Blizzard unveil World of Warcraft's 2015 plans, "exploring the possibility" of in-game tradeable game-time
What's in store for World of Warcraft in the new year?has put together a post on . One thing that stands out is the possibility of an in-game tradeable game-time economy popping up.
Blizzard likes the idea of "surplus gold to cover" some of the subscription cost, just like some other MMOs. Other things for 2015 include "more-direct routes" with flight masters.
Version 1.1 of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is now available through Steam for PC, but the changelog isn't all that impressive if you've been waiting for a fix or two for the game's co-op romps.
Sadly the latest Lara Croft spin-off isn't so good when it comes to multiplayer, which is rather odd considering one of its major selling points is up to four player co-op with your dearest chums.
From humble villages to bloated kingdoms, Grand Ages: Medieval will be challenging us to whip those peasants into shape. A gameplay trailer gives us the first in-game footage of the real-time strategy.
We'll have to research the latest in medieval technology, expand our borders and set up valuable trade routes. It comes with a campaign or total free play to conquer and rule over Europe.
It seemsdoesn't want rival to corner the VR headset market as the software giant is preparing to unveil their own VR gear during next years' E3 in Los Angeles.
Sources from the supply chain of components let slip the info, and say Microsoft's hardware team is behind the endeavour. Sony unveiled theirVR tech back in March.
The 'declaration of war on the ocean' is well underway in Tropico 5: Waterborne, which features all-new water-based industry, homes and even new foreign power deterrents like a submarine.
A new gameplay trailer has been released byshowcasing some of the new floating real-estate El Presidente will be commissioning for his fellow Tropicans.
Star Citizen is far from its launch day butChris Roberts has published a congratulatory letter to space sim rival David Braben and his team for fully releasing Elite: Dangerous.
Roberts has been a supporter "since day one, and am thrilled to see it become a reality." He'll be firing it up over the holidays, and reminds the Star Citizen community there's no real rivalry.
Trial Fusion'scomponent is free for PC players this weekend, if you fancy injuring a virtual motorcyclist in the company of some friends.
The free trial runs from December 19 at 10am CET to December 22 at 10am CET. You do need to have an existing Uplay account to sign in to the game's online mode.
Leave it toto come up with a suitably cool Collector's Edition for its long-awaited murdering simulator sequel, Hotline Miami 2. The will contain three vinyl discs with 28 tracks from the game's soundtrack.
If the sequel's music is anywhere near as excellent as the original's, that's quite the treat. There's no tracklist yet, as Dennaton wants to keep that a secret until the game's released.
Capcom has announced that its upcoming brawler Street Fighter 5 is being developed with the, the first time in the series' history that Epic's powerful software has been utilised.
That might explain why the upcoming entry is looking so tasty. Capcom showed off a new and improved engine in an initial gameplay trailer released at this year'sevent.
Developer Pavel Zagrebelnyj came up with the strangely addictive off-road sim Spintires, in which you try to make it through the churned-up roads and forests of Russia in a variety of heavy-duty vehicles. It had beautifully done mud physics, and a few months back it was something of a cult hit.
Since then, despite being very popular, the game's never really added a whole lot to that basic 'drive a truck through some mud' formula. Now Zagrebelnyj is accusing the UK publisher Oovee of taking the money and running, and preventing him from continuing development on the game.
Far Cry 4 is set to get its first piece of Season Pass content in January, and Ubisoft has detailed exactly what players can expect. Namely the introduction of permadeath in the newsolo and co-op mission.
It's based around a level from the core game's solo campaign, but this time Ajay can team up with his (annoying) co-op buddy Hurk to scavenge weapons and ammo, and complete a series of challenges in a vaguely roguelike structure in order to escape.
is an eight-player co-op game set on Mars, where you and your friends take on the role of burly space marine types with a penchant for heavy weaponry, tasked with cleansing the planet of unpleasant alien critters.
The Early Access shooter has just received a new update titled, which features a new industrial themed map, four new missions and an overhaul of several combat skills for the various classes.
Developerhas released the for its steampunk colony management sim Clockwork Empires, and that means another round of brilliantly silly patch notes. My favourites this time include; "colonists will occasionally turn into fishpeople and run into the sea", and "FIXED: Listening to a sermon caused colonists’ bodies to explode."
Life is not easy for colonists in this game. The new Naturalist role for your civilians, along with the new found additions of Laboratories and Scientists you can put to work studying weird artifacts, can lead to new discoveries as well as the aforementioned fish transformations.
The latest alpha release forPrison Architect has gone live, taking the early access sim to Alpha 28. A new video is up highlighting the latest changes to UI and mod scripting.
There's been some UI streamlining though there's much more to do, and the game's script has been altered to help modders cut down on unseemly messes in their code, thanks to moving toilets.
A special webpage for those who own the Season Pass to Assassin’s Creed: Unity is now online where you can take upoffer a free game to compensate for the disastrous launch.
Those eligible need only select their platform (the same as the one they own Unity), and then choose between a selection of Ubisoft's latest titles like The Crew and Far Cry 4.
has just announced they're working with to develop a standalone adventure spin-off with Minecraft: Story Mode, which is a narrative-driven game about Minecraft itself.
Earlier today Telltale was already teasing they hadbefore the holiday break, and that they were working with another developer. Minecraft: Story Mode will release episodically.
The first demo for the newly announced Hegemony III from Longbow Games is due as the studio christen their Twitch.tv channel tonight with a live stream for the RTS, which is on Kickstarter.
The studio will host a developer Q&A for the latest in the Hegemony series, which will air today @ 3pm EST / 8pm GMT. Clash of the Ancients explores the "tumultuous period" of Rome's birth.
Developerhas released their 'High Life' update to the Early Access version of Dex, the 2D side-scrolling cyberpunk RPG. New locations, NPCs and branching quests are included in the update.
A new trailer has been released highlighting the additions, which also include new enemy types, a new skill, a skill-level increase, new mini-games and puzzles, better quests log and more implants.
Divinity: Original Sin is getting a significant overhaul from creator Larian, as they acknowledge the 'sucky parts' of the game. However they're also "working on our new RPGs," using the D:OS engine.
The Belgian developer is determined to fix the mistakes of Original Sin, and they're also opening a new office in Quebec City to expand, but it lets them "make true some of our bigger RPG ambitions".
Telltale tease "secret surprise" announcement soon, "not directly related" to current line-up [UPDATE]
UPDATE: Announcement is, a collaboration between Telltale and Mojang.
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Ta-dah!has just tweeted they've got "super secret surprise announcements" before we all break up for the holidays, and that it isn't "directly related" to anything from them this year.
More fuel to the fire as an additional tease reveals Telltale is working with another developer on whatever they've got cooking. Right now Telltale have Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands.