Posts Tagged ‘Windows 10 games’

Minecraft Winton gets Stranger Things skin pack

Nostalgic horrorshow Stranger Things returned for a second season on Friday, you might have heard, and Minecraft celebrated its return with a Stranger Things DLC skin pack for the Windows 10 edition. I’m not normally jazzed about licensed skins but I was surprised by: 1) How well-done and recognisable characters are; 2) Quite how many secondary characters were Minecraftised. Also, I want to use this space to declare that Steve is the best character on Stranger Things. Anyway! The pack contains 52 skins for players to wear, including a variety of outfits for the main characters.

Have a look in this here trailer, though you might not want to if you’re avoiding even minor spoilers until you’ve finished watching season 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Zim zam zoom! Forza Motorsport 7 released

Slam in your Top Gear Seriously Cool Driving Music CD, slip on your perforated suede driving gloves, and pull that lever no the other one you’ve made the lights go bright pull the one that makes the car do going, because Forza Motorsport 7 [official site] is now out for Windows 10. This is the first core game in Turn 10’s fancy racing series to properly come PC, chasing the cut-down Forza 6 Apex and open-world spin-off Horizon 3. It has many hundreds of cars, dozens of tracks, and silly costumes aplenty. Read the rest of this entry »

Killer Instinct punches onto Steam and Windows 7

Monstrous pugilists including aliens, cyborgs, a mummy, a velociraptor, and a bona fide Battle Toad throw down in Killer Instinct [official site], a revival of the ’90s fighting game series. It first hit PC last year but was exclusive to Windows 10 and its store, which is always a bit of a downer. Now folks who use Windows 7 or prefer Steam can now join in the brawl, as Killer Instinct has swapped its old shackles for a set with a longer chain. Read the rest of this entry »

Forza 7 demo screeches onto Windows 10

Parp parp! A demo for Forza Motorsport 7 [official site] is waiting outside, inviting us to pootle around three tracks for free. The full game will launch in October but the demo is here early, packing three tracks, three cars, and some dramatic weather conditions. The demo is available through Microsoft’s Store and yup, it does require Windows 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Crackdown 3 delayed into 2018

The open-world supercop superfights of Crackdown 3 [official site] need a little more time to become more super, and so has been delayed. It was due on November 7th but has been pushed back into spring 2018. Before then, it was due in 2016. The delay is because the makers want Crackdown 3 to be a good game but it needs more time, yeah? The usual reason for a delay. The usue. The ushe? The usge? The uzhe? The youzhe? The yuzh? The yoozh? The üse? The /juːʒ/. Point is: Crackdown 3 is delayed because making games is difficult and making good games is moreso. Read the rest of this entry »

State of Decay 2 brings all the zombies to the yard

State of Decay 2

Watching the State of Decay 2 [official site] trailer which came out of E3 it got me thinking about how focused the games industry is on the human undead. Sure there are sometimes a few pets or whatnot which appear sometimes in a horror movie-ish way – this thing which was cute is now scary – but why aren’t people resurrecting dinosaurs? Is this a comment on whether a T-rex has a soul?

Anyway, State of Decay 2 is a multiplayer zombie survival game with no dinosaurs (as far as I can tell) so let’s take a look: Read the rest of this entry »

Ori and the Will of the Wisps announced, about sad owls

Ori and the Will of the Wisps was just announced at Microsoft’s E3 2017 conference. It’s the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest and it seems to be about sad owls. You should watch the trailer below, because it’s beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

Forza Motorsport 7 announced for Windows 10

Forza Motorsport 7 [official site] is racing to Windows 10 on October 3rd, Microsoft have announced during their E3 announcement blowout. This time around, we’ll get the actual full and proper version of the race ’em up on PC, not a cut-down freebie like Forza 6 Apex. They’re making it to take advantage of the fancy new Xbox model, the Xbox One X, so it’s looking a right pretty one. Here, check out the announcement trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Deck-based beat ’em up Phantom Dust out now free

Phantom Dust is one of those games that lots of people talk about but nobody I know actually bought back in the day. Originally released for the Xbox None in 2004, it’s a 3D fighting game set in destructible environments. The twist is that all of your character’s abilities are determined by a deck of cards, so you can switch in new attacks, blocks and specials when you earn/buy new cards.

Today Microsoft re-released it free on both Windows 10 and Xbox One, with cards available as microtransactions. You can, I believe, unlock every card in the game by playing. Here’s a video from Microsoft explaining how it works.

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Wheels on fire: Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels DLC out

Vertical roads, loop-the-loops, rings of fire, smashzones, and other such wackiness has arrived in Forza Horizon 3 [official site] with the launch of its Hot Wheels expansion yesterday. It adds several of Mattel’s toy cars as well as a new portion of the world filled with those orange stunt tracks. As a Trackmania fan, I’m delighted to see such silliness spread to other racing games.

While the Hot Wheels expansion costs money, a big update is out now free for all players. It brings support for another 21 steering wheel controllers, performance improvements, and more graphics options for low-end PCs. Read the rest of this entry »

Forza Horizon 3 going wacky with Hot Wheels expansion

TrackMania-style kooky racing is coming to Forza Horizon 3 [official site] in May with an expansion styled after Mattel’s Hot Wheels toy cars. Horizoneers will get to roll along walls and leap through fire on some delightfully unrealistic tracks in snazzy new cars. I am always in favour of these shenanigans in every single driving game. Even serious sims should add loop-de-loops and backflips so we can watch millions of Euros of car crash and burn.

Another patch is in the works too, bringing performance improvements and support for a wider range of steering wheel peripherals. Read the rest of this entry »

Hayla, oh hayla shayla: Halo Wars 2 demo released

You’re read Wot Fraser Brown thinks of Halo Wars 2 [official site], right? That Creative Assembly’s real-time strategy game set in the world of John Torode-177, the Master Chef, is a bit weird as an RTS designed for a console but quite fun all the same? Something that might be worth a crack to see if you take a fancy to it. Don’t go spending £50 to find out (fifty quid!) as it now has a demo out on the Windows Store. For Windows 10 only, of course. Read the rest of this entry »

Dead Rising 4 coming to Windows 7 and Steam in March

The absurd Windows 10 exclusivity of Dead Rising 4 [official site] will end on March 14th, Capcom have announced. It’ll arrive on Steam and yes, for Windows 7 too. Dead Rising 4 isn’t great, sure, but if you want to mow down zombie hordes while dressed as Street Fighter’s Cammy you might still fancy it. Read the rest of this entry »

Gears of War launches cross-platform casual multiplayer

Cross-platform multiplayer has officially arrived in Gears of War 4 [official site], letting Xboners and Tenners square off against each other while also letting territorial babies reignite tedious arguments about who’s REALLY the baby. Right now, only the Versus ‘Social Quickplay’ playlist puts Xbone and Windows 10 players together, and it sounds like it’ll stay that way. Expanding the playerpool and letting folks play with their consolechums (or PCpals!) is good stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s it’s a Spartan Blitz: Halo Wars 2 open beta live

Halo Wars 2 [official site], the RTS spin-off from Microsoft’s Xbox FPS, is now in open beta on Windows 10. Until January 30th, all Tenners can check out the multiplayer ‘Blitz’ mode for free. That’s nice, as Edwin Evans-Thirlwell says Blitz is one of the more interesting parts of Hwar so hey, good for us. Blitz is a team-based mode where, rather than building armies and bases, units and powers are doled out by cards from a deck you build. Yeah I’m up for that. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragone: Platinum’s Scalebound cancelled

Scalebound [official site], the action-RPG about fighting monsters and riding dragons from Bayonetta devs Platinum, has been cancelled. Microsoft, Scalebound’s publishers, confirmed yesterday that they have cancelled the game but they didn’t give a reason. Rumour has it development was mighty troubled and behind schedule, but rumour also has it that I ♡ Gary Jones so don’t believe everything you read on toilet walls. Ah, Scalebound did look a bit iffy in demos but I had hoped that was just a quirk of E3 staging. Scalebound’s creative director, Hideki Kamiya, has been behind some real bangers so I’d hoped… never mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Parpy Christmas: Forza Horizon 3’s icy expansion out

Discover the true meaning of Christmas in the heartwarming first Forza Horizon 3 [official site] expansion. Blizzard Mountain, released yesterday, tells the tale of a group of cars jostling for love and attention from Santy Claus, racing across ice and snow to prove they’re better than any reindeer. Racing through new icy lands, a lineup of new trucks and cars will come to realise that Santa loves them all and that they should stop competing. The final race ends with the cars round a fire glugging marshmallow-laden cocoa into their radiators. Perfect. I’m welling up just thinking about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Dead Rising 4 unveils separate co-op missions

With Christmas fast approaching and the seasonal zombie nightmare of Dead Rising 4 [official site] coming even sooner, Capcom have revealed more of its four-player co-op. Unlike earlier Dead Rising games, which supported co-op in the campaign, 4 is splitting co-op off into a separate mode with separate missions. I’d rather scamper freely across the winter wonderland with my pals, frolicking and playing as we please, but I suppose I should know by now that Christmas is a time for schedule-driven, purposeful, strict, enforced fun with no room for deviation. Finish your co-op and get the jumper your gave you on in time for the Christmas Doctor Who, you hooligans. Read the rest of this entry »

Parp Parp! Forza Horizon 3 Demo Hits Windows 10

If you fancy a Sunday drive, you might want to take a look at Forza Horizon 3 [official site]. A demo for the open-world racer has arrived on Windows 10, letting folks pootle around a hunk of its virtual Australia for free. I suppose you can also drive quickly in those there races, but that seems very undignified. It’s also an opportunity to check out how much the game has improved since launch, when it was a bit wonky. You can grab the demo from the Windows Store. Read the rest of this entry »

Brrr: Forza Horizon 3 Teases Icy Expansion

Microsoft have teased that the first Forza Horizon 3 [official site] expansion will be going somewhere a fair bit chillier than the beaches and rainforests of the main game. It’ll launch later this year. They don’t have much to say about it but we can safely assume that Microsoft wouldn’t be so irresponsible as to promote driving in dangerous conditions. So we can reasonably assume that rather have players race through ice and snow, it’ll involve sitting parked by the roadside until the weather clears. Read the rest of this entry »