Blizzard celebrates the
with a free weekend for their multiplayer shooter on
. Here's an
infographic with a picture of numbers, and here's the plan for the free
The second Overwatch Anniversary event is live, and we’re giving
potential heroes the chance to suit up for battle with another Overwatch Free
Weekend. Gamers can log in starting 19:00 BST today, May 25 through Monday, May
29 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4—preload is available now on console
versions of the game. For those playing on PlayStation 4, a PS Plus subscription
is not required to participate (PS Plus will be required to play after
During the Free Weekend, we're making Overwatch's full roster of 27 heroes and
18 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom
Games, and the Arcade. Players will also be able to level up, earn loot boxes,
and unlock a variety of different customization options.
If players decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, they’ll get
to keep any progress made during the weekend—as long as they use the same
Blizzard, Xbox Live, or Sony Entertainment account that they played on.
Telltale Games announces
a delay to The Wolf Among Us 2
, saying it is
now coming in 2019 (thanks
). The sequel was announced
for release this year, but they explain this has changed "as the
result of a few fundamental changes" at Telltale:
We’re here with some
news: The Wolf Among Us 2, based on Bill Willingham’s award-winning Fables comic
book series from DC’s Vertigo imprint, will now launch in 2019, rather than the
latter half of 2018. This delay comes as the result of a few fundamental changes
here at Telltale since we first announced the game last summer.
Most importantly, we're committed to exploring new ways to tell our stories.
Taking this extra time will allow us not only to focus on quality but also to
experiment and iterate in order to craft something truly special.
Ultimately our goal is to deliver an experience deserving of the passion you’ve
consistently shown for The Wolf Among Us, and these extra months will give us
the time we need to do our best work. We’re extremely enthusiastic about how the
game is progressing so far, and we can’t wait to dig even deeper.
Still, we know we’ve just made a long wait even longer, which is why we
sincerely appreciate your patience. We’ll have more Wolf news for you later this
year, and for now, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ensure you’re
always up to date. Thanks...and see you around.
As promised, here is a new
. I don't think this offers any more privacy than our
but it specifically complies with the GDPR, so it offers additional right to be
forgotten clauses, and other legalese that make it far lengthier now than
before. We should be rolling out one of those cookie consent dealies soon too,
so you have that to look forward to.
Final Link of the Day:
A baby's faceswap with John C. Reilly is the scariest thing you'll see today
EA announces The Sims 4 Seasons
is coming to Windows and macOS on
June 22nd, shortly before it debuts at number one on the U.K. PC sales charts.
This will celebrate the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere by bringing
four-season activities to the lifestyle simulation. Here are some details:
-Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Maxis™ today announced that The
Sims™ 4 Seasons* Expansion Pack is coming to PC and Mac on June 22nd. The
expansion pack will bring four vibrant seasons with holidays, weather, and
family activities to provide entertaining ways for players and their Sims to
experience the dynamically changing weather. In Winter, bundle up to build a
snowman and create snow angels, or impress the crowd by performing cool tricks
down at the ice-skating rink. In Spring, toss on a raincoat to splash around in
a spring puddle, or explore the outdoors and earn badges as a scout. Families
can stay cool in the Summer heat with a new kiddie pool. In Fall, harvest honey,
play in the leaves, or make homemade holiday crafts with child Sims. Enjoy all
the fun that comes with experiencing the elements in The Sims 4 Seasons.
The Office Quest
is now available
offering a casual point-and-click adventure with an admittedly "absurd" sense of
humor that's already available for mobile devices. Here's
the Windows version, and here's more on why this may be the perfect diversion for
those moments when you're bored at work:
Continue here to read the full story
The Office Quest is a casual
point & click adventure game for those who cannot stay in the office any longer,
full of visual humor, puzzles, riddles, and earnest adults wearing fluffy
onesies because why not. You have a boring job, clicking the same key on the
same keyboard at the same desk every day of every week. Then one day something
strange and magical happens, and you really, really need to discover what’s
going on – and for that, you need to slip away of your post and leave the grey
abyss they call the office…
Though Electronic Arts has announced Battlefield V
will not feature loot
says the publisher confirms for them that the military shooter
sequel will feature in-game currency that will be bought with real-world money.
They say the game will feature a second form of in-game spacebux that can only
be earned through gameplay. Word is these will only be for purchasing cosmetic
upgrades, and will not invoke any pay-to-win concerns. They say the game will
feature cosmetics for tanks and planes as well as the players and their weapons.
Remnant - A real-time 4X space themed strategy game by A. Scott McCallum —
Kickstarter. "Remnant is a real-time 4X space strategy game set in a
single planetary system. Take command of a rising faction and lead your
people. Expand your influence across the system, consolidate power and quell
internal strife. Crush your enemies until you alone rule the system. In an
endless sea of clones and "re-imagined" experiences, Remnant strives to be
unique. We're throwing away all the tired tropes so you can fall in love
with the genre all over again."
- DOLMEN on Crytivo. Taking
their crowdfunding to a new outlet after coming up short
on Kickstarter. "DOLMEN — a
terrifying new Action RPG that combines futuristic Sci-Fi and Lovecraftian
Cosmic Horror, set in the “SoulsBorne” RPG genre mold. You play as a lone
astronaut left stranded on a forgotten planet known as Revion Prime."
- Dark Souls Remastered on
- EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 WINGDIVER THE SHOOTER on
This is the Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., an unofficial start of
summer, even though the season is still actually more than three days off. It's
also kickoff day for new General Data Protection Regulations in the EU, but
anybody with an inbox is probably painfully aware of this already from the
influx of notices about it. This shouldn't change much here, since we don't keep
much data on users and don't share it with anyone, but we will be posting an
acknowledge it along the way.