The Surge from publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Deck13 was touted as a sci-fi Dark Souls prior to release. A sentiment that mostly rang true, with the game going on to find success across PC and consoles. And now we've got word that sequel is in the works, with a release window of 2019.
Sea of Thieves is one of our most anticipated games for 2018, with our anticipation only growing since spending quality time with the Closed Beta. And when Microsoft revealed a very cool limited Sea of Thieves controller late last year you can be sure that we wanted one. After all it has a glowing skull on it and one single gold trigger. To quote a TV infomercial, "But wait, there's more!"
Last E3 we got word that a new Metroid Prime game was finally in the works, with Nintendo confirming at the time that development duties were not being handled by Retro Studios. Which raised the question as to who would be behind the next installment in the excellent Prime series. Well, according to rumours and a LinkedIn profile of a Bandai Namco Singapore developer we might know the answer.
And so we now get into the weeds, with only one more countdown to come later in the week. Today we bring you numbers 20 through to 11 of our list of the best videogame soundtracks of all time. Several fan favourites here, potentially even some you were hoping to see along the way. And a few surprises no doubt.
We posted our in-depth Shadow of the Colossus review last week, but the game is now officially available at retail exclusively for PlayStation 4, and so we thought we'd let you know that fact, while also reminding you to have a look at our full verdict.
While the Assassin's Creed Origins first round of story content released a litle over a week ago, the other big open-world action-adventure outing of 2017, Middle-earth: Shadow of War has today caught up and dropped its own new slice of post-release story content -- Blade of Galadriel.
Roccat has been the hardware business for quite some time, and it’s great to see that the company can still create some truly impressive products. Case in point, the Roccat Khan Pro gaming headset. A lightweight and comfortable headset that in addition to being a great choice for a wide range of hardware – from PC to console - almost ventures in the realm of audiophile sound quality. A strange but very welcome direction for a gaming headset to take.
With Red Dead Redemption 2 now due for release in October, new reports are surfacing about what players can expect in the full release. According to a leak over at Trusted Reviews, one of the multiplayer modes is called Battle Royale. Which, unless you've been in a coma for the past couple of years, is the in thing right now.
Or, experience the decade for the first time. Well, the 80s as seen in classic films from the era. Crossing Souls, from publisher Devolver Digital and developer Fourattic is set in a nostalgia-filled California circa 1986. Think every Spielberg film from that era, a dash of Back to the Future, great music, and a fun, heartfelt story. So be sure to check this out.
As part of a restructuring for the previously 250 person team. The report comes via Kotaku which cites anonymous sources for the revelation. Which might be due to the somewhat lukewarm reception that the Dead Rising 4 received. Word is that the studio is still working on the next entry in the series.
For PC, with PS4 and Xbox One to follow at a later date. As per the headline, and rules that mandate that any release with the word collection in the title has to feature everything, the XCOM 2 Collection brings all the XCOM 2 into one neat package. Including the 2016 original, all DLC, plus the 2017 expansion, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.
As a sucker for aesthetics the Fractal Design Meshify C case stood out in a sea of impressive cases at PAX late last year. The black diamond pattern on the front looks like something you'd find in one of the new Deus Ex games. And so after finally getting my hands on one it turns out that it looks aren't everything.
Solid State Drives or SSDs have been around for a few years now. What began as a new way to store your OS and key files on a super-fast drive with limited storage has now become the go-to tech for storing all application data, including games. Having your Steam or GOG library on a dedicated SSD is the sort of setup that there’s no going back from.
With the Closed Beta for Rare's Sea of Thieves wrapped up, the studio has supplied some pretty impressive numbers. Like the 332.052 total players that took to the high seas, where over 2 million collective hours were spent ogling the truly jaw-dropping water effects. Plus, news that during the beta Sea of Thieves became the most watched game across both Twitch and Mixer.
After taking on the role in 2012 after being the face of PlayStation for many years. This follows on from news that Andrew House, appointed by Hirai as the head of PlayStation, also stepped down. Kaz Hirai will be replaced by current CFO Kenichiro Yoshida when he officially leaves the role in April.
There's no denying that PUBG on PC has somewhat of a problem with cheating, from aim-bots to recoil reduction to, well, any number of measures to ensure an unearned meal comprised of poultry. A new update which is rolling out soon for PUBG on PC aims to combat cheating, and developer Bluehole has detailed what players can expect.