Mon then! Total Warhammer unleashes The White Dwarf
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 12:16 pm
The White Dwarf is not a euphemism. One does not pay a visit to The White Dwarf, pump him, poke him, sit on him, drain him, slurp him, or shake him, unless one wishes to lose an eye, then an arm, another eye, a rib, another rib, yet another rib etc. No, The White Dwarf […]


Duelyst gets big changes, boss battles and free cards
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 12:29 pm
If Hearthstone is the Pokemon of today’s free-to-play card battling, Duelyst [official site] sometimes feels like the Digimon – lesser-known but still beloved and popular enough to get by. Also: objectively better in every way. Some big changes are coming in the next patch though, including the addition of AI-controlled bosses who will change every […]


If you’re still recovering from The Walking Dead season 7 premiere, you’re not alone; turns out a strong backlash to the show's gruesome violence has seen subsequent episodes toned down


Palmer Luckey took the stand in the ZeniMax/Oculus lawsuit
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 11:00 am
The lawsuit between Oculus and ZeniMax Studios is a complex one, but you knew that the person behind the genesis of Oculus and the Oculus Rift wouldn't be able to avoid the stand during this trial. Co-founder Palmer Luckey took the stand on Wednesday to argue that none of the information from ZeniMax was used in developing the Oculus Rift, [...]


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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most unclear futures in 2017
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 11:30 am
A little while back, I took a look at the healthiest games in the MMO space at this time. That was a nice, uplifting list, wasn't it? And all of those titles continue to do just fine, even if one or two might have had a few bits of shocking news along the way. Unfortunately, this is not an industry [...]


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Gigantic's Exile in the North patch and Pakko are live today
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 12:00 pm
Live in Gigantic today is a patch PWE is calling the MOBA's "first major update": Exile in the North. Open beta players will get their hands on an adorable, slip-slidey new hero, Pakko, plus an array of winter gear and weapon skins. "Exile in the North also features several gameplay and quality of life improvements, including more generous end-of-match Crown [...]


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Mark Kern's Em-8ER posts a new THMPR modeling video
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 12:30 pm
Em-8ER, the Mark Kern-led "massive planetary wargame" shooter formerly known as (and still pronounced like) Ember, has a new video out today showing off the THMPR -- don't look at me like that -- model in Unreal Engine. "The model you see here is being rendered in real-time in the Unreal Engine. We use a texturing/material technique called PBR or [...]


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Asylum horror The Town of Light being fancied up
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 9:59 am
The abandoned ayslum of psychological explore-o-horror The Town of Light [official site] is being spruced up a bit. Developers LKA have been making The Town of Light prettier and a bit bigger for its upcoming console release, see, and say those changes will come back to PC. Our Adam quite liked The Town of Light […]


XCOM 2’s Long War excels through new tactical depths
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 10:00 am
From the very first mission of The Long War 2, the stakes are different. Your enlarged squad isn’t doing anything as brash as blowing up an Advent statue; instead, they’ve managed to track down an under-strength patrol and are determined to take it down. Two things are immediately clear: the insurgency aren’t as bold as […]


Have You Played… WizKid?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 10:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Long before Valve took the mantle in my teens and early 20s, it was Sensible Software who seemed like the do-no-wrong game developers. Whether sports or strategy or whatever the heck Wizkid was, […]


Micro Machines World Series racing to PC in April
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 11:27 am
Micro Machines, I have just learned, barely exist as modern toys. Times and fads change, of course, but I would think miniature vehicles are a natty enough idea to endure as more than a handful of Star Wars spin-offs. How are abandoned children supposed to protect themselves against invading burglars? Tch! Well, Micro Machines are […]


Gotham's James Frain will be joining Star Trek: Discovery as Spock’s father, Sarek, who's been described as a "key character" in the series


Yes. All the yes. I was relatively lukewarm on the Power Rangers reboot, but a new trailer released ...


Elder Scrolls Online launches Homestead housing on February 6th
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 9:00 am
Ready to move into a swanky new house or just a barely furnished hovel in The Elder Scrolls Online? You won't have to wait too much longer. The game's Homestead patch is launching on Monday, February 6th for PC players and Tuesday, February 21st for console players. Yes, you'll have to wait a little bit longer to move in if [...]


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Overwatch heralds the Year of the Rooster event
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 9:30 am
In a pair of short teasers, Blizzard announced its next in-game event for Overwatch: Year of the Rooster. This Chinese New Year-themed event is kicking off next week on January 24th. "Good luck and great fortune await!" Blizzard said. The teasers showed two Chinese-themed skins for Mei and D.Va, with Mei holding red-and-gold cards that might be hinting at random [...]


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RIFT launches fortress sieges and looking for raid tool
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 10:00 am
RIFT is stepping up its game -- its raid game, that is. Yesterday, Trion Worlds released a "hotfix" that in actuality contained two major pieces of content to flesh out the Starfall Prophecy expansion. The first is the long-promised fortress siege system, with the debut siege being Cracking Xarth's Skull. Players can participate in any formation from solo to raid to [...]


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Blizzard defeats Bossland bot-maker in German supreme court ruling
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 10:30 am
Score one for Blizzard: The gaming giant managed a win in its long struggle against German bot-maker and plague-on-honest gaming Bossland GmbH. The German Federal Court of Justice this week overturned earlier lower court rulings to determine that Bossland's HonorBuddy bot program for World of Warcraft is in fact in violation of anti-competition laws. You'll recall that Bossland creates, distributes, and sells bots [...]


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Cthulhu Pandemic
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 10:00 am

I had a lot of fun with Cthulhu Pandemic.

I wasn't sure what I would think when I picked it up.  I was just hoping for a slight twist on the standard Pandemic formula.  This game gives that and more.

It still has the feel of controlled chaos and managing a node-based board of increasing tension.  But this time it's all Cthulhu themed.  Outbreaks are replaced with summoning rituals that bring forth Old Ones to change up board conditions.  Finding cures for diseases is replaced with shutting gates to another dimension.  And disease cubes are replaced by adorable little cultist figures.

I like that this game gives the same feel as Pandemic while really being it's own game.  This doesn't feel like a reskinning of the base game as much as a unique twist on it, which is fantastic.

While Cthulhu Pandemic won't be replacing Pandemic on my shelf but it also won't be shoved in a corner as a second-class citizen of a game.  It will sit right next to Pandemic and I anticipate it will be played just as often.


Surprise!
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 7:39 am
Two of our team (Chris and Julie) have been playing Ark: Survival Evolved on a private server.  Julie has found that playing on a server with a few friends is much more enjoyable as compared to playing on an official pvp server and getting the snot pounded out of you. Presently the pictured T-rex is...


Call of Cthulhu trailer is crazy in the coconut
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 7:52 am
I am glad to see that no one punches a shoggoth in the eyes in the new trailer for Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu [official site], neither does our hero quip “I know your da sells Avon so what’s your excuse?” nor rack a shotgun and declare “It’s time to kick ass and take names, but […]


The sickness of framerate-watching
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 8:30 am
(This is only about me, not about anyone else.) I never used to care about framerates. … [visit site to read more]


Torment: Tides of Numenera trailer is ready to rumble
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 9:04 am
Torment: Tides of Numenera [official site] and the game which inspired it might prize frank exchanges of views above fisticuffs but sometimes one holds views such as “I believe splitting your lip would make me feel better” and, well, that can escalate. With the release of Torment now only five weeks away, a new trailer […]


See Yooka-Laylee's retro-inspired multiplayer minigames in action
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 9:00 am
Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee might seem like a strictly solo affair, but it turns out that along with the various collectibles scattered about, there are eight multiplayer mini-games waiting to be uncovered


The new Logan movie trailer shows X-23 in glorious claw-like action
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 9:22 am
The first Logan trailer was an incredible introduction to this new flavour of Wolverine movie from James Mangold but this one pretty much blows it out of the water


The Daily Grind: Which MMO is doing the worst job of pretending it's in beta?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 January 2017, 8:00 am
I respect the fact that Revelation Online is in beta right now. It's closed testing and there's going to be a character wipe. I respect that a lot. That's a pretty significant difference from, say, H1Z1, which has been asking for money for quite some time now if you want to play the game and functions as a live game, [...]


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