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Review: Worms WMD – Xbox One

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Review: Worms WMD – Xbox One

Before the popularity of online gaming the term multiplayer had a different meaning. Well okay, it meant the same thing literally, but there was something special about having a friend over in the real world and playing a game together. There are a handful of games that do this, but Worms took it to a whole other level.

After countless iterations of Worms, Team 17 has returned to the realm of 2D and frankly it’s good to be back. How does this game hold up in the franchise? Is it another sit-on-the-couch multiplayer?

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 66 “worms…”

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 66 “worms…”

This week Night Vale is dealing with another worm infestation (has it really been twelve years since the last one? How time flies…) but all the destruction and chaos and trees being dropped on cars isn’t a big deal compared to the REAL crisis: Cecil is trying to find a way into the Dog Park!

Join the twins as they recap Welcome to Night Vale episode 66 “worms…”
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Review: Worms 2 Armageddon – PS3

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Review: Worms 2 Armageddon – PS3

There were always those games that you knew your friends would play. There are very few though that last the test of time. Worms happen to be one of those games that I could always count on. From a well thrown banana bomb to a fire punch into the drink there was something always special about worms. This time around it’s being released for the PS3 via the Playstation Network. How does this game hold up to the already established franchise?

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Incoming! Worms Reloaded Review

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Incoming! Worms Reloaded Review

I have a very specific sense memory attached to the Worms series of PC games.  So, when our good ol’ editor-in-chief asked me to review the game, my sense of self was rocketed back to a unique time in my life.  I had just finished my sophomore year of college, and my buddy Will pointed me toward the demo for Worms Armageddon.  I downloaded the demo to my desktop (then a paltry 9 GB Dell whose hard drive could hold only three-quarters of Starcraft 2!) but forgot about the game for a while.  That summer and subsequent year, I gave the game a chance and became sucked in to the one-level, nerfed arsenal demo.  Seriously sucked in: I played that one damn level ad nauseum.  I think I even failed a class that I’ve forgotten I ever took because of it.  Let’s be hones: who needs Ethics anyway?  Maybe Jonathan Swift was right all along!  I mean, satire or not, eating babies would end hunger and starvation.  Just sayin’.  Onto the review!

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Worms Reloaded Trailer – Those cute, little, violent worms are back

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Worms Reloaded Trailer – Those cute, little, violent worms are back

Worms is coming out on Steam soon.  Noi, it’s not the same ‘ol Worms that you’re used to playing.  Worms Reloaded is coming out with more weapons and tricks for you to use on other worms.  2 new features that are coming are sentry guns and the ability to resurrect dead worms.  That should make gameplay a bit more interesting. Go past the break to see the trailer.

Worms Reloaded comes out August 26th on Steam for the PC.

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Weekly Tech Wrap-up

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wtwuAnother week in Tech has come and gone but what have we got to show for it? Well we’ve got the launch of the worlds first driverless taxis at London’s Heathrow Airport. We’ve talked about the tiny little automated pods that transport you from the business car park into Terminal 5 in only five minutes before, but now, if you happen to live in or around London, you too can go have a play in them. Pity they’re not in central London, maybe they would be a cheaper and safer alternative to the dodgy mini cabs on the way home from a night out.

POD

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New malicious iPhone worm targetting the Dutch

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VirusiPhonelF-secure have announced that they’re tracking a rather dangerous new variant of the iPhone worm. Unlike the rickrolling, rather friendly, self propagating worm called ikee that attacked jailbroken iPhones with default passwords, the latest worm derivative is targeted at online banking users. The worm redirects calls to ING Direct’s banking portal to a look-alike site which in turn asks for your login details. Unwitting customers then input their details which are of course logged by the nefarious characters behind this latest attack.

At the moment the worm only targets iPhones in the Netherlands but F-secure has reported that the worm has the potential to act as a botnet. Needless to say, those who jailbreak their iPhones should definitely change the default root password, which can be quickly and easily done using the free Mobile Terminal available from Cydia, especially if you have SSH installed. At the moment, the worm is geographically isolated to Holland, but there’s no guarantee it’ll stay that way, so do yourself a favour and lockup your iPhones.

Team17 talks to Pixelatedgeek

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Team17

Team17, the legendary British developers behind the Worms and Alien Breed games to name but a few, have recently joined the ranks of the App Store with Worms for iPhone. Based in West Yorkshire, this independent games developer has been one of the mainstays of British games talent (and one of my personal favourite studios) since 1987, starting with the Amiga (remember that thing? Awesome!). Martyn Brown, Studio Director of Team17 and Kelvin Aston, the Producer on Worms for iPhone, took some time out to answer some of our questions. Topics of discussion included their most recent port of Worms to the iPhone (which we were pretty impressed with) and their plans for future iPhone software , independent developers, piracy and the state of British games development.

WormsLogoSam Gibbs: Firstly thanks a lot for taking the time to answer some questions.  I think you’ve managed an excellent port of worms to the iPhone and really made the best possible Worms experience with what’s available on the iPhone. Recent games such as Worms and Real Racing have proved that the iPhone is a legitimate portable gaming platform. Do you have any more plans for Apple’s device of choice in the near future?

Martyn Brown:Yes, we’re obviously taking the platform very seriously, we treated Worms iPhone as we would any console version and I think that shows in the implementation. We will look at games we are developing and also new IP for the platform. Read On

iPhone App Review: Worms

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iPhone App Review: Worms

Worms has landed on Apple’s golden child for the first time. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you what Worms is about, as the Team17 game is a true living legend and classic. For those who haven’t the foggiest what I’m on about, Worms is a turn based game where players have a team of worms, normally four, trying to blast the crap out of another team or teams of worms with ridiculous weapons in hilarious fashion. If that sounds like good fun to you and why wouldn’t it, hit the jump for our take on the hottly anticipated title. Read On

Worms hits the iPhone

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Worms hits the iPhone

On the back of XBLA and PSN releases, Team17, one of our favourite and long standing British game studios, has just dropped Worms for iPhone. I don’t know about you but I remember blasting the crap out of mates back in the days of DOS games with Worms and to finally have that addictive action in the palm of your hand is something I’ve been longing for for ages.

We’ll hope to have a review up for you as soon as we can. In the mean time, here are some screenies:

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