Greetings, GameWatchers, it’s time once again to give away free stuff! This time, we’ve got five copies of Human: Fall Flat, a wacky puzzle and exploration game where you’re only constrained by the physics of the human body.
Sunglasses? Check. Catchphrase? Check. Gritty take-no-prisoner attitude? Check. You're ready for Green Man Gaming's next stage of their Summer Sale. We've already seen a wealthy supply of sci-fi strategy and adventure, as well as RPGs of nearly every kind from Green Man Gaming, but this next leg is all about action and thrills. Get ready for the Kick Ass leg of Green Man's Summer Sale.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole originally had a different title, but retailers wouldn’t stock it
South Park: The Stick of Truth was a surprisingly great RPG from the folks at Obsidian, and while the upcoming, superhero-themed Fractured But Whole is in the hands different developers, it’s shaping up to be another great adventure. South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker recently released a behind the scenes video chatting about some development stories.
When former Criterion founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry went on to create a new, independent studio, they were probably hoping for a bit more success than they had with their first title, Dangerous Golf. It received mediocre-to-negative reviews when it released early in June, and it sounds like it hasn’t done much better commercially than it did critically.
Gears of War 4 will be one of the first titles in Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere line, making it a very important title for the company’s latest PC gaming initiative. Given the rocky launch of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC earlier this year, folks definitely had reason to be concerned about the upcoming port. Technical director Mike Rayner addressed those concerns in a recent interview.
Lots of games have you killing demons--heck, it’s the launching point for the entire first-person shooter genre--but few have you facing metaphorical hellspawn. Sinner’s Sorrow will have you doing just that, facing those inner demons. With a sword. You’ll murder metaphorical demons with a sword.
If you’re a fan of Battlezone 98, you probably know that there was an expansion called the Red Odyssey. It released in very limited quantities, and those few copies only made it to the US. If you never managed to check it out, publisher Rebellion has some excellent news--the Red Odyssey has been fully remastered for Battlezone 98 Redux, and it’s out today!
Do you like superheroes? How about Diablo? If you put down a yes for either of those, then you should really play Marvel Ultimate Alliance. It doubled down on the “action” part of action RPGs when it first released back in 2006, and its colorful cast of superpowered heroes drew from Marvel history to bring back characters both famous and obscure. Now it’s coming back, remastered, along with its sequel.
Riders of Icarus is an MMO that lets you capture and train your own mounts and pets. That’s the short version, in case you haven’t checked out our many previews or hopped into the open beta for yourself. This week, a major update is going to expand the content available in that beta, and we’ll be on hand to show off a bit of what’s coming ahead of its scheduled release.
Sonic and his pals celebrated the 25th anniversary of the IP at a sold out event on Friday evening during the San Diego Comic-Con. During this event SEGA revealed two new Sonic The Hedgehog titles; Sonic Mania and an untitled original game that will be released for consoles and PC in 2017.
I love LucasArts adventure games despite coming to them year too late, but I never got the chance to check out Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, despite its excellent reputation as both a great adventure game and probably the best Indy game. An in-depth article at Mixnmojo went up earlier this month detailing a lost sequel called the Iron Phoenix.
Infinite Warfare takes Call of Duty to space and some folks are really unhappy about that. But I’m going to let you in on a secret: space is really cool. The shooter juggernaut needs its formula shaken up and a change of setting could be just what the doctor ordered. Two new gameplay videos are out show off what the campaign looks like.
I’d generally open a story like this with a quick rundown of Street Fighter V’s launch woes, but it really feels like beating a dead horse at this point. You already know that the servers barely worked. You already know that the game was missing genre-standard features and options. You already know that Capcom hasn’t been able to keep up their promised update schedule. But hey, a new character’s out next week!
I think I refer to Telltale as “prolific” in every single story I post about them, and in terms of sheer volume I don’t know how many developers can keep up. Minecraft: Story Mode is still going strong, the Walking Dead side-story Michonne wrapped up a few months ago, Batman is starting in a couple of weeks, and the Walking Dead Season Three will hit later this year.
You’ve got to hand it to Blizzard--even when you’re not playing their games, their over-the-top, pulpy storytelling is always fun to check into. This video for Legion, the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, may not be a proper CGI extravaganza, but it is a real fun way to get to know some very mean orcs.
Hints are among us that Grand Theft Auto V could be getting some oft-requested biker-themed DLC. The game’s script has a few extra lines of code since the Cunning Stunts update hit, and it appears to mention several biker missions.
Poor Hello Games. The developers behind the upcoming, infinite procedural galaxy-explorer, No Man’s Sky just can’t catch a break. The game was the subject of a years-long trademark dispute with broadcasting company Sky, and a month-long delay on the hotly anticipated title saw its creators showered with hate mail and death threats. It seemed things were finally going to be peaceful when they announced the game had gone gold two weeks ago, but it seems they’ve got one last problem to deal with.
A new, live-action trailer for Mafia III gives us an up-close look at the game’s take on 1960s Louisiana. The trailer is just a brief cinematic look at the fictionalized city of New Bordeaux, but it sets a grim, violent tone for the proceedings. Pretty much what you’d expect from a gritty crime story set in the historical American south.
2K and Firaxis unveiled the faction leader for the Aztecs today, Montezuma I. The Aztec civilization will be a preorder incentive for Civilization VI, as early purchasers will get access to the faction upon the game’s launch. Other players will receive the content for free, but will have to wait 90 days from the game’s release.
Last week Valve said they were going to be taking action against sites facilitating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling, and it looks like they’re making good on that promise, sending cease and desist letters to over 20 offending sites. The sites named have ten days to comply before having their Steam accounts shut down.