for Wasteland 2 confirms inXile entertainment's RPG sequel is on
track to begin closed beta testing for backers next week, which means time is
running out to get in on their add-ons. Word is:
We’ve been hard at work on the backer beta, working through some last blocker
bugs to get it ready for you, and kept you updated on
@wasteland2beta and the
Wasteland 2 tumblr. To catch you
up: it’s almost ready: We’re fully on track to put it in your hands next
As we’ve said before, the initial beta rollout is the first four major areas,
the associated COPS maps (smaller maps), the world map and its random
encounters, and character creation. As the beta progresses, we’ll roll out more
areas, though we do plan to hold LA back for spoiler reasons. We’ll have more
details on the beta such as remaining known issues next week, when we launch it.
We did want to let you all know that when the beta launches
we will be pulling the
add-on options from the Wasteland 2 store. If you want to add any of those
to your existing pledge – or if you want to be able to jump in on the beta at
its launch – this week will be your last chance to do so!
Steam news announces
release of Speedball 2 HD
, offering the
updated edition of Bitmap
Brothers' 2008 extreme sports simulation. The game
is available on Steam
and through GOG.com
off for the next week, and here's word on the new edition:
Speedball 2 HD
is a modern reincarnation on the classic, futuristic cyberpunk sports game
Speedball, originally developed by the Bitmap Brothers and first released for
the Atari ST in 1990. A brutal mix of handball and ice hockey placed at
break-neck pace. Now Tower Studios, Vivid Games and The Bitmap Brothers have
created a glorious fusion of classic gameplay and modern technology to launch
this game into the 21st century.
Steam News announces
this weekend is the chance to test drive
Sonic & All-Stars Racing
for free, and see if you want to pick up the arcade racer
for 75% off its normal price. Here's the deal:
Save 75% on Sonic & All-Stars
Racing Transformed as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!
Play the full game for free until 1pm Pacific Sunday! Click
Here to download and start playing. Must have
Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle
for supremacy in the ultimate race. Compete across land, water and air in
incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes
mid-race. It’s Not Just Racing. It’s Racing Transformed!
*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
Capcom Unity announces
release details for Ultra Street Fighter IV
saying the PC edition of the enhanced fighting game will come in August,
offering a deal to make up for the delay, as the console versions will come a
couple of months before that:
Next up is the release date information for
Ultra Street Fighter IV. Right now, we are hard at work to bring the game to all
of our fans as soon as possible, and want to ensure there is enough time that
players can practice to compete at Evolution 2014. As such, the digital upgrade
will be available in early June for $14.99 (€14.99) on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Following shortly after in August, is the digital upgrade for PC at $14.99
(€14.99), as well as the PS3 and Xbox360 full digital bundle and retail
versions, which include all previously-released costumes for $39.99 (€39.99).
Since our PC fans have to wait longer for the content, we have a special deal
where they can get the full digital bundle including all of the
previously-released costumes for only $29.99 (€29.99), also in August. Apologies
to our PC fans, as we did want to release simultaneously, but this was the only
way that we could ensure that Ultra Street Fighter IV would be included in the
largest fighting game tournament in the world.
This new trailer
Next Car Game
offers a look at Sneak Peek 2.0, a new version of their
work-in-progress racing game available to those who back the project. Here's
Continue here to read the full story
The response to our first technology sneak peek was so amazing that
we decided to give the players even more cool stuff to have fun with and release
a new version of the sneak peek! We have added new destructive machinery, more
dynamic stuff to blow up, spectacular stunts and an awesome physics cannon that
we use to play with our physics engine. With the physics cannon you too will now
have a chance to cause mayhem to heart's content by launching missiles, throwing
stuff around and destroying the environment as well as the cars! It will
basically blow your socks off! Enjoy!
Steam News announces
this year's Twisted Christmas Event is now live in
The Killing Floor
coinciding with a 50% off sale on Tripwire's action game. Here's word on the new
content this offers:
For Christmas 2013, we're updating Killing Floor with some new pieces for you:
- 2 new maps - "Hell" and "Forgotten", created by
one of our favorite community mappers (Swift_Brutal_Death) - along with new
- All your old Christmas favorites, as well as
another opportunity to unlock Baddest Santa, for those of you who haven't
had the chance as well as the ability to unlock the ZED gun on the Moonbase.
- For everyone who owns The Ball, you now get a new
Harchier Spebbington playable character in Killing Floor. This is, of
course, in addition to the unique version everyone got for pre-ordering The
Ball. If you don't already own it, head over to
Ball store page.
Steam News announces
release of FINAL FANTASY
, offering the chance to return to SQUARE ENIX's RPG that
was first released for Windows almost XIV years ago. And if a bargain helps seal
the deal, Dealzon
has a code that can get you the game through
Green Man Gaming
for 20% off. And though we've only seen references to this
on Steam, GameStop
has it as well, albeit without the re-launch discount. Here's a
It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet,
a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed
Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with
each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking
in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a
chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe
upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa
fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army
Meanwhile, a sorceress manipulates the most powerful men in Galbadia.
Will Squall and his party succeed in defeating this maniacal sorceress and
saving their world?
What part does the mysterious Laguna play? Only you can decide what happens
next, as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns...
Paradox Interactive is conducting
a free weekend
War of the Vikings
, offering the chance to check out the early access version of
Fatshark's game of medieval combat. They offer a new
community update trailer
showing off the game, and note that those who enjoy
their free sample can buy the game at a discount:
Continue here to read the full story
Paradox Interactive, a
publisher of games and a bearer of shields, is offering a weekend of free Steam
access to War of the Vikings, the upcoming close-combat game from Fatshark.
Currently available in Beta via Steam Early Access, War of the Vikings will
appear for free in every Steam member’s library from December 5, 2013 until
December 8, 2013. Players can purchase War of the Vikings in Early Access to
keep playing after the weekend is over and enjoy the game up to and beyond its
official release. War of the Vikings can be downloaded via Steam at
Players who decide to try their hand at the game's skill-based combat will also
have a chance to see a new gameplay mode, “Conquest.” The new content update is
available now, celebrating the start of the Free to Play Weekend. For more
information, please visit:
Steam News announces
release of the new Gage
Weapon Pack #01
, which adds new content to
, the heist
game sequel. Here's the deal:
The Gage Weapon Pack #01 is the second DLC
pack for PAYDAY 2. Frag Grenades make their first entry into the PAYDAY series
and are bound to spice things up. With the new Grenade Case asset, players can
share grenades with each other in the heists.
Three new weapons are added and players can now toggle between Single- and
Auto-fire with all full auto weapons. Four new animal masks have been added, as
well as new patterns and materials.
Kalypso Media now offers Cult of the Dead
, a new DLC pack for DARK
that's now available for with Windows and Xbox 360 editions of the vampire game.
the new content, and here's word:
After escaping the M17 vampire hunters,
Eric Bane’s life is not getting any easier. He learns of the mysterious ‘Book of
the Dead’ which grants its owner the power to control death and its creatures.
This not only presents an immediate threat to all things living and dead, but
also the chance for Eric to learn much about his kind.
In his quest for the book, Eric must face off against a new enemy, the
Necromancers, as well as a regrouped M17 who want their revenge!
Features of the 'Cult of the Dead'
- Includes a brand new mission which challenges you
to find the mysterious 'Book of the Dead'
- Test your stealth and vampiric skills with five
new maps in challenge mode
- New opponent: the deadly sniper
- New Boss: the Cultist
now offers the
Windows PC edition of Vector
, a parkour action game that's making the
leap from consoles and mobiles. The action/platformer is 30% off for the next
week, and here's why developer Nekki hopes you'll jump at this
Vector for Steam is the brand new PC-conversion of the
popular arcade-style platform game which has already enchanted more than 50
million players on iOS, Android and Facebook. Enthusiastic Steam-players all
over the globe have voted for a PC conversion in spring 2013. The game climbed
to the top of Steam’s Greenlight program within a remarkably short time. After
three months of development Vector for Steam is finally available for download.
Now PC players will be able to slide, jump and vault using extraordinary
techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour, while being chased by
security agents, whose sole purpose is to capture and brainwash them. During the
breath-taking escape players master over 100 lifelike stunts to overcome
obstacles in more than 50 detailed levels. Awesome maneuvers increase your
riches allowing to buy new clothes, gadgets and Parkour tricks!
For the first time ever, the giant future Megapolis and the character models are
presented in Full HD (1920x1080). Fluid animations and precise controls enhance
the gaming experience even more. For a reasonable price of only $6.99
Steam-players get the full featured deluxe version of Vector without any
Call of Duty forums
have patch notes for a new patch that's now available
for the Xbox One edition of Call of Duty: Ghosts
. This concludes with a
note about a hot fix that's now available for all platforms, including Windows,
saying they have released a "Fix for various hacks including 'invisibility' and
Beta testing commenced yesterday as
for preorder customers of Starbound
, Chucklefish's upcoming
space game. Now they provide a
list of useful
beta support threads
to help these early adopters enjoy the experience and
inform the rest of us about how things are progressing.
is home to The
Franz Kafka Videogame
, an upcoming adventure game based on the works of the
influential existentialist author. Those worried this won't capture the carefree
spirit of the original paranoid works will be reassured that this is from the
developer of Hamlet
videogame adaptation of Bill Shakespeare's lighthearted stabby classic.
first look at the game, which is coming next year to Windows, OS X, and
mobiles. Continue here to read the full story
Time to Live
is a new deathmatch game in the works at Surgeon Simulator
developer Bossa Studios
this development blog
to help follow the project's progress. Here's the description it provides: "From
the creators of Surgeon Simulator 2013 and Monstermind comes ‘Time to Live’, a
multiplayer two-minute price-drop deathmatch gameshow, set in a not too distant
future. Could this be the future’s greatest bloodsport? Win and you’ll be soaked
in the glory and adoration of the viewing public. Lose and well…. your head
game's Facebook page
already points the way to a playable "core gameplay" demo on
and they say their planned release date is "soon" (thanks
). Here's a short teaser trailer
showing a ragdoll decapitation. Continue here to read the full story
War Thunder website announces
the Ground Forces
the World War II aerial combat game is now in the closed beta testing phase.
Gaijin Entertainment has announced that that the Closed Beta
program for Ground Forces Expansion for PC-version of military World War II MMO
game War Thunder, has begun. Selected players, who participated in various daily
in-game challenges during November, will be among the first to get a taste of
intense tank battles and new progression system in this exclusive event.
Ground Forces Expansion marks the next glorious chapter in War Thunder’s
evolution toward providing gamers with the ability to experience next-gen WWII
military gameplay filled with intense action and highly explosive battles,
launched from either the air or using armored vehicles.
I'm starting to believe my miraculous
Beat the Insiders
comeback is not in the offing, though I did manage 11 winners last week. The
trouble is this was a week where most players did well anyway. I suppose the
idea at this point is to pick some long shots to play catch-up, but I think I'll
just keep playing it straight (for all the good it's done me so far) and just
try and end up with a respectable record.
Raul Martinez Sr., founder of King Taco, dies at 71