• I wanted Agents of Mayhem to be Saints Row 4: The Sequel. The Agents of Mayhem are a motley crew of 12, all with impressive and unique powers. This is where Agents’ real fun lies, with each Gremlin technology a finite resource crafted with salvage which spews from smote enemies. But whatever the case, Saints Row 4 was outstanding because it gave you the ability to do ridiculous things without limits. Introducing limitations back into the Saints Row world seems like a very silly move indeed.
    Agents of Mayhem is dumb fun, but it needs to be even dumber

  • Blizzard is stepping up its efforts to stamp out toxicity in Overwatch, with a new, more aggressive approach to issuing penalties starting today. “We believe that our in-game reporting and player penalty system is one of our most important features, and it’s something we want to invest in significantly over the next year. To this end, effective immediately, we will be issuing increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior,” the statement reads. “In Overwatch, that
    Overwatch now has more severe penalties for poor in-game behavior

  • Just Cause 3 is a great game to play if you want to recreate the most batshit crazy moments from action films. Want to blow up a convoy of vehicles and then escape on a burst , airborne gas canister? And you can do it for free right now, but only for the next two days. If you sample the game and like what you see, there’s a 75 percent discount during the free period. The discount also applies to the XL edition, while the Just Cause Collection – which bundles all Just Cause games – has a whopping
    Just Cause 3 is free to try on Steam right now

  • Felmyst, as Kotaku UK explained at the end of June, was a World of Warcraft legacy server designed to bring back the game as it was during the days of The Burning Crusade. Work on the project “spanned years behind closed doors,” its website said, to “produce a complete and satisfying World of Warcraft experience” that was true to 2004. One of the reasons he gambled on Felmyst is that he ran another private WoW server five years ago called ScriptCraft, which “was rather popular for its time,” he
    World of Warcraft legacy server Felmyst shut down by Blizzard hours after going live

  • Photo credit: TeamLiquidThe International 2017 is closing in. Unfortunately, teams eventually figured out their shallow strategy, but since then, they’ve had time to improve. Fans that have been through the team’s thick and thin will likely see the team at its top shape in years. Next door, the CIS qualifiers took place for the first ever International event, including an absolutely-full open qualifier from which rose Team Empire. Last but absolutely not least is newcomer team Infamous, the Sout
    The teams of The International 2017, part two

  • This D-Link model was the first AC1900 USB Wi-Fi adapter to market. We are recommending the Linksys WUSB6100M as our pick for the best nano USB Wi-Fi adapter. The TP-Link T9UH is our alternative pick for the best mainstream USB Wi-Fi adapter. For those that want the bargain basement of a USB wireless adapter, we recommend the Trendnet TEW-805UB, the little brother to our best full size adapter pick, the Trendnet TEW-809UB. The alternative approach is for a USB Wi-Fi adapter to ship with a full s
    The best USB Wi-Fi adapter

  • It’s a red dragon, a big blocky one, soaring over the fields during a thunderstorm, periodically roaring and pausing to hover menacingly. Kingdoms and Castles, which was successfully Figstarted back in January, is a medieval city building sim. As you can see, Kingdoms and Castles is the former: the art and animation are perfectly pleasing and watching your town grow and your residents live their tiny, blocky little lives is fun. Your most important resource is your population: the itty bitty pea
    Kingdoms and Castles is a fun and breezy medieval city builder

  • In a statement posted on Reddit, however, studio CEO Chuck Brungardt said that stories about the game being abandoned are “100 percent not true,” and explained that Dead Alliance isn’t actually a new game at all. “Dead Alliance was started way before Friday the 13th: The Game. The Moving Hazard/Dead Alliance team has always been separate from the Friday the 13th team, he said, and in fact the Friday the 13th team has grown from about 20 people internally to 30. “We also have opened a second offi
    Friday the 13th studio says the game has not been 'abandoned'

  • The Humble Saints Row Bundle, at the minimum $1 tier, is surprisingly light on the Saints Row. Beating the average price, a little over $4 at the moment, will also net you Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, plus Mighty No. Get yourself up to the $15 tier and Saints Row: The Third—The Full Package, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell—Devil’s Workshop pack, and Saints Row 4: Game of the Century Edition, plus Homefront: The Revolution will also be yours to take home. It’s a whole lot of
    The Humble Saints Row Bundle is now live

  • But aside from early access to new features, it doesn’t offer any incentives to help attract players to its walled garden. As one player named Capfoo wrote recently in the Overwatch forums, that diminishes the fun, and discourages people from taking part, because there’s no incentive for anyone on the PTR to “play well.” “Nobody seems to go onto PTR to test changes in a balanced environment. “It’s basically Overwatch but with no consequences because it’ll just get overwritten, and so people just
    Jeff Kaplan explains why you're not likely to see performance 'incentives' on the Overwatch PTR

  • We haven’t been real impressed with Razer’s original Tiamet 7.1 and Tiamet 2.2 headsets, so here’s hoping its updated models represent a much needed improvement in audio quality. The new Razer Tiamet 7.1 V2 is an analog headset crammed with 10 discrete drivers for what Razer says is a true 7.1 surround sound experience. Each earcup contains a 40mm subwoofer, 30mm front (L/R) and center drivers, and 20mm rear and side surround drivers. You can now set the volume of each audio channel individually
    Razer's updated 7.1 headset aims to tickle your eardrums with 10 discrete drivers

  • Adobe Flash, the software that enabled a nigh-endless array of online gaming experiences (some of them quite good) and nearly as many security headaches, has been officially consigned by developer Adobe to the dustbin of technological history. “Adobe has long played a leadership role in advancing interactivity and creative content—from video, to games and more—on the web,” the company wrote in the Flash pre-obituary. And that’s what’s happening here, too: Adobe has decided to “end-of-life Flash,
    Adobe is finally killing Flash—in 2020

  • In the meantime, it appears that someone from AMD’s marketing team has uploaded scores to 3DMark from a Radeon RX Vega card. It’s not clear if the Radeon RX Vega that made these benchmark runs was an air cooled model or came with an all-in-one liquid cooler. That is faster than a GeForce GTX 1070 and comparable to a GeForce GTX 1080, but slower than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. While nothing is yet official, this is further evidence that Radeon RX Vega will compete with the GeForce GTX 1080. That woul
    AMD Radeon RX Vega matches GTX 1080 in 3DMark Fire Strike

  • One of the criticisms associated with not just the Vive but VR headsets in general is the lack of AAA games. Joel Breton, VP of global VR content at HTC, said that’s due to the time required to build big games with high-production values. He also said that pretty much every AAA company now has a dedicated VR team, insinuating it’s only a matter of time before we see a deluge of blockbuster releases for VR headsets. Price is perhaps the biggest barrier to high-end VR headsets, and Oculus seems to
    HTC talks Vive and lack of AAA games for VR

  • Well, that’s… that’s a lot of fire. If Regalia’s difficulty settings had lips I would kiss them and they would be soft like little pillows. If Regalia’s difficulty settings had lips I would kiss them and they would be soft like little pillows. It turned out that game had great combat, but it still wasn’t the main draw for a lot of players. Some people will love Regalia’s combat, and that’s fine.
    This charming RPG makes a great case for a difficulty below easy

  • The first and second crates, named the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate, will be free to open. The third crate named the Gamescom Invitational Crate will have the most diverse pool of themed clothing.” As for how this relates to the aforementioned crate and key testing, Bluehole adds: “We have implemented a very basic key and crate system for this test. While the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate will be free to open, the Gamescom Invitational Crate can be opened with a key which you ca
    PUBG next monthly update pushed to August 3, in-game skin system not due till launch

  • Last week, we were treated to the absurdly graphic yet inherently playful Up, Up and Decay and now we have Zed Time. Killing Floor 2 sure is keeping us on our toes by way of its Weekly Outbreak schedule. “In Zed Time the game is always in Zed Time,” explains developer Tripwire Interactive. Unsure of what Killing Floor 2’s Zed Time is? In this outbreak, Zeds increase their health, size, and reach when they hit players or are affected by certain Zed abilities.
    Killing Floor 2 adds near limitless Zed Time in latest Weekly Outbreak

  • NEED TO KNOW What is it: Dating sim about a pleasant bunch of dating dads. Dream Daddy sounds exactly like that—like it’s going to riff off and satire both the simplification of relationships down to dialogue options and usage of queer relationships in the genre. The third date is the kicker, though, as that decides which dad will be your Dream Daddy, ending the game. Dream Daddy is a kind game with funny writing and uplifting themes, but neglects the greater issues it alludes to. Dream Daddy wi
    Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator review

  • Spooky underwater horror game SOMA is from Frictional Games, creators of creepy classic Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It’s been out for a couple of years now, but if you haven’t given it a try yet, you can grab it for 70 percent off today on the Humble Store. Much like Amnesia, SOMA is more about high-stakes hide and seek than killing off scary monsters. 70 percent off is a great deal considering it’s full price everywhere else today. It’s also on sale all week, so you’ve got plenty of time to deci
    Save 70 percent on SOMA this week on the Humble Store

  • Back in 2015, Grand Theft Auto 5 modder extraordinaire JulioNIB launched the Iron Man script mod—a fairly crude but enjoyable creation that reimagined players as Tony Stark’s not-so-alter automatonic ego. Weeks later, the creator had crafted some far more convincing superhero attire by way of the Mini Hulkbuster IronmanV mod. Now, some two odd years on, JulioNIB brings us the ‘GTA 5 Ironman Script Mod Version 2’. Here’s Version 2 of the Iron Man script mod in motion:If that tickles your fancy, t
    GTA 5 Iron Man script mod launches awesome Version 2.0

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