Scorn is an open-ended horror adventure set in a world made of flesh and bone. Cords of ropy muscle wrap around cold steel machinery while meat towers glisten in the distance. Even guns are made of guts and gristle. It is all so compellingly strange. H.R. Giger would be proud. Scorn will be out on PC next year.
There’s a free demo of id Software’s excellent Doom revival right now. It was supposed to be removed already, but it’s proven pretty popular. This brief taste of Doom was announced at E3 and treated as news, but since when did a demo become something to be celebrated?
UPDATE - 6/30, 8:04am: It’s official: BioShock Collection is coming out September 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’ll include BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, although the latter game won’t be remastered on PC.
I’m trying to get into The Division’s new Underground DLC, but apparently no one wants me in their group.
A little bit of P.T. mixed in with The Stanley Parable, Asemblance is a video game experience that totally messed with my head.
Last time we checked in on renowned Steam demigod PalmDesert, he’d just pushed his Steam level to 600. At the time, he had the highest Steam level in the world. He still does, only now it’s broken 1,000.
The Orion vs Activision Steam removal saga continues. Trek Industries’ David Prassel says that Activision contacted him with evidence that certain in-game assets were directly ripped from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The artist responsible has apparently been fired. Check the update to my original story for more.
Mafia III, due out later this year on consoles and PC, has a few interesting things going for it. It’s a crime story set in a fictionalized version of 1960s New Orleans. It has a black protagonist. Here’s a less obvious distinctive trait: its open world can be changed.
People who play video games prefer to play as good guys. That’s what game designer Stéphane Beauverger’s research has shown, with some three quarters of players who are faced with in-game moral choices choosing to walk the path of angels. He wants to play with that. He wants to tempt players to play evil.
Thumper, an intense music game that lovingly describes itself as rhythm violence, is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC on October 13. It’s part of the PS VR lineup, but it’s not confirmed if the PC version will also support VR. “We hope to have good news soon,” the developer told me over email.
Night Dive Studios is asking for $900,000 on Kickstarter to fund its proposed remaster of the first-person sci-fi classic, System Shock. Better yet, they’ve released a playable demo that nicely demonstrates how they might do it.
Somehow, Final Fantasy XIV has become one of the best Final Fantasy games in recent memory, thanks to a bunch of winning factors that elevate it from the ranks of MMO dreck to a game that’s worth playing even if you’re by yourself.
Longtime Resident Evil villain Albert Wesker seemingly died in Resident Evil 5, but voice clips in the new Umbrella Corps game suggest he’s still around. Whether this has any impact on Resident Evil 7, though, remains to be seen.
Increasingly, the Steam mobile app is vital if you want to make optimal use of Steam’s features. Using the Steam marketplace to buy and sell items is a horrible chore without it, among other things. And yet, for years it’s been restricted to iOS and Android. Thankfully, Valve’s finally changed that.
Yesterday, Steam dinosaur game The Orion Project got yanked from Steam. Trek Industries’ David Prassel posted an update to Steam claiming that his game was the victim of a DMCA claim from Activision. And then the real fun began.
Resident Evil 7's first-person take on the franchise is a bold experiment that holds tons of promise. The same could be said for Umbrella Corps, a new attempt by Capcom to graft multiplayer onto Resident Evil. Sadly, it doesn’t really work.
Dark hallways, bloody murder, cockroaches, and creeps. Resident Evil 7's new demo Beginning Hour is eager to return the horror franchise back to something subtler and terrifying. It is slow. It is quiet. And yeah, it’s also pretty dang scary!
If you have The Division for Xbox One or PC, you can access the game’s first paid expansion, Underground, today. But how to find it?
It’s telling that most of my stories about Windows 10, a genuinely decent operating system, have been about how crappy Microsoft has made the upgrade experience. Microsoft seems to be getting the hint, though.