THE REMAINS of nearly 270 children sacrificed to the gods 500 years ago have been found in a gruesome ancient mass grave. The innocent victims were all aged between five and 14 when they were slaughtered at the same time in Peru's northern coastal region. Members of the country's Chimú tribe carried out the massacre, which is the largest mass child sacrifice event in world history. The children’s ruptured remains contained cuts to their breastbones, which are believed to have been made by a ceremonial knife, according to findings in National Geographic. Dislocated rib cages suggest whoever carried out the bloody sacrifices tried to tear out the hearts of each victim. It is thought the children were sacrificed to the gods to prevent further floods caused by the El Nino storms which ravaged the Peruvian coastline. The mass grave was first discovered in April 2018 when scientists stumbled upon a horrific sacrificial scene that featured the skeletons of … [Read more...] about Ancient mass grave filled with the skeletons of 270 children sacrificed to the gods discovered in Peru
THE Dead or Alive series is known as much for its female characters and their preposterous physiques. The game has even been known for the programming of specific exaggerated "breast physics" -- but not this time. The game's director and producer, Yohei Shimbori, admitted that the #metoo movement and other shifts in society since Dead or Alive 5 was released in 2012 had affected the game's development. "Of course you have to keep in mind how the world changes," he told Sun Online. A new engine means that the game will feature a more realistic physics system to previous titles in the series, although rumours that the new system removed any breast movement at all proved to be incorrect. "You have to make sure long-time fans still enjoy the game, but we try to balance that with the current view of the world -- but fans still come first" Shimbori said. DEAD OR ALIVE 6 HANDS-ONDEAD OR ALIVE is still great fun to play in its sixth major iteration. The controls are sharp, the levels and … [Read more...] about ‘Sexy’ fighting game Dead or Alive 6 ‘toned down for #metoo generation’ confirms director
DEATH STRANDING is the debut game from Kojima Productions, the studio founded by visionary Metal Geal Solid creator Hideo Kojima – but when is it released? We reveal all the Death Stranding rumours, leaks, and announcements, plus trailers and more. What is Death Stranding? Now that's a doozy. Death Stranding has been described as an action game with online multiplayer elements. But that's just scratching the surface of the mysterious title. Other than that, we know the game will boast an open-world and a potential, interconnected multi-character story. And that it features Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead), Oscar-winning The Shape of Water Director Guillermo Del Toro, and Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen. Death Stranding is powered by the Decima game engine from the creators of Horizon Zero Dawn. It was used in that game and has been hyped for its handling of artificial intelligence and open worlds. Death Stranding dates back to Kojima's time at Metal Gear Solid … [Read more...] about Death Stranding release date 2019 rumour – news, trailers, plot and more revealed
THE author behind the massively popular Metro series of books and video games hopes the next game in the series helps bring down Vladimir Putin and the Russian leader's "banana republic" regime. Dmitry Glukhovsky told Sun Online that Russia's leaders are "a corrupt regime that just wants to be in power forever", and is using "propaganda, lies and misinformation" to keep the people under control -- but he hopes that the next game in the series, Metro Exodus, will reach Russia's youth and help them see the truth. "Nobody believes in the future of Russia, especially not the people who rule it," Glukhovsky says. Metro: Exodus is a way to talk to the "younger audience" in Russia to "make them more immune to the manipulations of the state media". As the game's story unfolds, the nature and scale of the lies being told by authority figures become clear, and that has parallels in today's world that he hopes gamers will see. As in the games and novels, the current regime needs to "create … [Read more...] about Metro Exodus writer reveals he wants the game to help bring down Putin
THE next Call of Duty game will be out towards the end of this year, and will be developed by Infinity Ward. That's the developer of the first two Call of Duty games as well as the Modern Warfare sequels. We know this because Activision has three studios working on Call of Duty at any one time, with each taking turns to produce games in the franchise on a three-year cycle. 2017 saw Sledgehammer's Call of Duty: WWII, 2018 saw Treyarch's Black Ops 4 -- and so 2019 will bring us Infinity Ward's next offering. Will it have single player? YES. Despite Black Ops IV ditching a single-player campaign, the next Call of Duty game will have one. A job listing for Infinity Ward, posted last year, showed they were looking for temporary designers of single-player experiences -- and it has since been confirmed that a full single-player experience can be expected. Infinity Ward's Call of Duty games have been known since the dawn of the series for the epic set-pieces in their single-player campaigns. … [Read more...] about Call of Duty 2019 release date – is it Modern Warfare 4 and will it just be multiplayer?