Tackling the bottom-rung shock tactic in games: the jump scare

Posted 05/17 14:09 in Gaming | 0comments

Tackling the bottom-rung shock tactic in games: the jump scare

Ask any doctor and they’ll tell you, video games are spooky business.But frightening as they are, they all too often rely on the cheapest kind of scare going: jump scares.

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Even more Assassin's Creed Origins details have 'leaked' and yes, you can put your hood up and down

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Even more Assassin's Creed Origins details have 'leaked' and yes, you can put your hood up and down

The screen above, for instance, was leaked on Reddit from the Assassin's Creed Origins gameplay demo that'll be shown at E3 and seemingly confirmed an ancient Egyptian setting.It's easy to see the similarity with the shield, complete with the Assassin's logo and almost identical clothing.

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Destiny Funko Pops are bringing adorable doom to a galaxy near you

Posted 05/17 13:56 in Gaming | 0comments

Destiny Funko Pops are bringing adorable doom to a galaxy near you

At some point Funko will run out of things to pop, but until then we can enjoy the disproportionate head-to-body ratio of Destiny's finest.There are eight figures in all, including two versions of Crota with a limited edition glowing option to keep you company at night.

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Ubisoft's teasing a reveal for the next Assassin's Creed, everybody pretend you don't know what it is

Posted 05/16 19:50 in Gaming | 0comments

Ubisoft's teasing a reveal for the next Assassin's Creed, everybody pretend you don't know what it is

After months of leaks, Ubisoft is finally teasing the official reveal for the next Assassin's Creed game.I wonder if that's the final logo or if it's just a teaser as well?

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Ubisoft asks if we're ready for Far Cry 5, and the first response is... 'Maybe.'

Posted 05/16 18:48 in Gaming | 0comments

Ubisoft asks if we're ready for Far Cry 5, and the first response is... 'Maybe.'

Both on the Ubisoft forums and Twitter, the company is asking fans, "Are you ready for a hefty dose of new Far Cry adventures?On the Ubisoft forums, the first response is "Maybe.

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Here's where you can pre-order the New Nintendo 2DS XL

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Here's where you can pre-order the New Nintendo 2DS XL

The New Nintendo 2DS XL shifts the previously unfoldable device to a 3DS-style clamshell design and comes in two rather lovely colour schemes, black and turquoise and white and orange.The New 2DS comes with Amiibo compatibility too so there's a stack of reasons to upgrade.

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More than half of Xbox One's backwards compatible library is on sale, get shopping

Posted 05/16 17:47 in Gaming | 0comments

More than half of Xbox One's backwards compatible library is on sale, get shopping

Microsoft is holding a huge Backward Compatibility Super Sale on hundreds of games for Xbox One/Xbox 360 right now.If you've been holding off on picking up Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 since it hit Xbox One in April, now would be the time.

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia review: “a fascinating glimpse at where the series could have ended up”

Posted 05/16 17:06 in Gaming | 0comments

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia review: “a fascinating glimpse at where the series could have ended up”

Shadows of Valentia presents Nintendo with a rare opportunity to capitalise on Fire Emblem’s unexpected recent rise by probing its past.It’s a different kind of Fire Emblem, then, but its story mines familiar territory.

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Surprise! Phantom Dust is free-to-play on Xbox One and it's out now-ish

Posted 05/16 15:45 in Gaming | 0comments

Surprise! Phantom Dust is free-to-play on Xbox One and it's out now-ish

So it turns out Phantom Dust is out on Xbox One and PC today where it can be yours for a grand total of $0/£0.It's not 100-percent free, though, there are some microtransactions for the multiplayer mode.

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12 things you'll only understand if you play a lot of shooters

Posted 05/16 14:01 in Gaming | 0comments

12 things you'll only understand if you play a lot of shooters

It's just prudent to keep an inventory stocked with RPGs and grenades.Sure there's like a million enemies on screen right now but this is manageable and the mega-death-gun will be needed when things get really bad.

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PlayStation 4’s dominance of 2017 is led by Asia. Why? Because Japan dares to be different

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PlayStation 4’s dominance of 2017 is led by Asia. Why? Because Japan dares to be different

If Xbox One were a face, PS4 would be a Yakuza’s impeccably polished loafer, stomping on it forever.It has been a non-stop barrage of distinct video games, all exclusive to PS4.

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Get Farpoint, Resi 7 and Now TV for FREE when you buy PlayStation VR

Posted 05/16 12:27 in Gaming | 0comments

Get Farpoint, Resi 7 and Now TV for FREE when you buy PlayStation VR

If VR FPS Farpoint has you suitably hyped up for PlayStation VR then you can't miss this frankly ridiculous deal from GAME.The bundle includes Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, 2 months of NOW TV movies and the headset itself for the RRP of the headset, £349.

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The best free dynamic themes for PS4

Posted 05/16 12:07 in Gaming | 0comments

The best free dynamic themes for PS4

Ok, so you’ve got all the best PS4 games.Don’t worry - there are some brilliant free dynamic themes for PS4, and the best of them are right here… Oddworld games have real PlayStation heritage, and Abe’s Oddysee was one of the highlights of the PSone era.

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Overwatch’s Arcade - the best way to get good and earn more loot boxes

Posted 05/16 01:32 in Gaming | 0comments

Overwatch’s Arcade - the best way to get good and earn more loot boxes

At BlizzCon 2016, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan introduced plans for the Arcade.This change created a hub for the team shooter’s offbeat game modes.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite roster

Posted 05/16 01:12 in Gaming | 0comments

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite roster

After years of fan-favorite tournaments, ridiculous combos, and more hype matches than you can count, Marvel vs.Time will tell if MvC:I's roster can match the 56 fighters of Marvel vs.

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This week's best Overwatch moments: Mercy, destroyer of worlds, and a rocket queen dethroned

Posted 05/16 00:03 in Gaming | 0comments

This week's best Overwatch moments: Mercy, destroyer of worlds, and a rocket queen dethroned

Who’d guess that Mercy could ruin everyone’s day in such convincing fashion?Check out the answers to those questions and more in our latest batch of favorite Overwatch finds.

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These are the classic game tunes that inspired mysterious EDM wizard Danger

Posted 05/15 23:05 in Gaming | 0comments

These are the classic game tunes that inspired mysterious EDM wizard Danger

If you don't know French electronic music producer Danger (aka Franck Rivoire) by name, you will soon.In anticipation for the release of his first-ever LP, I reached out to Danger to get him to craft a playlist of his favorite video game tracks.

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Xbox Scorpio dev kit framerate screen has button to add dolphins - 'because why not?'

Posted 05/15 19:37 in Gaming | 0comments

Xbox Scorpio dev kit framerate screen has button to add dolphins - 'because why not?'

Someone please help these tiny dolphins trapped in an Xbox Scorpio dev kit!They're just renderings of dolphins being displayed on that Scorpio framerate screen.

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Love GTA? Here are 10 games like Grand Theft Auto to play right now

Posted 05/15 19:37 in Gaming | 0comments

Love GTA? Here are 10 games like Grand Theft Auto to play right now

In other words, a lot of people are still playing and buying Grand Theft Auto - and why wouldn’t they?The Just Cause series is essentially what Grand Theft Auto would look like if it were on a sugar rush.

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Alan Wake was almost an open-world Silent Hill. Here's the story of its creation

Posted 05/15 18:09 in Gaming | 0comments

Alan Wake was almost an open-world Silent Hill. Here's the story of its creation

Before it finally arrived back in 2010, Alan Wake - one of the hottest, most anticipated Xbox 360 games - had drift into myth territory.In Remedy’s eyes, the only myth concerned with Alan Wake was talk about delays and inordinate development times.

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