Social RPG Adventure ‘Grimmwood’ Lands PC Release In August

Working together, in a world filled with competition, is a rare thing indeed, and the new PC game Grimmwood hopes to elevate the social mulitiplayer RPG experience. The game has players defend their village with up to 30 strangers amidst a mystical and unforgiving forest. With monster hordes attempting to eliminate humans from the environment, gamers must band together to survive this hellish experience.

The title, which hit Open Beta in early May, had more than 20,000 players experiences the game’s punishing “Blitz Mode,” where surviving on a daily basis may be a herculean task. Social chat and interaction are available in Grimmwood’s universe, and players, if they choose, can also end up double crossing their fellow villagers or voting out citizens who aren’t contributing to the overall experience.

A collaboration between Headup Games and Big Moustache Games, Grimmwood hits PC on August 2nd. Check out the release trailer below!

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Colorful RPG ‘Rainbow Skies’ Hits PlayStation Store In June

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Turn-based role playing games coupled with immersive gameplay are a great combination, and hopefully that’s just a part of a combo that works with the upcoming title Rainbow Skies. Created by SideQuest Studios, Rainbow Skies hits PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on June 26 (it hits Europe and Asia the following day).

The storyline focuses on Damion, a monster tamer who, after a terrible hangover, accidentally destroys the entire monster compound, thus threatening his town’s safety. The title is a collaboration between publisher Eastasiasoft Limited and its development partner SideQuest Studios.

“Featuring a humorous story with interwoven narratives, monster taming, a revamped battle system allowing greater tactical depth, treasure hunts, new min-games and an improved sidequest system, Rainbow Skies offers even the most seasons of RPG players countless hours of fun,” said SideQuest Studios CEO Marcus Pukropski.

The trailer features vibrantly colorful visuals and promises gamers that they will can use hundreds of skills to defeat their enemies. With tons of items, character building, and sidequests in its aresenal, Rainbow Skies has all the makings of an immersive RPG. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Armie Hammer Reflects On Emotional Journey With ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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Call Me By Your Name is getting a ton of critical acclaim, and the project has shined a pretty big spotlight on up and coming actor Timothée Chalamet (he also stars in Lady Bird and the upcoming Christian Bale Western Hostiles). For co-star Armie Hammer, the film was also a turning point acting wise. Though he’s done his share of character driven work (The Social Network, J. Edgar), Hammer’s best known for such high profile studio projects like The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Lone Ranger.In the 1983 set Call Me By Your Name, Hammer plays a 24-year-old student who falls in love with his professor’s son (Chalamet) during a summer in Italy.

The actor reflects on his creatively fruitful collaboration with Guadagnino. “It just seemed like a challenge for me as an actor to make me that emotionally accessible and vulnerable,” said Hammer. “And I think that was one of the things that I really credit Luca with is the fact that he saw that and was not going to let anybody fake anything. It was all about him dragging and pulling that honesty out of us.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Hammer elaborate on his collaboration with Guadagnino:


Call Me By Your Name, co-starring Michael Stuhlbarg, is now playing in select theaters.

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Beat ‘Em Up Brawler ‘Samurai Riot’ Slices A Path To Steam

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Side scrolling, 2D, beat’em up titles that owe a debut to ’90s gaming are, if executed properly, highly addicting. Independent studio Wako Factory are releasing Samurai Riot, their version of the genre, on Steam starting September 13. One of the interesting aspects of the title is that eight different endings are offered up within the game, and since brawlers are usually fun and brainless experiences, it’ great to see the developers giving ample storytelling choices amidst all the slicing and dicing. The trailer also suggests that players can make moral choices to either follow the honorable code of the samurai or go an entirely darker route.

Samurai Riot is a game that can judge the quality of your cooperation,” said Wako Factory game designer Kevin Buchet. “For example, if you protect your partner’s back or hit together the same enemy, you’ll be rewarded and unlock a deadly cooperative attack! even the story involves both players equally, you’ll have to make team based choices, or enter a PVP fight against your partner to win the lead!”

Check out the trailer below and leaves us a comment regarding your thoughts on Samurai Riot!

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‘Raiders of the Broken Planet’ Dev Diary Spotlights Villainous Gameplay

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Video game developer diaries can often be a boring, by the numbers account on the process of making a respective title, but Raiders of the Broken Planet has such an interesting premise that getting a sneak peek at the creative process is a must watch.

Currently in closed beta, Raiders of the Broken Planet, thanks to its moniker, may seem like a direct homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark. If you’re a fan of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, then this cooperative gameplay title might be up your ally.

An asymmetric shooter, Raiders of the Broken Planet is a pulp sci-fi infused narrative about four diverse soldiers who are sent to the “broken planet” to harness and secure a power source known as Aleph. Corporate greed is the reason why this paramilitary group is sent on their mission, and karma eventually sets in as the battle for Aleph reaches explosive and violent proportions.

The game’s “4 Divided By 1” trailer spotlights the aforementioned pulp aesthetic, and the adventure’s sci-fi and Western stylings give Raiders of the Broken Planet a distinct flavor. The antagonistic twist, in which players can play the villain of the piece and take out their fellow competitors, should also bring a wonderful twist to the gameplay.

Check out the developer’s diary below and tell us if you’re excited about the continued development of Raiders of the Broken Planet!

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‘Project Cars 2’ Trailer Promises A Virtually Immersive Experience

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Project Cars 2 is not coming out until late this year, but a new trailer released by Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. puts the game on the right track.

With over 170 cars and 60 tracks, the game promises an in-depth racing simulation experience. PC gamers will also be treated with 12K resolution graphics with VR support, and it’s a level of detail that should momentarily fill PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users with envy. The snow capped mountains featured in the trailer, as well as the finely detailed contours of the cars featured in the clip are definitely eye-catching.

“We’re thrilled to pull off the covers on our publishing partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment and finally share more details on our latest build with Project Cars 2,” said Game Director Stephen Viljoen. “Our collective goal at Sightly Mad Studios is to create a simulation racing experience that rivals that of real-life. Realism and authenticity are central to our development mantra for Project Cars 2, hence we’re making sure we employ the best professional drivers, game developers, artists and sound engineers to realize our vision for a game that takes players on the ultimate driver journey.”

Project Cars 2 debuts late 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!!

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