The home of big business and thirty Prets-Per-Square-Inch. The historic stomping ground of Jack the Ripper, The Kray Twins and Jeremy Beadle. Twinned with any other city where it’s impossible to know how many layers you need to wear on any given day. Birthplace of Grime and East 17. The average price of a beer is rising so steadily that any figure quoted here would be inaccurate by the time of print. The Central Line’s hotter than a magma bath, the DLR is the slowest roller coaster in the world, I don’t understand the fascination with artisanal doughnuts and if the rent gets any higher I’m going to paint myself up like a tree and move into Victoria Park. As someone who lives, plays and barely works here, when I saw the two trailers for the upcoming Detective Pikachu film and recognised a couple of the shooting locations I was struck by how much of the city’s story is present in or just out of shot, but passing without commentary. Well, I’m here for … [Read more...] about How accurate is the London shown in the Detective Pikachu trailer?
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PC gamers rejoice: there are mighty discounts across not one but two shop-fronts this weekend. Whether you're looking for grand strategy or a shot at dinosaur riding, there are games for everyone at all the price-points - with some top-tier titles coming in at under £2. Lets take a look at the best PC games deals we've unearthed thus far within both the Green Man Gaming and GOG sales. First up, strategy titles. Anyone looking to set up a colony on the Red Planet couldn't go far wrong with Surviving Mars for a mere £15.49. You can also grab the Season Pass which will grant access to more content than you can shake a furious rover at. Meanwhile, the scale of Mars is nothing compared to Stellaris, wherein you traverse entire galaxies. It's hard to get your head around at first, but once you get it, it's totally worth it. Go build an intergalactic empire. It's only £8.79 at GOG currently. On to the action titles. Death, dystopia and jaunty tunes have always meshed well … [Read more...] about Highlights of the GOG and Green Man Gaming sales
Visceral Games was responsible for some major hits during its time, but the studio was also behind some games that gamers never got to play. One such title from the Dead Space developer that would have allowed players to step into the shoes of Jack the Ripper was cancelled many years ago, but the game’s background and development process are just now coming to light. The Ripper would have attempted to portray Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer of 1888 in London as a sympathetic character, but also suitably unbalanced vengeance killer. According to Polygon‘s interviews with the game’s developers, The Ripper would have followed Jack in a reimagining of history as he attempted to take down not the innocent victims that history portrays, but a clan of vampires plaguing the city’s streets, all with the assistance of a group of Freemasons.The Ripper‘s concept was evidently seen as unique and novel, yet also risky, with mixed feelings among the … [Read more...] about Dead Space Dev Was Working on a Jack the Ripper Game
A decade ago, at a community day for Dead Space, I stumbled upon an accidental scoop. I was checking in at the front desk of Electronic Arts’ Redwood Shores headquarters with a few marketing folks guiding me along. “Oh,” said the receptionist offhandedly, “are you here for The Ripper?” I’ve never seen someone in marketing turn so white so fast. My guides stammered something to the receptionist to get him to shut up, and hustled me away from the desk. In the elevator going up to the studio, I couldn’t help but turn to them and ask what that was all about, and they pleaded with me not to mention anything. No one was supposed to know about this top-secret project, and they were terrified I would blab. I assume the receptionist got a good talking-to. Later that night, over many drinks, I got some of the story out of people, under a promise to keep silent on the project until it was closer to release. As I guessed from the name, EA was working on a … [Read more...] about The Ripper: The disturbing Visceral Games project that never was
It's freezing inside this ramshackle cabin, and the stomachs of both the dapper gentleman and his lanky dog inside are grumbling. The dog, who speaks English, demands to know what the man's done with the sack of coins they earned from their last heroic deed. They're no mere vagrants. This is Lancelot Du Lac and Morgana Le Fey of Arthurian legend, and they're about to meet one of England's deadliest psychopaths, Jack the Ripper.Jessica Saunders, the creative director of Du Lac & Fey (who formerly worked at Lionhead, Rocksteady, and Rare) considers herself a mere hobbyist of history, but she wants to set the record straight on one of England's darkest and most tumultuous periods. History's conflicting takes on notable figures has always fascinated her, few more so than Jack the Ripper."For me, the biggest piece of information that sparked my curiosity was the image of the Ripper himself," Saunders says. "You can buy costumes. When you go to the Jack the Ripper museum in London, … [Read more...] about Lancelot and a talking dog take on Jack the Ripper in this adventure game