For fans of the series this 12 minute introduction to Civilization VI narrated by Sean Bean is a both a blessing and curse. A blessing in that it gives you a pretty in-depth look at how the game plays in comparison to other entries in the series. And a curse because it looks so good that the wait until the October 21 release date will now feel like an eternity.
As so it begins. Another round of Steam sales, where a number of games both big and small have been discounted just enough to tempt you into adding them to your ever growing pile of games that you'll get to one day. Eventually. It'll happen. In time. But anyway, with the picnic themed sale kicking off today a number of bargains are up for grabs. Including considerable discounts to recent titles like Doom, Fallout 4, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Asemblance, the debut game from indie developer Niloh Studios promises to be the first part in a new psychological sci-fi anthology series that takes inspiration from a number of classics like The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. So then, how does the first episode or installment fare? Well, we've kind of forgotten. Because you see, there's this memory machine. And after storing all our memories on it, you can call them 'reviews', we've had our mind drives wiped.
Now that it's finally gone public domain we don't have to live in fear when singing the happy birthday song. And guess who's turning 20? Quake! So here we go, "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you" etc, etc. Actually that song kinda sucks. But anyway, Quake is 20. And to celebrate one of the game's creators, John Romero, took to his blog to talk about the seminal shooter plus post the first ever screenshots from the game.
Which means if you own the game on PC you can check out the new Competitive Play mode today. Assuming of course you've hit Level 25. As Blizzard has been running PTR servers for a number of its games to give players a chance to check out new content patches early, it was only a matter of time before this was the case with Overwatch.
As with all big releases these days when you pre-order 2K's upcoming Mafia III you'll get a set of exclusive cars and weapons. "That's all well and good, but what do they look like?" Well, glad you asked because we now have a trailer that gives us a glimpse of what's being called the Family Kick-Back pre-order bonus.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands' open-world reveal at E3 2016 was one of the big surprises from the Ubisoft camp, and while I've already shared with you a written hands-on experience, I've also gone ahead and put together a video showcasing three gameplay captures I managed to nab from E3, featuring a single mission, with three different approaches.
Announced and released on the same day as Ubisoft's E3 conference, Trials of the Blood Dragon is a bright neon-lit '80s action spectacle where fluro headbands are part of every covert soldier's attire. And it's a game that is weirdly both a single-player Trials experience, and a quasi-sequel to the excellent Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. So yeah, confusing in more ways than one.
A Diablo-like action game set in the Warhammer 40K universe is a golden idea. Golden. With Dawn of War II utilising some action-RPG elements to great effect, the idea of a heroic Space Marine is one perfectly suited to this type of game. Which makes the debut gameplay footage from the upcoming Warhammer 40K Inquisitor – Martyr a little tough to watch. Mainly because it looks incredibly slow, to the point where it makes the game look boring.