Wolfenstein: The New Order Videos

Sex. Sexy sex. The place of it in games is something of a hot button issue in the industry right now, but more often than not when we do decide to discuss digital coupling, we keep returning to the very worst examples of it. Personally I'd love to see a bit more of the old rough n' tumble in games as a whole, but is it too much to ask that, if we're going to Do It, we at least do it right?

VideoVideo: Gaming's best and worst alternative histories

The new Wolfenstein follows in all sorts of footsteps.

Wolfenstein: The New Order topped the charts recently with its robo-Nazi take on what would have happened if things went differently in World War 2, but Machine Games was hardly the first developer to rewrite history books in search of a premise.

Hi Eurogamers! Welcome to your weekly dispatch from outsidexbox.com. It has been a war-themed week and, as Fallout has it, war never changes - except in video games, where it changes all the time. You probably think you know who won the Second World War, for example. Not so, according to Wolfenstein: The New Order.

VideoVideo: Wolfenstein takes the Tarantino approach to Nazis

New gameplay as Machine Games retools Inglourious Basterds for its first person shooter.

I don't think Machine Games' Wolfenstein: The New Order is the first game to be inspired by Quentin Tarantino - let's not forget the Reservoir Dogs tie-in game (actually, let's) - but it's certainly one of the most brazen. Taking the slightly kitsch tone of Inglorious Basterds, Wolfenstein: The New Order takes its own peculiar brand of irreverent melodrama to an alternate history that carries lurid shades of Phil Dick's Man in the High Castle.