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Win Portal Knights on PS4 and Xbox One

2 hours ago

Portal Knights has made its way to consoles and with its combination of exploration and building with role-playing aspects is proving to be a hit with gamers. To celebrate we have a code for both PS4 and Xbox One for two lucky winners to download the game.

Played either alone or with up to 4 friends online, Portal Knights provides a sandbox environment in which to explore, fight monsters and build as either a warrior, a ranger or a mage. Items can be crafted such as pickaxes, swords and tools for smashing blocks, taking on monsters and constructing elaborate buildings, weapons and armour. We enjoyed the game here at Roobla HQ and we’re sure you will too.

To be in with a chance of winning simply answer this question:

Which of these character classes is featured in Portal Knights?

Your Answer SniperMedicRangerChoose your Platform PS4Xbox One

UK entries only. »

- Tom Batt

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Video: Perception – “Welcome to Echo Bluff” Trailer

23 hours ago

A new trailer for the first person adventure-horror Perception has been released a few days before it hits PC 30th May.

The debut game from Deep End Games, players take on the role of Cassie, a blind woman who by tapping her cane can “see” via echolocation. Cassie has discovered an abandoned mansion where a ghostly ‘Presence’ has tormented the residents for generations and now it has its eyes set on Cassie. With the Presence pursuing her, she must solve the estate’s mysteries and avoid detection using ambient noise to navigate or using objects to create distractions.

Perception has been delayed on consoles and won’t reach PS4 and Xbox One until June.

Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. »

- Tom Batt

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Penclic Mini Keyboard C2 Review

26 May 2017 3:24 PM, PDT

The Penclic C2 is simple, stylish and effective. Advertised as a mini keyboard the C2 provides ample spacing between the keys, a need of paramount importance for any keyboard.

Even with the newest keyboards it’s easy to observe the similarities they share with original typewriter from the 19th century, a device that has kept its core function with little need for digression. Room for improvement mainly falls into areas of acute design differences and aesthetics, without straying to far out the conventional design that has worked so well over the years.

The C2 is wired through Usb and helpfully comes with a Usb extension if required. Although the wired connection is fine for a permanent desktop station, wireless would be beneficial to allow for easy movement between computer, laptop and games consoles.

The Penclic K2 is the slightly more expensive version that provides wireless and can be bought for »

- Tom Wickens

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Review: Injustice 2 (2017)

26 May 2017 3:23 PM, PDT

Let’s open by saying that NetherRealm’s sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013) is incessantly fun. Building upon the first game’s fantasy mash-up of DC characters, Injustice 2 continues to answer the questions on the lips of many fans: Who would win out of Poison Ivy or Harley Quinn, or Batman vs. The Flash? Injustice 2 lets you play out these dream fights in spectacular and stylish fashion.

Injustice 2 has several game modes but the story is its centrepiece. Essentially, it is a sequence of well-crafted cut scenes, interwoven with fast-paced, fighting action. From animation to voice work, art style to sound design, Injustice 2 is a cinematic treat. Offering a traditional, comic book narrative and bringing the stable of DC characters into the fold.

Via: NetherRealm

The game picks up where Injustice: Gods Among Us ended. Batman is left to defend the world after Superman’s regime has fallen apart »

- Dean West

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Review: The Fall of the Krays (2016)

26 May 2017 12:46 PM, PDT

Many sequels are rather unnecessary, but when the job is only half-done those involved are left with little choice. If it weren’t for the fact that The Rise of the Krays only told part of the story, it’s arguable as to whether The Fall of the Krays would have seen the light of day.

With the event of Legend in 2015, The Rise (we’ll shorten the titles from now on) fell under the radar somewhat. It’s probably due to this that it didn’t receive all of the plaudits it deserved. The Fall, however, faced no such obstacles upon its release at the beginning of last year, so the several things that let it down a little are magnified. The storyline just doesn’t seem to flow at times, while the direction is somewhat haphazard towards the end. It’s almost as if the budget was considered »

- Dan Green

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Video: Far Cry 5 revealed in announcement trailer

26 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT

Finally after the various teaser trailers that were drip fed to us over the past week we finally have our first proper look at Far Cry 5 in the announcement trailer above.

Relocating the action a little closer to home in the fictional Hope County, Montana, players will take on the role of a new junior deputy whose arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult called the Project at Eden’s Gate. With the county under their control you’ll join forces with residents to form the Resistance as you do whatever it takes to disrupt their plans and liberate the community.

All sorts of toys will be available including planes for aerial dogfights plus iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs and boats for those who prefer their battles at a lower altitude. A wide array of weapons will also be at hand ranging from guns »

- Tom Batt

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Video: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Announcement Trailer

26 May 2017 6:31 AM, PDT

The official announcement trailer for the Lego sequel Marvel Super Heroes 2 is finally here showing off what’s to come in the next instalment of the Lego games series.

Expanding its line-up of characters from different eras and realities the game is set to include McU favourites Guardians of the Galaxy as well as Doctor Strange and Ant-Man, alongside lesser knowns such as Spider-Man 2099 and Kang the Conqueror. With an original branching storyline from comic book veteran Kurt Busiek players will battle across a variety of Marvel locations.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available in the UK November 17th 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC and comes to Nintendo Switch this Christmas.

Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. »

- Tom Batt

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Video: Lego Worlds shows off its new sandbox mode

25 May 2017 12:08 PM, PDT

Lego Worlds is expanding its creative building experience with a new sandbox mode revealed in this latest gameplay trailer.

Players can run wild using all of the game’s tools, objects and bricks. This new mode skips the tutorial, so new players will be inclined to try the Adventure Mode first in order to understand the game’s many tools. Alongside this mode will be new Lego themes such as Nexo Knights, City Emergency and others to follow.

Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. »

- Tom Batt

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Review: Prevenge (2016)

24 May 2017 3:10 PM, PDT

Many subjects are hard to tackle, be it politics, social class or sexual orientation. However, one of the hardest things to base a film around is pregnancy. In discussing the hardship of bringing a child into the world you risk insulting what is, for many, the greatest time of their life, contrary to that, if you idealise this time (like most Hollywood productions) you have many battle worn mums and dads sat at home sarcastically saying, “yeah, that’s clearly how it goes”. Handling a subject like this takes care…or, you can go for broke and create the world’s first pregnancy slasher comedy! And that indeed is what Alice Lowe (best known perhaps as the co-writer & star of director Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, 2012) has done.

The concept alone is enough to pique the interest of most cinema-goers, let alone those remarking that there are just not enough refreshing ideas around anymore. »

- Jack Bottomley

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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017)

24 May 2017 10:43 AM, PDT

Since the release of the original Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), the series has never really been able to recapture the magic of the film that started it all. Though they have always been entertaining, the characters always seemed to be supporting the huge action sequences and special effects. Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge looks to have taken note, as the latest entry does well to not only develop the characters, but connect them to the previous entries. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and the motley crew are joined on board by two new faces – Henry Turner (Brendon Thwaites) and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), who are a welcome addition to the cast, as they bring an adventurous energy that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly brought to the original. Their back stories work well to add more depth, although »

- Philip Rogers

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Video: Cars 3: Driven to Win – Gameplay Trailer

24 May 2017 6:57 AM, PDT

A new gameplay trailer for Cars 3 tie-in, Driven to Win has been released showcasing some of the game modes that will be on offer when it releases for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch 14th July 2017.

Playable characters include Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and new rival racer Jackson Storm. 6 thrilling game modes will be available such as traditional racing game stalwarts Race, Best Lap and Battle races, plus interesting variations like Stunt Showcase, Takedown and Playground mode where you can drive around, perform stunts and engage in challenges without rules.

Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. »

- Tom Batt

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Twin Peaks – What To Expect From Series 3

23 May 2017 8:47 AM, PDT

Finally the wait is over! Old fans and fans yet to be will be watching the new series of Twin Peaks, after more than twenty years of absence from the small screen.

The original series from David Lynch was never predictable and would always throw a curve ball for the audience – the first series starting off with the body of a local teenager found in the town of Twin Peaks. Having re-watched the first and second series to get on track and of course the prequel film Fire Walk with Me (1992), I feel I am refreshed with the intricacies of Twin Peaks once again. Fear not, if you have run out of time to play catch up on the previous series, I’m sure jumping straight into series three after such a gap you could probably keep up with the ethos of the show. Lynch’s work is very stand alone in places. »

- Kirsty Everiss

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Review: The Kaos Brief (2016)

23 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT

Following the success achieved by The Blair Witch Project (1999), there has been an increase in this guerrilla film making style, with film makers often trying to replicate the formula. These films may be cheaper to make, but how many times can you watch people running through the woods with a shaky camera, wondering if they’ve previously been this way, before the viewer starts feeling a sense of déjà vu. The antagonist may change in each film, but primarily the idea remains the same.

When I saw The Kaos Brief was another found footage film, I was expecting the same and for the first 15 minutes it looked as though I was going to be proven right. But thankfully the filmmakers have clearly decided to be a bit more original by setting the story in a more urban environment, which worked so much better in creating a stronger story.

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- Philip Rogers

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Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed until Spring 2018

22 May 2017 2:13 PM, PDT

The long anticipated sequel to Red Dead Redemption has been delayed until 2018, Rockstar Games announced this evening.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally set to for a Autumn 2017 launch but the studio this evening announced via their website that the open world western title would be delayed until Spring 2018.

The studio say the delay is due to the game being the first Rockstar title “to be created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware” and some “extra time” is required to “deliver the best experience possible.”

“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready,” read the statement.

The studio promised to release more details of the highly anticipated sequel to the 2010 original this summer and also released new screenshots of the game, as shown below.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was officially announced »

- Jamie Press

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Movie Madness Podcast – Series 3 – Ep 2: The Departed

22 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT

In this episode of our comedy podcast Tom and Jonno are shipping up to Boston to talk about the Martin Scorsese crime/thriller The Departed (2006) discussing trivia, favourite moments and music, plus they play a game they have dubbed Equal Sequel Wars, both pitching their sequel ideas with hilarious results.

Listen via the player below or alternatively you can download via iTunes.

Warning! Contains spoilers and strong language.

https://ia601503.us.archive.org/15/items/Series3Episode2TheDeparted/Series%203%20-%20Episode%202%20-%20The%20Departed.mp3 »

- Tom Batt

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