James Orr

Titanfall 2 beta weekends coming this fortnight – Gamescom 2016

Respawn Entertainment announced at Gamescom that Titanfall 2’s multiplayer beta will run this weekend on August 19 to 21, and next weekend from August 26 to 28. During the first weekend players will be able to play the ‘Bounty Hunt’ mode, which has teams killing AI opponents for points, and ‘Pilot vs Pilot’, the classic eight vs eight mode without the titular Titans. The second weekend will add th...[Read More]

New Gears of War 4 gameplay and snazzy console

Xbox has dropped some footage from Gears of War 4’s campaign featuring Marcus Fenix fighting alongside his son JD and friends. The gameplay seems to take place early in the campaign and shows off new executions, dynamic weather effects and of course the new enemies, the Swarm. Prepare to hear “SWAAAARRRRMM!!!!!” a lot throughout the campaign. Also announced was the limited edition Gears of War 4 t...[Read More]

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The Magic Circle: Gold Edition review: Meta Madness

The Magic Circle: Gold Edition is a console port of the original which released on PC in July last year. You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard of it as it had no marketing and only sold 16,000 copies as of March 2016. It’s easily the most ‘meta’ game I’ve ever played, designed as a satire of game development and the gaming industry as a whole. The premise of The Magic Circle is that you’re within...[Read More]

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Inside Review: Limbo’s Worthy Successor

Aside from a few screenshots, I managed to play Inside completely unspoiled, no trailers or previews. If you’ve managed the same so far, the one spoiler you need to know is if you liked Limbo you should go and play Inside right now. Developed by Playdead, the studio that created Limbo, Inside is a spiritual successor to the acclaimed platformer, sharing many elements in terms of gameplay, environm...[Read More]

Destiny’s new expansion is next-gen only

During last night’s livestream, Bungie officially revealed Rise of Iron, Destiny’s upcoming expansion. It will mark the beginning of the game’s third year, and will most likely be the last DLC before Destiny 2 releases next year. With it, we will of course be getting new things to do, new gear, and a significant light level increase. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you’ll be happy to see that ...[Read More]

New Titanfall 2 details leaked

Coming via a post on the Titanfall subreddit, which has since been deleted, the leak comes from a user whose source is stated to be “in the know.” There was no mention of swords, but the user does say Titanfall 2 will include larger multiplayer maps and takes a page out of Nathan Drake’s book with the addition of grappling hooks. The grappling hook will allow for even more dynamic gameplay, as is ...[Read More]

Titanfall 2 to drop onto heavy competition

During a presentation about its upcoming fiscal year, Electronic Arts announced that Titanfall 2 will launch during the company’s third fiscal quarter. This puts the release date somewhere from October to December, in ripe time for Christmas. EA must certainly have faith in the upcoming first-person shooter developed by Respawn Entertainment, as its release date puts it in competition with the mos...[Read More]

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