• 4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won’t be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly “200 meters to 100 meters,” Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to “frozen stories” that reveal more about the game world and
    Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

  • Clocking in at nearly $33,000 dollars worth of internet spaceship, a rare Gold Magnate has sold for 1,001,001 PLEX in EVE Online. Space and science YouTube star Scott Manley made the winning bid, winning an auction from ship owner Kelon Darklight—that’s an in-game name—to benefit Australian wildfire relief via CCP Games’ Plex for Good campaign. The Gold Magnate is one of the rarest ships in EVE Online, arguably the game’s most powerful Frigate. pic.twitter.com/u3WgkzgKG4January 26, 2020For in-ga
    $33,000 EVE online ship sale, highest ever, to benefit Australian wildfire relief

  • Charmingly lo-fi village life game about outcasts and weirdos in a literally broken world? That’s what Village Monsters is. It’s a low-key village life game, the kind where you go fishing and plant gardens and make your house nice. You can apparently abuse the glitches in the game world to boost your own powers and fix things up. Village Monsters is a single-person project by developer Josh Bossie.
    Village Monsters has a charming Stardew Valley meets Undertale vibe

  • Here’s a unique game: Ballistic Craft, a bullet hell where you design your own magical weapons using a customizable system. Players in Ballistic Craft are rival wizards using customizable magic “Shots” to blow each other up in new and creative ways. Ballistic Craft is due to release on Steam on February 13. Given that these are the gifs provided by the developer, I expect the fan community to develop some pretty insane gifs pretty fast:Ballistic Craft is from Japanese developers PalladiumSoft, w
    Ballistic Craft is a bullet hell where you design the crazy weapons

  • Not content with playing the Resident Evil 2 remake as Barry Burton or 2B from Nier Automata? No worries, because now you can play as Ciri from The Witcher 3 instead. This mod, via Wiwilz, replaces Claire with everyone’s favorite witcheress and swaps out the combat knife for her sword Zireal. The modder notes you’ll need fluffyquack’s mod manager to install it, and that rigging the head mesh for facial animations is still a work-in-progress. If you haven’t played RE2 before, here’s our guide to
    Now you can play Resident Evil 2 as Ciri

  • The multiplayer beta of Warcraft 3 Reforged, which retools the classic real-time strategy game for 4K, is available now. The full version, however, won’t unlock until Tuesday, January 28. It releases at 3pm PT, but what does that mean in other timezones? “We decided it was more important to get this behemoth of a patch out the door then continue to delay. Here’s everything we know about Warcraft 3 Reforged.
    When does Warcraft 3 Reforged unlock?

  • Hybrid digital card game and tactics battler Duelyst will shut down its servers forever on February 27th, 2020. Though Counterplay Games is the design studio, Duelyst is published in collaboration with Bandai Namco . In Duelyst, players used their cards to summon creatures to a grid battlefield, using unique placement rules to manipulate the tactical situation to their advantage. We called Duelyst “a gorgeous tactics card game [with] significant depth” in our review at release, giving it a stron
    Duelyst to shut down servers forever

  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is due to release on February 4th, bringing the grim-and-whimsical world of the original movie and the Netflix series to life on your PC. The characters include some from the original film, and some from the Netflix series. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is developed by BonusXP and published by En Masse Entertainment. The Dark Crystal and tactics games might seem like an odd combo, but after the tactics game starring Mario and the Rabbids
    The tactics game based on The Dark Crystal comes out next month

  • And it’s coming back in The Elder Scrolls Online’s next DLC chapter. Blackreach in Skyrim… (Image credit: Bethesda)A new nightmareSkyrim’s Blackreach was inhabited mostly by Gollum-looking Falmer and elusive singing nirnroot plantsIn May, The Elder Scrolls Online is taking players to its own version of Western Skyrim which includes its own version of Blackreach. Unlike in The Elder Scrolls 5 where it was just one of many explorable dungeons, ESO’s creative director Rich Lambert says they’re “g
    Skyrim's Blackreach broke my spirit and now The Elder Scrolls Online is going there too

  • It’s cute and fun to watch those little birds scurrying around on the sand, and it’s highly reminiscent of The Beach, an endless indie battle royale game—though The Beach features seagulls instead of sandpipers and the gulls dig for gold coins instead of food. They also try to drown each other as they compete to be king of The Beach. Players spawn as seagulls, and as the ocean recedes they run down and dig in the sand, gathering gold coins. The result of a game jam, The Beach is currently in alp
    Play an endless, ruthless seagull battle royale in The Beach

  • (Image credit: YouTube)In January 2018, Twitch announced that it had signed a two-year deal with Activision to be the “exclusive worldwide third-party provider” of Overwatch League livestreams in all regions outside of China. With the term of that contract now expired, Activision said today that it’s signed a new multi-year deal with YouTube for exclusive livestreaming rights for all of Activision’s pro esports leagues and events, including the Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone
    Activision signs exclusive deal with YouTube for pro esports livestreaming

  • Unfortunately, though the shots of the supposedly upgraded cooler look real, they are not genuine AMD products. And as things stand, the Wraith Prism RGB is certainly serviceable, even if it’s not among the best CPU coolers (when factoring in third-party alternatives). “AMD is pleased to offer market-leading premium Wraith Cooler thermal solutions for socket AM4 and AMD Ryzen processors. Our current solutions, the details of which can be found at AMD Wraith cooling solutions, use four heat pipes
    Beware of AMD coolers with extra heatpipes: they aren't real AMD products

  • Frost Fatales is a winter rendition of Frame Fatales, an all-women speedrunning showcase that first took place in May 2019. That debut event didn’t have a charity component, but Frost Fatales will be raising money to support the Malala Fund, founded by Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, which aims to encourage and support education for women around the world. Awesome Games Done Quick, which wrapped up earlier this month, raised a record-breaking $3.1 million for the Prevent Cancer Fo
    Frame Fatales, the all-women speedrunning event, returns in February

  • (Image credit: Studio Wildcard)Ark: Genesis, the first chapter of the next expansion for Ark: Survival Evolved, was originally planned for release in December of 2019, though it was later moved to January of 2020. Studio Wildcard announced today, however, that Genesis has been shuffled back once again, now to February 25, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer to build your base on the back of a massive sea turtle. On the plus side, the new screenshot above gives us a nice look at a couple of the e
    Ark: Genesis delayed until February, but on the plus side it'll have giant space whales

  • (Image credit: NDemic Creations)Popular pandemic simulator Plague Inc. was released for mobile devices in 2012, while the updated Plague Inc. The demand has been so high that developer Ndemic Creations’ website and Plague Inc servers were actually forced offline, although service appears to be restored now. I’m copying our statement on the coronavirus outbreak here so people can still see it.https://t.co/pA6CUS7nJI pic.twitter.com/StXP6aemDeJanuary 24, 2020The uptick in interest also prompted Nd
    As coronavirus sparks new interest in Plague Inc., dev warns it's 'not a scientific model'

  • Sometime during March and April 2019, Amro Elansari found himself muted in an online game run by Jagex—specifically, according to Pennlive, the MMO Runescape. In a ruling posted to brian.carnell.com, District Judge Mark Kearney declared that his federal constitutional claims over being muted in a videogame “are implausible.” Defendants, who are not alleged to be state actors, are not subject to constitutional free speech guarantees,” Kearney wrote. “Next, citing Title II of the Civil Rights Act
    Being 'muted' in a game does not violate your civil rights, US federal court declares

  • Today we’ve been blessed with a new Star Trek series based on The Next Generation. Star Trek: Armada(Image credit: Activision)Year 2000Developer ActivisionThis is one of many Star Trek-based real-time strategy games released in the 2000s. Star Trek: Armada II(Image credit: Mad Doc Software)Year 2001Developer Mad Doc SoftwareYes, it’s another tactical space combat game. In it you play as various characters including a Klingon captain, a newly-minted Romulan captain, and a Federation captain worki
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard: A history in PC games

  • Fortnite Chapter 2’s incredibly long first season will be coming to an end soon, and Epic has revealed the release date for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. Epic decided to extend Season 1 until early February, but now it looks like the change has been pushed back a little further, until February 20. Epic never confirmed when exactly Season 2 would kick off, but dataminers uncovered a date of February 6 in the API, which was changed to February 20 yesterday. The release date announcement has some te
    Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 finally has a release date

  • The results of GDC’s 2020 State of the Game Industry Survey indicates that there’s rising support for it, too, with 54 percent of the nearly 4,000 respondents saying they believe that the game industry workers should unionise. Cyberpunk 2077 developers will be required to crunch, while Doom Eternal developers were “crunching pretty hard” throughout 2019. The survey also found that almost half of game developers work more than 40 hours a week. Elsewhere in the survey, developers seemed to be a bi
    GDC survey reports that 54% of developers think game workers should unionise

  • Monitor makers have made strides in designing displays with increasingly thin bezels, but they have not been able to make them disappear altogether. It installs between monitors set at a precise angle and presto chango, the bezels disappear as if by magic. However, it does appear to keep the image intact better than a pair of bezels wedged together, which is the alternative. There is a slight bit of dimming—Asus claims it lets 90 percent of the light from the monitors shine through. For this to
    This clever contraption makes the bezels on your multi-monitor setup disappear

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