Creative Assembly has announced a new mode for Total War Warhammer 2 that lets players with powerful PCs push the strategy game’s battles to their limits.
The Laboratory, due out as a free update on 14th December, is a Skaven-themed custom battle playground that includes numerous sliders that let you tweak the game.
You can ramp-up unit sizes, remove the bounds of gravity and increase impact force tenfold to, as Creative Assembly puts it, “create scenes of pure chaos”.
via Tumblr New Total War Warhammer 2 mode lets powerful PCs push the game to its limits
Mario Rabbids will be updated with a new competitive multiplayer mode as of tomorrow, allowing two players to go head-to-head locally. Best of all, it’s free.
Versus Mode plays a little differently to the core game, with players being limited to just a handful of actions per turn, helping prevent one player from immediately dominating the game with an entire squad’s worth of dashing, techniques and weapon shots. However, scattered around the map you’ll also find boxes containing tickets that can be used to unlock additional actions – the player that control these boxes, controls the game.
Unlike Mario Rabbids’ co-op multiplayer you’ll also need to select from a variety of loadouts when putting together your squad, rather than carrying over the weapons and abilities you’ve unlocked in your singleplayer campaign. I was really happy to see this change in place, as I felt the co-op challenges were inevitably undermined in the end, as you steamroll through them with high-level characters.
via Tumblr Mario Rabbids is getting a versus mode tomorrow, for free
The Scribblenauts series looks like it is getting a revival via a new game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Scribblenauts Showdown has been spotted on the Taiwan ratings board website, which has leaked numerous announcements in the past (thanks, Nintendo Everything).
There’s what looks like cover art, too, showing what appears to be two players facing off against each other in the series’ trademark “type it to create it” gameplay.
via Tumblr Looks like Scribblenauts is getting a revival on Nintendo Switch
Remember Line Wobbler, the game played on a strip of light and controlled by a wobbling a spring? Well King’s Cross train station in London now has a giant Line Wobbler – spiralled into the shape of a Christmas tree!
It’s six meters high, two meters wide and has more than 7200 LEDs! And it doesn’t drop needles which somehow dig themselves into your carpet and can’t be hoovered up.
Line Wobbler is actually a dungeon crawler, believe it or not. You are a green dot and enemies are a red dot, and when you encounter them you waggle the spring to turn yellow and attack.
via Tumblr King’s Cross train station has a giant playable Christmas tree
Zombie kill ’em up Dying Light gets a Battle Royale-inspired standalone PvP expansion called Bad Blood next year.
Developer Techland said Bad Blood comes “as a response to numerous fan requests for a PvP approach to Dying Light, and the recent popularity of the Battle Royale genre among the survival horror fans”, which presumably is a nod to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite.
The big difference between the likes of PUBG and Bad Blood, however, is Bad Blood is only for six players, and it blends PvP with PvE. Here’s how it works: you and five other players are dropped into a hostile, zombie-infested area. Each player has to evacuate before the night falls. You have to scavenge for weapons while harvesting blood samples from the infected.
via Tumblr Dying Light gets a Battle Royale-inspired expansion called Bad Blood in 2018
Stellar karaoke app Karaoke Joysound is out now on the Switch eShop. Sadly it’s only officially available in Japan at present, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out.
Karaoke Joysound previously appeared on Wii and Wii U in Japan, and the latter version eventually made its way to Europe. The app’s excellent feature list and vast song roster (courtesy of Japanese karaoke company Xing) made it a permanent fixture of many a post-pub party on Wii U – as Martin Robinson, Eurogamer’s self-proclaimed karaoke king, can attest.
The Switch version of Karaoke Joysound supports the Wii U wireless microphone (and reportedly any other USB mic) to register your spirited caterwauling, and is accompanied by a new Joysound mobile app. This is specifically designed for use with the Switch game, and is used to adjust settings, and browse and queue tracks from Joysound’s catalogue of over 140,000 songs while a singer focusses on the main screen.
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The PlayStation 4 has now sold an impressive 70m units worldwide.
Sony’s console has sold more than 70.6m units through to consumers worldwide as of 3rd December 2017, Sony said.
The milestone was achieved just over four years after the console went on sale, in November 2013.
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Destiny 2 now requires you buy its Curse of Osiris DLC to unlock the game’s eye-catching Legend of Acrius exotic shotgun.
You’ll also need Curse of Osiris to unlock the base game’s Platinum trophy (or on Xbox, net all of the achievements) if you haven’t done so already.
Destiny has locked existing activities behind new DLC in the past – usually, whenever it has raised the game’s light/power level cap and you need to be a higher strength to gain access.
via Tumblr Destiny 2 locks one of its most-prized exotic guns behind Curse of Osiris expansion
In Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy you climb a mountain, but the lower-half of your body is submerged in a pot and you climb solely using a large hammer.
The hammer mirrors your mouse movements and hooks onto branches and launches you up the side of the mountain – but it can also pogo you away from the mountainside too. Frequently, you will fall.
The controls aren’t as finger-tying as in Bennett Foddy’s famous QWOP – the running game where you control individual limbs – but mastering the swing of your hammer in Getting Over It is absolutely the game.
via Tumblr The new game from the creator of QWOP is as brutal as it is brilliant
A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. Look out for the Jelly Deals roundup of reduced-price games and kit every Saturday on Eurogamer.
Even after the Black Friday madness is over and done, the best value console bundles keep coming. This time, it’s the Xbox One X’s turn.
Head to ShopTo at the moment, and you’ll be able to pick up one of Microsoft’s extra fancy 4K boxes along with four games for £449.86. Specifically, you’ll be getting Forza Motorsport 7, Dishonored 2, Doom, and Fallout 4. For those not keeping track, the Xbox One X’s regular price is £450, so those games are all thrown in for free.
via Tumblr Jelly Deals: Xbox One X with four games for £450
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