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Train Sim World 2

All you simulator fans out there prepare for the next installment in simulators. The guys over at Dovetail have created a brand new Train simulator game called “Train Sim World 2” due for release on 20th August 2020!

Train Sim World 2 allows users to take control of iconic locomotives on high speed services. Even on long freight hauls or precise commuter traffic, get creative tools too, you are the driver now.

Train Sim World 2 – Authentic Routes & Trains

Take control and feel the thrill of high speed inter city German rail as you drive the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln. Take control of the CSX AC4400CW and haul long freight across Sand Patch Grade. Furthermore master the complex operations of the famous London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. All licensed and authentically reproduced.

Creative Juices

Personalise your rail journey with an easy to use tool to create your own custom liveries with the Livery Designer. Craft both complex and simple designs, making your journey unique to you. Create your very own scenario with the Scenario Planner. Pick trains and destinations before you jump in.

Realism

The proprietary SimuGraph® vehicle dynamics engine has evolved. Bringing with it adverse weather, master moving heavy freight and control your locomotive power on steep inclines! Dynamic skies and 4K support also bring some visual fidelity and realism to your journey.

Train Sim World 2: Immersion

You will be given clear information on instructions, gradient and speed profiles whilst you drive. Thanks to new HUD displays and clearer display of safety systems, brake controls, power meter and accelerometer. The new controller scheme gives you choice on camera and driving modes. Giving you easier access to the external camera mode and enter another vehicle. While the full physics and simulation is still running!

Preservation

Played Sim World 2020 and it’s add ons? You can now play them in Train Sim World 2.
Your collection comes with you – You can play your Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons in Train Sim World 2. Train Sim World has always been about your collection, your choice of Add-Ons from your favourite region, time period, diesel, electric, passenger, freight – your way. Your purchased Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons will be available to play in Train Sim World 2.

(Dovetail)

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Cult

Honey, I Joined A Cult The Game

This game looks mental. Cults are usually a bad thing.  A bit mental. Very crazy and downright explosive. Nothing ever goes right when it comes to a cult. Want to join one?

Honey, I Joined A Cult Plot

In Honey, I Joined a Cult, the newest game from Team17. Players undertake the management of their very own cult. It will be up to you to do everything that a leader does. Such as recruit new followers and acolytes. Furthermore you’ll be responsible for designing the layout of the headquarters and growing their influence. As you want to have a growing influence and make the organisation as successful as possible don’t you?

As you develop your group, you will face challenges both from within and outside the cult. The leaders ego will be growing and the media will start to meddle. It’s up to you to keep it ALL in check for the group to flourish.

FEATURES

  • Take full control of a funky cult
  • Build freaky deaky bases
  • Overcome groovy missions and challenges
  • Stick it to ‘The Man’
  • Get down with deities
  • Super funky soundtrack

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The Last Of Us Part 2

The Last of Us Part II

We have played The Last Of Us Part II extensively and have absolutely loved every minute of it. As expected from the first The Last Of Us, the game has a very movie like feel to it and it’s almost as if you are IN a movie. You are really able to connect emotionally to the characters from within the game.

It’s definitely worth killing many many hours of your time with you will not regret picking this one up!

The Last Of Us Part II Plot

5 years after the dangerous journey across the post pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled in Jackson, Wyoming.

They’re living amongst a thriving community of fellow survivors. They have settled into peace and stability. Despite the constant threat of the infected and other survivors. As the other survivors may be more desperate and bring harm to the camp.

So, when a violent event disrupts the peace. Ellie embarks on a journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one. She’s confronted by a devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.

Story

The story is very complex and requires a lot of attention. You can’t be on your phone or listening to music whilst playing this one! You have to pay attention to know what is going on in the story. It’s emotional and complex and one that will stay with you long after playing.

Ellie is relentless in her pursuit of vengeance and there is a cycle of violence that will be left behind, it will challenge your beliefs of right vs wrong. Hero vs Villain.

The Last Of Us Part II – Gameplay

There is a brand new gameplay system that will deliver on bringing to life the life or death stakes that Ellie’s journey takes you on. You will feel desperate and feel the struggle for survival, through improved melee combat, improved movement and dynamic stealth mechanics. Take hold of a variety of weapons and crafting items, improve Ellie’s skills and upgrade to help personalise Ellie’s capabilities to match your own play style in The Last of Us Part II.

Backdrop

We cannot not talk about the beauty of the environment that you play in. You will be taken to the peaceful mountains and forests of Jackson. You’ll see the ruins of greater Seattle and be taken to treacherous environments of the infected. All brought to life through the latest iteration of Naughty Dogs engine. Characters and the world is more realistic and detailed than ever before.

(Sony)

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Episode 369 The Last Of Us Part 2 w/Mr Midas

talking tom

Talking Tom and his POKE-A-THON!

Outfit7 is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary of Talking Tom this summer! Talking Tom made his global debut in his first game in July 2010 and instantly became an overnight sensation! 10 years and 13 billion downloads later, Outfit7 is inviting fans to a special “POK-A-TOM’ event from July 20th to July 30th.

The reason behind this? Can Tom’s fans poke him 10 billion times in 10 days?

The anniversary event is taking place in a total of four of Tom’s most popular games: Talking Tom Cat, My Talking Tom, My Talking Tom 2, and My Talking Tom Friends.

During the celebration the total number of pokes will be displayed on a “POK-A-METER” on the Outfit7 official website. While if players manage to complete the challenge, (10 billion pokes) every player will be gifted a generous in-game currency bundle. More times Tom gets poked, the bigger the reward!

“Fans have poked Tom almost too many times to count since 2010,”  

“Over 400 million fans play with the games every month, so we wanted them to be included in the celebration by doing more of what they love – and getting fun rewards to enjoy with Tom in return!”

Xinyu Qian, CEO of Outfit7

Over The Years

Tom has changed a lot over the past 10 years. Tom has inspired the Talking Tom and Friends Franchise, which now includes a total of 23 mobile games, digital video content, which has over 56 billion views and a movie that’s in development! The original game was named as one of Android’s “Most Downloaded Games of All Time!”

Go ahead and poke Tom and see how many pokes we can all get by downloading his mobile games here:

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Episode 367 Munya Chawawa

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Gaming: 1,000 Games for $5!

It’s time to celebrate some success! If you’re a gamer you are going to love this wonderful piece of news. The folks over at itch.io put together a bundle of games, well over 1,000 projects in fact. (Which totaled over $3400 of paid games!) – You can help this way with the Black Lives Matter movement by playing video games!

We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality and police brutality against black people. Therefore the folks over at itch.io decided to take a stand, in any way that they felt that they could.

Black Lives Matter: Gaming

So, they partnered with many different creators across their platform to help the many different organisations that are working directly with those affected.

They reached out to their community and an unprecedented amount of creators donated their projects. Which was over 1,000, to create the largest bundle ever.

The best part?

It was available with as part of a ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ scheme, with a minimum donation of $5. All of the proceeds were donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund at a split 50/50.

The amassed an amazing figure of OVER 8M DOLLARS! While the average contribution was a little over $10.

 

 

Unfortunately the bundle has now ended, but let us know if you were able to pick them up! What were they like? What was your favorite? Let us know via our socials @howtokillanhour across them all! How did you help with the Black Lives Matter movement? What games did you pick up?

(itch.io)

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Virtual Reality Worlds Expand in Doctor Who and Peaky Blinders

A brand new Doctor Who trilogy is set to extend across VR, console, Switch and Mobile. Also, a Peaky Blinders VR game called The King’s Ransom! Virtual Reality is getting interesting indeed!

Maze Theory, the Virtual Reality studio that will develop both these amazing games. Are set to receive investment from the UK Creative Content EIS Fund. Furthermore they’ve been awarded a second grant from the Government’s UK Research and Innovation Body, UKRI!

Doctor Who & Peaky Blinders Expansion

Doctor Who franchise expansion will kick off next year! Launching a Playstation, Xbox, PC and switch game. Plus a horror/sci-fi mobile phone takeover game.

The three games create a trilogy of experiences. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR was the first.

It will include new mechanics, new subplots and iconic features! Such as the TARDIS, Daleks and the chance to collude with the Doctor herself.

The Kings Ransom, launches in 2021. Tommy Shelby, Arthur Shelby and Polly Gray features. Also it’s set in iconic locations such as The Garrison Pub and Charlies Yard. Furthermore, King’s Ransom will be a narrative driven action adventure!

What they’re saying….

“Maze Theory is evolving to the next level. We know from feedback that fans of shows like Doctor Who and Peaky Blinders crave new and exciting experiences across multiple devices and interwoven stories that create an overall experience far surpassing that of a single game.”

The world is facing challenging times right now, but the gaming sector continues to be resilient in times of economic uncertainty. These investments and our new content initiatives enable us to grow our fanbase and drive our business forward. We remain as committed as ever to delivering brilliant gaming experiences.” Maze Theory CEO, Ian Hambleton

 

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Episode 355 “Robbing Pete Tong” Ft Kelly Vero

Episode 354 Mr Midas Interviews Tifa! (Britt Baron)