behind your target before teleporting out.
I could tell that this was Mike’s favourite and he seriously liked the shotgun…

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We spent the afternoon enjoying the experiences that IMAX VR could provide so many thanks to Liam and his VR hosts of the IMAX VR Manchester Trafford Park for their time, trouble and patience. We look forward to a return visit and also seeing future titles and when they appear.

IMAX VR will be opening it's doors or is that virtual space? for you to explore and immersive yourself in on Friday 24th at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. On-line bookings will be taken through it's website but we'll give you updated as more information lands come launch day.

A little snippit from Mike; 

IMAX VR is truly unlike any other VR experience that I've come across. Start to finish, this is how you showcase and explore the world of VR

It's all he talks about!

AAA, Hollywood Vets Announce Indie Nintendo Switch, PC Shooter 'SleepTight'

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Sleep Tight haunts Nintendo Switch, PC in Early 2018

LOS ANGELES - Nov. 14, 2017 -Sleep Tight, an adrenaline pumping arcade-style, twin-stick shooter with base-building elements, launches for Nintendo Switch and PC in Q1 2018.
 
Sleep Tight will be the debut project fromWe Are Fuzzy, a veteran team of AAA game developers and big-budget film VFX artists. The team is led by Maxx Burman, whose credits include Far Cry, League of Legends, Westworld, and Titanfall. Disney character artists, including Dylan Ekren, who worked on Wreck It Ralph and Zootopia, and Ubisoft designer Oscar Mar, whose resume cites the Far Cry and Rainbow 6 franchises.

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Sleep Tight draws from shared childhood experiences to deliver a fast-paced twin-stick shooter that marries adrenaline-pumping action with a charming world wrapped in blankets of nostalgia.
 
Build pillow forts during the day to prepare for hordes of monsters who emerge after dark. Fight back against their relentless onslaught with dart Gatling guns, water balloon launchers, remote controlled gun turrets, and other toys. Throughout these frenetic nocturnal battles, players will collect stars from fallen enemies to upgrade their skills, buy power-ups, and unlock new weapons.

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"Since I was a kid, I always wanted to make games. After 10 years of working on other people's projects, it was time to make my own, and I wanted to go back to that feeling of pure play." said Maxx Burman, co-founder and creative director at We Are Fuzzy. "I feel fortunate to work with such talented artists to bring this Pixar-esque world to life. I think it's an experience that will appeal to the young at heart, no matter their age."

For more information on We Are Fuzzy and Sleep Tight, visit the game's official website.

The Exorcist: Legion VR Scares Oculus Rift and HTC Vive Uses on November 22nd

VR horror fans will be ready for this. The Excorcist Legion VR is coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on November 22nd with a planned release on PSVR later on. See full details along with a new trailer, below!

The Exorcist: Legion VR Comes To Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on November 22nd

November 14th, 2017 - Fun Train and Wolf & Wood are proud to bring The Exorcist horror franchise to premium virtual reality with The Exorcist: Legion VR. Based on the events of The Exorcist III, players experience a stand-alone story untold in the movies across five chapters. Chapter 1: First Rites and Chapter 2: Idle Hands are expected out November 22nd, with the rest following soon after. First Rites will launch at $3.99 for the first week during Black Friday, making it a 20% discount off the normal experience, with Idle Hands available at $4.99.

The Legion has come! A variety of demons have returned to our world just as Pazuzu (the main demon from The Exorcist franchise) promised. Follow in the shoes of a detective in Chapter 1 as they uncover strange details behind the grisly murder of a priest. Each subsequent Chapter takes the player further in the journey as they assume the role of a detective investigating the demonic entities lurking in the shadows, culminating in a satisfying ending for any fan of the franchise.

  • Five stand-alone episodic chapters that come together for a truly cinematic end.
  • Don’t just play the movies, live a whole new story experience in full VR!
  • Step into the shoes of an exorcist to confront ancient forces of evil when everything is at stake!
  • Discover an intricate story filled with mystery and peril.
  • Choose between HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headsets via SteamVR or purchase directly from the Oculus Store for an experience unlike any other. 
  • Switch between both free roam and teleport locomotion to have full control over your experience.
  • Play using room scale, standing, or even seated.
  • Utilize a menu consisting of a cellphone, an exorcism kit, among other important items found during the journey.
  • Unique items found throughout the stories are collected in your evidence room to be evaluated at a later time.
  • Chapters can be replayed at any time, enabling users to discover hidden story content, special achievements and easter eggs.
  • Chapter 1 and 2 will be out for PCs concurrently on November 22nd on Oculus Store and SteamVR, with a later release on Viveport and Playstation Network Store.

“This franchise deserves to be done right and the only way to have a truly definitive experience for such a story is in virtual reality,” said Douglas Nabors, CEO of Fun Train. “Playing a non-VR horror game is one thing when you’re safely behind a monitor. But, when you’re living the horror up close and personal, The Exorcist: Legion VR will resonate with you for years to come.”

Arcade-style SHMUP 'Beekyr Reloaded' OUT Now on Steam

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Beekyr Reloaded - The definitive bee'em up.

14th November 2017,
KaleidoGames officially announces the release of Beekyr Reloaded for Windows PC, finally leaving Early Access. An action game with multi-directional scroll, diverse mechanics, a groundbreaking theme and a great co-op mode.

But hold on a second! Wasn't the shoot'em up genre dead? Not anymore! We are here to breathe new life to the genre! Face a tough arcade-style shmup with no spaceships nor aircrafts, but cruel wasps instead! It will teach anyone how this kind of game is played, while having a great time!

A bunch of giant hornets have destroyed your hive and taken the pollen away. Fight the swarms alone or with a friend, and destroy the wicked hornet queen! The Insect World is a very dangerous place but... What are you waiting for? Avenge them all !
 
Availability:
Beekyr Reloaded will be available for Windows PC as a digital download on Steam from November 14th 2017. Versions for game consoles might come at a future time.

Beekyr Reloaded has become apart of our First Level series and you can see the video below!

Top 12 Toys Picks for Christmas 2017 from DreamToys

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London 8 November 2017: DreamToys, the UK’s most accurate and authoritative predictive list, today announced the top 12 toys expected to be the most sought after this Christmas.

Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash and The Original Stretch Armstrong bring familiar names to the list while film and TV licenses are represented by PJ Masks Headquarters Playset, Lego’s Star Wars BB-8 and Paw Patrol Sea Patroller.

Laser X – 2 Player Pack and the sequel to last year’s hit Hatchimals, Hatchimals Surprise, highlight the increasing creativity within the growing interactive toy market while L.O.L. Surprise Series 2 and Fingerlings showcase the importance of collectibles to the toy market.

Other products in the top 12 include Mattel’s Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set, Hasbro’s FurReal Roarin’ Tyler and the big Christmas game for 2017, Toilet Trouble.

“This year’s DreamToys Top 12 is an exciting range of innovative toys that demonstrate the creativity of the toy industry and the magic of Christmas,” commented Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys committee.

“From the biggest collectible trends and licenses of 2017 to exciting action products and board game sensations, this year’s list is incredibly diverse and with price points to suit all budgets. With so many products vying for a child’s attention it’s pleasing to be able to pick a list that promotes togetherness, innovation and creative play that will capture the imagination this Christmas.”

“39 per cent* of toy presents bought for children at Christmas will be directly driven from children’s wish lists or letters to Santa. Therefore, more than 60 per cent of consumers buying presents for children this Christmas are likely to rely on lists like DreamToys to make an informed purchasing decision.”

Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst for the NPD Group’s toys division added, “With £1.2 billion spent on toys for Christmas – the equivalent of one third of total annual toy spend - the toy industry is all-systems-go as the 25th December draws closer. The list chosen by the 2017 DreamToys panel reflects the increased popularity of traditional play patterns with Games & Puzzles, Plush and Dolls as the fastest-growing categories to date. The 2017 Dream Dozen offers great variety this year, and with it, fun and play value for all age groups and wallets.”

New for 2017 is the DreamToys Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dreamtoysUK) which showcases all the toys selected on the list to help consumers choose the best product for them.

The full Top 12 list is as follows in no particular order (all prices quoted as RRPs, final price may vary from retailer to retailer)

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DreamToys takes place at St Mary’s Church, York Street, Marylebone, W1H 1PQ from 7am-2pm.

Spokespeople from the Toy Retailers Association are available throughout the day, along with photography and video assets. Full details of the list and product shots can be found at: www.toyretailersassociation.co.uk/dreamtoys-2017

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Hand of Fate 2 Out Now on Playstation 4 and PC - Reunite with The Dealer

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Hand of Fate 2 Available Now for PlayStation 4, PC

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - Nov. 7, 2017 - Hand of Fate 2, the anticipated follow-up to Defiant Development's action RPG downloaded by millions, is out now for PlayStation 4 across North America and Oceania as well as Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux. An Xbox One version with Xbox One X compatibility and 4K Ultra HD support and a European PlayStation 4 release are also in the cards and coming soon. 

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Taking place after the events of the original Hand of Fate, the sequel reunites players with the Dealer, who has returned from the void. Now seeking vengeance, this enigmatic agent trains a new player to master the Game of Life and Death, which fuses Dungeons & Dragons-style trials constructed from collectible cards with gripping hack-and-slash combat encounters.
 
After building a deck of item and equipment cards, Hand of Fate 2 players square off against the Dealer and his deck of challenges. Shuffling all these together, the Dealer lays out a dungeon floor to explore where each card presents players with new trials to overcome, including combat encounters that bring enemy cards to life in real-time action sequences.

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An assortment of enhancements to the original Hand of Fate debut in the sequel including companion characters that offer help in battle alongside tabletop bonuses and their own side-quests, an overworld map, more tabletop mini-games to enjoy, and other exciting surprises that elevate the Hand of Fate experience to new heights in conjunction with more refined combat and a thrilling new narrative.
 
"When developing the original Hand of Fate, we set out to create a tabletop game that comes to life. While that project was widely praised and an incredible success for us, we felt there was room for improvement," said Morgan Jaffit, Director, Defiant Development. "We've spent the past two years working to one-up ourselves, and the results have paid off. I'm proud to say this is the best game I've ever worked on and am ecstatic it's finally ready to be shared with the world."
 
Hand of Fate isavailable via PlayStation 4 and Steam for $29.99 USD / €24.99 / $29.99 AUD and supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese language options.

For more information on Hand of Fate 2 and Defiant Development, visit their official
website
, check out game's Steam page, like it on Facebook, or follow the studio on Twitter.

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal platforms onto Nintendo's Switch This Christmas

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal comes to Nintendo Switch on November 17th, while a boxed retail version will be available in 2018.  

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The 3D platformer by Drakhar Studio will see the light on Nintendo hybrid console, after pleasing the fans of the classic genre last year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

Madrid, Spain, November 6th 2017: After delighting fans of 3D platforms on PS4, Xbox One and PC last year, the adventure ‘Ginger: Beyond the Crystal’, developed by Drakhar Studio, is about to launch on Nintendo Switch thanks to BadLand Games. The title, starred by the amusing character that gives name to Drakhar's creation, will be available for Nintendo hybrid console just before Christmas. The game will be available in digital format on the eShop starting on November 17th; physical version will arrive on 2018.

All-time Nintendo users, the first gamers that experienced a "new dimension" in the platformer genre thanks to Super Mario 64, will be more than pleased to see Ginger getting launched on Switch, but they won't be the only ones that would enjoy the title created by Drakhar. Ginger: Beyond The Crystal it's an adventure game and a 3D platformer, in which the player will have to rebuild a magical world devastated by the explosion of a crystal. Ginger will have to find the damaged crystals and purify them thru the godess. But he's not the only survivor, he'll have to find the rest of inhabitants and rescue them from other worlds, where they're kidnapped. 

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Ginger will have to face a lot of enemies, traps and platforms on his journey through fifteen different levels with more than 200 side quests. 
Great visuals and an epic soundtrack will take players trough three different dream worlds, where they'll find different characters that will give them special skills that will help them solve each task. Also, the game has 15 different bonus levels that will put the players skills to test.
For Luis Torres, CEO of Drakhar Studio, one of the best new features of the game is "joining farming and simulation genres to classic adventure/platformers like Spyro, Zelda or Donkey Kong Country".
Moisés Otero, ‘Ginger: Beyond the Crystal’ production designer, highlights that "besides being a classic 3d platformer, the game has modern mechanics, simulation, quests, adventures, small village rebuilding and even has a new game mode called Old School,  harder tha normal mode, specially made for classic games fans".

DOOM is coming to Switch let's see it running!

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The news of the latest instalment of DOOM is coming to Nintendo's Switch is a few months old, but if like me you heard the news and never got around to watch the game in action. Here's a few videos from Gamespot and Eurogamer showcasing and explaining the in-depth details on how the game runs on a handheld console. Breathtaking...  

Deep Rock Galactic Needs Talented Dwarven Miners

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READY TO MINE?

At DEEP ROCK GALACTIC, we always need new talented dwarven miners to join us on our glorious endeavor!
Recruitment is simple! All we ask is that you can say YES to the following statements:

  • Do you like mining?
  • Do you like killing aliens?
  • Do you like beards?

If so, sign up below before November 6 at 11:59 PM (CEST), and join us November 9-12 for the OPEN ALPHA on Steam (PC).

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16-bit Nightingale Downs Jumps onto Steam

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Animals have existed for centuries, eventually forming societies and organizing to protect each other. In Nightingale Downs, you become part of that world.

You play a deer, tasked by your clan leader with a most urgent mission: Find and sabotage the plans of a local human settlement, intent on destroying your homeland. Your journey will be long, through dangerous jungles and facing many natural predators.

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Features:

  • Bright and beautiful 16-bit pixel graphics draw you into the story, with lighting and weather effects. Those who enjoyed SNES-era games will be right at home here!
  • Battle 25 different enemies, many with variable abilities and strengths. Find and use 30 different items, with fights and loot randomized every game.
  • Complete over a dozen side quests, many connecting in some way to the main story. Use the unique Karma system to build your own character, your way.
  • Professionally written, novel-quality storyline, with stirring original music, voice acting and sound to draw you in.

Enter the world of Nightingale Downs today!

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You can Find Nightingale Downs on Steam right here, and keep unto date with SimProse Studios on twitter here.