As a lapsed Guild Wars 2 player, the recent news about the Heart of Thorns expansion inspired me to return to Tyria and see what’s been happening in the months that I’ve been absent. Pleasingly, the MMO has come on in leaps and bounds since launch and is now in the enviable position of thriving as a buy-to-play MMO with a legion of devoted fans. Which is why I’m cautiously optimistic about coming away from my time with Heart of Thorns feeling it does a hell of a lot right that’ll make fans happy, though it’s unclear if it’ll be enough to sway the uninitiated.Read More »
Frozen Cortex is a success on the most important level: developer Mode 7 Games created a smart, turn-based sci-fi sport that blends some of the best parts of American football and rugby. It's tactically demanding, and exciting both to watch and to play. Not only could I believe that this is the bloodsport of choice in some distant future, but I find myself wondering if you could make this game work in real life. Everything that happens on the field is appealing, and it arguably makes even better turn-based tactical game than Mode 7's terrific Frozen Synapse. It’s only off the field that it drops a few balls.Read More »
More than 50% of this week's new releases are Donkey Kong games, thanks to Nintendo of America finally releasing Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3 on Wii U Virtual Console and Donkey Kong Land 1, 2, and 3 on 3DS Virtual Console. With the launch of all three DKC games, our long national nightmare is over, as the trilogy were removed from the Wii Virtual Console two years ago. Now, all is right with the ape world as six Donkey Kong games from the '90s are now on Wii U and 3DS. Also, Ironfall Invasion, the interesting third-person shooter that takes advantage of the New 3DS, is out in America this week. It has a free demo that might be worth checking out.
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Did you hear the report that the new Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man may not be white? The source of the report says he's 95 per cent sure of it, in fact. We can neither confirm nor deny this recent rumour, but we can 100 per cent confirm that the new Spider-Man will not be Australian. Not after Ben Baker's entirely lacklustre performance as Peter Parker is this week's episode of the IGN AU Pubcast. Tune in to hear Baker's emotional reaction to the sight of John Wick gunning down his beloved Uncle Ben now.Read More »
Presenting our first ever podcast recorded north of the border!
Chris, Daniel and Gav headed to Scotland to stage a live show as part of the awesome Glasgow Film Festival. And if that wasn't enough, comic legend Mark Millar was our very special guest.
So as well as discussing the amazing films that the festival has been screening - and its video game-heavy Nerdvana strand - talk turned to Mark’s own back catalogue.
So expect a healthy dose of Civil War, Kick-Ass, Wanted, The Ultimates, Starlight, and of course The Secret Service, which is currently riding high in the film charts as Kingsman.
We also talked at length about Spidey rejoining the MCU, what he thinks of DC's upcoming projects, and we field questions from the audience.Read More »
Upon its release for the Nintendo eShop next month, OlliOlli on the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U will be available as a cross-buy game.
Much like PlayStation's Cross-Buy system, this means that anyone who purchases a copy of OlliOlli on 3DS will also receive a second free copy for the Wii U, and vice versa. The second copy will be unlocked via the consumer's Nintendo ID.
According to Curve Digital, this is the first time a third-party Nintendo game has been available as a cross-buy item. Previously, Nintendo's first cross-buy game to be announced was Mario vs. Donkey Kong.Read More »