Stardock now offers Inception
, new Christopher Nolan-free DLC for
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
, their and Oxide's Windows RTS game.
This is available on Steam
for all of a few bucks, though
Ashes of the Singularity:
is also required. They explain that this offers four new maps
along with branches that allow for different outcomes:
released "Inception," a new DLC for its massive-scale RTS game, Ashes of the
Singularity: Escalation. This DLC contains four new maps and a unique
split-scenario where the player's choices directly affect the outcome of the
"Until Inception, choices within each scenario have been pretty linear," said
Derek Paxton, VP of Stardock Entertainment. "This time, the player gets to
choose which faction to play as. The dialogue, direction, and results of the
scenario are different depending on whether they're the PHC or the Substrate. To
get the full story, you'll need to play through once as each."
The main scenario in Inception places the player on the planet Oneiros. A
mysterious entity, known as Nihilon, has corrupted the consciousnesses of all of
the PHC and Substrate on the planet. Players who choose to experience the
scenario as the Substrate must rescue their brethren and find out what Nihilion
has done to them. Players who choose the PHC, however, only have one goal: to
neutralize all of the threats on Oneiros, regardless of the source.
Inception also features four new maps of various sizes and player counts. Each
map has been newly designed to accommodate many different game types such as
free-for-alls, comp stomps, team matches, and more. The new maps are:
- Oneiros: 7-player map with a strong central
starting position, vulnerable north and south positions with abundant
resources, and four isolated corner starts.
- Bayern: 3-player Terran map with vulnerable
starting locations and massive metal deposits in the center.
- Brasil: 10-player ice map with a resource-rich
central valley and several defensible points around starting areas.
- Polska: 5-player desert map with strategically
critical hills and passages between regions.
announces a two-part update coming to Watch Dogs 2
, saying a
free update and a new DLC release will add new free and premium content to the
open-world action game. There are loads of details following this introduction:
A new, two-part content rollout for Watch Dogs 2 begins April 17, when a
free upgrade will add new competitive multiplayer modes, armored trucks to raid
and hack, and a nonlethal paintball rifle, among other things. The next day, the
No Compromise DLC hits PS4 (with PC and Xbox One to follow on May 18), bringing
a new story arc, new single-player time trials, and more to Season Pass holders
(or those who purchase it separately). There’s a lot to dive into, so here’s a
quick look at what’s in store, based on our time playing the new
Amplitude Studios announces a May 19th release date for Endless Space 2
their 4X strategy sequel. The game's departure from early access coincides with
a big sale on the original game:
Amplitude Studios announced today that
its genre-defining 4X sci-fi game, Endless Space®2, has an official launch date!
Endless Space®2, Amplitude's modernized take on the turn-based 4X genre, will
leave Early Access and be fully available May 19 on
Steam. In celebration of
its time in Early Access coming to an end, players can now get the original
Endless Space® on Steam
for just $1.00 USD for a limited time.
The original Endless Space is on sale for $1.00 beginning today through Monday,
April 17, includes the base game and the Disharmony DLC. Also, current owners of
the base game will receive the Disharmony DLC for free. Be sure to snatch up
this amazing deal this weekend as moving forward, the Endless Space Collection
will be the only option available for purchase, which includes the base game and
Disharmony for $19.99.
Endless Space®2 is a turn-based, space-strategy game that expands through the
Endless universe, putting players in the fascinating role of leader guiding a
civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar
space. Play through eight factions alone or against your friends.
Paradox Interactive announces a release date for Mass Transit
, saying the new expansion
is coming to
on May 18th. This will add new transportation options to Colossal
Order's urban planning game (as always with this genre, you come for the
buildings, but you stay for the endless road upgrades).
things off, though the Yanni-style soundtrack wouldn't have been our first
choice compared to other options like Train in Vain
, Another on Rides the Bus
Rock the Boat
, or anything from Led Zeppelin. Here's what to expect:
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Paradox Interactive, a publisher that sometimes goes off-track, and genuine
bona-fide electrified six-car developer Colossal Order today announced that
“Mass Transit”, the next expansion for Cities: Skylines, will be available on
May 18th, for $12.99. Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit brings a blimp-load of new
features to to the critically acclaimed city-builder, including new public
transportation options such as monorails, cable-cars, ferries, and most majestic
of all, blimps!
The expansion also includes new mass transit hubs, which allow passengers to
easily switch between different public transportation options, showcased for the
first time in this new trailer:
available on Steam
offering a top-down action game for Windows, OS X, and Linux that's drawn many
positive comparisons to Hotline Miami. Here's
a launch trailer
show things off, and here are some details on the game:
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bullets, and master lightning-fast takedowns in an all new kind of action game
from tinyBuild and Team Shifty! Mr. Shifty follows a teleportation-fueled heist
to break into the world's most secure facility.
- Shift through walls, through bullets, cover huge
distances and be everywhere at once
- One shot kills. Survive on skills.
- Use distraction, trickery, explore what's possible
when stealth and action become one!
- Toy with enemies, laugh as they use doors to enter
- Underestimate enemies, and cry as they use group
tactics to outsmart Shifty
A group of industry veterans behind 21 games, from GameBoy Advance to Xbox
360, have joined together to raise the bar for independent games: Team Shifty's
action-packed debut is a must play!
Fog of War #5
new video diary for Dawn of War III
, Relic's upcoming real-time strategy sequel.
As explained below, this clip introduces the game's cast of voice actors:
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voices that bring our characters to life have been an integral part of the Dawn
of War experience since its original installment in 2004, and Dawn of War III is
no different. Our latest episode of Fog of War takes you behind the scenes and
into the minds of characters like the strong and poised Farseer Macha, and the
battle-hungry Warboss Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter.
For Dawn of War III, the team went to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the
Warhammer universe, to find the most authentic voices possible for each of the
characters. The British talent on display is immense, including Gemma Whelan
(Game of Thrones), Christopher Fairbank (Guardians of the Galaxy), Alec Newman
(Dune, Children of Dune), and Babou Ceesay (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Step
into the audio booths of Side UK, and meet a few of the talented actors stepping
into the shoes of iconic franchise characters, and the audio designers who help
their voices shine in-game.
Wars Battlefront II website
is now online, dedicated to the upcoming
Force-powered action game sequel. There's not much there at the moment, as it
only offers mailing list signups, and the promise of a full-length trailer on
Saturday, though we don't know whether or not this is the trailer that EA
already leaked onto the
. There's also an animated gif that probably includes some Easter
eggs in hexadecimal code for everyone to sort through. Thanks
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment offers a new
announcement expected one week from today on April 20th. This shows some stylish,
monochrome 2D animation, and delivers the tagline "Prepare to Dine." There are
no other details for now, but from the style of the clip, that seems more likely
to refer to some manner of monster than a chef, though it's possible that leaves
some wiggle room for Gordon Ramsay. The clip also includes
though that just refers back to the clip and offers the chance to sign up for
their mailing list. Stay tuned for more on this next week. Continue here to read the full story
GSC Game World announces the release of Guardians of the Highlands
first mini-expansion for Cossacks 3
, the Windows real-time strategy
remake. This is available on
, and requires owning the base game
, but is not one
of the DLC packs included in the Digital Deluxe Edition. Here's word on the
add-on reminding us that if it's not Scottish, it's crap:
Guardians of the Highlands gives you an opportunity to lead Scotland, a
freedom-loving nation of highlanders, which makes its debut in the Cossacks
series. Its captivating campaign will tell a tale about the triumphs of the
Scottish people in the 17th and 18th century, and will allow you to personally
participate in them. Among other additions to the game, the mini-addon brings
AI-assistant – a great tool for both new players and the veterans of the
As an aside, in looking for a video for this, we discovered
this animated movie
reminder that Sir Sean Connery must have the worst agent in Hollywood history.
Early Access Week 3 Update
for PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
details on a new patch for the battle royale with cheese game which is intended
to curtail cheating. The accompanying update indicates this is the first step in
a process that could take months. Here's word:
Before we move onto what
has changed in this week's two patches, I want to briefly talk about the reports
of cheating within our game. Before we moved to early access, our core focus was
on adding all the needed systems into the game. Now that this is mostly
complete, we are focused on optimizing performance, and increasing security to
ensure everyone plays fair.
This is not a simple task, as tackling cheaters is a constant battle, but we are
confident that over the coming weeks and months we can implement new measures to
make it harder to cheat in the game. This week alone we closed two major holes
that allowed current cheats access to the game, and as we move further through
Early Access we will continue to track down and further secure the game from
those that don't want to play fair.
As with all games, talk of cheating is discouraged and will be removed from our
public facing community forums, not to try to hide it from players, but rather
to ensure that those that cheat get no exposure to the public, which is
something most of them desire! We hope you understand this point, and bear with
us as we work to clean up the game.
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Well, I'm happy to have avoided turning this into a late update. I was playing
online with the boys last night and I one more gamed myself into a super-late
bedtime. It's just tough to quit sometimes when you're on a really hot winning
streak. I'm guessing I'll pay the price at some point, but I managed to get
going this morning on a ridiculously small amount of sleep. Time to fire up some