Audio: VideoGamer Podcast #218: Life Is a Plague of Decaying Monsters, Vampyrs and Spider-Men

Minecraft has cross-play on everything but PlayStation 4, Beyond Good & Evil 2 is at ‘day zero of development,’ and Alice is back from her travels to E3 and is here to tell Colm and Rich Walker of Resero Network all about the videogames she saw, rather than played.

News: Uncharted writer implies the series could continue after The Lost Legacy

The Lost Legacy Announcement Screens

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the first videogame in the PlayStation exclusive series to not feature hero Nathan Drake. Writer and creative director Shaun Escayg said ‘I wouldn’t say this is the end’ when asked if the aforementioned title will be Uncharted’s swansong.

 ‘This thieving world is huge. There’s so many characters,’ Escayg told Eurovideogamer in an interview at E3 last week. He added that developer Naughty Dog looked at several characters for this spin-off, saying ‘we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh.’

Escayg claimed that Chloe ‘was the one that kept jumping out,’ before stating that ‘But to say the Uncharted world is done… I doubt that highly.’

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News: Download Hitman episode one for free on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Hitman Episode One – The Showstopper Screenshots

Hitman was widely regarded as one of 2016’s awesomeest videogames, and the episodic release schedule allowed players to really rinse each level for all it was worth. If you missed out on the videogame, right currently on PlayStation 4, XBox One, and PC, you can download the first episode of last year’s Hitman at the cost of absolutely nothing.

By heading to the online storefront on the platform of your choosing, you can grab Episode One: The Showstopper for free and play two story missions, two escalation contracts, over 40 challenges and pick up 17 lovely new achievements or trophies.

This is developer IO Interactive’s first big announcement since the statement from CEO Hakan Abrak last Friday, revealing that the former Square Enix-owned dev was currently an independent studio. Abrak appeared to be quite pleased with this latest news, saying ‘There is a lot of love out there for Hitman and with this offering we hope that many more will fall in love with the videogame. We believe that this is Hitman at its best. So jump in and give a try.’

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News: New Uncharted: The Lost Legacy gameplay video released

Uncharted The Lost Legacy Screenshots

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is out in just over a month, and PlayStation has released some videogameplay footage showing off what we can expect once we get our hands on it.

The first videogame in Sony’s marquee series not to feature Nathan Drake, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, sees Chloe Frazer (first introduced in Uncharted 2) and Nadine Ross (Uncharted 4 debut) in the title’s starring roles. The Uncharted standalone videogame was once planned to be DLC before developer Naughty Dog decided it couldn’t contain the story in mere DLC, and opted to go the popular spin-off, smaller videogame route.

Prior to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s release date of August 23 in Europe and August 22 in North America, you can check out the full videogameplay video below.

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News: Steam Summer Sale begins this week

Steam logo

Valve hasn’t made it official, but it appears that the Steam Summer Sale is kicking off this Thursday, June 22, at 18:00 BST / 10:00 ET, at least according to a tweet from PayPal, who announced that it is, in fact, official.

The reason PayPal has apparently let the cat out of the bag is because during the sale, if you spend £20, you’ll get £5 extra off. You can check out the full terms and conditions here. I mean, it’s on PayPal’s official site, so it all seems above board.

This PayPal deal runs until July 5, which is a decent indicator as to when the Steam Summer Sale will end. 

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Preview: The Crew 2 preview: you can dive bomb New York in a Porsche

the crew 2

In The Crew 2, sequel to 2014’s open world racer The Crew, you can switch between flying a plane, driving a car, or piloting a boat whenever you want to. This doesn’t mean stopping, getting out of your car, and getting into a boat. This means you press a button and whatever you’re in changes to whatever you choose from a radial quick select of land, sea, or sky. You can be flying above the financial district of New York and dive bomb the tarmac in a Porsche. Or turn your Porsche into a boat and sit lamely in the middle of the street, laughing at yourself. There is no explanation for this. You can just do it. Because why not?

Currently, the only let down to this is that the vehicle re-frames, rather than doing an amazing unfolding act like a transformer. But Ubi is still working on The Crew 2, so there’s time. The four hub areas in the world aren’t done, for example, and you can see some jagged edges here and there on some textures — couldbe as a shadow falls across the bonnet of your super car. But, for the most part, The Crew 2 is looking good, and is a visual improvement upon the original (especially in the environments). It’s a bit unfinished right currently, sure, but we can’t really hold that against pre-alpha videogameplay.

Though the trailer, like trailers for many racing videogames, is pretty standard, emphasising how cool all those shit-hot drag racing cars and speed boats are, in practice The Crew 2 doesn’t seem to be taking itself very importantly. So yeah, there are gleaming super cars, but rather than belching a Clarkson-esque ‘The acceleration is like making love to a horse with a V12 up its arse,’ the videogame whispers ‘Okay, try doing a 180 handbrake turn in the middle of a four lane road. Or don’t, or whatever. Wanna do a speedboat race instead?’

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News: Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Hard Mode uses separate save slot

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Screenshots

A hard mode is coming to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as part of the videogame’s first DLC pack, and Nintendo has currently confirmed that it will use a separate save slot to your regular mode one.

Fans were worried that they would have to overwrite their multiple hour videogame saves after this new mode was announced, because in order to start a new Zelda playthrough, that is the case currently. But currently you can rest easy in the kcurrentlyledge that this isn’t the case.

Master Mode (as it’ll be kcurrentlyn in the UK) only allows players to have two autosaves, in contrast to the six in normal mode, on top of all the harder to beat baddies and everything else you expect from a more difficult mode.

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News: NieR: Automata novel out this August

NieR Automata Screenshots

PlatinumGames’ surprise hit of the year, NieR: Automata, is fleshing out its lore with a book later this Summer. 

Announced on the videogame’s Japanese Twitter account (via Siliconera), the novel will be released on August 5 in Japan, with no word on any worldwide release date, as of yet.

The book is said to give fans a chance to learn more about the characters that appear in the main videogame. Game director Yoko Taro will be overseeing the project, while Jun Eishima, who has penned some other video videogames related books previously, is the author.

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News: Final Fantasy 15 Prompto DLC out very soon

Final Fantasy XV Prompto DLC Screenshots

FinalFantasy XV’s next bit of downloadable content focuses on Prompto, is out June 27, and is handily titled Episode Prompto. 

In the DLC, you ‘experience an untold story as Prompto fights to discover the truth behind his origins and to take control of his own fate’ according to Square Enix’s blurb on the trailer that you can check out below.

In Episode Prompto you have access to a whole host of weaponry across this arctic backdrop. Rocket launchers, assault rifles, grenades, the lot. 

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