Master of Orion, the classic 1993 space strategy game that helped coin the genre term 4X (specifically referring to the combination of different play styles like explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) is now getting the 4R treatment (a new term coined today by Ausgamers). And alongside revamped visuals and audio, the new Master of Orion will feature a newly designed interface, new races to play as, as well as new solar systems to explore.
Nate Lawrence has been splashed all over Dirty Bomb for the better part of the last year, taking in conversations with the devs and getting his hands dirty in preview and beta builds of the game, which is why we handed him review duties now that the developer is confident the product is ready to stand on its open release feet.
Smite, the Free-To-Play third-person action MOBA available on PC and Xbox One (currently in beta) will be getting a new Arena mode next week. In this new map, which takes its inspiration from the Roman Colosseum and its gladiatorial era, teams will be able to duke it out against the backdrop of a roaring crowd. With no doubt, some smiting taking place too. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Ubisoft's tower defense action game by the way of childhood playthings known as action figures, Toy Soldiers: War Chest, has revealed four new armies which will be available at launch. And out of these four the two big ones that will no doubt please the many '80s kids out there, are armies based on the popular GI Joe and He-Man lines of action figures. Giant green cat included.
According to developer Three One Zero, Adr1ft is a "first-person experience (FPX)." Which is to say, a game focused on immersing the player within a specific world. And in the case of Adr1ft, one similar to that movie where Sandra Bullock portrayed an astronaut stuck in orbit above the Earth - Miss Congeniality. I mean, Miss Gravity.