Let’s Play F1 2015 – Spa in the Rain with Hamilton (PC Capture HD 1080p 60FPS)

Here’s our exclusive footage captured at a recent media event for F1 2015. The Spa circuit driving with Lewis Hamilton.

We test out the hard difficulty setting to see how well the computer AI block. As you can see from the final lap, they do a very good job. Too well! :)

Race like a champion in F1 2015 and get closer than ever before to the experience of racing in the world’s most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport. F1 2015 puts you in the heart of the action with a stunning new game engine that recreates the blisteringly fast and highly responsive racing cars of FORMULA ONE™ and features all-new ‘broadcast presentation’ that immerses you in the unique race day atmosphere. F1 2015 is the official videogame of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ and also features fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ bonus content. Compete as your favourite FORMULA ONE star in the new Championship Season and push yourself to the limit in the challenging Pro Season mode. Hone your skills in the new Online Practice Session, and then challenge your friends and racing rivals from across the world in Online Multiplayer.

A STUNNING NEW GAME ENGINE – A brand new game engine, built from the ground up for the latest consoles and PCs allows players to experience FORMULA 1TM in unprecedented detail.

THE MOST RELEVANT FORMULA 1 GAME YET – An earlier release in the racing calendar and with free digital updates set to keep the game up to date with the sport during the season, F1 2015 brings fans the most relevant FORMULA 1 video game ever.

THE MOST INCLUSIVE F1 RACING EXPERIENCE EVER – Featuring a naturally authentic purely physics-based handling model with enhancements and additions in over 20 areas, F1 2015 is designed to be player inclusive for both seasoned players and those new to the series.

RACE LIKE A CHAMPION – With a pure racing focus, whether you are a novice racer playing on a gamepad or an experienced gamer playing with a wheel, the new handling model will allow you to race like a champion.

GET CLOSER TO F1 THAN EVER BEFORE – Harnessing the power of the new generation engine, with new voice interaction on consoles and new broadcast-style presentation, F1 2015 immerses the player in the sport like never before.

ALL THE THRILLS OF THE 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Honda returns and once again forms an alliance with McLaren, who also welcome back Fernando Alonso. Sebastien Vettel moves to Ferrari and, alongside a new generation of exciting young drivers on the grid, will attempt to halt the winning start Mercedes have made in the new era of FORMULA 1. The race calendar for 2015 also features a new circuit, with a return to Mexico for the first time in over 20 years.

NEW CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON – With new grid introductions and television-style broadcast presentation, the Championship Season is the most immersive FORMULA 1 experience yet. Can you beat your rivals and earn the adulation of the crowd as you celebrate on the podium?

NEW PRO SEASON – The ultimate challenge – can you master the game on its most realistic settings?

ONLINE PRACTICE & MORE – Hone your skills in the new Online Practice Session before challenging your friends and racing rivals from across the world in Online Multiplayer.

BONUS CONTENT – Look back at last year’s exciting season and enjoy a fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP as bonus game content.

Let’s Play F1 2015 – Silverstone with Hamilton [PC Capture HD-1080p]

Here’s our exclusive footage captured at a recent media event for F1 2015. The Silverstone circuit driving with Lewis Hamilton.

We test out the hard difficulty setting to see how well the computer AI block. As you can see from the final lap, they do a very good job. Too well! :)

Race like a champion in F1 2015 and get closer than ever before to the experience of racing in the world’s most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport. F1 2015 puts you in the heart of the action with a stunning new game engine that recreates the blisteringly fast and highly responsive racing cars of FORMULA ONE™ and features all-new ‘broadcast presentation’ that immerses you in the unique race day atmosphere. F1 2015 is the official videogame of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ and also features fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ bonus content. Compete as your favourite FORMULA ONE star in the new Championship Season and push yourself to the limit in the challenging Pro Season mode. Hone your skills in the new Online Practice Session, and then challenge your friends and racing rivals from across the world in Online Multiplayer.

A STUNNING NEW GAME ENGINE – A brand new game engine, built from the ground up for the latest consoles and PCs allows players to experience FORMULA 1TM in unprecedented detail.

THE MOST RELEVANT FORMULA 1 GAME YET – An earlier release in the racing calendar and with free digital updates set to keep the game up to date with the sport during the season, F1 2015 brings fans the most relevant FORMULA 1 video game ever.

THE MOST INCLUSIVE F1 RACING EXPERIENCE EVER – Featuring a naturally authentic purely physics-based handling model with enhancements and additions in over 20 areas, F1 2015 is designed to be player inclusive for both seasoned players and those new to the series.

RACE LIKE A CHAMPION – With a pure racing focus, whether you are a novice racer playing on a gamepad or an experienced gamer playing with a wheel, the new handling model will allow you to race like a champion.

GET CLOSER TO F1 THAN EVER BEFORE – Harnessing the power of the new generation engine, with new voice interaction on consoles and new broadcast-style presentation, F1 2015 immerses the player in the sport like never before.

ALL THE THRILLS OF THE 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – Honda returns and once again forms an alliance with McLaren, who also welcome back Fernando Alonso. Sebastien Vettel moves to Ferrari and, alongside a new generation of exciting young drivers on the grid, will attempt to halt the winning start Mercedes have made in the new era of FORMULA 1. The race calendar for 2015 also features a new circuit, with a return to Mexico for the first time in over 20 years.

NEW CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON – With new grid introductions and television-style broadcast presentation, the Championship Season is the most immersive FORMULA 1 experience yet. Can you beat your rivals and earn the adulation of the crowd as you celebrate on the podium?

NEW PRO SEASON – The ultimate challenge – can you master the game on its most realistic settings?

ONLINE PRACTICE & MORE – Hone your skills in the new Online Practice Session before challenging your friends and racing rivals from across the world in Online Multiplayer.

BONUS CONTENT – Look back at last year’s exciting season and enjoy a fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP as bonus game content.

Real Life Last of Us Survival Challenge with Shell V-Power

I was invited to take on an apocalyptic maze last month. It was part of promoting Shell V-Power that keeps engines running cleaner. I had expected to learn about motoring, I hadn’t expected to come face to face with Last of Us style twisted metal and monster trucks. I half expected Joel and Ellie to come running for cover at any moment.

You can see the final official film linked here, but today I have my behinds the scenes look at the experience:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98c8ldlsn5o

Music is main theme from Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us. Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla.

This is a sponsored video for Shell.

2 Minute Guide: Yoshi’s Woolly World (PEGI 3+)

Family guide to Yoshi’s Woolly WOrld

1. Genre
Yoshi’s Woolly World is a side-scrolling platformer for the Wii U. Players are Yoshi, leading him left and right, up and down through various levels made of woolly material. Yoshi can use his tongue to swallow enemies, which then enables him to produce balls of yarn (instead of eggs as in other games) that can be used for things like tying up enemies and filling in platforms.

The world is soft, reacting to Yoshi’s presence, with squidgy platforms and doors that peel back like cloth.

A second player can join locally as a second Yoshi to play cooperatively.

The game is compatible with Amiibo that enable a second computer-controlled Yoshi to join instead of a second player. Three Yoshi Amiibo made of yarn are available, in pink, blue, and green, but players can also use other Amiibo like Mario and Princess Peach to unlock new Yoshi designs.

Yoshi’s Woolly World is perhaps most similar aesthetically to Kirby’s Epic Yarn, but plays like other Yoshi games, like Yoshi’s New Island.

2. Story
Yoshi’s enemy in the game is Kamek, who has turned his friends into yarn. Yoshi must make his way through several stages, defeating enemies, collecting yarn, and rescuing his friends.

3. Developer
Yoshi’s Woolly World was developed by Good-Feel, a Japanese developer that also made Kirby’s Epic Yarn.

4. Format
Yoshi’s Woolly World is only available for Wii U and costs £/$ on the Nintendo eShop.

5. Duration and Difficulty
Yoshi’s Woolly World shouldn’t be too difficult for players with experience with platformers, but for younger or novice players it features a “Mellow Mode” that gives Yoshi wings to propel him through the level out of harm’s way. The mode can be turned on at any time.

6. UK Rating
In the UK and Europe, PEGI rates Yoshi’s Woolly World as appropriate for those aged 3 and older, with no content descriptors.
http://www.pegi.info/en/index/

7. Other Ratings
Use this section to highlight details of the game not already covered by PEGI.

“In the US, the ESRB rates [the game] [rating] (http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp), with content descriptors for [content descriptors, e.g. Violence]…”
http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.jsp (Include a link to details.)

“Lobby group Common Sense Media…”
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ (Include a link to details.)

8. Themes
The woolly theme will appeal to those who like craft activities like knitting and stitching, even those who don’t play many games.

9. Why people play:
Yoshi’s Woolly World immediately appeals because of its colourful woolly look, but its simple but satisfying platforming keeps players interested, especially if playing with a friend.

Anki Overdrive – Every Car & Weapon – BigBang, Guardian

We have an up close look and all the cars for the launch of Anki Overdrive. Not only in the hand but also on the track in the new King of the Hill mode with the new Anki Overdrive app.

Here’s the full run down of the cars:
SKULL – The car’s Pirate Core lets it sail across the track at high speed while its cannon rips through enemy hulls.
GROUNDSHOCK – Its PowerStation Core electrifies the track with split-second maneuvering and lightning-fast attacks. Don’t get in its way.
THERMO – Its Magma Core engine is old-school meets future. Using hyper-charged internal combustion, it not only burns up the track, it projects fire at anyone in range.
NUKE – Its Fusion Core can be charged up to unleash ultra-high energy blasts that tear through normal shields. Its cool exterior masks an unstable explosive interior.
GUARDIAN – The car’s Siren Core keeps the pursuit of victory going at full volume. Its piercing sonic attacks go right through armor and cause challengers to lose control.
BIGBANG – This armor-plated heavyweight’s Graviton Core creates massive shockwaves that send foes flying off course.

Everything we Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uax-1oJo0I

Anki Overdrive Car Run Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXicQ2e1QmU

Let’s Play Anki Overdrive King of the Hill mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58iW56uQQ_8

Anki Overdrive New Game App Sneak Peek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AP38e-gtos

Angry Birds Solar System – Game-Play Analysis

We have a quick look at the new levels for Angry Birds Space 15 new levels. Each level features a planet, comet or satellite in our Solar System.

Creating fun learning has been a success of the Angry Birds and NASA collaboration. Angry Birds Space is now present in many classrooms around the world. In the latest update, players can explore the planets of the Solar System and get to know fun facts just by playing the game.

Sanna Lukander, VP Learning, Rovio Entertainment says “We have spent time defining our approach to learning and strongly believe that learning is fun when you love what you do, when it’s fun to fail, when you feel intrinsically motivated and when you experience flow. Well-designed games are strong in all of those four fields by default, thus offering a next generation platform for outstanding learning experiences.”

Exciting space videos can be watched directly in the game and there are direct links to NASA’s website, allowing teachers and pupils to increase their knowledge of each topic. The update explores groundbreaking concepts of stealth learning and casual learning, making the educational experience feel as much fun as playing any Angry Birds title.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Rovio on this largest update ever to Angry Birds Space. Everyone who plays will find surprises that take you to more information about our missions of discovery and exploration in our solar system and beyond,” said David S. Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “It comes as NASA is about to complete the first-ever assessment of our solar system with the arrival of New Horizons at Pluto July 14.”

Let’s Play Anki Overdrive – King of the Hill

We get exclusive hands on with King of the Hill mode on Anki Overdrive. This is the new competitive mode in the app and utilizes the new Anki Overdrive commanders (Sniper, Apeocolypse, Sever) and cars (Big Bang, Guardian).

King of the Hill is a competitive mode where one player must avoid being taken down for 60 seconds. As you play the time accumulates so a battle develops around who can get to 60 seconds first.

When you are King your car flashes so that other players know they need to take you down.

Cars and Weapons (SKULL and GROUNDSHOCK are included in Starter Kit):
SKULL – The car’s Pirate Core lets it sail across the track at high speed while its cannon rips through enemy hulls.
GROUNDSHOCK – Its PowerStation Core electrifies the track with split-second maneuvering and lightning-fast attacks. Don’t get in its way.
THERMO – Its Magma Core engine is old-school meets future. Using hyper-charged internal combustion, it not only burns up the track, it projects fire at anyone in range.
NUKE – Its Fusion Core can be charged up to unleash ultra-high energy blasts that tear through normal shields. Its cool exterior masks an unstable explosive interior.
GUARDIAN – The car’s Siren Core keeps the pursuit of victory going at full volume. Its piercing sonic attacks go right through armor and cause challengers to lose control.
BIGBANG – This armor-plated heavyweight’s Graviton Core creates massive shockwaves that send foes flying off course.

Everything we Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uax-1oJo0I

Anki Overdrive Car Run Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXicQ2e1QmU

Let’s Play Anki Overdrive King of the Hill mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58iW56uQQ_8

Anki Overdrive New Game App Sneak Peek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AP38e-gtos