The Sims 4: Get to Work Expansion Released With Launch Trailer, New Patch

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This week, The Sims 4: Get to Work was released. It’s the very first expansion pack for The Sims 4 (the Outdoor Retreat add-on was a game pack, not an expansion) and it brought with it a whole bag of new tricks for your characters to bring in the Simoleons.

These new careers include retail, with your Sims being able to set up their own businesses (clothing, photography and baking), there’s detective work so that you can solve the city’s crimes, there’s the doctor career so you can rid Sims of their ailments or deliver them to the Grim Reaper and there’s the scientist career path that could lead to alien domination. There’s a good jumble of things to do there and you can find out more on The Sims 4: Get to Work after the break.

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Norse Adventure ‘Jotun’ Will Be Getting a Playable Demo Soon

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Jotun is one we’ve been following since it passed through Steam Greenlight and had a (successful) Kickstarter campaign last year. The mythological game stars Norse warrior Thora as she’s forced to head through Viking purgatory and clear her good name after dying an inglorious death.

Things aren’t as easy as putting a good word in as Thora will have to impress the gods if she wants to make it into Valhalla (essentially Viking heaven). This involves collecting runes to summon the jotun (big beasties like the one you see above) and then beating up them up with that big ol’ two-handed axe of hers.

An alpha gameplay demo of the game will soon be available; find out more on that and watch a new Jotun gameplay video after the break.

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Stealth Shooter ‘Project LIANE’ Announced for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360

Project LIANE Announced for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Being a person with super powers isn’t all it’s cracked up to be; just ask inFamous: Second Son‘s Delsin Rowe or every single character from the TV show Heroes. The latest to join their numbers is Anna Liane, the star of upcoming shooter Project LIANE. After being subject to military experiments she’s developed the pretty handy ability of healing people’s wounds but the downsides soon come when Anna realises that the use of her powers is destroying her mind. On top of that, the military is apparently trying to “exploit” her, as if the experiments they did on her in the first place weren’t enough.

Alas, our protagonist goes on the run and attempts to find out the truth about herself and her powers. Project LIANE will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox later this year, you can find out more after the break.

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Narrative Survival Game ‘Dyscourse’ Released on Steam

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Narration! Consequences! Teamwork! You don’t really see those featured in survival games which is why me (with those exclamation marks) and Dyscourse (with its brand new launch trailer after the break) are making so much of a song and dance about them. Most of the time you only get endless survival antics (e.g Minecraft) or a story with a bit of survival gubbins on the side (e.g The Last of Us) but Dyscourse is hoping to marry the two together.

In the game, you play as an art school graduate/barista named Rita, who recently survived a plane crash on a remote island. With choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay you can lead Rita and her fellow survivors to safety or lead them on a path to murder and cannibalism. Both outcomes sound like a total riot to me, but you can read more on Dyscourse after the break.

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Trapped Dead: Lockdown Goes Live on Steam; 15% Launch Discount Available

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By now, you’ve probably killed virtual zombies in just about every way you can. There’s the survival sort from H1Z1 and DayZ, there’s the ridiculous sort from Dead Rising and Dead Island and there’s the free-running sort from Dying Light. New zombie hack ‘n’ slash RPG Trapped Dead: Lockdown is actually of the top-down variety, fitting right in amongst Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and How To Survive.

Just like How To Survive, Trapped Dead: Lockdown has a varied cast of characters with different abilities (including your bog standard mage, an assassin and a melee weapon specialist) and like Dead Nation: Apocalypse, the game is big on story. So it’s not revolutionising the genre then, but it could be a worthy addition.

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These New Sims 4: Get to Work Trailers Are Totally Bizarre

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The upcoming Sims 4: Get to Work expansion pack brings with it a truckload of new gameplay content. Unlike the Outdoor Retreat add-on that introduced new outdoorsy items for Sims who love open spaces, The Sims 4: Get to Work gives us new ways for our Sims to get rich or have fun trying.

Included in the pack are several new career paths including retail, detective, doctor and scientist so that you can heal Sims, avenge them, take all their money or accidentally let aliens control their minds. Yeah, I know exactly which activity is going to be the most popular.

The Sims 4: Get to Work launches soon, and you can watch two brand new trailers for it after the break.

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League of Legends RP Prices to Increase by 10% in Europe

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As a free to play game, League of Legends is pretty reasonable with its microtransactions. If you do spend money in the game, then you’re probably buying RP (Riot Points) to spend it on optional add-ons like new champion skins or IP boosts (IP is the currency you earn from playing the game, you can spend it on new characters). The important word there is ‘optional’ and no one’s really losing out by not handing over money and League of Legends isn’t pay-to-win either.

The problem with RP is that you can’t buy it in an amount of your choosing, you have to buy it in bulk at a fixed price (though there are different price points for this). European League of Legends players are about to get an annoying shock then as Riot Games (League‘s developer) has just announced plans to increase RP prices by a massive 10%.

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New Sims 4 Get to Work Trailer and Screenshots Released

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While few people have played The Sims 4 and complained that there’s nothing to do, there’s no denying that the latest life-builder was a little light on content. We had to wait several months for pools to join the game and Sims 4 doesn’t even include toddlers, the greatest and most ridiculous Sims age group of them all.

The release of the (paid for) Outdoor Retreat pack was helpful as it gave people a chance to frolic outside, while the upcoming Get to Work expansion will let them embrace their wild, capitalist sides. Just like real life, eh? The expansion will let your Sims become doctors, shopkeepers and more. Watch a new Sims 4 Get to Work trailer after the break.

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Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries Launches on Steam

Woolfe Launches on PC

Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries has been on our radar for quite some time. A dark and twisty platformer, Woolfe turns all of the grandma-visiting niceties of the fairy-tale on its head and places you in the shoes of Red Riding Hood as she avenges her father’s death. Y’see, her dad died in a “workplace accident”, emphasis on the word accident since Red is convinced that his shady employer B.B Woolfe was behind it. Given that there’s a whole game around that possibility, I’d say she’s probably right.

She’ll have to break into his factory and go through some enchanted woods to prove it though, completing puzzles and fighting his tin army as she uncovers the truth. The first volume of the game (out of two) has just been released and you can watch the Woolfe launch trailer after the break.

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Sci-Fi Survival Game ‘Halcyon 6′ Reaches Kickstarter Goal In Under 48 Hours

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The humans in Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander are a brave lot. When a Mean and Nasty alien race threatens to come knocking on Earth’s door, they don’t cower under a desk and cross their fingers really hard (as I would, if I’m honest), they hightail it to an “ancient, derelict space station” called Halcyon 6 in an attempt to “harness its mysterious power”.

As you’d expect, they’re the only ones in the entire galaxy who can save the world! We’ve heard that story more than enough times before but with alien battling, crew management, resource gathering and exploration, the game’s familiar plot is backed up by (what will surely be) some highly addictive gameplay. Halcyon 6 has just blitzed through its Kickstarter goal and you can find out more after the break.

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