On October 21, 2015, of course
On October 21, 2015, the date Marty McFly went to in Back to the Future Part II, Rocket League will be getting some movie-flavored DLC. The DeLorean and a "Burnt Rubber" rocket trail will be added into the game for a me...
'Unlocking level system is [archaic]'
If the (expected) seven hours it takes to finish Call of Duty: Black Ops III's single-player campaign is too much of a time commitment, note that you can just skip right on to the end of the game. (And if you're on PS3 or 360...
Burn it all to the ground
No! No, no, no! We were doing so well, Star Wars Battlefront. We had that open beta that anyone could play, with nothing locked behind a pre-order wall. Gameplay looked like fun, and we got a bunch of amusing clips out of it....
America's Army: Proving Grounds
America's Army: Proving Grounds, the official game of the United States Army. Ahem. The official game of the United States Army. Official game of the United States Army. Official game of the United States Army. Is out of beta...
At GDC this year, Phil Spencer announced that sometime in 2015 people would be able to use their Xbox One controllers wirelessly on their PC. It seems as if Windows 10 was a big part of those plans. Now that the operating sys...
Story mode cast, latest gameplay
Star Citizen, the massively crowd-funded, ambitious space game, has seen a rough patch this year of missed release windows and a more recent lawsuit threats against a media outlet, but there's also a video game in developmen...
I could go for some jerked kobe
NBA 2K16's been out for a while now and since both baseball season and football season are already over and there's nothing to watch, here is a collection of things people have shared from NBA 2K16 that have amused me over the past two weeks.
Here's a cheeky, old man Kobe stealing a high five.
The closest we'll get to a sequel
Windjammers on the Neo Geo has to be probably one of my favorite multiplayer experiences of all time. Unfortunately if you'd like to actually play it today it's going to cost you hundreds of dollars as well as a plethora of ...
The Overlord series again makes a trip to Hell in little more than a week. Kind of sudden, eh? Extended stays in the Underworld aren't things that get rigorously planned out and marked on calendars for months to come.
More time to test their server load
Star Wars Battlefront kicked off its beta last week, and is currently still running. It was supposed to end today actually, but publisher Electronic Arts has revealed that the program will be extended until Tuesday.
Press Right Click to Callum
Funcom has released a behind-the-scenes video showcasing gameplay of upcoming horror game, The Park.
Funcom's first foray into single-player storytelling for a decade, The Park tells the tale of Lorraine, a "rough around the edges" mother looking for her missing son, Callum. The search takes her through the environs of a creepy-ass Amusement Park.
Can not use HUMAN REMAINS
I've never played the original System Shock. I understand how important it was to the RPG and FPS genres as a whole, but I was five years old when it came out, which is slightly too young to appreciate it. I've played the sec...
Interstellar small business woes
I’ve always loved space truckers. Working Joes plugging away at what amounts to a mundane job for them in a fantastic sci-fi setting that seems crazy to us terrestrial-bound 21st century cavemen. I also harbor great aff...
In video form
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be ready for your nasty hands in a month. Brett had some time with it at gamescom, and came away feeling that it was "just as cinematic, dramatic, and action-filled as we'd expect," which, as...
Thank the Force
Enjoying that Battlefront beta? It seems like plenty of people are thrilled to play in a Star Wars universe that looks as good as this one does. Bear with me here, but Battlefront has a pleasant charm to it if...
Learn from the best
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game about defusing bombs. And teamwork.
One person is presented with a randomized bomb that no one else can see or touch. The other players are blind, but they have access to the game's ...
Eight years after episode two
Valve has apparently pushed a file to Dota 2 Reborn called "hl3.txt" that includes a bunch of code that can be viewed here. Most interesting are the references to virtual reality, procedural generation, and what looks li...
Good clips from the Battlefront beta
I always imagined he'd go out with a bang. You know, something real epic. He's done so much Big Stuff in his life, it feels like he deserves to go out like a hero.
Well, all that hopping is pretty heroic, I guess. Springy little bastard.
Battleborn technical test
On PC, PS4, and Xbox One
You know Gearbox's Shift? It's that service Borderlands players signed up for in order to get keys to the golden chests in Sanctuary and Concordia. It also probably watches you sleep and alerts Randy Pitchford any time you sa...
But it's not quite ready to play
Prepare to die again, this time in a possibly buggy fashion. From Software is conducting a network stress test for Dark Souls III on PlayStation 4 in the very near future. This amounts to an open-ish beta, and the barrie...
Game with the Dtoid Community!
Our own very lovely, community member Glowbear has written a book. Titled Magpies and Shifty Sheep, the book is available on Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to Cancer research. Go support Glowie and help fight cancer. Unless you like cancer? DO YOU LIKE CANCER? I dated a cancer once, weird girl but she grew on me. Let's go play some games together!
It's not over yet, Snake
I've spent a considerable amount of time this week with Metal Gear Online, and despite my initial positive impressions, I'm having some big-picture issues.
In short, I'm not sure how long this train is going to be chugging along, especially when you take Konami's recent history into account.
They're no longer stress-free machines
Remember the retro days where console games worked, and they couldn't be patched (and subsequently fixed?). Yep, I do, but I was also a PC gamer during that same time period -- I had the good fortune of meeting friends from a...
What did they expect?
In case you haven't heard, Riot Games recently ended its sponsorship with G2A, a third-party key distribution site -- a move G2A calls "heavy-handed and potentially damaging." The thing is, this partnership ended in part due ...
Trooper or a rebel?
Electronic Arts are opening more PC servers to cope with demand for the Star Wars: Battlefront open beta.
In a recent tweet, the official Star War: Battlefront said that owing to "a lot of interest around the beta," it will s...
Open the door, get on the floor...
Ark: Survival Evolved has been a bit of a runaway success. Adding dinosaurs to normal survival game mechanics obviously appealed to a lot of people.
So many people, in fact, that developer Studio Wildcard has announced on its...
I don't understand what's going on with Laura's dual hairstyle and likely never will. But it doesn't even matter! She's still a cool addition to the Street Fighter V roster.
We already showed you her debut trailer, so how abo...
Or is it all satire?
Having never heard of Elysian Shadows -- a 2D RPG that was Kickstarted for PC, mobile, Ouya, and even Dreamcast -- I stumbled across the above video of one of the developers, Falco Girgis, seemingly going off. Apparentl...
And that's not all
Yacht Club Games has hit some snags with the retail versions of Shovel Knight.
For starters, the studio has abandoned plans for a physical copy on Xbox One this holiday. "We really gave it our best effort, but unfortunately, ...
You always need a spooky forest
Killing Floor 2's last major update brought two new maps, two new perks, and all sorts of necessary improvements. It's still in Steam Early Access, and each chunk of new content is bringing it closer to full release.