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Steady your breathing and zero your scope as Sniper Elite 4 is coming to iPhone and iPad

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 1 week ago
Steady your breathing and zero your scope as Sniper Elite 4 is coming to iPhone and iPad

If your main concern when looking for a phone is gaming, then it is safe to say that Apple is making its mark in this sector. Bringing titles like Resident Evil 4 and Death Stranding to mobile is a big coup, and soon Rebellions’ Sniper Elite 4 will be joining that lineup. For those who don’t know Rebellion, they are one of the world's biggest independent video game developers, generally known for their shooters more than anything. They made the Zombie Army games, they popped out Strange Brigade a few years back which was briefly the game of the week, and, of course, the popular Sniper Elite series. Sniper Elite 4 places you in the midst of World War Two, in idyllic Italy in 194…

Marvel Snap invites a little bit of chaos into matches with latest set

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Marvel Snap invites a little bit of chaos into matches with latest set

In order to win in any form of card game you need to have a pretty solid strategy, but it seems with the June 2024 season, Marvel Snap is trying to ruin everyone's well-thought-out plans. How, you ask? Well, one of the locations and two cards in this Celestial’s Finest set seem intent on injecting a lot of randomness into proceedings. Let's start with the low-cost cards. Thena is a two-cost/one power who gains plus three power each turn if you've played exactly two cards, pretty niche. The three/three Phastos will give each card in your deck either minus one cost or plus two Power which is nice for the price. Finally, after a turn, the three/three Makkari will run from your hand to a…

Boxing Star gets an upgrade with what could be a game-changing buff system

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Boxing Star gets an upgrade with what could be a game-changing buff system

Thumbage Co has announced that their sports simulator, Boxing Star, has received a few new updates. Promising pugilists are now able to train for some new buffs, repair equipment for nearly nothing, and even receive some neat gifts for simply showing up. Not a bad time to get into the ring. Getting right into the update that caught my eye the most; the Sparring System. You will now to able to undertake some training to gain buffs for both attack and defence characters. These will last for a set amount of time, and undergoing any form of sparring when this is active will cause it to be replaced, so no stacking. This does open up the game to quite a big degree and there are now a multitude o…

Capcom announces pre-registration for Monster Hunter Puzzles Felyne Isles

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Capcom announces pre-registration for Monster Hunter Puzzles Felyne Isles

Back in the Nintendo 64 days, there was a puzzler called Pokemon Puzzle League, a fun romp through Kanto with a Tetris flavour. It was enjoyable, but the market is now oversaturated with IPs just cramming their own characters into puzzle games with zero meaningful mechanical changes, it's getting old. And now, thanks to the upcoming Monster Hunter Puzzles Felyne Isles, Capcom is adding another to the bloated pile. Felyne Isles follows the tale of one of Monster Hunter's adorable catty critters, the Felynes. Through the use of the classic match-3 mechanics, you will need to, you guessed it, make matches to clear the board. Combine the right things and you will find yourself surrounded by exp…

Warframe's final devstream before TennoCon delivers on the new Mission Type and character

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Warframe's final devstream before TennoCon delivers on the new Mission Type and character

TennoCon, Valhalla for all things Warframe, is coming up fast and Digital Extremes have recently released their last Devstream before the hallowed event. We got a new look at Warframe Jade’s upcoming abilities, the new mission type Ascension, and a breakdown of what to expect at the con. Jade is sitting firmly in the support camp of Warframes, requiring quite a high level of skill to play well. There is always a lot of action to track. She can sing a solo to buff damage or shield regen, inflict slow on foes, or unleash some heals. And, if you get too annoyed with enemies, unleash her ultimate to take to the skies and rain down holy hell. For those excited for a new mission type, we g…

Blue Archive goes supersonic with the release of two powerful new recruits

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Blue Archive goes supersonic with the release of two powerful new recruits

Blue Archive is ending the month strong with the release of its latest batch of main missions, along with two devastating new characters that might just be the cornerstone of your new team. There is also a new guide task to tackle, resulting in quite a few nice goodies just for some daily missions. Main Story Vol. 5 Hyakkaryouran Episode Chapter 1 Like the Flower That Wishes to Bloom, one of the longest mission designations in history, comprises of 13 new missions, making up the second half of the current narrative arc. Sensei manages to recruit some assistance in his pursuit of Yukari, who mysteriously disappeared earlier in the story. For the new characters, if you have a primarily Sonic…

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War celebrates its release by giving players an army right out of the gates

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War celebrates its release by giving players an army right out of the gates

I am pleased to say that after these many years of gaming, I still get that magical excited feeling when something I'm waiting impatiently for finally gets released. The feeling is back with The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War finally out now, and the launch comes with some insane rewards to collect. Northern War is set between Trails of Cold Steel II and III, following the viewpoint of Lavian Windlet. Together with recognisable characters like Rean Schwarzer and Alisa Reinford, you will learn the story behind the titular engagement and uncover a few unexpected truths along the way. Throw in the series Quartz mechanics, and some 3D-rendered S-Craft abilities, and we ar…

Zenless Zone Zero gets a release date after its final closed beta

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Zenless Zone Zero gets a release date after its final closed beta

We have just come out of the final closed beta for Zenless Zone Zero, and with the closing of this chapter comes some good news; we have a release date. After HoYoverse completes their finishing touches, we can jump into a new apocalypse from July 4th. As well as the announcement of the date, it was also confirmed that there will be both cross-progression and cross-play upon release, which you would expect from HoYo but it is nice to be certain. We can all continue our journeys in New Eridu across whatever device we have at hand. Set in a post-apocalyptic urban environment, Zenless Zone Zero centres on a world devastated by Hollows. There is one last bastion of humanity; New Eridu. To lear…

World of Warships: Legends pays respect to World War II with June events

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
World of Warships: Legends pays respect to World War II with June events

June 6th will mark 80 years since the D-Day landings in Normandy during World War II, a pivotal battle won by the Allies, but at a high cost. To mark this large-scale assault, World of Warships Legends is releasing quite a few events in June, with the chance to pick up a special ship complete with D-Day markings. To commemorate 80 years since D-Day there will be a suite of dedicated missions to complete. Get through these, and you will earn collectable cards with the history of the landing, the ships involved, and military decorations. Get them all and you can unlock the French Tier III battleship Courbet 1944, complete with a permanent D-Day camouflage. You can also find the Texas, Belfast…

Genshin Impact is making it a big two months with massive updates

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Genshin Impact is making it a big two months with massive updates

It’s going to be a big two months for Genshin Impact fans, as HoYo lays out their upcoming new version and a monthly challenge domain. An Everlasting Dream Intertwined will land June 5th, and bring new characters, more secrets about Khaenri'ah, and the return of Travelers and Dainsleif. After you have raced through this new story it will soon be July 1st, which brings the debut of the Imaginarium Theater, a hidden chamber in the Mondstadt Library. At this point, the Spiral Abyss will also switch to a monthly cycle, resetting on the 16th. The Theatre has a variety of modes restricted to characters of certain elements and a limit to how many times they can fight. As you battle you will…

Earn ungodly power thanks to to mountain of Summon Coupons available during Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds second Aniversary event

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Earn ungodly power thanks to to mountain of Summon Coupons available during Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds second Aniversary event

It has been two years since Netmarble released Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds, and they have since steadfastly refused to release a single new class. To celebrate its second anniversary, Netmarble will continue this stubborn path, instead releasing special missions, a new foot race, and the chance to net over two thousand coupons. Until June 19th you can strap on those running shoes and take part in the 2nd anniversary Foot Race Sagartha. Everyone will receive Reward Tickets four times a week through the mailbox and can cash them in for a scenic race across the ancient city of Sagartha. At the finish line, you can earn rewards like the Sparkling Heart, a five-star Tetro Puzzle Selection Pack, and…

Strive to survive in the unforgiving underground as Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York opens for pre-registration

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Strive to survive in the unforgiving underground as Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York opens for pre-registration

In most video games that include vampires, they are usually portrayed as incredibly strong combatants, but that’s often all we get to see. If you want to dive into the, loosely used, real narrative behind the curse, The Masquerade series does this with aplomb, and now you can pre-register for the next chapter in the saga, with Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York. First released as a tabletop game in 1991, it would be fair to assume The Masquerade series came to most people's attention in 2004 with Bloodlines. Yes, Redemption did win an award, but to this day Bloodlines has a mass following as a narrative masterpiece thanks to its exquisite look into the daily lives of vampi…

Black Desert Mobile makes you a black belt with the release of marital artist class Askeia

News By Shaun Walton, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Black Desert Mobile makes you a black belt with the release of marital artist class Askeia

I am sure that most gamers, myself included, have their preferred classes to play in each genre; snipers in shooters, dual blades in fantasy, and stealth archers in Skyrim. That doesn’t mean we can’t branch out though, and Black Desert Mobile is giving you the perfect opportunity thanks to the new Askeia class. In a world of magic and blades, sometimes the most effective method of combat is a good old punch straight to the honker. Askeia takes this a step further, augmenting their natural martial prowess with a Blast gauntlet, allowing for rapid movement and rocket-propelled blows to leave foes reeling. Thanks to the Martial Spirit passive skill, Askeia gains increased skill da…

Reverse: 1999 has a big month planned with the latest version on a half-year anniversary happening in June

News By Shaun Walton, 2 months ago
Reverse: 1999 has a big month planned with the latest version on a half-year anniversary happening in June

Players of Reverse: 1999 are going to have their hands full next month, as Version 1.6 drops on May 30th, and Bluepoch prepares to celebrate its RPGs’ six-month anniversary. New game modes have been announced, as well as a new character and a few free goodies, including 20 Unilogs in the Treasure in the Ancient City sign-in event. Unfortunately, Version 1.6 will also introduce Reverses’ first limited character in the shape of six-star Jiu Niangzi. The wording suggests if you miss them in this Till the Last Drop banner, you're going to have to wait about a year, which is one of the more unsavoury Gacha practices. In more positive summoning news, the Revelation of the Water limit…

PUBG Models teams up with SSC North America to add a lot more speed to the battlefield

News By Shaun Walton, 2 months ago
PUBG Models teams up with SSC North America to add a lot more speed to the battlefield

Sometimes when you are in a firefight that just isn't going your way, the smart thing to do is just get out of there as quickly as possible. PUBG Mobile is assisting its players with just such a rapid egress thanks to their newest collaboration with renowned US hypercar manufacturer, SSC North America. Despite only being founded in 1999 as Shelby Supercars, after Jerold Shelby, SSC North America fast became a powerhouse in the hypercar world. The SSC Tuatara was officially clocked just short of the 300mph mark back in 2022, hitting 295, which should give you plenty of speed to loot that building and get away in style. Until July 9th you will be able to get your hands on two of SSC Noth Ame…