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Building the Towering Machines of Horizon Zero Dawn

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

With every glimpse of the far-future world of Horizon Zero Dawn that we’re given, the version of Earth that Guerrilla Games is busily creating becomes ever more intriguing. It’s a world where human evolution has been thrown back into a pre-historic era, while simultaneously thrust into a distant future where humans are no longer the dominant species.

Instead, a society of machines has risen up, at once both terrifyingly alien and strikingly familiar, mixing robotic, mechanized power with recognizably natural, organic animal features.

During a recent visit to Guerrilla HQ, we were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the machines that included a deep-dive into the very real evolution of the Shellwalker and an exclusive reveal of the Snapmaw — a huge, water based machine that bears more than a striking resembles to a giant crocodile.

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No Man’s Sky: 7 Ways to Start Your Adventure

Posted by on Aug 09, 2016


“What do you do in No Man’s Sky?” is a question that’s followed Hello Games’ ambitious space opus around ever since it was unveiled back in 2014. Truth is, it’s never been an easy proposition to explain; when there’s an entire galaxy to explore, how do you tell someone where to start?

You might already know that the goal is to make your way to the center of a galaxy full of unique, procedurally-generated planets, but it’s what happens on the way there that’s a mystery. Now, with about five hours game time behind me, it’s becoming clear that there’s a lot to do. As millions of travelers prepare to make their way into this vast, unknown universe, here are a few things that will help get your journey underway…

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Overwatch: 10 Things We Learned from the Beta

Posted by on May 10, 2016


If you spent the weekend playing the open beta for Blizzard’s new arena shooter Overwatch on PS4, there might have been a few surprises thrown your way.

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Hands on: Ninja Theory’s Hellblade on PS4

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015


Hellblade, Ninja Theory’s forthcoming third-person action game isn’t a title that shies away from tackling difficult subjects. A story told through the lens of Celtic warrior Senua’s faltering mental health, it’s testament to Ninja Theory’s vision that they’re creating a game that’s both progressive and honest – and as a recent hands-on play through demonstrated, an immensely entertaining, playable experience with a refreshing sense of freedom.

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The Division: Tense Multiplayer in the Dark Zone

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015

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First revealed at E3 2013, Tom Clancy’s The Division introduced us to a post-apocalyptic vision of New York City realized in jaw-dropping detail.

Bringing Ubisoft’s vision of a post-pandemic urban battleground to life isn’t a task that the development team are keen to rush, so at E3 2015 there were still plenty of details to be unveiled — and this year was the turn of the Dark Zone.

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Uncharted 4: Inside That E3 Demo

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015


If, like me, you were left speechless by the jaw-dropping intensity of the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End demo from our E3 2015 show, you’ll be desperate to hunt down more information like Nathan Drake looking for fortune and glory.

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Six Reasons to Step into the Arena of RIGS Mechanized Combat

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015


Onstage at E3 2015 this week, Andrew House introduced a high-octane, big-hitting new title coming exclusively to Project Morpheus: RIGS Mechanized Combat League.

Down on the show floor, we caught up with Piers and Tom from Guerrilla Cambridge to learn more about their lightning-fast and explosively fun new VR arena shooter – and why you’re going to want to grab a VR headset and step into the arena.

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Hands-on with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PS4

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014


Talion – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s central character – is a man holding a grudge , not to mention a very large sword. Having had his family murdered by Sauron’s armies, seeking vengeance on those who wronged him is set to become the driving force behind Monolith Games’ forthcoming Lord of the Rings spin-off when it launches on 30th September 2014 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

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