Softbans, which traps players in a separate world of cheaters, are on the rise in Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. It’s not clear why, but players have a theory: a very useful mod.
Concept artist Shane Baxley knows. He knows deep down, like your or I do, that Half-Life 3 is never coming. Only instead of letting it hurt him, he got to work drawing. Dreaming.
Should I care about Solarix? Yes and no. I really love what Solarix tries to achieve—a new game in the mold of the original Deus Ex or System Shock 2—but it lacks their spirit, their soul.
With decades of gaming’s most iconic offerings at their fingertips, MachineGames has no end of material with which to craft secrets scattered throughout Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Here’s what we’ve seen so far.
Oh thank goodness.
While fans wonder if Valve will ever continue the Half-Life series, you can download an expanded version of long-in-development fan remake of the original, Black Mesa, right now.
Steam releases approximately one hundred million billion (give or take a zillion) games every week. So let’s help each other out: tell me what you’re playing on Steam this week and whether or not it’s any good. Let’s recommend games to each other.
Hidden inside the massive world of Elite: Dangerous are curious items that nobody knows what to do with—and these items are inspiring an investigative frenzy.
There have been many games with guns. There have been many games with cars. But guns that fire cars? Welcome to a new era.
Mortal Kombat X on PC has been a mess for a little while now, but a big patch today was supposed to fix that. Instead, it seems to have wiped save progress for a bunch of users.
Nazi on the ground, shirtless B.J. Blazkowicz’s boot on his chest—where have we seen this before? How about wherever fine PC games were sold back in 1992?
Last year, the folks behind GOG announced plans to launch their own PC gaming service, GOG Galaxy, to compete with Steam and Origin. Today, it’s finally going public.
No one will be seated during the thrilling hot dog scene in the first five minutes of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
In its unstoppable ascent to the upper echelons of the video game industry, weird-as-fuck indie game Goat Simulator is taking aim at the fiercest, most ubiquitous competition of all: zombie games. Watch out, Dying Light!
It’d be easy to assume the GIF above is the most impressive part of this run, but it’s not.
Last month, Valve and Bethesda pissed a lot of people off with plans to charge for mods. One of the reasons both companies gave for the move was so that mod creators could get paid; a novel idea, but not a new one, since id Software had been planning something similar twenty years ago.
Dark Souls 2 fans should be wary of installing the fan-made DS2Fix patch, as players are reporting they’re being softbanned. It’s unclear if the two are linked yet. Softbanning means you can only fight or join up with other people who have been softbanned. We’ve asked Bandai Namco for comment.