Fans of the incredibly ambitious 1999 action adventure Outcast had their hearts broken earlier this year, when afor an HD remake of the game failed to meet its goal.
But all is not lost! An enhanced version of the original titled Outlast 1.1 has popped uptoday out of nowhere. It's not quite the total remaster that the Kickstarter was set up for, but it does add a few new bells and whistles, and configures the game to run smoothly on modern PCs.
Carbine Studios has big plans for its sci-fi fantasy MMO Wildstar moving into 2015, and it's keen to share them with fans. Hence thisfrom the team, detailing exactly what they're working on.
As well as new bits and pieces of content, and some general 'quality of life' improvements, the main thrust of the update plans seem to be focused on making general play more accessible to players of all levels and play-styles.
Update 1.2 for This War of Mine adds a new shelter and the chance to choose your starting characters
Anti-war war game (that does actually make sense) This War of Mine has just received a major update, adding a new shelter for your band of desperate civilians to hide in, and the chance to choose your starting group of characters.
Those are the major additions in, but as you'd expect there's also a bunch of fixes and balance tweaks, including improvements to animations and NPC behaviour.
's post-apocalyptic team-based shooter Dirty Bomb is coming to Steam, the developer has announced. It's big news for a game that's fun, but currently held back by low player population - hopefully this will encourage more people to try out the ongoing open beta.
For the unfamiliar, Dirty Bomb is from the same team that developed the excellent, and maintains some of that game's objective-based gameplay.
Last month Valveits Steam Gift policy to make all games purchased as a gift untradeable for 30 days, in an attempt to prevent trade scams.
Now the company has made another big change, namely stopping users from Asia, Eastern Europe and South America from trading Gifts across regions. This is presumably an attempt to prevent customers from buying games on the cheap in in one country, then selling them on to users in another.
An excellent new video post fromlets us enjoy a mini interactive adventure in Dying Light, the upcoming dropkick-a-zombie-from-a-rooftop survival action game from the creator of Dead Island.
This new video is over 25 minutes long but cuts short because of the choices we make along the way. The first-person zombie slayer is set in a vast open world where night turns the tables on us.
has confirmed that a "definitive" list of PC specifications for the imminently due Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will be published tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped PC images leaking online.
A few screens have emerged revealing the PC version in action, along with the graphics and control settings pages. Apparently the menu can't be navigated by mouse, only by keyboard. Boo!
has released the Batman of the Future Character Pack today for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which adds even more characters, along with new suits. This DLC includes Terry McGinnis.
That would be the 'Batman of the future' when Bruce Wayne's days are long gone. Villains include the radioactive Blight and Joker. The new character pack is priced at £1.69.
The episodic story-driven adventure Life Is Strange from, creator of the memory-tweaking Remember Me, has just been given a release date for its first episode in the series.
There will be a total of five episodes where a rewind time mechanic lets us alter our choices up to the last checkpoint, with consequences felt in short, mid and long term.
has released their latest update for Dead State, and most likely the last one of this year. It addresses a number of issues like quests looping, cars disappearing and pathfinding.
They've also increased "noise dampening" in multi-floor levels to stop zombies magically hearing everything. Perhaps one of the biggest changes is the addition of an autosave function.
Yes, as the appetite for Farming Simulator is apparently rabid, peripheral makerhas decided it's time to get in on the action and work on some dedicated controller hardware for the series.
It'll be compatible with Farming Simulator 2013, 2015 and future games in the series. They want the "same level of engineering and realism" brought to farming as they already do for flight sims.
Fate of Arun is the first major expansion for action fantasy MMO, and it's live now. Expect new class skills, zones, and dungeons, as well as an increased character level cap to 65.
The update lets players explore the continent of Val Oriyn, an isolated 'lost world' filled with "savage jungles, colossal ruins, and the undiscovered homeland of the barakas.". In beach-wear, naturally.
It's Christmas time soon, which means that every single game out there is planning some kind of festive event, or giving its NPCs reindeer antlers, or - in the case of World of Warplanes - letting you fly
No, I'm not really sure about how festive that is either. Though to be fair, developerhas also added a new “Snowball” game mode on a dedicated Lapland map, and 26 dedicated missions for the holiday season.
Despite someand unremarkable boss fights, CI Games' action fantasy RPG Lords of the Fallen was really rather enjoyable.
Here's some good news then; CI's executive producer Tomasz Gop has postedto confirm that " conceptual work on Lords of the Fallen 2 is underway."
The Sims 4 has received another, with another batch of features for budding demi-gods to mess around with. This time around there's a focus on Sim careers and, unsurprisingly, Christmas trinkets.
Two news career paths, the Business Career and the Athletic Career, offer new ways for your Sims to earn that sweet, sweet paycheque. Each contains new life goals, new outfits and new reward objects.
It looks like Harebrained Schemes is planning to return to Kickstarter for another round of crowd-funding next year. Hard to argue with that decision, considering they made over $1.8 million
In fact fans of the excellent cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun Returns will be excited to see that, judging by areleased yesterday, we'll be hitting the streets in our finest leather trenchcoats and sunglasses once more.
is the independent developer behind hectic (and very good) aliens versus marines shooter Natural Selection 2, and the studio has been cooking up something very interesting for its next game.
Subnautica is an open world underwater adventure, in which players must craft equipment and submarines in order to explore the oceanic depths of an alien world, fending off horrible fish-monsters with intimidating teeth in the process. It's just been launched on.
Thefor Stardock's "asymmetrical" (that means you've already lost, and rather than building a mighty empire you're dragging one up from the rubble) strategy game Sorcerer King is out now, adding new sovereigns to control and random maps for that sweet, sweet 4X replayability.
The new guys are the divinely powered Priest and military-focused Commander, bringing the Early Access game's Sovereign roster up to a respectable five.
After popping up onearlier this week, Destructive Creations' controversial shooter Hatred , who said that based on what they'd seen of the game they "would not publish Hatred on Steam."
After two days of free publicity for Destructive Creations, and a tonne of debate about censorship and discussion as to what exactly Valve's criteria for deciding a game is too offensive to sell actually is, the company appears to have changed its mind. Hatred is.
has announced two new content packs for its colossal fantasy RPG . The free multiplayer Destruction pack lets bands of wild animals and monsters interfere with your mission, while the Deluxe Upgrade will net you all the pre-order DLC available for the game.
That's a pretty lengthy list of armour, weapons, mounts, thrones and bog unicorns. Because if there's anything better than a unicorn mount, it's a bog unicorn mount,