Phil Smith

Ode – Behind the Scenes of Reflections’ Musical Exploration Game

Today sees the release of Ode, the latest game from the experimental incubator at Ubisoft Reflections, producer of Grow Home, Grow Up and Atomega. While Ode has stylistic elements in common with those games, and a similar emphasis on physics, it’s a very different beast. Built more as an “experience” than a game (but don’t … Continued

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – The Grant Kirkhope interview

Should you ever find yourself creating a game, it’s worth noting that finding the right composer is a vital part of setting the tone. It’s an area in which Ubisoft has an impressive history: would Assassin’s Creed Syndicate carry the same weight without Austin Wintory’s epic Victorian orchestrations? Would Beyond Good & Evil have managed … Continued

Rainbow Six Siege Pro League – Season 2 Kick Off

Back in May, PENTA Sports became the Season One champions of the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League’s Year Two at the ESL arena in Katowice, Poland. The high level of competition in the finals reinforced Rainbow Six Siege’s place as one of the key players in the eSports industry. But there’s no time to rest … Continued

Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Now Available

Set phasers to VR! Star Trek: Bridge Crew is now available for Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive. The game throws players into the Star Trek universe, taking on the role of a Starfleet officer either cooperatively online with a crew of chums (with players assigned to Captain, Engineer, Helm, and Tactical roles), or … Continued

Trackmania2 Lagoon out now on PC

If you like your driving with a side-order of crazy, Nadeo’s Trackmania2 Lagoon is now available for Windows PC on Uplay, Steam and Maniaplanet. Lagoon arrives as the fourth part of the Trackmania2 collection (after Valley, Canyon and Stadium), and sees players racing around a stunning tropical island. Lagoon’s tracks will take you from slippery … Continued

Rainbow Six Siege – World Championship finals and Operation Health

We recently mentioned Operation Health, the three-month push to improve and upgrade Rainbow Six Siege. As part of the Rainbow Six Pro League World Championship finals over the weekend, the development team released a few more details on how Operation Health is going to work. But first, let’s take a look at those finals. After … Continued

Far Cry 5 – Welcome to Hope County

We’ll have a lot more to say about Far Cry 5 this Friday, May 26 at 6AM PDT – but to whet your appetite (and because we’re terrible teases), here are a few brief postcards from Montana’s beautiful Hope County, pulled together into a single teaser video. A new piece of art has also been … Continued