offers new WHQL-certified version 376.19 GeForce game-ready
drivers. These are optimized for the Oculus Touch, the new motion controls for
Oculus Rift. They celebrate the news with an Oculus Touch launch week giveaway
with prizes all month. If you've got a lot of spare time to kill,
notes have 44 pages of details on the new drivers.
now offers Vive
, the promised large map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2
SCS Software's long-haul sequel. Here's word on what this adds to the Windows,
OS X, and Linux editions of the game:
Vive la France ! is a large map
expansion add-on for Euro Truck Simulator 2.
Make your way through broad boulevards of industrial cities and narrow streets
of rural hamlets. Enjoy French outdoors with its diverse looks and disparate
vegetation from north to south.
Discover famous landmarks, deliver to expansive industrial areas, navigate
complex intersections and interchanges, enjoy visually unique roundabouts
inspired by real locations. Transport a variety of new cargo to service new
local French companies as well as connecting the region to the rest of Europe.
- Extensive map of France to explore
- 20,000 km of new roads and highways
- Famous landmarks, recognizable places
- 15 new cities
- Rural French villages and sceneries
- Enhanced vegetation, new forest ecosystems
- New local companies to work for
- French tollgate system
- New industries including 5 nuclear plant zones
- New cargoes to haul
Paradox Interactive now offers new free DLC for Stellaris
. This adds a new storyline to the grand strategy game from Sunless Sea
writer Alexis Kennedy. This trailer
promoting news mostly just features words, though that is appropriate for a
These patch notes
have all the details on the update accompanying the patch,
and here's word:
Continue here to read the full story
A new and rich storyline has been added to the already
deep well of events and occurrences in Stellaris, the hit grand strategy space
epic from Paradox Development Studios. A signal in distant space is calling out
to your empire. What does this entity want, and how does it know who you are?
Horizon Signal is written by Alexis Kennedy, a British writer best known for his
work at Failbetter Games, which he co-founded. His writing for Sunless Sea and
Fallen London has been widely acclaimed, and now he is scribing new stories for
This story update is free for all Stellaris owners and highlights one of the
great strengths of the game – its ability to tell stories that entertain and
entrance without distracting you from the core strategic gameplay. Horizon
Signal is released alongside Update 1.4, appropriately named "Kennedy".
A full list of patch notes can be found of the Paradox Forum.
Horizon Signal is available now and will be automatically added as a DLC for all
Steam News announces
the release of Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality
, offering the promised virtual reality take on
the sloppy surgery sim. This trailer
a look, and here's word:
Continue here to read the full story
Surgeon Simulator is bringing the ER to VR! The
most critically acclaimed and infamous surgery simulation game as you have never
seen it before! Featuring all of the surgeries and twisted humour of the
original favourite plus a few new surprises...
Gearbox Software's recent
of a Bulletstorm
re-release called Bulletstorm: Full
leaves owners of the original game wondering if they would get
a free or discounted upgrade.
that due to a variety of circumstances, they will have to
clip everyone for full price here,
"If that is a deal breaker for you, you should skip it" (thanks
). Here are the reasons this must be the case:
Not possible -
completely different publisher, era, platform (they were Games for Windows
only), product/sku, etc.
The Steam page
Football Manager 2017
now features a playable Windows, Linux, and OS X demo
for the sports management sequel (thanks Frans). There is no accompanying news
update about the demo, which actually came out last month, but went unnoticed.
It turns out there are some details on
the FM17 website
Put yourself in the digital dugout now with the Football
Manager 2017 or Football Manager Touch 2017 Demo - both completely
free to download for PC, Mac and Linux.
Football Manager 2017 gives you complete management control whilst
Touch is a thorough, but fasted-paced experience.
Your demo career lasts for 6 in-game months and if you later decide to
upgrade and purchase Football Manager 2017 or Touch your progress
can be carried forward into the full game – and you won't have to start from
To play the demo you will need to
download and install Steam
which is an online game platform. Once you’ve created your free account please
follow the instructions below:
1. Type Football Manager 2017 or Football Manager Touch 2017 into the
2. Click the Download PC Demo* button on the right hand side of the page
(you may need to scroll down to see this)
3. Follow the instructions to complete the download
*Also available for Mac and Linux users
Epic Games offers a new trailer
a developer diary for Robo Recall
, their upcoming virtual reality first-person
shooter. They plan to release this next year for free for Oculus Rift owners,
and this video kicks off a series of such clips to promote the game. Here's word
on this diary, and its focus on the game's arcade action feel:
Continue here to read the full story
Epic Games today released a brand new dev diary for their upcoming virtual
reality first-person shooter, Robo Recall, coming for free to Oculus Touch in
early 2017. This is the first in a series of new documentaries that show new
gameplay footage and reveal aspects about the game.
The dev diary, "Arcade Action Feel," showcases the game's over-the-top arcade
action and fast-paced combat, and features commentary from the dev team on how
they sought to make an accessible and fun shooter inspired by classic arcade
games. The video also discusses the various design techniques used to fully
immerse players in the experience.
Unveiled at Oculus Connect 3 and built on top of the Oculus platform API,
Robo Recall is Epic's first fully-featured VR game, with input designed for the
new Oculus Touch controllers. Using a range of customizable and unlockable
weapons, the game tests players' bot-destroying skills throughout a variety of
increasingly challenging and outrageous missions. Robo Recall also features an
emergent sandbox experience that allows players to test out trick shots and
develop creative combat tactics throughout the game's stunning city
THQ Nordic announces the acquisition of three new IPs as part of a shopping
spree that began a couple of years ago when they were still just plain Nordic.
One of these properties is War Leaders: Clash of Nations
, a World War II
strategy game originally released for Windows in 2008/2009. Here's a summary of
the contents of their cart:
“These are not financially material
acquisitions, but due to our love for these types of games they were natural
acquisition targets that add up to our portfolio. Moreover, we also got a lot of
messages from fans that encouraged us to add them. Among these titles, Sphinx
(and the Cursed Mummy) is very well suited for the Nintendo audience – which we
love to support. We are excited for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new platform,
and already have two other projects in development for it.”
Sphinx (and the Cursed Mummy) is a third person action-adventure video
game inspired by the mythology of Ancient Egypt. It was originally released for
Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube.
War Leaders: Clash of Nations is a turn-based global strategy game
bundled with a real-time tactics game mode for PC.
Legends of War is a turn-based strategy video game series franchise
created in 2010. It was released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation
Football Manager 2017
continues to kick ass on the
GFK Chart-Track PC top 30 sales chart
for the U.K. The sports sequel retains
the top spot while Watch Dogs 2
debuts at number 13. On the
all platforms chart Final Fantasy 17
debuts at number two, while
remains the number on association football/soccer game on this
chart. The summary
all the details:
An impressive launch for Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy
XV’ means it debuts at No2 while ‘Fifa 17’ maintains its grip on the crown.
Despite missing out on the top spot it’s a great start for Square’s beloved
series. It ranks as the second best launch (by our market panel) behind 2010’s
‘Final Fantasy XIII’. ’Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ makes way for the new
release dropping a spot to No3. Familiar titles jostle for position with
‘Minecraft: Xbox Edition’ pushing back into the Top 10 at No10. The Elder
Scrolls: Skyrim – Special Ed’ benefits from retailer promotions climbing six
places to No11. Ubisoft deliver ‘Steep’ for PS4 and Xbox One with the
snowboarding title making an impact at No24. In terms of Winter Sports titles it
finds itself at No4 for week 1 panel sales just ahead of SSX Tricky. ‘Super
Mario Maker’s dramatic surge back into the Top 40 is driven by the arrival of
the 3DS version, which fires it back up to No25. Finally Take 2’s ‘Battleborn’
continues to climb up the All Formats chart, making its way to No40 following
season finale was as great as I hoped, or more accurately, expected.
It was loads of fun trying to keep up with the season, and impressive that even
after figuring most things out, there was still a twist to be had at the end.
They also lived up to their commitment to answering most questions and not
leaving lots of loose ends, while still setting up future seasons. A true sci-fi