From Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of the original LucasArts adventure Maniac Mansion, Thimbleweed Park has already pointed and clicked its way into the hearts of PC and Xbox One gamers with its release earlier this year. And now the murder-mystery-comic adventure is coming to PlayStation 4 on August 22. And, and this is exciting, Nintendo Switch in September.
At The Intertantional, the major Dota 2 esports tournament currently taking place in Seattle all week, Valve took the time to announce a brand new game it has in the works for 2018 called Artifact. Now, before you get too excited thinking it might be something to fill the gap left by Half-Life or Portal the full working title is Artifact: The Dota Card Game. Yeah, a CCG for Dota along the lines of Blizzard's Hearthstone and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls: Legends.
Fake news, alternative facts, post-truth, these are all issues that are extremely important in today's modern social-media driven technological landscape. Developer Osmotic Studios and indie label Surprise Attack Games, have today announced that the second season of Orwell dubbed 'Ignorance is Strength' will deal with these topics.
Yeah, that's from the song in the trailer. Catchy stuff. But, I don't remember the original Destiny's PvP Crucible mode being this fast. If it was then the song choice was a lie. Ahem. Anyway, the multiplayer in Destiny 2 looks smooth and refined, and fans of the Crucible from the original Destiny would be wise to take a look.
Which will explore "how the video game Call of Duty grew into one of the biggest global entertainment franchise blockbusters of all time". The film, from Devolver Digital Films will make its VOD debut on September 19. Strangely, as per the trailer after the jump, it has been created without any involvement or consent from Activision. Which means it should be less of a promotional piece and more of a documentary.
Sure, it might currently be winter in both Australia and Westeros, but in the world of Overwatch summers if officially here. With the Overwatch Summer Games 2017 now live, bringing back Lucioball with a new Sydney-based stadium. Plus, a new skin for Junkrat that puts him in the green and gold of our Olympic athletes. Also, Soldier 76 shows off his legs in a new summery outfit perfect for a dad.
Called Ubisoft Stockholm, the new studio will be led by Patrick Bach who you might know as the now former GM of EA DICE. The new studio plans to grow to a team of over 100 people within the next two years, and will join Ubisoft Massive (also in Sweden) on future projects like the upcoming Avatar game. Which I guess, is still a thing.
After previously being exclusive to the PlayStation platform, popular music streaming service Spotify is now available on Xbox One. The Spotify app can be obtained from the Xbox Store, and thanks to the background capabilities of the console music can be streamed whilst you're playing. Or racing. Because this is the sort of news that makes you want to fire up Forza Horizon 3.
In the style of the sort of compilation release that a publisher like Sega, Atari, or Nacmo might release containing a bunch of older titles from its back-catalogue. With UFO 50 though the titles will all be new games from the creators of indie hits like Spelunky, Skorpulac, Time Barons, Madhouse, and Downwell. Numbering a whopping 50 in total! And, as a single package it looks awesome.
Where, a whopping $1,000,000 USD prize pool will be up for grabs. For those that posses an almost superhuman ability to strafe, shoot, and jump and react faster than some sort of FPS-playing robot that is. The Quake World Championships are being held at QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas, August 25-28 AEST with Dan "Astroboy" qualifying for his spot at the North American regional last weekend.