PopMuse: Computer Games http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Football Manager 2020 https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/football-manager-2020 https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/football-manager-2020 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:00:00 UTC Latest PC Game Metascores on Metacritic Run your football club, your way. Every decision counts in Football Manager 2020 with new features and polished game mechanics rewarding planning and progression like never before, empowering managers to develop and refine both your club’s and your own unique identity. Publisher: SegaRelease Date: Nov 19, 2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ GYLT (STADIA) https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/gylt-stadia https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/gylt-stadia Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:00:00 UTC Latest PC Game Metascores on Metacritic [A Stadia Exclusive - this page is a temporary home to these reviews until a dedicated Gylt section page goes up.] Enter the new creation from Tequila Works, a journey where you face your worst fears and are confronted with the emotional impact of your actions. Set in a creepy and melancholic world, GYLT is an eerie story mixing fantasy and reality in a surrealist place where your nightmares become reality. Hide from terrible creatures or confront them as you find your way through the challenges of this wicked world.Publisher: Tequila WorksRelease Date: Nov 19, 2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Football Manager 2020 Review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/18/football-manager-2020-review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/18/football-manager-2020-review Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:23:59 UTC Phil Iwaniuk at IGN PC Reviews Still addictively enormous, but more open to newcomers than ever, FM 2020 is a brilliant update to a brilliant series. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller Review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/15/xbox-elite-wireless-series-2-controller-review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/15/xbox-elite-wireless-series-2-controller-review Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:00:57 UTC Mark Knapp at IGN PC Reviews Microsoft’s new Elite Xbox controller delivers improvements on the standard, but it has some issues, and price is a big one. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Terminator: Resistance Review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/15/terminator-resistance-review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/15/terminator-resistance-review Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:00:40 UTC Tristan Ogilvie at IGN PC Reviews Terminator: Resistance’s authentic looks fail to disguise its uninspired design and forgettable action. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 UTC Latest PC Game Metascores on Metacritic A third-person action-adventure Star Wars title from Respawn Entertainment. The Empire seeks to eradicate all Jedi after the execution of Order 66. You, a Jedi Padawan-turned-fugitive, must fight for your survival as you explore the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order. After narrowly escaping the Jedi purge, you’re on a quest to rebuild your fallen Order. Pick up the pieces of your shattered past and complete your Jedi training, all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors. Utilize your Jedi training to overcome your opponents and solve the mysteries that lay in your path. Use the Force to augment the way you explore, allowing you to traverse new paths and discover parts of locations you’ve been to before. Move quickly, though. The Empire is on your trail and won’t stop until every Jedi is exterminated. [Electronic Arts]Publisher: Electronic ArtsRelease Date: Nov 15, 2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/14/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-review http://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/14/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-review Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:00:59 UTC Dan Stapleton at IGN PC Reviews Jedi: Fallen Order pushes all the right buttons for a Star Wars action-adventure. It’s a genre remix that samples the combat and exploration of a lightened-up Dark Souls and the action and energy of Uncharted, and that works out to be a great fit for the return of the playable Jedi. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review – the force is strong in this one https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/nov/15/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-review https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/nov/15/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-review Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:00:10 UTC Oliver Holmes at PC | The Guardian PC, PS4 (version tested), Xbox One; Electronic ArtsWith its satisfyingly challenging lightsaber combat and on-brand recreation of the Star Wars galaxy, this is the game fans have been waiting forStar Wars video game fans have waited impatiently – for almost a decade – for a romp through their favourite galaxy in the best traditions of the action-adventure game. Out of mercy (for I, too, am a fanatic), I’ll cut to the chase: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order does indeed deliver on that. Hitting all the right notes – and not just with the fluttering woodwind and heavy brass of the John Williams-styled orchestra – Fallen Order is right on brand.It has the ancient ruins of mystical past civilisations seamlessly blended with the crashed hulks of light-speeding starships; the militaristic, sterile, black and red halls of the Empire, with rapidly sliding doors that open on to lush landscapes. Alien life lurks everywhere, some cutesy, some deadly. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ X019 event: Rare and Obsidian announce new games and XCloud service expands https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/nov/15/x019-event-rare-and-obsidian-announce-new-games-and-xcloud-service-expands https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/nov/15/x019-event-rare-and-obsidian-announce-new-games-and-xcloud-service-expands Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:49:17 UTC Keith Stuart at PC | The Guardian Everwild, Grounded and more than 50 new titles for the xCloud streaming service topped the line-up at Microsoft’s Xbox fan eventMicrosoft revealed a host of new Xbox and PC titles at its X019 fan event in London on Thursday night, including projects from Rare and Obsidian. The company also announced it would expand its xCloud game streaming service and its Xbox Game Pass subscription platform.The major game revelation was Everwild, a title from veteran studio Rare. With development being led by Louise O’Connor, known for her work on the cult favourite Conker’s Bad Fur Day, the project looks to be a mystical, woodland-set action adventure game, with a muted painterly art style reminiscent of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Related: 'This raises the bar': Microsoft introduces first lead trans character in a major video game Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'This raises the bar': Microsoft introduces first lead trans character in a major video game https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/nov/15/this-raises-the-bar-microsoft-introduces-first-lead-trans-character-in-a-major-video-game https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/nov/15/this-raises-the-bar-microsoft-introduces-first-lead-trans-character-in-a-major-video-game Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:43:55 UTC Keith Stuart at PC | The Guardian Tell Me Why, the latest narrative adventure from French studio Dontnod, stars a trans man – a decision the team says it didn’t take lightly At Microsoft’s X019 event in London on Thursday, the company revealed a range of major new titles for the Xbox and PC. But in an industry which has often struggled with representation and diversity of lead characters, one announcement stood out.The latest narrative adventure game from the acclaimed French studio Dontnod will have a transgender man as its lead character – a first for a major game release. Related: Overwatch 2 – the long-awaited sequel inspired by the Avengers Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/