Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

HIGH FIVE; April Showers Us with Some Terrific Titles

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

HIGH FIVE; April Showers Us with Some Terrific Titles

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Byline: GAME ON With Cheryl Mullin

WINTER has marched into spring, and the new month starts with a fabulous treat - a long weekend.

But if chocolate's not really your thing, then why not cast an eye over just some of the delicious caloriefree Easter delights? There are outings for Rick and Morty as well as the boys from South Park, and the God of War makes a triumphant return on the PlayStation 1 THE AMERICAN DREAM (PS4, PC) Release: April 6 BILLED as a satirical virtual reality trip to a "brighter" future, The American Dream poses some intriguing questions about the US's relationship with firearms.

This sardonic take on gun culture sees everything played out to its most ludicrous conclusion - think Homer Simpson switching off the lights with his pistol.

In this VR short you do everything with guns, from cooking and gardening to feeding your child.

At a time when America is embroiled in its most contentious debate on firearms in years, I can't quite make my mind up whether this game's release is badly or perfectly timed.

IN VINLAND (PC) Release: April 12 2Dead LAST month pirates were dominating the high seas, this month it's the turn of the Vikings.

Dead In Vinland is a survival/ management game from indie studio CCCP, and the sequel to Dead in Bermuda. The game follows the trials of a Viking family, fighting to survive on the mysterious island to which they've been exiled.

CCCP doesn't mess around with its simulations, if you want your vikings to survive you're going to have to take everything into account from food, and health, to diseases, water quality and weather.

3 RICK AND MORTY: VIRTUAL RICK-ALITY (PS4, PC) Release: April 13 THE terrible twosome of Rick and Morty are taking over the world, first on our TVs, and now making the leap into VR.

Expect to solve puzzles,step through portals into strange dimensions, get yelled at by Rick, fight aliens, drink detergent, and press suspicious-looking buttons.

That this game is rated mature, won't come as a surprise to fans of the foul-mouthed show - and look out for the Collector's Edition which comes packaged with a Funko Pop Rick figure and a double-sided poster. …

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