Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Coming this October

The excellent looking Shadow of Mordor is hitting next-gen consoles this October, as revealed by this new story trailer. Shadow of Mordor is an open-world action RPG which casts you as a ranger inhabited by a wraith. Sounds like fun. 

First-Person Survival Horror Adventure Draugen Announced for PC and Next-Gen

Draugen is a first-person survival horror adventure, set amongst the deep fjords and towering mountains of Norway’s awe-inspiring west coast. The game is a dark and disturbing journey into the pitch black heart of Norwegian national romanticism, as seen through the eyes of an American nature photographer, botanist and entomologist.

The Story


Inspired by Scandinavian literature, legends and fairytales, as well as Norse mythology and the Icelandic sagas — is set in the early 1920s, and delves into the deepest, darkest secrets of a remote fishing community where every single soul has mysteriously vanished.

As the player explores the tiny settlement, gathering clues and memories, and unearthing the truth behind a terrible tragedy, they will learn more about the history of the village and its inhabitants. And they will come to see that behind even the most innocent of facades lurks the potential for malice.

But there is more to this place than meets the eye.

From time to time, a woman in black can be spotted in the distance. Who is she, and what is her connection to this place? Who is the little girl singing broken lullabies as the sky begins to darken? And when night falls, and those last few, precious drops of kerosene in the lamp feed a fragile, flickering flame, what hides out there in the darkness and in the cold, black sea?
Discover the clues. Uncover the memories. Decipher the past. Survive the night.

Phil Spencer Named Xbox Boss
Perhaps the best move that Microsoft has made in some time, Phil Spencer has been named the new Head of Xbox. He will be leading the Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams including Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios into the future. This is a guy who loves gaming and had been responsible for some of the best first party published games on the Xbox platform; games like Gears of War, Crackdown, Lost Odyssey and Phantom Dust. This is great news for the future of the Xbox One. Now, how about getting us a new Phantom Dust on the Xbox One Phil?

Phil Spencer Named Xbox Boss

Perhaps the best move that Microsoft has made in some time, Phil Spencer has been named the new Head of Xbox. He will be leading the Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams including Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios into the future. This is a guy who loves gaming and had been responsible for some of the best first party published games on the Xbox platform; games like Gears of War, Crackdown, Lost Odyssey and Phantom Dust. This is great news for the future of the Xbox One. Now, how about getting us a new Phantom Dust on the Xbox One Phil?

Alien: Isolation Gets a Release Date
This October 7th you’ll be able to once again try your hand at a new Alien game, and if we’re lucky this one might actually be worth a damn. It certainly looks great, but we’ve all been tricked before. Call us cautiously optimistic. Alien: Isolation will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 

Alien: Isolation Gets a Release Date

This October 7th you’ll be able to once again try your hand at a new Alien game, and if we’re lucky this one might actually be worth a damn. It certainly looks great, but we’ve all been tricked before. Call us cautiously optimistic. Alien: Isolation will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 

Watch Dogs Q&A

Q. Are there day/night cycles in the game?

A. Yes, there is a real time day and night cycle. Time of day is not scripted.

Q. What weather systems can the player expect to experience?

A. We have a lot of different weather possibilities from sunny and calm, to stormy and rainy. Wind, rain, fog and clouds all have several degrees of intensity and are all systemic.

Q. How do you manage to ensure every NPC is unique?

A. Every NPC has unique qualities that distinguish him or her from others in the game. There are over 3000 character kits and an almost infinite amount of unique profiler possibilities.

Q. How many concurrent NPCs can there be?

A. The number of NPCs players can encounter at one time depends on a variety of factors like time of day and location. If it’s mid-day, then players will see more NPCs going about their busy lives. At night, we have fewer NPCs reflecting the patterns we see in the real world. The downtown core of Chicago is also a busier area with lots more citizens than a more industrial region, for example. Our main goal was to ensure that the world feels as alive as you’d expect in a major city like Chicago. And of course, the next gen consoles allow us to place more NPCs in the world than we’ve ever been able to do in current gen consoles.

So it’s hard to give specific numbers, but rest assured, the city will feel alive like players have never seen before with many unique NPCs populating the city.

Q. Can you hack absolutely every NPC in the game?

A. Yes, every NPC can be hacked. Based on their profile, a variety of hacks are possible. You can also hack elements in the world to influence the behaviour of NPC’s around.

Q. What different environments can the player expect?

A. Chicago is a rich and diverse city and we want the player to explore every inch of it There are 6 different districts in WD, all with really different looks, types of NPC’s and vibe.

Q. How many different vehicles can the player drive?

A. Over 75 different vehicles from bikes to compact, heavy, muscle, off road, SUV, luxury cars, or speed cars, all of them with their own realistic physics.

Q. How many difference hacks are available in the game?

A. Over 100 hacks.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate now on Steam

Whew, that’s one long title to a game. If you somehow missed out on Mirror of Fate on the 3DS or the old HD twins, now you can play it in glorious 1080p maxed out on your PC. Mirror of Fate will cost you $14.99. You can expect some footage of the PC version up later today as we take a look at it. 

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