Archive for August, 2015

Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch

Apparently there are even more new assassins coming along this year with Michael Fassbender set to star in an Assassin’s Creed movie. Usually, this kind of thing crops up in April, but I checked the calendar and it doesn’t seem to be a Fools’ prank (I’ve still not forgiven IGN for the Zelda Trailer, although Nintendo have said they want to make one). I’m always dubious about video games being made into live action films – Tomb Raider, for instance, wasn’t great; Resident Evil only got worse and don’t even get me started on Need for Speed. However, Prince of Persia was okay and I can see a lot of similarities between these two franchises, so maybe it will be okay?
There’s no trailers yet (I don’t think filming has even started), but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information.

Syndicate Trailer

While we’re on the Assassin’s Creed theme, there are a whole bunch of new trailers for Syndicate knocking about. I know what I want for Christmas!

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Happy Tuesday! This week’s track is Snow’s Theme from 2010’s Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, composed by Masashi Hamauzu.


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EU Release Date: Aug 21, 2015 (for Steam)

Cover ArtIn Between is a puzzle-solving game driven by its story. The protagonist is a man dying from cancer – not a subject often touched on by video games. The game is currently available on Steam, but may be released for Android and iOS later in the year.
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One of my favourite games that I’ve never played is now available on iOS, I device that I don’t have. Costing £11.99, it will only work on the latest versions of the Apple devices and will cost you 4GB of your storage space.

It’s basically no different from the version you can get on Steam aside from an option that lets you disable enemy encounters that play no part in the story.

Still, if you’re a fan with an Apple device that can cope, you’ll be able to keep it in your pocket at all times.

Yet another trailer for you and this one looks creepy. Set in the 1940s with a strong film noir feel, Dollhouse follows detective Marie as she tries to discover who she really is. The greatest part of it all is that you decide. Discover memories along the way and choose which to keep and which to forget in order to define Marie’s personality and change the narrative. The game claims to create a horror feel through the use of suspense rather than jump scares (I remember when Resident Evil used to be like that), which would make a nice change from all the stuff thrown in your face by most ‘horror’ games, films and TV shows of recent times. (more…)

Welcome to the first Tuesday Tunes! Every week (or so), I’m going to bring you a track from a game soundtrack that I think is brilliant and everyone should hear, whether they’ve played the game or not. This week’s track is Grandma from 2010’s NieR Gestalt & Replicant Original Soundtrack, composed by Keiichi Okabe and performed by Emi Evans.


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If the music in this game is anything like the music in the trailer, this one is going to be a killer. From Gentlymad and Headup Games, In Between in the story of a man dying from cancer — the happy ending of a man dying of cancer.It’s a puzzle-solving game at heart where you must use gravity to guide the man through a series of mazes and obstacles. Along the way, you will uncover the man’s story and struggle for existence. Due for release on August 21st (this Friday), In Between will be available for PC, Mac and Linux through Steam (and other stores).