that For Honor
is gold, and reveals Ubisoft's plans
to celebrate the launch of the melee action game with Twitch events and in-game
Twitch and Ubisoft are collaborating to make the month before the
launch of For Honor a special one for Twitch viewers and streamers. During the
upcoming beta from January 26-29, select Twitch streamers, community members,
and For Honor fans will be chosen to represent the three factions of For Honor
in War of the Factions. When War of the Factions comes to an end, one faction
will be crowned the winner, and rewards redeemable in the full game will be
given to all beta participants (with special awards going to the victorious
Once For Honor is released, another crop of rewards will be delivered to Twitch
Prime members starting February 14. Members will receive 10-day Champion Status,
which comes with XP boosts that can be shared amongst friends along with more XP
from crafting, more loot at the end of each match, and a special emblem they can
use to customize their warrior.
The upcoming closed beta will also be the first time to get your hands on the
Nobushi – a new hybrid Samurai hero that blends both the Vanguard and Assassin
Hero types. Hoping to wield a naginata of your own? There’s still time to sign
up for a chance to participate in the closed beta at forhonorgame.com/war.
Steam News announces
release of Might & Magic
as an early access title. This is a "PvP combat experience"
based on virtual miniatures from the RPG series. Here's the idea:
the rich RPG fantasy universe of Might & Magic with its diverse bestiary, Might
& Magic® SHOWDOWN is a tactical PvP combat experience where you command a team
of customizable miniature heroes and creatures to overcome your opponent by
mixing strategic planning and real-time action in quick, bite-sized sessions.
Build your team and bring the miniatures to life through a combination of visual
personalization and programmable actions that will define your playstyle and
ultimately bring them to the battleground for the Showdown!
Codemasters & Deep Silver announce Micro Machines World Series
, a revival of the
Micro Machines franchise that will come to Windows and consoles in April.
This brief trailer
illustrates the news, and some details on the plan are included in the
Continue here to read the full story
Codemasters & Deep Silver announced today that the
legendary gaming franchise, Micro Machines, will be racing its way on to
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one
entertainment system by Microsoft, and Windows PC in April 2017. Micro Machines
World Series retains the manic social gameplay of the beloved series, updated
with stunning HD visuals showcased in the return of classic locations such as
the garden, kitchen, workshop and many more that fans will race through with a
vast array of miniature vehicles.
In addition to classic game modes such as Race and Elimination, Micro Machines
World Series introduces all new Battle Arenas which allow you to wreak mass
destruction on a miniature scale against your friends or AI. Meanwhile, Team
Play lets you work together using your vehicles’ unique skills in modes such as
“Capture the Flag” and “King of the Hill.”
Designed with an emphasis on fun at every turn, Micro Machines World Series is
the ultimate pick-up-and-play experience for players of all ages and abilities,
offering intuitive, easy to learn gameplay that make the controller impossible
to put down.
Codemasters’ VP Publishing, Jonathan Bunney, commented, “The original Micro
Machines was a breakthrough multiplayer racing game, and remains much loved in
the gaming community. We saw great success earlier this year with our
free-to-play mobile game, but this brand new console title takes the franchise
to its greatest levels of multiplayer mayhem, and enables you to play with your
friends on the same sofa or across the world.” Bunney continued, “Whether you’ve
been playing Micro Machines since the early days or are new to the craziness of
racing and battling vehicles across household environments, this incredibly fun
experience is a welcome break from all the serious multiplayer alternatives.
With the support of Hasbro and being able to feature some of their biggest
brands, such as HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS, G.I. JOE, OUIJA and NERF, this represents
the very best of social gaming.”
Releasing in April 2017, Micro Machines World Series will support up to 12
players online and four players on the same screen across a variety of racing
and battling environments. Each of the 12 vehicles has its own unique load-out
of weapons and abilities. The game will launch with a massive range of
Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach
is now available for Windows, offering a
turn-based strategy game using Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K setting. This is
where they also
have a link to buy physical miniatures from the series. Here's the lowdown on
The unforgiving planet of Alaric Prime is the perfect place to
wage an apocalyptic battle between the ferocious Space Wolves chapter of Space
Marines and the rampaging Ork Hordes of Grukk Face-Rippa. Warhammer 40,000:
Sanctus Reach, the turn-based strategy game, releases today and there’s going to
The game comes with 2 massive campaigns as the Space Wolves, fighting a battle
to the death in hopes of saving the Knight World of Alaric Prime and the entire
Sanctus Reach system from a terrifying fate.
In the new Skirmish mode, players can recreate the army of their dreams using
over 30 different unit types for each faction. Locations can be changed, from
dreary cityscapes that were once famous Knight Houses, to arid wastelands and
deserts, from which Orks hone their battle skills and train for the WAAAGH!
In editor mode, players can generate a custom battlefield specified to their
very own tastes. Moving around cover and placing obstacles to either complicate
the combat, or an open field of battle where they face the enemy seemingly
instantly, with no place to run or hide from their opponents.
Multiplayer is a deep addition, allowing players to play as either Orks or Space
Wolves against each other.
Stars in Shadow
is now available
, offering a 4X
space strategy game for Windows inspired by the classic games in the genre.
This launch trailer
accompanies the news, and the
of the release touches on plans to continue this as a series:
Continue here to read the full story
Four months of hard work in Early Access pays off today, as developer
Ashdar Games releases its classic 4X turn-based strategy title Stars in Shadow
(PC) on Steam and various other digital download platforms. Time well-spent in
the Early Access program has secured much useful feedback and advice from the 4X
community, and has ensured that the game is now packed with tons of new
Two brand new factions have been implemented, strategic zoom is added, as well
as the Galactic Council. Moreover, various new minor races can be discovered and
the option to use slaves for scientific experiments is now made available to all
Sven Olsen, lead developer of Ashdar Games says: “It’s the achievement of a goal
that we’ve been working towards for more than six years, so we’re pretty excited
about it. On the other hand, there’s still a lot we want to add to the game, so
it doesn't feel as if the project is coming to an end but rather a new chapter
in which we plan to work on many new additions to the Stars in Shadow
Stars in Shadow is now available on Steam and all other major digital portals at
a SRP of $24.99. Publisher Iceberg Interactive has set a 25% discount for the
duration of the launch week.
Gearbox Software announces
the arrival of the Winter Update for
. They call this the biggest update for the MOBA to date, and as
this blog post
, it unlocks all 25 of the game's core characters. Here's more
All 25 Core Characters Unlocked!
That’s right, 25 badass playable characters, no waiting! With this update, the
core 25 characters will be unlocked for all players after completing the
Prologue. Learn more about unlocking characters and character select changes
in this post.
What about the character unlock challenges? The unlock challenges now award a
brand new champion skin upon completion! If you’ve already completed any of the
challenges, just jump into a match or mission where that challenge could be
completed (Ex. Galilea’s kill 800 minions – complete any match), and you’ll be
credited with the corresponding skin upon completing the match or mission.
What if I unlocked a core character with a Hero Key? Don’t fret, you’ll get that
Hero Key back! Any Hero key used to unlock one of the 25 core characters will be
automatically returned. You can now reuse this key to unlock any of the newest
characters 26 – 29, or the 30th character on release.
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Paradox Interactive announces Galaxy of Pen & Paper
, an RPG inspired by
tabletop games in the works at Behold Studios for release this year. There are
some details on the game on the
Behold Studios website
where they also offer this recent trailer
with a look. This is not fantasy-themed, but rather a sci-fi game set in space,
where nobody can hear you roll a D20. Here's the deal:
Continue here to read the full story
Behold Studios, the creators of Knights of Pen & Paper and Chroma Squad,
today announced an all-new game, Galaxy of Pen & Paper, to be released in – and
take place in – the future. Built completely from scratch using handmade pixels
and original artisanal code, Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a role-playing game (RPG)
inspired by classic tabletop games, and will include all of the character
customization, die-rolling, and bickering with the GM that players love. Galaxy
of Pen & Paper, which is both developed and published by Behold Studios, will
release in 2017 for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs.
In Galaxy of Pen & Paper, players will assemble a customized party of sci-fi
characters, and control them alongside the in-game Game Master on a quest for
adventure, loot, and plenty of laughs. This all-new game will include spaceship
battles, a new combat system, planetary exploration, stories with multiple
decisions, and more new features than can fit in the known universe. Galaxy of
Pen & Paper is developed and published by Behold Studios, the original creators
of the critically acclaimed Knights of Pen & Paper.
wishes everyone good luck and great fortune as it promotes a
Year of the Rooster event coming next week to Blizzard's shooter. The Chinese
new year begins on January 28th, but their in-game celebration begins on the
24th. The tweet includes a brief video showing off a Mei skin that will be part
of all this. They have
from Overwatch Korea
showing a new D.Va skin. There's more on the game
in this developer update
where Jeff Kaplan discusses their PTR philosophy, explaining that the
purpose of the PTR is not as much for balance testing as stability testing. He
also touches on how many players ignore the PTR since it's not always
available, suffers from long queue times, and offers no player rewards. He talks
about potentially incentivizing testing and explains that it's not the best use
of their time, so hopefully he understands why gamers don't all think the PTR is
the best use of their time either. He goes on to talk about planned changes to the
game, like reworking Sombra (in spite of describing her as a "fantastic hero"),
Roadhog's perpetually broken hook, their difficulties in balancing D.Va, and
toning down Ana's healing. Continue here to read the full story
A new Depths of Madness
from Call Of Cthulhu
shows off some of the insanity that will drive
the horror in the upcoming Lovecraftian RPG. Here's word on the clip and the
Continue here to read the full story
Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu for consoles and PC is
an RPG-Investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth mechanics,
in a deeply immersive world with an oppressive atmosphere. Today ushers in a new
trailer, depicting protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness,
as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston.
A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the
death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. Pierce is
used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing
bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed. As your
investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer,
you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance
between your own sanity, and your determination in finding out what lurks in the
shadows - as they say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the
On a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and
her family on a backwater island, the player will soon uncover a more disturbing
truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares its awakening...
has word that
Season 9 is now underway in Diablo III
, Blizzard's action/RPG sequel.
This latest iteration of this optional mode involves new challenges, conquests,
and rewards in this optional mode. Update:
Turns out this went live
almost two weeks ago, apologies for being behind the curve. Here are some Season 9 details:
Diablo III Season 9 is now live in all gameplay regions! To create a
Seasonal hero, select your class, gender, and name as usual, then select the
"Seasonal Hero" checkbox on the lower left of the screen.
Alternatively, you can use the Season Rebirth feature to continue your
adventures on an existing character by starting over this Season. You can select
a character for Rebirth on the Hero Selection screen. Simply hit the "Rebirth"
button in the lower right-hand corner and begin your next adventure!
Any of the gear or items equipped on your character or in your inventory will be
automatically stripped from the hero and mailed to your non-Seasonal characters,
similar to the rollover process that occurs with your stash space when a Season
ends. In addition, your character will be reduced to level 1, ready to start the
process as though they were freshly created!
For more details on the Season Rebirth feature, be sure to check out our
original blog here.
'A Dog's Purpose' Video Shows Terrified German Shepherd Forced to Film
poor doggie. Newsflash: That is not a dog's purpose. I thought they made a big
deal about having supervision on movie sets to avoid this kind of thing? Very
upsetting to see that... this is not something I could ever support.