Goat Simulator - the PC game that was quite aptly released on April 1 - joins the likes of Surgeon Simulator 2013 in the latest line of 'joke' simulator games that have sent countless YouTube users and Twitch streamers into a frenzy as they muck around and document their discoveries.
Described by its creators as a "small, broken and stupid game", there really isn't much point to Goat Simulator, but it's all the better for it.
Original story: Competitive archery multiplayer game Towerfall was Ouya's most talked about release when the system launched, and now enhanced edition Towerfall Ascension has been released on PS4 and PC.
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The story is handled quite cleverly, letting the overarching conflicts from the series act as a backdrop to highlight how the war of the seven kingdoms impacts holdfasts on a smaller, more personal scale.
Every situation also offers multiple choices, some of which diverge into branching story paths while most are simply alternate routes toward the same end.
Even choices that don't immediately alter the narrative can have an impact later on by directing your character's alignment toward truthfulness or cunning, or between decisions to benefit the realm or to benefit your family.
The story and experience of negotiating politics in Westeros is the strongest aspect of Game of Thrones: Ascent, though sadly it isn't what you'll spend the most time doing.
Most of your time will be spent waiting, as missions will often require you to send out your sworn knights for an hour or more at a time.
There is also a city management aspect to construct and upgrade your keep, but this too boils down to waiting for resources to be mined so that you can wait for buildings to be constructed.
Game of Thrones fans will delight in seeing the fantasy world in a new way, but poorly implemented waiting quests bog down players from experiencing all Westeros has to offer.
While March saw some of the year's biggest releases, April has its own anticipated games, with two massively multiplayer online games, a Kinect-focused Xbox One exclusive and the return of devilish motorcycle series Trials on just about every platform.
Release date: April 1 (worldwide) Platforms: PC
Officially touted as a "small, broken and stupid game", Goat Simulator revolves around a goat as it gets into mischief in a vast, urban sandbox, where its liable to be flung carelessly into heavy machinery with amusing results.
Before you ask whether this is an April Fools joke, pre-ordering customers have been playing the game since before release and have been streaming their hands-on sessions.
The Elder Scrolls Online
Release date: April 4 (worldwide) Platforms: PC
Set thousands of years before the events of Skyrim, this is a massively multiplayer title that allows players to explore the entirety of Tamriel and participate in quests together online.
While debuting on PC this month, it'll make its appearance on next-gen consoles Xbox One and PS4 in June.
Set in a future wild-west environment, this iOS edition of the motorcycle platformer has short stages where objectives feature collecting items, performing tricks and stunts and securing the quickest time.
It also features a new story-driven campaign that's set in the same universe as Trials Fusion out later this month, albeit 100 years later in a post-apocalyptic world.
Release date: April 11 (Europe), April 8 (North America) Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, Vita, 3DS
This successor to LEGO Lord of the Rings focuses on the first two The Hobbit films.
It'll feature new playable characters - including a younger Bilbo and all of the Dwarves - each with their own unique abilities to help access new areas, and a loot system for constructing items essential for the journey ahead.
Release date: April 11 (Europe), April 8 (North America) Platforms: PS4 (out now on PS3, PC)
The next-gen edition of the PS3 and PC massively-multiplayer online game features a number of technical improvements, with a full 1080p screen resolution, improved character models, and DualShock 4 touch pad support.
Like other subscription-based games on the platform, the requirement of owning a PS Plus subscription for playing online is waived.
Release date: April 17 (Europe), April 15 (North America) Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
The official game of the FIFA World Cup is a standalone product only releasing on current generation platforms Xbox 360 and PS3.
As well as qualifying teams that can participate in the 'Road to the FIFA World Cup' and 'Captain your Country' modes, it features a full 203 nations as well as a set of new animations, ball physics and set-piece tactics not featured in FIFA 14.
Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - April 1 Terraria (Xbox 360) - April 11 Titanfall (Xbox 360) - April 11 Sly Cooper Trilogy (Vita) - April 15 Nintendo Pocket Football Club (3DS) - April 17 Dark Souls 2 (PC) - April 25
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A spot in the Call of Duty Championships might seem like a distant dream for most fans of Activision's first-person shooter, especially those who don't know their RPGs from their SMGs.
On the back of the LA-based competition - which saw the winners crowned this weekend - Digital Spy caught up with a number of pro players at this year's annual $1 million tournament in search of some tips and tricks for multiplayer novices.
From perks to pros, spawns to objectives, here are seven tips for success in Call of Duty.
1. Choose the right perks for the right classes
"For new players, if you're unsure about a map and want to move through it quickly, stealth is important, so one of my classes has Dead Silence and all of my classes pretty much have Focus. If you're running a shotgun class, you want to close the gap quickly, so I run Dead Silence, I equip an agility perk, unlimited sprint and steady aim." Joe Cecot - Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer designer.
2. Choose the right game modes
"Go on public matches and play games like Domination, or any kind of respawn games just to get used to the game, to get used to the gun skills, the gun's recoil, things like that. Once you get your gun skill down, start playing Search and Destroy, especially if you ever want to play competitively. You'll hear most pro players say that Search and Destroy wins championships." Shane Burnham (SLumbeR) - VexX Revenge.
Each week, Digital Spy rounds up the biggest mobile gaming releases with reviews and trailers. This week's games include a visual novel about a deadly game, a military card game and a monster collecting RPG.
Zero challenges the group to the nonary game, a game of numbers and puzzles where failure means death, and will force the participants to form uncertain alliances in an attempt to escape.
The original DS game was split between visual novel sequences to tell its story and environmental puzzles that players would have to solve in order to escape from each new room.
999: The Novel strips away the puzzles, offering a pure visual novel experience that seems geared toward fans of the sequel Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and who want to catch up on the story.
The trouble is that by removing the puzzles, 999: The Novel also loses the ability for players to explore each room and discover additional clues that help flesh out many aspects of the story.
There is also the fact that the puzzles have been removed rather clumsily, to the point where the game will awkwardly tell you that the characters solved some puzzles without any elaboration on the process or why the puzzles mattered.
Oddly, a number of typos also show up in the game's script which weren't present in the DS version, which seems like a mistake that shouldn't happen when a translation for the game's script already exists.
To its credit, 999: The Novel does add a handy new feature where you can see a flowchart of which story paths you've played and return to any crossroads to make different choices. 999: The Novel has multiple endings, most of which are dead ends, making the chart an invaluable feature for those who seek out the game's true ending.
For fans who just want a story recap to better understand Virtue's Last Reward, 999: The Novel will satisfy that itch.
But the puzzle omissions are pretty blatant, making it feel like 999: The Novel isn't giving players the whole story.
Sony's PlayStation was only a couple of years old when Metal Gear Solid came along, and only with the Konami-published title did it begin to maximise its potential.
Not only did Kojima's opus break new ground in video game cinematics, it single-handedly popularised the stealth genre on home consoles.
Players took control of the aforementioned Solid Snake, a hard-boiled soldier tasked with infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility to neutralise a threat from a renegade special forces unit known as FOXHOUND.
Taking on the role of a badass special forces operative was nothing new in gaming, but Metal Gear Solid took the experience to immersive new heights.
It was the first console game to encourage players to think like a special agent. Snake would only survive by outwitting opponents through forward planning and tactical thinking.
Metal Gear Solid made it abundantly clear from the off that storming into Shadow Moses all guns blazing yielded a fast-track ticket to the grave.
Players were encouraged to meticulously study patrol patterns, use the shadows to their advantage, and trial different strategies and approaches for each objective.
It played out at a slower pace than most action-adventure games, but the suspense was palpable and the sense of reward when an objective was completed left players feeling like they had really accomplished something.
While the game's narrative was compelling - peppered with twists and turns and coloured by memorable characters - it was the boss battles that provided some of its most iconic moments.
FOXHOUND offered up quite the rogues gallery. Snake would encounter villains including a telepathic ex-KGB agent, a Vulcan cannon-wielding Inuit and a master of disguise.
Meanwhile, the showdown with the mind reading Psycho Mantis is the stuff of legend. From the gas mask concealing his disfigured face to his ominous vocals, this bad guy was like something straight out of your worst nightmares.
But it wasn't just his chilling appearance that consigned the battle to the gaming history books. Breaking the fourth wall, the villain read the player's memory card and made the controller vibrate using his 'psychic abilities'.
The only way to prevent him from invading Snake's mind was to plug the controller into port #2, an ingenious and somewhat bizarre gameplay twist that levelled the playing field.
Then there was the dramatic shootout with Sniper Wolf on a snow-covered battlefield, the daunting task of stopping Vulcan Raven's tank using just a few grenades and a pistol, and that unforgettable final confrontation with Liquid Snake.
Each boss battle was a stern test of the skills the player had amassed throughout the game, but there were always new lessons on offer during these encounters, forcing users to alter their approach the second time around.
It was this thoughtful gameplay, coupled with the groundbreaking stealth mechanics, that made Metal Gear Solid an instant classic back in 1998 and saw it lay down a legacy that remains strong today.
There have been numerous imitators over the years, but the series continues to set the standards where sneaking is concerned. Set against an open-world backdrop, this year's Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is built on refined versions of mechanics that were introduced back in 1998.
Although Ground Zeroes is unlikely to prove as memorable or influential as the series' PlayStation debut, its refreshing to see Metal Gear Solid still standing tall in the current hardware generation.
Do you have any fond memories of Metal Gear Solid? Post a comment below!
Each week, Digital Spy rounds up the biggest mobile gaming releases with reviews and trailers. This week's games include unconventional medical procedures, shattered glass and a time-hopping adventure game.
Reviewed on: iPad 4 Platforms: iPad Price: £3.99 / $5.99
Surgeon Simulator on iOS captures much of the wacky charm of the PC original, but ultimately struggles in the execution.
Where it shines is in its pure absurdity, as players attempt to perform surgeries with the game's purposefully inadequate controls.
You can pick up instruments like bone saws and hammers by simply dragging them with your finger, at which point they swing wildly as if suspended by a string rather than held by a surgeon's deft hands. You can also tap elsewhere on the screen with a second finger to aim your swinging instrument, but the controls aren't built for precision.
Instead, you bash rib cages and fling organs across the room while trying to reach your goal, including the heart and kidney transplants from the PC version and new eye and tooth transplant surgeries.
However, Surgeon Simulator's humour is a one-note joke, which the PC version compensated for by gathering friends around to watch and laugh at the botched procedures together.
Despite the game encouraging multiplayer with everyone reaching for the screen, an iPad just isn't ideal for a group of friends to crowd around.
The controls too, while still endearingly clumsy, are perhaps streamlined to the point of losing the punch line thanks to the ability to aim your instruments with a tap.
The result is a Surgeon Simulator that is easier to control, but loses some of its signature humour for it.
21:22And that's it for the night. And what a night it was for The Last of Us, Tearaway and GTA 5. Thanks for joining us, and remember to come back next year!
21:15Rockstar always wanted to combine the production values of movies with the best in gameplay.
21:15The Houser brothers are among the members of the Rockstar team to collect the Fellowship.
21:13He's not wrong, Rockstar really has changed the industry and deserves a lot of recognition for doing so.
21:13Brooker believes that Rockstar doesn't get enough credit for being British. They're up there with James Bond and Paddington Bear by all accounts.
21:12Charlie Brooker opens up the Rockstar retrospective video, describing the level of detail in Rockstar titles as "quite demented".
21:11GTA helped liberate games from previous boundaries and paved the way for open-world games.
21:10Kojima is going through the history of gaming. Kojima says that Half Life and GTA changed the gaming industry.
21:09A strange match Kojima and Rockstar. Imagine if Kojima directed a GTA game and Rockstar made a Metal Gear title...would that work?
21:07And we're almost at the end of the night. Hideo Kojima is out next to present Rockstar Games with the BAFTA Fellowship.
21:07Thought Courtnee Draper from BioShock Infinite was also in with a shout.
21:06But it's Ashley Johnson (Ellie from The Last of Us) who picks up the prize. She was great in that, a really great performance.
21:05This is a pretty tough field. Troy Baker, Steven Ogg, Kevan Brighting, Ellen Page are all nominated.
21:04Chris Finch aka Ralph Ineson is out to present the award for Best Performer. How is he not nominated?
21:03The team is praising the other games that were nominated. It's like Blur and Oasis at the Brits, although we doubt there will be a rebuttal from Nintendo or Lucas Pope.
21:01Not that we're complaining, of course. We absolutely love The Last of Us, and so do most of you by the looks of it.
21:00The Last of Us picks up the BAFTA for Best Game...didn't see that one coming!
20:59Best Game is between The Last of Us, GTA 5, Assassin's Creed 4, Tearaway, Papers, Please and Super Mario 3D World...the suspense is killing us!
20:59Vorderman looks great, although we're not sure she knows much about video games. Unless I'm mistaken she just referred to Rayman as Rain Man...now that's a game we'd love to see!
20:57OK, time for the big one. Carol Vorderman is out to present one lucky game with the prize for Best Game of 2013.
20:54A wee youngster is talking about Tearaway and why it deserves to be crowned Best Game of 2013.
20:52Gone Home wins it! Really enjoyable game, and much deserved victory. Fullbright thanks Naughty Dog for releasing games before The Last of Us.
20:51Debut Game is up next. BADLAND has been up for a few awards, so this could be its best chance.
20:50I reckon Titanfall or Destiny might be picking up that one next year.
20:49Thoughts on the GTA 5 multiplayer victory? It had its problems at launch, but seems to have turned a corner.
20:49Grand Theft Auto 5 wins the Multiplayer prize. Blimey, they kept that speech short.
20:48Alex Brooker makes a nice joke about The Jump and Twitter trolls. We kind of liked The Jump!
20:47We're on to Multiplayer next. Battlefield 4, DOTA 2, Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Super Mario 3D World and World of Tanks are all up for the prize.
20:44Getting down to serious business now. Papers, Please is also up for Best Game. One of its fans is on screen to tell us why it deserves the big prize.
20:43We didn't see the intro, so we're not sure why Snake and Raiden are there, but apparently this year's going to be great.
20:42Phew, we're back just in time to see some gamers talking about next-gen.
20:42It looks like Twitch can't handle the excitement! Our stream is down. We'll have to guess the rest...I'm thinking The Last of Us might win something else.
20:41Grand Theft Auto 5 wins Game Design award. It's got pretty much everything, so it's hard to argue with that. Is it too early to ask for a sequel?
20:39Could this be one for Assassin's Creed 4? Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Papers, Please, Tearaway and Tomb Raider are also up, so it faces stiff competition.
20:38Andy Payne OBE is out to present the Game Design award. He's sending out a message of peace and love. He's met the Queen. Apparently she loves sniping games!
20:37Rhythm action title Size DOES Matter wins the award. Looks like a lot of fun. A great moment for its young creators.
20:34BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital is up next. Project Heera: Diamond Heist, Size DOES Matter and The Unknown are nominated. Future players in the industry this lot.
20:33An Assassin's Creed 4 fan tells us why it's the best game of 2013. Been quiet tonight...a dark horse maybe?
20:31And we're right once again. Tearaway wins the Mobile & Handheld prize. The Media Molecule team will be partying hard tonight. Could be a few sickies at that office tomorrow.
20:29Ridiculous Fishing gets a huge pop, as does The Room 2. My money's on Tearaway for its third award of the night.
20:28Mobile & Handheld is up next. Could be another one for Tearaway, although BADLAND, DEVICE 6, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Ridiculous Fishing and The Room Two might have something to say about that one.
20:27Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons wins the award. Really pleased about that one. Brothers very nearly made me cry...ahem, very nearly...
20:25Jamal Edwards is out to present the Game Innovation Award. The Last of Us isn't actually nominated, so we don't know who to pick.
20:24Thought Super Mario 3D World would win that one hands down. Could this be another Leo DiCaprio moment!
20:23Tearaway wins its second award of the night. The crowd/Media Molecule team are going nuts.
20:23Rayman Legends, Skylanders, Animal Crossing, Super Mario 3D World, Tearaway are all up for it
20:22Shaun Dooley and Anna Passey are out to dish out the Family award. An odd choice considering the characters they play in Misfits and Hollyoaks!
20:19These Game of the Year preview videos are all a bit odd, but we do kind of like them! The latest game to receive the preview treatment is The Last of Us. Would be very surprised if this one doesn't win!
20:17FIFA 14 wins it. Can't say we're too surprised. We've spent many hour playing FIFA. The World Cup one is out soon. We've played it and it's lots of fun.
20:16It's the Sport prize up next. Some good sports games in this category. F1 2013, FIFA 14, Football Manager 2014, Forza 5, GRID 2 and NBA 2k14.
20:14Those clickers certainly were scary. How many is that now? If you're part of our Last of Us drinking game you must be feeling pretty dizzy right now.
20:12The Audio Achievement award is up next. Battlefield 4, BioShock Infinite, DEVICE 6, GTA 5, The Last of Us and Tomb Raider are nommed...
20:09An animal lover is talking about why Super Mario 3D World is the best of the year. It was our Game of the Year, so we're inclined to agree with everything she says.
20:08Still, a richly deserved victory. Tearaway is a beautiful game, although as Dara points out, ruined slightly by the selfie that keeps showing up!
20:07Yep, Media Molecule admit to rigging the audience. Lots of staff in with the people by the sounds of it.
20:06And Tearaway wins it! Either this game has got a lot of fans in the audience, or Media Molecule have got front row seats!
20:05Artistic Achievement is up next. Beyond: Two Souls, BioShock Infinite, DEVICE 6, The Last of Us, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Tearaway are all up for it...our money's on The Last of Us.
20:03We saw it coming a mile off, but Ó Briain jokes that Pope's wife would have been there had her passport been accepted. Classic!
20:02Awww, Pope thanks his wife first. He's scored some big points at home for that one.
20:02Great win for Lucas Pope and Papers, Please. We really love that game and so does the audience.
20:01Papers, Please and Surgeon Simulator get the biggest cheers so far.
20:00Strategy and Simulation is up next. Civilization V: Brave New World, Democracy 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Papers, Please, Surgeon Simulator 2013, XCOM: Enemy Within are all up for it. Another tough one to call.
19:58We would suggest a drinking game for every award The Last of Us wins, but that would be irresponsible...it's going to clean up.
19:58Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Last of Us wins this one too. Neil Druckmann is out to collect it.
19:56Brothers is a real contender, as is Gone Home and The Stanley Parable...they're all pretty good actually.
19:55If anybody knows about storytelling it's Steven Moffat. He's funny as well as talented.
19:55The Story award is up next. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Gone Home, Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Stanley Parable are all nominated. Steven Moffat of Sherlock fame is out to present!
19:54The organisers will be reaching out to fans throughout the night to preview the Game of the Year nominees. GTA 5 is up first. We're looking back at the three lead characters and some of the activities you can get up to. Hard to argue with that, but I'm sure The Last of Us will have something to say.
19:52BioShock Infinite wins it! Well deserved. Courtnee Draper collects it and suggests that she might steal the award away for herself. Go for it Courtnee, we would!
19:50It's the Music prize up next. The Last of Us is up for this too, but we think this might be one it doesn't win. Huge reaction for Super Mario and Tearaway!
19:48GTA 5 wins its first award of the night. Thought this could be one for Tearaway, but not surprised that GTA won it. Like The Last of Us, we can see this being a good night for Rockstar.
19:47Nominees include DmC: Devil May Cry, GTA 5, Gunpoint, The Room Two, Lego Marvel and Tearaway. We predict GTA 5, but Tearaway could grab it!
19:46Ian Livingstone is out to present Best British Game. Livingstone said we should be proud of our home grown talent. We completely agree!
19:44Congratulations to The Last of Us. A truly magnificent game.
19:43Yep, The Last of Us wins its first award of the night. We don't think it will be the last by any means.
19:41First award of the night is for Action and Adventure. Nominees include Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, GTA 5, The Last of Us, BADLAND and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. My money's on The Last of Us!
19:39It doesn't matter. It was a visual gag with the old Metal Gear cardboard box. Made us chuckle, especially now that he's walking around in it.
19:38We're finding it hard to keep up with Ó Briain, so Kojima's translator has no chance!
19:36Ó Briain joking about all of the games he hasn't finished and even manages to make a couple of BioShock Infinite jokes.
19:35Papers, Please and Jimmy Carr in one gag! Top stuff.
19:34Brilliant joke about lack of games and number of updates on next-gen. He's not wrong! Seems like we've been waiting for some new next-gen games for far too long!
19:32According to our man on the inside, the power just went out in the BAFTA press room! Hopefully we'll maintain power here.
19:32Here we go! Looks like this year's video game BAFTAs are about to kick off. Just glimpsed Kojima walking the red carpet (and a few Z-list celebs too)
19:28More classic interviews from last year. We want red carpet action!
19:262013 was easily one of the strongest years for new releases. It was hard picking our game of the year, but Super Mario 3D World ended up winning it. Will Nintendo's mascot scoop any big prizes tonight?
19:24Still waiting for the video feed to return. Not long now before the show kicks off. It'll be interesting to see how many awards GTA 5 and The Last of Us will win.
19:05Or we could just watch these clips from last year's show. The team behind The Walking Dead is up now. Interesting viewing if you haven't already seen it.
19:04A speed-run of The Last of Us DLC, perhaps? We could probably do that with time to spare!
19:03OK, so the live show starts at 7.30pm according to the Twitch stream. What can we do to kill 30 minutes?
18:59We're just a few minutes away from this year's video game BAFTAs. Gabe Newell and Jonathan Ross are chatting games. Newell said he loves Super Mario, Doom and Plants vs Zombies, while Ross talks up Portal. Can't disagree with those choices.