In the years since the release of Condemned 2: Bloodshot we’ve seen the horror genre evolve in a wide variety of ways. Zombies have returned to prominence as a key enemy within the genre, Resident Evil has both lost and then regained its classic horror feel, and a select few horror movies have become so fearsome that they are now arriving with warnings for those with heart conditions. All in all, horror is now in a very different state to what it was back in 2008. Nevertheless, very few games have been able to capture the unique style of horror seen within the Condemned series, with maybe only Outlast coming closest.
Welcome to Extinction, a game centered around a world on the brink of destruction.
The phenomenon that is Rocket League has barely shown signs of waning since its debut on console and PC. Since then, Psyonix have managed to secure partnerships for licensing customisation items and vehicles from other popular mediums, capitalising on the recent Ricky & Morty fad with items randomly dropping for players and having the infamous DeLorean available for purchase. Now though, the developers have successfully sought licensing for a large haul of DC universe themed offerings from Warner Bros. and the DC Super Heroes DLC Pack has arrived at a relatively cheap price. Is that because it’s a load of tat, or is it in fact a bargain for comic book enthusiasts wanting to show off their allegiances?
Deals With Gold Sale
In a week that sees the release of Sea of Thieves, Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered and a ton of other titles, it must be said that checking out some of the older games from the vast Xbox library won't really be of interest to many. But when the Xbox Live Deals With Gold Sale comes delivering plenty of discounts to Xbox One and Xbox 360 you really should sit up and listen - and that's exactly what is happening today with the discounts detailed for the 20th-26th March 2018. It must be said that it's not the greatest week ever, but there are still a number of games that you should, and shouldn't, be checking out. But which are they? We take a look.
If we're totally honest, last week's Xbox Live Deals With Gold sale was a bit poor. With little standout bargains to get involved in, it was most certainly a week for Xbox owners to keep the wallet closed and hold out for future bargains. But it is now when those future bargains are coming and the Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale for 20th-26th March 2018 is now in place. Want to check out all the great discounts available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 players to enjoy? There's a fair old few.
The Gaming Hub Podcasts
In Episode 87 of The Gaming Hub Podcast, we look forward to all of the games coming out in the next few weeks, including Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, MLB the Show, and A Way Out. We dig into the Sega Mega Drive Collection and talk about whether it would be a perfect game for the Nintendo Switch, and how Shadow of the Tomb Raider can be an effective follow up to the very good Rise of the Tomb Raider.
There were a lot of release dates announced this week, and The Gaming Hub Podcast has you covered with the details regarding all of them, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 4!
If you’ve ever used video games to unwind from a stressful day at work, school, or whatever, so have we! This week on The Gaming Hub Podcast, the team talks about how video games can serve as an escape from the pressures and stress of life, and how we use different forms of media as an escape.