Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Always on the Lookout for Adventure

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Always on the Lookout for Adventure

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THE man in the red suit begins his countdown to the big day this week, which leaves gamers with just a trickle of games preparing to hit the shelves.

Get your stealth on with Hello Neighbor, Doom gets a VR makeover and enjoy thrills and spills on the slopes with Steep:Winter Games.

Doom VR PS4 RELEASE: DECEMBER 1 FOR every glorious vista and immersive view that virtual reality offers, there's a shooting game.

In fact, they're so ten-a-penny the VR market is in danger of becoming saturated with them - it would take something pretty special to make a mark.

Step forward Doom, the stand-out shooter of last year making its first foray into the virtual world.

I must admit the thought of blasting my way through UAC's Martian research facility in VR is an exciting prospect, but it's tinged with a few concerns.

Doom is a super fast game, and frame-rate drops and sticky graphics are major concerns in VR first-person shooters - especially as they add to that travel sick feeling you sometimes get. Early reviews cite the game's "dash, warp, and kill" control suite as outstanding, so here's hoping I can lay off the travel sickness tablets.

STEEP: ROAD TO THE OLYMPICS PS4, XBOX ONE, PC RELEASE: DECEMBER 5 LOVE that adrenaline rush from whizzing down the side of a mountain on a snowboard? Me neither, so it's a good job there's games like Steep.

This open world extreme sports game from Ubisoft is a winter Olympics expansion which builds on last year's release.

Steep lets you vicariously experience the thrills and spills of the snowy slopes from the comfort of your couch.

A trail feature allows you to relive and share achievements or any amazing stunts you've pulled off.

Players can also challenge friends to outrace them on a shared path or help create eye-watering stunts.

Hello Neighbor XBOX ONE, PC, IOS RELEASE: DECEMBER 8 NOTHING says festive like a horror game, and that's exactly what developer Dynamic Pixels has in store. …

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