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Overwatch's Latest Heroes Are Ripped Straight From The Australian Apocalypse

Blizzard has been able to recreate and reimagine characters and worlds from their existing IP for ages, so it’s been nice seeing them flex their creative muscles with a new IP and a new set of faces.

The latest additions to the developer’s team-based competitive shooter are painfully stereotypical, however. They’re Australian. They’re a little unhinged. And in a futuristic Earth that is supposedly more akin to the one we’re living in, Overwatch’s latest heroes come from an apocalyptic wasteland.

What Happens When You Mix Skylanders And Disney Infinity? Don't.

Two games dependent on physical toys that interface via magical portals? Of course it’s tempting the drop a Skylander down on the Infinity base to see what happens, but we don’t. Not if we want happiness to survive.

Giant-Robot Call Of Duty Still Looking Like The Coolest Call Of Duty

Today’s new trailer for the upcoming and final Call of Duty: Black Ops II expansion, Apocalypse, once again shows why the world would benefit from an old World War I trench warfare planes-and-blimps-and-giant-robot Call of Duty. Just look at this GIF we pulled from it!

The Real Reason Nintendo Will Never Make A Pokemon MMO

We want it. We have to have it. Our desire for it burns like the heat of a thousand suns, but what would happen if Nintendo did make a Pokemon MMO? Gaming humour site Dorkly may be on to something here. I doubt even Valve’s Gabe Newell could save us.

The Quiet Moments In Metro: Last Light's Apocalypse

Mood is such an important thing in a nuclear apocalypse; a detail that is so easy to forget. That’s something that’s painfully palpable in the first hour of Metro: Last Light

50,000 People Used To Live Here, Now It's A Minecraft Town

Minecraft aficionado Tsarcorp is the one responsible for this gigantic, 109sqkm map of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. It incorporates an almost 1:1 replica of the Pripyat area, just as we’ve seen in the latest S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

These Video Game Towns And Villages Were Doomed From The Start

Oh those lovely hometowns, starting villages… Their peaceful and harmonious atmosphere ensures that there’s nothing to worry about; our journey is yet to begin. And then suddenly, it’s all gone, leaving behind nothing but dust. And sometimes a bit of fire.

The Most Atmospheric Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Worlds

Post-apocalyptic worlds in video games don’t necessarily have to be grimdark, depressing or colourless. There are many fine examples where the game’s design either moves beyond these tropes, or develops them to perfection. We have collected a few of them below.

Little Inferno Is A Delightfully Grim Tale, And Its Best Story Is A Hidden One

Maybe it’s because Little Inferno doesn’t present the side of Armageddon that we’re used to seeing in games, but you might not even pick up on its apocalyptic storyline. Yet as I burned prize after prize in my Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace, a thought tugged at the back of my mind: why am I doing this?

Final Pocket God Update Blames Scientology For The End Of The World

Those poor Mayans. All this time we’ve been pointing to their broken calendar with anxiety and dream, when we really should have been pointing at completely plausible alien-based religion created by a science fiction author. Do you think there’ll be Tom Cruise? Oh yeah, there’ll be Tom Cruise.

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