In where a cat gets fixated with the laser end of a scoped sniper rifle. Adorable. And deadly. Available March 7, 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Wildlands is an impressive looking tactical squad-based shooter, one that had it's release pushed back to this year for that extra dose of polish. Or, to give the marketing team enough time to come up with this trailer.
Which brings the month-long The Darkening of Tristram event to the game, represented by a mysterious portal that transports players to a re-imagining of the original Diablo from 1996 -- presented in Glorious RetroVision. We had a chance to make our way through all 15 levels of the retro dungeon last night and it's definitely worth your time. Doubly so (or, triply) if you're a fan of Diablo III. And thanks to the original music and sound effects from the '90s original, it's a fun trip down memory lane.
Well, more like an update that will make Roadhog's hook obey a few more of the Laws of Nature. And not, you know, go through walls and re-position snagged enemies using the more questionable Laws of Wizardry and Magic. Which are fine law and all, but not the sort of stuff you'd want to see in Overwatch. The changes are long overdue and should be made available in the next update. As for new stuff in the realm of Overwatch, with the Christmas-themed holiday event now over, the new Middle Eastern Oasis map has finally been released.
Well, it was only a matter of time before we got a SMITE collectible card game -- or, CCG. And now with the announcement of SMITE Rivals at Hi-Rez Expo, it looks like we'll be getting just that. But, with an interesting twist and presentation that looks to capitalise on the three-lane mechanics of the popular free-to-play third-person MOBA.
With that date being March 23 in Europe and Australia and March 21 in North America. Which means we're just over two months away from one of the most anticipated releases of 2017. As the fourth game in the Mass Effect franchise, and the first to not be a direct continuation of a preceding title, Mass Effect Andromeda has been in development for several years now. And even so, we've really haven't gotten a proper look at the game. Speaking of which, a new trailer debuted at CES 2017.
And it's certainly an interesting batch of games, split into various revenue categories with Platinum and Gold leading the pack. Two Valve titles, DOTA 2 and CS: GO make up a portion of the Platinum offerings alongside the controversial No Man's Sky, Ubisoft's The Division, and one our favourite games from 2016, Total War: WARHAMMER. Also included in the Platinum revenue category are two titles that seem to always crop up on the daily Steam top seller list -- those being GTA V and Fallout 4.
'Tis the season and whatnot. That time of year when we slide away from our desks to the comfy embrace of the couch. Or, another desk if you're a PC gamer. Anyway it's holiday season! Xmas time! So, in between giving our lists of what we want to be given on December 25th to a dude at a shopping center dressed as Santa Claus, we've put together a list of games that we think you should be playing over the break. See you in 2017!
It's that time of the year, sale time! And just about every digital platform is currently having a sale -- Origin, Xbox Live, and of course Steam! The original destroyer of wallets. And as this year's sale kicks off there are quite a few gems ready to be added to your ever growing Steam Library. And its not just old stuff that's worth mentioning as 2016's DOOM is currently 67% off, at $26.38 USD.
When it comes to the game of 'Footing Ball, Australian Style' AusGamers' Stephen Farrelly is the resident expert. But, the surprise and fairy-tale success of the Western Bulldogs this year was hard to escape. And to cap off a stellar year for the club one of its star players, Marcus Bontempelli, is now set to grace the cover of next year's AFL Evolution -- as voted by the fans.
Perhaps the year's biggest success story, and recent reports show it being the biggest non free-to-play earner of 2016, Blizzard's Overwatch is heading into 2017 with a bunch of new content planned for the team-based shooter. We're talking new maps (including Oasis, which is currently on the PTR), new heroes, more balance changes, an improved esports experience, and more seasonal events. Plus, some small things like a new spray wheel.