A Fascinating Co-Op Narrative

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A Fascinating Co-Op Narrative

A Way Out was announced kind of cryptically at an Electronic Arts press conference, a quick clip of two silhouetted figures riding in a boxcar and looking up at the stars, setting the tone more than offering any details. All that was known then was that the new title was from the people that created 2013's Brothers. As time passed, director Josef Fares and his studio Hazelight have been proactive in wanting people to know what they're getting with A Way Out ahead of its release later this month.

I got a chance to play A Way Out with Fares as my co-op partner at Electronic Arts' headquarters. After shaking hands and picking up controllers, we sat down and Fares leaned from his chair to mine to ask  "This is f---ing stupid, you know?" He looked at the Electronics Art representative we were sitting with. "I already know how to play this game, so he's not getting the full experience."

This more or less set the tone for playing the game with Fares as he explained A Way Out to me through different chapters.

Get Your Diploma For Saving The World In Super Daryl Deluxe

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Get Your Diploma For Saving The World In Super Daryl Deluxe

Super Daryl Deluxe was originally unveiled as a Kickstarter project that surpassed its $5,000 funding goal with $7,861 back in 2014. While the two-man team of Dan & Gary Games have had their work cut out for them for the past few years, they're almost ready to unleash Super Daryl Deluxe on the world this coming spring.

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, co-founder Dan Plate labels the game as an "RPGvania with brawler-style combat." It follows the new kid on the block, Daryl Whitelaw, as he awkwardly becomes embroiled in saving his high school from multi-dimensional foes. One of the most appealing parts of Super Daryl Deluxe is how players can unlock up to 46 abilities that can be earned by exploring the world, completing side quests, and bought off "Trenchcot Kids."

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The Park Is In Your Hands

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The Park Is In Your Hands

Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced that pre-registration for its upcoming mobile game Westworld is now open. Based on the hit HBO show, Westworld will bring the power to control every aspect of the western-themed sci-fi park into your hands.

In the mobile game, players are thrust into the role of a new Delos employee and are given access to the Delos Park Training Simulation. The DPTS gives the new trainee access to all functions of the Westworld park, including the creation and maintenance of the A.I. hosts and pairing those hosts to satisfy every desire of the park's guests.

“This game is an opportunity to give mobile gamers a fresh and exciting way to interact with the engrossing themes and enigmatic narrative explored by the Westworld series," said Jonathan Knight, vice president and studio head at WB Games San Francisco. “We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the game to develop their own unique strategy to orchestrate and explore the perfect park experience.”

The Frost Sets In This April

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The Frost Sets In This April

11 Bit Studio, the developer behind the deeply moving and heartbreaking This War Of Mine, is back at it again with the survival genre in Frostpunk.This time, however, 11 Bit is taking on city-building, with you trying to keep a ragtag civilization alive in the biting cold.

If making tough decisions (like enforcing child labor to boost your city's survival rate) is your kind of thing, you won't have to wait long for Frostpunk. The game is out on April 24.

You can watch the trailer, featuring a Johnny Cash tune, below.

A Bizarre, Unsettling Game About Crowds

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A Bizarre, Unsettling Game About Crowds

Masses of people, similar to crowds you find in metropolitan subway stations, walk forever forward. They traverse through pristine, tile floored areas, where giant falling cubes may block their way. Sometimes other humans kill them. This is the premise of a trailer showing off Humanity, an upcoming game billed as a "crowd action game" by Japanese developer tha ltd.

It's unclear exactly what the objective of the game is, but from the trailer, it looks like you attempt to guide massive crowds through different places. With an unsettling narrator talking about what it means to be human and the overall aesthetics, Humanity looks to be an unsettling but intriguing game.

Take a look for yourself at the trailer below.

How Do You Play It, And How Will You Pay For It?

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How Do You Play It, And How Will You Pay For It?

After watching several rounds of Valve’s new card game, Artifact, and playing a couple of my own, I don’t think it’s a stretch to call it the Dota 2 of card games. Designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, Artifact is, like Dota, intimidating at first. Between three separate battlefields with separate health pools and positions, ten total heroes with different color-coded affinities, and, outside the game, a reevaluation of how Valve views its market economies, Artifact is hard to wrap your head around. But that’s how I felt about Dota 2 when I first started playing it, and over 3,000 hours later it’s one my favorite games of all time. Does Artifact stack up?

A Game Across Three LanesArtifact is dense, and the best way to explain it is probably to just walk you through a match. I wasn’t able to mess around with the deck-building aspect of Artifact during our play session (which is probably for the best, since I would have had no idea what I was building anyway), and instead played two rounds using pre-built decks. The minimum card count is 40, though you can have as many cards in your deck as you want. 

Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

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Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

State of Decay 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the zombie-survival game from last generation, now has a release date of May 22 in two separate versions, according to IGN.

The game comes in a standard edition, priced at $29.99, and an Ultimate edition at $49.99. The Ultimate edition allows players to access the game early on May 18 and includes the original game, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, on Xbox One and State of Decay 2 DLC packs Independence and Daybreak, which have TBD release dates.

Microsoft got behind State of Decay after the first game made a huge splash on Xbox Live Arcade. The new game runs on Unreal Engine 4, switching from the first game's CryEngine. You can check out the game's trailer from last E3 below.

Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

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Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

State of Decay 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the zombie-survival game from last generation, now has a release date of May 22 in two separate versions, according to IGN.

The game comes in a standard edition, priced at $29.99, and an Ultimate edition at $49.99. The Ultimate edition allows players to access the game early on May 18 and includes the original game, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, on Xbox One and State of Decay 2 DLC packs Independence and Daybreak, which have TBD release dates.

Microsoft got behind State of Decay after the first game made a huge splash on Xbox Live Arcade. The new game runs on Unreal Engine 4, switching from the first game's CryEngine. You can check out the game's trailer from last E3 below.

See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

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See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

Deck Nine Games wraps up their run on Life is Strange with Farewell, the final episode in the prequel series Before the Storm.

The episode, which comes out today, takes the prequel even further back, when Chloe and Max were only kids. The bonus episode, which is exclusive to the Deluxe edition of Before the Storm, covers the period of time where Max leaves Chloe to move to Washington and how the two don't really reconnect until Life is Strange.

Check out the trailer for Farewell below.

See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

about X hours ago from
See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

Deck Nine Games wraps up their run on Life is Strange with Farewell, the final episode in the prequel series Before the Storm.

The episode, which comes out today, takes the prequel even further back, when Chloe and Max were only kids. The bonus episode, which is exclusive to the Deluxe edition of Before the Storm, covers the period of time where Max leaves Chloe to move to Washington and how the two don't really reconnect until Life is Strange.

Check out the trailer for Farewell below.