Chella Ramanan, European Correspondent

Chella Ramanan Chella hails from the UK and joined around the year 2000. It was so many moons ago, she can't quite remember. Back then, the only women you saw in the games industry were in bikinis and vertiginous heels at trade shows - oh how times have changed, kind of. Chella started as a humble reviewer, but soon became our European Correspondent and keeps us on top of industry happenings across the Pond. She tends to like the weird Japanese games we've never heard of, so that's good for making us look all-encompassing and stuff. Chella does like games, so don't be fooled by the copious amount of columns devoted to bemoaning the lack of variety in the industry. When she's not surfing (the sea, not the internet) or camping up mountains, Chella likes a good action RPG (especially if it's sci-fi), anything with a good narrative and like we said, the weirder the better. She's also a regular in the GiN Lounge, but that's just because we like her accent.

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Life Is Strange: New Game from Remember Me Creator

Life Is Strange is the second game from French developer, DONTNOD, who published Remember Me in 2013. Its latest game, is an episodic mystery adventure, funded and published by Square Enix on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. DONTNOD’s first game, Remember Me was  cyberpunk adventure with a female lead and Life Is Strange also puts a girl in the centre. But that’s where the similarities end. Life is Strange is about a girl called Max, who returns to her hometown in Oregon, after being away for five years. She reunites with her former best friend, Chloe, who’s father […]

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Shadow Realms Trailer from BioWare Hits Gamescom

BioWare unveiled Shadow Realms, at Gamescom 2014, during the EA press briefing.  Coming to PC, Shadow Realms is an action RPG, pitting four players against one. BioWare is the creator of the incredibly successful Mass Effect and the Dragon Age series and released a number teaser trailers in the lead-up to Gamescom. Lead game designer at BioWare James Ohlen says on the Shadow Realms website, “Shadow Realms has its genesis in old school Dungeons & Dragons. When I first started designing BioWare RPGs back in the 90s, what drove me creatively was the desire to give players the experience I had while […]

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Rise of The Tomb Raider Not So Exclusive

According to a new Eurogamer report, Rise of the Tomb Raider is probably a timed exclusive for Xbox One and Xbox 360. When pressed on whether the game will make it to other platforms,  Xbox boss, Phil Spencer was a little bit cagey. He did admit that the deal “has a duration”. Spencer said, “I have Tomb Raider shipping next holiday exclusively on Xbox. It is Xbox 360 and Xbox One. I’m not trying to fake anybody out in terms of where this thing is. What they do with the franchise in the long run is not mine. I don’t […]

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Rime Trailer Melts Hearts at Gamescom

Another Sony exclusive, Rime is the upcoming puzzle adventure from Deadlight developer, Tequila Works. The stunning, whimsical trailer put the pretty into the Sony press conference, offering visions of a boy lost on a mystical island. The game shows promise and more than an element of Ico, as a boy in a tunic journeys across a deserted island. There is a mysterious white tower and some fantastical elements, such as copper globes on legs. I kid you not. The cel-shaded animation is reminiscent of the Legend of Zelder: The Windwaker aesthetic. This is whimsy with a capital whim. Check out the […]

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Rayman Creator Unveils PS4 Exclusive Wild

Michel Ancel, the man behind Rayman and Beyond Good and Evil, was at Sony’s Gamescom press conference to reveal his new game, Wild. The PS4 exclusive Wild is not a Ubisoft game, but part of Ancel’s indie studio Wild Sheep Studio. Wild’s big boast is that you can play any living creature in the game world. And what a world. The humans are primitive, tribal types, but creatures include giants, skeletons, prehistoric creatures, including, boar, bears, sharks and eagles. There are no gameplay details, so just watch and enjoy:   Developers: Wild Sheep Studio Platforms: PlayStation 4 Events: Gamescom 2014


Ninja Theory Announces Hellblade

Heavenly Sword developer, Ninja Theory has a new poster girl, as it announces Hellblade with a teaser trailer at Sony’s Gamescom press conference. The presentation simply showed the trailer with no additional details, but a little investigation reveals that it’s based on Celtic myth. The teaser shows a tribal looking woman holding a rune-covered sword in the middle of a stone henge. It looks set to follow in the stylish action footsteps of Heavenly Sword. Self-published by Ninja Theory, Hellblade will come to console on PS4 first, but no indication of when. Take a look for yourself: Publishers: Ninja Theory […]