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Tearaway Unfolded trailer

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We got to play this weekend a bit of this game as it was free in this month’s Playstation Plus games lineup and I gotta say I saw a lot of cool artistic elements in there and high content density. There was always something happening, some and the visuals had a charming folding story book style.  Thought I’d point to it for those attracted by the style. Bia Hawks?

Skyroads

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An old dos game that still stays in my mind with respect as not just it’s excellence for it’s times but also for taking a simple idea and sticking to it with polish and iteration and many levels.

Shelter 2

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Thanks to Player347 for his addition to the community list of top 5 games of 2016 I saw a couple that I never knew about, such as this one, which surprised me with the originality of it’s concept and treatment. What a great direction to experiment with. Hope it has the success to go higher budget & production values as I would love to see more nature “documentaries” in game form.

Artsygamer top 5 games of 2016

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A little late, but thought I’d post my top 5 games of 2016. It was a tough fight but the winners to me are:

1) Dying Light: The Following

2) Dishonored 2

3) Far Cry Primal

4) Dark Souls 3

5) Witcher 3 tied with Hitman

Obviously the choices are subjective though as to my reasons their respective reviews/impressions hopefully explain at least partly my choices. As an honourable mention I’d put in Layers of Fear, a game on a much lower budget but that still managed to impress.

Please leave your top 5 in the comments and I’ll edit-it in here in the post. (games of 2016 as in when you played them, even if they’re older)

————————— Firefish

1) Dark Souls 3
2) Dishonored 2 tie with Dying Light: The Following
3) Far Cry Primal
4) Uncharted 4
5) Hitman

————————— Jaco

1) Uncharted 4
2) Dark Souls 3
3) The Witcher 3
4) Ori and the blind forest
5) Inside

————————— P3tty

1) ARK Survival Evolved
2) Broforce
3) Firewatch
4) Sniper Elite V2
5) Dishonored

————————— Michi

1) Sherlock Holmes – The Devil’s Daughter
2) Uncharted 4
3) Shadows of Mordor
4) Dishonored
5) Tales of Monkey Island

————————— 47crows

1) Halo 2 for PC
2) Life is Strange
3) Hitman – Blood Money
4) Terraria
5) Brutal DOOM

————————— Bossti

1) DOOM
2) The Last Guardian
3) Mafia 3
4) Overwatch
5) Inside

————————— Player347

1) Teeworlds – timeless online 2D shooter, highly addictive
2) The Last Guardian
3) Waking Mars
4) FOTONICA – 1 button game, loads of fun
5) Shelter 2 – open world animal survival, mother lynx hunts and feeds baby lynxes

Jedi Outcast – The Movie

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A long time ago, in a galaxy still owned by Lucas….

The 2nd Death Star is destroyed, the Empire is crumbling (spoilers!). A couple of (no ordinary) mercenaries are sent to investigate a remote Imperial Remnant outpost. A menial task, at best… or is it?

Anyone who’s played Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (long title, huh?) remembers the story of the morally-grey, ex-Imperial Kyle Katarn, on his path to enlightenment (only because you can’t choose the dark side in this installment). What if some Australians took it upon themselves to bring the story to the big screens?

The group has disassembled the game’s assets and gave them a modern polish, using Unreal Engine 4 for the entirety of the project (shader, animation, dialogue, camera work etc.). Some assets (such as character animations) are lifted from the KOTOR games.

Apart from the new, modern look, the group has managed to create an “asset shuffler” of sorts, allowing for varied character outfits (Jedi Academy character creator-style).

Adobe’s VoCo is expected to be used for this, and for many such other projects.

It is currently not known when exactly the movie will be released, but, according to the team, “not this year”.

Titanic: Honor and Glory

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It is the year 1912, and you’ve somehow found your way aboard the largest man-made mobile structure on Earth.  Naturally, because it’s a plague-free couple of years, you find time to wander around the ship, bask in its beauty, and overall enjoy the view.

Oh, wait, all of this is about to be on the ocean floor in a matter of hours (spoiler alert).

The dedicated people at Vintage Digital Revival LLC are hard at work recreating the Titanic, down to every last watertight[citation heavily needed] bulkhead. Seriously.

The project is still in its infancy (the game engine seems to be at default settings based on some glitches caused by detail culling in UE4), and at this stage (much like Cameron’s “Titanic”) is devoid of characters. Gameplay should feature both a ship exploration mode, and a story mode.

It is estimated to be available for purchase somewhere in 2018, so sit tight.

There are 2 demos available for download on the developers’ website (alongside a beautiful gallery of in-game shots). The devs recommend having a whopping 8 GiB of system RAM, but it’s worth it.

Gothic 2 – 6 ways how to get into Khorinis

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A blast from the epic past!

Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis Special Edition (work in progress)

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Remember LucasArts and their cool point ‘n click video games? While all of them had an overall cool storyline and feel, this one stood out throughout the years. For some, it was the classic character and the puzzles you had to go though, for others, the otherworldly design of Atlantis.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is being (unofficially) fan remade by a 3rd party, featuring a modern-ish look and feel. Let’s hope all goes well and they don’t get the axe from Disney. Also, let’s hope for a Day of the Tentacle remake as well.

For more videos go here, and for updates, there’s a facebook page, and a developer’s twitter.

Star Wars – Knights of The Old Republic (Apeiron HD Remake)

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Are all these video game (and movie) reboots making you feel left out? Don’t worry! Chances are you’ve enjoyed the first two games set in The Old Republic times, and maybe even had a daydream about them being remade.

Dream no more; a small, independent team decided to step up, and treat KOTOR to a nice shine and polish, featuring modern models and shaders, and a first-person mode, among many other goodies.

Don’t forget to check their progress over here.

At the time of writing (August, 2016), Apeiron has not yet received a cease & desist. Good for them.

Theater of Nature [CoD: Ghosts]

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This portion of the game would’ve fit so perfectly inside a Last of Us game you’d think it was a copy-paste. I mean it as a compliment! Great work in mixing nature into the scene with retro architecture!

Old PC Aladdin & Lion King

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I still, even after so many years, have so much respect for what I played in my youth on PC, these two games in particular I found the artwork there amazing and still do.

Pachter is zbacck! (Gametrailers RIP)

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On the shocking news yesterday that Gametrailers is gone (wow, end of an era! My mental fake-reason is all the young inexperienced staff recently doing more and more couch talkshows instead of game footage) i found out a deelighful news: Pachter is back. I really missed him and to me it was the most interesting show Gameterailers had and they cut it to replace with ones i wasn’t interested in. Great to have somebody lucid enough to think about the numbers.

Dying Light: The Following

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Still playing it, but much much better game than i thought so far! It shockingly manages to be as good as the original while cutting in very tricky uncharted territory with the buggie.

To me the originalwas the best game of 2016, but now after playing some more (restarted, seems it doesn’t recognize old saves as same game) and parts of the expansion , maaan i gotta say i’d extend my judgement as best game of last 2 maybe 3 years. I just can’t stop with the praises. I mean it has to me the amazing environments and attention to environmental design of AC Rogue, the “you have to use your observation to figure out logical environment secrets” of Dishonored, open worldness of Gta 5, with just as good characters, the many quests of Oblivion, the eploration of Dark souls 1, the firstpersonanes of Halflife 2 (especially with the buggy vehicle stuf, which i normally hate in games but here i find it okay), and … well, i mean amaaazing stuff!! loooving it!

 

Father Gascoigne [Prepare to Cry]

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a tragic story in the tragic universe of Bloodborne

PS+ June 2015

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I’m quite happy about MGS. I was curious to give it another chance. I didn’t enjoy the last one since it was so crazy but still have fond memories of MGS3 so I was planning to give the new one a chance and this way I get to get a taster for free. Also the Call of Juarez looks interesting.

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