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First Look: ‘Evil West’
A dash of ‘DOOM’ and a pinch of ‘Red Dead Redemption’

Releasing later in 2022, this folklore-powered third-person action game from Flying Wild Hog is shaping up to be not only gory, but also somewhat unique and special.

May 14, 2022Evil West is the newest game to be created by Polish developer Flying Wild Hog, best known for Hard Reset and the popular Shadow Warrior franchise. Revealed in 2020 at the annual Game Awards, the game’s publisher Focus Entertainment has drip-fed details to keep players excited.


First Look: ‘The Witcher 3’ Next-Gen Could Restore the Reputation of CD Projekt

Launched back in 2015, ‘The Witcher 3’ still remains one of gaming’s most impressive RPGs and is soon getting a visual overhaul for PS5, Xbox Series S|X, and Windows.

March 28, 2022 — For many players out there, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the pinnacle of video game RPGs. Based on the applauded literary works of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, there are few games in history that can attest to the success of this widely-regarded masterpiece series. With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen update looking to come out this summer, this is one super-boosted upgrade you will not want to miss. FULL STORY »

First Look: ‘God of War Ragnarok’ Is Jaw-Dropping

‘God of War: Ragnarok’ faces the daunting task of following up on its predecessor masterpiece, and so far the world of Ragnarok looks interesting enough to succeed.

January 29, 2022God of War: Ragnarok is the follow-up to the 2018 reboot that was also inspired by the Norse sagas (albeit a far cry from being either historically or mythologically accurate.) Scheduled to come out in 2022, Ragnarok is in development at Sony Santa Monica, the studio that originated the massively popular series on PlayStation 2 in 2005. FULL STORY »

First Look: ‘The Settlers’ Promises To Reinvent Franchise With New, Novel Fantasy Faction System

After more than 10 years since the last main entry and a failed attempt at a sequel, ‘The Settlers’ is soft-rebooting the series with new gameplay mechanics.

January 18, 2022 The Settlers is a series that is among the city-building and strategy greats with a rich and storied history but has not yet enjoyed the reboot and renaissance that other franchises have enjoyed in recent years. That is, at least, until now as Ubisoft has announced The Settlers, a soft reboot of sorts for the series.


Epic September:
Awesomest Gametrailers

September had a few surprises up its sleeves thanks to a brilliant PlayStation 5 showcase. The month also saw several 4K remaster announcements.

September 30, 2021 — From a writer trapped in the hell of the Pacific Northwest to the rise of the Sith, September featured a bevy of video games we cannot help but board the hype train for. Thanks to the PlayStation Showcase on September 9, players were treated to some dark, gothic, and fantastical tales that we are sure will satiate that appetite for the macabre that so many gamers share.


Epic August:
Top Three Game Trailers

Giants, monkeys, and Viking-style warriors round out this trio of the best, epic video game trailers released in August of 2021 — solely determined by Kurgan Compass™.

August 31, 2021 — What is the best part of a new video game reveal or new content? Well, that all depends on how good the accompanying trailer is. Typically cinematic and offering very little gameplay footage, these trailers are intended to fuel the hype train. FULL STORY »

‘Hood: Outlaws and Legends’ First Impression

Watch a slew of new, striking screenshots and an in-depth gameplay demonstration that explains Hood’s medieval heists and multiplayer mechanics.

April 20, 2021Hood: Outlaws and Legends is a seasonal multiplayer PvPvE heist game developed by former CCP Newcastle in England, a developer acquired by Sumo Digital back in 2018. French mini-major Focus Home Interactive has taken on publisher duties and confirmed a May release. FULL STORY »

Introducing ‘Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace’

‘Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace’ has been penned by the team who wrote the game’s counterpart tabletop version, a fact that should go down well with fans.

March 21, 2021 — A spooky new launch trailer has dropped for the upcoming indie game, Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace, ahead of its March 23 release. The trailer showcases a variety of Lovecraftian horror to inform what players can expect, and it also implies the inclusion of jump scares and a plethora of psychological elements. FULL STORY »

‘Black Myth: Wukong’ Gets Impressive Gameplay Trailer

Chinese developer GameScience’ Unreal-powered epic is based on ‘Journey to the West’; will let players take on the role of the Legendary Monkey King.

February 9, 2021 — This new video shows off impressive gameplay for the upcoming souls-like Black Myth: Wukong. Powered by the ubiquitous UE4 game engine. Which could very well migrate to Unreal Engine 5 before release. The trailer below depicts fighting mechanics which seem to offer a wide variety of well-timed attacks. .. FULL STORY »

Team Ninja’s ‘Nioh 2’ Looks Incredible on Playstation 5

A 14-minute gameplay video in 4K just dropped and it is gorgeous.

January 25, 2021Team Ninja is hard at work on The Nioh Collection and Nioh 2 – Complete Edition. And judging by the newly released 14-minute gameplay video of Nioh 2 running on the PS5, development is going well. Just look at that.. FULL STORY »

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