Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith (punkyliar)

Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.
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Jurassic World Evolution Developer Diary Takes Control

Frontier Developments takes a different direction with a new video series of developer diaries. The first welcomes us to the game's world, while the second tells us how best to take control of our own dinosaur park.

Posted 10 hours ago, 4 comments

Friday the 13th: The Game Single Player Challenges Arrive Thursday

Dubbed the Single Player Challenge update, it will include the aforementioned challenges as well as a new counselor, new skins, and balance tweaks and improvements to several other aspects of the game.

Posted 12 hours ago, 11 comments

Fortnite v4.2 Adds Jetpacks and Archaeolo Jess

The latest patch (v4.2) brings along a much anticipated item of equipment for players: jetpacks. Previously scheduled to arrive with v3.1.0, the item finally makes its appearance as part of Backpacks, a brand new item type.

Posted 13 hours ago, 3 comments

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Operation Para Bellum Detailed

After many teasers over the last couple of weeks, Ubisoft has finally detailed the content that players will receive when the Operation Para Bellum update hits Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege next month.

Posted 19 hours ago, 4 comments

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Details How System 3 has Evolved

Three weeks ago, we saw the first gameplay from the title. The gameplay was actually part of the second Space Monkey Report livestream, and this has now been released in full for eager fans to watch again.

Posted 19 hours ago, 9 comments

Weekend Announcements May 18-20th: RIDE 3, Bossgard, Speed Brawl, and Crayola

There's a twin stick brawler where you can be the boss, the latest in the RIDE franchise, an anime inspired brawler, and a Crayola title.

Posted 19 hours ago, 1 comment

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Interview Details Updates

Brian Jarrard and James Monosmith took to the stage to discuss the big upcoming update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Posted 20 hours ago, 26 comments

The Crew 2 Offroad and Street Racing Gameplay

Today we're staying firmly on four wheels with the next gameplay videos. In the first video, we're taking part in a two lap street race. In the second video, we're racing through dry prairies out in the middle of nowhere.

Posted 2 days ago, 7 comments

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Cinematic Trailer

Console players will have to wait until the start of next month, but that doesn't mean we can't take a look at the new cinematic trailer released to celebrate the expansion's release on PC.

Posted 2 days ago, 8 comments

New Xbox Releases: Week Beginning May 21st, 2018

State of Decay 2 now appears for all players, there's a new tennis title appearing in some regions, Sudden Strike 4 finally makes it to Xbox One, and the first Dark Souls title appears on the latest generation of consoles.

Posted 2 days ago, 12 comments

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Grim Legends 3: The Dark City Review

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City takes a different direction to the two tales that came before it, making it a bit of a strange conclusion to the series of grim legends.

Posted 5 days ago, 8 comments

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala Review

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala is the final episode of a proper trilogy with a continuing storyline, and it's concluded in a satisfactory manner with no loose ends are left behind.

Posted 26 days ago, 4 comments

Far Cry 5 Review

The formula for Far Cry 5 isn't any different, but there have been a few minor gameplay changes that serve to make things smoother, less overwhelming, and to improve the overall experience.

Posted 1 month ago, 47 comments

InnerSpace Review

The title has a heavy emphasis on player-driven exploration and the choice to further the narrative when you please, but there are a couple of gameplay issues that stop this title from reaching the same success of its peers.

Posted 2 months ago, 7 comments

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Review

You'd be forgiven for expecting more of the same, and you certainly wouldn't be far wrong, but the conclusion of the trilogy is far from the worst of the bunch and is still worth a play.

Posted 2 months ago, 12 comments

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery Review

Lost Grimoires 2 is a sequel that carries only minimal ties to the game that preceded it, meaning that it is perfectly playable on its own or as part of the trilogy.

Posted 4 months ago, 14 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 3: Hell Is Empty Review

You're likely wondering what's next for the duo and how their story will tie in to the events of Life Is Strange. Episode 3 - Hell Is Empty aims to answer both of those.

Posted 4 months ago, 18 comments

A Hat In Time Review

Gears for Breakfast's debut title largely smashes any misconceptions by delivering a charming and fun platformer that's only let down by some minor technical issues.

Posted 5 months ago, 13 comments

8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) Review

A common sight of this console generation has been HD remasters of older titles. It's extremely unusual for one of those remakes to come from the cartridge era of games and this is what makes this anthology so unexpected.

Posted 6 months ago, 29 comments

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Review

This standalone adventure takes the player on a journey into the depths of the ocean, although the similar gameplay will mean that players of previous Artifex Mundi titles will know exactly what they're getting into.

Posted 6 months ago, 6 comments

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Top Five EGX Rezzed 2018 Games You Shouldn't Miss

Of those that we haven't already highlighted, we've chosen the show's most standout titles that are definitely heading to Xbox One.

Posted 19 days ago, 5 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Nothing To Fear Brings Plenty of Scares

What we found was a fun 2D side-scrolling adventure title with a distinctive hand-drawn art style courtesy of Mike Dietz, who designed the game's characters.

Posted 20 days ago, 0 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Build Your Own Vehicles in Trailmakers

The game lets players construct a vehicle from scratch using a variety of parts before racing it around a sandbox environment. Whether you want a dune buggy or a helicopter, you'll be able to build one and take it for a spin.

Posted 21 days ago, 5 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: The Spectrum Retreat Puts You to the Test

On the surface the hotel looks peaceful, but it soon becomes apparent that it just serves as a hub for test chambers filled with puzzles that will make your stay anything but relaxing.

Posted 22 days ago, 3 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Breaking Bones and Bikes In Descenders

The title aims for arcade fun, with players hurtling down a track at breakneck speed, performing stunts and trying their hardest to stay on the bike, something that's often easier said than done.

Posted 23 days ago, 2 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Preventing a Catastrophe in Space in Catastronauts

Up to four players team up to crew a spaceship that needs to take down an enemy that always sits just off-screen to the right. The result is just the right amount of chaos to be fun, as long as your friendship can handle it.

Posted 26 days ago, 6 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: The Sinking City Has Many Mysteries

Last month, developer Frogwares showed us how they went about making a demo for their upcoming adventure title. At EGX Rezzed we got a chance to get our hands on that demo and try the game for ourselves.

Posted 27 days ago, 14 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Earthfall Thwarts Invasive Species

We took on the first chapter of the first campaign, Invasive Species, which tasks players with exploring an abandoned suburb to find weapons and other equipment.

Posted 28 days ago, 4 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Shift Quantum Sees The World In Black and White

Shift Quantum is a game that forces players to think in black and white, because the world in which the cyber-noir puzzle platformer takes place relies on the differences between the two extremes for players to make progress.

Posted 29 days ago, 3 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: Managing a Bomber Crew Isn't Easy

The "strategic survival sim" puts players in charge of a single bomber crew as they take to the skies and carry out a range of missions.

Posted 1 month ago, 2 comments

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