The long-awaited next installment in the Dawn of War series is out this week, and Relic are once again taking the series in a slightly different direction -- with larger-scale battles and multiplayer that features elements reminiscent of the MOBA genre. Our review will be up later this week, but in the meantime click through for a snazzy new launch trailer, and some impressions from playing the campaign.
Both for Xbox 360 and playable via Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga makeup the Star Wars offerings for the month, most likely to celebrate May the Fourth. And remind everyone how much better the original Force Unleashed was. On the Xbox One front two titles are also up for grabs, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut and the pretty cool isometric affair Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
After speculation and a teaser from Activision that the next Sledgehammer Games developed Call of Duty would see the series return to its roots comes confirmation that Call of Duty: WWII is happening. Coming later this year (with a rumoured release date of November 3), the game will take place during the second World War. A full reveal is set to happen at 3AM on April 27 this week.
Last week it was reported that Nintendo was ceasing production on last year's popular NES Classic Mini, the palm-sized USB-powered NES that housed 30 games and connected to a TV via HDMI. It proved to be quite the draw, so much so that it's still hard to find, with online auction prices sitting in the several hundreds of dollars. So ceasing production left a lot of people scratching their heads as to why? Well, now we probably know with several sources claiming that a SNES Classic Mini is on its way for Holiday 2017.
Although Call of Duty World League Global Pro League is a bit of a mouthful it will house 16 Call of Duty teams from around the globe across two stages of competition, with each offering USD $700,000 in prizes. Not too shabby, especially when the outcome will affect the placement in the Call of Duty World League Championship, where another USD $1.5M will be up for grabs. Taking place in Columbus, Ohio, Stage 1 kicks off this weekend with Australia's Mindfreak going up against some stiff competition.
With eight more rounds to go before the playoffs. And things are looking good so far for Australian team, Blank Esports, who are currently sitting in first place on the ladder. And they'll be taking on Hong Kong Attitude tonight from 9:00 PM AEST, and then Japanese team SunSister, on Sunday, 24 April at 9:00pm AEST. Both matches can be streamed here so be sure to tune in and support our Aussies!
In case you were wondering GTA V is still keeping it real on the weekly and monthly best-sellers lists. And a big part of that is due to the way Rockstar has kept updating GTA Online with great new content ranging from heists to biker gangs to stunt racing. And now, a top-down viewpoint that is reminiscent of the very first Grand Theft Auto, crossed with the high-speed racing of Micro Machines.
Thanks to the addition of DRM-free versions of the Saints Row games arriving on GOG.com, the digital store is currently celebrating that by offering everyone that logs into their account with a free copy of Saints Row 2 on PC. DRM-free and compatible with just about any Windows-based PC. This also means that Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV are both heavily discounted and available for under $5 each.
Which is a move by Valve to combat players will multiple accounts taking part in what's commonly referred to as "smurfing". A MOBA staple seen in a variety of free-to-play titles where secondary and third accounts are treated in a less serious fashion than someone's primary, or utilised in a way to boost lower level friends to higher ranked tiers. Generally, unfair stuff all round.
With the news dropping today that Heroes of the Storm 2.0 goes live April 26 comes additional word of a nice little bonus from Blizzard. One where everyone that logs into the game gets to unlock one of four hero Mega Bundles, themed around different play-styles. There's Support and Specialists, Assassins, Tanks and Bruisers, and the all-round Flex bundles with each one containing 20 heroes to become part of your roster. Freebies!