The promised PC open beta for Call of Duty: WWII
is now underway
, offering the chance to check out the World War II shooter. The
Windows beta will continue until October 2nd, and the game is expected to fully
launch on November 3rd.
says they are soliciting feedback, and this
Steam Community Announcement
Hey PC community!
The Call of Duty: WWII PC Open Beta is now live! We know you’ll have comments
and feedback, and so we’re starting this thread as a place where you can tell us
what you think. In addition to Steam, we will continue to monitor Twitter, as
always, and will also be reading your comments on our official Reddit thread.
Don't hold back! Tell us what you think, but please keep it constructive and be
as specific as possible. Your feedback is crucial for us, and will help make
this game the best it can be for launch on November 3rd.
We have also set up a survey you can use to give us feedback on your overall
experience of the PC Open Beta. You can find that form here:
Thank you so much for your support, dedication, interest, and continued
feedback! Let’s have a great weekend and work constructively to make the most
incredible experience possible for PC players!
Let the PC Open Beta begin!
The Sledgehammer Games Dev Team
The free weekend for LawBreakers
is now underway
offering the chance to check out this multiplayer first person shooter from
Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Games.
from yesterday lays out the schedule and lays out the rules for
getting in on some free loot drops. Here's a description of the game:
Boss Key Productions’ LawBreakers, players can shoot, ski, grapple, fly, slide,
kick, slice, pulverize, blind-fire, wall-jump and more in this competitive,
gravity-defying multiplayer FPS that’s fun to pick up and a thrill to
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic
is now available for Windows and macOS
, offering the chance to relive the earliest days of the franchise
in this combination of RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
remastered by franchise creator Chris Sawyer.
has all the details:
Fans of the original PC sim can now
relive their fondest memories of the classic games as they create, customize and
run their own imaginative theme parks. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic has been
remastered by Chris Sawyer and the development team at Origin8 Technologies
Ltd., to include the greatest features from RCT 1 and RCT 2 and including
add-ons such as the Scenario Editor Toolkit, Wacky Worlds, and Time Twister
expansion packs into one tremendous new game.
To download RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on Steam, visit:
"When I created the RollerCoaster Tycoon series nearly two decades ago, I never
imagined that so many people all over the world would still enjoy the game
today," said Chris Sawyer, creator and producer of the RollerCoaster Tycoon
series. "It's also great to see that fans still appreciate the classic gameplay
of the two titles that started it all and I'm excited to deliver their best
combined features and content in the form of RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic to
CapCom Unity announces
plans to implement fan-requested changes into Dead
, their zombie-infested sequel. They say all owners of the game can
expect a free update on December 5th with the changes. Here's a bit:
fans have always been an important part of the Dead Rising series. From video
Let’s Plays, to cosplayers becoming Frank West, to the players who share all of
their feedback, our fans are a big part of what makes working on the series so
much fun. All fans have things they’d like to see improved in their favorite
games and we’ve been listening to our loyal Dead Rising fan base and have been
making improvements to Dead Rising 4 that will result in the game being even
better than before.
One important example was with the difficulty level of the game. The Dead Rising
series is associated with a high degree of difficulty and many players felt that
we let up on that a little too much in Dead Rising 4. Listening to that
feedback, the development team at Capcom Vancouver added two harder difficulty
modes as a free update to the game the month after launch.
Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer LGM Games announce a new Cycle of
DLC is coming to Starpoint Gemini Warlords
on October 5th, saying this
is their biggest content expansion ever. They offer
look, and a bunch of details:
Continue here to read the full story
The Cycle of Warfare DLC brings several features that dramatically expand the
game with over 100 hours of additional conquest and scenario gameplay. In this
new expansion, players will be able to start their conquest over the Gemini
system as one of three established factions, each with their own rivals and
advantages: Iolian Pact, Korkyra, and Outerlands.
In addition, two new challenge scenarios are included. Play as the A'shriari,
the unforgiving alien race bent on humanity's extinction, or choose the life of
an ambitious privateer and lead your clan to wealth and glory. Both challenges
modify the game's rules in different ways, moving away from empire management
towards riskier gameplay.
The A'shriari are convinced that the only way to complete victory is a brutal
scorched-earth military strategy. In the A'shriari scenario players will be able
- Fly and command capital ships of an exclusive new alien ship line, from
gunships to carriers;
- Vanquish all human life from the Gemini system by shutting down all of
- Fire a massive weapon directly from their mothership, burning planets
and vaporizing all means of sustaining life.
These conquest scenarios can be easily modified in-game to allow the players
to customize their own starting advantage as they see fit.
Owners of the base game will also discover new content such as encounters with
rare enemy alien ships that will drop epic equipment.
- Five new playable factions: Iolian Pact, Korkyra, Outerlands, A'shriari,
- Three new conquest scenarios
- Two new challenge scenarios
- New ship line, a new weapon and new ability (as the A'shriari)
the next couple of days, concluding a week of free play for the team arena
brawler that we failed to mention before now (sorry about that). Here's word on
the chance to try the game for free, get in on some special Halloween content,
and potentially buy it for half off:
Stunlock Studios, the developer of
the anticipated PvP arena brawler, Battlerite, invites players to participate in
an upcoming Halloween Event. Starting tomorrow, September 29th, and stretching
throughout five consecutive weeks, players will enjoy a spooky Halloween theme
packed with unique Halloween weapons for all champions, creepy avatars, mounts
and four brand new legendary outfits. Players can get their hands on Halloween
items by purchasing Creepy Chests with in-game currency.
Players are also welcome to join the last few days of Battlerite’s Free Week and
play the game completely for free. In addition, until October 1st 1pm Pacific,
anyone can get Battlerite on Steam Early Access with 50% discount for $9.98,
€9,98, £7,49. Players who buy into the Early Access receive all current and
future champions for free, forever!
Finnish developer Combo Breaker announces early access to Sociable Soccer
will get underway on October 12th.
celebrates the news, and here are some details:
Legendary football game
designer Jon Hare in partnership with “class act” Finnish studio Combo Breaker,
today announced that Sociable Soccer, their much anticipated, fast-paced, arcade
take on the beautiful game, will launch on October 12th on Steam Early Access.
Easy to play and hard to master with a single player campaign mode, classic
local multiplayer and online multiplayer available from launch and a 30,000
player card collecting online team mode in the works. Sociable Soccer is a
perfect blend of the instant playability of yesteryear and the power of modern
The team also released a new mini trailer to celebrate the announcement that can
be viewed on Youtube:
“We’re hugely excited to be launching on Steam Early Access. This is the first
step towards our vision of a new, truly cross-platform, online and offline
football action game,” said Hare, also referencing the console, mobile and
various VR platforms to follow. “Steam Early Access will help us to tweak
gameplay, introduce more game modes and respond to fan feedback.”
Steam News announces
the release of Total War:
, the second installment in Creative Assembly's trilogy of
strategy games based on Games Workshop's fantasy franchise. Word is: "Sequel to
the award-winning Total War: WARHAMMER, Total War: WARHAMMER II introduces a
breathtaking campaign of exploration, expansion and conquest across The New
World." A new Enter the
celebrates the launch with a cinematic look at the game, and
it looks like there's still time to get a free copy of the
Norsca DLC for the first Total War- WARHAMMER
as an early adopter bonus.
Here's more on the game:
Continue here to read the full story
Total War: WARHAMMER II is a strategy game of
titanic proportions. Choose from four unique, varied factions and wage war your
way – mounting a campaign of conquest to save or destroy a vast and vivid
This is a game of two halves – one a turn-based open-world campaign, and the
other intense, tactical real-time battles across the fantastical landscapes of
the New World.
Play how you choose – delve into a deep engrossing campaign, experience
unlimited replayability and challenge the world in multiplayer with a custom
army of your favourite units. Total War: WARHAMMER II offers hundreds of hours
of gameplay and no two games are the same.
Shapeways Magazine announces
that 3D printing company Shapeways is
partnering with Valve to offer the opportunity to legally sell your own
merchandise based on Valve properties. This program is already underway, and
they are highlighting the best offerings in a
Shapeways + Valve Hub
though sadly no one has yet figured out a way to 3D print hats. Here's the deal:
We’re incredibly excited to announce that, thanks to a first-of-its kind
program, Valve and Shapeways are partnering up to empower our communities of
creators to make and sell 3D printed, gamer-created merchandise and
accessories based on Valve’s games and hardware.
Starting today, you can take advantage of a new Valve licensing agreement on
Shapeways. This will not only allow you to create merch around any of Valve’s
games and game assets, but also mods and accessories for
hardware like the
Steam Controller and Steam Link.
For Shapeways designers, this means that the Valve and Steam game communities
will now have access to your products, and you can advertise and promote your
Valve-related products anywhere you like.
For Valve games’ fans and Steam hardware users, we’re here to help you take your
help you take your fan art into the physical world, whether you’re just
design for 3D printing, or have a
whole set of heroes ready to bring to life.
But the really revolutionary part of this partnership is how
easy it is for you to licence your products. You just upload your model to
your shop (as always, make sure to use tags and accurate descriptions to make
sure shoppers can find you), and you will automatically be prompted to opt in.
You’ll have the option to opt out of the license if you get the prompt in error.
Once you opt in, you’re good to go. No other approvals needed. No takedowns,
no missed revenue. We’ll automatically deduct a 10% royalty from sales of
merchandise connected to the game franchises and send them to Valve. No
royalties are deducted on accessories developed for Steam hardware. And that’s
We’ll feature the best of your Valve and Steam-related designs on the
Shapeways + Valve hub, and we’ll be promoting some of your most amazing
designs in Shapeways Magazine and on social media. We’re already seeing some
cool merch inspired by DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress
2, and Portal, but we know you’re just getting started.
We’re thrilled to be able to create a way to reward your creativity while
unlocking the incredible potential of Valve’s fandoms. Check out our
Valve hub for inspiration and all the nitty-gritty details of how the
license works. Then, show us what you can do!
Developer Oudidon and publisher Playdius announce an October 18th release date
for Brakes Are for Losers
, the top-down racing game that reveals its old-school
sensibilities right there in the title.
E3 shows off the game's throwback arcade style, and word is it will feature
equally fanciful environments: "It offers 10 unique tracks inspired by the pop
culture of the 80’s and 90’s and full of funny details and surprising events.
Each track takes you to a different setting, from peaceful caribbean island to
hellish underground, from fabulous Las Vegas all the way to the Moon!" Continue here to read the full story