NEWS 18 Aug 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Quake Champions is Heading to Early Access

Toting a $30 price tag as it moves from closed beta into Early Access, Quake Champions is officially hitting Steam and Bethesda.net next week, on August 22nd. Buying the Early Access pack (called the Champions Pack) nets you access to all 11 champions currently in the game, plus any future champions added to the game.…
NEWS 15 Aug 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Here’s Your First Look at Battlefront 2’s Classe…

No, not Pandemic's Battlefront 2. The new one, developed by DICE and published by EA, slated to come out later this year. After a strong showing at E3, recognizing that they had made quite a few missteps in everything from progression to the game itself, Battlefront 2 seems to march ever onward towards its fall…
NEWS 12 Aug 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Battlefield 1 May Get Specializations In the Future

Marking a return of a system from Battlefield 4, developers at DICE have announced that specializations, a metagame that awards specific perks for one match only, will return sometime in the future to Battlefield 1. Though radically different in its implementation from Battlefield 4's execution, DICE is still promising that specializations will bring “more opportunities…
PREVIEWS 03 Aug 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

“Heads up, enemy mans ahead.” We scan the ridgeline for movement, focusing between tall evergreens and rock outcroppings. Then, we see shuffling. “150 degrees, probably 400 meters away. Go for it.” First one shot, then two more. All four of us are peering through our sights, trying to land a good hit. Suddenly, the wheat…
NEWS 20 Jul 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Planetoid Pioneers Takes Off into Early Access

The first game to come from Data Realms since 2012's Cortex Command, Planetoid Pioneers officially launches into Steam Early Access starting today. Imagined as a prequel, Planetoid Pioneers features the same 2D sidescrolling action that made Cortex Command so charming, albeit with some improvements along the way. With technology and medicine at their back, men and…
NEWS 17 Jul 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Downward’s Open-World Parkour Leaves Early Access

Free-running through the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Earth doesn't sound so bad, does it? Caracal Games feels the same, and offers just that in their first-person, open-world parkour game, Downward. With Earth ravaged by a mysterious calamity, and strange beasts, both elemental and otherworldly, now stalking about, you must navigate the walkways, treacherous paths, and…
NEWS 11 Jul 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Become the Antihero You Always Wanted to Be

Stealth-action strategy game, Antihero, is now available on its official website, Steam, and other online retailers. Developed by longtime game maker Tim Conkling, and published by Versus Evil, Antihero is a “digital board game” where you engage in thieving, murder, and other skulduggery to become the crime lord of a Victorian underworld. Featuring both single-player and…
REVIEWS 05 Jul 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

DESYNC

The first game from Australian-based developer, The Foregone Syndicate, DESYNC is a distillation of everything I love about Synthwave, difficult shooters, and score attack modes. With a resurgence of games drawing heavily from the visual and cultural style of the ’80s, this “retro-futuristic” sub-genre prides itself on slick style and presentation above all else. Indeed,…
NEWS 30 Jun 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Latest Patch Details

The runaway success of Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene's battle royale game cannot be overstated. Making just shy of $100 million USD in four months in early access, and soaring past the 4 million players mark, Bluehole has a lot to be proud of. Previously known for making the action-MMO TERA, the South Korean-based developer's latest title…
NEWS 30 Jun 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

It’s All Fun and Wargames in Titanfall 2

The latest free DLC for Titanfall 2 adds in new maps, updates loadouts, and brings changes to game-mode playlists. “The War Games” DLC sees the return of the eponymous map from Titanfall, with tight, interconnected passageways near the center of the map for pilot duels, while the map spreads out on the edges, making for…
NEWS 27 Jun 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Illuminati, Templars and Freemasons, Oh My!

As we mentioned before, Funcom's “shared world MMO” The Secret World has gone free-to-play, as of today. Offering a revamped quest system and character progression, updated visuals and UI, plus re-engineered combat, Secret World Legends looks to be setting out with its best foot forward, which seems to be a rare feat for free-to-play conversions. Secret World Legends takes…
NEWS 17 Jun 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Thanks, but No Thanks: Two Worlds II Microtransactions

The latest patch for Two Worlds II brings the first major update in six years, adding... microtransactions! As if that weren't enough, the patch also removed console commands that could be seen as cheating (godmode, instant kill, etc.), though the developer is reportedly adding console commands back in, how nice of them. These microtransactions range from…
NEWS 13 Jun 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

E3: PC Gaming Show 2017

With Intel supplanting AMD as the lead sponsor for PC Gamer's conference, hosted by Sean “Day9” Plott as he returns for the third installment of the PC Gaming Show at E3. A whole list of games, some new reveals and a few surprises all make for a good conference, and this year's PC centric event…