Unknown Pleasures: our favourite new Steam games
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 1:00 pm
Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of the best overlooked new releases on Steam. This week: choose your own trousers, Devil Daggers on a motorbike, forgotten rally classics and No Meow’s Sky.

Spawn Point: how to get into real-time strategy
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 2:00 pm
Hello. This is Spawn Point, a new not-quite-regular feature in which we take a genre, series or other facet of gaming culture, and try to convince you to give it a shot. It might be those hero shooters you’ve always wanted to get into, or that terrifying space game played by thousands of jerks. We’ll […]

Nintendo Switch running Skyrim looks less pretty than other versions, but just as fun
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 1:26 pm
Wonder what The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim running on the Nintendo Switch actually looks like? It's understandable, as the game was teased from day one of the Switch reveal

Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire Launches Today!
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 2:15 pm
Today is the day.  At some point around noon [or now], here on the first day of Autumn in the northern hemisphere, the Path of Fire expansion for Guild Wars 2 goes live. As an outsider to the game… never got much past level 40… the

'PUBG’ studio isn't happy about ‘Fornite: Battle Royale’
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 1:38 pm

Epic Games' cartoony horde game Fortnite is still in Steam Early Access, but the studio recently announced that a free-to-play version of the game would come out for free next week... and it looks a lot like another really popular game. Fortnite: Battle Royale's gameplay doesn't just closely resemble PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Epic admitted it inspired their new title while promoting its game. Bluehole, the studio behind PUBG, is none too happy, and even stated in a press release that it's considering 'further action.'

501 - The Instance: One Thousand Years
Posted by The Instance: The Podcast for Lovers of Blizzard Games [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 1:41 pm
Topping off the hunter and workin on yer mage! Flying and THEN do it. Argus tells some tales. Blizzcon mounts are awesome. A thousand years of war. And more!

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Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion is now out
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 12:00 pm
Arenanet’s MMORPG Guild Wars 2 [official site] has begun its adventure to new (old) lands with the launch of its second expansion. Path of Fire returns to the Crystal Desert and kingdom Elona, from the first game, on a mission to give the god of war a good kicking. To help boot his molten teeth […]

Things I want to celebrate about Divinity: Original Sin II
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 12:00 pm
While Adam has the definitive word in his Divinity: Original Sin 2 review, I’ve found myself unable to stop playing in every spare moment, and jotted down some of the very many things that make this game stand out, make it feel so very special. Below I celebrate its extraordinary replayability, the joy of moving […]

Plunkbat: An Alice and Pip chat
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 12:30 pm
After what feels like YEARS of making excuses, Pip is finally ready to try Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds [official site] with Alice. She knows that there are “bants” and she knows that there’s a “plane” but everything else is veiled in mystery. Alice, meanwhile, has consumed more chicken dinners than you’ve had… hot meals? Everything will be […]

Your chance to win a complete Blu-ray box set of The Walking Dead!
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 10:35 am
The latest run of zombie drama The Walking Dead was one of the bleakest yet

Whoa there, more Red Dead Redemption 2 news is finally coming September 28
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 11:51 am
More Red Dead Redemption 2 news is coming next week

Destiny 2 Faction Rallies go live on September 26, here's what you can earn
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 12:19 pm
Destiny 2 has added a lot of new stuff to the series (we can call it a series now, right?) but it's also brought back many of the first game's features in new forms

Amarr Empire Looks Forward to First Jubilee of Coronation of Empress Catiz I
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 12:34 pm

Amarr Prime – The first anniversary of the coronation of Empress Catiz I is to be celebrated in a Jubilee Week festival beginning Monday and culminating in a ritual renewal of vows of obedience to the Imperial Throne on Wednesday 27th.

The Jubilee festivities will continue for the remainder of the week by order of Her Most Sublime and Imperial Majesty Catiz I, First Apostle of the True Faith and Sovereign Defender of the Imperial Rite.

All Imperial subjects are commanded to make preparations for the festivities and to observe the holy duty of hospitality for pilgrims during the Jubilee Week.


Episode 174: “Dim Skyscraper”
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 12:40 pm
We discuss The Dark Tower and The Orville, briefly mention the trailer for Red Sparrow, talk about updates for HotS, Elite: Dangerous, and more old [...]

All Xbox 360 ‘Halo’ titles are now playable on the Xbox One
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 12:22 pm

Microsoft had a fun announcement this week. All Xbox 360-era Halo games, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, are now backwards compatible for the Xbox One and Xbox One S. (Halo: Reach was already backwards compatible with the system). They aren't yet playable yet on the Xbox One X, but it's coming soon.

Source: Halo Waypoint

Have You Played… No Man’s Sky?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 10:34 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. No Man’s Sky has changed a great deal since the initial release, switching from a pure, lonely exploration experience to a game with base building, harder survival-based modes, rudimentary multiplayer and a lot more. I still […]

Best PC gaming deals of the week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 10:47 am
It’s EGX week and I’m currently sat writing this article behind a set of flight cases in an isolated corner of the NEC, so you’ll have to forgive me if I keep this brief. As you may expect, we’ve got more deals to check out again this week, so let’s get right to them, shall […]

Parp parp! Project CARS 2 released
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 10:49 am
Slightly Mad Studios flashed the starting lights for their racing game Project CARS 2 [official site] yesterday, sending it roaring into the night and onto Steam. Stirling Matheson celebrated it (with some reservations) in our Project CARS 2 review, and I know I’ll certainly trust the racing opinions of someone with a name like Stirling […]

The PUBG devs are calling out Fortnite: Battle Royale as a clone - this could get messy
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 10:39 am
Cloning large parts of competitors' games is not at all unusual in this industry, and it typically passes without (public) comment

'Destiny 2' factions will reward you with powerful discount weapons
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 11:21 am

If you've been playing Destiny 2 for a while, you probably know the fate of "the city". What's set to follow -- as I try not to spoil anything-- is the return of factions. We all love some good in-game tribal battles, and the shooter's Faction rallies will kick things off on September 26, at the decidedly precise hour of 2AM PT / 5AM ET / 9AM BST -- with some nice rewards for the faction that comes out on top.

Source: Bungie

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adding VW campervan for lads on tour
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 10:15 am
If you had any doubt about the near-fact that Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds [official site] is about lads larking around on a weekend jolly which turns deadly, they will now be quashed by the revelation that it’s adding a vintage Volkswagen Kombi campervan as a driveable vehicle. Round up the lads, fill a level 3 backpack with […]

Xur's on Titan this week in Destiny 2 and, yes, he's got a lot of good things for you stranger

Warzone Extractions: Revamping the Arbitrator Fit
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 9:47 am
I guess I should give an update on my experience running the Warzone Extraction sites in EVE Online given how popular my T1 cruiser fittings post for the event turned out. For those wondering, I am flying an Arbitrator through the sites and with my

One Gamer Fund heard you liked video-game charities
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 9:00 am

It's an exciting time to be Seven Siegel. Siegel is the executive director of Global Game Jam, the world's largest 48-hour hackathon, but more important, he's a former game developer with an MBA in nonprofit management. This makes him particularly suited to work in an emerging niche market blending philanthropy with cutting-edge technology: video game charities.

There are dozens of charities in the video-game industry, including heavy hitters like the Gamers Outreach Foundation, which puts gaming equipment in children's hospitals around the nation; AbleGamers, which helps people with disabilities play their favorite titles; and Take This, which advocates for mental-health awareness in the gaming industry. And there are more community-led nonprofits popping up all the time.

"We're seeing it on the individual level with Desert Bus for Hope, with the Mario marathon, with Awesome Games Done Quick," Siegel says. "These are all charity events that aren't big industry things. These are all people getting together with their love of games and making some good happen."

Team Deathmatch comes to LawBreakers
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2017, 7:15 am
Gravity-bothering FPS, LawBreakers [official site] has launched a “significant” patch, boosting player lifespans, dunking in a new map – Namsan – and bundling in a bunch of new features. There’s also a new game mode in the form of Skirmish – Team Deathmatch. I’ll get into a bit more detail on these bits after the […]

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