Apr 112014
 

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A common accusation when it comes to films is that the director just didn’t understand the source material. They just didn’t get what made it work, fully comprehend quite how to faithfully adapt certain ideas or even get some basics right. Michael Bay’s Transformers, Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla, Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, you can probably name quite a few. Well, now we have the penultimate video game example of this - Deus Ex: The Fall. The developers apparently understood none of the prior game’s successes, reasons for their acclaim or even the bare basics of how to create a successful game. The only reason it even resembles a true Deus Ex title is thanks to the sheer volume of assets reused from Human Revolution.
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Mar 262014
 

 

oddworld New Tasty LogoWe here at Paranerds are very excited for the new Oddworld game. Clearly we’ve mentioned that series many, many times. So after playing Stranger’s Wrath HD, and Munch’s Oddysee I’ve had this itch to play Abe’s Oddysee, but since the Oddworld: New ’n’ Tasty is coming out I wanted to make sure it was different  so that I don’t play the same game twice. I asked them over their official Twitter page.

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Mar 142014
 

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Looking like the unholy hybrid of Game of Thrones and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Spider Games’ Bound by Flame is an upcoming title which definitely merits a look. Revealed not too long ago and with both a trailer and press release covering the story and new details, this new release promises an epic fantasy saga with choices and side-quests galore.
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Feb 192014
 

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After some considerable silence after the initial blitz of trailers and the single greatest line in human history (“I’m coming for you, you Nazi f***ing spaceman!”) publicity for the upcoming Wolfenstein release slowed for quite some time. After that, Bethesda Softworks have now revealed not only the game’s release date but a very special pre-order bonus for the game. One which grants owners early Beta access for another upcoming installment for a beloved classic FPS series.
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Feb 122014
 

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In a recent announcement from Namco Bandai, buyers of certain editions of the game will be able to unlock the Black Armour Weapons Pack ahead of schedule. In the message it was stated that “fans who purchase the DARK SOULS™ II Black Armor Edition or the DARK SOULS II Collector’s Edition will receive an exclusive voucher* allowing players to unlock early use of weapons contained in the Black Armor Weapons Pack.”
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Jan 222014
 

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Despite their hit and miss nature when it comes to their games, Cyanide has an affinity when it comes to dark fantasy. Having adapted a number of tabletop titles in the past, including Games Workshop’s Blood Bowl, they’re similarly familiar with the more cartoonish or trope subverting side of fantasy games. As such, between the synopsis and screenshots the recent announced Styx: Master of Shadows sounds like something well worth looking into.
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