Batmobile Coming to Rocket League

The most exciting thing about Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman Vs Superman is that its Batmobile is coming to the still very addictive Rocket League.  Check out the overly dramatic advert:

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack drops on 8th March, and already looks better than the film. 

Because the film looks shit.

Fate & Fortune – Uncharted 4 Story Trailer

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Sony just released a story trailer for Uncharted 4 in anticipation of its late April release.

While much can be said about the bombast and action, two things stand out in the trailer: fate and fortune.

It seems to be traditional pulp affair, with Nathan Drake’s now quiet life being interrupted by the convenient plot of a long lost older brother appearing to entice Nathan into one last adventure.  You know, the adventure they’ve worked for their entire life.

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Naut – a free game full of fun and folly

Naut is a gem of a game and a delightful start to the year. Think of it as an appetiser to upcoming exploration games of 2015 such as No Man’s Sky, only this game is more like a road trip in a dynamic environment with little to do and broken physics. This makes it sound messy and it is, which is precisely why it works well. The gameplay is wonderfully juxtaposed by the vivid colours, cinematic camera and epic soundtrack. It is almost serious but the only way to describe actually playing it is goofy; the great sort of goofy that breeds enjoyment.

As a Naut, you wander Mars in a Cadillac-esque car alone or in co-op. The only clue as to what you should be doing is in the tag line: Is there life on Mars? I’m not sure about the answer to that, but there’s certainly life in Naut.

It’s a god awful small affair, but it’s a wonder to behold.

Naut was made by Lucie Viatgé, Tom Victor and Titouan Millet and the best part is it’s free on PC, Mac and Linux over at itch.io.  Check it out here.

E3: Microsoft

I’m still trying to forget the blistering eye-destroying video that introduced Microsoft’s conference, but I’m not trying to forget the rest of it.  Especially from about two and a half minutes in when Phil Spencer touted, ‘Today, we’re dedicating our entire briefing to games.’  Microsoft is sorry.

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