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Life Is Strange 2 interview with Gonzalo Martin

Gonzalo Martin Interview Life Is Strange 2

Recently MC Fixer interviewed Gonzalo Martin from Life Is Strange 2 for us and discussed all things Life is Strange 2 and what it's like being a voice actor in a video game!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Thursday, 16 January 2020

 

Life Is Strange 2 is an award winning episodic video game from Square Enix and is a continuation of the incredibly popular and successful video game series Life Is Strange!

The game is a long awaited sequel from game developers DONTNOD Entertainment. It features the lives of two brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz. They are forced to run away from their home in Seattle. Following the consequences fo a tragic incident. Furthermore they head to Mexico, to get away from it all. While hiding a sudden, yet, mysterious supernatural power.

Sean becomes responsible for his much younger brother. Life on the road is tough for him, as he begins to realise, his decisions will impact the lives of whom he comes in contact with forever.

(Life Is Strange)

Play Through

Life Is Strange 2 is not an all out action game that will have you constantly on the move. It is a movie like game that requires you to make decisions throughout the game via a multi-choice screen. The choices you make will alter the path you take along the way. However, even the small, seemingly mundane choices have huge consequences later on down the line. It is a lot like a movie, a movie that you can control. We certainly had a lot of fun playing it and we’re sure that you will to!

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Episode 341 Kofi Kingston (BONUS)

Life Is Strange 2

Life Is Strange 2 interview with Philip Bache

Life is Strange 2 Interview with Philip Bache

We recently got the chance to sit down with the voice over director and director of performances for Life is Strange 2 from Square Enix Mr Philip Bache. Who told us about the characters, actors and what it was like directing the actors in Life is Strange 2!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Life Is Strange 2 is an award winning episodic video game from Square Enix and is a continuation of the incredibly popular and successful video game series Life Is Strange!

The game is a long awaited sequel from game developers DONTNOD Entertainment. It features the lives of two brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz. They are forced to run away from their home in Seattle. Following the consequences fo a tragic incident. Furthermore they head to Mexico, to get away from it all. While hiding a sudden, yet, mysterious supernatural power.

Sean becomes responsible for his much younger brother. Life on the road is tough for him, as he begins to realise, his decisions will impact the lives of whom he comes in contact with forever.

(Life Is Strange)

Play Through

Life Is Strange 2 is not an all out action game that will have you constantly on the move. It is a movie like game that requires you to make decisions throughout the game via a multi-choice screen. The choices you make will alter the path you take along the way. However, even the small, seemingly mundane choices have huge consequences later on down the line. It is a lot like a movie, a movie that you can control. We certainly had a lot of fun playing it and we’re sure that you will to!

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Flip Grip For Nintendo Switch

The Flip Grip is a fantastic piece of kit that we LOVED using. We never thought about playing the switch in vertical mode before. But boy does it make a difference! The Flip Grip is the perfect gaming accessory for all those vertical mode games on the Switch.

Such as a variety of classic games such as Donkey Kong Jnr, Centipede, Pac Man or up to date games too such as Pinball on Panic Flip or Star Wars Pinball.

Simply attach a pair of Joy Cons on the rails either side of the flip grip will allow you to flip the Switch 90 degrees. Voila! It’s a simple as that. Vertical handheld gaming action.

Plus you don’t even lose a pixel of gaming real-estate on the screen.

The Flip Grip is a collaboration between video game historian and Retronauts founder Jeremy Parish, engineer and designer Mike Choi, and Fangamer. – Fan Gamer

To find out which games work vertically, there’s two great lists one is from Retronauts and the other is from imore.com

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Buzz Lightyear Controller Holder

Are you a Buzz Lightyear or Toy Story Fan? Are you a gamer or tech lover? Have plenty of controllers or a smartphone that you wish you could display in all its glory? Well the Exquisite Gaming Buzz Lightyear controller hodler  is just for you!

Buzz holds his hands out to be able to hold and display all over your favourite pieces of tech! Furthermore it even charges your control pads for you too! So it looks good and is practical as well!

Features

  • x1 Cable Guy Styled on “Buzz Lightyear” from Toy Story 4 franchise.
  • X1 6ft (2m) Micro USB & Type C adaptor charging Cable
  • Compatible with most PlayStation, X-Box, Switch & retro console controllers
  • Holds all mobile phone devices
  • Includes 2m (6ft) micro USB charging cable
  • Styled on “Buzz” from the Toy Story franchise
  • Official licensed merchandise

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Charge and Store – Nintendo Switch

You have a Nintendo Switch. With plenty of games, a pro controller, joy cons and a Poke Ball. But how do you store them all? Can’t have them lying about and causing a mess or getting dusty. Or even worse, lost or broken! Therefore you need a storage solution! We have been trying out the Charge and Store by Venom for the Nintendo Switch. It’s fantastic!

Not only can you store up to six games safely. You can also charge your pro controller and joycons all at once! How convenient is that?! Especially if you keep your Switch docked and play on the big screen a lot. There’s no need to constantly be removing and plugging in your joy cons. They can stay charged nearer to you and never get lost!

There’s separate charge points for a Pro Controller, 2 Joy Con controllers and a Poke Ball. Better yet, there’s an LED charge indicator for when the controllers are fully powered. Furthermore it’s USB powered so you can either charge via a mans socket or USB powered device!

We think the Charge and Store is a fantastic little device and we think that ALL Nintendo Switch users should have one. You won’t be disappointed.

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Death Stranding

We’ve recently sent Funk the task of giving Death Stranding a go and trying to figure out what the game is all about.

Death Stranding is the blockbuster title from Hideo Kojima that stars Norman Reedus (Walking Dead), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal) Léa Seydoux (Robin Hood, Spectre) Lindsay Wagner (Samson, Grey’s Anatomy) just to name a few!

Death Stranding Plot

As, you’ve all seen the meme’s and chatter online all about how no one can figure out what the game is about. We won’t attempt to explain it. Yet what we will say is. We really enjoyed it. It’s a breath of fresh air, something different and Death Stranding, really caught our attention.

Death Stranding is a LONG game so be prepared to wait it out. It’s not a quick action packed type of game. It’s a long slow and rewarding action game. It will require patience. However, that patience pays off with a very good reward.

After the collapse of civilization, Sam Bridges must journey across a ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to save mankind from the brink of extinction. 

In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and the planet on the verge of a mass extinction, it’s up to Sam Bridges to journey across the ravaged wasteland and save mankind from impending annihilation.

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Boiling Steel – SCI FI VR Madness

 

MicroWin Studio, the studio behind Guns ‘n’ Stories: Bulletproof VR, have announced an amazing Sci-Fi VR shooter. It’s called Boiling Steel and will come to Steam Early access on December 5th 2019.

Boiling Steel has been in development since early 2018. It’s made for gamers who love fast-paced action! Which is also wrapped in a complex story rich setting. It’s written by a member of the team behind the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.

From what we can see this game has some beautiful graphics, smooth controls and a lot of action! Boiling Steel has an arsenal of upgradable construction tools too. Which provide a truly unique experience!

Boiling Steel: Plot

The story of Boiling Steel is set far in the future and centered around a colonized planet. This planet has been designed to be a bastion of scientific research and development. Furthermore it is free of bureaucratic, religious, and legal restrictions and the technology is very very advanced.

So, by utilizing the ability to transfer a human consciousness to a robotic shell (how cool does that sound!). Players are able to do hazardous work in mines and factories without the need to worry about danger. You are eager for the chance at a better life. Therefore you get really excited about working for the Engineering Corps.

However, radical fanatics with unknown motives launch a virus into the system. Messing things up real bad. Empty shells run rampant as they’re controlled by the virus. Murdering anyone they can find.

This leads players to a number of questions such as:

Who is behind the virus attack and why?
Why haven’t the military arrived to rescue the colonists?

You get inquizitive and it’s up to you, even with your construction equipment, to get to the bottom of the issue.

Included in Boiling Steel:

  • 9 tools, each with unique playstyle, upgrades, and handling
  • Experience upgrade system: The more you use a tool, the more powerful it becomes.
  • Furthermore, be rewarded for sticking with a favorite.
  • Non-story missions are randomly generated to make each playthrough exciting and unique.
  • Plus, more than 40 combat missions! Equaling over 10 hours of action-packed VR shooting goodness.
  • A variety of enemy shells with a multitude of armaments, configurations, and combat style.
  • Overcome planetary security systems! Such as automated turrets, minefields, energy barriers. Achieve even more with smarts, quick reflexes, and puzzle-solving ability.
  • Also, explore cloud-city complexes, frozen structures, sandy mining platforms, and more.

Purchase via Steam here!

Early Access Release Date: Dec 5th 2019

Price: $19.99

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Seagate Game Drive PS4 – MORE GAMING FOR YOU!

 

Ever needed more space for your games? Have an ever expanding library of great games? Well Seagate have recently released a brand new external hard drive to solve those problems. The Seagate Game Drive for PS4 will boosted storage and offer game portability for all of your favourite games!

Seagate Game Drive just works!

The Seagate Game Drive comes in a 2TB capacity and will enhance your PS4 gaming capability! Furthermore it is as simple as plug and play! The Game Drive is officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and offers graphical branding. Which consequently mimic and complement the PS4 console design!

 

“Games can average 40GB per title, so even the highest-capacity internal console hard drives available can be maximized quickly…Seagate’s new Game Drive for PS4 offers a storage upgrade so users can keep saved content while expanding their ability to download new games and add-ons.”Jeff Fochtman, vice president of marketing for Seagate. 

 

The Seagate Game Drive will be instantly recognised by the PS4 and will install in less than 3mins. How quick and easy is that!

It is compact and efficient and better yet, it doesn’t need a power cord. Helping to improve portability if you ever wanted to take your games to a friends house.

Instant portable access for up to 50 games (We’re looking at you Read Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 100gb+ installs!) and add ons for both PS4 and PS4 Pro.

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The Witcher on Netflix

The Witcher on Netflix

 

Well I don’t know about you but The Witcher looks FANTASTIC! We all know about the amazing games that are based on the same book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. But this is the first time we’ve seen a live action adaptation. We have to say that we are very very excited for what’s to come.

For those unawares The Witcher is an upcoming fantasy drama web series that’s created by Lauren Schmidt for Netflix. (Who recently revealed that she’s planning 7 seasons!)

Games Radar recently published an interview that Schmidt did with their sister publication SFX magazine and told them that they’re planning to set up stories that can capture audiences interest for years at a time.

“We don’t have a second season yet – God willing we will – but right now it’s just about, ‘How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?….The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.” 

Nothing is better than a long story arc, gives us time to breathe and we can connect with the characters more. So we’re all for it!

The Witcher Plot

The Witcher follows Geralt of Rivia. He is a monster hunter who traverses an unnamed continent, hunting down lots of different monsters and creatures. All with a HUGE sword! The Geralt saga has spanned five books, released between 2008 and 2017. While the author (Sapkowski) has also written other short stories which also take place in the same realm as Geralt.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.

The trailer was dropped at Lucca Comics and Games 2019 as a part of a special panel with The Witcher cast (Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra) and Showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich!

The Witcher begins streaming on Netflix on December 20th 2019.

(Quartz / Games Radar

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