Paragon’s entire map is about to change: here’s why

“Monolith is more than just a new map, it’s really our reimagining of what we actually wanted Paragon to be in the first place and it’s our better attempt at delivering that.”

Monolith is the rescaled and rebuilt map which each match of Epic’s third-person MOBA [official site] is played on. Lead hero designer, Cameron Winston, is the one telling me about its development. Monolith is replacing the older Legacy map as the team focus on improving the experience. The main goals were to trim down the size of the map (thus also eliminating the need for the travel mode aka auto-sprint which helped you get anywhere in a reasonable timeframe but messed with combat), offering more meaningful choices to players and bringing down the average length of longer matches. Read the rest of this entry »

Memory of a Broken Dimension glitching into 2017

Memory of a Broken Dimension [official site] is slated to finally launch in 2017. We’ve been cooing over its corrupted digital world since ooh 2012 and I’ve almost been happy with Memories existing in that idea space, something pleasant-sounding always just over the horizon. That said, I’m wholly up for picking through a computer system analysing and exploring scanned worlds transmitted from… I don’t even know where. Somewhere eerie and (hopefully?) empty. Read the rest of this entry »

The RPGs of 2017

So… 2016. (FX: ‘Urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh….’) It’s not been the greatest of years, from just about every celebrity you might have loved deciding to peg it, to America electing the Curious Orange. As far as RPGs go, it’s also been fairly quiet, thanks to lots of stuff deciding to stay in the oven for a few more months. That’s not to say we’ve had nothing, not least Early Access versions of many of these games. Awards are coming later this month! But in terms of big, BIG, BIG releases, it’s been kinda quiet. Next year though? Whoooo-boy, do we have a lot of awesome stuff on the way. Here are some of my picks for the games I’m most excited to get my hands on in 2017.

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Lara Croft Go swings to a proper PC release

Lara Croft Go [official site, the tomb-raiding puzzle game spin-off in the same turn-based vein as Hitman Go, finally has a proper PC release. While I was off on my hols scrambling up hills and round waterfalls last week, she arrived on Steam doing much the same. John is a big fan of it on Android so coo, I’ll have to check out this Alice copycat’s antics. I wonder if she also gets vertigo and clings cussing to safety railings. Read the rest of this entry »

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite biffing onto PC in 2017

Fightyfolk out the funny pages and warriors from the Pac-Mens will clash once more in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. Over the weekend, Capcom announced the next in their crossover fighting game series, which will ZAM onto Windows in “late 2017”. It’ll once again see a jumble of Capcom characters, from Ryu to Mega Man X, getting into it with Marvelous folk like Iron Man and Captain Marvel. ZONK!

Capcom also announced that a fancied-up re-release of 2011’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [official site], which skipped PC, will be scrapping round our way next year. Read the rest of this entry »

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries stomping towards 2018

Those rock ’em sock ’em rompin’ stompin’ MechWarriors will return in 2018 with an actual proper MechWarrior game what does the good stuff I want. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries [official site] will be a singleplayer game with a campaign mode about fighting robots for money. It’s being made by Piranha Games, the folks behind the free-to-play multiplayer MechWarrior Online. They announced the game over the weekend and have also shared a smidgen of gameplay footage, which includes a rude chickenbot and roboeggs raining from the skies. Watch: Read the rest of this entry »

Telltale officially announce Guardians of the Galaxy

How do you feel about tape cassette players floating in space? Do they intrigue you? Are you interested in them? Would you like to play as one in a game? Telltale Games’ upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy series is hitting digital shelves, so to speak, in 2017. Groot. Is that how I use that word? Read the rest of this entry »