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Besiege Hands-On Steam PC Gamer Preview !

Ever wanted to design and create a medieval siege weapon? Well now you can with the new game Besiege from Spiderling Studios. In this game you don’t control a weapon given to you, you create it. In order to create the weapon you have always desired you are to pick from a certain amount of items to build it and set it off into victory. Players can build everything from a catapult to a giant wall of cannons. When you first start the game you are given 1 of 15 scenarios. In the first one you are to destroy a simple house using any means necessary to destroy it although the game will recommend and explain how to use the wheels in order to ram your weapon into the house. So in the beginning there’s pretty basic mechanics. Besiege on Steam Early Access won’t just give you the same scenario every time. Sometimes players will have to destroy a structure, kill all enemies (or most enemies), and even move a certain object(s) from one location to another.

How are you going to complete these missions? Build your own siege weapon of course. Since this game is in early access it only offers the first 15 levels, a sandbox (still being developed but still playable), 33 items to use to build your weapons of choice and some include flying tools to utilize flight. There is an infinite amount of things you can build if you put your mind to it.

It does take time to build these siege tools although for me it was not too bad. For others though it may be a bit tiring. My opinion would be once you have this game updated more and more, allow steam workshop to be set in place so people can share ideas and test one anther’s siege weapons out. Because some people love games like this, but sometimes just not the building part.

Building mechanics are not the only thing this game has going for it. The graphics, UI, and the atmosphere of the game are amazing as well. The graphics are sleek and smooth to look at goes great with the UI of the game which is also sleek itself and easy to navigates. The atmosphere in the game has its own place in this game because it’s just the atmosphere I would expect from a sandbox builder, calm and peaceful. Music isn’t anything too special although some does play, so it doesn’t seem too quiet while your building your weapon of doom. Overall as an early access game I have had more fun with it than I thought I would, with all you can build and destroy it was an amazing experience. Check out my game play for Besiege down below and don’t forget to leave your thoughts on this great game.

Full 1080P 60 Frames Per Second RGN Video Preview:

Now Available on Steam Early Access

Preview Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Hands-On Preview.

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RealGamerNewz H1Z1 Steam Early Access Impressions

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Hello RGN Readers, my name is John Clark and I’m part of the RealGamerNewz Community. I’ve been playing H1Z1 for the few weeks now that it’s been available on Steam Early Access and in my opinion if you’re into the survival horror meets action genre of video games then this is the game for you. Here are my thoughts and impressions of the game thus far at the timing of this post.

I must say, H1Z1 is phenomenally well put together. There are two types of gameplay I see on it that are on the forefront but this is only minimalist compared to what others can do with a little time and creative ingenuity. Of course, creation is limited to what you can also defend since this is a persistent world game with plenty of PvE but also PvP elements that can often be brutal and unforgiving. In that sense, H1Z1 is very straightforward, kill or die!

At the start of the game all you really have as a survivalist player is a back pack with some rags and a flare. From the start players must go around the map looking for food, wood, metal, and water, and in the midst of doing this have zombies running after them not to mention wolves. If you’re the type to delve into PvP moments either on purpose or by accident, you’ll end up with over players trying to kill you for your lot or sometimes they team up with you and make a group to help you out and get better / stronger in both PvP as well as PvE.

To get good at H1Z1 players have to just stick with it, the zombies and wolves are there for killing and you have to adapt every 30 minutes or so to find food currently plus drink some type of clean water before you die of hunger and starvation. In my opinion, the air drops that players can pay for in the game are perfectly fair except I don’t see them often enough as a person not paying for them – I was promised the chance to shoot them down or steal them from other players if I’m in their vicinity. Hopefully I get to live out that promised experience soon. If you ask me, there are too many campers who use a campfire as a friendly fire warning but then shoot you anyways in the back of the head. One time a few people picked me up and brought me around and then spoke to me about teaming up with me. Suddenly, one departed from the group briefly. He then proceeded to kill me. This kind of thrill is exhilarating and fun but there needs to also be an equal way for players to team up together. Giving each other just 2% of what you get isn’t seeming fair to me.

If you play H1Z1 and want to meet up and level up with me or go into towns, villages, and camp sites together make sure you are ready and add me. My in-game name is John1989

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Written by John Clark of RGN Community

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Impressions: EVOLVE Brings an Original Flavor of Gameplay Innovation That’s Worthwhile

Evolve on Xbox ONE has a solid frame rate, gameplay, and graphics. Over time, we’ve seen Turtle Rock Studios give a very much improved build again and again. The game overall is very quick and easy to jump in to and play and the design concept is original and good. Turtle Rock has given birth to a lot of new moments for the shooter genre and we appreciate that as the genre certainly needs revitalizing.

Evacuation Mode and the map to map, round to round changes (Turtle Rock claims results in over 800,000 possible combinations) give a dynamic feel to the game. Guns and upgrades all have a very different feeling. The game has a similar feel to Destiny in that players feel an urge to perpetually upgrade gear and bring it online with their crew.

Evolve is even more focused on gameplay and user interactions online than most games in the shooter market and will likely be judged heavily for it. There are some issues with core elements of the game being sectioned off and costing extra money but the fun factor, replay value, and dare I say innovative nature of Evolve makes these issues possible to overlook.

This game has shown promise since the start of development and I’ve personally now played more than a few builds both through public and press access, at events and from home in real world settings, and each time milestones have seemingly been met to push performance, controls, and graphics in leaps and bounds. There’s a lot of game modes that simulate other games in the genre, or add new original twists to the scene. Some of these include Rescue Mode, Nest Mode, and Defend mode. Hopefully these all stay available to play and aren’t phased in / out due to popularity – since I like diversity. But hopefully they can also be populated with games.

Balancing can be a tricky thing, and we expect more along the lines of tweaks and updates as the full build is prepared for launch, and even once its out the door. Such is the way with heavily multiplayer-centric shooters after all. But besides that, and all caveats discussed aside, So Far So GOOD!

Jermain Jackson, Deputy Editor Impressions of Evolve:

Having played the technical test on my Sony PS4, my excitement level for Evolve went from almost non-existent to, ”Give it to me NOW!”

Evolve is one of the most fun co-op experiences I’ve played in years. Even if there is no verbal communication between you and your teammates, as long as everyone plays smart and utilizes their character class’s unique abilities, you can achieve victory.

Based on gameplay footage, it seemed as though being in control of the Monster would have been the most fun part about Evolve. Boy was I wrong. For the most part, playing on the hunters’ side was just as fun and intense as playing as a Monster. Neither side felt unbalanced, each had their strengths and weaknesses.

From my experience Turtle Rock Studios has done a wonderful job of capturing the thrill of the hunt and the fight for survival. I for one can’t wait to get my hands on it come February 10, 2015.

Genre(s): First-person shooter
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): 2K Games
Developer(s): Turtle Rock Studios
Release Date (NA): February 10th, 2015

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Windows 10 Featuring Xbox ONE Preview Video Released by Microsoft

Shouts out to Major Nelson for revealing this exclusive Xbox App on Windows 10 Preview.

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Dying Light – Baseball Bat Mod Preview [HD 1080P]

Baseball Bat Mod Preview of Dying Light.

Genre(s): First Person Horror
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Warner Bros
Developer(s): Techland
Release Date (NA): February 2015

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Chroma Squad – Beta Impressions

Chroma Squad is a Tactical Turn-Based Manager from Behold Studios for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In Chroma Squad players are put in the director’s chair of their on Sentai/Ranger TV Show and must create a hit series to launch and keep their production company afloat.  The game starts with you naming your company, naming your show, casting your squad and  filming your first episode. When the player starts filming the player assumes the role of their squad and they will face off against the enemy of the episode and their squad of Henchmen. The on screen action is turned based; each member of the squad will be able to move a certain amount of spaces and attack enemies one by one before the turn ends. The enemy squad will then get their turn to counterattack and the battle will go on as long as a member of either squad is left standing.  The players squad and transformer or Chormantize into their Chroma Suit as well as summon their Chromazord if the enemy powers up. The game is just as fun and addicting as it was when we covered the game at Pax East this year and the episodes are more fleshed out with story bits and dialog between the cast members. The Squad’s chatter will be sure to etch a smile on gamers faces as the writing is very witty and comical.

The only problem with the combat in Chroma Squad is that their is no tutorial to show the player how to move across the playing field to attack the enemy. This will cause a lot of trail and error on the players part in the final build of the game if the developers do not provide one in-game when it is released. The same can be said  for the directing/managing of the show between takes as their is also no tutorial and this needs to be addressed for the final build as well. If players can’t no execute the moves  necessary on the battlefield or make the decisions on what direction to take the show their Chroma Squad series will bomb fairly quickly and they may have to the game anew. When players get a good grasps on the combat and management Chroma Squad is a blast to play. There is so much to do in this game that it will never get old from leveling up your actors, upgrading your gear and TV set and much much more. Chroma Squad is a game that RTS/RPG fans will love and Power Ranger/Super Sentai fans will adorn for years to come. If you have not already be sure to check out www.chromasquad.com for more info on the game and the beta then be sure to check back to RGN for our full review on the game when it is released.

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Toy Soldiers: War Chest – PS4 Gameplay Preview [HD 1080P]

PS4 Gameplay Preview of Toy Soldiers: War Chest from publisher Ubisoft and developer Signal Studios.

Genre(s): Third person shooter, Strategy
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Signal Studios
Release Date (NA): Early 2015

PS4 Gameplay Preview

Announcement Trailer:

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SpeedRunners – Early Access Preview

Speed Runners is a four person 2D arcade racing game from Double Dutch Games and Tiny Build Games for the PC. The game is structured as a race on a 2D plane (think Canabalt)  and once it starts each player must guide their character to the finish line without being outran and outgunned by their opponents that can picked up on the track a la Mario Kart used to slow down, stop or redirect their foes into the opposite direction.  I recommend playing the game with a controller pad because of the pace of the game using a keyboard and mouse may be too slow in some situations to gain and keep a lead in the race.

The look of the Speed Runners is very unique for a title of this caliber and it adds to the playful yet high octane action that occurs on screen. The game’s visuals gives Speed Runners  a feel of Wacky Racers meets the Incredibles as all the characters are model as heroes and villains.  The soundtrack is solid playing off the art style you really feel as though you there in the race with your hero or villain making for a seamless and action packed experienced. The only problem with SpeedRunners besides the possible controller layout issues is that the game at this point is strictly online  and no offline race mode. If SpeedRunners stays true to its guns however gamers will  make sure they are connected to play with the their friends and foes when it releases on steam this August.

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Tango Fiesta Steam Hands-On PREview [Video + Editorial]

Tango Fiesta is a game that takes you back to the days of Rambo III on the Sega Genesis, but with more of a focus on action rather than stealth. Immediately Tango Fiesta is fun as hell, and is meant to be played on the controller. For the testing purposes of this game, I used a standard PS4 DualShock 4 over the ControllerMAX (Aka CronusMAX) adapter (our review here), but you can use an Xbox 360 controller as well if you have one around.

I commend Spilt Milk Studio and Mastertronic for developing and publishing this game on Steam Early Access because it focuses on Gameplay first and foremost, and it gets a lot of things right. In addition to having your choice of primary and secondary weapons (including an Uzi, Assault Rifle, or Shotgun) players can also carry on 3 grenades at a time and a somewhat overpowered melee option which allows enemies to be dropped easily when you’ve got no ammo left.

Once players get the basics in earlier easy levels the title progresses with increased challenge and the reliable yet somewhat slow and clumsy controls allow for more and more explosions and shots fired all over the screen. This game is a great military setting that we haven’t seen in this genre much and is welcomed with open arms by PC gamers on the Steam RGN community. The game also gives you a diverse set of players to control, and the option to take part in co-op for up to 4 players online or locally. In Tango Fiesta the year is 1981 and every cliche’ war movie is rolled up into one guy’s nightmare (alongside his 3 friends). I played as all of them, each have varying strengths and weaknesses which address certain key points of player skill and attributes in the game.

This game is still open for complete update, and the character’s controls get faster and faster as you progress through this game. The developer and publisher are still listening to the community on their Steam channels – so if you see the gameplay video preview at the bottom of this article and have feedback – leave it on the Steam channels of the developers using your Steam profile and let your voice be heard. Most of the early missions consist of getting the player used to everything and simple objectives like blowing up para-military bases taking out all enemies who are otherwise relaxing armed on their tropical setting. This game focuses on the action based adventures of old school gaming to get its point across, and the soundtrack keeps this in pace by being pleasant on the ears and not typical of a shooter game.

Publisher: Mastertronic

Developer: Spilt Milk Studios

Available On: Steam Early Access (Windows / Mac OS X)

Video PREview w/HD Gameplay :

Preview Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Preview.

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BlockStorm (Voxel Based FPS) Steam Early Access – Hands On Impressions Videocast

RealGamerNewz PR Editor Josh and Editor In Chief Jon join the following RGN Podcast and state their Impressions of the Steam Early Access game BlockStorm.

Available Now On Steam Early Access (Windows PC / Mac OS X / Linux)

Preview Copy Info: Three digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Preview.

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Endless Legend – Early Access Preview [PC]

Endless Legacy is the 4X RTS game from Amplitude Studios coming soon for the PC.  The game is set in on the planet Auriga and four factions, the Valters, The Wild Walkers, The Broken Lords and The Necrophages all fight to control the land. The Player is given the ability to control on faction at a time, found and run their kingdoms, expand and evolve their civilization by inventing new tech, weapons, machinery and more. While maintaining their chosen faction you can choose to live in peace with the other fractions or start a war and take over their lands. Endless Legend is a grand crossover of the RTS, Simulation and RPG genres for a brand new gaming experience.

In this early access preview of Endless Legend there is no tutorial mode leaving the players to explore their vast landscape of Auriga while learning the controls all on there own. This is a both good and bad thing depending when the player that sits down with the game. If players get in on the early access beta and do not figure out the controls they may be turned off by the experience however there is an added challenge in not knowing what to do right away  and learning as you go. The tutorial mode will most likely will be unlocked in the final version of the game. When the player does get the hang of the controls, it would be a good idea to establish a base or a castle to contain your factions people then scout there area for treasures, other areas to build on and material for your  faction to expand and grown. Players can jump in and attack but at the beginning of the game it will be futile as the other factions are vastly more powerful the player’s faction and end their game. Endless Legend is shaping up to a grand RTS game with hours of exploration, expansion and action but the developers should take the time to make sure the game is fully accessible to players of all skill levels if they want to stand apart from the ever growing RTS genre.

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The Last Tinker: City Of Colors Hands-On Preview

“How do you save the world from a force that cannot be stopped?”

This is question posed to you by The Last Tinker: City of Colors. The once lovely and free village of Colortown is now divided by greed and prejudice. The town used to love and welcome all colors, but after a while, preferences were created, and biases were formed. Only certain colors are accepted in specific parts of town. What happened that caused a rift in the people’s hearts?

The Bleakness aims to not only turn everyone against each other, but to ultimately destroy all color in the world. Only fog, smoke, and shadows will remain. However, not all hope is lost. You have the power to save your world and bring back the joy of color and diversity to Colortown.


You are Koru, a youth who can wield the powers of color! Specifically, Koru controls Red, to aggravate evil, Green, to frighten the Bleakness away, and Blue, to grieve your enemies. You must set forth from the slums of Colortown and drive prejudice and hate away from the main districts.

Each section of Colortown was handcrafted and you can explore it all by free-roaming about the village, running into interesting characters and challenging puzzles along the way.


So, how do you save the world?

“Unleash your creative power.”

The Last Tinker: City of Colors is made by Mimimi Productions and is set to release in Summer of 2014 on PC, Mac, and Linux on Steam and consoles. The Last Tinker has won several awards, including:  Best Project 2012 and Best Game In Show Audience Award.

Check out the official trailer here!

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BROFORCE Gameplay + Hands On Preview [HD]

Our Public Relations Editor Josh and I recently sat down for some killing time with BROFORCE and were pleased to discover a hilarious, over-the-top game with clear retro influences and references to games of yester-year. The title is still in Steam Early Access, and jumping in now will run you $14.99 – however, the amount of polish seen already and fluidity of experience says to us that this game is worth it.

In addition to a campaign resembling Super Meat Boy with big flippin’ guns, BROFORCE proceeds to stimulate the Dopamine dispensers in your brain (like any good murder simulator should!) with a cast of characters jumping all over pop culture, 80’s, 90’s, fiction, above, beyond, and comedic action with the grizzling brutality of high intensity, fast-paced 2D war experiences like Contra.

Bullet Hell? Hell Yes. 

BROFORCE comes equipped with “destructible everything” (according to the developer Free Lives), 4 player online and local multiplayer, campaign co-op, deathmatch, horde, explosion run, suicide mode, and more. There’s even a Level Editor and Level Sharing software kit built into the game off the bat so the community can get to work on expanding it and when the time comes expand the replay value and longevity of the game by adding free content to the internet for BROFORCE. Beyond that, the development studio themselves is far from done and will also be releasing new missions and ‘New Bros Every Month’.

Stay tuned for our Full RGN Review once the Final Build of BROFORCE is released!

RGN Video Gameplay + Hands-On Preview Podcast:

Preview Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this hands-on preview.

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VR Gaming News: Virtual Reality MMO XViREnt Successfully Kickstarted w/ Over $9 Thousand CAD

The $8,000 CAD Kickstarter deal has been successfully funded for the new and upcoming virtual reality massively multiplayer online game heading out to Oculus Rift VR headset devices from InEvoWare Game Studios titled XViREnt. As of April 20, 2014 the campaign will be closed, meaning the game met its mark ahead of schedule. Click here to become a backer if there’s still a chance by the time you’re reading this (35 hours left at the time of post with $9,127 CAD raised).

XViREnt is a fantasy themed MMO that will be free-to-play with various classes including Vampire, Werewolf / Lycanthrope, “Agent” Class, “Inquisitor” Class, and more. Of course this MMO has many RPG elements listed including Careers, Experience, Skills, and Superpowers. UGC (User Generated Content) allows players to create their own character, go on their own quests, and perform their own missions, craft their own worlds, and even spawn their own custom creatures. Teased at the end of the preview / pitch video for this game is an advanced feature of Alter Ego to Super Ego Conversion.

Take a look at the Kickstarter Pitch / Preview Demonstration of this Work In Progress:

 

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