ARK: Survival Evolved got another map today, a Tolkien-inspired landscape that doubles the game’s size. But the game’s developer, Studio Wildcard, didn’t make it. It was a mod from the community that became popular, prompting Studio Wildcard to offer a bunch of money for it and hiring the guy.
First-person mods in this third-person series are nothing new, but they’ve previously been fairly janky affairs. This one looks good enough to trick you into thinking it’s meant to be in the game.
For a while now, some lucky Fallout 4 players have been able to play unreleased DLC as a part of a closed beta held by Bethesda. Anyone participating in these tests is technically under a non-disclosure agreement. Things haven’t really been working out that way, though.
Oh how far we’ve come.
If someone had told me at the beginning of the year that I’d be reviewing Battleborn in May, I would have asked them “Which one is Battleborn again?” Now that I’ve spent a couple dozen hours in Gearbox Software’s latest I think I’ve figured it out.
The new DOOM game is surprisingly awesome, and like Wolfenstein and Fallout, it’s full of humorous easter eggs and subtle nods to other games.
Final Fantasy X originally came out on the PlayStation 2 in 2001. One modder is trying to make it conform to modern PC gaming standards—with mixed results.
It’s been a messy few weeks for Dark Souls 3 on PC. It’s a terrific game, but cheating has been rampant, and From Software hasn’t been clear about how they’re going to solve it. So when a patch showed up this weekend, promising to fix things, it was good news! It also, uh, broke the game.
Valve recently overhauled Steam’s review system, putting a larger focus on recent perspectives. The move made sense. Games are no longer static works. They constantly evolve thanks to updates and programs like Early Access. The system is, by and large, very useful, providing percentages that give narrow and wide…
Riding imaginary roller coasters and losing one’s self in immersive 360 degree environments is all well and good, but for me to truly appreciate virtual reality I needed an experience that spoke to my gaming tastes. Vive rhythm game Audioshield did the trick.
Tanks aren’t just in GTA V for shooting stuff and evading cops. There’s so much scope to do more with their heavy, swinging bodies. Like slapstick murder.
I didn’t expect to get so into StarBreak. It’s a free-to-play sidescrolling MMO—think Contra, but with, like, 30 other people swarming around you—where every death counts. If you die, loot and stats go out the window. Despite that, it’s weirdly relaxing to play.
Most players attempting Fallout 4’s Survival mode will just get their ass kicked. One player, however, has already managed to beat the entire thing on a single life. Funnily enough, the toughest challenge Kyle Hinckley faced along the way wasn’t something like starvation or damage, but rather a nearly catastrophic…
Mimics are just the worst in Dark Souls III. So, role-playing as one during invasions is a fantastic way to have some fun and troll invaders.
Running With Rifles is basically top-down Battlefield. Thanks to a mod, you can turn it into top-down Battlefield: Mass Effect, aka the game you never knew you wanted.
Fabular is an open-universe medieval space folktale set in a surreal galaxy. It’s got a techno-classical vibe, randomly generated text-based elements with strange characters, and a spaceship that can PUNCH other spaceships. Assuming it does well on Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter, it’ll be out next year.
Usually, XCOM 2 is a game where you battle aliens in missions, pray to god (who is probably also an alien) that your precious troops don’t get perma-killed, and purchase upgrades between missions. This mod changes that entirely.
Youtubers Life is just like The Sims. If The Sims could sit in front of a computer and record themselves playing video games for a living.
Poise, which allows players to take hits without staggering, has been one of the more important stats in the previous Dark Souls games. In the weeks after Dark Souls 3's release, players discovered the poise stat doesn’t seem to impact anything. Was it glitched? From Software has an answer: no.