Games


What's the deal with Dauntless? A monster hunting game poised for impact

Action game Dauntless has turned into one of the week's bigger releases, thanks to its pedigree, cross-platform multiplayer and combination of elements from existing hits like Destiny and Monster Hunter World.

Dauntless doesn't hide similarities to the Monster Hunter franchise. — AFP Relaxnews

Local ‘Pokémon Go’ players can now add points of interest to game

Pokémon Go rolls out new features from new creatures and moves and even allows Malaysian players to nominating PokéStops, which influence how popular a location is with players.

Pokémon Go is rolling out new Pokémon from the Sinnoh region and new ways to evolve the creatures. - Niantic

‘Fortnite’ teams up with Nike, Jordan for v9.10 update

Fortnite has drafted basketball legend Michael Jordan – in the form of Nike's iconic Jumpman logo – to help promote its non-combat Creative mode.

The 'Fortnite' Creative limited time mode Downtown Drop looks to have been inspired by 'Subway Surfers'. — Epic Games

Get ‘The Sims 4’ free on Mac, PC until May 28

One of the best-selling videogame franchises of all time, life simulation The Sims is giving away its most recent version over the course of the next week.

Electronic Arts has made US$1bil from the PC and console editions of 'The Sims 4', it said in February 2019. — AFP Relaxnews

Six videogames for the ‘Game Of Thrones’ fan

Can't wait for HBO's Game Of Thrones prequel in 2021 or thereabouts? Cast your eye over these videogame alternatives, from two of the better official tie-ins to board game For The King, empire builder Endless Legend, and action adventures Dragon Age: Inquisition and Skyrim.

'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' coincided with 'Game of Thrones' Season 1 and has been re-released several times since. — Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks

China’s NetEase to launch first official Pokémon game in China

Chinese gaming giant NetEase said on May 20 that it would partner with The Pokemon Company and Marvel to release new games for the domestic market, as it looks to add more foreign content to its roster and shore up revenue.

A local version of Pokémon Quest will mark the first official Pokémon mobile game release for China, set to arrive nearly three years after Pokémon Go first hit the global market. — The Pokémon Company/Google Play Store

‘Super Mario Maker 2’ trailers bring online multiplayer, story, slopes

Fifteen minutes worth of Super Mario Maker 2 preview dropped in May 15's Nintendo Direct, providing detail on a castle repair storyline, four-player online challenges and plenty of new level-building features.

'Super Mario Maker 2' offers four classic Mario era styles, plus this 'Super Mario 3D World' design set. — Nintendo

Video game releases: Rage 2, A Plague Tale, The Gardens Between iOS

Rage 2 chucks its story out of the window in favour of exceptional gun combat, among other releases last week.

Rage 2 has won praise from shooter fans happy to ignore its non-combat portions. — AFP Relaxnews

Drexel’s brain training game can help you eat less sugar

Drexel University researchers may have found a way to get people to eat healthier and have fun at the same time.

In the game, players move as quickly as possible through a grocery store while putting healthy foods in a grocery cart and refraining from choosing the sweets. — Drexel University/TNS

‘Pokémon Go’ celebrates summer with Community Day and raid events

Pokémon Go players will have busy weekends ahead with a Community Day featuring Torchic followed by a week long raid event.

Pokémon Go players will have to band together for the week long raid event. — Niantic