Not only Pokemon Go...

Thanks to Pokemon GO everyone talked about mobile games this year, but it wasn’t the only interesting title that appeared recently. Here’s our list of the best mobile games of 2016!

Games you might have missed in 2016

So many games appear each year that we’re never able to check out all of them. Why not take a look at this article in which we’ve gathered the most interesting titles you might have missed ¬– both big and small?

The most anticipated games of 2017

2016 has just come to an end. It’s high time we thought about what to play in 2017. Here are the top 30 picks of our editorial team.

This week, I won't mention Mass Effect: Andromeda

You won’t even find out it launches March 21 in the U.S. and March 23 in Europe.

Best mods for Fallout 4 - January 2017 edition

The modding community is Fallout 4’s lifeline these days. We’ve picked a dozen mods to make your return to the post-apocalyptic wasteland much more bearable.

This week, we are trying to believe

Good things happen to those who wait, right?

World of Warcraft vanilla – was it really better?

How does today’s World of Warcraft compare to its vanilla version? The popularity of private servers seems to suggest that the game has been deteriorating with time, but it’s only a part of the bigger picture.

Game Editorials, Reviews, News and Comics

Feature
World of Warcraft vanilla – was it really better? A story about Nostalrius and deceptive nostalgia

Twelve years in video game industry is an eternity. Word is that it’s almost enough time to develop a sequel to Duke Nukem. But amidst the stampede of new franchises and sequels, there’s at least one place where we can find refuge. And that would be the servers of World of Warcraft. The game has been continuously running for twelve years now, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to retire anytime soon. Still, it wouldn’t be possible without changing the concept every now and then – which seemingly isn’t in line with some players’ ideas. Let’s see how World of Warcraft has changed since its vanilla version launched in 2005.

Read more...

1

0

News
Little Nightmares gets a release date and a new trailer

Little Nightmares, a creepy crossover between Unravel and Limbo is coming out on April 28, 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It will be available in both digital and physical version. As for the latter, Little Nightmares will have a limited Collector’s Edition (dubbed Six Edition) featuring a figurine of the main hero, exclusive poster, and a couple of other goodies. Watch a new trailer, which sets an eerie mood for the game.

Read more...
News
Sign up for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 open beta starting February 3

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will have an open beta exclusively on PC, starting on February 3, 2017. You can sign up for the testing period of the third installment in this popular first-person shooter series on the game’s official website. Since the main course in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is the single player campaign, with multiplayer being just an addition, the beta is going to consist of two story missions featuring a military base infiltration and assassination of a key target.

Read more...
News
Realpolitiks coming out on February 16 – watch a new trailer

Polish company Jujubee announced an exact release date for Realpolitiks, a modern day real-time grand strategy, in which the player can deal with actual crises as the leader of any contemporary nation, develop their country, run its internal and external affairs, and even conquer space. The game will launch on Steam on February 16, 2017. Along with this announcement comes a new trailer, which lets you take a peek at the things you will be able to do and threats you are going to face in Realpolitiks.

Read more...
News
Build anything in Galactic Junk League, available for free on Steam

Galactic Junk League is a competitive free-to-play crafter arena game by indie developer Pixel Federation, which lets players build just about anything from scrap – even giant cat-shaped spacecrafts – and fight anyone in space. The game offers 7v7 PvP arenas, where you can fight other players using your makeshift ship. Having launched in Steam Early Access today, it is going to stay there until the developers are satisfied with its state – you can play it for free right now.

Read more...
News
Sundered, the next game from Jotun dev, Kickstarted in less than a day

Thunder Lotus Games – creators of Jotun, a successful isometric hack-and-slash set in a world inspired by Nordic mythology – are coming back with a second game. This one, called Sundered, is described as “a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand-­drawn epic” and put under the action horror/replayable Metroidvania genre. Even though the game is up on Kickstarter since yesterday, the initial funding goal has already been reached and exceeded by several thousand. Sundered is expected to launch in July 2017 on PC and PlayStation 4.

Read more...

1

0

News
The Division 2 is not very far in development; The Division Season Pass 2 almost certain

Ubisoft seems to have started making plans for a full-fledged sequel to Tom Clancy's The Division. This is suggested by one of the questions in a survey found on Ubisoft’s website, which asks where Tom Clancy's The Division should bring players in the future: a brand new city or New York once more. However, this would mean that The Division 2 is still far down the road. In the meantime, we will most probably get to see another year of content packs for the first game.

Read more...

0

1

News
Astroneer sold over 500,000 copies – this may be the No Man's Sky we've been waiting for

If you like space exploration but were disappointed by No Man’s Sky – especially in its initial state – you may be interested in another similar title. We’re talking about Astroneer, an indie game that lets players explore and colonize procedurally generated alien planets and terraform their surface. Over 500,000 copies have been sold since its release in Steam Early Access and Xbox Preview in December 2016. Moreover, 90% of the Steam users who reviewed the title found it worth recommending.

Read more...
Feature
This week, we are trying to believe

Starring this week: The Sims Online, The Sims Online’s free version called FreeSO, The Sims 4, Vampires, January, Husk, Days of War, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Fallout 4, and who could forget – Mr. Bubbles! But the best… you’ll have to wait for. And it’s not Nintendo Switch.

Read more...

2

0

News
Dirt Showdown given away by Humble Store

Humble Store is now offering digital PC version of Dirt Showdown – an arcade spin-off to the rally game series from Codemasters Software, true veterans of the genre. As it is always the case with giveaways, the offer is time-limited, ending tomorrow at 10 A.M. PST, so if you want to add the Burnout-meets-Dirt racing game to your ever-expanding Steam Library, you should consider doing it asap. Apart from the Steam key for Dirt Showdown you will get a 10% off coupon for new subscribers to Humble Monthly.

Read more...
News
Have a taste of Torment: Tides of Numenera roleplaying in this interactive trailer

Torment: Tides of Numenera has got a new, interactive trailer. It features an example of a side quest with a branching story. Throughout the video you get to make decisions and watch their consequences, both immediate and far-reaching. The choices you make throughout the game are reflected in the morality system based on four Tides, which are corresponding to different types of behavior – in this game the Force has four Sides.

Read more...
Feature
The best Fallout 4 mods – Volume 2 (January 2017)

Well, I’ll be… there’s even more good Fallout 4 mods out there. So much more, in fact, that it calls for a new selection of what’s best among them. That’s the second time we’re doing this, so let’s not waste any space on needless introductions. Today’s menu: companions, settlements, ponytails, and music – here’s a dozen new interesting mods for Bethesda’s latest work.

Read more...

2

0

News
Don’t expect Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord any time soon

Although development of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been going steadily, it is still to early to talk about a release date, said the game’s community manager on the forums recently. After well over four years since its original announcement, many features still need a lot of work, among them combat, animations or permadeath, just to name a few. As for co-op, this is an unlikely addition, but the developers are considering some options to make it possible.

Read more...
News
WWII multiplayer FPS Days of War is launching in Early Accesss on January 26, 2017

Later this month – on January 26 – Steam will see the release of Days of War in Early Access, a Kickstarter-funded World War II multiplayer first-person shooter powered by Unreal Engine 4. In development by independent studio Driven Arts, Days of War is going to revisit the history’s most infamous armed conflict with the classic approach of shooters from the early 2000s. Initially, the Early Access version is going to offer 32-player multiplayer with 20 weapons and 4 maps – more will come in time. The full release is planned to happen in the next 12 months.

Read more...
News
The Banner Saga 3 is happening despite poor sales of the second part

Although the sales of The Banner Saga 2 were below expectations, Stoic are going to make The Banner Saga 3 anyway. “We set out to make this trilogy. We can't leave the story unfinished”, said the studio’s co-funder John Watson. The developers admit that in the case of the second game they took the community for granted, which cost them much of the players’ attention. On the other hand, they are hoping that the release of The Banner Saga 3 will leverage sales of the second game, as the latter did for the original Banner Saga.

Read more...

1

0

News
The Sims 4: Vampires DLC scheduled for January 24

The Sims 4, the latest installment in the beloved franchise of light-hearted life simulators is getting the Vampires content pack on January 24, 2017. Upon becoming vampires, your sims will gain supernatural powers, like transforming into different forms and being unsusceptible to aging. They can also build a majestic manor in a new world, called Forgotten Hollow – a perfect home for your vampire family with all the creepy fog, withered foliage and long nights.

Read more...
News
Silent Hill-esque horror game Husk to launch on February 3; watch new trailer

IMGN.PRO, creators of Kholat, announced that their next horror game, named Husk, is coming out on PC (Steam) on February 3, 2017. Co-developed with Polish indie studio UndeadScout, Husk is a purebred FPP horror inspired by classic thrillers like Silent Hill, Alan Wake and Twin Peaks. A new trailer, which incidentally shows off some bits of gameplay footage, also reveals that Husk will touch upon the theme of domestic violence. How did difficult childhood impact Matthew Palmer’s adult life? This is probably something that we are going to find out playing Husk.

Read more...
News
Tales of Berseria PC specs and demo release

As the release of Tales of Berseria is coming near, Bandai Namco Entertainment shared some technical details on this next chapter in the popular series of jRPGs. First of all, both minimum and recommended PC requirements were revealed on Steam, which incidentally aren’t very high. Prior to the release, Tales of Berseria is supposed to get a demo later today on both Steam and PlayStation 4. Another piece of news is that Tales of Berseria will be using Denuvo, the incredibly successful anti-tamper technology.

Read more...
News
Fan-made remake of The Sims Online: first launch attempt fails, but the creators are not giving up

If you fancy the idea of playing The Sims with friends, you will probably be happy to hear that a fan-made remake of The Sims Online is a thing. It’s called FreeSO (Free Simulator Online), and would have already been playable if not for a servers hiccup. FreeSO’s debut on last Friday was a bit of a false start, when a suprisingly large interest around the project caused its server to go down. There is no telling when FreeSO will relaunch, but this time it will most likely come out as a closed beta first.

Read more...
News
Just Cause 3 Multiplayer mod beta available now

As fun as Just Cause 3 is as a single player experience, this highly explosive sandbox game could surely use an option to play with others. Although lacking from the original release, the multiplayer mode is now added in a fan-made modification, available in 0.9 public beta version, adding multiplayer to the game and allowing you to play together with hundreds of other players on one server. Apart from offering a variety of game modes Just Cause 3 Multiplayer mod allows fans to make modes of their own.

Read more...
News
Mass Effect: Andromeda playable early in Origin Access, pre-load date revealed, no Season Pass – news roundup

In the last couple of days we’ve learned some interesting facts about Mass Effect: Andromeda. Other than the release date – March 21, 2017 for North America and March 23 for Europe – it has been confirmed that the game will be available early in EA Access and Origin Access for a limited time. Besides, a Windows pre-load date has been revealed on Origin: March 17, 2017 6:00 PM CET (10 AM PDT). You might also want to know that Mass Effect: Andromeda will not feature a Season Pass.

Read more...
Feature
This week, I won't mention Mass Effect: Andromeda

Oh, so you came here to read about Mass Effect: Andromeda – its brand new gameplay trailer, the release dates, and the impression all this information made on me? If so, retreat – I’m not covering any of it, end of story. If, on the other hand, you’re interested in CES 2017 and what it brought to the tech table, or Arkane’s promises on Prey’s optimization, then read on.

Read more...

4

4

Feature
The most anticipated games of 2017 – Gamepressure picks

2017 – here we go! In our recent articles we’ve shared with you some thoughts on the releases and disasters of 2016, and now the time has come to leave the past behind and look into the (hopefully) bright future. The upcoming twelve months are shaping up to be quite interesting. We’ve got some highly anticipated RPGs vying for our attention as well as remakes of classics awaited by the fans, some sequels, and – of course – a couple of fresh, original productions. Without further ado, check out the top picks of our editorial team that are going to invade our computers and consoles in 2017.

Read more...

2

1

News
Project CARS 2 estimated to launch in September

Slightly Mad Studios have now started discussing a possible release date of their next racing game, Project CARS 2. On the game’s official forums the studio’s CEO Ian Bell said that although nothing is set in stone yet, considering the project’s current state the most probable launch date is “Septemberish”. The team still has to do some work on GUI and Career, not to mention the QA period. Similarly to the original Project CARS, the second installment is being developed with the support of World of Mass Development community.

Read more...
News
Nvidia GeForce Now will stream AAA games to any PC and Mac for $25 per 20 hours

Nvidia announced the expansion of their GeForce Now service – soon it will enable PC games streaming to any personal computer or Mac. Using a special app you will be able to launch games that you own on popular digital platforms, such as Steam, GOG Galaxy, Origin, Uplay or Battle.net. Of course the luxury of playing recent games on a budget laptop or Mac won’t come for free – 25 hours of gameplay on a virtual PC with GeForce GTX 1060 on board or 10 hours with GeForce GTX 1080 will cost $25.

Read more...

0

2

News
Mass Effect: Andromeda release date confirmed [Updated]

You can now start counting the days until the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, because the exact launch date has been officially confirmed. The next chapter of BioWare’s epic space saga is coming out on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in North America and two days later, March 23, in Europe, across all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A new gameplay footage was also presented during Nvidia’s opening show at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Read more...
News
I.G.I. 3 may be in works

First-person shooters Project I.G.I. and I.G.I. 2: Covert Strike published in 2000 and 2003, respectively, may be getting a sequel. Norwegian game developer Artplant, founded by key members of the original Project I.G.I. team, has acquired the rights to the franchise from Square Enix and intend to use it creatively. And since the deal only applies to the IP and not the first two games, Artplant’s next project is not going to be a remaster, but either a full-fledged sequel or a reboot.

Read more...
News
Assassin's Creed series featured in Humble Bundle

Thanks to the new Humble Bundle offer Ubisoft fans can add nine 9 of the Assassin’s Creed games to their Uplay Library for just $15. The first, $1 tier, gives you digital keys to four of them: arcade Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, and the original Assassin’s Creed from 2008. Paying more than average will also grant you Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, Assassin’s Creed III plus the Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy DLC and Assassin’s Creed II. For $15 two more are added: Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. This offer ends on January 16, 10 A.M. PST.

Read more...
News
The Binding of Isaac getting the Afterbirth+ DLC today

Later today fans of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be able to try out the content of the Afterbirth+ add-on, which is launching on Steam within several hours. In the second DLC to this popular action RPG shooter with heavy rougelike elements the eponymous boy Isaac will have to fight a whole lot of hellish creatures as well as face his lost siblings and eventually his mother, who wants to make a sacrifice of him. Players will also get to make use of over 50 new items and beat a new final chapter concluded with a boss fight.

Read more...
News
GRID, Dirt 3, and F1 2013 pulled down from Steam Store

Three of Codemaster’s racing games: GRID, DiRT 3, and F1 2013, have surprisingly disappeared from Steam. While you can still play the games if you had already had them in your Library, they are no longer to be found in the Steam Store. No official notification was released that would explain the reasons behind the removal or at least acknowledge the fact. Similarly, GRID was taken down from GOG a couple of days ago due to expiring licenses.

Read more...
News
Prey will have a smooth start on PC, promise the developers

Arkane Studios wants to save Prey, their upcoming sci-fi first-person shooter, from going through the same rough start on PC as Dishonored had. In order to assure a smooth launch on personal computers, the developers will double their time on quality assurance. They also switched the game engine from idTech to CryEngine. This information, along with some other news on the game, was shared by creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare in an exclusive interview for Game Informer.

Read more...
Feature
Top 20 games of 2016 you might have missed

Some games don’t need an introduction or even too much of a marketing effort – they fare well on their own. But among the flashy franchises and smash hits productions get overlooked that are worthy of our attention, many of them inventive and fresh, luring us with great atmosphere or a movie-like soundtrack. Here’s the catch, though: we must know first that they even exist. To make your lives easier we’ve prepared a list of 20 games of 2016 that for some reason might have missed your radars. Our picks include various genres and bigger titles as well as niche indie gems. We hope you’ll find something to your liking!

Read more...

2

0

News
Steam Awards winners revealed; GTA V and Euro Truck Simulator 2 got two awards each

Valve Software has revealed the winners of the first edition of Steam Awards in several wacky categories. If you’d like to know which game has a Villain Most In Need Of A Hug or Best Use Of A Farm Animal, which one stood the Test of Time the best and which brought a tear into your eye or just made you go Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!, you should check the official list of Steam Awards winners, listed in this story for your convenience.

Read more...

1

0

News
Blizzard is celebrating Diablo’s 20th anniversary in all their games

In order to celebrate Diablo’s 20th anniversary this year, Blizzard Entertainment is preparing a series of time-limited events in several of their games. Diablo III players will get to experience a reimagined version of the original Diablo adventure in The Darkening of Tristram event. Other Blizzard games, including Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft will also get some themed goodies.

Read more...
Best of
Top 30 mobile games of 2016

It seems that this year everyone went crazy about catching Pokemons. The phenomenon took the world by storm, getting thousands of people outside to explore the neighborhood and earning quite a sum for its developer, Niantic. But apart from Pokemon GO, there were plenty of other mobile gems; strategies, RPGs, point’n’click adventures – you name it. You can make friends with arctic foxes, lead a Viking expedition or become an astronaut – all this available on touch pads wherever you go. Check out our list of the best mobile games of 2016 to see what caught the gamers’ attention in the last twelve months.

Read more...

3

0

News
John Smedley’s Hero’s Song isn’t coming out after all

Hero’s Song – an ambitious-sounding pixel art RPG announced by John Smedley and his indie team Pixelmage Games – has been cancelled. Despite the developers’ best efforts to put the project on Steam Early Access after a failed Kickstarter campaign, Hero’s Song didn’t manage to make enough sales. Therefore, the development has been discontinued and the studio dissolved.

Read more...
News
Star Citizen gets a new engine and Space Marine FPS module with Alpha update 2.6

Star Citizen has switched from CryEngine to Lumberyard – Amazon’s in-house free set of game dev tools partly based on Crytek’s CryEngine. This one is supposed to provide better support for the space sim’s online features and social components. What’s more, the newly released Alpha update 2.6 has added the long-awaited Star Marine FPS module to the game. It contains two first-person multiplayer modes and two maps to fight on as well as an expanded dogfighting module.

Read more...
Feature
9 browser games to brighten your gloomy, winter evenings

Browser games don’t have a good reputation among “real” gamers. The shaming label of the realm of casual players is often enough to discourage us from even checking out what’s out there. And by doing so, we miss out on a lot of good stuff! True, many of the popular browser games are generic MMORPGs, but in fact there’s something for everyone. We’ve got complex strategies, hack’n’slash action RPGs, and tycoons. And the themes? Vikings, time travel and… fish. Check out our list of interesting browser games and stop hiding the fact that you enjoy them too every now and then.

Read more...

1

0

News
Sniper Elite 4 gets a new trailer featuring the game's protagonist

Sniper Elite 4 has got a new trailer, which briefly presents the background story of the series main protagonist, Karl Fairburne, one of the most effective operatives of the British SOE. The man has already proved his worth as an excellent sniper in many dangerous missions, such as in the one in North Africa, featured in the previous game, but now he’s about to face his ultimate challenge in Italy. Alone, deep behind enemy lines, he will have to aid the local resistance and take down key Nazi targets using his remarkable marksmanship and creativity.

Read more...

1

1

News
Next Car Game: Wreckfest gets a December update; devs promise to speed up works

Next Car Game: Wreckfest has received a December update which introduced an improved version of the Gravel track and a new American 2 banger variant, which is more aggressive and has alternative handling, not to mention better car physics and AI, more balanced assists, and some graphic enhancements. The developers at Bugbear Entertainment used that opportunity to assure the players that the game will be getting updates more frequently than it has been this far.

Read more...

3

0

Feature
Fails of 2016 – let's get ready to grumble

The end of December is always full of different summaries, analyses, reminiscing and resolutions. We’d like to contribute by bringing you a collection of the biggest flops the industry has seen this year – we’re not trying to spread defeatism, nor do we think that this year was exceptionally horrible, but there are certain mistakes that we should all remember not to repeat (No Man’s Sky, *cough*). We won’t be talking about failed games only, as we witnessed scandals and controversial practices as well. Not to mention empty promises, gambling, money laundering, stacks of glitches, hype and lies. Brace yourselves – here’s our list of awards for fails of the year 2016.

Read more...
News
Vampyr gets a new story trailer – meet Dr Reid, a surgeon turned vampire

A new story trailer for Vampyr, an upcoming action RPG from Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment, has just emerged online. Posted on YouTube as an IGN First material, the video introduces Vampyr’s protagonist Jonathan E. Reid – a veteran military surgeon who returns from the front lines of World War I to London. The year is 1918, and the infamous Spanish flu pandemic is decimating the population of Europe. What’s worse, unexpectedly bitten by a vampire, Jonathan becomes a monster himself and has to struggle between his blood-lust and the will to help people.

Read more...
News
Star Wars: Battlefront and Battlefield 1 with holiday events and freebies

This weekend, DICE has some nice treats for fans of their online shooters. From December 23 to 25, everyone who has the original Star Wars: Battlefront can play the Death Star DLC for free, which lets you play as Chewbacca and a bounty hunter named Bossk. During the weekend, the players will also be getting double experience points, and everyone who logs into the game will receive 5,000 credits. As for Battlefield 1, players can try out a new custom game and get a unique Holiday Truce dog tag, two new tank skins, and free battlepacks.

Read more...

1

0

News
Poland and Vikings coming to Civilization VI in these two new DLC packs

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI has got two new DLC scenario packs featuring Poland and Vikings – both available on Steam for $4.99. Polish civilization is led by King Jadwiga, Poland’s first female monarch, who greatly contributed toward the expansion of that country in the 14th century. Thanks to the Golden Liberty ability upon building a fort or encampment Poland gains all adjacent territories, regardless of their status. What’s more, this faction’s elite unit is the famous Winged Hussar – one of the most feared cavalries in history.

Read more...
News
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game beta gets ranked matches and redesigned progression system

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, currently available as closed beta on PC and Xbox One, has received an update adding a bunch of new cards, ranked matches, and redesigned progression system. From now on, players will be rewarded not only for winning entire matches, but also for individual rounds – this means that even if you loose a game despite having fought like a lion, you'll still get some reward. This, however, comes along with pushing players’ progress down to level 10, at which you get introduced to the ranked matches, a new, season-based competitive game mode.

Read more...

2

0

News
Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass DLC to feature the battles of Verdun and Soissons

The first DLC to Battlefield 1, entitled They Shall Not Pass, is coming out in March 2017. This one will feature the playable French Army faction along with new maps and weapons. The developers at DICE shared some concept art graphics setting the tone for the upcoming add-on, which is going to feature two of the most infamous battles of the Great War: the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Soissons.

Read more...
News
Suicide Squad game reportedly cancelled as devs focus on the next Batman, starring Damian Wayne

Batman: Arkham Origins team at Warner Bros. Montreal is reportedly working on the next Batman game starring Bruce’s son, Damian Wayne, who dons the Dark Knight’s costume and follows in his father's footsteps, confirm sources close to WB. Rumor also has it that the studio is no longer working on a Suicide Squad game, which was supposed to be a brawler with elements of RPG and co-op mode. Instead, the team will focus all their efforts on the new Batman, set 10 years after the Arkham series.

Read more...
News
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard demo now available on PC

Resident Evil VII: Biohazard demo is now available on PC. You can get it for free from Steam – it is offered as a separate item called Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, and serves as a sort of prologue to the actual game. The demo starts with the protagonist waking up in an abandoned hut. With no one around you must find your way out before the night sets. This is obviously just the beginning of a terrifying story, as you would expect from a Resident Evil game.

Read more...
News
Visually stunning logic game Reset delayed to 2017; check out new 4K screenshots

Reset, a visually stunning logic game, has been delayed again, this time to an unspecified date in 2017. The reason is classic – the two-men team at Theory Interactive needs more time to finish their ambitious-sounding project. In order to help the fans wipe away the tears, the developers shared a couple of 4K screenshots presenting some in-game environments.

Read more...

1

0

Feature
Criticized yet adored – games that lost to the critics but won the hearts of gamers

Video games, as any other area of entertainment out there, are a matter of taste. That said, most of them can be reliably rated, as some things, such as the presence of bugs or low-res textures, are visible to anyone. Several reasons are behind the discrepancies of ratings given by critics and gamers: maybe there’s something unique in a game, which only some can see, maybe the game was perfected in time, maybe the game hits the sweet spot for some people while rubbing some others the wrong way. There are plenty of games in the history of the industry that sparked a debate on who was right in the end – the critics or the gamers. Here are some of the examples.

Read more...

4

0

News
Lovely adventure game Night in the Woods coming out in January

Night in the Woods – an interesting, nostalgic indie adventure platformer, which was overwhelmingly successful on Kickstarter back in 2013 – is finally coming out next month. The game will launch on January 10, 2017 on PC (Windows, Linux), Mac and PlayStation 4. Night in the Woods is going to tell a story of a college dropout Mae Borowski, a young feline girl, who comes back to her home town and old friends, only to discover that the life has moved on. Everything Mae knew is different now, and some strange things start happening in a nearby forest at night.

Read more...
News
Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu showed off on new screenshots

Cyanide Studios have shared another portion of screenshots from Call of Cthulhu, RPG investigation game set in H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The images are dark and ominous and really grasp the eerie atmosphere of the Cthulhu mythology. Plus, they reveal that the game will be played in first-person perspective. In Call of Cthulhu the player follow the story of Edward Pierce, a Great War veteran hired as a private detective to investigate strange activities on an isolated island called Darkwater. The game is planned to come out in 2017.

Read more...
News
Styx: Shards of Darkness gets new gameplay video and release date

The team at Cyanide Studios have shared a four-minute long gameplay footage of Styx: Shards of Darkness, an upcoming sequel to a 2014’s successful stealth fantasy game. The video features some neat new ways to fool guards and infiltrate well protected locations. The sneaky goblin can now not only create his clone, but do this at a distance and even teleport himself to the clone’s body. Styx: Shards of Darkness has also got a release date: March 14, 2017.

Read more...

1

0

News
A big update for Rainbow Six: Siege revamps Tachanka and adds a new PvP map

Rainbow Six: Siege has received a major update today, called Mid-Season Reinforcements. This one brings about some major changes to Tachanka in order to make him more useful and less annoying. Another important addition is the reworked Bartlett University map, which is now able to support PvP gameplay. Besides, Mid-Season Reinforcements come along with tweaks to other operators and weapon balance as well as loads of other bug fixes.

Read more...

1

0

News
Torment: Tides of Numenera is launching on February 28, Day One and Collector's Editions revealed

The much anticipated spiritual successor of Black Isle’s cult classic RPG Planescape Torment has got a solid launch date. Torment: Tides of Numenera is coming out on February 28, 2017. Apart from Steam and GOG digital releases, the game will come in two boxed versions: Day One Edition and Collector’s Edition coming for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Both will include some nice physical and digital goodies – such as a printed map, soundtrack CD, a guide, and more – obviously, varying on the cost and content.

Read more...

1

0

News
Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas DLC coming out next week

A new expansion pack is coming for Age of Empires II HD. Called Rise of the Rajas, the DLC is going to introduce four new factions of Southeast Asia: Burmese, Khmer, Malay, and Vietnamese, each one with their own campaign and generic units. Players will also be able to build their empires on both land and water thanks to some new types of terrain. The add-on is coming out on Steam next Monday, December 19.

Read more...

0

1

News
Evolve devs working on a new IP, a dark fantasy co-op FPS

Creators of the Left for Dead franchise and Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios, are working on another game. Although this one will be a co-op first-person shooter too, it is said to be a new IP, set in a dark fantasy universe. For this new game the team is partnering with Perfect World Entertainment, a publishing company dealing with free-to-play titles, such as Neverwinter, Gigantic, and Star Trek Online, meaning that this one too will most probably be free-to-play.

Read more...

1

1

News
American Truck Simulator's latest update almost doubles the map size

American Truck Simulator has got a big free update, which rescales the game’s world from 1:35 to 1:20. This means 75% longer roads – combined with a longer day-night cycle and re-balanced economy this makes for better sense of scale and distance. Moreover, the Update 1.5 introduced a new city, Santa Maria, and a completely reworked Oxnard, California, next to some new junctions and famous landmarks.

Read more...

2

0

News
Batman: The Telltale Games Series Season 1 Finale debuts today

The grand finale of the first season of Batman: The Telltale Games Series is supposed to launch today across all target platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android. here. The fifth episode, called City of Light, will once more put you in the boots of the Dark Knight, who will struggle to thwart the final act of Children of Arkham’s plan to destroy the Wayne family and to get rid of Batman for good. Interestingly, players will start the story in City of Light in very different places depending on a choice they made in the Episode 4.

Read more...
News
An ex-Witcher 3 developer now working on open-world fantasy game for Dying Light creators

One of key developers from The Witcher 3 team at CD Projekt RED, Damien Monnier, is now working for Dying Light creators at Techland, another Polish studio. This studio is currently working on a new IP, described as an open-world fantasy game with strong RPG elements, single player campaign and co-op mode. Monnier’s experience with both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game should be much needed at a project like this one.

Read more...

1

0

News
A WWII flying game inspired by RAF’s 303 Polish Fighter Squadron announced

Poland PlayWay S.A. publishing company announced a World War II flying combat game inspired by the story of 303 Polish Fighter Squadron, which got worldwide fame for their outstanding performance during the Battle of Britain. The Polish pilots were memorialized in a famous book by Polish writer Arkady Fiedler, which is getting a movie adaptation next year. The plan is to release the 303 Squadron game in a year or so. More details on the game will be revealed in the first quarter of 2017.

Read more...
Review
The Dwarves Review – shoddy dwarven craftsmanship

Here’s the thing about dwarves – you’ve seen one, you’ve more or less seen them all: practical, industrious, stout, gold-loving, blunt-speaking, Scottish-accented, Viking-helmed, booze-swilling, Elf-hating, axe-swinging, long-bearded, and boastful. That’s assuming they haven’t been educated by mages like the main protagonist of this game. Based on a best-selling German novel, The Dwarves is a fantasy RPG (some would disagree) with glitchy, (barely) tactical crowd-combat and a decent, if somewhat typical, narrative. You can tell that the devs have some experience with adventure games, but the buggy, simplified mechanics have taken their toll on an otherwise promising game. Let’s hope that Iron Harvest fares batter.

Read more...

1

0

News
Games Republic store is going down before the end of 2016

Digital games store Games Republic has unsatisfactory financial results and therefore needs to be closed – decided 11 bit studios, the owners of the platform. Games Republic offered a large catalogue of electronic versions of PC games, including the latest AAA titles. However, its most interesting feature was the option to create your own store within Games Republic and have a share of the games sold there.

Read more...

2

0

News
Shadow Warrior 2: The Way of the Wang free DLC is out

The team at Flying Wild Hog have a nice present for Shadow Warrior 2 fans – a DLC called The Way of the Wang, which is now available for free to all owners of the game. The add-on introduces seven brutal trials set in a new area within the hub town, along with some additional crafting modes, a new weapon, achievements, etc. This action-packed first-person melee/shooter has also received a new patch, which adds some needed bug fixes.

Read more...
News
Thriller adventure Kursk set for release in the second half of 2017

Creators of Realpolitiks – a modern-day, Europa Universalis-inspired grand strategy – are going to release another of their games In the second half of 2017. This one is Kursk, a quasi documental FPP adventure game with elements of survival, telling about the eponymous nuclear-powered Russian submarine, which mysteriously sank in the Barents Sea in 2000. For the sake of narrative, the story will be spiced up with some espionage motifs and elements of thriller. The game is headed for PC (Windows, Linux), Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Read more...

1

0

News
Play as The British Dominions in Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory DLC, out on December 15

Hearts of Iron IV, a well-received World War II strategy game from Paradox Development Studios, is soon going to get the first expansion. Priced at $14.99, the DLC called Together for Victory is set for digital release on December 15, 2016. The main focus of Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory will be put on The British Dominions and Commonwealth. There is a new dev diary video in which the key innovations brought in by the expansion are explained.

Read more...
News
Assassin’s Creed III is the last Ubi30 free game, live now

The last free PC game that is being given away for Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary is Assassin’s Creed III. Released in 2012, Assassin’s Creed III belongs to one of Ubisoft’s best recognized IPs, which tells a never-ending story of an ages-long conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order. This one is set during the American Revolution War, and you play as a half-blood Indian named Connor Kenway, determined to avenge his tribe and seek justice by any means possible.

Read more...
News
Realpolitiks, a modern-day real-time grand strategy, to launch in February 2017

Realpolitiks, a real-time grand strategy with distinct similarities to the Europa Universalis series, is going to hit PC (Windows, Linux) and Mac in February 2017. Also, the developers at the Poland-based studio Jujubee have announced that the mobile versions for iOS and Android are also in the works, and are scheduled for the first half of the year. Realpolitiks will let you become a leader of any modern-day country and take on real-life crises and possible future challenges, such as disintegration of the European Union, expansion of the Islamic State, or even World War III.

Read more...

2

0

News
Action/stealth mix Filthy Lucre coming to PC this month

The developers at Fabrik Games have announced that their action/stealth hybrid Filthy Lucre, which is already available on PlayStation 4, is coming to PC on December 12. Set in the London underworld, Filthy Lucre puts you in the shoes of a goon tasked with retrieving his boss’ fortune stolen by a rival gang. Interestingly, you can complete each mission either as a stealthy professional or a Rambo wannabe – both approaches are equally rewarding. You can also invite another player for a co-op session and work together for a better effect.

Read more...
News
Stellaris gets a free Horizon Signal DLC and 1.4 update

Paradox Interactive really took to the heart comments about boring mid-game content coming from Stellaris players. This is why they released Horizon Signal, a free DLC for this otherwise great 4X strategy game. The add-on introduces a new storyline by Sunless Sea writer Alexis Kennedy. In it, your empire receives a mysterious signal from outer space, the source of which needs to be investigated. Accompanying the DLC is the 1.4 update, which brings along a host of bug fixes and balance tweaks. It also adds plenty of new events and challenges, but also changes the way the extradimensional invaders work.

Read more...
Review
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun review – commandos gone samurai

In the early Edo period, a certain shogun finally united the land. The situation is far from being peaceful, though, as a rebellion rises, requiring the shogun to act. But his armies are big and slow, so he needs something more discrete. Like a group of skilled, but loyal men and women ready to dare the unthinkable to bring him the heads of his enemies. And we… we needed exactly the same – a descendant of the Commandos series, resurrected from the grave, to remind everyone why the series was popular in the first place. Planning, stealth, timing, and minute precision – this is how true Blades of Shogun should act, but also what the player needs to achieve in this game, fitting a better, more demanding age.

Read more...

2

0

News
African-American pilots honored in Iron Wings, a WWII-themed air combat game

Iron Wings, the WWII-themed action-adventure air combat shooter developed by Naps Team, will feature a single player campaign dedicated to Tuskegee Airmen - the African-American pilots who fought in World War II. The game, currently gathering funds via Kickstarter, is expected to launch in Q4 2017 on PC.

Read more...

0

1

News
MechWarrior Online dev announce MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a single player tactical action game

Piranha Games have announced MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a single player only sci fi first-person action game, which looks like a nice counterweight for their free-to-play MMO MechWarrior Online. This new title is using Unreal Engine 4 and you can now watch a pre-alpha gameplay. The game is still at a very early development stage and is said to come out on PC in 2018.

Read more...
News
Full Throttle Remastered gets first trailer – it brings back memories

Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions have finally released the first trailer of Full Throttle Remastered, a new version of the 1995 cult classic adventure game by LucasArts. The video shows off new high-res graphics and good old soundtrack by hard rock band The Gone Jackals, which truly brings back memories. No specific release date has been announced yet, but we know Full Throttle Remastered is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita some time in 2017.

Read more...

1

0

Comic
Cartoon Wars Comics
Kylo Ren's idol
Kylo Ren's used to be a regular teenager.
See more...
News
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 coming to PC and consoles

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 are both coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, announced Sony at this year’s PlayStation Experience event. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, which is the full-fledged sequel to the popular series of beat ‘em ups, featuring Street Fighter warriors and Marvel Comics superheroes, was announced for 2017, whereas Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is already available on PS4 – PC and XONE version are going to catch up in March 2017.

Read more...
News
Kingdom Come: Deliverance to get a sequel; first game will not be divided into episodes

Despite the early plans to release Kingdom Come: Deliverance in three separate acts, the Czech-based Warhorse Studios decided that the game will come out as a whole. Currently, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is estimated to come out some time in 2017, but it is still too early to talk about a solid date. The developers also revealed that they are planning to make a full-blown sequel, with a new story and map.

Read more...

2

0

News
The Game Awards 2016 recap – Death Stranding, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, and more

The Game Awards 2016 is now behind us, so it’s time for a wrap up of the show. In this article we present all the awards winners as well as the announcements made at the show, including a new release from Gearbox, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and a new DLC for Shovel Knight. You’ll also find here new gamplay videos and trailers from games like Death Stranding, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Walking Dead: Season 3, and more.

Read more...
News
Tactical RPG The Dwarves from The Book of Unwritten Tales dev has launched

The Dwarves, a tactical RPG devoted to the best fantasy race ever, has launched on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Funded on Kickstarter and developed by KING Art Games, who are best known for their adventure series The Book of Unwritten Tales, this game is based on a book by Markus Heitz, a fantasy writer popular in his native Germany. Apart from telling a fantasy story, The Dwarves lets you command a small party of heroes, and fight your way through overwhelming armies of enemies.

.

Read more...
News
Worms W.M.D Liberation free content update incoming

Worms W.M.D, the latest installment in the cult series of turn-based tactical strategy games from Team 17, is soon getting a free content update called Liberation. This one is going to introduce a new battle theme, five new levels for single player gameplay, a drillboat vehicle, four wacky weapons as well as twelve customizations for your worms. Worms W.M.D Liberation update is planned to launch on December 7, 2016 across all platforms.

Read more...
News
New Pathologic remake atmospheric teaser videos – Kickstarter demo coming soon

The creators of Pathologic Remake, Moscow-based team Ice-Pick Lodge, have shared a couple of atmospheric teaser videos, featuring some locations that players are going to visit in this dark-themed horror adventure game. Kickstarter backers who supported the project with $80 or more will get to try out its demo this Friday. Those who pledged at least $45 will also be able to try out an early version of Pathologic Remake some time before the final release, which is planned for fall 2017.

Read more...
Review
Planet Coaster review – perfect sandbox, imperfect strategy

An interesting thing happened this fall: two seemingly identical games were released within just 48 hours. What’s even more surprising is how far apart these games were in terms of quality. While RollerCoaster Tycoon World proved to be an overall disappointment, Planet Coaster is something else entirely – the contrast is stark, to say the least. The latest game from Frontier Developments is the total opposite of Tycoon World – it’s smooth, it’s fun, and it looks great. Coaster tycoons are back!

Read more...

0

1

News
Titanfall 2 the Angel City DLC and free weekend are now live for some players

Some Titanfall 2 players can already download the free Angel City’s Most Wanted DLC. In order to get it now you either need to have had pre-ordered Respawn Entertainment’s latest online first-person shooter, or be an Origin Access or EA Access holder (provided that you own the game, of course). The latter can also try out Titanfall 2 for free until December 4. Other players will be able to join the free weekend on Friday.

Read more...
News
TPP MOBA shooter Gigantic to be beta-tested next week

MOBA fans are invited to try out Gigantic, a third-person multiplayer online battle arena shooter with a cross-play option for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC users. The game, in development by Motiga, will have an open beta on December 8, 2016. In it, players will be able to try out limited content, including three maps, and 8 out of 16 playable characters. What’s important, the upcoming Gigantic open beta is not under NDA, which means you are free to share visual materials with other internet users.

Read more...
News
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Vive La France! DLC to pull up next week

Early next week Euro Truck Simulator 2 fans will get to drive their 18-wheelers across the 20,000 kilometers (that will be well over 12 thousand miles) of roads and highways of France. Vive La France! DLC is to be released digitally on December 5, 2016, SCS Software announced on their blog. Players will get to transport new types of cargo for new industries and see numerous famous landmarks and recognizable places found in 15 French cities and across vast rural landscapes. The expansion will be priced at $18.99.

Read more...
News
Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan to launch this Thursday

Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion really is coming early December – actually, it will be available this Thursday, which is December 1. The DLC is going to introduce 132 new cards, grouped under three criminal families: Grimy Goons, Kabal, Jade Lotus. In order to get the content offered by Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, you must buy the pack from Battle.net, where it is offered for about $50.

Read more...
Feature
When English is not enough – linguistic experiments in video games

English, mothertaffers, do you speak it? Turns out they do in fiction; most unknown alien species humanity meets on the fringe of the universe, most fantasy races you’ll ever meet, as well as most people living in China before Old English even became a thing – all of them will happily engage in a conversation held in Shakespeare’s tongue. Which can be, subjectively speaking, bad, because some settings are screaming for something more unique or realistic, depending on how you look at it. Some devs have reached the exact same conclusion, and decided to substitute English with something more interesting, be it in the name of art or laziness. Coming up with original languages can be time-consuming and tricky though; let’s see how video games have tackled the issue.

Read more...
News
X-Plane 11 gets a demo and beta

X-Plane 11, the next installment in one of the most advanced flight simulation series, is coming out next month, and you can now try out its demo or help beta test the game. While the demo is available for free, beta access is restricted to those who have pre-ordered the game. As befits a simulator, X-Plane 11 will feature a complex flight system and several flying machines, including planes and helicopters. This time around, the developers from Laminar Research team brag about detailed 3D cockpits, improved environments, and “living” airports.

Read more...

2

0

News
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is getting a Special Edition, play demo now

Went2Play have shared a demo of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Special Edition, a new version of LucasArts’ cult classic point-and-click adventure game from 1992. It isn’t a simple remaster though, as the studio is recreating the whole game from scratch, adding some new content, including new plots, items and cut-scenes. We can also expect new graphics, high quality music and sounds, and voice over done by professional actors.

Read more...

1

0

News
No Man's Sky gets a big update, introducing base building, huge freighters and more

After a worrying period of silence, No Man’s Sky has got a big update, dubbed Foundation. Accordingly, it lays the foundation of base building and of features that are yet to come. Apart from the option to build your own base, the patch introduces two new modes: Creative Mode and Survival Mode as well as huge freighters, which you can purchase and customize in order to have a place to stockpile your goods. These major additions are accompanied by a bunch of smaller improvements and innovations.

Read more...
News
Cossacks 3: Days of Brilliance DLC to feature Polish campaign

GSC Game World announced that Cossacks 3 is getting a DLC called Days of Brilliance, which is going to launch on December 8. This one is going to feature a Polish campaign set in the 17th century featuring some historic missions, including Battle of Klushino and the grand Saving of Vienna, as well as an opportunity to command one of the most elite cavalry units in history: the winged hussars. The Days of Brilliance DLC will also include five new missions and two playable nations: Denmark and Netherlands.

Read more...

4

0

News
Iron Harvest's main heroes are a sniper named Anna and the bear Wojtek

A handful of interesting details has just emerged on Iron Harvest, an upcoming RTS set in an alternative history of the 1920s, in which mechs have become a part of the daily life. The creator of the 1920+ universe revealed two main heroes in the Polanian single player campaign. They are Anna, a sniper, and her hairy companion, a bear named Wojtek, who, incidentally, is inspired by an actual character.

Read more...

5

0

News
Inside drops Denuvo Anti-Tamper

The latest update for Inside, an intriguing platformer from Limbo creators PlayDead Studios, removes Denuvo Anti-Tamper software from the Steam version. This move coincides with the recent release of the game on GOG, a digital store known for selling DRM-free PC games. It seems logical that since any potential pirates have now access to an unsecured version of the game, there is no longer a need for keeping the system.

Read more...

1

0

News
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 free on Steam

The first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series is now free on Steam for a limited time. Previously, it was only available in Microsoft Store, meaning you had to either have a Windows 10 PC or Xbox One, but now all Steam users can have it. This is also a perfect moment to pick up the full game, as it is currently on the Steam Autumn Sale, where you can get it with a large discount.

Read more...
News
Titanfall 2 to get a free DLC next week

Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 is going to receive a free DLC pack called Angel City’s Most Wanted next week – it will become available on November 30 for those who pre-ordered the game, and on December 3 for everyone else. The package will consist of an extra map, a weapon, Titan customization kits, a new pilot execution move, and more. Another addition will be an in-game store, where players will be able to purchase some extra cosmetic items.

Read more...
News
Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3 to launch on December 20

Telltale Games have announced the release date for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier. The third season of the adventure game series based on Robert Kirkman’s best-selling graphic novels is launching next month, on December 20. The game will be distributed on PC digitally only, whereas Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are going to receive a boxed edition with a season pass disc on February 7, 2017.

Read more...

2

0

News
Forecasts say Natural Disasters are to hit Cities: Skylines next week

Cities: Skylines players will be able to turn their metropolises down next week thanks to the Natural Disasters DLC. The expansion, coming out on November 29, is going to introduce several types of emergencies, including, but not limited to: tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, forest fires, and meteor strikes. On the other hand, you will be given some ways to protect your citizens, such as early warning systems, emergency units, and shelters. Along with the Natural Disasters DLC, Cities: Skylines will receive a free update with a scenario editor, letting you create your own game scenarios.

Read more...
News
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun gets a free demo

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, a tactical stealth game set in feudal Japan, has got a free demo, which lets you have a taste of the title before it’s out in two weeks’ time – on December 6, 2016. You can now download it from Steam or GOG. The demo lets you play Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun for about an hour, starting off with a training mission set in a palace under siege, in which unique skills of individual heroes are introduced.

Read more...

1

0

Feature
15 RPGs we can’t wait to play – top upcoming role-playing games

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – check. Fallout 4 – check. Pillars of Eternity – check. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – check. All right, who’s next? Turns out we’re anything but short on candidates for really cool RPGs – there are some big titles on the way and we wouldn’t miss them for the world. TPP and isometric, action- and dialogue-driven, gothic, futuristic and post-apocalyptic, linear and open-world – you name it and we have it on our list of 15 most-awaited upcoming RPGs.

Read more...

6

0

News
My Friend Pedro is a festival of slow-motion, over-the-top shootouts, to be published by Devolver Digital

Devolver Digital, video game company known best for the Hotline Miami franchise, is to publish My Friend Pedro: Blood Bullets Bananas, a violent 2D shooter in development by indie studio DeadToast Entertainment. Its first gameplay trailer shows off some over-the-top acrobatics, jumps through the windows, dodging bullets and slow motions shootouts reminiscent of the Max Payne series.

Read more...
News
System Shock Remake delayed to 2018

System Shock Remake has been delayed to the second quarter of 2018, Nightdive Studios informed fans. Previously, the remastered version of this 1994 classic was estimated to come out in December 2017, which means we might have to wait for it up to half a year longer than that. The developers are hoping to release the game simultaneously on all platforms: PC (Windows, Linux), Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, but no promises can be made.

Read more...
Review
Tyranny Review – an RPG full of contrasts

Obsidian’s Tyranny, despite being a fresh release, is an old project, first conceived in 2006 under a different name. This may explain why the concept at its core is as much unique as it is intriguing – a world where the evil has won, and now it just needs to deal with some unfinished business and keep the evil empire from crumbling under its own weight. Given how it’s now full of rebel groups from subjugated lands and powerful but over-ambitious generals of the armies that subjugated them, the players – as one of the evil overlord’s faithful agents whose task is to uphold the empire’s authority – certainly have their work cut out for them. Now if only the game could focus on that and not on trash mobs...

Read more...

1

0

News
Total War: Warhammer - Realm of the Wood Elves DLC coming out in December

SEGA and Creative Assembly have announced another expansion pack to their successful grand strategy Total War: Warhammer. The Realm of the Wood Elves DLC is coming out on December 8, 2016, and will introduce the eponymous Wood Elves faction. This new playable race will have its own mini-campaign as well as legendary lords, heroes, units etc. Wood Elves will also be teamed up with powerful creatures, including Treemen and wood dragons.

Read more...
News
RollerCoaster Tycoon successor Planet Coaster launching on Steam today

Planet Coaster, a spiritual successor to the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, is launching today on Steam. Developed by Elite: Dangerous creators, Frontier Developments, Planet Coaster lets players build their own entertainment parks, featuring a variety of hand-crafted coasters. Players must prove their skills not only as imaginative designers, but also as wise managers, tending to individual guests’ wishes and taking care of the economical side of the enterprise. Interestingly, Planet Coaster uses successful anti-piracy system Denuvo.

Read more...
News
Magic in Torment: Tides of Numenera is not really magic – Nano class overview

Torment: Tides of Numenera developers, inXile Entertainment, shared an interesting new video discussing Nano, one of the playable character classes in the game. These guys will be the Ninth World’s counterpart of sorcerers, although the arts they’re using are not really magic, but ancient technology understood and mastered only by few. Otherwise, tricks that Nano use are quite similar to ordinary fantasy magic, able to inflict damage on enemies, heal and support allies, summon friendly creatures, and even read others’ minds.

Read more...
News
Silent Hill: Alchemilla mod creators working on a co-op horror Twin Souls

The modders who recreated Silent Hill on Half-Life 2’s Source Engine – which came to be known as Silent Hill: Alchemilla – have announced their first original video game. This one, called Twin Souls, is a co-op horror set in the post-Soviet Russia. Players will have to survive against powerful monsters, each with its individual strengths and weaknesses, either by fighting or avoiding them. Watch the first teaser trailer, so to get a taste of the game’s disturbing atmosphere.

Read more...
News
Samorost dev’s new game is called Chuchel

Amanita Design, the developers of Samorost 3, Machinarium, and Botanicula, are working on a new game, called Chuchel. The first video teasers reveal that this one will probably be a bit darker and more psychedelic than the studio’s previous titles and that it is planned to be released in 2017. Looking back at Amanita’s history, Chuchel will likely be a point-and-click adventure game with extraordinary world, inventive puzzles, beautiful audiovisuals and characters who communicate with each other using non-verbal grunts or strange, emotional language.

Read more...
News
Play EVE Online for free starting today

The expected transition of EVE Online’s financial model from subscription-based to so-called freemium has happened today, alongside the release of the Ascension update. From now on, players are divided into Alpha and Omega State, depending on whether or not they are paying monthly subscription. Obviously, the free players have to face some restrictions, including limited spaceships and skills. Apart from this big change, the new patch has introduced a lot of new and improved features.

Read more...

1

0

News
Mass Effect: Andromeda – the Kett, new antagonist race, discussed

BioWare decided to shed some light on one of the two new alien races in Mass Effect: Andromeda revealed so far: the Kett. This intelligent species native to the Andromeda galaxy will be slightly more organic than their Milky Way counterparts in terms of armor as well as their structures and architecture. The Kett will be the main antagonist race in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Representatives of this species will have a human-like silhouette, but they will be characterized by their bone armor and a bone collar on the back of their head.

Read more...
News
Rainbow Six: Siege will be getting new content for another year

Ubisoft have confirmed Rainbow Six: Siege will be getting another season of DLCs. This means that new content updates and support are to be expected at least until December 2017. Rainbow Six: Siege has been with us for almost a year now, during which this competitive tactical shooter received lots of extra content, both free and paid. The fourth and last add-on this year, called Red Crow, is going to introduce two operators and a map set in Japan. Season pass holders can get this content a week before everyone else, this Thursday.

Read more...
News
Telltale’s next project is reportedly Guardians of the Galaxy: The Video Game

Back in April 2015 Marvel announced their partnership with Telltale Games, which was going to result in several games set in the Marvel universe. It seems now that one of those titles will be focused on the Guardians of the Galaxy – a group of superheroes popularized by the 2014 movie. This information has its source in the list of games that haven’t been affected by the SAG-AFTRA strike. On that list you could find Guardians of the Galaxy: The Video Game ascribed to the same company that is responsible for The Walking Dead: Season 3.

Read more...
News
Obsidian’s Tyranny is out today

Obsidian Entertainment is a studio known to many fans of classic RPGs as the creators of Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2, Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II, and other hits. Today the studio is bringing out another game, Tyranny. In this story the evil has won, and you are to impose the tyrant’s will on the people of the subdued realm. Tyranny is going live on Steam today at 8 AM PST / 4 PM GMT.

Read more...
News
Yesterday Origins, an adventure game from Runaway devs, coming out today

Pendulo Studios, the creators of the Runaway series, and Microids, the developers of Syberia 3, present Yesterday Origins, a point-and-click adventure game thriller. The title continues the story of John and Pauline, heroes known from 2012’s Yesterday. This time the couple will try to reproduce the immortality ritual and face a new antagonist. The best part is, you won’t have to wait long to unravel this mystery, because Yesterday Origins is launching today.

Read more...
News
The next Metro game not coming out in 2017 after all [Updated]

The final part of Dimitry Glukhovsky’s Metro trilogy, Metro 2035, will not be the last entry in this post-apocalyptic story set in the Russian subway. Where the books end, another game will pick up, but it's going to launch no earlier than in 2018. This one will most probably be developed by the producer of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, 4A Games. Although the team hasn’t announced the next Metro game yet, they did confirm that they are working on two titles, one of which is something their fans should like.

Read more...
Preview
Mass Effect: Andromeda – everything we know and tons of new info following N7 Day

November 7 is behind us; surely you know what that means, Mass Effect fans? The time has come to summarize what we know about Mass Effect: Andromeda following the N7 Day – there’s a bunch of new stuff floating around the web after EA’s latest announcement, as the Andromeda Initiative is finally taking some tangible shape. Here’s what we can glean from the new trailer and the information revealed by the devs. Load up your Makos (or rather Nomads) and fire up your FTL drives – we’re going on a space expedition!

Read more...

4

2

News
Total War: Warhammer – Old World Edition announced for February 2017

Total War: Warhammer is going to receive a boxed Old World Edition in February 2017, announced Sega together with Creative Assembly. This special release of the successful grand strategy game will include another playable race, namely Bretonnia. Another addition will be an exclusive novella, entitled Alberic of Bordeleaux, by Total War: Warhammer writer Andy Hall. For all who own the original game, the Bretonnia faction will be added digitally for free.

Read more...
News
GTA Online Deadline update adds Tron-inspired motorbikes

Another game update for Grand Theft Auto Online has brought about some new content, which Tron fans should especially enjoy. The biggest addition is the new Deadline Adversary Mode, in which up to four players compete in intense races while driving different coloured Shotaro bikes, each emitting a deadly light trail. Moreover, playing GTA Online through November 21 will earn you double GTA$ and Reputation Points.

Read more...
News
The Division next expansion to introduce survival mode, where cold is as deadly as bullets

Tom Clancy’s The Division: Survival expansion is going to turn this third-person online action game into a full-fledged survival game. In the brand new Survival Mode up to 24 players will struggle to stay alive in the middle of a deadly blizzard while trying to complete their mission target set in the Dark Zone in the center of Manhattan. Prolonged exposure to detrimental factors – such as cold, infection, hunger, and thirst – will have a strong impact on your character’s performance and may well lead to their death.

Read more...
News
Find interesting games faster thanks to Steam Discovery Update 2.0

The anticipated Steam Discovery Update 2.0 is now live, with lots of tweaks aimed at improving the overall convenience. For example, thanks to a selection of quick access links on the main page (such as games recommended by friends, curators, or grouped by your tags), browsing games that you may actually find interesting should be easier than before. You can also browse your personalized discovery queue with suggested titles selected according to their popularity, date of release, and similarity to products you already own.

Read more...

1

0

News
Mass Effect: Andromeda gets a new trailer and details

The much anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer has been revealed today to celebrate this year’s N7 Day. The video introduces an epic new story, which is going to take the player into the Andromeda galaxy and let them become a Pathfinder, humanity’s only hope to survive in this unfamiliar environment. It also confirms the spring 2017 release window as well as shows off some tasty pieces of gameplay, featuring new kinds of alien beasts and someone who appears to be the game’s antagonist.

Read more...
News
The original Diablo to be recreated in Diablo III; Necromancer hero class announced

A lot of interesting news on the Diablo franchise has been shared at BlizzCon 2016. To celebrate the IP’s 20th anniversary, Blizzard is preparing a huge patch 2.4.3 for Diablo III, dubbed Darkening of Tristram. This update will let Diablo III: Reaper of Souls players relive the adventure from the original Diablo remade on the new engine. Moreover, the game will get a paid expansion pack, entitled Rise of the Necromancer, which is going to introduce another playable hero class, the Necromancer.

Read more...
News
Play XCOM 2 with a friend thanks to co-op mod

XCOM 2 fans have created an interesting co-op mod. The modification introduces cooperative gameplay for two players, and chances are that this will expand to 12 player co-op in the future. Tactical Co-Op is now available in beta version in Steam Workshop. Note, however, that it does not support turn timer missions and Ironman mode and may still contain some bugs.

Read more...
News
Turtle Rock publishes another Left 4 Dead campaign

Left 4 Dead has received an official content pack. Eight years after the original release of this co-op zombie game back in 2008, Turtle Rock Studios have decided to share an unfinished campaign, called Dam It. Although it’s still somewhat incomplete – some textures and features are missing and there are a couple of known gameplay issues – the Dam It campaign is now playable from start to finish. Interestingly, the final stage forces players to split up for better chances of survival.

Read more...
Preview
Expeditions: Viking hands-on – blood and betrayal in Viking RPG

A couple of weeks ago, you may have read our impressions from the presentation of Expeditions: Viking at gamescom. That article posed many questions, but nevertheless gave some insight into the new game by the Danes from Logic Artists. Today we know a lot more, as we’ve spend over seven hours with the game’s alpha version. While there’s still no reason to submit to an all-out optimism, the excitement is definitely not flagging – quite the contrary, actually; the more time I spend with it, the more I am looking forward to the release of Expeditions: Vikings.

Read more...

3

0

Feature
Behind Rockstar’s silent hype machine, or how to stay sane until Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here

Are you a devoted Red Dead fan? Recently things have been looking pretty promising for you, haven’t they? First a bundle of Red Dead Redemption 2 artwork, then an announcement accompanied by an in-game trailer, and now so much new information waiting to be unveiled. That’s just great, except… you won’t be getting any of this stuff anytime soon. So how is Rockstar going to keep us interested in their game before the release? They probably won’t do much… we’ll do it all on our own, just craving for more and digging through what was already revealed. So let’s take a look at how Rockstar’s hype train works… and how we board it every time.

Read more...

5

0

News
Captain a sail ship and survive in Abandon Ship, FTL-inspired tactical game

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a captain of an 18th-century sail ship roaming the unexplored seas full of enemy vessels and deadly monsters, you should definitely keep an eye on Abandon Ship, a tactical strategy in the fashion of FTL: Faster Than Light and Sunless Sea. In this Indie game you’ll get to command a ship and her crew while exploring procedurally generated world, completing quests, fighting naval battles, and dealing with all sorts of random events. And while the game features permadeath, losing your vessel doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the story.

Read more...

1

0

News
Iron Harvest is a 1920s-meet-mechs RTS inspired by Company of Heroes

The creator of the 1920+ universe, Jakub Ruzalski, has officially announced Iron Harvest, an upcoming real-time strategy set in a steampunk version of the early 20th century, in development by KING Art (known for The Book of Unwritten Tales). In this reality, the Great War saw the birth of huge battle mechs, which are widely used in ongoing armed conflicts. Gameplay-wise it draws inspirations from Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, and Men of War, featuring sandbox maps, cover system, and destruction of environment. Iron Harvest is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 some time in 2018.

Read more...

3

0

News
Rainbow Six: Siege - Operation Red Crow expansion to be set in Japan

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is soon going to receive another free expansion, called Operation Red Crow. This one, according to some Reddit users, is going to be set in Japan and feature two new operators named Echo and Hibana. No details are known so far, but there's a couple of leaked screenshots that showcase both those characters and their futuristic equipment. Ubisoft promised to reveal some official information on the DLC later this week.

Read more...
Feature
Cyberpunk 2077 – what to expect from an RPG made by the studio that gave us The Witcher 3?

It seems that game developers like to shroud themselves with mystery these days. I remember that before Mass Effect 2 came out, the players knew more than half of characters and a concrete outline of the plot, not to mention various trivia fed to the community almost every week. Now, we are (probably) months away from the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and yet nobody has a clue what we’re in for. The case is identical – or even worse – with Cyberpunk 2077, the new game from the creators of The Witcher 3. Still, since the game is based on a table-top RPG, we can make some educated guesses once we’ve analyzed the manuals for Cyberpunk 2020 and 2030.

Read more...

2

0

News
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon PC is the next free Ubisoft game

The next Ubi30 gift is going to be Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a standalone expansion to Far Cry 3 released in 2013. The PC version of the game will be available for free for all Ubi Club members starting on November 9, 2016. Until then, you can still grab a copy of Beyond Good & Evil. Ubisoft has been giving away one free PC title per month starting from June 2016, and this is is going to continue until the end of the year, meaning that there is still one game left after Blood Dragon.

Read more...
News
Valve cracks down on bullshots – only real screenshots allowed on Steam

Valve decided to crack down on bullshots by clarifying the Steam rules on screenshots. From now on, Steam developers are only allowed to upload real screenshots that truthfully represent their game. That excludes any concept art, pre-rendered cinematic stills, or images that contain awards, marketing copy, or written product descriptions. The company also requests developers to flag screenshots that some users may find offensive, so that they aren’t shown to broader community without warning.

Read more...

1

0

News
Mass Effect: Andromeda may be delayed by 5 months if necessary

Mass Effect: Andromeda is currently slated for release in EA’s fiscal year 2016, which means it should be out before the end of March 2017. However, the publisher openly admitted that they won’t hesitate to delay the next chapter in the Mass Effect space saga - even by 5 months if necessary. EA wants to make sure that they are going to deliver “the right player experience”. At the same time they also said they are very pleased with the game’s progress thus far.

Read more...

1

0

Review
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI review – one turn short of perfection

Here it is, Civilization VI, marking the 25th anniversary of one of the most recognizable 4X franchises. You would expect that the developers will deliver something special on this occasion – and that’s exactly what they did. The new Civilization offers stunning visuals as it skillfully marries bold changes and a “going back to go forward” attitude where it needs to. Obviously, some things are still the same: the AI is dumb (a bit less though), Gandhi likes nukes, and the One More Turn Syndrome kicks in once again. The new installment provides a solid ground for further development, which will probably turn an already great game into the best 4X game on the market.

Read more...

1

0

News
Become a Viking-killing beast in Project Wight, a game by Battlefield 3 and PayDay 2 developer

David Goldfarb – Battlefield 3 lead designer and PayDay 2 game director – has announced Project Wight, a first-person indie game set in an alternative history of early Viking era. Interestingly, the player will become a deadly creature fighting for survival in the world dominted by humans. Young and vulnerable at the beginning, the beast will become a true killing machine at later stages of evolution. The developer shared a gameplay video that gives a glimpse at what Project Wight is going to be.

Read more...

1

0

NEXT