Despite the fact that Galactic Civilization 3 left Early Access a while ago, Stardock has been keeping the game up-to-date and fresh at the demands of the community - and more is on the way.
We already know, from Stardock’s GalCiv3 roadmap, what will be coming in upcoming patches: 1.6 will include improvements to starbases (as well as substantial AI improvements), 1.7 will have changes to the UI while 1.8 is said to allow for mods.
Last October, Bigben Interactivethe eighth game in the Sherlock Holmes series, The Devil's Daughter. The studio has now announced that the game will be hitting shelves on May 17th.
Konami has announced a new downloadable content campaign for Metal Gear Online, which is the online component of the publisher's smash hit Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The new DLC is called Cloaked in Silence, which adds new maps, Quiet as a playable character, and the Appeal Action feature.
You may think that the RTS genre is all about clicking quicker than your opponent, but in truth there’s a lot more variety than that. StarCraft is a much quicker, reflexive sort of game than the likes of Homeworld, for example.
Though Stardock’s take on the genre Ashes Of The Singularity is still in Early Access on Steam, it’s regularly getting updates and improvements that has led to an overall positive experience from gamers. That doesn’t mean there aren’t requests, though, such as a wider zoom for the game to improve strategic control.
When Paradox Interactivethe Snowfall expansion for their city building sim Cities: Skylines, they promised that a free update would be coming to all owners of the game. The publisher has now revealed exactly what will be included in that update.
If you’ve played GalCiv3 at all then you’ll know that it - like so many 4X games before it - suffers from an opponent AI that just doesn’t think of the breadth of options open to it.
In fact, it’s a bit of a problem for fans since new additions and changes to the game have created an AI that doesn’t even aim to seek out some of the powerful new additions to the game, from Artifacts in the Precursor DLC to using systems to achieve victory outside of conquest - such as targeting for a research victory as an easy strategy.
Humble Bundle is not only offering gamers pay-what-you-want video game bundles these days. Now, it has started publishing its own games to supplement its Humble Monthly subscription service called Humble Originals. The first game is Mighty Rabbit Studios' Elephant in the Room.
Indie developer Kyodai has announced a new science fiction first person exploration game, Project Elea, which the studio promises will explore "humanity's place in the universe, the nature of intelligence and the meaning of faith."
Amazon.com has slowly been giving itself a larger role in the videogame industry. Already the to-go store for many PC and console gamers already, the company has been producing small games for mobile with Amazon Games Studio. Now, Amazon.com is offering a powerful new game engine, Lumberyard, for free. It has been co-developed by Killer Instinct studio Double Helix.
10-4, Pigpen, we just passed a jimmy on the 5 hauling fifty pallets. What’s he carrying there? Say again, Pigpen, he’s got a load full of American Truck Simulator?
While the old 1 pirated copy = 1 lost sale math is certainly suspect, there haven’t been a lot of long term studies on what piracy actually does to sales. One pirate group is taking research into their own hands.
I like adventure games. I like weird, surrealist settings. And I think animals are pretty cute. Night in the Woods will probably be right up my alley! And that’ll be soon!
Pixel-perfect platforming. Explosive, deadly traps. Hundreds--maybe thousands--of levels. PC players are in for a treat, because it looks like the latest rendition of the super-tough ninja platformer N is coming to Steam.
Looks like things are going well for WildStar! The sci-fi MMO made the transition to free-to-play last year, and looks to be hitting Steam pretty soon. Chad Moore, the newly-appointed director of the game gave an update on where things are headed this year.
A recent video by a fan site has PC fans upset, in which an unnamed Tom Clancy's The Division staff member claims "we do have to kind of keep it in check with the consoles; it would kind of be unfair just to push it so far away from them." Ubisoft has completely refuted the idea that The Division is being held back by the console versions.
Titanfall was a moderate success for PC and Xbox One, with its innovative gameplay which mixed parkour with giant mechs. Now, some details about the sequel have been revealed in a Forbes Magazine interview with the game's lead writer Jesse Stern, who promises a game that will feature both "single-player" and "multiplayer".
Behaviour Digital has announced a new asymmetrical survival horror game, Dead by Daylight, in which a group of four survivors must deal with an unstoppable killer during the dead of night. While it may sound like the same concept as Friday the 13th: The Video Game, the killer can be one of several forms - a serial killer, a ghost, and so on - making it more like Turtle Rock's Evolve.
The Vikings are about to be thrust in a very unfamiliar setting as Daedalic Entertainment has announced that the first major DLC, Sands of the Damned, for Funatics Software's Settlers-style sim Valhalla Hills is now available.
Daedelic Entertainment has announced that Corbie Games' train sim, Bounty Train, will be getting its first major update. The sim has been in Steam Early Access since last August 2015, and is due to have its official launch in Q2 2016. The major changes in the update include a new day/night cycle, new random events, cabin customization, character loadouts, and a bunch of bug fixes
Another group of Kickstarter backers have found the game they funded put into purgatory. Yasumi Matsuno, best known for Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, and Playdek have announced that Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians is in indefinite hiatus, as the developer has put it off in favor of other projects.