Blizzard's slice of competitive card perfection, Hearthstone, is getting revamped. Or re-shuffled, with some new modes. First up there's Standard Play, which will only feature players and opponents with decks made up of cards from the current and previous year. In addition to this there's also be Wild Mode which is basically the status quo, where anything and any-card goes.
2016 is certainly going to be an interesting year for the Big N. For one we'll get to see the company dip their toes into the mobile scene, first with the Mii-focused effort Miitomo, and then later on with a more mascot-friendly release. Also the company is launching its new network which will consolidate accounts with a single My Nintendo interface. One that will give people the ability to purchase content from PC and mobile devices and send them directly to systems like the 3DS and Wii U.
In a clear homage to DICE's classic World War II: The Second One multiplayer classic Battlefield 1942, and the never-released but something that was always talked about sequel, comes Battalion 1944. A new project from Bulk Head Interactive that aims to bring the classic WWII-themed shooter from years ago into the modern age. Running on Unreal Engine 4 and targeting both PC and current-gen consoles, Battalion 1944 is already pushing all the right buttons.
The long in development slo-mo-Matrix-style-2D-side-scrolling-action-thing Cobalt has finally been released. And it's available now on Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. From developer Oxeye Game Studio and Minecraft publisher Mojang, Cobalt is like the lovechild of Worms, The Matrix, and Super Smash Bros. It certainly looks like a lot of fun, with both local and online multiplayer supported and a slew of modes, maps, and weapons on offer.
That's right, LEGO Star Wars is back! And this time, it's personal. Well, not really. Personally I thought Episode VII was a great cinematic Star Wars experience, and this feels like the perfect video-game tie-in. Even though the LEGO-themed games of late have kind of felt like more of the same, and no doubt this will probably use the same template, it's good to see the series going back to Star Wars. We even get a trailer that parodies the first Episode VII teaser.
With the beta for The Division wrapping up we're ready to share our thoughts after spending a number of hours roaming the virus-plagued streets of Manhattan, NYC. Does the long-awaited RPG-slash-shooter-thing from Ubisoft live up to the hype? Is it too early to tell? Spoiler alert, it's a little bit of both. Have your own thoughts from playing the beta? Let us know.
Thanks to a new Status Menu for settlers that lets you know if they're being lazy and not meeting their daily Tato quota. Which then makes the dispensing of corporal punishment just that little bit more justifiable. As opposed to tyrannical. It can also be used as a handy tool to properly manage any settlement peacefully. Apparently. Anyway Fallout 4 has been patched! Released today for the PC version, with PS4 and Xbox One coming soon, the latest Fallout 4 patch also brings a number of improvements and bug fixes to the game.
The latest version of the massively ambitious space thing Star Citizen (Star Citizen Alpha 2.1.2) can now be tried for free (for the next week) in what's being called a Free Fly Event. All you need to do is sign-up for an account, and then patiently wait for the 27.8 GB install to complete. Yeah it'll take a while, but once that's done you'll get access to a space ship to fly around with. And do a bunch of space things.