October 2017 Archive

    1. Premature Evaluation: Sunless Skies
    2. Star Wars Battlefront 2 reworking loot crates
    3. World of Final Fantasy catches 'em all on PC next month
    4. Five alternative Halloween treats
    5. Horror walk-o-story Marginalia remade and respookified
    6. Doki Doki Literature Club is a hidden horror game for the internet age
    7. Feed the fishies in local multiplayer game FEED
    8. Resi 7 bids fond farewell with duelling DLCs
    9. Scream Fortress IX brings back every Halloween TF2 event
    10. Have You Played... Lone Survivor?
    11. Night In The Woods getting director's cut in December
    12. Spintires: MudRunner splats out
    13. Dota 2 adds two new heroes in Duelling Fates update
    1. A guide to Destiny 2's endgame
    2. EVE developers CCP pulling out of VR
    3. Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris expansion announced
    4. Guacamelee! 2 bringing more luchador action to 2018
    5. Have You Played… Line Rider?
    6. Humble's Haunted Halloween sale ends this week, surprisingly
    7. Spelunky 2 is happening
    8. Let's machina: Our proudest Opus Magnum machines
    9. Report: Visceral's Star Wars was all sorts of troubled
    10. Minecraft Winton gets Stranger Things skin pack
    11. Clickuorice Allsorts: the bugged humanoid animals of Assassin's Creed Origins
    12. Steam Charts: Everything Old Is New Again Edition
    13. Rust gets spoOoOoky with Halloween frights
    1. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. I love Kingdom Come: Deliverance's skill trees
    2. Making a green utopia in Cities: Skylines - Green Cities
    3. Sea Of Thieves' latest alpha makes piracy more sociable
    4. Steam's Halloween Sale is great for grand strategy
    5. Unknown Pleasures: the best new indie games on Steam
    6. Destiny 2 players will get 'better rewards' from Strikes and PvP, says Bungie
    7. Vampire-slaying roguelike Golden Krone Hotel released
    8. Nvidia's GTX 1070Ti is arriving next week for £420 / $449
    9. Vaulting and climbing are coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds test servers next week
    10. Mass Effect: Annihilation is a tie-in novel that will reveal the fate of the Quarians and Elcor
    11. Have You Played... Daley Thompson's Decathlon?
    12. Assassin's Creed Origins has bugs, crashes and fixes
    13. The Amazing Eternals cancelled 2 months after its debut
    14. Old Battlefield games re-killed after EA's legal warning
    15. Absolver dons its Halloween mask in prestigious update
    16. The Flare Path: Persian Potpourri
    17. The Foxer
    18. Kingdom Come: Deliverance's latest video breaks down the combat system
    19. Darkest Dungeon gets a new hero: the Shieldbreaker
    20. Ultra-violent Nazi shooter Wolfenstein II is out now
    1. Destiny 2 feels most at home on PC
    2. Engare is a beautiful puzzle game of Islamic art and spirographs
    3. Death's Cold Embrace: Thief 2's new fan-made campaign
    4. Outcast: Second Contact is just three weeks away
    5. Steam curators will soon be able to embed videos
    6. The Colonists is a settlement building game with cute robots, coming to Early Access
    7. GOG's Halloween Sale is live, adds games to Connect
    8. AMD's Ryzen Mobile chips are finally coming to laptops
    9. Podcast: Guilty pleasures and Opus Magnum
    10. Tabletop publisher Fantasy Flight Games has opened a digital studio
    11. Steam introduces digital gift cards and a lot of hassle
    12. The Mummy Demastered crawls out of its sarcophagus
    13. Wot I Think: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
    14. Have You Played… Samurai Lantern?
    15. Clickuorice Allsorts: The frying pan of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds wasn’t supposed to be bulletproof
    16. Total War: Warhammer 2's Mortal Empires and Blood for the Blood God DLC is out today
    17. Amid Evil aims to be a spiritual successor to Heretic
    18. Body vs games
    19. Assassin's Creed Origins is a world of delicate details
    20. Mega Man Maker rebrands, upgrades and expands
    21. Jack and Casie turns Resident Evil 4's inventory Tetris into an action puzzle
    22. Makers of RPG Maker make Visual Novel Maker
    23. Bungie has banned 400 Destiny 2 players on PC, but some of them have been overturned
    24. Hello Neighbor comes a-knocking in this intense trailer
    25. Middle-earth: Shadow of War unveils its DLC plans
    1. How repetition defines the masterful world of Echo
    2. Destiny 2 PC: a few issues to know before you play
    3. Freddy Krueger is coming to Dead By Daylight tomorrow
    4. Pyros and spy lows: thoughts on TF2's Jungle Inferno
    5. Wolfenstein 2 isn't getting multiplayer because it would 'dilute' the storytelling, says Machine Games
    6. Papercraft point & clicker Dark Train is free today
    7. A strange Stardew Valley bug makes names magical
    8. Have You Played... Quake: Arcane Dimensions?
    9. Crusader Kings 2 fights a land war in Asia next month
    10. Metal Gear Survive shambles towards a Feburary launch
    11. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is free today
    12. Oh good bloody grief, I'm 40 on Friday
    13. Guide a little vacuum cleaner to sentience in Rumu
    14. British domestic horror Bonbon creeps onto Steam today
    15. Humble's Day of the Devs 2017 is live now with some point & click classics
    16. Wot I Think: Destiny 2
    17. Robert Guillaume - Half-Life 2's Eli Vance dies aged 89
    1. Premature Evaluation: Airport CEO
    2. Is Destiny 2's story tasty junk food or hot trash?
    3. The PC version of Destiny 2 is out now
    4. Hitman's GOTY edition brings four new missions, elusive encores and more
    5. Stronghold HD: Free with every meninist fever-dream
    6. Playstyle Royale: You can only use smoke and stun grenades
    7. Injustice 2 coming to PC, open beta starts tomorrow
    8. Everspace expands ship roster with Encounters
    9. Boo! is a pumpkin-painting puzzler for spooky month
    10. Lonely Mountains: Downhill bikes on down to Kickstarter
    11. Street Fighter V gets 'Ever-Changing Ninja' Zeku today
    1. The long, hard, journey behind the design of Dead Cells' player builds
    2. When are you done with a game?
    3. Lurid rooftop rampage High Hell is out now
    4. Here are Wolfenstein 2’s system requirements
    5. In its opening hour ELEX finds new ways to be terrible
    6. 15 minutes of grim cyberpunk RPG Radio The Universe
    7. In Tartarus you play a cook on a broken spaceship
    8. Winter's Steam sales approacheth on these dates
    9. A brief chat with the creator of Dust 2 on Valve's recent map overhaul
    10. Divinity: Original Sin 2's voice acting credits include "pile of corpses"
    11. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds blue zone of death is now even deathlier
    12. Duelyst gets 100 card expansion in mid-November
    13. Steam Charts: New Entries Edition!
    14. The Evil Within 2 is even spookier in first-person mode
    1. Try first-person fishman-botherer Fish's demo
    2. Black Future '88 promises excessive synthcore roguery
    3. Skulldash brings high-pressure arcade thrills to Doom
    4. Shin Megami Tensei comes to PC as a free Metroidvania
    5. The Sunday Papers
    6. Party Hard Tycoon replaces murder with management
    1. Spelunker Party puts a friendly face on '80s masocore
    2. Daggerfall for Unity: Now with a beginning, middle & end
    3. Hyakki Castle is Japan's answer to Legend Of Grimrock
    4. Black Panther, Monster Hunter & Sigma hit Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
    5. Hollow Knight's second free expansion out next week
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    7. Parent 'em up Think of the Children released
    1. A reminder that Overwatch should be the friendliest shooter ever
    2. Mafia returns to sale after vanishing for five years
    3. Sociable Soccer kicks off in early access
    4. I am so bad at Bomber Crew I failed to drop any bombs
    5. I am bad at Tekken 7 - so I sought help from a pro
    6. Have You Played… Sonic R?
    7. Gnog's pretty puzzleheads opening up in November
    8. The Foxer
    9. The Flare Path: Hillocks and Pillocks
    10. Opus Magnum's alchemy machines are gorgeous
    11. Team Fortress 2's huge Jungle Inferno update out today
    1. Overgrowth doesn't feel ready to leave Early Access
    2. Civilization 6 gets big update while Civ 3 is briefly free
    3. The lovely disasters of Make a Good Mega Man Level
    4. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm continues in Episode 2
    5. Dawn of War 3 gets an update and a free weekend
    6. Cities: Skylines - Green Cities expansion blooms today
    7. Podcast: Middle-earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2 and our nemeses
    8. Comedy adventure anthology Yorkshire Gubbins starts
    9. Date your sword in Boyfriend Dungeon
    10. Have you played... Nidhogg 2?
    11. Blue Yeti USB Microphone discounted by £40 this week
    12. American Truck Simulator shows off New Mexico
    13. You can pre-load Destiny 2 now, if you’re into that
    14. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Dust2 revamped
    1. Has Stellaris been improved by its updates?
    2. A Mortician's Tale released
    3. Running With Rifles gets WWII expansion set in Pacific
    4. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK is out
    5. Secrets of the developer who sold half a million videogames you've never heard of on Steam
    6. WWE 2K18 hits its release date (with a chair)
    7. Kings of the castle: the forty-person strategy game of Europa Universalis IV held in a Polish fortress, part 2
    8. Brawlhalla super smashes out of early access, bros
    9. Have you played... Nidhogg?
    10. Up to 80% off XCOM 2, Mafia 3, Bioshock and more in Bundle Stars' 2K sale
    11. Middle-earth: Shadow of War due endless Shadow Wars
    12. Activision patent matchmaking system pushing microtransactions
    1. Premature Evaluation: Holdfast - Nations At War
    2. EA to close Dead Space studio Visceral, in-development Star Wars game moving to Vancouver
    3. Risen & Gothic creators go post-apocalyptic with Elex
    4. Warframe: Plains of Eidolon doesn't fix the game's problems
    5. Killing Floor 2 launches Halloween Horror event
    6. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus blasts launch trailer
    7. Kings of the castle: the forty-person strategy game of Europa Universalis IV held in a Polish fortress, part 1
    8. The Witcher turns 10 years old and celebrates with a big sale
    9. UK government responds to loot box questions (vaguely)
    10. Have You Played… Sun Dogs?
    11. Wot I Think: A Hat In Time
    12. South Park: The Fractured But Whole dribbles out
    13. The weirdest thing about The Evil Within is that pooping snail
    14. Bunny boxer Overgrowth is out now after 9 years
    15. Sony Music launch indie game publishing label Unties
    16. Opus Magnum: a new puzzler from Infinifactory creator
    17. Team Fortress 2 Jungle Inferno update brings new short
    18. Rogue Trooper Redux: a so-so remaster of a perfectly decent action game
    1. See what you'll see at sea in Battlefield 1's Turning Tides
    2. Petroglyph's RTS Forged Battalion is full of custom units
    3. Steam charts: it's the end of the world
    4. Wot I Think - South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    5. Have you played... Next Car Game: Wreckfest?
    6. Slidekick through Quake with Qore
    7. Wot I Think: The Evil Within 2
    8. Humble's Female Protagonist sale ends today
    9. Loot box questions brought up in UK parliament
    10. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds climbing might hit test servers this month
    11. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition delayed into 2018
    1. Nour wants you to play with your food
    2. Raiden V brings my favourite pink bendy lasers to PC
    3. The Spicy Meatball is an FPS text adventure
    4. The Sunday Papers
    5. Co-op shooter Relic Hunters Legend turns to Kickstarter
    1. Traveller's Tales director unveils secrets, turns to mods
    2. The Good Life to try crowdfunding again on Kickstarter
    3. Final Fantasy XIV's plan to alleviate to housing shortage
    4. GTA Online expands next week with Transform Races
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. Riot Games founders return to active game development
    1. It will blow you away: IGN buys Humble Bundle
    2. Two Fortnite players sued by Epic for making cheats
    3. Unknown Pleasures: 5 of the best new Steam releases
    4. Destiny 2 PC system requirements finalised
    5. Playstyle Royale: You must go for every crate you see
    6. Have You Played... Gravity Bone?
    7. Total War's free Mortal Empires DLC merges Warhammer 1 and 2
    8. EA respond to Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate concerns
    9. The Evil Within 2 now haunting a computer near yooOou
    10. Clickuorice Allsorts: Playerunknown's Battlegrounds personae
    11. The Foxer
    12. The Flare Path: Dotted Lines
    13. Dragon Age lead designer Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare
    14. Warframe arrives on the open-world Plains of Eidolon
    1. There's a free HD texture DLC for Shadow Of War (but you probably don't need it)
    2. Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War shows that revenge is a dish best served re-heated
    3. Life Is Strange: Before The Storm episode 2 next week
    4. Oculus cut Rift price, announce standalone Go headset
    5. Destiny 2: a dilemma
    6. Podcast: Destiny 2, Steamworld Dig 2 and binge gaming
    7. Cure weird illnesses in Wunderdoktor, out now
    8. Bunny brawler Overgrowth finally coming out next week
    9. Have You Played... Overwatch?
    10. Sociable Soccer delayed to next week
    11. Ghost Recon Wildlands free trial weekend starts today
    12. Quietly creepy ghost-recording sequel Sylvio 2 is out
    13. Griftlands is a ‘pirate sandbox’, says Klei
    14. Grim Dawn summons Ashes of Malmouth expansion
    15. GOG's 2K sale features old school X-Com among others
    1. Together alone: a misanthrope's guide to Destiny 2
    2. How (not) to reach platinum ranking as a support in Overwatch
    3. Star Control 2 creators finally making sequel
    4. Day of Infamy gets one of those free weekends on Oct 12
    5. Abandon Ship: FTL vs Sunless Sea on a deadly-beautiful ocean
    6. Ys VIII's PC launch will boast a better localisation
    7. Have You Played... Dragon Commander?
    8. Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ adds more items & enemies
    9. If Valve wants Steam Machines to work, they need to copy the Nintendo Switch
    10. Clickuorice Allsorts: The Mountain King meets Line Rider
    11. I turned the entire universe into paperclips
    12. Civilization 6 finding religion in Fall Update
    13. Overwatch gets spooky with Halloween Terror event
    14. Jelly Deals are giving away some copies of Destiny 2
    1. Premature Evaluation: The Guild 3
    2. The Joy of becoming a better person in Wuppo
    3. Assassin's Creed Origins getting daily quests and other live bits
    4. Parp parp! F1 2017 gets new liveries, AI improvements
    5. Mosh Pit Simulator's space dinosaurs and boneless idiots
    6. Stardew Valley dev's mysterious next game is set on the same planet
    7. Have You Played... Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist?
    8. Paperclips is a scary clicker game about an ambitious AI
    9. Making The Orange Box: how 3 Valve games became 1
    10. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive revamping Dust2
    11. Oxygen Not Included adds oil – what could go wrong?
    12. Star Wars Battlefront 2 open beta extended two days
    13. Middle-earth: Shadow of War darkens our door
    1. How What Remains Of Edith Finch guides players with words
    2. Do you need loot boxes to complete Shadow of War's final act?
    3. Oddball interactive movie Press X to Not Die released
    4. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice proceeds going to charity on World Mental Health day
    5. Quake Champions available in this month's Humble Monthly
    6. Geralt is a pretty good snowboarder for a Witcher
    7. Total War: Warhammer 2 launches Steam Workshop
    8. EGX Rezzed 2018 tickets go on sale
    9. Have You Played... Kid Gloves?
    10. The best Star Wars: Battlefront 2 mod has been updated for multiplayer
    11. Stronghold 2: Steam Edition brings back multiplayer
    12. Carried Away now building ski lifts in early access
    13. Jurassic World Evolution shows off napping dinosaurs and an angry Tyrannosaurus
    14. Steam Charts: High Difficulty Edition
    15. EVE Online's free accounts getting to fly bigger ships
    16. Squadrons and fleet carriers are coming to Elite Dangerous in 2018 for free
    17. Football Manager 2018's dynamics and cliques explained
    18. Get ready for the end of Diablo 3 Season 11
    19. Shovel Knight meets the Battletoads in his latest update
    1. Everspace expands in Encounters, out late October
    2. Scale, prune and decapitate gigantic ogres in Extinction
    3. Overgrowth's sixth and final beta adds the story mode
    4. No Man's Sky adds save slots, improves quality of space-life
    5. The Sunday Papers
    6. Comic-turned-RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar is out now
    1. Ruiner's first patch makes cyber-life a little less ruinous
    2. Batman: The Enemy Within removes photo resembling real murder victim
    3. Enter The Gungeon meets Payday 2 with crossover items
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    5. Quake Champions buffs (almost) everyone except Sorlag
    1. Unknown Pleasures: our favourite new Steam releases
    2. Fortnite Battle Royale sparks Unreal Engine improvements, starts banning cheaters
    3. N64-y platformer throwback A Hat In Time is now out
    4. Divinity: Original Sin 2 dev on mod tools, accessibility and favourite mods
    5. "Brand new content" coming to Hitman
    6. Star Wars Battlefront 2's beta suggests a massively improved sequel
    7. Divinity: Original Sin 2 summons big patch
    8. Have You Played... Enemy Territory: Quake Wars?
    9. Battle.net client beta adds groups with voice chat
    10. Ubisoft buy back shares to halt Vivendi's hostile takeover
    11. Go boldly: Star Wars Battlefront 2's open beta has started
    12. The Foxer
    13. The Flare Path: Serried Ranks and Buried Tanks
    14. Psychonauts 2 shows off first playable area and a goat
    15. Assassin's Creed Origins system requirements leap out
    16. Supertanks for the memories: Steve Jackson's Ogre out now (plus some brief impressions)
    17. Solve the mysteries of Trackless with an AI buddy and a text parser
    1. Warframe's open-world Plains of Eidolon out next week
    2. Wot I Think: Jydge
    3. Overwatch tweaking Mercy's Resurrection again
    4. Chuchel looks like more loveliness from Samorost studio
    5. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition bringing new modes & moves free in January
    6. Dungeons 3 out next week, features more keeping and more overworlding
    7. Wot I Think - Middle-earth: Shadow of War
    8. Have You Played... X-Men: Ravages Of Apocalypse?
    9. Skyrim opens Creation Club DLC store, offers Survival Mode free for a few days
    10. Mirror, mirror
    11. 40 people are playing Europa Universalis IV together in a real castle
    12. Spellbound's witch school invokes teen awkwardness
    1. Spawn Point: What you need to know about Destiny
    2. Has Killing Floor 2 been improved by its updates?
    3. Build a robocop in Jydge, out now
    4. Hand of Fate 2 deals delights and disasters in November
    5. Battlestar Galactic Deadlock is the sci-fi strategy game I'd have killed for in 2005
    6. The (jazzy) making of Thirty Flights Of Loving
    7. Road Rash spiritual sequel Road Redemption leaves early access, still as gloriously stupid as it needs to be
    8. Dual Universe pre-alpha trailer swoops into view
    9. Microsoft's cheaper, lower-spec VR initiative Mixed Reality launches October 17th
    10. Have You Played... Xenon 2: Megablast
    11. Zim zam zoom! Forza Motorsport 7 released
    12. Metal Goose Solid: this horrible goose game looks fab
    1. Could RPGs be more fun if they let you be more flawed?
    2. Rules For Games: Do & Don't #11
    3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds server problems are because it's too popular for its own good
    4. Call Of Duty WW2 could do with more jet packs
    5. The Norwood Suite is out now from Off-Peak creator
    6. A new Witcher 3 grass mod makes gaming's lushest landscapes even lusher
    7. Why Cuphead’s simple mode shouldn't cut content
    8. Blocktober: a beautiful insight into how game worlds are built
    9. Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization announced
    10. Have You Played... Sleepwalker?
    11. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (the old one) online multi returns
    12. Strafe adds daily challenges, new enemies, saves
    1. Now Ubi's opened the door, can we have our "Skip Boss Fight" button?
    2. F2P mech FPS Hawken shutting down on PC
    3. A Game By Its Cover jam offers Famicase fun
    4. Fight’N Rage may just be the best brawler ever made
    5. Fate of the World Online starts crowdfunding
    6. A cancelled Witcher game of the 90s had tank controls
    7. Have You Played... HeroQuest?
    8. Wot I think: Cuphead
    9. Vintage spaceship FPS-RTS Allegiance free on Steam
    10. Souls-like samurai RPG Nioh coming to PC in November
    11. A Bright Light In The Middle Of The Ocean is a lovely lighthouse 'em up
    12. Dawn of War 3 removes Skulls, unlocks doctrines & elites
    13. Steam Charts: Your Reason To Go On
    1. The Jackbox Party Pack 4 brings more anarchic audience participation on October 19th
    2. Inversus Deluxe adds bots to the monochrome multiplayer shooter
    3. PlanetSide 2's Critical Mass update overhauls capturing continents
    4. The Sunday Papers
    5. Grimrock-y steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum is out