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When BioShock Infinite was released back in 2013, little did we know that it would be the last game in the series for a while. Fans looking forward to a follow-up have been waiting patiently, but it seems that reports over the weekend have started picking up traction, pointing to some leaks and corroborated information that will get fans excited. Details of the said leak point to a video from Colin Moriarty from his Sacred Symbols podcast (paid content), saying that BioShock Isolation, codenamed “Parkside”, will be set in a fictional Antarctic city in the 1960s called Borealis. It is being developed by Cloud Chamber, who was hiring for a senior writer back in April. BioShock creator Ken Levine is reportedly not involved with the new BioShock project. However, Levine’s new studio Ghost Story Games and its debut game has been picked up by publisher Take-Two interactive, which is described…

If you’re one of the lucky few to own a PlayStation 5, Congratulations! Despite being elusive, it is fantastic on all accounts, especially with the promise of more games like Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok next year. But don’t let me bore you, we have an entire review for the system if you still need convincing. For the most part, the PS5 has hit the ground running with some great launch titles followed up with some fantastic console exclusives that have been part of our Best of 2021 lists, so why not reward yourself or the gamer in your life this holiday season with some games and accessories? The PS5 won’t run by itself, and its power shouldn’t be wasted on just Youtube and binge-watching Netflix shows. Here are some of our PlayStation 5 picks for your Holiday shopping! PlayStation 5 Holiday Buyers Guide – Games Marvel’s…

Itching to jump back in The Ascent? Curve Games and Neon Giant has launched its first bit of paid content in the form of the CyberSec DLC pack. With two new weapons, a new tactical, four new pieces of armor, and four new animated weapon skins from CyberSec Mega – the largest mil-tech manufacturer and main supplier of CorpSec – time to go back to Veles and make some noise! The Ascent CyberSec DLC pack The Ascent CyberSec DLC pack includes the following items: Newt MGL grenade launcherRecoil ballistic burst rifleThe 4-piece Boomblock armor setA tactical lethal cluster grenade – GR00P Cluster GrenadeFour new animated weapon skins: Hypno 01, Hypno 02, Blue Digital, and Red Digital. Also going live today is the free patch #5, which introduces the Transmog feature where you can match the visual style of your Indent by paying a small fee. Now you can bring your…

Fights in Tight Spaces is a deck builder roguelite from developers Ground Shatter that takes the Hitman concept and puts it through Slay The Spire’s mechanics, resulting in an odd yet fun combination. You play as Agent 11 of Section Eleven looking to take on different criminal organizations from street gangs to the Mafia’s upper echelon. You’re one man versus an army of henchmen and gang bosses, and if you play your cards right you’ll fight your way to the top. Check the barcode at the back of his neck Fights in Tight Spaces is quite interesting to say the least, and whether you’re on Game Pass or not, there’s a free trial for that game you can try out. If you like the game, you can pre-order it for $19.99 USD. After trying the game out for two hours, I gotta say, I’m really tempted to buy the game.…

Another year is about to end which means that our December 2021 Game Releases are set to fill the month with enough games to bring us into the new year. 2021 was a year filled with delays and setbacks but has delivered some strong entries throughout the year from Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Forza Horizon 5 to name a few. Arguably the biggest game releasing this month is the cherry on top for Xbox, which is Halo Infinite. Master Chief is back after being delayed for quite a bit but if the technical tests are any indication, then this may be another masterpiece in the making. Other titles to close out the month are Danganronpa Decandence, Solar Ash, and Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach. Without further ado, here are your December 2021 Game Releases! December 2021 Game Releases Solar Ash https://youtu.be/oZyKrjHscMc Release Date: December 2, 2021Platform:…

The 39th Golden Joystick Awards just happened and was hosted by Nolan North and Emily Rose. Dubbed as “Celebrating 50 Years of Games”, the awards night highlights how far the gaming medium has come featuring popular game themes for the last 50 years. A big part of the show is the culmination of all of the votes over the past few weeks that would celebrate the best games of 2021 according to the fans. Resident Evil Village wins HUGE in this event bagging the Ultimate Game of the Year, Playstation Game of the Year, Best Audio, and Maggie Robertson winning Best Performance as Lady Dimitrescu. Also, Capcom bags the best studio of the year award as well. The Golden Joystick Awards is also full of brand new world premieres and announcements, which we will include on the list below alongside our list of winners and their nominees per award. So…

Before We Leave Review Civilization-style real-time strategy games can be a stressful but fulfilling affair. As the genre continues to expand and improve, titles that revolve around the “god”-like observer system have gone in and out of our consciousness, with only a few titles here and there. Before We Leave is a quirky strategy/4X title from Team 17 (publishers of the equally fun and quirky Greak: Memories of Azur). An interplanetary disaster forces the sentient civilization, The Peeps, to live underground. Generations pass, and when they finally emerge from their hiding places, they find their civilization has reverted back to the Stone Age. Quickly learning from the civilization that came before, The Peeps retroactively engineer this knowledge and eventually find a way to emigrate from their respective planets. Entry-level Civilization Before We Leave is a curious, family-friendly game that serves as an entry point to this genre, something I would…

The Legend of Tianding Review Almost every culture has a Robin Hood legend amongst their national heroes, and The Legend of Tianding courtesy of Neon Doctrine (publishers of Filipino-developed platformer Jack Axe) tells a story of the titular character Liao Tianding and his quest to mete out justice in Japan-occupied Taiwan at the end of the 19th century. Just like the English legend, Liao Tianding is the people’s champion who’s a scourge to the Japanese occupants as well as the local ruffians and warlords who’ve taken advantage of their position. The Robin Hood legend plays out quite well (even used in the actual translation of the text), where he steals from the oppressors and gives it back to the oppressed. Unfortunately, Tianding has learned about his curse that at the end of the year, he will lose his life. Coincidentally, the Japanese police chief has been replaced by an infamous…

For those wanting more Bloodborne in their diet, be on the lookout for Thymesia coming out next year for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC in 2022. From Team 17 and OverBorder Studio, Thymesia sends the player to a hauntingly beautiful and punishing world where we’ll follow Corvus, a half-human and half-raven adventurer as he tries to piece together his lost memories. Featuring punishing combat, the game boasts a Mortal Shell atmosphere, but following a much closer aesthetic to Bloodborne as the combat appears focused on speed, agility, and juggling combos over the slow and calculated strikes based on a Dark Souls paradigm. Some of the key gameplay features include weaponizing diseases from enemies and wielding them as deadly weapons to take on the extremely hostile and challenging mutated enemies along the way. With many ways to customize Corvus’ abilities and builds, replay value seems high as you traverse through…

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Review With Grand Theft Auto VI still years away and Grand Theft Auto V (again) for the PS5 and Xbox Series not being available until 2022, Rockstar excited fans with a surprise announcement of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The excitement over this compilation is definitely understandable, as it contains some of the best in the series, with Vice City and San Andreas still being held in very high regard up to this day. With a hefty price tag placed on the collection along with preventing us to purchase single games from the series, it feels a little steep to invest in the full collection. Titles like the Mass Effect Legendary Collection is a standard to aim for in terms of releasing a beloved trilogy, so we’ll see if Rockstar can do just the same. Cyberpunk 2077…

Calling all future Pokemon Champions, Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 has been announced! Featuring casual and fun tournaments available for each region to enjoy ranging from the trading card game, Pokemon Go, and other titles still unreleased. So far, only Pokemon Go and Pokemon Trading Card Game have a definite tournament schedule. For Pokemon Shining Pearl/Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Legends: Arceus, no details have been added yet so stay tuned on the page for future events. Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 Schedule Pokemon Go’s schedule has been revealed and it happens on November 26 and December 3 in the Philippines, with the regional finals happening on December 18. If you are interested, you may register here and for the rulebook, you may also check it here. Pokemon Trading Card Game’s qualifiers for the Philippines happens on January 12-14, 2022, with the regional finals happening on February 12-13, 2022. Registration will…

Here’s a piece of good news: Previously delayed indie brawler Sifu now receives a new release date of February 8, 2022. The originally announced release date used to be February 22nd, and in this time where delays have been the norm, this is quite a pleasant surprise. It is also a wise move, steering clear of Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West because that was just a death wish waiting to happen. According to the developers Sloclap, “We have made good progress on getting our game ship-ready and we are excited to be able to launch Sifu two weeks earlier than anticipated. To celebrate, we have prepared two brand-new gameplay videos that will be revealed today.” Along with the new release date is a video explaining the Aging and Combat mechanics. You can watch them both below: https://youtu.be/NVBDTVaychw https://youtu.be/ag0_j-QBhg8 As seen previously in trailers that came before, Sifu is a…

It’s that time of the year again where we showcase the best that gaming has to offer for 2021. The Game Awards is happening in less than a month and the nominees have already been announced on their website and also during a special live stream by none other than the man himself, Geoff Keighley. In case you just want to see who the nominees for The Game Awards are, check out the whole list below: The Game Awards 2021 Nominees Game of the Year Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)Metroid Dread (Mercury Steam/Nintendo)Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (SIE/Insomniac Games)Resident Evil Village (Capcom) Best Game Direction Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)Returnal (Housemarque/SIE)Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (SIE/Insomniac Games) Best Narrative Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine/Square Enix)Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox…

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Review Sherlock Holmes Chapter One ranks high on my list of most anticipated titles for this month, but I still approached it with some optimistic caution and kept my expectations low. The game is coming from Frogwares, the same devs that brought out The Sinking City, one of my guiltiest pleasures of recent years. It had a fantastic detective interface (next to Disco Elysium) but also has the jankiest of combat interfaces. Sherlock Holmes Chapter One biggest draw is its intricate detective work with the colonial world’s greatest detective. I was sold on the fact that I can solve several cases around the given city-state, Cordona. And given that the current style of any detective game is to solve that one big mystery while surrounded by side and supplementary cases, I couldn’t wait to dig in. Sherlock Holmes Chapter One follows the story of a young…

Forza Horizon 5 Review After an excruciatingly long wait, the first of Xbox’s 1-2 punch to close out 2021 is finally here. Judging from gameplay videos alone, Forza Horizon 5 gives off seriously big “too good to be true” vibes, with how majestic everything in the game looks and feels. Upon seeing and playing it first hand, Forza’s Mexico left us speechless in its visual wonder of how far gaming has come. Taking cues from Forza Horizon 4’s intro, Forza Horizon 5 does away with the shifting seasons and goes full-on Fast and the Furious treatment by airdropping vehicles across four different terrain types through the diverse landscape of Mexico ranging the cross country jungle, city driving, and even the outskirts of the La Gran Caldera volcano. Forza Horizon 5 is not just an exceedingly beautiful game but also boasts the festival spirit the open-world racer embodies as you bask…