With much of the world stuck indoors in 2020, video games have been experiencing a boom – in fact we are spending more time, and more money, on gaming than ever before.
And if you’re imagining that it’s lifelong gamers who are leading the surge, you’re wrong. All kinds of people have discovered – or rediscovered – a passion for video games: from retirees with extra time on their hands to stressed parents looking for something to do with the kids. And now, with a socially distanced winter looming, the halting of big gatherings and the possible threat of more lockdowns, video games have quickly become one of the safest – and most popular – ways to [...]
Stormzy has filmed the music video for Rainfall, the forthcoming single from his No 1 album Heavy is the Head, entirely inside a video game.
The award-winning grime artist and social activist will also star as a future version of himself in a mission in the game, Watch Dogs: Legion, which is released on 29 October.
Watch Dogs: Legion invites players to join the hacker resistance in a futuristic post-Brexit London under the thumb of an oppressive surveillance regime and its private military. Any of the thousands of different Londoners wandering the virtual streets can be recruited to the cause, [...]
The Game Grumps released a brand new video game this week, as the Fantastic Passion developed title Soviet Jump Game is on Steam. Adding to their now growing library which includes 2017’s Dream Daddy, the game is an awesome little concept in the idea of what would have happened if someone took the battle royale concept and meshed it with old-school Nintendo graphics. Well, they made that, in what is a comedic but challenging take on ’80s gaming and modern tropes. The game puts 50 players into a 2D platformer where you must run around, collect items and weapons, and defeat your enemies before every level in the game is bricked out. Which is their way of [...]
Actress Maisie Williams has had an idea about how Fortnite’s tiered loot could be swapped for a more measured strategy in the battle royale (via Comic Book).
what if you could upgrade 5 terrible guns for a purple or golden gun? a little treat for all the passive players who avoid confrontation by any means necessary 🧚🏼♀️🌟🌈 @FortniteGame pic.twitter.com/YL1Ej9JBIm
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 14, 2020
Williams, who also has credits in Mary Shelley, Gen:Lock, and iBoy, seems to be a much more passive player of Fortnite. It’s a respectable approach, because it lets you react to the changing conditions from a refuge. [...]