I liked a lot of things about Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak, but the thing I liked most was just how awesome the game’s unit design (and overall aesthetic) was.
It’s hard to recognize a tipping-point until it’s come and gone. This year, like every other year since 2011 or 2012, esports are poised to break through into the mainstream. But with companies like Turner set to broadcast a Counter-Strike league on TBS (the unfortunately-named ELEAGUE), and ESPN getting into esports…
Strategy games can be exciting. They can be...strategic. They can be easy, they can be hard. You might not have ever wanted to see some of the biggest games in the genre compared across these metrics—I’d never thought of it—but seeing them mapped out is pretty interesting!
Though Scott Cawthon claims he’s done with his jump scare series Five Nights at Freddy’s, he’s not done with those characters. His most ambitious project yet, the RPG game Five Nights at Freddy’s World, just came out on Steam.
Valve recently made itself abundantly clear in matters of Counter-Strike match fixing: if you’re involved in a thrown match, you’re banned from Valve-sponsored events for life. One team claims they were asked by their owner to do it anyway. So they quit.
This being the creator’s first attempt at serious animation, there’s lots of rough... animation, in the clip. And there’s also spoilers for Undertale’s Pacifist route, so if you haven’t beaten the game yet, beware. Otherwise, you’re in for a good time.
Mortal Kombat X was’t very good on the PC. While not the outright disaster that Batman: Arkham Knight was, it was still plagued with technical problems. A community still formed around the fighting sequel, but Warner Bros. and NetherRealm are cutting ties with PC players; there will be no more DLC for it.
The Long War is, far and away, the most popular mod for the 2013's XCOM reboot. It’s a pleasant surprise, then, to learn Firaxis has partnered with its developers to have something similar available for next months’s XCOM 2.
“It’s Homeworld, but with sand” was my first thought when I saw Deserts of Kharak, a brand new prequel set in the same universe as Relic’s classic space strategy games. After actually playing it, that’s...about the gist of it. Homeworld, but with sand.
In Rainbow Six Siege, you’re never completely safe. Case in point: in this GIF by uhmsay, an enemy is hunkered down with the (reviled by many) riot shield and heavy armor in a difficult-to-breach room. And yet, their death is still swift and brutal. The lesson? When in doubt, reinforce the floor.
Picture this. You spend years putting together a massive, ambitious RPG. After countless hours of hard work, you release your baby out into the public. Curious to see what people think, you start looking around the internet...only to see a small but vocal chunk of your fanbase wishing someone else had made your game.
Prediction time: for the next few months, you will see people make the wildest shit in Scrap Mechanic.
Layers of Fear, a promising horror game about a tortured artist, is leaving Early Access on February 16 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Patricia took a look at the in-development version of Layers of Fear last year, and having played it for myself, I can back her up: it’s terrifying.
For a single season, Heroes was a fun TV show. Somehow, it stayed on for another three seasons, but I didn’t stick around to find out why. The equally boring Heroes Reborn reboot is on its way out, bringing with it yet another surprisingly good tie-in game that makes great use of the license. Wait, what?
The recently-released Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India plays ok (very much like ACC: China before it), but, wow, does it look pretty. The game’s artists took splendid advantage of how rare it is to see a game set in India. I had to capture some footage to show you. Enjoy!
I was going to record commentary for my play through of Ace Team’s action-packed love letter to terrible ‘70s science fiction movies, but The Deadly Tower of Monsters brought its own, and it makes the game.
Sven Co-op, the now 17-year-old Half-Life co-op mod, is getting its standalone Steam release on the 22nd—this Friday. It’ll launch as a free download with several maps, including the original Half-Life campaign, reworked for the mod’s newest version.
The most annoying thing about Fallout 4 has finally been fixed, courtesy of modders. Thank god.