Codemasters announces GRID
, a fourth title in their automobile racing
series that borrows its name from the first installment, making it a reboot of
sorts. This is coming to PC and consoles in September. "GRID as a racing
franchise is revered by our community and we are delighted to bring it to the
current generation of consoles," said Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at
Codemasters. "The game offers so much variety and depth, from the number of
modern and classic cars through to the locations and race options. Renowned for
its handling, the game will appeal to all types of player, from casual drivers
who want a lean-in challenge, to sim drivers who want some serious fun." To
further enhance the game's realism, they're partnering with professional driver
Fernando Alonso as their race consultant. There's a pre-rendered
trailer on IGN
, and here are more details:
announced that one of its most loved franchises, GRID®, is making a long-awaited
return when it releases on September 13th 2019 on PlayStation®4 computer
entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X
and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam). The fourth game in the series, GRID delivers
intense wheel to wheel racing action, spanning four continents in some of the
world’s most famous city streets and race circuits. Choose cars from GT,
Touring, Stock, Muscle, Super-Modified and more, across race types including
Circuit, Street Racing, Ovals, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point and World Time Attack.
GRID strikes the perfect balance, offering risk and reward for every type of
racer. Handling is incredibly responsive with a learning curve that appeals to
both casual arcade gamers through to the core simulation racers. Progression is
rewarded through liveries, player cards, team mates, achievements and driving
accolades. AI drivers push the player to their limits to earn a place on the
podium and ultimate victory in the GRID World Series Championship. Realistic
damage can affect both the car’s performance and handling and too much contact
with the same racer will see them emerge as a nemesis who will stop at nothing
to get their revenge in the race.
Established as one of the best modern-day drivers across F1®, Endurance and
Stock Racing, Fernando Alonso has signed as a Race Consultant and appears
in-game. Players enter a series of events against some of Alonso’s Esports
driving team ‘FA Racing’, across multiple classes of racing before coming face
to face with the former World Champion in his infamous Renault R26 F1® car, in a
final showdown event.
A blog post
by George R.R. Martin
reflects on Sunday's conclusion of the Game of Thrones
television series. He discusses the ending of the show and what
he's doing with all his free time, which thankfully includes continuing to work
on the A Song of Ice and Fire series (along with producing no fewer than eight
television series and development of feature films). He also drops an itsty-bitsy
tidbit about video game work, saying: "I’ve consulted on a video game out of
Japan." This jibes with a
that Martin was working with FromSoftware on an RPG project.
This remains unconfirmed, but
a post on Gematsu
) cites a "person familiar with ongoings at From Software" saying
this is the game to which Martin is referring, a project they've been asked to
refer to by its initials, G.R. Adding to the speculation,
details from a post on 4Chan saying this title is to be Great Rune
, a "true
successor to the Dark Souls
game," which will feature a Norse Mythology theme.
If the rumors are correct, we'll learn more about this at E3. In the meantime,
here's more of what Gematsu hears from their source:
A person familiar
with ongoings at From Software has told Gematsu that the project—said to be
known internally as “GR” (Gematsu has been asked to only share the acronym) and
in development for the past three years—is an open-world title (with horse
riding) and collaboration between Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin
published by Bandai Namco, which will be officially announced at Microsoft’s E3
2019 press conference.
With Conan Unconquered
due for release next week, publisher Funcom and
developer Petroglyph offer
a new video
showcasing the cooperative multiplayer support in the barbaric
real-time strategy game. They also announce support for a "challenge mode" that
allows players to play a scenario with a given set of parameters and challenge
others to best their score, noting this should please streamers. Here's word:
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With only a few more days to go until launch, Petroglyph
and Funcom have now released a new video, featuring interviews with Command &
Conquer-veterans on the production team and a further glimpse into the co-op
aspect of Conan Unconquered.
While most comparable RTS games are purely single-player games or 1v1, the
development team behind Conan Unconquered were faced with a new challenge;
namely producing a game that works equally well in co-op mode.
“We’re trying to make it as cooperative an experience as possible,” explains
Executive Producer Ted Morris, who in addition to working on Command & Conquer
can boast of having been the Development Director on the critically acclaimed
RTS Star Wars: Empire at War.
In co-op mode each player will have their own hero and army, but they will share
resources and most of the buildings. “Where the challenge comes in, is in trying
to coordinate between the two of you, in order to fight more difficult mobs,”
says Senior Game Designer Patrick Pannullo, adding that it is not simply going
to be about double the number of enemies. Instead the increased difficulty will
mainly be about what kind of mobs you face and where the attacks will come from.
The upcoming game will also feature a previously unannounced mechanism called
challenge mode, which allows you to create and share a link with the exact same
map, settings and unlockable feats as in the game you just had. This allows you
to challenge your friends to beat your own score in a much more comparable way
than it would have been with everything randomized. Each link will also come
with its own leaderboard.
a release date for RAD
, saying their "action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world" is due on August
has a trailer for
along with details and
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conjunction with Bandai Namco, we are proud to bring you RAD – a 3D action
rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced
armageddon not once, but twice.
Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an
ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable
creatures. It is here that you will find the solution to heal the world, and
transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life.
However, humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper you
journey into unknown lands, the more you will expose yourself to gnarly toxins
which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form.
The fate of the world depends on you, your trusty bat, and whatever strange new
abilities you gain as the world around you ravages your body — twisting and
mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful.
But forget all that — go grab that sweet bat and help save the world…or what’s
remaining of it anyway!
RAD is a new game from Headlander and Stacking’s Lee Petty, along with a whole
host of wonderful folks here at Double Fine, all listed at the end of the
It’s heading to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch this summer, and you can also sign
up right over here for a chance to play in the limited Steam closed beta, coming
now offers Atelier Lulua -The Scion of Arland
, an anime RPG that's the
fourth installment in the Arland series. Here's a
Japanese dialog and English subtitles, and here's word:
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role-playing game invites players on a magical journey across mythical Arland,
as the young heroine, Lulua, sets out on an epic adventure in hopes of
uncovering the secrets of her family’s homeland.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland continues the story of the fan-favorite
Arland Trilogy, set several years after the happenings of the popular 2012
title: Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland. Fans familiar with the series
will instantly be brought back to the nostalgic land they love through Lulua,
the aspiring alchemist in training who discovers an ancient codex and awakens an
ancient power within.
The DOWNTON ABBEY Official
is online. I dunno. MrsBlue and I enjoyed the series, but in
contrast to the upcoming Deadwood
movie, it didn't suffer from lack of
closure. The trailer celebrates all the returning characters, but it just seems
like another episode of the show. We'll still watch it, but I don't know that
we'll rush to the theater to do so. Waiting for it to show up on a streaming
service should suffice.
Formula One Titan Niki Lauda Dead at 70
. Thanks JDreyer.
If you haven't seen it, Rush
excellent 2013 movie about his rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s.