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Want to play a fun drinking game? Take a shot of your favorite spirit every time you see a May the Fourth post referencing Star Wars Day on Facebook, just don't plan on going to work tomorrow, you're going to be hungover. Or you could call in sick to work to play all the discounted Star Wars games you bought from Steam!These aren't bite-size discounts, either. Steam busted out its big boy/girl lightsaber and sliced prices on dozens of Star Wars games, marking them down by as much as 77 percent in some cases. That includes the Stars Wars Collection, a bundle of two dozen titles with gems like Jedi... Read more...
There's already been a fair amount of drama surrounding Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, a PlayStation 4 exclusive and the fourth and final installment in the Uncharted series starring Nathan Drake that's seen numerous delays. At long last, it was finally set to launch on May 10, 2016, though an untold number of copies were recently stolen while in transit, paving the way for spoilers, Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida warned today. "We know that very many of you have been looking forward with great anticipation and excitement to the latest masterpiece from Naughty Dog. From what I... Read more...
Just over a year after its debut, Exploding Kittens remains the project with the most backers in Kickstarter history, tallying nearly 203,000 supporters who pledged a combined $8.7 million (and change) to the card game. Since then, Exploding Kittens has made the jump from physical to digital, first with a release to iOS and now to Android devices as well. If you're not familiar with the project, Exploding Kittens is a humorous card game that's somewhat akin to Russian Roulette. Players draw cards hoping to avoid an Exploding Kitten, otherwise they're dead and out of the game. That is, unless the... Read more...
Developer Remedy Entertainment posted a message thanking fans for the early success of Quantum Break, a third-person shooter released to Xbox One consoles and Windows PCs earlier this month, while also acknowledging that there are several issues needing ironed out that mostly affect Windows 10. "We are aware that some players are facing issues with the Windows 10 version of Quantum Break and some extent on Xbox One. We want to let you know that we are working diligently with Microsoft Studios on addressing all the feedback," Remedy said. Many Windows 10 users have complained about stuttering framerates... Read more...
Have you ever spent too much time than you'd care to admit creating a game character? It's not uncommon—after all, if it's a good game with a compelling story and lots to do, you might be committing significant free time to controlling your avatar, so you might as well make it one you can identify with. Taking that concept and flipping it upside down, Rust developer Garry Newman has ruffled some feathers by randomly and permanently assigning characters as a man or woman. Your sole task in Rust is to survive in a rather brutal open world, one in which other players might decide to kill you so they... Read more...
For those of you who read the headline and showed up with pitchforks and torches, set them aside, we're well aware that you've been sending Piston Honda and Bald Bull to the mat with a well timed punch for nearly three decades now. However, what you probably didn't know is there's a subtle visual cue among the spectators in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! that lets you know exactly when Little Mac should take a swing at his opponent. Amazingly this little Easter egg has gone unnoticed on the NES for 29 years, but is now public knowledge thanks to reddit forum member midwesternhousewives, who posted a... Read more...
Players who cheat are ruining online gaming and those who don't are fed up with it. So are developers and publishers, some of which have begun taking stronger stances against cheating. Count Ubisoft among the bunch, as with the latest update to Tom Clancy's The Division, those caught cheating could face a permanent ban. After applying the 1.1 update, players can report others for cheating in the PC version of The Division. All they have to do is type the /report [USERNAME] command in chat and the reported gamer's account will be flagged for closer inspection. If it's decided that the player is... Read more...
For the time being, gamers who've pledged their allegiance to the PC (or simply prefer it) will have to rock out to Rock Band 4 with their game consoles out. Harmonix wasn't able to raise its goal of $1.5 million—or even come close, really—through crowdfunding site Fig to make possible a port of Rock Band 4 to PC, so for now, the project is scrapped. The crowdfunding campaign ran for 35 days and gathered $792,817 from 1,674 backers, or barely more than half of what Harmonix was seeking. Had it been successful, Harmonix would have kicked in $500,000 of its own money, as it reckoned the PC port would... Read more...
We all have our ways of dealing with the end of the world. For Henry Bemis, the apocalypse presented him with an opportunity to read all the books he ever wanted without interruption, an opportunity he squandered by stepping on his glasses. For others, it might be capturing creatures from the wasteland and then forcing settlers to fight them in a makeshift arena, as we see in a new trailer for Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop DLC. That alone is likely to make the forthcoming add-on worth the $5 asking price—you'd have a tough time escaping Starbucks without spending more than that. What Bethesda's... Read more...
There's still roughly a month and a half to go before Bethesda releases its Doom reboot to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but in the meantime, there's a new live-action trailer with a gnarly soundtrack to get you pumped about pummeling "terrifying demons" using an assortment of "bad ass guns." Those are two of the three pillars of Doom's game play that the trailer tries to evoke, the other being "relentless combat." Blood and gore would have combined to make a nifty fourth pillar, but they're absent from the live-action trailer's description and, oddly enough, from the 1-minute trailer... Read more...
Looking for an added challenge in Fallout 4? Well it just so happens that Bethesda is answering the call with an overhauled Survival Mode that's now available to test on Windows PCs via Steam. It's currently available in beta form (a release to consoles will come next month), which you can access by logging into Steam, right-clicking on Fallout 4 in your library, and selecting Settings > Beta > Survival Beta Update.One of the primary things Bethesda focused on when developing the new Survival Mode was it "wanted to force you to make interesting choices." To that end, gamers will have to put... Read more...
I was lucky enough to grow up at a time when the Atari 2600 was the hottest console on the block. It's not that I don't enjoy gaming on today's systems (especially a modern PC), but it was wildly fantastic to grab a controller with a single button and jump into any game without any tutorials, long intros, or other fluff. I don't know if games from that era would appeal to today's audience, but if you want a hands-on history lesson (or want to relive the early days of console gaming), Steam is selling a bundle of 100 old school Atari titles at a discount. "Relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100... Read more...
Craving some blood and guts in fun and entertaining ways that only Doom can deliver? Don't worry, Bethesda has your back. The game publisher revealed a variety of multiplayer game modes that will be available at launch—half a dozen in all—which mix fast-paced action with competitive combat in various arenas. Gamers looking for a traditional multiplayer experience will find their fix in Team Deathmatch. There's nothing complicated about this one—Deathmatch pits two teams against each other with the simple task of decimating the opponent. Players can choose their loadouts, customize their marine,... Read more...
Middle Tennessee State's upset win over Michigan State combined with Yale's surprise victory over Baylor pretty much decimated everyone's March Madness bracket this year. Then there was Northern Iowa's half-court buzzer beater to topple lower ranked Texas, just in case your bracket was somehow still intact. It's been an exciting tournament and if you just can't get enough hoops action, Facebook has your back with a hidden basketball game in its Messenger application. The hidden gem isn't quite as exciting as college hoops, but it's addicting. It's also simple—there's a basketball on the bottom... Read more...
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