Which probably means that the long-in-development project will hit $200 million USD in funding before long. The spike came following the debut of version Alpha 3.3 of the game, fan convention CitizenCon, and the debut of a new cinematic trailer for the single-player star-studded off-shoot Squadron 42.
Late last week, a producer and Command & Conquer veteran over at EA - Jim Vessella - hinted at the possible return of the classic RTS series starting with remasters for some of the older titles. As per some new information gleaned from a Reddit AMA, the first of these projects is currently underway and EA are listening to the community to see what features might be requested.
The story-driven expansion to CD Projekt RED's upcoming free-to-play card game GWENT called Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales brings a whole new single-player experience set in the world of The Witcher. With a deep character driven story set before the first Witcher game, player's take on the role of Queen Meve on the cusp of a Nilfgaard invasion.
Bringing competition and prizes across six games with leader-boards and high scores, including Project CARS 2, Forza Horizon 4, RUSH, MotoGP 18, Overwatch, and MXGP. With the odd one out being Overwatch, in that it's not a racing game. Prizes include a suite of OMEN by HP products and an all expenses paid trip to the OMEN Challenger Series PUBG Finals in Thailand from November 2-4, 2018.
Which includes spending time in a highly detailed city in addition to taking off and landing in lush part of a planet, all narrated by project director Chris Roberts. Naturally, a lot of it looks incredible but still a little janky and slow - and still with that same level of ambition we've come to associate with Star Citizen.
Say what you will about the perpetually in-development Star Citizen and its single-player star-studded off-shoot Squadron 42 - the latest trailer that debuted at CitizenCon this week looks incredible. From digital Mark Hamill and Gillian Anderson to the design of the Vandal aliens to the ships and cinematic effects.
A new OS update is rolling out now for Xbox One users across the world and it's a big one thanks to the return of Xbox Avatars. Yeah, those digital mini versions of ourselves we all made way back in the Xbox 360 era. Naturally, the revamped Xbox Avatars offer deeper levels of customisation and continues the trend of decking out your digital dude with game-specific clothing and items.
At E3 earlier this year EA unveiled a new mobile entry in the long-running Command & Conquer series called Command & Conquer: Rivals - one focused on quick and intense head-to-head battles. Naturally, fans of the series weren't too happy that it wasn't a fully fledged PC game, but in a new statement from Jim Vessella, a Producer at Electronic Arts, C&C might be making a comeback.
With the game officially out tomorrow we had the chance to check out some traditional Black Ops 4 multiplayer action, with our own Toby Berger taking the reigns to showcase his somewhat decent skills. Not exactly MVP worthy, or but good enough to raise an eyebrow in respect and slowly nod in appreciation.
With servers going live tomorrow we had the chance to play the game early, due to AusGamers being considered 'professional'. Well, not all of us are, but our Call of Duty expert Toby Berger most certainly is, and ahead of his written review we bring you 20 glorious minutes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 zombies gameplay - on the mission 'Voyage of Despair'.
But, we still have to wait before we get to see a trailer or images. As part of the Season Pass for Assassin's Creed Odyssey as well as something that will be sold separately - Ubisoft is currently prepping a proper remaster of Assassin's Creed III with new 4K HDR presentation on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4, plus several new visual updates.
In terms of remakes, Capcom's upcoming Resident Evil 2 looks truly incredible from a technical standpoint. And all that fancy new lighting and animation lends itself perfectly to reinterpreting classic villains - as seen in the latest gameplay demo showcasing Lickers. Which are, well, horrifying to say the least.
With the arrival of three new titles - NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key and Super Dodge Ball. Also Nintendo are adding special save files to certain games, including one for the original Legend of Zelda - giving players a starter boost of rupees and items like the White Sword, Magical Shield, Blue Ring and Power Bracelet.
Which was inevitable thanks to the addition of eight expansion teams coming to next year's competition - scheduled to kick off on Friday 15 February, 2019. The new Overwatch League teams will join the two existing divisions with Paris, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Atlanta joining the Atlantic Division, and Vancouver, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou joining the Pacific Division.
Launching next week Ubisoft's melee combat game For Honor is set to get its biggest update yet with the Marching Fire expansion. We went hands-on with the new Arcade mode recently and were immediately impressed with what we saw. The new update also comes on the heels of a new milestone for the game - 15 million players.
Once upon a time loading games on a computer that connected to a CRT television was done via cassette tape - and took minutes. Of course we're talking about the Commodore 64, one of the biggest names in 1980s computing, and also computer games. And now the fine folks over at Internet Archive have compiled tens of thousands of C64 software relics - including countless classic games.