For those that may not be aware, Night Dive Studios has a god send to fans of classic PC gaming the world over. The Vancouver based studio has devoted its efforts to reviving and re-releasing a number of classic games, with dozens of titles published on platforms like GOG.com and Steam over the years, including cult hits like System Shock 2 and The 7th Guest. And now with the rights to the franchise in its possession, Night Dive is working on a full remake of the original System Shock (1994).
As previously announced by Bethesda, your robot buddy/butler Codsworth can refer to you by name, with hundreds of different names pre-recorded and included in the game. Now, thanks to users on Reddit we have the full list. And it's full of pop culture references with everything from X-Files, to The Matrix, to The Hunger Games, to Superman covered.
The Warhammer meets Left 4 Dead Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide has been a resounding success and to celebrate developer Fatshark will be releasing a free content pack - Sigmar’s Blessing. With new traits, weapons, and loot, it should provide plenty of reason for players to keep fighting at the higher levels.
In a post on TorrentFreak (with a link to the legal documents in question) it looks like Blizzard is suing a number of individuals over the creation of bots for its games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm. According to the suit these bots, which can be purchased by players, "have caused, and are
continuing to cause, massive harm to Blizzard." The Bot sites in question are still currently in operation and in their defense they claim that "botting is not against any law".
In a collaboration between the director of the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, his production company, and the studio behind Infinity Blade and Shadow Complex comes SPYJINX. A game about spies and all the hi-jinx they get up to. Possibly. It's hard to tell when all we really know is that it'll run on Unreal Engine 4 and debut on PC and Mobile sometime next year.
Which you can check out on the Star Wars Battlefront career page right now, which tracks player progression for the title's many unlocks. Now we know that in the retail release the super-handy Jump Pack won't unlock until you reach Level 13. Plus at Level 32 you can pick up a Bowcaster -- the weapon of choice for the discernible Wookiee.
Nintendo will be broadcasting a new Nintendo Direct this Friday at 9am AEDT to provide updates on upcoming Wii U and 3DS titles. This will be the first Nintendo Direct since the tragic passing of Satoru Iwata, who served as presenter since they first began in 2011. This new broadcast will be hosted by Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata.
Right, first I'd like to apologise for reverting back to my native tongue with that title. Second, I'm actually not sorry. You're probably reading this because you're unable to play Fallout 4 right this very second. Which, the latest data from Steam Charts just about confirms. Because right now, it has more current players than Dota 2 and Counter-Strike.
Okay so a Vault Boy antenna may not be 'Stop the Presses!' newsworthy, but it's a nice and timely addition to the popular and all-around awesome multiplayer vehicle-soccer thing known as Rocket League. The big stuff that the latest patch does bring to the table (or field) though, are definitely the new Mutators. And these are just about Stop the Presses! newsworthy because they're game changing new modes that mess with gravity and physics in a game that is all about having fun with physics and gravity. And soccer.
And to taste the rainbow you'll need a card that isn't of the laptop variety. So even though Ubisoft are admitting that laptop cards may work with the game, they're not being officially supported. So take that gaming laptops of the world. In terms of software requirements Rainbow Six Siege will require a 64bit flavoured Windows, plenty of disk space, and as an online title, a fairly decent broadband connection.