COMMANDER’S LOG: SPACE TIME 9333333333333-[[[[[CHECKSUM ERROR:ℂlⓞ匚Ҝ’𝐒 Ｂ𝓸ⓁĻ𝓞𝓬ⓚ𝕤єᵈ}}#….[ Alice B: Oh no. I’m back here. It takes me a minute to work out where “here” is, but my hindbrain’s way ahead of me, already shuddering in revulsion. I’m in the bloody spider. Or rather, the gigantic vessel that looked like one. The name comes to my
Now that our console cousins are traipsing all over Death Stranding, the mystery of what it even is has lifted: it’s mostly a game about having a nice hike, trying to keep your balance and not to stack it down a hill because of your comically large backpack. I’m well up for a careful walk.
I’ve been thinking a lot about “weird games” lately. When folks call things weird it seems to be a shortcut for saying, “this is different from what I usually experience, and was, therefore, unexpected.” Sometimes it is dismissive, sometimes it is contentious, sometimes ‘weird’ is worn as a badge of honour. In a past life,
Divinity: Original Sin 2 has had a couple of free Gift Bags drop already. Think of them as small mutators that add little features to the base game which you can toggle on or off. The first bag added new customisation options and a respec mirror onboard the Lady Vengeance. Bag two had herb gardens,
Trying to find good gaming mouse if you’re left-handed is still a trying experience in this day and age. Sure, there are growing numbers of ambidextrous mice out there, such as our best gaming mouse champ the Asus ROG Pugio and Steelseries Sensei 310, but they pale in comparison to the number of right-handed mice.
Following the departure of chairman Shawn Layden, Sony has named Hermen Hulst, Guerilla Games’ director and co-founder, as the new head of Worldwide Studios and will be tasked to oversee software development across Sony’s 14 internal game studios. Guerilla promoted three people as co-studio directors: Michiel van der Leeuw, who was the technical director, Angie
Reports of class warfare in Fallout 76 were probably overblown, but far from fabricated. The recent introduction of Fallout 1st, a paid subscription service offering cosmetics, conveniences and (not-so) private servers, has created something of a rift. At first that just meant the odd subscriber got attacked by people in bear costumes. Now the subscribers
Terry Bogard, the baseball cap-loving combatant from SNK’s Fatal Frame and King of Fighters series, is now available as a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo also released update 6.0.0., which brings hero balance tweaks, item adjustments, and new spirits in the Vault. Battle Arena also received a number of new features, including
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Robocode is a coding game about telling your little robot exactly how to move, dodge, aim, shoot, and assess its situation so that it can destroy all opposing robots in the arena. It’s also a game
Digital subscribers to Game Informer can now learn all about Blizzard’s new slate of games announced at this year’s BlizzCon! Following last week’s cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsers, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by
Developer: Frontier DevelopmentsPublisher: Frontier Developments Release: Out nowOn: WindowsFrom: SteamPrice: £35/$45/€45 Planet Zoo is a game where you can build your own zoo. It’s buggy, intermittently opaque, frequently saccharine, and – barring an eleventh hour miracle – it’s my undisputed game of the year. Because here’s the thing: it’s a game where you can build
I understand that Obsidian fans are sort of using the existence of The Outer Worlds to dunk on Fallout 76 (because OW is the real successor to New Vegas, right?). But before it was ammunition in a weeing contest, the game was a first-person space RPG where you did a shoot at extremely angry lizards.
If you’ve played one of Overwatch’s lore PvE events, you probably know what to expect from the bulk of the new stuff that’s unique in Overwatch 2. The mostly-sequel format of its release means that a cleaner UI, new heroes, and a new map type will be added to the first game at the same
The worthiest reticules of all time The best shooters endure. While other genres warp beyond recognition, there is something solid about the first-person shooter that makes it as dependable as a nice big AK-47. Maybe it’s the gung-ho simplicity – look down a barrel and pull the trigger. It’s as fun to fire a double-barrelled
During the opening ceremonies of BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard announced both a new game mode and expansion for Hearthstone, its premiere strategy card game. Focusing on the fierce winged beasts, Descent of Dragons will feature dragons from Azeroth’s storied history. The newest expansion features 135 new cards for players to experiment with, along with a new Hero Card featuring Galakrond.
Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan closed out BlizzCon’s opening ceremony with a lengthy look at Overwatch 2, the sequel that has both been long been rumored and, more recently, the subject of numerous leaks. Overwatch 2 is a full sequel that offers new PvP modes AND a new PvE component that is divided into two
While celebrating the 15-year anniversary of World of Warcraft today at BlizzCon 2019, the company also unveiled World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, an expansion coming in 2020 (the game can be pre-purchased now). Dead souls are no longer going to their appropriate resting place in the Shadowlands, but are instead being fed into The Maw thanks
For this issue, Game Informer is going big with four different covers. This year marks possibly the biggest BlizzCon in Blizzard’s history, showing off a multitude of high-profile projects. As a result, we’ve got an issue packed with exclusive deep dives and information on not one, but four different games. We visited the developer’s Irvine,
I wonder what the last “AI does a thing” headline will ever be. The one Google DeepMind are imagining, on their quest to create a genuine general intelligence, is something like “AI can do everything far better than you, nuh nuh”. By their measure, their AI AlphaStar has climbed one more rung towards that goal
On December 20, the long-awaited Netflix adaptation, starring Man of Steel’s Henry Cavil, finally arrives. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s influential novels, The Witcher will cover material prior to the beloved CD Projekt Red games – meaning both fans of the games and newcomers will have something fresh to look forward to. Check out the enticing
It’s Halloween! We’ve put the Hivemind Of Horror into a spooky jar of bubbling green liquid, and it’ll be pumping horror-themed articles onto the site today. Do you struggle with horror games? Me too. I could list exceptions. System Shock 2, or the good Aliens Vs Predator (even after months of playing it, getting caught
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Themed Game Product Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. It’s a name I’d come up with in a list of extremely generic titles for a joke. What were they thinking? Fantasy Wars is both about as generic as it sounds, and… that’s
EA and Valve are partnering up to put both games and EA Access (EA’s subscription service) on Steam. The first big drop for this initiative is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Steam, launching on November 15. A glance at the title’s Steam page seems to indicate that users opting in on Steam will still need to
Can’t Stop Playing is our monthly celebration of a game we’re loving. This time we have been buried under the pixel avalanches of physicsy roguelike Noita. Watch out for more articles on it throughout the month. Castle Shotgun has been ringing with the sound of spells, explosions, and squelching purple monsters thank to the chaotic
Death Stranding developer Kojima Productions has announced that the title is coming to PC some time next summer, and it’ll be published by 505 Games. Kojima Productions made the announcement via twitter, and currently there are no other details regarding any possible additional content or enhancements for the PC version. We’ll have our review of the PS4
Although we won’t be able to play Crusader Kings 3 until next year, last weekend I got to try the next best thing – a massive game of Crusader Kings 2 without a single PC involved. As part of the celebrations at PDXcon, Paradox turned the interior of the Nalepastrasse radio station (formerly the broadcast
If you’ve not been following PC games goings-on across the week, catch up on some of the big stories quick in our noncomprehensive Weekly News Digest. I’ve slipped in a few things we haven’t already posted about, and do also read The Updates Update for some of the week’s notable patches and updates. In this
Pack your thermals: Monster Hunter: World‘s Iceborne expansion now has a PC release date of January 9th, 2020. While console Monster Hunters got Iceborne at the tail end of summer in September, when the frozen land of Hoarfrost Reach might have offered welcome respite from the searing sun, it’ll be proper cold all-round for us.
The latest patch for Teamfight Tactics didn’t change a lot, but there is a bit of a resurgence of the Yordles Shapeshifters comp. So to that end, we thought we’d start again with the TFT best comps list for the current patch – 9.21. The TFT comps guide will have a list of the best comps in