is currently offering a 100% discount on Guns of Icarus Online
the game free until tomorrow afternoon (thanks the artist formerly known as
Batman). The game will be yours to keep, and fulfillment is a Steam key for
Windows, Linux, and macOS. Here's a refresher on the game:
Guns of Icarus
Online is the original PvP steampunk airship combat game that laid the
groundwork for the expanded Guns of Icarus experience, Guns of Icarus Alliance.
Slip the surly bonds of earth and take to the skies as a bold Captain, fearless
Gunner, or cunning Engineer. Raising the stakes on team-based PvP combat with an
emphasis on strategic competition and team play, Guns of Icarus Online is all
about teamwork, tactics, and fast-paced action. With a good ship and the right
crew, you can conquer the skies!
Rockstar Games announces
they are celebrating the fourth anniversary of the
release of Grand Theft Auto V
with a new update for GTA Online
with Halloween special events, new modes and t-shirts, the
Vigilante, and a $400K bribe just for logging in. Here are some details:
To celebrate four years of Southern San Andreas mayhem, we're offering up
a few treats to any and all players who log in to GTA Online at any point
through November 6th. Anyone who plays during the period will receive a
GTA$400,000 award that will be deposited in their Maze Bank account between
November 6th and 13th.
For costumed crazies roaming the streets in preparation for Halloween, not only
are Halloween Masks and Facepaint you know and love returning to Los Santos at a
25% discount, but we're slashing 25% off the Fränken Stange, the Lurcher and the
demonic LCC Sanctus, all returning as well. On top of these ghoulish tricks and
treats, all players will also be gifted a trio of classic in-game horror film
t-shirts for logging in: the Cheerleader Massacre 3 T-Shirt, the Vinewood Zombie
T-Shirt, and the Knife After Dark T-Shirt.
And as part of the four year GTA Online celebration, there is also an outrageous
selection of items on discount this weekend - everything from properties like
Hangars, Biker Clubhouses, Bunkers and Vehicle Warehouses - to select Super
cars, motorcycles like the Shotaro (remember to play Deadline to unlock this
bike!), Special Vehicles and Weaponized Vehicles, are on sale through October
A new post on
the Unknown Worlds website
notes the anniversary of Natural Selection 2
saying it's now five years since the release of this action/strategy sequel.
Unknown Worlds is celebrating the occasion with a sale covering
as well as the new
skin packs. This is all accompanied by the release of a version 319
"anniversary update," which marks the end of 32-bit support for the game, which
they say is freeing them up to make "more advanced updates to the game and
content within the game moving forward." Here's more on the anniversary and the
Happy 5th Anniversary to NS2! Five years ago… Wow saying
that makes me sit back in my chair a moment. It’s crazy to think that much time
has passed, it seems like only yesterday we launched. So much happened to make
the game become a reality even before release on Steam and even more has
We wanted to do something special for the Anniversary patch beyond just
celebrating and we think we have done just that for Update 319. To say this
update includes a lot of under the hood work would be an understatement. In
fact, Update 319 includes changes to over 80,000 lines of code. Ghoul has been
working for some time on making as much of the game code able to use LuaJIT as
possible. Taking advantage of this function allows for the code to run faster
and create a smoother experience for the user. These changes will not
necessarily add additional FPS, what it does do is help diminish the disparity
between what your FPS shows and how it feels.
A post on the
says the feedback from alpha testing is causing a
rework of this project from fledgling Amazon Game Studios. This seems to be a
response to a
rumor reported on Kotaku
saying the game "is essentially canceled but may
reemerge in some form later." The official news does not touch on the idea that
the game would be cancelled, saying they were discontinuing the alpha to make
some changes, saying they aren't sure how long this will take. Here's the post:
We wanted to inform you about an important change to our plans for Breakaway.
As you know, Breakaway was in Public Alpha from June to the end of September.
It’s thrilling to play and co-design the game with this fantastic community.
Your passion is one of the reasons we believe so strongly in Breakaway.
Over the course of the Alpha we received a lot of feedback from you that we’re
taking to heart. In order to get it right, we’re letting our team take the time
to iterate and evolve Breakaway’s core gameplay to deliver what you’ve asked
for. We aren’t sure how long this will take, but we think it’s the right thing
to do for the game, and you, the community.
We won’t be hosting Alpha matches during this time, but we still want to hear
your ideas for how to improve the game, and we’ll share our ideas for your
Thanks again for your continued passion!
The Breakaway Team
A new trailer
declares this "the future of sport" as developer Roll7 celebrates
this weekend's first round of testing of the sci-fi multiplayer sports game. Those interested in participating in future tests can register on
the Laser League website
. Word is:
"Compete in international stadiums for control of the spectacled pitch, and
eliminate rivals by activating powerful, neon-colored laser walls. Assemble a
team, combine classes and dominate the arena with teamwork, skill and
strategy." Continue here to read the full story
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition
is now available
, offering a bundle of the original version of this RPG along with
all of its post-release content. Here's
the launch trailer
here are the details:
Continue here to read the full story
Written in close collaboration with Reki Kawahara,
creator of the popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online, SWORD ART
ONLINE: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition brings back beloved characters Asuna,
Leafa, Silica, Lisbeth, and Sinon to join Kirito on his adventure through the
new Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG),
“Sword Art: Origin.” Players will choose up to three characters to join their
party as they explore the expansive world of Ainground, battling enemies and
taking on quests from the mysterious AI, Premiere.
In addition, SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition includes all
three chapters from the Abyss of the Shrine Maiden saga. Experience the
expansive story that put Kirito and friends in new areas and dungeons to unravel
the mysterious story behind the hooded character.
Bethesda Softworks announces the release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
the latest installment in this seminal first-person shooter series. The Windows
edition is available on
, offering the
welcome chance to punch some Nazis. There's an interesting element about this mentioned on
, where they note there's a "Vault" item on the menu with a
countdown that looks like it will hit zero on November 7th. Bethesda confirms
that this will mark the release of the game's first DLC, but they also add:
"There are a few extra surprises behind the vault door when the timer reaches
0." The previously released
the alternate-history setting of an occupied United States with a mix of
live-action and in-game footage. Here's word on how you can join the resistance
with either the standard or collector's edition of the game:
Continue here to read the full story
Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Wolfenstein® II: The
New Colossus™, developed by the award-winning team at MachineGames, is available
now for the Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos of the Wolfenstein
franchise to new heights. As BJ “Terror-Billy” Blazkowicz, players must unite a
rag-tag group of resistance fighters all striving toward one common goal:
kicking Nazis out of America.
“The Wolfenstein franchise is all about over-the-top action, combat and
storytelling,” said Jens Matthies, Creative Director at MachineGames. “With The
New Colossus, we pushed our creative boundaries even further, and we can’t wait
for players to finally experience the next chapter of this wild ride.”
Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit
the boldest resistance leaders left. Players will fight the Nazis in iconic
locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, quarantined New Orleans, and a
post-nuclear Manhattan. Armed with an impressive arsenal of fully upgradeable
retro sci-fi weaponry, including the all-new Dieselkraftwerk, players can
unleash new abilities to blast through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and
über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.
Also available today is the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Collector's
Edition, which includes a 1/6 scale 12-inch action figure of the game's Nazi-killin'
hero William Joseph "BJ" Blazkowicz, packaged in a premium, 1960s-style box. BJ
comes fully equipped to rally the Resistance and free America, with an arsenal
of accessories including four high-powered guns, a hatchet, and his bomber
jacket. This limited Collector's Edition also includes the eagerly awaited game
inside an exclusive metal case, and a 9"x14" Blitzmensch poster.
Steam News announces
the release of Assassin's
, offering the latest chance to travel through time and do some
serious killing. You can get a look at the assassination sequel in action in the
previously released launch
. They call the game a "new beginning," and offer the following
Continue here to read the full story
Ancient Egypt, a land of majesty and intrigue, is disappearing
in a ruthless fight for power. Unveil dark secrets and forgotten myths as you go
back to the one founding moment: The Origins of the Assassin’s Brotherhood.
A COUNTRY TO DISCOVER
Sail down the Nile, uncover the mysteries of the pyramids or fight your way
against dangerous ancient factions and wild beasts as you explore this gigantic
and unpredictable land.
A NEW STORY EVERY TIME YOU PLAY
Engage into multiple quests and gripping stories as you cross paths with strong
and memorable characters, from the wealthiest high-born to the most desperate
Experience a completely new way to fight. Loot and use dozens of weapons with
different characteristics and rarities. Explore deep progression mechanics and
challenge your skills against unique and powerful bosses.
is now available for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, offering the
latest installment in this sports simulation series.
This launch trailer
shows off the game's rough-and-tumble action, and the launch announcement covers
the video and the release:
Continue here to read the full story
Bigben and Eko Software are happy to reveal
RUGBY 18's launch trailer. The game is now available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One,
The most complete rugby videogame to date, RUGBY 18 captures the intensity of
the biggest games of the 2017-2018 season through its selection of 65 official
teams and more than 2,000 professional players from around the world:
- National teams : Australia (Wallabies), England, France,
Scotland, Wales, Italia, South Africa (Springboks), New Zealand (All
- Championships and their teams : TOP 14, PRO D2, PRO14, Aviva
RUGBY 18 features innovative gameplay that faithfully recreates every
situation in the game. The Career mode is ideal for leading your favourite club
to the top of the rankings, while the My Squad mode lets players assemble their
dream team. New challenges will also be offered each weekend via the Match of
Here's a new launch
for Spintires: MudRunner
, celebrating the upcoming release of this
off-road driving remake. The clip shows a lot of heavy vehicles attempting
touchy maneuvers, most with bad outcomes, like a skateboarding video. The game
is coming to Windows and consoles on Halloween, and the clip comes with this
outline of what to expect:
Continue here to read the full story
The Ultimate Off-Road Experience arrives on
consoles and PC on October 31
Spintires is an incredible off-road vehicle simulator, taking players on hostile
roads and harsh environments. Acclaimed for its immersive and accurate driving
and physics models, the first edition has captured over a million players on PC.
Today, discover the launch trailer of Spintires: MudRunner, the ultimate edition
of Spintires. Available on PC, and for the first time on PlayStation 4 and Xbox
One consoles, this version of Spintires offers new content and unique
experiences for a video game - It's a genre of its own, reinventing the rules
and offering new challenges for players looking for emergent encounters and
true-to-life off-roading situations.
With near-photorealistic graphics and incredible physics simulation, Spintires:
MudRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful off-road vehicles, and
challenges you to face extreme sandbox environments, with only a map, a compass
and your driving talents to survive!
Through numerous missions and challenges, off-road vehicle fans will enjoy
crossing mud, rivers with strong currents, and climb perilous peaks aboard their
4x4s, trucks and sturdy logistic vehicles designed to withstand the most extreme
conditions. Dedicated players and driving enthusiasts will appreciate the
hyper-realistic driving sensations thanks to an advanced physics engine,
including fuel simulation, a differential transmission system, soft-tire
simulation, as well as realistic interactions between vegetation, mud, water,
and your vehicle. Lastly, players looking for adventure and open environments
will love the freedom offered by the sandbox maps of the game – choose what path
to take, through difficult terrain, rivers, forests, swamps, mountains... nature
and its dangers will always put you to the test.
Spintires: MudRunner will release October 31 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Spintires owners benefit from an exclusive 50% discount on Steam, on top of the
10% off special offer for all preorders.
The Team Fortress 2 blog
Scream Fortress IX is now underway, offering the annual Halloween
celebration in Valve's multiplayer shooter. Here's the brief blurb:
your favorite classic Scream Fortress maps alongside
We've added free Halloween contracts and rewards to the ConTracker! Scream
Fortress IX runs through November 8, 2017.
Here's some sad news:
Xbox Live policy VP Stephen 'StepTo' Toulouse passed away
. Stephen was a
great influence on the gaming scene, and a link contributor to this site dating
back to the 20th century. That obit quotes his insightful law of ban protests:
"The more convoluted, overwrought and lengthy the protest of innocence, the
probability of it being bullshit approaches one." Condolences to Stephen's
friends and family.