Jackbox Games Announces Kickstarter For New Party Game

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Jackbox Games, the developers of last year’s popular Jackbox Party Pack set of party games, has announced a new game called Quiplash.

The concept behind Quiplash is simple: two players answer a question, and the rest of the party proceeds to vote on which answer they like best. It’s a little more than just another addition to Jackbox Games’ growing list of party games, however. 

Fibbage and Drawful ended up being popular among Twitch streamers for their ability to create interactive streams, and Jackbox Games plans to better support that segment of their community via Quiplash.

EA Sports Debuts Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

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EA Sports Debuts Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

After taking a year off, EA Sports and developer EA Tiburon are back with their first new-gen PGA Tour title and a new cover star. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is set to come out in June on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We talked to a couple of the developers at the studio about what we can expect from this year's title and its superstar golfer, and don't miss the game's first gameplay trailer featuring Rory.

Designer Justin Patel and art director Peyton Duncan talked to us about Rory's involvement with the game and its new visual engine (Battlefield's Frostbite 3) via email.

How did you guys decide on Rory as the cover star?Rory is truly an incredible talent and we're so happy that he's becoming such an integral part of the game. When you think of young players who really represent the future of the sport he's right at the top of the list. He's the type of player where if you're walking past a TV and a tournament is on as soon as you hear the announcers talk about him or see him getting ready to take a shot, you'll stop and watch no matter what you were doing before.

Five Things We Know From Playing Lego Jurassic World

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Five Things We Know From Playing Lego Jurassic World

The announcement of Lego Jurassic World was good news for families, mine included. Traveller's Tales' Lego games have been a co-op fixture at my house since my kids were old (and interested) enough to pick up controllers. Like most kids, my children happen to be obsessed with dinosaurs, too. We've watched a lot of dinocentric movies and TV shows over the years, and they've ranged from being pretty OK to unbelievably terrible. Jurassic Park is one of the best dinosaur movies around, but my sons are way too young to watch it. Lego Jurassic World will let us experience the stories of those movies, but without quite as many scares. I played it recently, and I've got five things that Lego fans should know about the game.

One quick note: Despite the game’s title, Lego Jurassic World doesn’t just feature the events from the upcoming film. That’s included, as well as the previous three movies. There are five levels for each of the four movies, as well as a pair of hub worlds.

Friday The 13th’s Jason Voorhees Guest Starring In Mortal Kombat X

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Friday The 13th’s Jason Voorhees Guest Starring In Mortal Kombat X

How fortunate for Warner Bros. that March 13th falls on a Friday. The publisher has announced one of the guest characters for Mortal Kombat X along with additional details about the title’s season pass.

Another horror icon is joining the Mortal Kombat franchise. The last title included Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddy Krueger. Mortal Kombat X will welcome the terror of Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees.

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Meet The Cars You’ll Drive In The Free Forza Fast And The Furious Mashup

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Last month, Microsoft announced a partnership with Universal to combine Forza and Fast and the Furious 7. The free, standalone expansion is coming soon, and you can now see what you’ll be driving.

The vehicles in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious include muscle cars, imports, and exotics. In the video below you’ll hear from Fast and the Furious car expert Dennis McCarthy about how he selects cars for the films and how they translate into the game.

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Interview With Skyshine Games On Creating The Post-Apocalyptic RPG

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Interview With Skyshine Games On Creating The Post-Apocalyptic RPG

Bedlam is an upcoming roguelike RPG from the small indie studio Skyshine Games. It boasts a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world filled with characters who have had a few too many cybernetic enhancements. Players create a crew and journey across the world of Bedlam in a large, grungy vehicle called a Dozer. The tactical gameplay is heavily inspired from The Banner Saga, but also holds some innovative, new mechanics of its own. 

Skyshine Games compares its Blitz Battle System to chess: every crew class has unique attack rules and movements. Resource management is also a major component, with meat, crude, and metal being critical supplies to keep your Dozer running and your passengers fed.  

To learn more about the game, we sat down with Skyshine Games’ Jeff Johnson, who gave us a deeper look into the world of Bedlam, and what we can expect from the game.  

Draw Upon Your Skills In Guild Of Dungeoneering

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When I was a young child and played my NES on a small, flickery CRT, I inevitably kept some things by my side. I always had the latest issue of Nintendo Power. I adored the colorful game manuals. I never, ever played without a sketch pad for notes.

This came in most handy when I was playing The Legend of Zelda. Hastily drawing dungeon maps was an important part of my formative gaming experiences.

Gambrinous’ Guild of Dungeoneering evokes those memories by making the map creation an integral part of the game. And it does so with a pencil-and-paper aesthetic that reminds me of my youth.

This Is The Japanese Bloodborne Launch Trailer

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This Is The Japanese Bloodborne Launch Trailer

This might be the Japanese version of the Bloodborne launch trailer, but you’re in luck. The voiceovers are in English and you can understand just how much trouble you’re in when the title launches.

From Software is moving its challenging gameplay from the dark fantasy setting of the Souls series to Victorian streets. Based on what we’re seeing in the video below, despite the change in setting, you’re still going to die quite a lot.

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Goat Simulator Heads To Xbox One And Xbox 360 In April

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Goat Simulator Heads To Xbox One And Xbox 360 In April

I have rarely seen my children giggle as much as they do when I lay on Goat Simulator’s “scream” button. If you aren’t a PC gamer or happened to miss the amusing title when it was released last year on April 1, you’ll have another chance soon.

Double11 has announced that the console version is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 some time in April. No specific date has been announced, but we wouldn’t be entirely surprised to see it show up on the one-year anniversary of the PC version.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 Cast Punches A Cactaur In Latest Trailer

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Final Fantasy Type-0 is a significant departure from what most fans expect from the long-running series. Thankfully, the monsters you’ll encounter (and command) are familiar enough to ground the experience.

In the latest trailer, you’ll see moogles, cactaurs, a behemoth, bombs, and more common Final Fantasy foes. Type-0 is a darker tale than many in the franchise, and the character design of even the cutest creatures evokes a more sinister feel.

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