E3 has been a very console-focused show for as long as it’s existed. As PC gaming has reasserted itself in the past few years, though, the absence of home computer announcements has been more and more conspicuous. Enter the PC Gaming Show!
Cops! Robbers! Cops AND robbers! Battlefield Hardline wasn’t the hugest release in the series, but it seems to have been a solid conversion of the setting to the streets of thrillers like Heat. And the expansions just keep trucking along, with the latest due in March.
Remember when zombies were cool? There was this half-decade period between the release of Dead Rising and about the second season of the Walking Dead TV series where the undead were the cornerstone of pop entertainment, and culture as a whole hadn’t yet gotten sick of them.
It does my heart good when games come out of Early Access. I’m just like “Aw, good for you, you made it!” And then the game is like “Thanks, man! I couldn’t have done it without you!” And then I say “But wait, I didn’t and can’t do anything for you! I have to stay professionally distant!” and then it gets awkward. It’s a whole thing.
When Steam put curation in the hands of the community, it really opened opened up the floodgates for a lot of weird, cool indie games. It also opened up the space for a lot of weird, bad indie games! In the former camp, you have FIve Nights at Freddy’s. In the latter, there’s Five Nights at Freddy’s World.
Who loves DLC? Do you love DLC? The better question is who DOESN’T love DLC! Well, Capcom has let out the details I know you downloadable content hounds are dying to hear.
Gamers who shelled out a good deal of money for the Fallout 4 Season Pass will be pleased to know that Bethesda has announced on Twitter that the studio is getting ready to reveal some info about the upcoming downloadable content packs. The studio also stated it was revamping the Survival Mode.
Slitherine has announced its second expansion for its wargame Order of Battle: Pacific. While Order of Battle: Morning Sun took a look at the second Sino-Japanese War that was waged from 1937 to 1940, Order of Battle: U.S. Marines will follow the hard-bitten soldiers who fought in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II.
Jailbreak sim The Escapists is celebrating its one year anniversary in style, as Mouldy Toof Studios has announced the studio will be releasing a new map, Paris Central Pen, for free via a Steam update. The map will be available on February 16th.
Developer PlayWay has announced a new Kickstarter for their psychological thriller The Works of Mercy, an Unreal Engine 4-based title featuring near photo-realistic graphics in which the player takes on the role of a man forced to kill to save his wife and daughter.
Crystal Dynamics has announced that the second PC patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider is now ready for download. The 1.0.616.4 update addresses a number of user requests as well as GPU stability and performance.
Umbrella Corps is a multiplayer squad-based shooter version of Resident Evil that will bethis coming May. Publisher Capcom has unveiled screenshots of one of the maps for the game, the Kijuju map from Resident Evil 5.
P.T. was a first person survival horror game based upon the Silent Hill series. It was directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, but as we all know, it didn't work out and due to abetween Kojima and Konami, so the plug was pulled on the project.
What might have happened to PT and the relationship Kojima shared with Konami had Bleszinski been on the scene during these unfortunate events? It probably wouldn't have changed the inevitable downfall of that relationship, but perhaps Silent Hill would have turned out to be a very different game to the one we played in the PT demo.
It seems that people who purchased XCOM 2 already had played XCOM or Civilization V, according to Steam Spy on Twitter. The independent, Patreon-funded Steam watchdog posted graphs of common ownership to prove his point.
Some things are inescapable, like the annual release of a new Call of Duty game. We're waiting for details, but we know that a new Infinity Ward-developed entry in the franchise will be out this year.
Special editions are really getting out of hand. Some cheap statue, maybe an art book or a map, and you’re paying upwards of $100 for it. Maybe more if there’s some kind of electronic toy. But it looks like Techland’s got ‘em all beat.
Ah, cooking. Such an underutilized gaming concept. It’s got it all! Time management, a clear logic for upgrades through better appliances, a gradual difficulty curve from simple dishes to more complex ones… It’s a perfect concept for bite-sized arcade experiences, but there just aren’t many games that put you in the kitchen.
Rocket League was one of last year’s biggest surprises, and the success of the little rocket car game that could is downright heartwarming. And there’s no sign of it slowing down!
You remember how 2015 was the year of FMV? Well, the PC missed out on one major full-motion video milestone: the latest Need for Speed! Thankfully, we shan’t have to wait much longer for this ridiculous display of street-racing machismo.
Ubisoft detailedtoday, and boy there’s a lot to unpack here!