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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum pushed back ‘by a few months’ for polish

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will not arrive in September as initially planned, but this delay announcement seems off. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed. The action game was set for launch this September, but publisher Nacon announced that it won’t hit this date. Surprsingly, Nacon didn’t say how long the delay is going to be. The company simply said it will be “a few months”, which is a little unusual. With that said, Nacon promised an update with a more solid release date in the near future. The reason for the delay is the very…

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Tour De Jeux: Learning from cycling strategy games

As much as I enjoy watching the Tour De France, I have a weak grasp of professional cycling’s strategic level. While individual riders get the fame, it is a team sport with complex tactics and strategies across each stage and the overall race—which sometimes leave me flummoxed. So to help me better understand, I’ve been playing two strat-o-management games: the flashy Pro Cycling Manager 2022 (from the makers of the official Tour De France game) and the board game-esque indie game The Cyclist: Tactics. Read more

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum gameplay trailer shows how stealth will keep you safe

Stealth your way through the world and find your Precious. A new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been released by Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment, and it shows off some stealthy gameplay. This is our first proper look at gameplay for the title set for release on September 1. Based on the trilogy of books that need no introduction, the game tells the tale of Gollum’s experiences from behind the scenes in the first chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. After losing his ring to Bilbo Baggins in the depth of the Misty Mountains, Gollum decides…

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Terminator Survival Project is an open-world survival game based on the sci-fi franchise

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. Nacon has announced the development of a survival game based on the Terminator franchise. In development at Nacon Studio Milan, the as-of-yet untitled open-world game is set between Judgment Day and John Connor’s resistance timelines. Because the game is early in development, not much else is known about it, but you can get a glimpse of the team’s take on the…

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I’m riding bikes in games to celebrate the Tour De France, starting with the official game

The Tour De France, the grandest race in professional cycling, started today. Across three weeks, 176 cyclists will ride 3328 kilometres (2068 miles) winding through France, Denmark, Belgium, and Switzerland, including the Alps and Pyrenees. As a keen cyclist and avid Tour watcher myself, I’m excited. So in celebration, over the coming weeks I’ll be gabbing about the Tour De France, cycling, and bikes in a wide variety of video games with my own Tour De Jeux, from big-budget open-world extravaganzas to cute wee indie adventures. Let’s start in the obvious place: the official Tour De France video game. Read…

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Once the cogs click into place, Steelrising is more than just Bloodborne on PC – hands-on preview

Fight through the dark streets of Paris in Spiders’ Soulslike experiment. It was my own fault I got mauled by the mechanical tiger. There’s no wonder the muddy streets of these forsaken Paris suburbs are deserted, it’s not even safe for me – Aegis, Marie Antoinette’s personal clockwork bodyguard – and I’ve got a bag full of swords and a gun that shoots ice bullets. So as I naively rounded the grimy corner into a head-on ambush by a wind-up spearman with limbs like Jack Skellington but without the sense of humour, was I really surprised when a pair of…

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Everything shown at the Warhammer Skulls showcase, including three new games

The week-long Warhammer Skulls event has kicked off with an avalanche of announcements. Leading the pack are three new games: CRPG Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader, digital card game Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge, and retro FPS Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun. Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef, the 2D action platformer, also got a release date. It’ll be out on the 20th of October. Read more

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Spiders announce colonial fantasy RPG sequel Greedfall 2

Spiders have begun work on GreedFall 2, a sequel to their colonialist fantasy RPG from 2019. Set three years before the events of the first game, it reverses the perspective with a new protagonist and a new setting, as well as aiming for “more tactical” combat. You can find the a cinematic announcement trailer below. Read more

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Steelrising first gameplay trailer has a lot of clanking, updated release date

The Souls-like was originally expected to launch in June. Steelrising, the alternate reality reality 18th century France, has received a new gameplay trailer, but also sees a delay to later in the year. In case you haven’t managed to get your Souls-like fix with Elden Ring, Steelrising is an upcoming take on the genre from Greedfall developer Spiders. Not much has been shown off from the game, but publisher Nacon released a five minute gameplay video showing off the game properly. However, the game has also now been pushed from June to September 8. Vibes wise, things are more in…

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong’s branching storylines are looking bloody impressive

I’m going to jerk back the curtain a little bit here, and I hope the devs will forgive me – it’ll turn out okay, I promise! You see, since the pandemic happened everyone has discovered you can do hands-on game previews using remote streaming, provided all parties have a decent enough internet connection. It usually works very well, with the added benefit that I don’t have to get on a plane anywhere. I had one of these for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong last week, an upcoming thrillery-puzzley-investigation-RPG set in The World Of Darkness universe (aka all them vampy games),…

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Skateboarding sim Session just got a big update – is it worth getting on board?

Skateboarding sim Session has added a lot in the past two years, but also lost some of its ragdoll charm. Since last year’s total physics overhaul, you no longer bail with every failed trick, instead teleporting off your board in a strange, stiff way that saves time but (for me at least) replaces one unrealistic motion with another, less funny one. I want to get that gripe out of the way, because otherwise it’s still gunning to be the sim for darksliding anoraks. The next update will add two new areas, which I got to try out recently, and some…

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Blood Bowl 3 is another fond, faithful adaptation – but couldn’t it be more?

“I’ve made it,” monologues a goblin, donning chainmail and spiked shoulderpads in the changing rooms. “Finally. After all these years of hardship. After everything they told me. I will show them that even I can be the best player.” The pitch suitably set for bathos, no series fan will be surprised by what happens next. No sooner has our protagonist left the tunnel than he’s launched skyward by a backhand from an ogre. In the match’s opening moments, he sees more airtime than the ball. And shortly afterwards, he’s a footnote, prone in the grass as much larger – and…

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Roguebook has me struggling to choose between what’s smart and and what’s fun

At first, me and Roguebook got along swimmingly. It’s the best roguelike deckbuilder since Monster Train, which isn’t to say it’s nearly as good, but is to say I anticipated playing it for dozens of hours. It’s got a nifty take on exploration, solid combat, and adorable raccoons who load other raccoons into cannons. It’s also got optional fights where you laboriously beat money out of golden fairy orbs, however, and these have spoiled the entire game for me. I’m unlikely to go back unless they’re tweaked, because my stupid brain can’t tolerate either passing up boring yet strategically wise…

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Roguebook’s first free game update will add new cards in the Gem Mines

Deck-building game Roguebook is enjoyable enough that Nate stopped playing Hearthstone long enough to tell you so in his Roguebook review. The Slay The Spire-alike designed by Richard Garfield of Magic: The Gathering fame brings some swell extra twists to the roguedecklikebuilder genre. After launching last month, it’s already teasing its first free game update coming soon with new battles, cards, and and more. You can spot the trailer for that, and its most recent patch notes, down here. Read more