Steam News announces
PAYDAY 2 VR
is now available
offering a way to immerse yourself further in the heist sequel. This is a free
download for owners of the original game, and requires either an Oculus Rift or
an HTC Vive headset. Here are the details:
Step into the world of a
PAYDAY 2 VR is the full PAYDAY 2 experience, where you really get a sense of
every cop, dozer, cloaker and medic closing in on you.
Packed with weapons, heists and masks - PAYDAY 2 VR is one of the world’s
biggest VR games out there.
In PAYDAY 2 VR you’ll be able to rob banks, sneak into an art gallery, blast
some bikers at their HQ or break into the FBI, and you can do it with up to
three of your friends - no matter if they have a VR headset or not. PAYDAY 2 VR
is cross-platform, so even if not all of your friends has a VR headset, you can
all play together using your PC.
PAYDAY 2 VR is FREE for anyone owning PAYDAY 2 and is compatible with HTC Vive
and Oculus Rift. It’s an update to the main game where you use the same Save
File both for desktop and VR.
PAYDAY 2 VR is as close to real-life heisting as you’ll get.
So mask up, grab your guns and reach that payday!
Far Cry 5
offers a look at the Bill of Rights for the shooter sequel. This
includes variations on the version you may recognize, citing the right to arm
bears, the right to do without the process of law, and the right to blow $@!%
up! Word is: "Lawlessness is the new law in Hope County, anything goes when it
comes to taking out cultists!" Continue here to read the full story
word that the final Faction Rally of Season 2 will kick off next week in
. Every member of the winning faction will receive a new weapon,
and this also represents a last chance to earn Season 2 ornaments and emblems.
They also have an
updated development roadmap
highlighting changes coming in the upcoming
version 1.1.4 patch. This also includes a calendar for Weekly Crucible Playlists
that will get underway on March 27th.
Bethesda announces Houses of Morrowind
, a new expansion coming to
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
on March 29th, adding 149 new cards to the CCG.
And if you think you know how this virtual card spinoff of the RPG series works,
prepare to have your mind BLOWN, as word is: "Normally, a deck in Legends can
only contain up to two attributes (or as they’re sometimes colloquially referred
to, “colors”). But Houses of Morrowind contains a handful of powerful new
three-attribute cards that let you break that fundamental rule." They offer more
details on this fundamental change, along with the following overview of the
From the moment you stepped off the docks in Seyda Neen, you
became a potential pawn in a grand power struggle between the Great Houses that
govern this land and even between the living gods themselves and their terrible
ancient enemies. But of course, if it maneuvers correctly, a pawn can become a
queen. Who will you trust? Who will you fight for? Can you control the Houses of
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is going to Vvardenfell with Houses of Morrowind,
releasing March 29 on PC, mobile and tablet devices. The set introduces 149 new
cards to the game, featuring creatures, characters and many other familiar
sights from both The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls:
Grab your Bermuda shorts, as EA offers a new freebie through their
Dead in Bermuda
, which is free for a limited time through Origin. This
requires a free Origin account, and Origin users who install the game during the
promotion will keep it as a permanent addition to their libraries. Here's the
an outline of what to expect:
Continue here to read the full story
DEAD IN BERMUDA is a survival management
game with RPG and adventure elements, in which you lead a team of 8 survivors
from a plane crash on a strange island. Assign your survivors to tasks, gain
experience and develop your survival skills, research and craft new items for
the camp, explore the island for resources and solve the mysteries behind an
ancient atlantean prophecy.
- Manage the well-being of your team: they can die
from Hunger, Fatigue, Sickness, Injury and Depression as well as lack of
- Relationships between characters evolve! They can
argue, become friends and even lovers.
- Research & Craft to upgrade your camp.
- Deep RPG system running behind the scenes: the
efficiency of every action is tied to character skill, opinions and the
state of the character.
- Exploration: 100 map areas to discover, each with
its own rewards… or traps!
- Randomized elements: the map, the items, the
dialogs, the skills and traits of your characters changes every new game.
- Special encounters in the jungle with
choose-you-own-adventure like elements.
- Easy to play, but hard to survive!
announces The Crew 2
will peel out on June 29th, offering a sequel to their
open-world motorsports series. In the meantime, they urge interested players to
sign up on
to participate in the beta, which is available for Windows, Xbox
One, and PlayStation 4. A
new gameplay trailer
shows off some of the high-speed action this involves, and the announcement has
all the pertinent details:
Continue here to read the full story
Get ready to race across America when The Crew
2 launches on June 29 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. On your quest to become a
motorsport master in The Crew 2's gigantic open world, you'll unlock a massive
collection of the fastest cars, motorcycles, boats, and planes and hone your
skills across four different types of motorsport challenges, including street
racing, off-roading, pro racing, and freestyle.
For those of you itching to take to the streets, waterways, and skies, there are
plenty of ways to get an early jump on your experience with The Crew 2. Virtual
car collectors can kick-start their in-game vehicle collections by competing in
The Crew Rewards Program, a series of monthly challenges in The Crew that can
unlock up to 19 unique vehicles in The Crew 2, including exclusive water
vehicles. If you're eager to try out The Crew 2 as early as possible, sign up
now for a chance to play the upcoming beta on Xbox One, PS4, or PC at
For the ultimate motorheads looking to get their hands on The Crew 2 before
everyone else, The Crew 2 Motor Edition is for you. In addition to letting you
play the game three days early on June 26, The Motor Edition comes with The Crew
2 Gold Edition, The Motorsports Deluxe Pack (which includes in-game outfits and
vehicles), a customized The Crew 2 license plate, an exclusive steelbook, the
official Roadmap, and four original stickers.
The Crew 2 is available to pre-order today on PS4 and PC and on Xbox One
starting March 16 at the Ubisoft store. Pre-ordering will net you The Crew 2
Legendary Motors Pack, which includes exclusive vehicles. For all the news on
The Crew 2, check out our previous coverage.
a revamped progression system is coming to Star Wars
on March 21st as they continue to respond to audience
feedback on the Star Wars action game. Word is players are keeping everything
they've already unlocked, but that progression will be linear in the future, and
players will no longer be able to purchase loot boxes. However, beginning next
month, everyone will be able to purchase appearances directly. Here is the post:
Since release, we've been hard at work making changes based on your
feedback to create a better game for all our players. Today, we're happy to
announce that the Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II Progression update, which includes
a complete re-design of the in-game progression system, will begin rolling out
on March 21st. There are also some additional changes coming to the cosmetics in
the game, but we'll get to that in a bit...
With this update, progression is now linear. Star Cards, or any other item
impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay and will not be
available for purchase. Instead, you’ll earn experience points for the classes,
hero characters, and ships that you choose to play in multiplayer. If you earn
enough experience points to gain a level for that unit, you'll receive one Skill
Point that can be used to unlock or upgrade the eligible Star Card you'd like to
You'll keep everything you’ve already earned and unlocked. You will keep all of
the Star Cards, heroes, weapons, or anything else you have already earned. What
you have earned will still be available to use with this update regardless of
how much or little progress you have already made.
Crates no longer include Star Cards and cannot be purchased. Crates are earned
by logging in daily, completing Milestones, and through timed challenges. Inside
of these crates, you'll find Credits or cosmetic items, such as emotes or
victory poses, but nothing that impacts gameplay.
Starting in April, you’ll be able to get appearances directly through in-game
Credits or Crystals. The first new appearances are coming soon, meaning you'll
be able to grab new looks for your heroes and troopers directly by using either
Credits (earned in-game) or Crystals (available to purchase in-game and through
first-party stores). If you’ve ever dreamed of being a part of the Resistance as
a Rodian, your chance is right around the corner.
These changes are a major step as we continue to improve the core of the game
and add new content. And there’s a lot more to come. In addition to continued
balance patches, we will also add a number of modes to Star Wars Battlefront II
in the coming months, offering several standout, brand-new ways to play. Some of
these, like the recently released limited-time Jetpack Cargo, are radically
different than anything you've experienced in the game before, and we're excited
to surprise you with what we have planned.
The Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Update releases on March 21, with more
content rolling out in the following weeks. We're truly excited for the future
of the game, and we would be honored if you would join us on this journey.
1C Company announces the release of the New Power
DLC for Realpolitiks
this "reflects some of the current events on the geopolitical scene and trends
in contemporary political movements," though we're hesitant to call the Russian
publisher's interest in the topic "meddling." The Windows, macOS, and Linux DLC
, and this trailer
a look at what to expect accompanied by developer commentary. Here are the
Continue here to read the full story
1C is proud to announce that Realpolitiks: New Power has been
released today. This first DLC for the original streamlined real-time grand
strategy game Realpolitiks, developed by Jujubee S.A., expands the players’
options as well as reflects some of the current events on the geopolitical scene
and trends in contemporary political movements. The DLC is available on SteamTM
and other digital stores as a separate product, or bundled with the base game.
Revolving around the one country that all heads are turning towards regularly in
recent news, Realpolitiks: New Power offers a unique opportunity to arrive at
various possible outcomes of the potentially explosive situation on the Korean
peninsula on the geopolitical and macroeconomic level and compare them to events
taking place in real life. In the Korean Crisis mini-scenario, players can
choose either side of the conflict, playing for the USA, China, North Korea or
Apart from this new mini-scenario, Realpolitiks: New Power also adds features
that expand on the current scenarios, boosting the replay value of the base game
with Non-Governmental Organizations that try to influence politics to their own
ends, as well as new features for creating larger territorial units.
The NGOs present an extra challenge, as they exert additional pressure on world
leaders and governments. Players also have the option to work in secret with the
mafia, and maybe even support large corporations with favorable subsidies.
They’ll also enjoy increased opportunities for business growth while maintaining
good relations with separatists, or bring further harmony to their country
through various religious and cultural movements, and much more.
New diplomatic options in international politics include non-aggression pacts
enabling peaceful coexistence with other nations, while political annexation
offers another option for enlarging territory without the use of military power.
Even so, everything comes at a price…
More about the new features of Realpolitiks: New Power can be seen in a gameplay
trailer with developer’s commentary that will help players become quickly
acquainted with them, and learn to make use of them right away:
is now available for Windows on
offering an action-packed shooter played from a top-down perspective. The game
is the output of two-man development team Flow Fire Games, who offer
look at the game's throwback style. Here's more on the game and what's changing
as it emerges from Early Access:
Continue here to read the full story
Today, the 2-man development team, Flow
Fire Games, launched their debut title, SYNTHETIK, on Steam and itch.io for
Windows. A fast-paced, shooter rogue-lite set in a retro-futuristic setting,
SYNTHETIK combines the next level in gun-play with a varied arsenal of powerful
tech to experiment with. Players are put through their paces battling from floor
to floor of the citadel against the Machine Legion to prevent mankind’s
After successfully enjoying an early access period on itch.io and a recent
closed beta on Steam, the duo have finally completed SYNTHETIK after over 3
years of development. Alexander Luck, co-founder of Flow Fire Games, said,
“we’ve had enthusiastic reactions to SYNTHETIK and we’re delighted that we can
finally share the finished game. We look forward to seeing people experiment
with the various combinations available.” His partner, Eric Krutten, added that,
“SYNTHETIK has truly been a passion project for us; one that we feel evolves the
genre while offering players a rewarding shooter experience that pushes them out
of their comfort zone. We are delighted to have finally made it!”
Publisher Bigben Interactive and developer Neocore announce a May 8th North
American release date for Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, the Warhammer
4K action/RPG for Windows and consoles. The game's European release will follow
on May 11th. Here's word on the latest adaptation of this Games Workshop
Neocore Games is a game 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.
is now available
offering a top-down Windows Roguelike from developer My Next Games. The
a look, and
about the announcement is an essay on the difficulties of
releasing and marketing an indie game. Here's a description:
Continue here to read the full story
is a dark, unforgiving, top-down action roguelike luring you to cross the thin
line between good and evil. Instead of XP grinding, it introduces a Tainting
Mechanics. While traveling through the shattered reality of the Sanctuary, you
will receive personality traits based on your choices. These will be the main
source of your strength. To harness them, you will have to act accordingly.
Becoming an alcoholic means that you will be rewarded for getting drunk, but
from that point being sober might prove to be unbearable.
- A unique Tainting Mechanic designed to encourage
- Tons of weapons, armor, and utility items
- Dynamic and tactical combat build around stamina
management and distance control
- Optional stealth approach that complements
- Randomly generated, visually breathtaking levels
- High difficulty level emphasized by permadeath
- Gameplay-driven narrative
the news that Fenix is the next hero coming to Heroes of the Storm
helping to celebrate the twenty year anniversary of StarCraft. There are no
details yet, so one can only speculate on the role Fenix will fill, but based on
lore it seems possible the Protoss Dragoon will be another ranged warrior. The
tweet includes a 12 second video showing off a character animation.
has new details on Far Cry 5
, saying the upcoming shooter
sequel will include microtransactions, saying these will include ways to speed
progress for those who enjoy playing less of their new games. They also note
that the game's single-player campaign will be playable offline, a sign of our
modern times that this was a concern. Here's a bit:
As with many other
games, including previous Ubisoft games, Far Cry 5 will offer microtransactions.
Executive producer Dan Hay stressed that the game will be generous in what it
offers, though if you want to speed up your progress by spending money, you'll
have that option. "We've set the game up to be generous," Hay said. "We've set
the game up so...nothing is locked [away]. You can go out and explore, and the
game will reward you for your exploration."
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Ubisoft PR followed up to offer a full statement on Far Cry 5's
microtransactions, saying they will allow players to speed up their progress. It
remains to be seen exactly how this will work, but looking at another recent
Ubisoft game, Assassin's Creed Origins, may give us some clues. That game offers
"Time Saver Packs" that include items or packs of in-game currency that you can
then spend to speed up your progress. They are totally optional, and can be
unlocked through normal gameplay. It is possible that Far Cry 5 will offer
Well, exactly six weeks ago today, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. As
I watched the snow fall outside my window this morning this had me contemplating
groundhog recipes, but I guess I shouldn't blame the messenger. And besides,
spring doesn't officially begin until Tuesday, though true to my complaints, the
local forecast says spring will kick off with a few more days of snowy weather.
Tom Benson, owner of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, dies at 90