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.
Looks like Street Fighter V is getting its very own cinematic story mode filled with pre-rendered and real-time cutscenes. And based on the teaser trailer it looks suitably epic. Strange giant purple asteroids, Ryu doing his best serious face, M. Bison being all sinister, mysterious, and glowy-eyes. The only catch is that this mode won't be ready in time for launch and will be a free add-on coming in June. As for what's included when Street Fighter V launches next month? Well, Capcom has also released a new video covering all the game modes.
Which probably begs the question, "The Elder Scrolls Online doesn't feature a Thieves Guild?" Turns out it doesn't, which is why the next bit of DLC for the PC and console MMO is focusing on the pick-pocketing, jewelry heisting, all around outlaws of the Thieves Guild. In a new video detailing some of the new content coming with the pack, Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax is wise to point to Oblivion and Skyrim as the template for crafting a new Thieves Guild-related story-line.
Otherwise known as Early Access, where titles that are in a playable state are made available for people to purchase. To play, and in some cases act as testers. GOG.com's version, called 'Games in Development' as to alleviate any confusion as to what's on offer, features a first batch of titles including Starbound, Ashes of Singularity, and Project Zomboid. And like many other additions to the popular DRM-free service, all titles will be curated by the team at GOG.com.
So the beta for The Division is happening right now. As in, now now. If you've managed to snag a key or pre-order the game then no doubt your take on Tom Clancy's vision of a world where car doors are left open for strangers to close is still very fresh. And with the full-game set for release in a couple of months Ubisoft has revealed its initial plans for the future of The Division, which includes a Season Pass and some free content.