Humble Bundle Blog
announces the chance to get Satellite Reign
the Humble Store
for the next 48 hours, or while supplies last. This will be
redeemed via a Steam
key for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Here's a refresher on
this RTS game:
Strategic Cyberpunk Action
Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game, set in an open-world
cyberpunk city. You command a group of 4 agents through rain-soaked, neon-lit
streets, where the law is the will of mega-corporations. Use your agents to
sneak, shoot, steal, and sabotage your way up the corporate ladder, and take
control of the most powerful monopoly of all time.
Each of your agents can be tailored toward your favoured play-style, while still
maintaining their own unique specialisations. Shape your team into an offensive
war machine, or an elite covert spec-ops outfit, and take the open-world city as
Steam News announces
chance to get Eador.
Masters of the Broken World
to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the
launch of this fantasy strategy game. Word is this will be yours to keep as long
as you claim your copy before the offer ends on Sunday:
In celebration of
its 5 year anniversary, you can add
Eador. Masters of the Broken
World to your account for FREE starting now until Sunday at 6pm Pacific!
Once you add the game, it will remain in your account permanently.
Eador is a universe made of countless shards of land drifting in the Great
Nothing. Each of the shards is a little world unto itself, with geography and
denizens of its own. The power over the shards is bitterly contested by Masters,
the immortal beings mortals believe to be gods. Take the role of the mighty
Master and shape the destiny of Eador! It is in your power to deliver the world
from ultimate destruction – or to choke it with an iron fist of tyranny. Eador:
Masters of the Broken World is a turn-based fantasy strategy game, where the
decisions you make affect the world even deeper than the battles you
MechWarrior Online Forums
have word that Piranha Games is celebrating
the release of their Solaris 7 update for the MMO Mech game with a giveaway
(thanks Rhialto). Word is everyone who logs in between today and May 1st will
receive a free Mech:
We hope you're enjoying all the new features and
content included in the Solaris 7 Game Update! To celebrate this game update we
wanted to do something extra special, so from April 19th 5:00 PM PST (00:00 UTC)
to May 1st 00:00 PST (7 AM UTC) we're giving you a free Solaris 7 Champion 'Mech
[Uziel UZL-3P(C)] and 'Mechbay just for patching up and logging into the
MechWarrior Online Solaris 7 Game Client!
Steam News announces
free weekend is underway for
now and Monday, an extra-large freebie, as these usually end on Sunday. The game
is on sale during that period for 40% off if the sample inspires you to pick up
a copy. Here's word on this virtual sports game:
Battle against the
opposition for control of nodes that bathe the arena in deadly light. Evade
rival coloured beams, and fry your opponents with speed, strength and strategy.
Activate special offensive and defensive abilities to give yourself an edge at
the crucial moment. Always be on the lookout for game-changing power ups on the
arena floor. LASER LEAGUE is the exhilarating, high-octane contact sport of the
Known for the award-winning OlliOlli series and NOT A HERO, Roll7 bring their
trademark addictive gameplay to an original vision of near-future competition.
Like all great sports it is immediately understandable, but rewards dedication
with deceptively complex strategic possibilities. Find the perfect blend of
classes for your team, and wage neon war online or with up to eight players
around a single screen.
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
is now available
, offering a virtual reality spin-off of Double Fine's Psychonauts
series. The game launches with a 20% discount, and it requires either an Oculus
Rift or an HTC Vive headset to play. Here's a description:
players will assume the role of Raz, an intrepid young psychic and now fully
fledged member of the Psychonauts — an elite group of international psychic
The story picks up exactly where it left off at the end of Psychonauts
(2005)—with Raz, Lili, Sasha, Milla, and Coach Oleander flying off to rescue
Truman Zannotto, the Grand Head of the Psychonauts. Their mission takes them
straight into the heart of the Rhombus of Ruin—a mysterious part of the ocean as
deadly as two Bermuda Triangles back to back!
When the rescue party itself is kidnapped and held prisoner in the Rhombus, Raz
is immobilized and must use only his psychic powers to reunite his friends,
reveal the identity of the kidnapper, and free Truman before the madness of the
Rhombus consumes all their minds.
Blizzard News announces
that Blizzard Balance Gifting is now available.
Blizzard Balance is their term for your money once it's in their hands, so this
is basically a cash transfer. And if they are to be believed, this can be the
perfect gift for a friend:
Struggling to find the perfect gift for a
friend, or just hoping to give them the flexibility to choose their own gifts?
We’re expanding our gifting service by allowing you to send Blizzard Balance to
your friends, offering you the benefits of retail gift cards in a new and
easy-to-use digital format.
Sending Balance gifts is simple: visit the
Blizzard Shop, select one of the suggested values—or enter a custom amount,
click the “Gift Balance” button, and select a friend.
Iceberg Interactive announces a May 3rd release date for Starship Corporation
their spaceship design game that's currently in Early Access
. They explain that the Early Access period has led to significant
changes: "Having spent 2 years in Early Access Starship Corporation has seen
massive improvements. The game has been shaped extensively with help from the
community, from their feedback and constructive criticism, for which the
Developer has expressed their gratitude. During Early Access, cybernetic
organisms were introduced, as were mining and military features. The galaxy map
was also redesigned to its current state." They show off the game's updated
graphics in this trailer
and the announcement offers further details:
Continue here to read the full story
launch update will add a campaign mode with 99 different business contracts and
two different endings based the player’s business relationships, as well as a
ship database and two new rooms. Additionally, Russian language support will be
added at launch, as well as improved loading/saving times, Steam achievements,
and bug and performance fixes.
Starship Corporation is a starship-building simulation game in which you must
design and build spaceships for the hugely demanding galaxy-wide market. It is
you who must decide which technologies to invest in first, where to open new
shipyards and where to establish new markets.
- Campaign mode with 99 different contracts and two
different endings, based on your business dealings.
- Sandbox Mode with access to all known human
settlements in the galaxy, business opportunities for your ships in areas
like transport, mining, route-maintenance, security, military and research
- 177 unlockable rooms and facilities for ship
- 22 unlockable fuselages
- 24 Missions for standard operation, emergencies
and hostile encounters to test your ship in Crew Management
Bigben, Games Workshop, NeocoreGames, and Maximum Games collectively announce a
delay to Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr
, saying the Warhammer 40K
action/RPG is now due on June 5th after previously being expected on May 11th.
Here's the explanation:
Neocore and Bigben, along with Maximum Games,
today announce a delay in the release of Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr,
previously planned for May 11th. In order to offer players the most seamless
gaming experience possible, the game will be released simultaneously on Xbox
One, PlayStation®4 and PC on June 5th.
Neocore Games is a development studio based in Budapest whose expertise in
Action-RPGs has previously been demonstrated, both on PC and consoles, in "The
Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing". The team has been working on Warhammer
40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr for three years. It's the very first Action-RPG set
in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
In Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, players control an Inquisitor in the
Caligari Sector, a region infested with heretics, mutants, and Chaos Daemons.
The game, playable in both solo and online cooperative mode with up to 4
players, lets players progress through a persistent universe via numerous
missions with varied objectives. The player embodies one of three classes with
complementary abilities, each one offering specific skills and varied
customizable options. They'll fight across destructible environments which use a
cover system that is unique in this type of game, and must survive battles that
are both tactical and brutal.
Devolver Digital takes the wraps off plans for Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass
, saying a
new installment in the run-and-gun shooter series is in the works at Croteam. They
say this will be officially announced at E3, and in the meantime they offer
this teaser trailer
which implies this is more of an open-world game that prior installments. There
is also already a
for this you can add to your wishlist. There's not much there,
but the short description supports that open-world notion, saying, "Featuring
the world-renowned signature Serious Sam gameplay on a brutally bigger scale,
and not a single desert level, Planet Badass will make its debut @ E3 2018."
There's a little more in their announcement of plans for an announcement:
Continue here to read the full story
Sam 4: Planet Badass reignites the legendary series and elevates the iconic
full-throttle action, massive hordes of enemies, and explosive array of weapons
to the next level. Please join Croteam and Devolver Digital at E3 2018 for the
full game reveal and wishlist now on Steam for the latest news and update on
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass.
should grab their trusses, as Electronic Arts
the Rupture is now available, offering all players access to this map in the military
shooter. They provide details about this as well as plans to release a new mode
called Shock Operations in June that will provide all players access to Premium Pass maps. Here's word:
Today, all players that own
Battlefield 1 can jump into Rupture for free, which is a map featured in
Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, set during the Second Battle of the Marne and
characterized by its poppies growing over rusty wrecks. In addition, the next
few months will bring even more free content to all Battlefield 1 players
including Soissons in May, also from Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, to
tackle one of the biggest tank assaults of World War I.
In June, bit-sized epicness is coming to Battlefield 1 in a new mode, Shock
Operations. The mode supports 40 players and sees attackers and defenders
battling over sectors like in fan-favorite Operations mode, but with the action
focused to one single map - ideal for those that don’t have time for a full
Operations match. Shock Operations will be available on five maps:
Prise de Tahure,
River Somme. Most of these maps are normally only available to owners of
Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or standalone expansion packs. However,
base game owners will be able to access them too when playing Shock
says that the ability to choose which map to play on is almost
ready for prime-time in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
. They explain a
couple of reasons this is more complicated this seems on the surface, and
describe why they think they've got it worked out:
The UI of this feature
may be different when implemented in the actual game, but here’s the basic
explanation of how it works:
- You can select the maps you want to play with a
- If you don’t want to play a map, simply unselect
- If you’ve selected more than one map, the game
will randomly pick one for you each time you start a match.
Work on the feature is almost complete, and we plan to release it soon after
implementing it on the test server.
As with every feature in PUBG, we’ll continue to make improvements to the map
selection feature over time. PUBG will never stop evolving as long as you
continue giving us feedback, and we promise to always do our best to provide you
with a satisfying and special game experience.
The NDA on AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs has lifted, and reviews of the new
processor and related hardware are now appearing. Here's a convenient roundup:
I appreciate the concern some of you expressed about the possible effects of
taking too much Advil. I also share it, and I got myself to the pharmacy
yesterday to get a topical spray for my sore throat. This worked fine until
reality set in and what I was hoping would remain a simple throat issue
blossomed into a full-blown cold, so now I am a snotty, miserable mess. I have
regrets that I didn't pick up something with a decongestant to ease some of
these symptoms. I thought I would do that later today, but I ended up going
already this morning, so today's update is brought to you by OTC drugs. In a bad
bit of timing, it was just a couple of weeks ago that we cleared out the
medicine cabinet and got rid of some older cold meds. These were expired to some
degree or another, but I certainly wouldn't have been picky about best-by dates
if we still had them. Oh well, though it's pretty severe, I'm still hopeful I
can kick this fairly quickly, as I feel like this may have already peaked. We