DriveClub Update Brings The Race To Scotland

DriveClub looks to be an amazing racing game, with everything from a McLaren 650S throttling down the road to Suzuki bikes coming in a future DLC. The game looks to have something for everyone, and with companies like Nissan mistaking gameplay for real-life, the graphics are jaw dropping. That said a game is not made by graphics alone and initial reviews saw DriveClub lacking with missing or broken features following a delay. Let’s hope the latest update brings more people into the fold for the game.

The latest update for DriveClub features a new map, based in an old Scottish Town (unsurprisingly called Scotland’s Old Town) is available in three variants to give you a bit of choice.

If the extra map wasn’t enough there is a break from the arcade tradition of the game with the addition of the hardcore mode. Meant to bring a more challenging experience, selecting this option gives you breaks that lock and your tires will scream out if you try to perform some of the more ambitious driving moves.

With an update like this the game now has two feelings, but with players often wanting to seek out new ways to drive faster, is a game mode that makes them slow down a good option? With the new game mode sharing the same leaderboard as the normal mode, you’ll find it a challenge to get your times anywhere near high enough to get near the top.

[NSFW] Brutal First-Person Action Film ‘HARDCORE’ Trailer Released

HARDCORE is an intense sci-fi action film shot in a first-person perspective which was showcased at the Toronto Film festival. The movie is spearheaded by executive producer, Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and director/writer Ilya Naishuller. The first-person viewpoint is simply mesmerizing and makes the action seem incredibly real. Although, the shaky camera can cause a bit of motion sickness. Currently, there’s no information regarding the film’s cinema release date in the US and throughout Europe. Here is a brief synopsis of the film’s plot:

“You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry and congratulations, you’re now a cyborg. 5 minutes later, your wife has been kidnapped and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky), he’s just a psychotic megalomaniac with telekinetic powers, and a never-ending army of mercenaries. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, Russia and everyone wants you dead. Everyone, except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He might be on your side. Good luck Henry. You’re very much likely to need it…”

Once again I must reiterate that the video contains extremely graphic scenes of violence and isn’t suitable for individuals under the age of 18, or people of a nervous disposition. As you might expect, it’s certainly not suitable for a work environment unless you have a really cool boss – you have been warned!

Are you a fan of the first-person perspective in films?

Is STRAFE The Most Hardcore FPS Ever Conceived? Yup!

It’s worth pointing out that the video below is NSFW. In fact, pretty much everything about Strafe is going to be fairly unsafe for work. In fact, this game may not be safe for humans and all mere mortals, as it’s the most intense FPS game ever created.

The game is currently on Kickstarter and with just six days to go, it’s about $60,000 short of its goal! Where it is being marketed as the fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996.

UPCOMING FEATURES:

  • “A hilarious, hardcore, procedural shooter from 1996 design-inspired by Quake, Doom and Wolf3D? YES! Back this baby! ” – John Romero – DOOM, QUAKE
  • “Strafe is the goriest, most realistic shooter of 1996” – Destructoid
  • “This is the best game trailer ever, everyone else can go home” – Polygon
  • “I want to swim in gibs. Can I swim in gibs? Like a meat-ball pit?” – Pendleton Ward – Adventure Time
  • “I will do a ton of booze and drugs and then record a Squirty Play of this while barking 90s gibberish.” – Jim Sterling
  • “DYING” – Cliff Bleszinski – UNREAL TOURNAMENT 2004, GEARS OF WAR
  • “After reviewing this KS campaign, I called my mom and yelled at her that she needs to fund Strafe OR GO TO HELL!” – Matt Super Best Friends Play
  • “Humour aside, it is actually pretty impressive…” – Kotaku

The games even got its own banned trailer, although it may not be suitable for those who are a bit squeamish; You’ll see why. Even more so, it’s been created to capture that 90’s gaming vibe!

The games obviously quite gimmicky, but it’s taken all the things that we loved about old school shooters and dialed them up to 11, so it should at least be a huge pile of fun to play.

Check out the official Kickstarter page here. Let us know what you think about the game in the comments section below.

HARDCORE, the FPS Styled Movie Hits Indiegogo, Needs Your Financing Help

Do you remember that awesome first person account of a businessman stealing a magical transporting orb whilst racking up a Rambo-esque body-count in the process? Well, ‘Biting Elbows‘ are looking to take their captivating first person style of footage up a notch, pledging an Indiegogo Campaign to raise funding for a full movie release.

First making it big back in early 2013, Biting Elbows released their music video elegantly titled “Bad Motherf****” (censored) to a massive reception of over 24 million hits on YouTube. This video followed their original release of “The Stampede” which has seen them tick over 5.2 million hits since its release in late 2011. These videos are apparently based on their experience with FPS video games, trying to take Call of Duty cut scenes to the next level.

In their latest project, there is no bloodshed saved – once again going all out in the ‘over the top’ gore, blood and guts side that we’ve come to expect from video games of today, with a very ‘shoot ’em up’ style feeling to the whole production. They’ve enlisted the help of District 9 star Sharlto Copley as the main sidekick of the ‘hero’, who you can see dressed up as an overly pommy escort in the video linked below.

Currently their pledge is sitting at a cool $87k USD raised of a $250k goal – which is said to be by the makers as their absolute minimum to be able to complete the project. As with most of these projects, you’re rewarded for your support. A small $1 donation will get your name on their “Bullet-in Board” which will be seen blown up on camera, whereas a $25 donation will snag you a digital download of the final film. If you’re feeling a little more generous, there are rewards all the way up to those who are willing to commit $25,000 USD to the project – seeing their name up in lights as an executive producer.

If you’re looking to help a little more and possibly be rewarded, they’re also giving away one action face rig per week to people who share their Indiegogo campaign on twitter. Bane has never looked so good.

If you’d like to donate to their campaign, please head to this page – or you can head here to check out their other works on YouTube. But, without further adieu, here’s the official trailer.

Image courtesy of Indiegogo