News Snatch: Dying Light, MGSV: The Phantom Pain, And Destiny

I have a packed Snatch for you today so no dilly-dallying around, let’s get stuck in with a trailer for Warhammer 40000: Regicide.

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EA have removed a number of games from the app store, and now they’re gone, they’re gone, there is no way to re-download them so do not delete them from your device. Some of them are classic games such as Flight Control and Bejeweled 2. 

EA posted a note about their removal at the start of the month but hid it away in the depths of their website so no one noticed it. The following games have now been removed.

  • Bejeweled 2
  • Burnout CRASH!
  • Dead Space
  • Don’t Fall Off
  • Flight Control
  • Flight Control Rocket
  • Fly With Me
  • Lemonade Tycoon
  • MASS EFFECT INFILTRATOR
  • MMA by EA SPORTS
  • Need for Speed Shift
  • Real Racing
  • Sims Medieval by EA
  • Skate It by EA
  • Spore Creatures
  • Spore Origins
  • SPY Mouse

Remember the cheeky “Drink for DLC” campaign run by the Dying Light chaps in response to the Red Bull / Destiny promotion? The first two free DLC items from this will be launching soon, they are:

Quest

  • Fountain of Youth – Bring clean drinking water back to the quarantine zone.

Blueprint

  • Water Balloons – Make groups of enemies super vulnerable to electricity.

Staying with Dying Light, you can also vote on the top five PC mods for the game, which include

  • The Winchester Tavern – a near perfect replica of the famous pub from the cult-hit movie Shaun of the Dead. Grab a pint and defend your local watering hole.
  • SkyFall – an intricate and twisted journey through a man’s troubled dreams. Various levels andpuzzles that get more and more warped the further you delve.
  • Escaping Death – a classic action-packed Dying Light experience full of combat and parkour.
  • Repetition: Horror House – recreating the tension of the infamous P.T. house but with a Harran flavoured twist.
  • Little Big World – ‘Honey, I shrunk the outbreak’. Battle and parkour your way through an infested house, all while being the size of a bottle cap.

”The Dying Light fans seriously continue to surprise us with their creativity and it was the exact same thing with these mods. Some of these are so unique and fun that we found ourselves even playing them in our spare time.” says Producer Tymon Smektala. “That led us to start talking about trying to make these available for our console fans. We’re looking into it, but we’ll have to see.”




This is what happens when you replace Quiet’s model with that of Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It’s funny, but also highlights just how sexualised Quiet is.


GAME are selling Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Special Edition which is a copy of the game, a steelbook case, some stickers, some multiplayer points, and an art book. Guess how much that will set you back. Nope, not £60. Higher. Nope, not £70, try again. Wrong! The addition of some stickers and a book will set you back a penny under £100.

In other Uncharted news, Sony have revealed an Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundle for the States, no news if it will come to this side of the pond.


Dubious merchandise of the week: The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate top hat.

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Pop one of these Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Top Hats on your head, and you will instantly be transported back to the time of the Industrial Revolution – where gears and gadgets push the world into the future, and any cane may hide a sword.


Soul Axiom is coming to PlayStation 4 and we knew about that. However, the developers responded to a question about a Project Morpheus version and said “As for the Morpheus… watch this space :)”


We rather liked Victor Vran , scoring it a well deserved 8/10, and it’s getting patched with a new hardcore mode. Veteran hunters are challenged to create a Hardcore character and play the game without dying. Hardcore characters can only use equipment found by themselves or other Hardcore characters.



And Finally, on the eve of The Taken King, a video showing the noobs what they missed. Thanks to Lanselta for the tip for this gem.

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6 Comments

  1. Does that top hat really allow you to travel in time? If it says “you will instantly be transported back to the time of the Industrial Revolution”, it better bloody well allow time travel. Otherwise that’s horrible false advertising.

    I was tempted, but then I thought “what’s the point of a time machine disguised as a cheap looking hat that can only take you back in time, and then only to a specific period?”

    I want my time travelling hats to look expensive and cool and allow me to visit any time I want.

  2. Oh man, I really want those mod levels for Dying Light on the PS4! :D
    Had a look at the video for the P.T. one, seems brilliant!!
    Pardon my exclamation points!!!

  3. That Uncharted collectors edition is poor. The UC3 edition was immense and very tempting. This however….

    • don’t forget it’s nearly double the price in the US for one of the special editions.

      the libertalia edition is merely 50% more expensive, according to my limited maths skills, so don’t take that as 100% accurate.

      http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/09/07/the-uk-prices-for-uncharted-4-are-a-rip-off.

      i’d like to see them blame taxes for that one.

      well, now they’ll soon have to actually pay the vat they charge on downloads, instead of you know, just pocketing it.

  4. Well, Ocelot has always been a cat. ;)

    Yeah, Quiet seems to be a Bond girl for erm……. someone. I mean, MGS has done a bond girl before in the form of Eva and she had a much better reason then Quiet’s reason for being almost naked all of the time.

    CONFIRMED! AC:S is getting a crossover with Doctor Who! I mean, what else can pull of a time traveling hat without it… no, can’t even type that with a straight face.

  5. piece of advice, if your internet goes down for any reason, don’t bother trying to play grow home.

    if you do you will get bombarded by messages that state you can only use the network features when connected to the internet.
    and i mean bombarded.
    the message will reappear as soon as you close it.
    and it never stops.

    i was going to upload a video but the PS4 doesn’t record system prompts.

    it wasn’t the console at fault either, i tried Minecraft, and the message came up once.
    pressed X and it was gone, never to be seen again.

    we’ve got the “fuck konami” thing now.
    i’d like to add “fuck ubisoft” to that list.

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