Think that news sources have got out of hand? Fed up with the spread of fake news? Want to take back control? You can do just that with Headliner: NoviNews on Xbox One and PS4.
Available to purchase and download right now, Headliner: NoviNews on Xbox One and PS4 puts you in the shoes of the Headliner, a news editor tasked with sifting through the latest news piece to arrive on your desk. With a team behind you scurrying away to create the most news worthy articles, it’ll be up to you to decide what gets printed and what get thrown to one side.
But you’ll have to be careful with your decision making as the articles that you find yourself giving the go-ahead will impact the world around you – should you help yourself, your friends and your family with specific news pieces that will ensure the world is seen in a certain light, or just crack on with the truth regardless?
As the Headliner these are the choices you’ll need to make, and in NoviNews it is these type of things you’ll be doing on a consistent basis. You’ll quite possibly have to have a heart of steel in order to push forward some of these news stories, but hey, for every political piece of distrust, there’s surely going to be some good news to report, isn’t there?
Should you wish to give Headliner: NoviNews a shot then you’ll find the usual digital stores delivering the required download. Priced up at £11.74, it’s not going to break the bank either. Just be sure to check out our full review of Headliner: NoviNews on Xbox One first – it’ll detail all the finer points you need to know.
The question is, do you want the power of a Headliner? Let us know in the comments.
WHAT IF YOU CONTROLLED THE NEWS? A stack of news article sits on your desk, two stampers on each side – green to approve, red to reject. Your reporting team is hacking away in the background as corporate music plays through the loudspeaker. It’s time to make decisions. Will you endorse nationalized healthcare, even though your love interest is worried about increased wait times? Will you demonize the new synthetic alcoholic drink, even though your boss stressed they are an important investor? Will you support current government, as tensions grow between the neighboring country? After work, you emerge on the streets of Novistan, shaped by the very news you publish. Perhaps you will see more graffiti, angry bums or even a riot? Or perhaps you will turn the nation into peaceful utopia, filled with cameras and drones watching your every step? How will your channel address tragic events about to happen? Will you agree to meet the clandestine group of truthtellers, or stop to watch the Prime Minister’s speech? On the way home you meet with three main characters: Evie, your co-worker and immigrant, worried about her health and growing xenophobic sentiment; your brother Justin, an aspiring comedian struggling with impostor syndrome and social anxiety; finally Rudy, a single father trying to provide for his little girl and keep his store afloat, while a mega-mart opens up next door. Each day provides a glimpse into their life and how the media shapes their beliefs. But every Headliner deserves to relax at home from the stress of the job. Listen to the radio and unwind on the comfy couch bought with hard-earned cash, as you watch the city burn outside the window. Perhaps splurge on treats to feed your doggo? Adopt a drone? Have your brother over for dinner? Or maybe keep your doors locked, hoarding every penny, as your apartment slowly fills with piles of cash? After good night’s sleep, it’s time to once again face to boss, new articles, a growing sense of responsibility, and…. power.