Steam News announces
sale on a Classic
Activision Bundle on Steam
with a bunch of older games that are new to
Valve's marketplace. These include
Vampire: The Masquerade -
, a couple of SWAT
games, and more. Individual
titles are currently 40% off, while buying the whole bundle saves 52%.
has details on some GTA Online
content now available
to all players after initially being released as a
reward for returning players
. One such bit of content is the Duke O'Death,
the coolest such ride since the Deathmobile from Animal House. Here's word on
the release, which comes amid a couple of weeks of money and RP bonuses:
Beginning today, the mayhem machine Duke O’ Death and a range of items
previously exclusive to returning players are now available for all players in
- Marshall Monster Truck
- Dodo Seaplane
- Kraken Submarine
- Imponte Dukes Car
- Declasse Stallion Car
- Blista Compact Car
Returning players who previously purchased these items will be reimbursed for
the purchases, simply log in and your reimbursement will be delivered to your
Maze Bank account within the next week.
article on Bethesda.net
with a guided tour of Talos I, the space station that will be home to most of
the action in next month's return of the shooter series. Here's word on the
video and an associated promotion giving away the chance to attend space camp
(which is not actually in space):
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In Prey, the aliens have escaped
containment and taken over Talos I, but the game isn’t only about fighting the
invasion or an epic journey to figure out who you are and how you’ll save
humanity from the Typhon threat – it’s also about the space station itself. A
shining testament to mankind’s unbridled ambitions, Talos I is full of secrets
to discover and poses a unique threat all by itself. Take a tour of Talos I and
get an inside look at the space station our latest video:
From the grandiose lobby to the industrial inner workings of the space station,
Talos I holds something different around every turn. Early on, the entire
station opens up for you to explore in almost any manner you like. As Morgan Yu,
move freely throughout Talos I, and even return to previously explored areas to
find big changes depending on how the story unfolds – or what actions the you’ve
taken. You will also be able to go outside of the space station and fly around
in zero gravity, using the exterior to navigate to a different area or to find
additional secrets hidden outside Talos I. Be sure to check out
Bethesda.net for even more insights from the team at Arkane Studios.
Also, we’ve teamed up with GameStop for the ‘Talos I Recruitment Sweepstakes’
where one lucky fan will win a grand prize trip to Space Camp along with a 4K
Entertainment Center including a 65” TV, Home Theater Speaker System and Prey
Custom Console. The sweepstakes run through Thursday, May 25th and are free to
enter at: www.TranStarAwaits.com.
You can check out the full sweepstakes rules and eligibility along with
With Syberia 3
coming to Europe tomorrow and North America next week,
Microïds offers the
official launch trailer
for the adventure game sequel. This is accompanied
by a detailed description:
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Syberia 3 will be available starting tomorrow
in Europe and Tuesday next week in North America on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
The last trailer of Syberia’s epic saga new chapter, takes us on Kate Walker's
enchanting adventure and outlines her path through the challenges she will face
in helping the Youkols complete the great migration of the snow ostriches.
Her journey in the heart of Siberia to accompany these proud animals to their
sacred lands, the place of their reproduction, promises to be a true expedition
punctuated by situations as unexpected as her encounters with strange characters
and trials that will all solicit her mental abilities and events that will
shatter her life.
“Kate Walker therefore continues her imaginary wandering like a lost star no
longer constrained by its sun. Through this Eastern European landscape sublimely
tired by wars and utopias”, declares Benoit Sokal, author and art director of
The enchanting music created by the composer Inon Zur perfectly illustrates the
universe imagined by Benoit Sokal and sublime the mysterious atmosphere of this
A new trailer featuring
shows off strategy from Motorsport Manager
in the final
installment of the "from the pit wall" series for the upcoming racing game.
Here's an outline of what the clip entails:
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SEGA and Playsport Games
today released ‘Strategy’, their fourth & final “From the Pit Wall” video from
the series for Motorsport Manager™. With three races in the books already this
season, there have been no shortage of interesting strategies adopted by teams
the length and breadth of the Formula 1 grid. So, ahead of the next race in
Russia, tune in with F1 driver-cum-TV analyst Karun Chandhok and our Motorsport
Manager™ “From the Pit Wall” video series to find out how teams and drivers go
about managing their cars through a race weekend.
Covering everything from the importance of practice, through to qualifying and
the race – as well as being ready to react to the likes of a safety car or a
change in the weather – this is your one stop shop for learning how to
successfully navigate your drivers to Motorsport Manager™ glory.
We have more racing, as this trailer
first look at gameplay from Micro Machines World Series
, an upcoming return of
the ultra-compact car racing game that's expected in June for Windows and
consoles. Here's the explanation that accompanies the clip:
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take on a whole new way of racing in Micro Machines World Series. Not only will
players be able to burn rubber across the Kitchen table in familiar 4 player
‘sofa style’ local races but also enter into larger 12 player online races. With
such a large number of players on one screen, gamers can look forward to seeing
12 vehicles jostling for position and hurtling toward each corner to every map.
In addition to the core racing modes are the Battle Modes which pit up to 12
players into the same arena for frantically competitive multiplayer games
including Capture the Flag and Territory as well as 6v6 Team Deathmatch. All of
these are set to the varied interactive backdrop of 15 battle arenas including
The Laser Lab, Buzzsaw Battle and the evergreen fun of navigating the Hungry
Hungry Hippos board without being eaten.
Players can personalize their Battles with 12 new vehicles including the Spy
Car, Hovercraft, Monster Truck or G. I. Joe H.I.S.S Tank, each with their own
strengths and weapons. Players will set off trying to crush, smash, and destroy
opponents with numerous new weapons including the Dynamite Launcher, Tidal Wave,
Cobra Turret and NERF Blasters. Every vehicle also has a level of customization
with new skins, completely changing the original look. The inclusion of Emotes,
Victory Poses, and Grave Stamps also add to the camaraderie and bragging rights
at the end of a match.
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Robot Entertainment announces the official release of ORCS MUST DIE!
, saying their free-to-play comedic tower defense game is now off
the chain and available on the game's
This news post
has all the details, starting with this overview:
Must Die! Unchained takes the award-winning Orcs Must Die! action tower defense
gameplay to a whole new level with 3-player team-based gameplay! But don’t get
cocky, because the stakes are higher, the traps are bloodier, and the invaders
are even more ravenous. You’ll need to bring your A-game and a couple of the
biggest orc-haters you can find!
Orcs Must Die! Unchained is set in the familiar world of its hilarious fantasy
predecessors, years after the finale of Orcs Must Die! 2. With dozens of new
rifts and worlds beyond them, heroes have come from far and wide to wage all-out
war for control of these magical gateways. In the years since Orcs Must Die! 2,
Maximillian and Gabriella have done their best to rebuild the once-mighty
The early access edition of Starpoint Gemini Warlords
is now in the beta
stage on Steam
Green Men Games also announces the action/RPG will be officially released on May
23rd. There are details on the new version in
, where they explain these changes necessitate a save game wipe.
Here's word on the changes:
Friendly neighborhood warmasters
Several warmasters are now ready and eager to join your ranks. Over time, they
gain levels just as you do and even switch to more powerful ships.
Skills and classes overhauled, per community request
All the skills are now unlocked and ready to be unleashed on the enemy. During a
respec, you can shuffle your skill-set in any way you like.
Music to my ears
The completely new soundtrack, made specifically for Warlords is now finally
Additional gameplay mechanics allows meaningful raiding of enemy structures.
Conquest rewarding to the max
Capturing stations and planets yields extra rewards, one of which is the ability
to construct ships in multiple locations, as the community requested.
An update on
has details on the first monthly patch for
the early access battle royale game, saying this will come out tomorrow (thanks
Blahman). PLAYERUNKNOWN outlines things this will address, but adds that the
memory leaks some are experiencing will wait for a future patch. A new test
server is online for them to test new patches, and the plan is to release this
live tomorrow. The post includes the complete patch notes.
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HBO Has Deadwood Revival Script
(thanks David). More good news for fans. I
shouldn't allow myself to be hyped like this, but by now I'll be disappointed if
it doesn't actually happen.
Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell
now offers new version 17.4.3 Crimson ReLive reference drivers
for Radeon graphics cards with support for the new 570 and 580 models and the
Windows 10 Creators Update. Here's word:
Radeon Software Crimson
ReLive Edition 17.4.3 Highlights
- Support for Windows®10 Creators Update.
- Support for Radeon RX 580 Series Graphics.
- Support for Radeon RX 570 Series Graphics.
- Radeon WattMan may fail to apply settings on some
Radeon R9 390 series graphics products.
- Radeon Settings may crash on switching Windows®
user after toggling AMD CrossFire™ technology mode.
- A small amount of apps may still experience issues
with Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™ technology if other
applications or game launchers are running on the primary screen in the
- Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive and World of
Warcraft™ may experience flickering or performance issues the first time the
game is launched on a system boot with
- AMD FreeSync™ technology enabled.
Workarounds include exiting and restarting the application or task switching
(alt+tab) in and out of the game to fix the issue.
A new patch for StarCraft: Brood War
brings the classic real-time
strategy game to version 1.18 (thanks MrKawfy). As promised, this makes the game
free, and this page
offers the game for Windows along with a beta version for OS X. This is a bit of
a surprise, as it was initially announced that this would follow the release of
the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered
Here's word on the new version:
- Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use
Alt+Enter to switch between.
- Added UTF-8 support.
- Added cursor clamping in-game while windowed;
unclamped in menus.
- Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or
- Added options to display actions per minute.
- Added Observer mode.
- Added opponent information when joining a game
- Added autosaving for replays.
- Added an option to display the game timer.
- Added UPnP support.
- Updated to a new OpenGL backend.
- Improved gameplay responsiveness during
multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over Battle.net.
- Improved UI layout in Battle.net sections.
- Improved behavior of available lobbies within the
‘Join Game’ section.
- Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and
- Improved anticheat capabilities.
- Improved installation and patching performance.
- Mac Beta support now available for 10.11 and up.
- Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s
Kerrigan face in the loading screen, and other graphic glitches.
- Fixed problems with LAN game discovery.
- Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in
- LAN and Legacy Battle.net fixes.
- The profile section is currently unavailable.
Full Throttle Remastered
is now available for Windows on
, offering the
chance to hit the open road once again in an updated version of this classic
LucasArts adventure. The remastering was done by Double Fine, and here's word on
how they went whole hog on the update:
Released by LucasArts in 1995,
Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim
Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle; butt-kicking leader of biker gang
the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder.
Now over 20 years later, Full Throttle is back in a remastered edition featuring
all new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork, with remastered audio and
Heroes of the Storm
has details on a Heroes of the Storm
2.0 launch event next
week to kick off the new point release for Blizzard's MOBA. This will be on
at 2:00 pm EDT on
Tuesday, April 25th, and will involve an exhibition tournament on the new
Hanamura map and a new hero reveal. Here's word:
Stay tuned after the
first Hanamura exhibition game to catch the worldwide debut of our brand new
cinematic, which will unveil the next Hero who will be joining the Nexus in the
weeks to come. Once you’ve watched the cinematic, we’ll head back to Anna,
Kevin, and the Heroes devs to discuss the new Hero, as well as share details
about the rewards you’ll earn by completing the Nexus Challenge 2.0.
The party doesn’t end there! We’re keeping the launch celebration going with the
four remaining games from our Hanamura Exhibition Match between Team Dignitas
and FNATIC. If you haven’t had the chance to check out Hanamura during the
Heroes 2.0 Open Beta, or you simply love high-level Heroes play, then this is an
exhibition match you’ll want to stick around for!
Frontier News Network announces A Glitch in the Frontier
is the next DLC for
, and it's coming to the mech shooter on April 25th. They show things
off with a gameplay
and offer the following outline of what to expect from this free
Let’s take a look at the highlights of what’s coming. All content below is
free for all Titanfall 2 players:
- Glitch Map
- A medium-sized map designed for objective
modes and inspired by Captain Lastimosa’s home planet of Harmony.
Vertical drops and long, twisting paths dominate the environment,
perfect for chaining together long wall runs to seamlessly glide across
- Deck Live Fire Map
- Tight interior spaces, exposed courtyards, and
watchful drones circling overhead. You may see a M.R.V.N. or two
puttering around in the background…
- M.R.V.N. Faction
- Marked for Death game mode. We’ll be introducing
this as a featured mode around the launch of Glitch in the Frontier update.
- Update to the Main Menu
- We spruced things up a bit with a new look and
tiles for news and other cool stuff we want you to check out.
- Max Gen increase for Pilots
- You will now be able to Gen to 100.
- New Gen icons for your callsign. You will
receive a new one for each 10 gens you achieve.
- Ability to choose between Prime and regular
executions for Titans
- New execution: Get to the Point [Pulse Blade]
- Live Fire mode added to Private Match options
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Publisher Strategy First and developer Graviteam announce Tank Warfare:
, a historically accurate World War II strategy game coming next
month to Windows via Steam. Here's the pitch:
“Set in North Africa during
the Tunisian campaign in World War II, one of World War II’s most intense
conflicts and offers real-time and turn-based strategy options, making it
perfect for hardcore strategy fans, World War II enthusiasts and history buffs,”
said Vladimir Zayarniy, Graviteam CEO. “We dedicated a lot of time, energy and
passion into offering a painstaking level of realism and detail in all of our
units and battle scenarios, and for the first time are featuring US military
battling against Axis forces.”
Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 offers two ways to play, with both turn-based and
real-time strategy options, each featuring unparalleled levels of realism with
adaptive soldier behavior and complex vehicle damage for more than 50 detailed
vehicles created between Germany, U.S and the U.K. Players can choose between
the Allied and Axis soldiers to relive the Tunisian Campaign and experience this
ambitious and historically accurate tank warfare game.
Rise of the King by Revelation Games — Kickstarter. "Rise of the King is
a third-person action-adventure game with survival elements, set within a
medieval fantasy world. You will have to survive as you travel across the
dangerous lands on your journey to find answers as you investigate the
disappearance of a missing child. You will explore a sweeping storyline
filled with unique characters and meaningful interactions along your
journey. Our gameplay is a unique combination of survival, action and
investigation mechanics to flesh out a much more dynamic and immersive
experience." Also on
Steam Greenlight. Here's a website
and a trailer.
Telltale Games announces the release of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The
, their episodic series based on the comic book movies. The
and now the first chapter in the five episode series is now available. Here's a
reminder about the game:
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale
Series is a brand-new story of the universe's unlikeliest Super Heroes:
Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the
Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them has a reason
to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and
who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands.
From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome
music, you wear the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians
adventure, where your decisions and actions drive the story you experience.
The series will feature a star-studded cast of voice talent, including Scott
Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series) as
Star-Lord, Emily O'Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of
Mordor) as Gamora, Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars) as
Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (The Wolf
Among Us, League of Legends) as Groot.
French indie studio Enigami announces the release of
Shiness: The Lighting Kingdom
action/RPG for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A new
a look, and the announcement has details on the game's crowdfunded origins and
more of what to expect:
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The Shiness universe was born over 20 years ago
from the pen strokes of Samir Rebib, Artistic Director of the studio. Composed
of passionate people, the independent studio Enigami went through a successful
Kickstarter campaign, allowing the project to grow and gain momentum, until it
was supported by Focus Home Interactive. After Enigami put all its energy and
passion into Shiness, a child's dream has finally turned a fully-fleshed
indie-RPG with a bold personality!
In Shiness, take control of Chado and his four friends as they journey across a
fractured world beset by a war between multiple factions. Combat is inspired by
traditional fighting games, mixing fast-paced combos, parrying, blocking, and
powerful magical abilities distinct for each character. Your party members'
usefulness isn't limited to just combat - manipulate the environments around you
with abilities such as Kayenne's telekinesis and Askel's far-reaching whip. Gain
experience and level up after fights, while progressing in the storyline or by
accomplishing numerous side quests. Evolve your characters, learn new skills and
spells, and become the hero who will unify the civilizations of Mahera.
Focus Home Interactive announce completion of development on The Surge
saying Deck13's hardcore action/RPG will come to Windows, PlayStation 4, and
Xbox One on May 16th. They also talk about a day one patch for the PS4 Pro to
support dynamic 4K at 30fps or in 1080p at 60fps, and another patch will follow
with HDR support, but they don't clarify what this means for PC gamers. Here's
word on the game:
Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the
end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to
survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and
increasing environmental diseases. As the intelligence of technology
incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been
made redundant, forcing Earth's citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking
labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge
offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology,
our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the
Human civilization. The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an
original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through
tight, visceral combat.
- Tight, visceral hardcore action RPG combat
- Unique targeting, dismemberment and level up
- Explore a dystopian world full of mystery
- Battle an array of huge, fearsome bosses
- Loot, craft, and upgrade new weapons and armors
Feral Interactive announces the release of Total War: WARHAMMER
OS X. They support this with its own
where you can buy a copy, and this is also available
has the system requirements, and the
post on Steam
has further details, saying: "Fight for control of the Old
World in a spellbinding game of colossal battles, sophisticated tactics, and
relentless conquest. Total War: WARHAMMER comes to Mac in fearsome form using
Metal, Apple’s new graphics API."
Xbox Live's Major Nelson announces
the release of Voodoo Vince:
for Windows 10 and Xbox One as an "Xbox Play Anywhere" title.
This updates a platformer first release in 2003 with PC support and other
updates. Here's the description of the game:
The classic character
platformer is back for the first time in over 13 years, and now in glorious high
definition! Vince’s adventure takes him from the streets of New Orleans to the
depths of a Louisiana bayou to find the whereabouts of his keeper, Madam
Charmaine. In true voodoo style, Vince encounters and defeats quirky monsters
and villains … by kicking his own butt! By racing under a falling safe, jumping
into a high-speed blender, or leaping under falling rubble, Vince is sure to
defeat his enemies—all while managing to escape completely unscathed.
Well, "happy" tax day here in the States, where everyone has until midnight to
ensure their papers are in order. This normally takes place quite infamously on
April 15th, but the 15th falling on a Saturday pushes the deadline out a few
days. For the most part nobody looks forward to this, but if the quote usually
attributed to Benjamin Franklin about the inevitability of death and taxes is
true, then it beats the alternative.