Blog Archive: November 2022

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Starfield Update

In a nearly 3 hour long podcast interview Bethesda studio director Todd Howard spent 20 minutes talking about upcoming action roleplaying game Starfield.

New details emerged.

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Space Academy

We just described not sci-fi game first person shooter Far Cry 6 announcing a sci-fi DLC as slightly unusual, but another game has done exactly the same thing.

Two Point Campus is a university simulation game which launched in August and its first DLC will be Space Academy.

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Glam Time

And now for something completely different - an open world dress-up adventure game called Infinity Nikki from Chinese developer Paper Games.

The trailer is titled It’s glam time any time! We wouldn't disagree.

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Lost Between Worlds

The Far Cry first person shooter franchise has just done something slightly unusual though not entirely out of character.

Far Cry 6 is set on a fictional Caribbean island and isn't sci-fi. But it's getting a very sci-fi DLC called Lost Between Worlds.

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Warhammer v Marvel

We recently contrasted the promotional strategies employed by games Warhammer 40K: Darktide and Marvel's Midnight Suns. A light tickle versus saturation bombing.

Today launch trailers dropped for both titles (Darktide, Suns) so we'll play the comparison game again.

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Heroic Assault

As announced and on time, Warner Bros. have introduced the new 4 player co-op Heroic Assault content featuring interstellar villain Starro, and with it also a surprise 2 player co-op supercharged villain Showdown mode for action roleplaying game Gotham Knights.

Looks about what you'd expect but immediately the writing jars.

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Dirt Engineers

Sandbox survival / building games like Minecraft - the world's highest selling video game - are very popular but sci-fi entries like Space Engineers may need to rethink their design.

NASA has awarded a $57.2 million contract to Austin based ICON Technology to investigate plans to 3D print buildings from moon dirt.

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Extermination

Following the successful real time strategy game Terran Command which released in June, we have an announcement for another Starship Troopers title, Extermination. A co-op first person builder and shooter.

As titles go you can't get more brutal and uncompromising. Which fits the franchise.

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Hot Mess

We watch and enjoy a lot of Netflix content, and if anything, their promos sometimes make titles appear better than they are.

Hot Skull's teaser didn't impress us and now its trailer has left us scratching our heads.

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Doctor Dumb Funny Record

The Mirror claims that villainous spinoffs are in the works for Doctor Who courtesy of their Disney deal.

Fans can expect to see Sontarans, Weeping Angels and Sea Devils in separate series showing what they get up to when the Doctor isn’t there to stop them, along with Daleks and Cybermen.

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