Valve's 1998 classic Half-Life needs no introduction. But if we were to give it one we'd call it one of the most influential sci-fi 3D first-person shooters -- release at a time when the genre was evolving at an incredible rate. And now, almost 20 years after its original release Valve has patched Half-Life.
After debuting on PC and Xbox One earlier this year, the new game from the team behind classic LucasArts adventures like Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, and Zak McKracken will be making its way onto other consoles later this year. That's right, Thimbleweed Park is coming to both the PS4 in August and the Nintendo Switch at some as-yet unknown date.
Christopher Nolan's next film is due for release very soon, and sees the Batman and Interstellar director setting his sights on World War II and the Battle of Dunkirk. And when it comes to World War II battles, the trilogy of Wargaming's World of Tanks, Warships, and Warplanes is impossible to ignore. Which makes this announcement a pretty cool one.
Hopefully that reference to a well-known wrestling move will prove to you that I know what it is to talk wrasslin'. And when it comes to the world of vidya game wrasslin' the WWE 2K series is the be all end all. As in its the only game that we know of. And with WWE 2K18 due for release in Spring, the series will be making its return to a Nintendo console with a Nintendo Switch release.
It's no secret that since its release PC players have been anxiously awaiting news, of any kind, of a proper PC release of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption. And now with the sequel on the horizon this prospect is starting to look less and less likely. Which is where Wild West Online steps in, a new MMO from 612 Games that looks to scratch that Wild West itch. And so far, it looks pretty good.
Headed to PCs and consoles October 6, with those that pre-order the game getting access on October 4. The Open Beta which will be available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin) will include the Battle for Naboo stuff seen in the multiplayer reveal -- plus a Starfighter Assault battle.
A little while ago you may have noticed that the Adelaide Crows made history by acquiring Legacy Esports. And in the process became the first traditional sports team in Australia to make the official plunge into esports. And now, after last month's StarCraft II WCS ANZ Challenger finals, Sean 'Probe' Kempen, who's currently on his way to Dreamhack Valencia Spain for the StarCraft II WCS finals -- has become part of the Legacy Esports family.
As part of a deal between Valve and Samsung it looks like Steam Link is slowly transforming from a separate box that connects to a TV to an App. Which, is very cool news. Currently being tested in beta form with 1080p/60fps output the service also supports the Steam Controller and a Wired Xbox 360 pad. Of course this is all well and good if you don't live in Australia.
With the game also going free-to-play this weekend on Xbox One and Steam. The Nemesis Forge update for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, across all platforms, introduces a new mechanic that will record your top Orc Nemesis and Follower for inclusion in Middle-earth: Shadow of War -- which launches October 10. Very cool.