Which as part of EA's subscription-based PC service Origin offers a library of classic games to download and play. To celebrate this past weekend's May the 4th celebration EA has decided to add 12 more Star Wars games to the Origin Access Vault - including Star Wars Dark Forces, Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3D, and more.
Which makes sense with Activision at the helm. And as per the Overwatch League teams will city-based franchises with the first batch of locations announced - covering Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto. As per the official statement from Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, these first Call of Duty esports teams have been created by existing Overwatch League team owners.
And in the process ends the Sydney Drop Bears reign as champions since the competition began. An emotional victory for ORDER, the team beat third-seed Blank Esports in its semi-final 3-0 before moving onto the grand final at IEM Sydney yesterday - taking the Overwatch Contenders Australia crown in a thrilling 4-1 victory.
At the Borderlands 3 reveal a couple of days ago Gearbox Studios head Randy Pitchford made a special note to say that the game will feature "fun customisations like heads and skins, but we're not doing any of that free-to-play junk. There's not going to be any microtransactions, there's not going to be any of that nonsense." Which then sparked a bit of controversy because the game will indeed feature purchasable skins.
In a very weird promotion that extends to the general public, this collaboration between Bethesda and Hunter and Fox Tattoo Studio involves people being able to get a RAGE 2 tattoo from "a curated selection" that "you will not decide which one" you end up getting. #noRAGEgrets. Also next Friday, May 10 at 10am you can tune in to "watch a handful of content creators and Bethesda staff go through the once-in-a-lifetime experience".
Developer Rebellion is set to re-release a remaster of its 2012 hit (which itself was a remake of the 2005 original) later this month with Sniper Elite V2 Remastered coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. And for those wondering the PC version will go live via the Windows 10 Store, Steam, and GOG.com. With the re-release set to drop May 17, today we've got a new trailer showcasing the major features players can expect.
Although it wasn't received all that favourably by reviews, Sabre Interactive's Left 4 Dead homage based on the film with the same name World War Z is by all accounts a success. With over 300,000 digital sales on the Epic Games Store alone, which shoot up to over 1 million when you factor in the PS4 and Xbox One - the new content update roadmap will certainly be of interest to some.
Which includes a wide range of classic and not-so classic LucasArts era Star Wars games available - including the N64's Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire and the PC Doom-era Dark Forces both for $2.99 AUD, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D and Star Wars: Rebel Assault 1+2 for $4.99 AUD. Plus, the return of the original Star Wars Battlefront (2004) for $11.99 AUD.
When the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night spiritual successor from series producer Koji Igarashi hit crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in 2015 it quickly became one of the most successful crowdfunded games of that year. But, when the first footage began to emerge fans weren't all that impressed with the 2.5D Unreal Engine visuals. With the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night release set for June, it's sporting a revamped look with plans to not only meet but exceed expectations.
Earthworm Jim, the indelible character that is as 1990s as videogame mascots like Sonic the Hedgehog and animated icons like Ren & Stimpy is set to make a comeback in a brand new game. Albeit a game being developed exclusively for the still very-mysterious Intellivision Amico console. A new device that's very much still in the TBC-realm that will focus on family-oriented titles in addition to using proprietary touch-screen controllers or smart-phones as input devices.
With our very own Vault Hunter, Stephen Farrelly, having already explored various new planets alongside testing out a suite of different guns (check out our full hands-on preview) - here's the full official Borderlands 3 live-stream from earlier today. With close to an hour of gameplay!
Inspired by DOOM these little bite sized representations of hell are described as "delectable steamed dumplings" consisting of a pork filling and coloured red and black. Available via Melbourne's China Bar, with only a $1 delivery charge, this is definitely something to consider when looking for a snack whilst fending off hordes of demons this weekend.
With What Remains of Edith Finch and Overcooked! being the two free PlayStation 4 games for PS Plus members this month. Two titles that were received well by critics and fans alike with the former offering quite an emotional and original narrative story and Overcooked! offering pure multiplayer insanity as players try to manage a busy kitchen.
And it looks, well. Weird would be one word to describe it, though a string of words like 'what in the hell is this' feels more apt. Not that we're attached to the Sonic franchise or feel that any of SEGA's countless Sonic the Hedgehog adventures featured what you would consider a decent story. Or, brilliant gameplay for that matter.
Set in the Conan the Barbarian universe the new RTS game from Command & Conquer veterans at Petroglyph is set to launch on PC on May 30. With randomised maps and players building up defenses whilst fending off waves of attackers today we've got a new video showcasing highlights from a co-op session. Although not a traditional RTS in terms of flow it definitely feels like a nod to the genre's action-heavy past.
Which also coincides with a free-to-play period on all platforms for Ghost Recon Wildlands running from May 2 to May 5. The two new story missions that make up Operation Oracle come two years after the game's initial launch and continues Ubisoft's support for the tactical shooter that has recently wrapped up Year 2.