The Journey Down, a point-and-click adventure series blending sci-fi with “Afro-Caribbean vibes” that’s been running since 2010, is wrapping up with the release of its third and final chapter.
Divinity: Original Sin 2's devs have decided to remove the infinite damage combo I wrote about yesterday. Initially, writes PC Gamer, Larian planned to leave the combo in because it applauds “creative approaches to the game,” but have since determined that it’s an “unintended bug.” The studio plans to patch it “ASAP.”
In most games, the permanent death of a player character is a big deal, a matter of pomp, circumstance, and occasionally people arguing on forums for decades about how to get her back. In Niche, I watched the progenitor of my entire species drop dead after a few minutes of play. One second he was happy and healthy,…
Dujanah is a gorgeous and bizarre indie game full of glitch cats, existential spider-men, and death. With key narrative moments and a small arcade of games that focus on death and dying, it imparts an important lesson of acceptance. We take a look in this critical video.
Now that Zelda: Breath of the Wild is running pretty well on the PC, it’s time for people to start messing it with. Like turning Link into Carl Johnson from GTA: San Andreas, or Steve from Minecraft.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 might look like a sparkly new take on creaky old PC role-playing games, but it’s built atop a foundation of intricately interlocking systems that allow for even more possibility than the classics. Here’s a case in point.
Heat Signature’s clock is ticking. Ten seconds until I get detected in an enemy spaceship, and I haven’t even assassinated my target. Finally, I find them. It’s over in one cruel slice of my long blade, but the timer is still counting down, and the ship is a labyrinthine hulk. I run. I see a hull or a space window or …
The story side of Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite stumbles in trying to achieve a semblance of order amidst the clashing of discordant fictional worlds, but the multiplayer action is just as intense and chaotic as it’s ever been, with spectacular battles that are enjoyable no matter which side comes out on top.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a turn-based Shakespearean tragedy generator, and also there are aliens. Steam users have been sharing their tales of devastation, woe, and, every once in a while, victory.
Ubisoft Reflections, the studio behind Grow Home and Grow Up, continues its growth spurt with the release of Atomega on Steam. It’s a blocky competitive first-person shooter in which players battle over mass, attempting to out-grow and overpower the competition. It’s a cool little game that could use some serious…
It’s not easy being a giant robot with a body better suited to destroying planets than saving them, especially not when people react to your noble, monster-vaporizing efforts with bullets and lasers of their own. Jettomero, though, doesn’t really mind. He just wants to make sure everybody’s alright.
Humble’s second Very Positive Bundle is built around one core concept, and it’s a good one: Positive user reviews on Steam. All eight games here boast at least 88% positive ratings from players, so there isn’t a stinker in the bunch, even if you may not have heard of every title.
Guild Wars 2's second expansion, Path of Fire, launches this Friday, taking players to the Crystal Desert and the Kingdom of Elona to track down a rogue god. Along the way, giant rabbits will be mounted. Who’s excited?
Monster Hunter World arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide on January 26, with the PC version coming later. Along with the standard release there’ll be a $69.99 digital deluxe edition with extra cosmetic items and a $149.99 physical collector’s edition with art book and statue.
Battlefield Heroes, my favourite Battlefield game, died an inglorious death when it tried to walk a free-to-play tightrope and fell clean off. It was a cool game with incredible visuals, though, so of course a group of fans have salvaged the code and brought it back.
I don’t think anyone’s ever looked at Counter-Strike and said, “Man, I really wish that was a fighting game,” but Chris Le’s video might change some minds. It re-imagines CSGO as a hyper over-the-top fighter with juggle combos, supers, and even an announcer. No, it’s not and probably never will be playable, but it’s…
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite releases tomorrow and has a sizable collector’s edition. The package includes a number of goodies, including statues and replicas, but some fans are rethinking the $200 price point after seeing early images of its questionable Infinity Stones.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 pro tip: when all else fails, try turning your enemies into chickens. Seriously.
While most modders are intent on making 2004's Half-Life 2 look better, the guys behind Half-Life 2: Classic are doing the opposite: they want to make it look worse.