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‘Fable Legends’ will be free-to-play

- February 26th, 2015

Lionhead Studios announced on Thursday that its upcoming co-operative fantasy role-playing game Fable Legends will be free-to-play.

Fable Legends

“Fable Legends.” (Supplied)

The game, which will be available for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, is the latest addition in the popular Fable series which take place in the fictional world of Albion. The multiplayer game allows you to choose to play as one of heroes or villain.

Game director David Eckelberry explains the free-to-play model for the game in the below video.

But the gist of it is, you can play Fable Legends from start to finish without having to shell out any dough. You earn silver as you work your way through the game which you can use to unlock heroes to play and customize them. Or if you play as the villain you can use the silver to get hire other creatures to your bidding and unlock traps that you can set for the heroes.

Of course, if you want to get a leg up on other gamers, you can purchase gold with real-world money and use it to buy these upgrades.

Fable Legends is still in development and there isn’t an official release date yet. But you can sign up for a multiplayer beta here. And to get another look at the game, you check out a trailer below.

‘Fast & Furious’ video game coming March 27

- February 25th, 2015

If you can’t get enough of racing games, then you’ll be excited to know that the popular Fast & Furious film series is being adapted for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious

“Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.” (Supplied)

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is a standalone expansion for Forza 2 Horizon (meaning you don’t have to own the original game) that lets players drive many of the cars from the film series from Universal Pictures, including vehicles featured in the upcoming Furious 7.

In the game, you are recruited by Tej Parker (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) to find cars for the crew and then take part in a series of car challenges set in the south of France, inspired by both Fast & Furious films and the Forza series.

Check out a teaser trailer for the game below.

You can unlock new cars as you complete challenges and can take photos of them to share on the Forza website and Hub app on Xbox One. (Some of these special cars include a 2014 Maserati Ghibli S, a 2013 Jeep Wrangler and a 1970 Dodge Charger.)

From March 27 to April 10, the game will be free to download as a promotion for Furious 7, which hits theatres April 3. After April 10, the game will cost $10 but there’s still no charge for those who downloaded it for free.

Watch the official trailer for Furious 7 below.

‘Hamlet’ adapted into video game

- February 5th, 2015

A new game lets you play through the world of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Appropriately called To Be or Not To Be, the Tin Man Games’ title lets you play as Hamlet, Ophelia or Hamlet’s father and die in humorous ways:

“William Shakespeare’s Hamlet has finally been restored to its original second-person non-linear branching narrative format. Now it’s up to YOU to decide what happens next. Play as Hamlet and revenge your father’s death. Play as Ophelia and make scientific discoveries. Play as King Hamlet, Sr. and die on the first page!”

To Be or Not To Be

“To Be or Not To Be.” (Supplied)

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Struggle putting together IKEA-like furniture in new game

- January 29th, 2015

Don’t you just love going to IKEA and buying the perfect(ly priced) home entertainment centre or dresser and then spending all of your Sunday trying to put the blasted thing together?

Well now, you can relive the whole experience virtually with a new video game from The Stork Burnt Down Games called Home Improvisation. The game was created by Aj Kolenc, Jessica Jackson,  Colton Spross  and Josh Faubel as part of the recent 48-hour Global Game Jam in Atlanta.

Home Improvisation

“Home Improvisation.” (SCREENSHOT)

The game is billed as: “The world’s most fun and accurate co-operative furniture assembly experience!” You receive a variety of products from a Swedish furniture retailer called Bork that bares more than a passing resemblance to IKEA. But, unfortunately, there are no instructions so you have to figure out on your own which Tab A goes in which Slot B.

You start with a table, which is simply enough to figure out but the products get increasingly more difficult to assemble as you go forward. But at least you won’t pinch your fingers putting the furniture together.

The game has both Windows and Mac versions and you can find out more about here.  Also you can check out a trailer for the game below.

Sony pulls ‘masturbation’ PlayStation ad from YouTube

- November 24th, 2014

Sony has pulled a controversial PlayStation Vita ad from its YouTube, The Verge reports.

The ad starts with a porn-staresue doctor seemingly accuse the viewer of chronic masturbation:

“I know you’ve already done it today and I bet you really enjoyed yourself,” she begins in a sultry voice. “How many times did you do it yesterday? Are you afraid you’re doing it too often?”

Then she goes on to list on the places the viewer likes to do “it.” Eventually she pulls out a PS Vita and it becomes clear that she’s actually been talking about the the remote play feature the device shares with the PlayStation 4 and Xperia Z smartphone.

Business Insider reports Sony first posted the now-pulled ad on its European PlayStation YouTube channel on Friday, but it has been reposted elsewhere. You can watch it below.

What do you think? Does the ad go too far?