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Copyright Copyright 2018, Stephen Heaslip. All rights reserved.
Updated 2018-08-19 01:15
Hardware Reviews
Azza Storm 6000 Case on TechPowerUp. Fnatic Flick 2 Optical Gaming Mouse on TweakTown. NZXT E850 Digital Power Supply on PC Perspective. ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO Keyboard on APH Networks.
Gatherings & Competitions
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS -- Event Mode- Early Access Memories. Harkening back to happier days before Fortnite Battle Royale launched.
Saturday Safety Dance
SuperProf private tutor site massively fails password test, makes accounts super easy to hack. Thanks Slashdot via Ant.
Saturday Tech Bits
Thanks Ant. PNY accidentally publishes RTX 2080Ti XLR8 Landing Page - all for $1000 USD. Thanks Hypothermia. OpenAI Is Beating Humans at Dota 2 Because Its Basically Cheating. Thanks Slashdot....
Saturday Metaverse
Trump Claims Social Media Platforms Stifle Conservative Voices. Twitter's Jack Dorsey: 'We are not' discriminating against any political viewpoint. Netflix Cancels The Break With Michelle Wolf, Joel...
Saturday Mobilization
Google rolls back Android Messages to old design and removes dark mode.
Valve on Steam.TV's Inadvertent Launch
Last night's momentary launch of Steam.tv was unintended, as Valve explains they are updating the Steam Broadcasting beta for The International. They offer a brief explanation to The Verge: "We are...
Play Overwatch for Free Next Weekend
The Overwatch Website announces another free weekend for Overwatch will commence on August 23rd for the Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 editions of their multiplayer shooter. Here are the...
On Sale
Weekend Sale: Bethesda Publisher Sale - GOG.com.
Evening Patches
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition - New Updates. Updates to Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition & Siege of Dragonspear. Updates to the Infinity Engine.
Din's Legacy Trailer
The first trailer from Din's Legacy offers a look at gameplay from this action/RPG sequel in the works at Soldak Entertainment. These are accompanied by a batch of new screenshots taken during alpha...
Metro Exodus Preorders
Deep Silver and 4A Games announce preorders are now underway for Metro Exodus "across all major physical and digital retailers in North America." They outline plans for an Aurora Edition (which seems...
Railway Empire - The Great Lakes Released
Railway Empire - The Great Lakes is now available for Windows and macOS on Steam, offering the first DLC for Railway Empire, Gaming Minds Studios' transportation simulation. Word is this comes along...
Deployment Free Weekend
A free weekend is underway on Steam for Deployment, the competitive top-down shooter for Windows from Whale Rock Games. This promotion ends Sunday, but you can extend your deployment on the cheap,...
Space Hulk: Deathwing Free DLC
Focus Home Interactive now offers Infested Mines, new free DLC for Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced Edition, adding new content to the Warhammer 40K first-person shooter. To celebrate the free DLC,...
Valve Tunes in Steam.TV
A tweet from Pavel Djundik reveals Valve has registered the domain Steam.tv, which is already live and showing a Dota 2 stream as of this writing. In response to questions about the legitimacy of...
Morning Consolidation
25 years later, DICE's long-lost Mega Drive game will finally see release. Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes Is Now Available For Xbox One. Persian Nights: Sands Of Wonders Is Now Available For Xbox...
Morning Previews
Fell Seal: Arbiters Mark on Christ Centered Gamer.
Morning Patches
Heroes of the Storm Hotfix Patch Notes August 16, 2018. No Man's Sky NEXT Patch 1.57. Phantom Doctrine Patch 1.0.2 released. Thanks GameWatcher.
Bus Simulator 18 Free Mission Pack #1
This announcement heralds the release of a free Mission Pack #1 for Bus Simulator 18, the mass transit simulation from stillalive studios and astragon entertainment. Word is: "Mission Pack #1...
Blood Ancestors Early Access
Blood Ancestors is now available in Early Access on Steam, offering a new phase of development for this team-based first-person melee and ranged combat game for Windows. This post discusses the end...
Burnout Paradise Remastered Next Week
Criterion Games tweets about the release of Burnout Paradise Remastered (thanks DSOGaming). They say the driving game remake is now available on Origin Access and Premier, and will be officially...
Far Cry 5 Dead Living Zombies This Month
Ubisoft announces Dead Living Zombies will be the third bit of post-release DLC for Far Cry 5, their first-person shooter sequel. This will be released on August 28th as an individual DLC, but this...
GTA Online Cheat Injunction
A U.S. federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop David Zipperer of Georgia from selling programs to help cheat in GTA Online (thanks [H]ardOCP). This online version of Grand Theft...
It Came from gamescom Multiplex
A lot of media is popping up for gamescom and otherwise. Here's a roundup: 9 Monkeys of Shaolin Gameplay Trailer. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition - Gameplay Trailer. For Honor- Season...
The Bards Tale IV: Barrows Deep Wishlist Initiative
inXile Entertainment announces The Bards Tale IV: Barrows Deep Wishlist Initiative, a marketing scheme they call "an evolution in the relationship between an indie developer and its fanbase." They...
F1 2018 Trailer
A new trailer from F1 2018 is now available, offering another look at the Formula One racing simulation before it races out next week. The clip features cinematics and gameplay to show how virtual...
FALLBACK Next Month; Trailer
ENDROAD Team sends word they are showing off FALLBACK at gamescom in Cologne. For those not close enough to Germany to take advantage of this, their fallback plan is to offer this trailer with a look...
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark Early Access
Early Access to Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is now available on Steam, offering a first crack at 1C Company's updated take on the classic tactical RPGs of yesteryear. This is set for a full launch in...
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 DLC This Month
Fatshark announces Shadows over Bogenhafen is coming on August 28th, bringing the first DLC to Warhammer: Vermintide 2, their first-person action game. Even though that's less than two weeks away,...
Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend
The promised free weekend is now underway for Rainbow Six Siege, offering a sample of the tactical shooter. This post has details on the free weekend, a sale on the game, and how progress will carry...
Get Orwell for Free
Humble Store is offering a 100% discount on Orwell for a limited time, allowing anyone to download a free copy of this Big Brother simulation for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Redemption does require a...
Gatherings & Competitions
QuakeCons BYOC area has a prison economy where people trade Bawls.
Morning Patches
Doom 2 mod Annie launches after 12 years in development. Fortnite - Conquer The Storm with the Norse and Sunshine & Rainbows Gear. Available now. Phantom Doctrine Patch 1.0.1. Thanks GameWatcher....
Warriors Orochi 4 Character Trailer
A New Character Highlight Trailer for Warriors Orochi 4 shows off new playable characters in the upcoming installment in KOEI TECMO's upcoming hack-and-slash sequel. The clip is accompanied by...
How to HITMAN 2
A new "How to Hitman" trailer from HITMAN 2 discusses how to play the game by blending into the environment. They also include details on their HITMAN: Sniper Assassin Competition:Warner Bros....
Battlefield 5 Trailer Shows Battle Royale
The Official Gamescom Trailer from Battlefield 5 shows off the "devastation of Rotterdam" in the upcoming military shooter sequel. Here's the description of the in-game footage in the clip: "See new...
STONE Announced
Convict Games announces STONE, a "Hip-Hop Stoner Noir" adventure in the works at this developer composed of veterans of Remedy Entertainment and Riot Games. The narrative-driven game stars a "hungover...
Tropico 6 Delayed; New Trailer
Kalypso Media announces Tropico 6 is now expected next year, saying the PC edition of the dictator simulation is due in January 2019 and the console editions will follow in the summer. This is a...
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts Announced
CI Games announces Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts for release next year on PC and consoles, saying they are "taking the Sniper series in a new direction" with this new installment. Based on...
On Sale
Steam Daily Deal - Nantucket, 33% Off.
Graveyard Keeper Released
Graveyard Keeper is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS on Steam, can you dig it? This management simulation offers the chance to manage a medieval cemetery where your questionable decisions are...
Shenmue I & II Trailer
What is Shenmue? Part 3 is the latest trailer from SEGA with a history lesson on the Shenmue series in advance of next week's re-release of Shenmue I & II. This again features Corey Marshall, the...
NBA 2K19 MyTEAM Trailer
A new MyTEAM trailer from NBA 2K19 shows off improvements to this mode for the next installment in the basketball series. This involves collectable cards, pachinko, and even some basketball. If you...
Pendula Swing Episodes 1 and 2
The first two episodes of Pendula Swing are now available for Windows and macOS, kicking off an adventure set in a fantasy variation of the Roaring '20s. The first episode is called Tired and Retired,...
Daemonical Early Access
Early Access to Daemonical is now available on Steam, offering a first chance to try to survive the horror of the asymmetrical multiplayer in this survival/horror game. You can see this in action in...
IGN Removes Fired Writer's Work
A tweet from Justin Davis has follow-up from IGN's Editorial Manager to the plagiarism charge that resulted in the firing of editor Filip Miucin (thanks USgamer). Saying "it's looking more and more...
CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
This court document has the Court's response to a Motion to Dismiss filed by Cloud Imperium Games in response to the lawsuit filed against them by Crytek (thanks [H]ardOCP). At issue is the use of...
Morning Interviews
Those guys get a little wordy - why id Software studio director Tim Willits still gets involved in game design - VG247. Two Point Hospital will only get "substantial" DLC expansions, no...
Morning Patches
Fortnite version 5.21 Patch Notes.
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