February 2018 Archive

    1. Ion Maiden may just be the second coming of Duke 3D
    2. Developer of indie hit Butterfly Soup talks sequel plans
    3. Gwent launches drafty Arena mode
    4. Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden blends genes & genres
    5. Blanka Slate: Another loss is coming your way
    6. Hearthstone preparing for the Year of the Raven
    7. BenQ EL2870U review: 4K HDR on a budget
    8. Overwatch's 27th hero is Torbjörn’s daughter, Brigitte
    9. Crypto-miners bought 3m graphics cards in 2017, but gaming still dominates
    10. MMO shooter Defiance to be revamped up to current gen
    11. Magic Circle devs announce co-op horror Blackout Club
    12. Vagante is extraordinarily difficult, but fun despite it
    13. David Lynch Teaches Typing is very, yrev good
    14. Wot I Think: Where The Water Tastes Like Wine
    15. Have You Played... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?
    16. ESRB introducing 'In-Game Purchases' label for ratings
    17. Hidden role games let me be sneaky in ways that video games can't
    18. H1Z1 races out of Early Access with Auto Royale mode
    19. Buy Into The Breach, get free FTL
    1. The Humble Brawler Bundle doesn't contain much brawling, but is a great fighting game starter pack
    2. Sci-fi archeology adventure Heaven's Vault gets a trailer
    3. Guild Wars 2's next Living World episode features a heist, and a spooky magi-technological lab
    4. Premature Evaluation: Rise of Industry
    5. Blanka Slate: Starting over again in Street Fighter V
    6. 40k board game adaptation The Horus Heresy: Betrayal At Calth stomps into early access FOR THE EMPEROR
    7. Puyo Puyo Tetris offers an all-you-can-eat puzzle buffet
    8. BattleTech stomping onto PC in April
    9. Lost in time for decades, Chrono Trigger finally hits PC
    10. Oh the humanity: Jason Rohrer releases One Hour One Life
    11. Wot I Think: Into The Breach
    12. Vulkan set to enable higher framerates on Mac
    13. Sailaway casts off from early access shores
    14. Get Far Cry 5 for free when you buy a new AMD PC
    15. What Works And Why: Optimising in Opus Magnum
    16. Capital Wasteland looks a lot like Fallout 3 in Fallout 4
    17. Ghost of a Tale scurries out of early access in March
    1. A longer peek behind the curtain at Two Point Hospital
    2. Little Nightmares' third and final DLC chapter is out now
    3. Free-to-play hack n' slasher SoulWorker enters open beta
    4. Wot I Think: Yume Nikki - Dream Diary
    5. Commercial Half-Life fangame Hunt Down The Freeman launches to a less-than-glowing critical response
    6. HyperX Alloy Elite review: Mechanical keyboard bliss
    7. Explore, deform, and reform textures in Softfriends
    8. Wot I Think: Orwell - Ignorance Is Strength Chapter 1
    9. Boys are back in town: Final Fantasy XV PC demo is out
    10. Netrunner online is rough but worth the click
    11. A guide to the Metal Gear Solid universe
    12. PSA: ReedPop has acquired RPS owners Gamer Network
    13. Have You Played… Duolingo?
    14. Grow your own: Pure Farming 2018 planting mod tools
    15. Overwatch teases new hero who might be this woman
    16. Steam Charts: Taxidermy Edition
    17. Wot I Think: Stellaris - Apocalypse
    18. Into The Breach's launch trailer stomps out a little early
    19. Tickets, please! Watch Papers, Please's official short film
    1. Vive Pro tested: the visual upgrade VR desperately needed, but is it enough?
    2. Free games of the week
    3. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Final Fantasy XV is set to expand into 2018 and beyond
    2. Star Control lead devs fire back at Stardock lawsuit
    3. Quirky time-travelling nightclub-crawling tactical RPG All Walls Must Fall busts out of early access today
    4. Hands on with Final Fantasy XV in bonkers 4K
    5. Metal Gear Survive's scuzzy microtransactions: paid saveslots, cash for emotes and buy-a-boost
    6. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet launches on PC today
    7. League of Legends publishes its Hextech loot crate odds
    8. How Doki Doki Literature Club's subversive satire explores the power of visual novels
    9. How small game makers found their community with Bitsy
    10. 5G PCs and laptops will be here by the end of next year
    11. Have You Played... Lego Racers 2?
    12. Destiny 2 update roadmap promises Rumble's return
    13. The Foxer
    14. The Flare Path: Waives and Waves
    15. Call of Duty: WW2 blasts free multiplayer trial weekend
    16. Hunt: Showdown sloshes into early access bayou
    17. 4 years later, platformer roguelike Vagante launches
    1. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 scurries into closed beta
    2. Fortnite's third season launches with a major patch, rocketmen (and women) and Not John Wick
    3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds adds more ugly clothes
    4. We perhaps need a little bit more education: Assassin's Creed Origins' Discovery Tour
    5. Metal Gear Survive is wild, irritating, thrilling, familiar and incomparable
    6. Warcraft 3 gets a major new update for public testing
    7. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition: all your PC port questions answered
    8. Them's Fightin' Herds trots into early access tonight
    9. Total War: Arena rumbles into open beta
    10. The rise and rise of .io games
    11. Yume Nikki: Dream Diary launches tomorrow
    12. Podcast: What counts as a JRPG?
    13. Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength resumes surveillance today
    14. Have You Played… Mr T’s Alphabet Games?
    15. Final Fantasy XV getting demo next week, also adding Gordon Freeman cosplay
    16. Stellaris Apocalypse enslaves and/or destroys the world today
    17. Colour-matching tile puzzler Dissembler flips out
    18. Metal Gear Survive is out now
    19. AOC's new AG352UCG6 monitor brings 120Hz to ultrawide gaming
    1. I'm going to make a video game inspired by my childhood
    2. Bizarro strategy-RPG Pit People launches next week
    3. Heroes of The Storm's latest patch adds voice comms
    4. The ESA rejects proposed DMCA exceptions to allow the non-profit and unofficial revival of dead online games
    5. Has No Man's Sky been improved by its updates?
    6. Rocket League's Tournaments beta test kicked off today
    7. Paladins Battlegrounds mode now battling royale in beta
    8. FTL-like Abandon Ship hasn't found its sea legs yet
    9. Battlefield 1's final expansion, Apocalypse, is out now
    10. Out-rock the apocalypse in Double Kick Heroes
    11. Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus is XCOM with machine-worshipping cyborg nutters
    12. Assassin's Creed Origins' Discovery Tour censors all the nudey statues
    13. Even The Ocean shows us how good people let bad things happen
    14. Way Of The Passive Fist is a parrylicious beat 'em up
    15. Have You Played... Bubble Trouble?
    16. Murderous Pursuits is the best version of Assassin's Creed multiplayer
    17. The Station is a first-person alien mystery with an intriguing premise
    18. MotorStorm team's new racer Onrush looks smashing
    1. Electric green man Blanka finally returns to Street Fighter
    2. Hand of The Gods: Smite Tactics is out today
    3. Premature Evaluation: Eco
    4. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is out now
    5. Warhammer: Vermintide downs one more for the road
    6. Robocraft Royale's public alpha test is live, and good fun
    7. The Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter 1 expansion has a long name and a release date
    8. Burnout Paradise Remastered will finally bring Big Surf Island to PC
    9. Mod support was "essential" for Final Fantasy XV's PC outing
    10. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds introducing ping-based matchmaking, new map to follow
    11. Have You Played… Tekken?
    12. Legendary Gary is an RPG about a fella's boring life and the fantasy RPG he plays
    13. Wot I Think (Or Seemingly Can't Think): Cypher
    14. We were after one guy, say malware flight simmers
    15. Assassin's Creed Origins launches tourist Discovery Mode today, also as a standalone
    16. Watch Julian Gollop play his XCOM-like Phoenix Point
    17. AMD are sending out free processors to fix Ryzen Vega motherboard issues
    18. Final Fantasy XV's co-op expands with its PC launch
    1. Overwatch's adorable Puppy Rumble kicks off soon
    2. Fable Fortune, RPG series' CCG spinoff launching soon
    3. Wargame & Steel Division devs Eugen go on strike
    4. William Shatner's Tekwar lives again... for some reason
    5. Why revealing all is the secret of Slay The Spire's success
    6. New platformer Spinch will contain all seven colours
    7. An annoying thing I like to do in Gwent
    8. Log into GTA Online to swipe $250,000 free virtuacash
    9. Sweatness and light: The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya review
    10. Have You Played... Messiah?
    11. Northgard sails out of early access on March 7
    12. Mavericks: Proving Grounds is an FPS MMO with a 400 player battle royale mode
    13. Cooperative sneak-o-hacker Hacktag is out now
    14. Flight sim group put malware in a jet and called it DRM
    15. Rainbow Six Siege's next operators deploy drones and medical nanomachines
    16. Steam Charts: Pre-Congeal Edition
    1. Free games of the week
    2. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Subterranean ne'er-do-well sim Dungeons 2 free on GOG
    2. One Piece: World Seeker's anime piracy goes open-world
    3. System Shock Remake development being 'refocused'
    4. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle's pricing & first DLC announced
    5. Rainbow Six Siege Invitational's Quarter-Finals are live
    6. Spawn Point: The best JRPGs for total beginners
    7. How to avoid Vive's VR subscription price hike
    8. CCP reveal plans to crack down on EVE Online botters
    9. Orwell's second season to kick off later this month
    10. Have you played... Superflight?
    11. The Joy Of Climbing Where You Shouldn't Oughta
    12. Mafia III studio Hanger 13 suffers massive layoffs
    13. Mechs V Kaijus has an awesome tower defence theme
    14. The Foxer
    15. The Flare Path: PIAT fails and PITA whales
    16. Where The Water Tastes Like Wine flows out February 28
    17. Wot I Think: Fe
    18. Ring in the Lunar New Year with Steam's latest sale
    19. Farming Simulator 19 announced, with shiny new horses
    20. Tim Schafer to headline EGX Rezzed this April
    1. Shroud of the Avatar leaves early access March 27th
    2. Secret of Mana's 3D remake is out now on Steam
    3. Fear Effect returns next month, now isometric & tactical
    4. Podcast: The toughest moral choices we've made
    5. Path of Exile's upcoming Bestiary league adds zookeeping and blood-rituals to your repertoire
    6. Sea Of Thieves' servers need plundering this weekend
    7. The original Devil May Cry trilogy gets the HD treatment on PC next month, plus a giveaway via Twitch Prime
    8. BenQ GL2580HM review: Great looks undermined by terrible contrast
    9. Stardew Valley's multiplayer beta expected for spring
    10. Kingdom Come Deliverance mod adds unlimited saving
    11. Meet the man who runs the Origin Museum, collecting the history of Wing Commander and Ultima
    12. Fortnite update adds new grenade type, lunar new year clobber
    13. Have You Played… this mystery game?
    14. Ace Jam created a space for games with asexual characters
    15. Epistory dev's Algo Bot swaps typing for coding
    16. Bought an AMD Ryzen Vega APU from Newegg this week? You could be in for a partial refund
    17. Starmancer is a neat looking space station sim inspired by Dwarf Fortress
    18. Solve puzzles with split-screen in co-op platformer DYO
    19. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 washes in on March 8th
    1. Co-op puzzler Fossil Hunters erupts onto Steam
    2. Space-Dwarf sim Deep Rock Galactic launches February
    3. Why I love Greg Egan's posthuman sci-fi
    4. Push Prey's limits with this impressive lighting overhaul
    5. The joy of mud in Spintires: MudRunner
    6. Metal Gear pastiche Never Stop Sneakin' infiltrates PC
    7. WD Blue 3D NAND review: Better SSD for big workloads
    8. Love CAN bloom on the battlefield in Roguemance
    9. The Evil Within 2's first-person mode becomes official
    10. Insurgency: Sandstorm is a harrowing depiction of combat
    11. Extinction trailer shows off its swish combat
    12. Have You Played... The Final Station?
    13. The Longest Five Minutes: a JRPG that starts at the final boss
    14. All Walls Must Fall busts out of early access next week
    15. Sea of Thieves to add microtransactions three months after launch
    16. THQ Nordic buy up Saints Row and Metro
    17. Vampyr isn't the afterlife of the party just yet
    1. Steel Division: Normandy 44's Back To Hell DLC launches
    2. Origin's latest giveaway is the original Dead Space
    3. Premature Evaluation: Life is Feudal - MMO
    4. Native Mexican myth and legend come alive in Mulaka
    5. Assassin's Creed Origins becomes edutainment Feb 20th
    6. Wot I Think: Crossing Souls
    7. Asus ROG Pugio review: Lefties rejoice
    8. Loot Crate debate escalates, Hawaiian lawmakers speak
    9. Fortnite devs address server issues, discuss new modes
    10. Wot I Think: Railway Empire
    11. Five Nights at Freddy’s movie coming from Home Alone director Chris Columbus
    12. Have You Played… Space Invaders?
    13. Don your ancient armor - Dynasty Warriors 9 is out now
    14. Overwatch has a free weekend and the new CTF mode is worth checking out
    15. Schizophrenia patients helped by videogame in early research study
    16. Sea Of Thieves system requirements and recommended specs announced
    17. Gwent devs tease draft mode, announcement tonight
    18. Blanka lights up Street Fighter V next week
    19. Japan's esports players can now earn money, despite country’s gambling laws
    20. Wot I Think: Kingdom Come - Deliverance
    21. Psychedelic episodic adventure Baobab's Mausoleum continues this month in '1313 Barnabas Dead End Drive'
    1. Explosive physics puzzler Cefore gets a second wind
    2. Deep Sixed makes you captain of the worst spaceship
    3. Living tabletop wargame Wartile sadly isn't as elegant at its looks
    4. Slasher's Keep thrusts and lunges into Early Access
    5. Wot I Think: Rust
    6. Unknown Pleasures: Almost six of the week's best Steam games
    7. Acer Predator Z35p review: A 21:9 monitor with a one-hit KO price
    8. AMD's new Ryzen Vega processors are out now and cost next to nothing
    9. Games for learning a language
    10. Wot I Think: Civilization 6 - Rise And Fall
    11. Have You Played... Hidden & Dangerous 2: Courage Under Fire?
    12. Steam Charts: Right Let's Get This Over Edition
    13. A Case of Distrust is a noir tale with many inspirations
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. QC:DE brings modern-style arena FPS thrills to Doom 2
    2. Free games of the week
    3. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Speedy platformer Remnants of Naezith swings onto Steam
    2. Spellforce 3 adds comprehensive modding support
    3. Wot I Think - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
    4. Rhythm-action fish-gutting to a Blade Runner soundtrack
    5. New tycoon game Rise Of Industry hits early access
    6. Eight of Infogrames' weirder DOS games now on Steam
    7. Asus ROG Gladius II review: An expensive gaming mouse you probably won't mind shelling out for
    8. You’re Gonna Have to Jump: The retro games of Homestar Runner
    9. Mountain biker Descenders is out in early access
    10. Have You Played... Regular Human Basketball?
    11. Dusk Of War
    12. A Rust review is incoming...
    13. The Foxer
    14. The Flare Path: Rubber & Blubber
    15. Mount Your Friends 3D swings out on Feb 23rd
    16. Metal Gear Survive open beta sneaks onto PC next week
    1. Wartile's world of moving dioramas comes alive today
    2. Comedic XCOM-like Attack Of The Earthlings is out now
    3. How the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk's Civ V mod should make us fear superintelligent AI
    4. Smoke and Sacrifice blends story into a survival sandbox
    5. Overwatch is now celebrating Lunar New Year
    6. For Honor's dedicated servers roll out on February 19th
    7. Podcast: What are the best monsters?
    8. Samsung 960 Pro review: Blistering fast SSD that costs an absolute bomb
    9. Rust is out of early access – here are its best patch notes
    10. Planetoid Pioneers wobbles out of early access
    11. Samsung 960 Evo review: Still the best value NVMe SSD money can buy
    12. Wot I Think: Octogeddon
    13. Rust's designer on casting off the early access ‘crutch’
    14. Abandon Ship splashing into early access this month
    15. In Other Waters explores an alien ocean through a unique interface
    16. Dandara puts a fresh new idea in very familiar settings
    17. Dontnod's Vampyr rises on June 5
    18. Mojang's card game Scrolls shuts down next week
    19. Civilization VI: Rise & Fall expansion released
    20. Relic: no "major content" planned for Dawn of War 3 after it fails to hit targets
    1. Treasure Adventure World completes its long journey
    2. Close Combat launches a counteroffensive on GOG
    3. Has Smite been improved by its updates?
    4. AOC Agon AG352UCG review: The Final Fantasy XII monitor quest continues
    5. Failbetter lay off a few staff and delay Sunless Skies
    6. How Dead Cells' pokeball keeps me coming back
    7. Robocraft hops on the Battle Royale bandwagon
    8. Roccat's Khan Aimo RGB brings LEDs and Hi-Res audio to its classic gaming headset
    9. Injustice 2 saves its best DLC for last with Ninja Turtles
    10. Exploring Assassin's Creed Origins with a camera
    11. Cities: Skylines erects free trial weekend
    12. Hearthstone update 10.2 is out, plus Tavern Brawls are about to get Wild
    13. Socrates Jones: Pro Philosopher is a lovely introduction to moral philosophy
    14. Kerbal Space Program first expansion blasts off in March
    15. The Surge 2 continues the sci-fi Soulslike in 2019
    16. FTL follow-up Into The Breach is finally out this month
    17. Fear The Wolves is battle royale in irradiated Chernobyl
    18. Gravity-defying platformer Dandara launches today
    1. Confirmed: Puyo Puyo Tetris comes to PC this month
    2. Crossing Souls gets a generously sized playable demo
    3. Premature Evaluation: My Time at Portia
    4. The great GPU crisis - why are graphics cards so expensive now, and just how bad is it?
    5. Major layoffs at Capcom Vancouver throw Dead Rising's future into question
    6. Wot I Think: Dragon Ball FighterZ
    7. Salt sails out of early access
    8. Shadow Of War's Blade Of Galadriel expansion out today, along with free nemesis system update
    9. My lethal pony - Equestria-aping fighting game Them's Fighting Herds out this month
    10. Corsair launches their second gaming chair, the T2 Road Warrior
    11. The creator of the Civilization V superintelligence mod on AI safety
    12. Have You Played... Bloody Good Time?
    13. EGX Rezzed 2018 unveils Leftfield Collection lineup
    14. Rumour: Crash Bandicoot coming to PC in remaster
    15. Hand Of Fate 2 shuffles in mod support
    1. Diablo dev David Brevik goes solo with It Lurks Below
    2. Sega are likely teasing a Puyo Puyo Tetris port for PC
    3. How Iconoclasts makes platforming flow
    4. The very Banner Saga-ish Ash of Gods launches March
    5. Wot I Think: Lost Sphear
    6. Dying Light celebrates three years of zombie parkour fun
    7. Samsung 860 Pro review: get the 860 Evo SSD instead
    8. Samsung 860 Evo review: Improved endurance, but just as fast as the 850 Evo
    9. Far Cry 5's DLCs will fight zombies and Martian spiders
    10. Subnautica’s time capsules contain hidden treasures
    11. Underworld Ascendant wants you to break all the rules
    12. In praise of cheap and cheerful games
    13. 10 Crowns is a historical 4X from Civ 4 designer's studio
    14. Have you played... The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth?
    15. Giant-slaying action-RPG Extinction stomps out on April 10th
    16. Space Engineers overhauls visuals, wheels, and sound
    17. Samsung 850 Evo review: Still a great SSD for those in the UK
    18. Metal Gear Solid V prematurely celebrates nuclear disarmament
    19. Steam Charts: Mystery No. 9 Edition
    1. Cortex Command is free for keepsies right now
    2. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Space Hulk: Tactics promises a fresh spin on a classic
    2. Gods & Glory, Hollow Knight's final free DLC announced
    3. Unknown Pleasures: This week's pick of new Steam releases
    4. Gunpoint dev's latest pitch: Tactical Breach Wizards
    5. Battalion 1944: a hardcore hybrid of noughties COD and Counter-Strike, with teething troubles
    6. Short n' sweet shooter Bleed 2 becomes Endless soon
    7. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds launching new anti-cheat tech next week
    8. How Human: Fall Flat has kept its head held high
    9. Far Cry 5's latest trailer shows more culty shenannigans
    10. Crucial MX500 review: Better value than Samsung's 850 Pro SSD
    11. Siege warfare MMO Conqueror's Blade is Total War vs For Honor vs Planetside
    12. The Forest launches this April, after four years lost in the woods
    13. Frostpunk introduces its awesome/terrifying automatons
    14. Have You Played... Marble Madness?
    15. This perfectly horrifying Twitter bot combines erotica and video games
    16. Dota 2 makes life easier with the Spring Cleaning update
    17. Watch this Slay The Spire infinite combo deck winning on the first turn
    18. The Flare Path: Thar She Blows!
    19. The Foxer
    20. Dungeon-diving Delver done and dusted declares dev
    21. See how Battlezone: Combat Commander stacks up against nostalgia
    22. Cast Firaga on your GPU with Final Fantasy XV's PC benchmark tool
    23. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is out now on PC
    24. American Truck Simulator heads up north to Oregon
    25. Rainbow Six Siege's Outbreak event bringing zombie horrors to the tactical FPS
    1. Puzzlement is a puzzler that meddles with your brain
    2. Opus Magnum launches on GOG, after initial rejection
    3. Podcast: Remakes, reboots and remasters
    4. Fallout 4 blasts another free trial weekend
    5. Strikers Edge is a superb medieval dodgeball game
    6. Botanicula dev's Chuchel bouncing out in March
    7. Have You Played... Caveblazers?
    8. Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is a smaller game with some very big ideas
    9. Surviving Mars is stranger than it seems
    10. Rocket League's Tournaments hit beta soon, cross-platform parties due later this year
    11. Dota 2 is ditching twice-yearly megapatches, will get fortnightly updates instead
    12. A big, big loss: farewell to Gigantic, the moba-shooter from Starcraft's lead designer