The idea of heated, antagonistic rivalries between developers of similar games is, for the most part, an invention of fans, who are more likely to get into those pissing contests. For example, Star Citizen developer Chris Roberts backed Elite: Dangerous while Frontier Developments urged its fans to get behind Star Citizen.
Psyonix Games has revealed on the PlayStation Blog a new holiday-themed downloadable content pack for Rocket League called Snow Day, which will add some new cosmetics as well as new mutators.
Right now, the open beta for Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege should be going on strong, but the beta is currently on hold thanks to. The release date for the full game is due 1 December 2015, less than a week from now, but the publisher is confident that by that time, the servers will be ready.
There are two weeks left in the Kickstarter crowdfunding drive for the Alone in the Dark-style survival horror game Song of Horror, and the developer, Protocol Games, has released a demo for anyone who wants to experience its gameplay.
The folks working on XCOM 2 have been generous with screen shots and information in a series detailing the battlefields and mechanics of the game thus far. In the latest entry of the series, we get to explore idyllic towns that will be the mid point between congested cities and open fields.
"The Following" is the newest DLC for Dying Light and it features an enormous addition to the game. The DLC is so enormous, in fact, that Techland is upping the price of both the DLC on its own, and the season pass of Dying Light as a whole.
The Game Awards is fast becoming what amounts to the Oscars of gaming. There's a lot of pomp and circumstance behind the ceremony and a ton of great games have been presented on that stage, including Skyrim. Recently, The Game Awards producer Geoff Keighly boasted that we can expect 10 new games to premiere at the show this year, including Far Cry: Primal
Steam has a penchant for coming heavy with great deals on games as the holidays get closer. Usually it's a trickle that comes week after week, but today, they went all out with the Exploration Sale, offering thousands of different titles at significant discount.
Hi-Rez Studios has offered the "Ultimate God Pack" for their MOBA SMITE for awhile now, which is easily one of the best deals players can get on content in a MOBA game, but tomorrow the pack will be going on sale on Amazon, giving even more savings to players who have interest in getting all that SMITE has to offer.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege is coming very soon, but there may be troubles. The game was supposed to have an Open Beta on all available platforms starting today, but Ubisoft has officially postponed the Open Beta until further notice due to several technical issues affecting all platforms.
The first major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight is now available for download, and along with the patch, Rocksteady noted, "The November DLC is available for all Season Pass / Premium Edition owners."
Don Bluth has canceled the Dragon's Lair: The Movie Kickstarter to raise $500,000 to create a film pitch for studios to produce the film. However, Bluth states he'll be trying other avenues to get the project done.
Bandai Namco has announced that the Classic Lotus downloadable content pack is now available for Project Cars, based on the famed British car manufacturer founded back in 1952. The DLC features one free car to whet gamers' appetites.
Bundle Stars had a nice deal for a Fallout bundle that featured every game in the series from the original Fallout through to Fallout: New Vegas for $20. Now, the distributor is offering every Quake and expansion released for a mere $10.
Techland has announced that the studio's upcoming motorcross racing game FIM Speedway Grand Prix 15 will be arriving on 1 December 2015. The game will be released exclusively on PC.
The only Halo games to be released on PC were Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, though Russians are enjoying a form of it called Halo Online, which was in closed beta back in March. It seems fans are tired of waiting for Microsoft to port a new Halo to PC, so they're making their own called Installation 01.
Koei Tecmo has "no plans" to bring Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 to US or Europe because of industry standards
Koei Tecmo revealed in a candid Facebook post that the studio has no plans to bring its jiggly spinoff Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 to North America or Europe in its uncut form because the West is starting to frown on the exploitation of women.
Cliff Harris discusses some of the economics of indie game development, says Gratuitous Space Battles 2 was a "relative flop"
Longtime developer Cliff Harris released his spaceship battle indie sequel Gratuitous Space Battles 2 on Steam back in April 2015. The game received middling reviews from critics and fans, and admitted that he has stopped supporting the game to anyone who has asked about it.
Justwe saw modder Bunny release the hilariously bad voice acting from the original Resident Evil back into Resident Evil HD Remastered. Inspired by this release, another modder known as has been working on adding the original models that were used in the PlayStation version.
If Star Wars: Battlefront does one thing particularly well, it's building an experience that really does its best to make you feel like you're fighting in the world of the original trilogy. Nonetheless, there's a mod in progress out there working towards making the visuals of the game look almost perfect.