Like right now. As in it came out a few days ago. So this is more of a gentile reminder. And as the game is still somewhat new, the timing for the first bit of story-based DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided should mean that the main game is still fresh in your mind. Either that or you're currently on your sixth 'death by giant walls of garbage bins falling on enemies' run.
Last week The Daily Beast reported that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump outfit called Nimble America. One that is dedicated to something called "shitposting" and circulating anti-Hillary Clinton internet memes. Yeah, pretty silly, and damning stuff. So, just about immediately this news caused a bit of stir in the traditionally left-leaning independent development community. But, should we be surprised and outraged that someone's political views potentially don't line-up with ours?
With over $100 million raised through crowdfunding and a development cycle that is entering its fifth year, you can be sure that the story behind the hugely ambitious Star Citizen is as wide in scope as the game itself. Which, was originally due for release in 2014. With multiple studios working on a single-player story-driven campaign, multiplayer missions, social elements, robust dog-fighting, and a whole lot more, a new and rather extensive account of the Star Citizen story has popped up over at Kotaku.
In Watch Dogs 2 you join the famous hacker group DedSec and embark on a quest to take down one of the largest tech companies in the world. Seems that they're collecting all this data, ranging from emails, to voice chat, and even video. On everyone. Including you and me. And then selling it on to the highest bidder. Yeah, total science fiction.
2K and Firaxis Games have revealed the PC system requirements for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, out October 21, and unlike the usual crop of first-person shooters and large-scale open world adventures they're actually pretty reasonable. So much so that they've reminded us that Nvidia had a 7th generation GeForce card, and that you won't need the hard-drive space equivalent of a Wikileaks data dump to play it.
With the next set of expansions for Ubisoft's The Division delayed so that the base game can be improved, it looks like the next big update to game will change things up quite dramatically. Version 1.4 of The Division will do away with the difficulty modes in favour of a World Tier system that will effect everything from roaming the city streets to replaying missions. But also, pretty much all gear, player health, weapons, stats and more are being re-done.
Out October 25, the wintery Ashes of Ariandel expansion for Darl Souls 3 looks to continue the series trend of inspired enemy and boss encounters. In a new gameplay video from Tokyo Game Show we get to see a bunch of unedited combat with some weirdly proportioned foes before diving into a somewhat spoilery montage of bosses.
Based on the title, we kind of got excited too. But alas no, an underwater mode is not coming to Rocket League. But instead a rather beautiful new arena in the deep ocean called the AquaDome. After playing through the rather excellent BioShock remaster this seems like the perfect way to transition back out of Rapture when it launches next month.
Oh well, all good things must come to an end. And after a string of impressive free games, next month's Xbox Games with Gold lineup looks pretty uninspiring. Probably because the words 'Super Mega' are followed by 'Baseball'. Add in yet another backwards compatible racing game, and the list doesn't improve all that much. But, they're still free. So we'll still be adding them to our library.
As Blizzard's networking service that launched all the way back in 1996 to coincide with the release of the original Diablo, it looks like the company is finally going to be shifting away from the name Battle.net. And in keeping with the recent launches of Blizzard Streaming and Blizzard Voice, they'll be keeping it nice and simple by prefacing it all with the name Blizzard.