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Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

Here's how squads and iron sights will function in Rising Storm 2: Vietnam


Help your dang squad, Rambo
Jan 23
// Zack Furniss
Last week, Tripwire Interactive began to talk about Rising Storm 2: Vietnam after announcing it at E3. Now it is further elaborating on the squad and firefight mechanics that it mentioned in the previous update. As far a...
Warhammer 40,000 photo
Warhammer 40,000

Space Hulk: Deathwing looks really cool


Good genes
Jan 22
// Jordan Devore
In recent years, a bunch of different games have drawn from Games Workshop properties. Some were good. Many weren't. I have long since learned to not get too invested pre-release. It's just easier that way. But there is one...
Destiny Valentine's photo
Destiny Valentine's

Love is in the air for Destiny's Crimson Days


Valentine's Day-themed event
Jan 21
// Darren Nakamura
After a long holiday, Bungie is back to work this week. For the first update of the new year, Destiny will be adding an event not unlike the Festival of the Lost from Halloween. Except since this one is coming in February, it...
Far Cry Primal trailer photo
Far Cry Primal trailer

Drink eyeballs, get power: Far Cry Primal introduces its main character


Be on the look out for lil dicks
Jan 20
// Steven Hansen
Ubisoft has cut a new trailer for next month's Far Cry Primal, which you can read about in-depth over at Brett's preview from last month. The short of it: Far Cry's wanton violence contextualized in the brutal Stone Age inst...
Rides With Strangers photo
Rides With Strangers

Wanna feel uncomfortable? Look at Rides With Strangers' Kickstarter


People are strange
Jan 18
// Zack Furniss
When I hunt for news, most of what I find doesn't make me bat an eye. Reflect Studios' Rides With Strangers showed me that I wasn't as jaded as I thought. Playing as Elora, a college graduate pursuing her dream job, your...
Dying Light: The Followin photo
Dying Light: The Followin

Here's how bounties work in Dying Light: The Following


Community challenges!
Jan 18
// Zack Furniss
Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is just around the corner, and Techland has released a video detailing the new Bounty system. There are three types that are unlocked after finishing the main story: Basic Bo...
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam photo
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam aims to improve squad functionality and firefights


Easier to join up with friends
Jan 17
// Zack Furniss
We haven't heard much about Tripwire Interactive's Rising Storm 2: Vietnam since it was announced at E3 last year, as the developer been concentrating on Killing Floor 2. In what Tripwire says is the "start of many ...
Doom photo
Doom

John Romero's body grew back so he could make a new DOOM level


21 years later!
Jan 15
// Zack Furniss
Even though John Romero (who you should know as the co-creator of DOOM) lost his body in the creation of the second game in that series, he's since found a way to regenerate his flesh. After performing this unexpected ph...
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Call of Duty sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is 2015's best-seller, series tops 250 million sold


Racking up quite a phone bill
Jan 15
// Steven Hansen
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launched November 6. That means that is was for sale for less than two months in 2015. Despite this, Black Ops III was the best-selling video game of 2015 according to NPD data. While NPD data only...
Lovely Planet Arcade photo
Lovely Planet Arcade

Super cute, super tough Lovely Planet is getting a sequel


Don't be fooled by the cheerful graphics
Jan 15
// Ben Davis
A sequel was just announced for Lovely Planet, the deceptively adorable, exceedingly difficult first-person shooter from indie developer Quicktequila that released on Steam in 2014. The sequel, called Lovely Planet Arcade, cl...
Respawn photo
Respawn

Titanfall dev working on 'new 3rd person action/adventure IP'


Job listing for unannounced project
Jan 12
// Steven Hansen
Titanfall's coming up on two years old, huh? While all the AI robots toil away on deserted servers, developer Respawn is hard at work on Titanfall 2, which may find better longevity while no longer an Xbox console exclusive. ...
Hardline Getaway DLC photo
Hardline Getaway DLC

Battlefield Hardline gets Getaway DLC, if anyone's playing


Don't ax me no questions
Jan 07
// Steven Hansen
Sure, everyone's busying themselves on Battlefield: Star Wars, who wants to mess with a year-old, Visceral-developed Battlefield Hardline? Some people, maybe, as EA's Night at the Roxbury is still getting support. The Getawa...
Rainbow Six Siege photo
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege is getting better hit registration


Update 1.2 is live on PC
Jan 07
// Jordan Devore
As it stands, Rainbow Six Siege is at the top of my "eventually!" list. While plenty of people seem to be enjoying the game as it stands, I'm fine waiting for Ubisoft to push out more patches. The latest update was released t...
Far Cry Primal co-op photo
Far Cry Primal co-op

Far Cry Primal won't have any co-op


Prehistoric Hurk or we riot
Jan 07
// Nic Rowen
You won't be playing with anyone other than tigers, wolves, and whatever beasts are in Far Cry Primal. Community manager Jason Paradise confirmed on the game's Steam forum that Far Cry Primal is going to be a single...
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CS:GO

The bans given to CS:GO match-fixers last year are permanent


Cheaters never prosper
Jan 06
// Joe Parlock
Just over a year ago, Valve and eSports Entertainment Association shook the Counter-Strike scene by dishing out bans to a whole load of high-profile players who were caught match-fixing. Duc ‘cud’ Pham, Derek &lsq...
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Halo: Reach

Halo Reach on Xbox One has a crummy framerate


Halo on Xbox One is 1 for 3
Dec 29
// Mike Cosimano
When Halo: Reach was added to the Xbox One backward compatibility list, I was mondo excited. Reach is easily my favorite Halo game, with a campaign that eschewed complex mythology in favor of atmosphere and more accessib...
Perfect Dark photo
Perfect Dark

Here's a fun behind-the-scenes look at Perfect Dark's development


Break out the expansion pak
Dec 24
// Zack Furniss
I haven't played Perfect Dark since it released over fifteen years ago, so I hold it in my memory as some mythical, flawless creation. I thought I wanted to preserve that and never play it again, but then Rare had t...
Battlefront TFA photo
Battlefront TFA

Battlefront probably isn't getting any content from The Force Awakens


Damn, I wanted one of the new X-Wings
Dec 24
// Nic Rowen
While it would already seem like EA missed the boat if they were planning on adding anything based on The Force Awakens to Battlefront, a recent tweet put the final nail in that space coffin. Responding to a Twitter user aski...
TF2 update photo
TF2 update

Sick of playing Team Fortress 2? Tough break


The ride never ends
Dec 18
// Nic Rowen
When was the last time you played Team Fortress 2? During the Gun Mettle event way back in the summer? Maybe when they introduced that weird sports mode a few months back? During Halloween? This very morning in your little Py...
CS:GO photo
CS:GO

Valve is undoing weapon tweaks that broke Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Never mess with Counter-Strike balance
Dec 17
// Joe Parlock
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a finely tuned, tightly balanced game. While on the whole that’s a good thing, it does make the game a house of cards: when things go even slightly wrong it can throw the entire game ...
New FPS photo
New FPS

Moving Hazard is your tropical brown alternative to the new Resident Evil


First-person zombie shooter
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
The next Resident Evil game is a quick, almost Counter-Strike-esque competitive third-person shooter where zombies act as mere environmental hazards as you work to kill other gas-mask-faced men. Moving Hazard, shown in alpha...
Halo 5 update photo
Halo 5 update

Huge Halo 5 update adds Forge mode, maps, and weapons


Scroll down for the gif!
Dec 16
// Jordan Devore
Forge mode wasn't ready in time for Halo 5: Guardians' launch, but it's here now. The map creation sandbox debuts with some 1,700 objects and will continue to change as 343 Industries takes in feedback from players. Knowing h...
Rainbow Six photo
Rainbow Six

A new patch is bringing 4K to Rainbow Six Siege


There's also some less flashy updates
Dec 16
// Laura Kate Dale
Rainbow Six Siege has been out on PC for a little while now, and has been happily chugging along with merely very, very high definition textures. Somehow, it has been getting along just fine with only 1080p visuals, which we ...
Battlefield photo
Battlefield

Battlefield 4 The Legacy Operations DLC out today


EA rolls out new patch
Dec 15
// Vikki Blake
The latest Battlefield 4 patch rolls out today. Consequently, the multiplayer servers will be offline for up to an hour on each platform. The PC version rolls out at 08.00 UTC, PlayStation 4 09.00 UTC, Xbox One 10.00 UTC, Pla...
Turok photo
Turok

Night Dive's Turok re-release hits PC this week


Boom boom acka lacka lacka boom
Dec 14
// Jordan Devore
I tried to play Turok once, and only once, back when I was still in grade school. My friend and I rented the game for N64 because 1) the box art was cool and b) he was into violent games. But shortly after getting back to ...
GITS:SAC-FAO photo
GITS:SAC-FAO

Play class-based Ghost in the Shell shooter now on early access


GITS:SAC-FAO on Steam
Dec 14
// Steven Hansen
That Ghost in the Shell shooter I keep talking about, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online (GITS:SAC-FAO for short), is finally playable in its Early Access period on Steam or through Nexon's launch...
Star Citizen mad money photo
Star Citizen mad money

Space epic Star Citizen hits $100 million in crowdfunding


How about tossing a few bucks my way...
Dec 14
// Steven Hansen
The ambitious, multi-faceted space epic Star Citizen has hit a hell of a new milestone, crossing $100 million in crowdfunding. The project was just at $50 million one year and two months ago. A year before that, it sat at $15...
Battlefield photo
Battlefield

DICE reveals what game it's working on next


Some team members remain on Battlefront
Dec 14
// Vikki Blake
Development director Dan Vanderlind has confirmed that DICE is working on an all-new Battlefield game. Though he didn't go into the details of what the new project entails, he did confirm that though some team members are staying on to continue working on Star Wars Battlefront, he has moved onto the next Battlefield instalment.  What are you hoping to see in the next Battlefield?
Halo 5 update photo
Halo 5 update

Halo 5 is getting advanced control options


Customize look acceleration, dead zones
Dec 12
// Jordan Devore
A legitimate reason to use a Christopher Walken header image? Today is a good day. There's more to next week's update for Halo 5: Guardians than Forge mode, maps, and REQs. The game is also expanding its control options. You'...
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

The Cartographer's Gift update for Halo 5: Guardians launches next week


Plus the return of Forge
Dec 10
// Joe Parlock
After announcing it at this year’s Game Awards, 343 Industries has released a whole load of details about the upcoming Cartographer’s Gift update for Halo 5: Guardians. The update features the return of the popul...

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