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Rise of the Tomb Raider launches November 10th

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Microsoft and Square Enix has announced Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10. Here’s the first glimpse of the game-play trailer from the E3 press conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Rare announces new IP Sea of Thieves

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Rare has announced Sea of Thieves, a brand new IP, for Xbox One and PC during Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference this morning. The new title is due out holiday 2016. Watch the debut trailer below. Read the rest of this entry »

Forza Motorsport 6 launches September 15th

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Microsoft has announced Forza Motosport 6 will launch on Xbox One on September 15. Check out the new trailer below. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Dungeons Coming To Xbox One

Posted by GG Goblin On June - 15 - 2015

Toylogic, the guys behind the excellent Happy Wars, have announced that their next game Happy Dungeons, a hack ‘n’ slash action RPG for up to four players, will be free-to-play on Xbox One. Read the rest of this entry »

Gigantic E3 2015 gameplay trailer

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Microsoft and Motiga have debut a new trailer for upcoming MOBA, Gigantic during E3 this morning. The new game is coming exclusively to Xbox One and Windows 10. Check out the trailer below. Read the rest of this entry »

Dark Souls III Early Next Year

Posted by GG Goblin On June - 15 - 2015

Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have announced that Dark Souls III will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC early next year – so prepare to die, again… Read the rest of this entry »

Minecraft is coming to HoloLens

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Microsoft announced during the E3 2015 press conference that Minecraft is coming to Microsoft HoloLens. Take a hop, skip and jump to check out the demo of the HoloLens version. Read the rest of this entry »

Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition announced

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Microsoft has announced Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition exclusively for Xbox One during its E3 2015 press conference. Gears of War 4 is due for release holiday 2016, and the Ultimate Edition is coming August 25. Take a hop, skip and jump to check out the announcement trailer. Read the rest of this entry »

Rare Replay – Celebrate 30 Years Of Rare

Posted by GG Goblin On June - 15 - 2015

Celebrate 30 years of Rare games this August on Xbox One with Rare Replay – 30 incredible games in one epic collection. Read the rest of this entry »

ReCore – Exclusive To Xbox One

Posted by GG Goblin On June - 15 - 2015

Here’s an interesting looking trailer for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive game from Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime, due for next Spring. Read the rest of this entry »

Xbox One At E3 2015

Posted by GG Goblin On June - 15 - 2015

As the Microsoft E3 2015 press conference has finished and we all sit in stunned silence at the reveal that backwards compatibility is coming to Xbox One, now is perhaps the best time to check out the Xbox One sizzle video – Read the rest of this entry »

Mad Max – Eye of the Storm Story Trailer

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Warner Bros and Avalanche Studios today released the Mad Max Eye of the Storm Story Trailer, depicting the merciless Wasteland tyrant Scrotus, who Max must overcome as he attempts to build the ultimate war vehicle and leave the madness of The Wasteland behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Telltale Games has announced The Walking Dead: Michonne,  a new mini-series, which stars the iconic character from the comic book series haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. Through this Telltale Games mini-series of 3 episodes, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back. Read the rest of this entry »

32 new ID@Xbox game trailers Announced

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Microsoft has released 32 new ID@Xbox game trailers ahead of their E3 press conference this morning. The console giant has added each teaser trailer to YouTube. Here is a full list of what’s been announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey Announced

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Crytek has announced a new virtual reality game titled ‘Robinson:The JourneyRobinson: The Journey will offer players an unparalleled sense of presence in a game world as they assume the role of a young boy who has crash-landed on a mysterious planet. With freedom to explore their surroundings in 360 degrees of detail, players will become pioneers by interacting with the rich ecosystem around them and unearthing incredible secrets at every turn.   Read the rest of this entry »

Nindies@Home Lets Players Test-Drive 9 Indie Games During E3

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

Nintendo eShop is offering a special deal so that people at home can be the first to play some of the hottest upcoming indie games on  Wii U for those who could not attend E3 this year. For a limited time only, the Nindies@Home program lets people download free demos of nine upcoming Nindie games from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U between now and 8:59 a.m. PT on June 22. Read the rest of this entry »

Tembo The Badass Elephant

Posted by GG Goblin On June - 15 - 2015

An elephant with attitude in a side-scrolling, 2D action game.

 
SEGA and Game freak have a new hero coming to consoles and PC this Summer. It’s not a blue, spiky critter, and it isn’t someone who crams monsters into little balls. It’s an elephant who seems to have spent far too much time watching Rambo movies, and has been summoned save the city from the evil forces of PHANTOM in a badass way. Tie your bandana, grab a bowl of peanuts and get ready for some side-scrolling fun!

 
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Tembo The Badass Elephant puts the player in control of the titular Tembo, an elephant who is particularly suited to taking down the forces of PHANTOM and saving the city. Although a regular elephant may not be a suitable hero for this type of action, side-scrolling adventure, Tembo is no regular elephant. And while Tembo The Badass Elephant may appear to be just a regular side-scrolling action game, my time spent with the PS4 version was utter, fast-paced joy.

 
So, Shell City is under attack from the mysterious forces of PHANTOM and the only hero who can make a dent in their forces is Tembo, an elephant with more than a few handy abilities. After the opening scenes which explain the story in panel-form, the player is introduced to Tembo’s various abilities as he leaves his island to head for the beleaguered big city.

 
Being a massive animal, Tembo plods comfortably along the screen. That is, until he launches into a dash which sees the elephant pick up quite a considerable speed and smash through pretty much anything in his path. He is also able to jump, something quite impressive for an elephant, and even waggle his legs to hover for a second or so, allowing him to clear larger gaps. His other abilities include an impressive uppercut, a butt stomp, a sliding tackle and the ability to roll into a ball and bounce along the level, decimating anything in his path. With this sort of arsenal of moves, surely nothing can stop this badass elephant.

 
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But wait, there’s more. Tembo’s trunk is not just for whacking enemy soldiers out of the way. It can also be used to spray water, which can be topped up at various points in the levels. Using the water, Tembo is able to extinguish flames, either permanently or for a short time depending on their type, and later in the game cause plants to grow to create platforms or even to open gates. Tembo has quite the list of different moves, and the game makes use of them all with impressive regularity.

 
The levels seem to be very well designed for wholesale elephant destruction. From walls and floors that are smashed to pieces, stacks of cars blocking the way forward, to the hundreds of enemy soldiers that line each level, the destruction is very satisfying and begs to be played at high speed. The enemies are varied too, with rocket launching goons causing damage from afar, and tanks or even mechs being produced to add a sense of risk.

 
The difficulty level is not set too high, with reaching the end of a level fairly easy. Along the way, players will be able to gather peanuts which, once a certain number have been collected, give Tembo an extra life in the form of a jar of peanut butter. However, this is only half of the story as enemies are hidden everywhere through the levels, and so are captive civilians. This is one of my favorite features of the game, find a caged civilian in a level and smash the cage. The civilian will then jump onto Tembo’s back and ride along with him to the end of the level. Seeing Tembo barreling along with a bunch of cheering civilians on his back is excellent. Each level has a fixed number of enemies and civilians to be found, so there is plenty of reason to go back for more.

 
On top of all of this, The game looks great as well. It is brightly coloured and comical in its animation. The sounds in the game have a lovely weight behind them as you embark on elephant-fuelled destruction.

 
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Tembo The Badass Elephant is set for release this Summer and already looks set to be a hit. The title of the game is not exactly endearing, and the idea of an elephant main character may not lend itself to classic platforming action adventure, but from what I have played so far, Tembo is a real gem and well worth watching out for this Summer.

 


 

Splatoon

Posted by GG Goblin On June - 15 - 2015

An online shooter crossed with toddler finger painting. Read the rest of this entry »

BadFly Interactive is pleased to announce that Sci-Fi FPS, Dead Effect is coming to iOS and Android in early September 2015. The game was previously released on PC via Steam. Take a hop, skip and jump to check out the official trailer. Read the rest of this entry »

Death’s Gambit Confirmed for PS4, Coming in 2016

Posted by TurtleGirl On June - 15 - 2015

White Rabbit has announced RPG, Death’s Gambit is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016. Death’s Gambit is a challenging 2D action RPG, where you explore an alien medieval planet filled with beasts, knights, and horrors. It’s a nonlinear open world game, gated by epic bosses that test your mettle and force you to think outside the box. Several bosses and roaming creatures require you to climb them and fight while on the shoulder of giants. Read the rest of this entry »

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